These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world's best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L's discerning readers. Edited by Sarah Bruning

Feb 26, 2021

AS THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY CONFRONTS unprecedented challenges, resorts, hotels, and safari lodges around the world are rising to meet the moment, acting as beacons of resilience and hospitality for both guests and their local communities. Drawing on results from the past year’s World’s Best Awards survey, we’re bringing back this iconic list to recognize the 500 best properties, as chosen by our discerning readers. We hope it will serve as a trusted resource for your next adventure, wherever—and whenever—it may be.

And, if you’d like your favorite property to make it onto this list next year, cast your vote now in the Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021.

Asia

137 Pillars House
Chiang Mai, Thailand $$$

Amankora
Paro, Bhutan $$$$

Amansara
Siem Reap, Cambodia $$$$

Amantaka
Luang Prabang, Laos $$$

Anantara Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia $

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Chiang Mai, Thailand $

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Chiang Rai, Thailand $$

Ayana Resort & Spa
Bali, Indonesia $

Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Bali, Indonesia $$

Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia $

Capella Singapore
Singapore $$$

Capella Ubud
Bali, Indonesia $$$

Conrad Beijing
Beijing $

Conrad Hong Kong
Hong Kong $$

Conrad Osaka
Osaka, Japan $$
The hotel’s 40th-floor lobby lounge offers sweeping sunset views of the city.

Fairmont Singapore
Singapore $

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan $$$$

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Seoul $$

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Bali, Indonesia $$$

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand $$$

Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai
Hoi An, Vietnam $$$

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Singapore $

Hoshinoya Tokyo
Tokyo $$

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan $$

The Imperial
New Delhi $

InterContinental Bali Resort
Bali, Indonesia $

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
New Delhi $

Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

COMO The Treasury
Perth, Australia $$

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
French Polynesia $$$

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Blue Mountains, Australia $$$$

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand $$$$

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
French Polynesia $$$$

Huka Lodge
Taupo, New Zealand $$$$

The Langham, Sydney
Sydney $$

Lizard Island Resort
Great Barrier Reef, Australia $$$$

Turtle Island
Turtle Island, Fiji $$$$

Europe

Adare Manor
County Limerick, Ireland $$$

Aman Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro $$$

Aman Venice
Venice $$$$

Andronis Boutique Hotel
Santorini, Greece $$

Andronis Luxury Suites
Santorini, Greece $$

Aria Hotel Budapest
Budapest $$

Armani Hotel Milano
Milan $$

Ashford Castle
County Galway, Ireland $$$
This 800-year-old estate provides the perfect backdrop for activities that include falconry and horseback riding.

Badrutt’s Palace
St. Moritz,
Switzerland $$$

Ballyfin
County Laois, Ireland $$$

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
County Galway, Ireland $$

Baur au Lac
Zurich, Switzerland $$$

The Beaumont
London $$$

Beau-Rivage Palace
Lausanne, Switzerland $$$

Belmond Castello di Casole
Casole d’Elsa, Italy $$$

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Taormina, Italy $$$

Belmond Hotel Caruso
Ravello, Italy $$$

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Venice $$$$

Belmond Hotel Splendido
Portofino, Italy $$$$

Belmond La Residencia
Mallorca, Spain $$$

Belmond Villa San Michele
Fiesole, Italy $$$

Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea
Taormina, Italy $$$

Bill & Coo Hotels
Mykonos, Greece $$$

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Crete, Greece $$

Borgo Egnazia
Savelletri di Fasano, Italy $$

Brown’s Hotel
London $$$

Bulgari Hotel London
London $$$

Bürgenstock Resort
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland $$$$

Canaves Oia
Santorini, Greece $$

Canaves Oia Epitome
Santorini, Greece $$

Cap Rocat
Mallorca, Spain $$

Château de la Chèvre d’Or
Èze, France $$
Guest accommodations are arranged around a medieval village at this Côte d’Azur hotel.

Château Eza
Èze, France $$

The Chesterfield Mayfair
London $

Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Istanbul $$

Claridge’s
London $$$

The Connaught
London $$$

Conservatorium
Amsterdam $$

De L’Europe
Amsterdam $$

Dromoland Castle
County Clare, Ireland $$

Esprit Saint Germain
Paris $$

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
Málaga, Spain $$$

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Florence $$$

Four Seasons Hotel George V
Paris $$$$

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Budapest $$

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Istanbul $$$

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Istanbul $$

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
London $$$

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
London $$$$

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Moscow $$$

Gleneagles Hotel
Auchterarder, Scotland $$

The Goring
London $$$

Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection
Santorini, Greece $$$

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel
St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France $$$

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Sorrento, Italy $$$

Grand Hotel Quisisana
Capri, Italy $$

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como, Italy $$$

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Bellagio, Italy $$$

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Venice $$$$

Ham Yard Hotel
London $$$

Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Berlin $$

Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Seville, Spain $$

Hotel Brunelleschi
Florence $$

Hotel Caesar Augustus
Capri, Italy $$

Hotel Café Royal
London $$$

Hotel d’Angleterre
Copenhagen $$$

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
Monte Carlo, Monaco $$$

Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Rome $$$

Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Cap d’Antibes, France $$$

Hotel 41
London $$

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Athens $$

Hotel Hassler
Rome $$$

Hôtel Lutetia
Paris $$$

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
San Sebastián, Spain $

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Paris $$$$

Hôtel Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Paris $$$

Hotel Sacher Wien
Vienna $$

Hotel Santa Caterina
Amalfi, Italy $$

Il San Pietro di Positano
Positano, Italy $$$

Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Torlundy, Scotland $$$

J.K. Place Capri
Capri, Italy $$$

J.K. Place Roma
Rome $$$

Katikies Mykonos
Mykonos, Greece $$

Katikies Santorini
Santorini, Greece $$

The K Club
County Kildare, Ireland $

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Athens $$

The Lanesborough
London $$$

The Langham, London
London $$

Le Bristol Paris
Paris $$$$

Le Sirenuse
Positano, Italy $$$

The London Edition
London $$

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Barcelona $$
This reader favorite in the L’Eixample neighborhood is within walking distance of the city’s best sights and stores.


Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park
London $$$$

Mandarin Oriental, Munich
Munich $$$

Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Paris $$$$

Merrion Hotel
Dublin $$

The Milestone Hotel
London $$

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Santorini, Greece $$$

Olissippo Lapa Palace
Lisbon $$$

Palazzo Avino
Ravello, Italy $$

Park Hyatt Milan
Milan $$$

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
Paris $$$

Park Hyatt Vienna
Vienna $$

Penha Longa Resort
Sintra, Portugal $

The Place Firenze (formerly J.K. Place Firenze)
Florence $$$

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa
County Wicklow, Ireland $$

Raffles Istanbul
Istanbul $$

Relais Christine
Paris $$

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
Vienna $$

The Ritz London
London $$$

Ritz Paris
Paris $$$$

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Montalcino, Italy $$$$

Rosewood London
London $$$

Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard
London $$$

Sheen Falls Lodge
County Kerry, Ireland $

The Shelbourne
Dublin $$

Six Senses Douro Valley
Lamego, Portugal $$
This 19th-century manor taps into the surrounding wine region with pre-dinner tastings and vinotherapy treatments at the spa.

The Stafford London
London $$

The St. Regis Florence
Florence $$

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
Lisbon $

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort
Santorini, Greece $$

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
Interlaken, Switzerland $$$

Villa d’Este
Lake Como, Italy $$$

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Amsterdam $$$

Africa and the Middle East

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Muscat, Oman $$

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Dubai $$$$

andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa $$$

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Tanzania $$$$

Angama Mara
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya $$$$

Armani Hotel Dubai
Dubai $$

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Dubai $$

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Cape Town $$

Beresheet
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel $$

Bisate Lodge
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda $$$$

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Dubai $$$$

Cape Grace
Cape Town $$$

The Chedi, Muscat
Muscat, Oman $$

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha, Tanzania $$

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca, Morocco $$

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania $$$$

Gibb’s Farm
Karatu, Tanzania $$

Giraffe Manor
Nairobi, Kenya $$$$

Governors’ Camp
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya $$

Kasbah Tamadot
Atlas Mountains, Morocco $$$

La Mamounia
Marrakesh, Morocco $$$
Following a three-month renovation last summer, the storied hotel has added a new Asian restaurant from acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

La Residence
Franschhoek, South Africa $$$

Lion Sands Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa $$$$

One&Only Cape Town
Cape Town $$$

Oyster Box
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa $$

The Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
Cairo $

Royal Mansour
Marrakesh, Morocco $$$$

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Johannesburg, South Africa $$$

The Silo
Cape Town $$$$

Singita Kruger National Park
South Africa $$$$

Singita Sabi Sand
South Africa $$$$

Tongabezi Lodge
Livingstone, Zambia $$$

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Zimbabwe $$

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Jerusalem $$

United States

Acme Hotel Company
Chicago $

Allison Inn & Spa
Newberg, Oregon $$

Amangiri
Canyon Point, Utah $$$$

The Art, a Hotel
Denver $

Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection
Rutherford, California $$$

The Betsy–South Beach
Miami Beach $$

Blackberry Farm
Walland, Tennessee $$$
Cuisine inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains has made this resort a must-visit for gourmands.

Bobby Hotel
Nashville $

The Breakers Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida $$$$

Brewery Gulch Inn
Mendocino, California $$

The Bristol Hotel
Bristol, Virginia $

Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection
Calistoga, California $$$

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel
New York City $$$

The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island $$

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel
New York City $$

C Lazy U Ranch
Granby, Colorado $$

The Cloister
Sea Island, Georgia $$$

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens
St. Augustine, Florida $

Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center
Lynchburg, Virginia $

Crosby Street Hotel
New York City $$$

Crossroads Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri $

Deer Path Inn
Lake Forest, Illinois $$

Detroit Foundation Hotel
Detroit $

Dunton Hot Springs
Dolores, Colorado $$$$

The Edgewater
Madison, Wisconsin $

Edgewater Beach Hotel
Naples, Florida $$$

The Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection
Chattanooga, Tennessee $

Enchantment Resort
Sedona, Arizona $$

Fairmont Kea Lani
Maui, Hawaii $$$
Sizable suites and villas make this Polo Beach resort popular with families.

Farmhouse Inn
Forestville, California $$$

Fearrington House Inn
Pittsboro, North Carolina $$

Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
Surfside, Florida $$$

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Los Angeles $$$

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
New York City $$$

Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Lanai, Hawaii $$$$

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, Florida $$$

The Garland
Los Angeles $

Gasparilla Inn & Club
Boca Grande, Florida $$

The Georges
Lexington, Virginia $

Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, Michigan $$$

The Greystone Inn
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina $

Halekulani
Oahu, Hawaii $$$

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani
Honolulu $$

The Hay-Adams
Washington, D.C. $$

The Henderson, a Salamander Resort
Destin, Florida $$

Hewing Hotel
Minneapolis $

Hidden Pond
Kennebunkport, Maine $$

The High Line Hotel
New York City $

Hotel Bel-Air
Los Angeles $$$

Hotel Casa del Mar
Santa Monica, California $$

Hotel Emma
San Antonio, Texas $$$

Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection
Aspen, Colorado $$$$

Hotel Wailea
Maui, Hawaii $$$

Hotel Zachary
Chicago $

Hotel ZaZa Dallas
Dallas $$

Huntington Hotel
San Francisco $

Inn Above Tide
Sausalito, California $$
This serene waterfront property is close to both Golden Gate National Recreation Area and San Francisco.

Inn at Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach, California $$$

Inn of the Five Graces
Santa Fe, New Mexico $$

The Jefferson
Washington, D.C. $

John Rutledge House Inn
Charleston, South Carolina $$

The Joule
Dallas $

Kimpton Angler’s Hotel
Miami Beach $

Kimpton Epic Hotel
Miami $$

Kimpton Hotel Arras
Asheville, North Carolina $

Kimpton Hotel Born
Denver $

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Austin, Texas $$

Kimpton La Peer West Hollywood
West Hollywood, California $$

Kimpton Palladian Hotel
Seattle $

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Sacramento, California $

Kimpton Shorebreak Resort
Huntington Beach, California $

Kimpton Taconic Hotel
Manchester, Vermont $

Kimpton the Rowan Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California $$

Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
Vero Beach, Florida $$

Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Fort Lauderdale, Florida $$

Lake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid, New York $$

The Langham, Chicago
Chicago $$

The Langham, New York
New York City $$
A prime position on Fifth Avenue and a Michelin-starred restaurant from chef Michael White set this hotel apart from its peers.

The Little Nell
Aspen, Colorado $$$$

Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
Saratoga, Wyoming $$$

Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection
Park City, Utah $$$

Lodge at Sea Island
St. Simons Island, Georgia $$$

The London West Hollywood
West Hollywood, California $$

The Lowell
New York City $$$

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Miami $$$

The Mark
New York City $$$

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
Big Island, Hawaii $$$

Meadowood Napa Valley
St. Helena, California $$$

Montage Kapalua Bay
Maui, Hawaii $$$

Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California $$$

Montage Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina $$
Developing in-person learning activities for kids is just one way this tranquil Lowcountry resort has pivoted to serve guests during the pandemic.

Noelle
Nashville $

North Block Hotel
Yountville, California $$$

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai, California $$

Old Edwards Inn & Spa
Highlands, North Carolina $

Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
New Orleans $

Opal Sands Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida $$

The Pearl
Rosemary Beach, Florida $$$

Pendry San Diego
San Diego $

The Peninsula Chicago
Chicago $$

Perry Hotel Key West
Key West, Florida $$

Perry Lane Hotel
Savannah, Georgia $$

Planters Inn
Charleston, South Carolina $$

Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Houston $$

Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California $$$$

Rabbit Hill Inn
Lower Waterford, Vermont $

The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California $$

The Ranch at Rock Creek
Philipsburg, Montana $$$$

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
San Diego $$$

The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Longboat Key, Florida $$

The Resort at Paws Up
Greenough, Montana $$$$

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Naples, Florida $$

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Naples, Florida $$$

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Santa Fe, New Mexico $$

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Montecito, California $$$

Rosewood Sand Hill
Menlo Park, California $$$

The Row Hotel at Assembly Row
Somerville, Massachusetts $

Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, South Carolina $$

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona $$$

Sandpearl Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida $$

Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Santa Monica, California $$

San Ysidro Ranch
Santa Barbara, California $$$$

Soho Beach House
Miami Beach $$$

Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection
Calistoga, California $$

Solamar San Diego
San Diego $

Sonnenalp Hotel
Vail, Colorado $$$

The Spectator Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina $$
Channeling 1920s glamour, this polished favorite is beloved for its butler service and intimate cocktail bar.

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
Park City, Utah $$$

Stephanie Inn
Cannon Beach, Oregon $$

Sundance Mountain Resort
Sundance, Utah $$

Sunset Key Cottages
Key West, Florida $$$$

The Surrey
New York City $$$

The Swag
Waynesville, North Carolina $$$

The Talbott Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Chicago $

Tickle Pink Inn
Carmel, California $$

Timber Cove Resort
Jenner, California $$

Triple Creek Ranch
Darby, Montana $$$$

Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge
Gold Beach, Oregon $

Twin Farms
Barnard, Vermont $$$$

Under Canvas Moab
Moab, Utah $
Located near both Arches and Canyonlands national parks, this glamping property is a launchpad for climbing and hiking excursions.

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection
Newport, Rhode Island $

The Vendue
Charleston, South Carolina $$

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort
Big Sur, California $$$$

Viceroy Chicago
Chicago $

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California $$$

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California $$$

The Wauwinet
Nantucket, Massachusetts $

Wentworth Mansion
Charleston, South Carolina $$

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Harwich, Massachusetts $$

WestHouse
New York City $$

West Street Hotel
Bar Harbor, Maine $$

White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection
Kennebunk, Maine $$

Woodstock Inn & Resort
Woodstock, Vermont $

XV Beacon
Boston $$

Zero George
Charleston, South Carolina $$

Canada

Auberge Saint-Antoine
Quebec City $

The Drake Hotel
Toronto $

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia $$

Fogo Island Inn
Newfoundland $$$$
This 29-room hotel continues to find new ways to invest in its community. In 2019, it held the island’s first Arts Weekend to showcase the work of local creators.

Hôtel Nelligan
Montreal $

Loden Hotel
Vancouver $

Manoir Hovey
North Hatley, Quebec $

The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
Montreal $$

Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Vancouver $$

The Wickaninnish Inn
Tofino, British Columbia $$$

Mexico and Central and South America

Awasi Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile $$$$

Awasi Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile $$$$

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Iguazú Falls, Brazil $$

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Cuzco, Peru $$

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
Sacred Valley, Peru $$

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Cuzco, Peru $$

Blancaneaux Lodge
Cayo District, Belize $$$

Cala de Mar Resort & Spa
Ixtapa, Mexico $$

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$$

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas
Guanacaste, Costa Rica $$$

Casa Gangotena
Quito, Ecuador $$

Cavas Wine Lodge
Mendoza, Argentina $$$

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$$$

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$$$

Explora Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile $$$$

Explora Rapa Nui
Easter Island, Chile $$$

Explora Valle Sagrado
Sacred Valley, Peru $$$

Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires $$

Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico $$

Florblanca Resort
Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica $$$

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico $$$$

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico $$$

Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica $$$

Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $

Hotel Amparo
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico $$

Hotel B
Lima, Peru $$

Hotel Casa San Agustín
Cartagena, Colombia $$

Hotel Matilda
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico $

Hotel Xcaret México
Playa del Carmen, Mexico $$$

Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Cancún, Mexico $$

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
Sacred Valley, Peru $$

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Cuzco, Peru $
This restored 16th-century convent, which sits about 11,000 feet above sea level, blends traditional elements (ancient Peruvian curios) with modern innovations (supplemental oxygen piped into rooms).

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa
San José del Cabo, Mexico $$

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort
San José del Cabo, Mexico $$$$

Llao Llao Resort, Golf-Spa
Bariloche, Argentina $

Mahekal Beach Resort
Playa del Carmen, Mexico $$$

Marquis Los Cabos
San José del Cabo, Mexico $$

Matachica Resort & Spa
Ambergris Caye, Belize $$

Montage Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$$

Nayara Gardens
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica $$$

Nayara Springs
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica $$$

Nizuc Resort & Spa
Cancún, Mexico $$$

One&Only Palmilla
San José del Cabo, Mexico $$$$

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Cuzco, Peru $

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
Mazatlán, Mexico $

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$

Rancho Santana
Tola, Nicaragua $$

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Cancún, Mexico $$

Rosewood Mayakoba
Playa del Carmen, Mexico $$$$

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico $$$
This refined hotel hosts on-site culinary classes and has a dedicated art concierge who can arrange workshops in watercolor painting and other media.

The Singular Patagonia
Puerto Bories, Chile $

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Cartagena, Colombia $$

Sol y Luna
Sacred Valley, Peru $$

St. Regis Mexico City
Mexico City $$$

St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
Punta Mita, Mexico $$$

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Sacred Valley, Peru $$

Tierra Atacama Adventure & Spa Hotel
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile $$$$

Tierra Patagonia Adventure & Spa Hotel
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile $$$$

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico $$

Vik Chile
Millahue, Chile $$$

Vines Resort & Spa
Mendoza, Argentina $$$

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $$$$
A torchlit tunnel makes for a dramatic entrance to this cliff-side resort, which epitomizes barefoot luxury.

W Punta de Mita
Punta Mita, Mexico $$

Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas

Amanyara
Turks and Caicos $$$$

Anse Chastanet Resort
St. Lucia $$$

Belmond Cap Juluca
Anguilla $$$$

Belmond La Samanna
St. Martin $$$$

Cap Maison
St. Lucia $$

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
St. Bart’s $$$$

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
San Juan, Puerto Rico $$

Couples Tower Isle
Ocho Rios, Jamaica $$

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Dorado, Puerto Rico $$$$

Eden Rock-St Barths
St. Bart’s $$$$
Famed for its see-and-be-seen clientele, this hotel on St.-Jean Beach is even more glamorous after a two-year refurbishment.

Frangipani Beach Resort
Anguilla $$$$

Hermitage Bay
Antigua $$$$

Hotel Christopher, Villas & Spa
St. Bart’s $$$

Jade Mountain
St. Lucia $$$$

Jamaica Inn
Ocho Rios, Jamaica $$$

Jumby Bay Island
Antigua $$$$

Kamalame Cay
Bahamas $$$

Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa
Grand Cayman $$$

Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
St. Bart’s $$$$

Le Sereno
St. Bart’s $$$$

Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection
Anguilla $$$$

Necker Island
British Virgin Islands $$$$

Point Grace
Turks and Caicos $$$

Rockhouse Hotel & Spa
Negril, Jamaica $

Secret Bay
Dominica $$$$

Seven Stars Resort & Spa
Turks and Caicos $$$

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico $$$

Tensing Pen
Negril, Jamaica $

Tortuga Bay Hotel at Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $$$

West Bay Club
Turks and Caicos $$

Wymara Resort & Villas
Turks and Caicos $$$

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St. Andrews this is not, but plenty of dedicated pros have managed to coax some stunning, challenging championship courses out of our tropical environs. These five are way above par (or should we say under?).

Hotels & Resorts

This Indonesian Resort Has a Horse Retirement Plan

What screams ‘cinematic vacation’ more than horseback riding down a beautiful beach? Nihi Sumba has a stable of rescue ponies.