Bulgari Resort Bali
For pure, unadulterated luxury Bulgari Resort Bali has it all. Sophisticated design balances traditional Balinese and high Italian style: cue luxurious villas with their own private sundecks, a relaxing spa, a cliff-edge pool, and fine dining in the form of Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, an intimate 36-seat restaurant that combines classic Italian cuisine with local ingredients. The hotel also sits 493 ft above sea level so offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean complete with picture-perfect sunsets. It’s a must-stay for discerning wanderlusters.
Palazzo Avino, Italy
For the most gorgeous of Italian stays, Palazzo Avino AKA The Pink Palace on the famed Amalfi coast is for you. Dating back to the 12th century, the villa was once home to an Italian noble family until it opened in 1997 as a five-star hotel. It is located on the hilltop village of Ravello, perched high on the cliffs, 1000 ft above the Mediterranean sea and as such the hotel offers incredible views. As for accommodation there are 33 beautifully designed rooms and 10 suites, and another highlight comes in the form of Rossellinis, the Michelin star restaurant that looks out over the coast. The regal vibes continue with a staff-to-guest ratio of two employees per room, the Lobster & Martini Bar, Terrazza Belvedere, a beach club house by the sea, and a limousine and helicopter service.
The Standard, Hua Hin
Situated on the northern part of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand is Hua Hin, and as part of The Standard’s Asia expansion, it’s also home to one of their luxurious five-star hotels. A beach destination, it became fashionable in the 1920s with local nobility who were attracted to the pristine coastline and natural beauty. An award-winning hotel, this outpost offers lush greenery and what’s more, it’s a stone’s throw away from Hua Hin Beach. Enjoy the vibrant pool scene, Thai food, and craft cocktails over a sunset.
The West Hollywood EDITION
Situated on the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Doheny Drive, it’s where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills, and it couldn’t be a better spot. This EDITION dons 140 guest rooms, 48 suites and two penthouses, and the property has over 20 luxury residences if you want to live the suite life full time. Head to the basement and there’s a club, while the expansive rooftop pool is ideal for taking in a sunset scene with a cocktail or three.
LUX* Grand Baie, Mauritius
Located on the northern shores of Mauritius is LUX* Grand Baie, a tropical paradise that encourages a slow pace of island living. With interiors by Kelly Hoppen, it balances elegance and nature, plus, there’s fine dining and of course, fine sunsets – head to the Bisou rooftop that’s decked with an infinity pool, a bar, and a restaurant overlooking the sea; the ideal place to be when the sunset turns the sky pink.
Six Senses Ibiza
A collaboration between owner and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf and hospitality pioneer Ben Pundole, The Beach Caves Bar & Restaurant engages all the senses. Overlooking the ocean, the all-day-into-night venue at Six Senses is inspired by the celebratory, free-spirited culture of Latin America, and as such, there’s Latin-inspired dining, playful design, and eclectic entertainment. Rooted in the concept is social and environmental sustainability, and a focus on conscious hospitality.
Hotel Fasano Boa Vista
Calling all nature, design, spa, and golf lovers, look to Fasano hotel at Fasano Boa Vista. Here, comfort is combined with sophistication and wellbeing, and it’s only an hour’s drive from the city of São Paulo. The countryside retreat is set in over 2,000 acres of sprawling farmland and features a 2000 sqm spa, and a 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned golf course designer Randall Thompson. To top it off, there are numerous lakes, natural pools and accompanying leisure activities.
Thanda Island, Tanzania
For your own private sunset, head to Thanda Island. Nestled within Tanzania’s Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, it’s the world’s only privately-owned marine reserve and operates as an exclusive-use luxury hotel, the perfect spot to enjoy your very own private sunset. Here, there is a five-suite villa with an infinity pool, along with two recently refurbished beach chalets AKA Tanzanian bandas, accommodating up to eight people. The island also features a tennis court, ocean-front yoga pavilion, helipad, helicopter, Sea Lion super yacht and a fully equipped boat house to sit back, relax and take in the Tanzania sunsets.
The Residence Zanzibar
Take in the beauty of African sunsets at The Residence Zanzibar. Steeped in 32 hectares of lush tropical gardens, the escape also has a mile-long beach. Here, there are 66 villas complete with a private pool and terrace to lounge on and take in the sunsets. For those celebrating a special occasion, guests can opt for an intimate dining experience in the privacy of the villas amid the soft glow of tiki torches on the terrace, or on the resort’s expansive jetty as the sun sets over the ocean for an evening under the stars.
COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany
Enjoy an Italian sunset amongst the hills of Tuscany at COMO Castello Del Nero. A stunning twelfth-century castle, the hotel is set within a historic 740-acre estate surrounded by quintessential Tuscan vistas. Take a seat at the Pavilion – the al fresco restaurant that overlooks the vineyards of the Chianti Hills to enjoy a sunset and fine Italian fare.
Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is located in Shaviyani Atoll, and is lovingly referred to as the ‘Secret Water Island.’ A luxurious all-villa resort on a private island, expect white sand beaches, turquoise waters, a 600-hectare lagoon and a 9km reef that leads to the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. An ultra-romantic destination, all there’s left to do is enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets with your loved one.