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World's Best Hotels » The Best Luxury Adventure Resorts
The Best Luxury Adventure Resorts

The Best Luxury Adventure Resorts

Choose you're own (luxury) adventure.
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.

Amangiri | Canyon Point, UT, United States

Amangiri's trail system and unrivalled backcountry access allow guests to explore the region’s striking desert scenery on foot. The resort also features horseback rides, private off-road slot canyon tour, fly-fishing on the Colorado River, and privately-guided boat trips. Scenic hot air balloon, helicopter and fixed wing flights offer a spectacular aerial perspective of the region's canyons, peaks, and mesas.

Banyan Tree Lijiang | Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China

At the Banyan Tree, enjoy recreational pursuits from trekking to golf - where the call of the wild mingles effortlessly with the genteel bustle of scenic medieval towns. Choose foot, horseback or bicycle explorations. Discover astounding natural sights at the Tiger Leaping Gorge or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Activities include guided hikes and horseback-riding, customized tours of scenic spots, exploration of Baoshan Stone Village, and more.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge | Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

From majestic ruins to emerald mountains, Machu Picchu is a uniquely romantic destination. Just a few steps away from the awe-inspiring citadel, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the perfect setting for a magical wedding in Peru. Wedding packages can include accommodation in a Deluxe King Mountain View, flower arrangements, authentic Shaman ceremony on the terrace, toast for guests, wedding cake, Andean wedding present, and live Andean music.

Open annually from mid May until the end of September, the resort offers 3, 4 and 7 night all-inclusive adventures. Resort accommodations, food and beverage programs, activities and adventures and conservancy programs offer something for everyone. Daily wilderness activities are highly personalized and customized and with only 20 luxury guest tents the Resort offers an exclusive and personal environment for all visitors.

Amid bamboo jungles, where 3 countries meet, enjoy hours interacting with elephants – both training and trekking – in this unforgettable experience for adventurous adults and teens at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Enjoy all-terrain vehicle excursions, Hill tribe visits, jungle trekking, nature walks, and river boat excursions.

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 showers, private decks with fire pits, and five fixture bathrooms with free standing tubs, a Casita retreat is the ultimate indulgence....

Gayana Eco Resort | Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

At its heart, the resort is about protecting and re-generating Marine Ecology. As such, it promotes non-motorized water sports. Gayana's PADI Certified Dive Centre allows divers of all skill levels to experience underwater marvels. Guests can also snorkle, kayak or canoe through emerald waters. Explore awe-inspiring mangroves. Other popular activities include exploring mangroves, trekking through the thick jungle, or sunbathing.

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

Adventure seekers will be enticed by the numerous touring options created by the in-house team of tour specialists, in what was once the center of the Mayan Empire. Available ecological advemtires resort include tours to rivers, waterfalls, caves, rainforest excursions, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, horseback riding or mountain biking on nature trails, nature reserves, and national parks.

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

This 25,000-acre private estate is nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park. Guests can learn how to bullwhip at the Equestrian Center, putt like a pro at the Ambush Golf Course, or create culinary classics with the chefs. Go on fossil explorations, take a historical tour of Lajitas, or identify birds unique to the Big Bend region at the La Playa Preserve. The resort activities menu changes monthly.

Matakauri Lodge | Queenstown, New Zealand

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites and villas, each with private terraces looking out to Queenstown lakeside, with mountain views. Guests experience activities such as white water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, jet boating and heli-skiing. Other leisure pastimes include hiking, horse riding, wineries, trout fishing, scenic flights to places like the unforgettable Milford Sound, and more.

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 of the typical yachts or cruises. As a Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs...

Puma Lodge | Rancagua, Chile

After a day of heli-skiing, give yourself a treat at Los Cipreses spa, gaze at the stars while you relax in the hot tubs and savor the exquisite culinary dishes at Alto Las Lenas restaurant. Activities offered at the luxury Chilean resort located on a nature reserve include mountain biking, heli-ski, rock climbing, skitouring, hikes through the Cachapoal valley, fly fishing, ski and mountain trekking with snowshoes throughout the Southern Cone.

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

Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort offers unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you.With archery, camel trekking, and desert walks amongst others, leisure facilities please the most demanding of tastes while still offering experiences for a demanding adventure traveler.

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 by the natural beauty of the hotel’s 150 hectare private estate adjoining the Galapagos National Park. The largest accessible...

Royal Pines Resort | Benowa, Queensland, Australia

With a 27-hole composite golf course and state-of-the-art driving range, Royal Pines Resort offers the best in world-class golfing for both the amateur and serious golfer. The course is one of the top 60 public courses in Australia and was listed by Hacker Golf Magazine (Australia) in its Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia. RACV Royal Pines Resort is the host of the Australian PGA Championship for the next five years.

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

Set within the Greater Yellowstone eco-system, Jackson Hole is home to world-class skiing and some of the nation's great landscapes. In the winter, hit the spectacular ski trails out the back door. Year round, view wildlife roaming the National Parks. During the summer, the Snake River offers miles of scenic and whitewater flows that are ripe for fly fishing, rafting, and kayaking. Add in endless mountain biking and hiking trails.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas | Sawai Madhopur, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve featuring 25 luxury tents. The hotel borders a wildlife preserve that contains Indian Tigers, deer, leopards, and crocodiles. Luxury travelers should take advantage of excursions to nearby forts and lakes, safaris to Ranthambore National Park, and elephant rides and treks.

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

Saddle up for a definitive Montana horseback riding adventure, take your best shot at a world-class sporting clays course, or experience Montana fly fishing with an expert guide or kick up some dust on an ATV tour. Nearby championship golf may challenge you next. Other outdoor adventures include swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, kayaking, rappelling, and more.

The Singular Patagonia | Puerto Natales, Chile

From glacier expeditions to horseback riding to Puerto Natales tours to Torres del Paine treks, The Singular offers guests the full spectrum of extraordinary terrain that is Patagonia. Despite its rustic origins, The Singular Patagonia is the epitome of modern luxury. With two-to-one staff to guest ratio, highly trained expedition guides, an award-winning culinary team, and the highest quality amenities available, guests are pampered at every turn.

Thurnhers Alpenhof | Zurs, Austria

With more than 80 modern railways and lifts, guests enjoy perfect winter sports pleasures on 260 kilometers of prepared slopes and over 180 kilometers of powder. Winter sports adventures include ski races with picnic in the snow, sledging evenings on the specially prepared and illuminated sledging run, paragliding, heli-skiing, snowboarding, carving, and cross-country skiing. Visit the sports and activity trainer for customized adventure activities.

Triple Creek Ranch | Darby, MT, United States

Triple Creek Ranch is a small, intimate resort designed for adults. Situated among the towering pines on the side of Trapper Peak, the highest mountain in Western Montana, this unforgettable retreat offers the merging of unmatched natural beauty with the height of comfort and personal service. From the beautiful, welcoming main lodge, a world-class restaurant and paramount wine cellar, to the deluxe private guest cabins nestled in the trees throughout the property,...

Tschuggen Grand Hotel | Graubuenden, Arosa, Switzerland

If you are raring to get up and go, you could hardly be better placed than 1800 meters above sea level at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Alpine and cross-country skiing, curling and figure skating are all on offer here, not forgetting long rambles on 40 kilometers of winter rambling routes. There are horse races on the frozen lake, hot-air balloon trips, paragliding and delta gliding, romantic rides on horse-drawn sleighs, and exciting toboggan descents.

Wildflower Hall | Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Situated at 8,350 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairy tale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. From its vantage point on top of a knoll, the hotel looks out onto a magnificent vista of rugged mountains, snow-clad peaks, verdant meadows, and cedar forests. For the adventurous the resort offers white river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, archery, billiards and ice skating (in winter).