Location, location, location. Global Luxury & Character Hotels brand, Splendia knows that this is one of the most important factors considered by its customers when booking a trip. And there are few destinations as relaxing as those surrounded by natural beauty. With this in mind, Splendia have put together five of their best hotels in some of the world’s most breathtaking spots.
Nestled in a quiet cove surrounded by limestone cliffs, Apulit Island Resort is an idyllic coastal retreat. On this beautifully unspoiled private island, guests stay in traditional Pilipino water cottages raised on stilts above the Sulu Sea and can enjoy numerous eco-friendly land and water activities, such as diving, snorkelling, mangrove tours and kayaking.
Set in the Cape Range National Park in Exmouth, Western Australia, is Sal Salis, a unique luxury resort where guests can truly experience the incredible Australian landscape. The comfortable and spacious tents are raised on platforms and designed to blend with the sand dunes, whilst wildlife viewing and star gazing are all part of the experience.
Bookings at: www.splendia.com/en/sal-salis-exmouth.html
Tucked away on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo, the Bunga Raya resort sits between white sandy beaches and a lush tropical rainforest. Consisting of 47 timber villas, handmade by local craftsmen, the resort seamlessly blends traditional architecture with this stunning landscape. Enjoy beach views, private plunge pools and a hilltop spa.
Try and spot the ‘big five’ from your hammock on your very own private deck at the luxury Khwai River Lodge. Nestled on the edge of a forest overlooking the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, each lodge has a traditional thatched roof and stunning views of the Okavango Delta. Guests can indulge in natural spa treatments, or take a dip in the 20m swimming pool after a hard day of safari.
Bookings at www.splendia.com/en/khwai-river-lodge-khwai.html
In a volcanic nature reserve, between a majestic pine forest and a 40-acre lake, lies the Instants d’Absolu Ecolodge. Every room in the hotel is simple, elegant and inspired by nature with furnishings made from local materials. The area is an ideal spot for wildlife watching and guests can relax in an onsite spa with sauna, outdoor hot-tub and exclusive Nordic Hamman.
Splendia (www.splendia.com) is the global leader in online bookings for Luxury & Character Hotels. Representing more than 5,000 properties across 130 countries, Splendia guarantees the best rates with no hidden extras, exclusive guest benefits and an unquestionable quality service 24/7. Launched in 2004, Splendia has an expert team of 100 people with a Head Office in Hong Kong and branch offices in Barcelona and Miami. Alven Capital, investor in Splendia since 2006, was joined by Crédit Agricole Private Equity in 2008 to support international development.