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The Best Luxury Adventure Resorts

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These luxury hotels and resorts go above and beyond, both near and in far off remote locations, to cater to travelers in search of adventure. Enjoy a pampering stay that combines both adrenaline-pumping adventure and plenty of relaxation. Whether you're looking for mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, zip-lining, heli-skiing, paragliding, and rock climbing, we'll help you find adventure trips around the globe.
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Amangiri | Canyon Point, UT, United States

Amangiri is located on a 243-hectare (600-acre) expanse of wilderness in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views over colourful, stratified rock towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Architecturally, the resort has been...


Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Amboseli, Kenya

In The Shadow Of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's Highest Mountain, Beside A Copse Of Giant Acacia Trees And A Gently Flowing Natural Spring, Stands Amboseli Serena - One Of Africa's Finest Safari Lodges. All Around The Lodge Roams The Big Game That Have Made East Africa Legendary - Lion, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Baboon, Gazelle And...


Atlantis The Palm Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai is a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age. A vast waterscape, Atlantis is a place of sunken aquatic chambers, submerged ruins, and exhilarating water rides, where shark experiences thrill and dolphin encounters leave lifelong impressions. This dynamic property is rising in Dubai from the coastline...


Banyan Tree Lijiang | Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China

The pulse radiating from Lijiang resonates a symphony full of soul, peace and ethnic harmony. To the north of this beautiful city arises the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a sacred sanctuary which has protected the ethnic minorities and their unique cultures since ancient times. Another splendor is the Old Town of Lijiang, regarded...


Belmond Hotel das Cataratas | Parana, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, with the world famous Iguassu Falls just a two minute stroll away. As the only hotel within the national park, guests are able to enjoy exclusive access to the falls each morning before the park opens. The Iguassu Falls are a breathtaking...


Belmond Sanctuary Lodge | Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and the best hotel by which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. One of the world's major heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred and magical place of spectacular sunrises and mystical moonlit nights. Offering luxury...


Bloomfield Lodge | Cairns, QLD, Australia

As one of Australia's most exclusive luxury retreats and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Bloomfield guarantees nothing but the best during your stay. Whether you want to explore or simply unwind, Bloomfield offers the opportunity to indulge all your senses and refresh mind, body and spirit. The friendly warmth,...



Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts and Spa, located in the fragile Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve in one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest left on earth, was founded in 1997 by The Genovese Family Trust. The resorts have grown into a golden triangle of adventure which begins and ends in the tiny village of Tofino on...


COMO Uma Paro | Paro, Bhutan

COMO Uma Paro, is an intimate, 29-room resort featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan with an enviable location in the Paro Valley. This puts you within striking distance of the country’s great cultural landmarks. The style combines local artisanship with COMO’s contemporary style, while activities range from yoga...


COMO Uma Ubud | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

COMO Uma Ubud immerses you in the culture of Bali while also providing luxury amenities, from food to spa to exquisite accommodation—all among the paddy fields and hills of this lush Indonesian island. All 46 rooms and suites at this luxury Bali hotel exude the charm of a traditional Indonesian village. Except the feel...


Enchantment Resort And Mii Amo Spa | Sedona, AZ, United States

Nestled within a natural arena of vermillion-colored rock formations, Enchantment Resort captivates guests with the rugged beauty of the Southwest together with unparalleled five-star accommodations and unsurpassed service. Whether it’s for a family vacation, couples getaway, or focus-driven executive meeting, this southwest...


explora Atacama | San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Set on the Oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, the explora Atacama is in the middle of the Atacama Desert, irrigated with the waters of the San Pedro and Vilama rivers. Bordered on the east by a volcanic branch of the Andes Mountains, the luxury adventure resort is situated on 42 acres of indigenous parcels of land, some with timeworn...


explora Patagonia | Torres del Paine, Chile

In the midst of Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, explora Patagonia sets on the shores of Lake Pehoé, in an award-winning building designed to look like an anchored white ship. The adventure-focused resort offers 50 different guided hikes and horseback rides to explore glaciers, lakes, and mountains. The...


explora Rapa Nui | Easter Island, Chile

explora Rapa Nui is located on a tranquil spot from which Easter Island's mysteries and dramatic isolation are in full view. Its award winning architecture blends the island's unique geography and heritage, with its vibrant present. The 30 rooms of Explora Rapa Nui are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy,...


Fairmont Mara Safari Club | Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The luxury Masai Mara accommodations at Fairmont Mara Safari Club offer a traditional safari experience with the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort hotel. The well-appointed Mara Safari Club is set by the Mara River at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area that borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve....


Four Seasons Explorer Yacht | North Male Atoll, Maldives

Embark on the ultimate marine odyssey aboard a floating resort, Four Seasons Explorer. A most intimate resort experience, Four Seasons Explorer, a 129-foot three-deck catamaran, takes a maximum of 22 guests on a marine and cultural adventure into the undiscovered Maldives.The luxury live-aboard visits isolated reefs and virgin dive-sites,...


Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina | Kapolei, HI, United States

Set on one of four private beach coves, the Four Seasons Resort O'ahu at Ko Olina exudes a relaxed Hawaiian elegance that only hints at all that awaits you: an award-winning spa; world-class marina; tennis courts with breathtaking views and a championship golf course. There are pastimes to keep everyone happy: two pools, water sports,...


Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti | Central Serengeti, Serengeti National Park, United Republic of Tanzania

The world's best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania's Serengeti National Park measures close to 14,763 square kilometres (5,700 square miles). And Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, is nestled in the heart of it all. Deep within Africa's finest game reserve, get up close and intimate with...



Welcome to Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand. Amid exotic bamboo jungles, where three countries meet, enjoy hours interacting with elephants – training and trekking – in this unforgettable experience for active adults and teens. Just 15 tented accommodations – unique in luxury, complete with hand-hammered copper...


Fregate Island Private Seychelles | Fregate Island, Seychelles

Four degrees south of the equator, Fregate is an island of outstanding natural beauty; giant granite boulders rise from the powdery white sand of seven beaches, protected by granite barriers. Construction of the resort was subject to strict regulations to safeguard the environment and the preservation and protection of the island's...


Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa | Gateway, CO, United States

Visit Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa and you are comfortably placed in the heart of this retreat paradise. With a variety of accommodations, several dining choices, abundant amenities including spa services, adventure activities, special programs and events, you will find something for every occasion and whim. Featuring outdoor...


Gayana Eco Resort | Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Gayana Eco Resort is dedicated to creating an island paradise that is as much a haven to guests as it is to our aquatic friends. They take simple but effective measures in maintaining an ecologically-friendly environment that is both practical and luxurious. Partake in any of a number of activities that will bring you closer to...


Grand Isla Navidad Resort | Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

The Grand Isla Navidad Resort, a Four Diamond Award deluxe property, is the ideal spot to enjoy a weekend getaway; a romantic escape with your loved one, a weekend in paradise for golf and fishing lovers, or a fun family holiday right on the beach. The Grand Isla Navidad Resort can also host meetings and conventions for up to 400...


Hacienda AltaGracia | San Isidro del General, Costa Rica

Nestled atop the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, in Costa Rica's Southern Region, Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, offers 50 estate-sized suites and casitas , one of Central America's finest spas, three creative dining options, and an exclusive equestrian experience. The 50 suites and casitas are delicately tailored with...


Ka'ana Boutique Resort | San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize

Conveniently located near all major touring attractions in the Cayo District of Belize, Ka'ana Boutique Luxury Resort is Belize's first Small Luxury Hotel of the World and the only choice for discerning travelers. Since its opening in 2007, Ka'ana is now widely regarded locally and internationally as the premier resort in Western...


Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp | Arusha, Tanzania

The most exclusive of the Serena Group's many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Kirawira Tented Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa' safari camp luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters' as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen,...


Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa | Lajitas, TX, United States

Lajitas, The Ultimate Hideout is a 25,000-acre private estate nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park. A mixed-use development, the property includes a 92-room resort, private club, and real estate division. Among the outstanding amenities at The Ultimate Hideout are the Ambush Golf Course, Agavita Spa, Lajitas...


Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort | Chiang Rai, Thailand

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort features a blend of activities, including therapeutic treatments at the spa, refreshing swims in the pool, and hearty workouts in the gym. Outdoors, guests can embark on hill tribe visits, elephant trekking, and river tours. The resort comprises 159 modern rooms and suites in five wings. Guest...


Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa | Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Located at one of the most exotic places in the world, at the shore of Beagle Channel and with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain Range, Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa has direct beach access, and spectacular views in all areas, highlighting its unique in-out pool. Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, aware...


Mara Serena Safari Lodge | Masasai Mara, Kenya

Secreted deep within the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the...


Mashpi Lodge | Pacto, Ecuador

Set within a private reserve, Mashpi Lodge is a luxurious and exclusive retreat surrounded by a rainforest. Providing a hideaway feel, the Mashpi Lodge was built with the latest sustainable construction techniques, and designed to blend perfectly with its natural surroundings. Ideal for exploration, contemplation, and relaxation,...


Matakauri Lodge | Queenstown, New Zealand

Seven minutes from Queenstown and spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites and villas, each with private terraces looking out to a dramatic Queenstown lakeside, with mountain views. Matakauri Lodge will be your exclusive retreat in Queenstown, while you get the opportunity to experience...


Mont Cervin Palace | Zermatt, Sion, Switzerland

The largest and one of the finest hotels in Zermatt invites you to restful and eventful holidays both in summer as in winter. The Mont Cervin Palace consists of three interconnected buildings and has a total of 133 rooms, junior suites and other suites of varying size with a total of 261 beds. A majority of the rooms face south with...


Nanuku | Pacific Harbour, Fiji

Nanuku's villas allow guests to fall to sleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore and wake to a chorus of birds at sunrise. All suites and residences offer floor-to-ceiling windows and bi-fold doors to catch the breeze, ensuite rooms with spa bath, media rooms, expansive decks, outdoor living rooms, private landscaped gardens,...


Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa | Farmington, PA, United States

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is an award-winning luxury resort with superior customer service, four-season amenities, and first-class meeting facilities. The luxury resort offers five distinct types of lodging, ranging from the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel to luxury rental homes, along with the Nemacolin Wooflands...


Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Arusha, Tanzania

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is...


One&Only Hayman Island | Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

One&Only Hayman Island, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Located in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island is the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland. Within this private...


Pestana Bazaruto Lodge | Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of only a few exclusive hotels on Bazaruto, the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. The island is undoubtedly a place of rare beauty with lots to be explored, distinguishing itself by its wild life, turquoise blue waters, and...


Pikaia Lodge | Galapagos, Ecuador

The Pikaia Lodge, which opened in October, 2014 , is designed for the environmentally conscious, eco-adventure traveler, who seeks intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galapagos along with all the comforts of a highly evolved lifestyle. There's no lack of privacy, rigid timetables, seasickness, nor confined spaces...


Pronghorn | Bend, OR, United States

Set on 640 acres amidst a beautiful 1,000 year-old juniper forest, Pronghorn, a unique Bend, Oregon resort, offers world-class golf, endless outdoor pursuits, and uniquely customized experiences that will inspire and invigorate. Relax in luxurious residential accommodations while looking out on one of the most beautiful golf courses...


Puma Lodge | Rancagua, Chile

Come experience nature in its most pure form. Revitalize yourself in a unique and inspiring experience. Conquer the peak of Puma Lodge by Noi Hotels, one of the best heli-ski centers in Chile and the world. Nestled in the middle of the Andes, surrounded by mountains and magnificent nature it is without a doubt the ideal place...


Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is just over 90 minutes from the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Here, indigenous desert culture spanning thousands of years and the mysticism it evokes mixes with the luxury that defines Anantara. Experience seekers will delight in the various options on offer - a bird's eye view...


Red Mountain Resort | Ivins, UT, United States

Blended naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort has everything you need to relax, renew and rediscover your passion for adventure. Eighty-two beautifully designed rooms and twenty-four villa suites are carefully sited on fifty-five acres of black lava gardens and fragrant...


Rio Perdido | Provincia de Guanacaste, Bagaces, Costa Rica

Nestled amidst a nature preserve, under a canopy of trees, Rio Perdido Guanacaste is a 20-bungalow luxury resort. Set at the point where the cool waters of the Rio Blanco converge with the hot waters or Rio Peridido, guests can experience a plethora of recreational activities including zip lining through White Canyon on a Canyon...


Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos | Galapagos, Ecuador

The Royal Palm is a unique secluded hideaway nestled in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos. Designed and crafted to complement the natural environment, the Royal Palm offers a spacious and exclusive paradise. The hotel and its landscaped gardens, fountain, pool, and outdoor Jacuzzi's are surrounded...


Royal Pines Resort | Benowa, Queensland, Australia

Smart, contemporary and set on a world-class golf course, RACV Royal Pines Resort offers everything needed for a sun-kissed holiday on surfers paradise, Queensland's most famous stretch of coastline. Set a short distance from the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise and at the heart of the region's sand belt, this 100-hectare...


Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa | Jackson Hole, WY, United States

Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson's lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins,...


Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Arusha, Tanzania

Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer. Centrally located adjacent...


Sorrel River Ranch Resort | Moab, UT, United States

In the adventure capital of the south-west, Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa rests in 160 acres of green pastures on the Colorado River, surrounded by the spectacular desert red rock cliffs of Moab. With a gourmet restaurant, health spa, tennis courts and stables, it raises the benchmark for accommodation in the area. Sit out on...


Sunriver Resort | Sunriver, OR, United States

A year-round recreation mecca, Sunriver Resort offers three championship golf courses, tennis, outdoor swimming pools, fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding, 32 miles of bike paths, an observatory, and a private marina on the Deschutes River for canoeing and kayaking. With easy access to Mt. Bachelor, guests of Sunriver Resort also...


Tanque Verde Ranch | Tucson, AZ, United States

Tanque Verde Ranch, located on 640 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Rincon mountains east of Tucson Arizona, offers Arizona horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks and much more, all included in your nightly rate. If you're looking for dude ranch family vacations or adventurous horseback riding...


Teton Mountain Lodge And Spa | Teton Village, WY, United States

Located slope-side to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and just 1 mile from Grand Teton National Park, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa is the prime place to stay any season of the year. This sumptuous resort offers an array of amenities, including a the brand new 16,000 square foot Solitude Spa, named (Hot Spa in 2008) by Conde Nast...


The Cape | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A Los Cabos luxury beach resort and spa like no other, The Cape-A Thompson Hotel, brings Baja fever to Thompson's renowned aesthetic cool. The 161-room beachfront hotel integrates Thompson's signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vibrant 1960's Mexico-meets-Southern California feel, complete with custom furniture handmade...


The Cove Atlantis | Paradise Island, Bahamas

Dynamic and stylish, The Cove Atlantis, an exclusive adults only resort within the Atlantis Resort, sits atop two of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Cove and Paradise Beaches. Inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings, The Cove thrives on the rhythm of the day. While its pools and beach club create a seamless...


The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito | La Ceiba, Honduras

The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito seamlessly combines nature and luxurious comfort and is located on the Caribbean coast of Honduras near La Ceiba. The rainforest here is home to over 420 species of birds, tropical amphibians and exotic mammals such as kinkajous, peccaries, coatis, monkeys, tyras and jaguars. Trained guides...


The Oberoi Vanyavilas | Sawai Madhopur, India

Nestling in the natural beauty of the wilds, The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India’s leading luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. Tiger sightings are most frequent during the months of May and June. While it is warm during...


The Ranch at Rock Creek | Philipsburg, MT, United States

The Ranch at Rock Creek is a Luxury Guest Ranch situated on 660 acres; 10 square miles of property that includes Rock Creek for premier fly fishing. The Ranch at Rock Creek began as a mining claim in the 1800's. At the turn of the century the Ranch was homesteaded as a working cattle ranch. In 2007 Jim Manley purchased the property....


The Reef Atlantis | Nassau, Bahamas

The Reef Atlantis is an entirely new way to experience Atlantis beachside. Located directly on Paradise Beach, guests enjoy miles of white sand and ocean in their backyard with all the wonder and excitement of Atlantis on their front doorstep. The Reef Atlantis is a non smoking, family-friendly hotel. Atlantis, Paradise...


The Resort at Paws Up | Greenough, MT, United States

At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up. Distinguishing itself from the rest of the Montana resorts and standing apart from all other Rocky Mountain resorts, the Resort at Paws Up offers an enchanting escape into the tranquility and magnificence of Montana's pastoral countryside....


The Singular Patagonia | Puerto Natales, Chile

Set on 100 acres lining the Fjord of Last Hope in Puerto Bories, in the surroundings of Puerto Natales, The Singular Patagonia affords guests the opportunity to experience all Chilean Patagonia has to offer - the true Patagonia. From Expeditions to nearby glaciers and horseback riding on private ranches to walking tours of historic...


The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal | La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica

The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal sits on a mountainside 1,000 feet above the Arenal. Featuring spectacular views of the volcano, the tropical resort has 28 thermal spring pools with the highest quality mineral content in the area, the famous “Monkey Slide” at Perdidos Springs, and the Club Rio Outdoor Center set on one-mile...


Thurnhers Alpenhof | Zurs, Austria

Thurnher's Alpenhof is the most exclusive address in the Alps with just 14 luxury rooms and 24 suites. Located in Zurs and owned by the same family since 1964, Thurnher's Alpenhof is true winter sports hotel - only available from early December to mid-April each year. For 45 years, Thurnhers Alpenhof has graciously offered...


Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa | Puerto Natales, Chile

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa sits on a bluff where the South American pampa meets Lake Sarmiento. The building is immersed in the landscape and emerges from the hillside. The award winning architecture complements the flow of the geology in this privileged location and showcases the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National...


Triple Creek Ranch | Darby, MT, United States

Experience the legendary hospitality and enchanting beauty of one of the world’s best hotels set in the heart of the breathtaking Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies. A proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Triple Creek Ranch offers an epicurean, all-inclusive vacation experience of refined rustic elegance,...


Tschuggen Grand Hotel | Graubuenden, Arosa, Switzerland

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa is an exclusive hotel in an exclusive location. Tasteful surroundings, top quality – this hotel has always based its philosophy on these features. The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is numbered among the world’s top 430 luxury hotels. To stay here is to experience winter, summer and autumn at its...


Viceroy Bali | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Viceroy Bali is a boutique resort, owned and managed by an Australian family, featuring 25 luxurious private pool villas. A sanctuary in Ubud’s tropical foothills, the resort offers absolute privacy and unparalleled views perched atop the Valley of the Kings, while only being located ten minutes from the centre of Ubud. As...


Wildflower Hall | Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Situated at 8,350 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchener, rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Enjoy beautiful views of mountains and valleys from...