by Kara Godfrey
Forget squeaky bunk beds, broken bathrooms and dirty hostels; lose yourself in these beautiful hotels around the world….
1. Jade Mountain, St Lucia
2. Bill & Coo, Mykonos
This serene boutique hotel is right on the sea front, so you can watch as the boats skim past you as you relax within a twinkling private pool.
3. Iniala Beach, Phuket
You’d be wrong if you thought Thailand was just for backpackers. At Iniala Beach Hotel, you get not just a beautiful experience, but your own concierge, driver, butler, chef, spa therapist and housekeeper!
4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco
Owned by Richard Branson, it’s no surprise that this hotel is the height of luxury. Fresh flowers in the pool, the finest Moroccan tea and fruits, and surrounded by forests in the Atlas Mountains; you can’t get much more secluded (or stunning).
5. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Need more of a skyline? Marina Bay Sands has the beautiful Singapore city ahead of the infinity pool for your personal viewing. They also have David Beckham in their promotional video, if you needed any encouragement.
6. The Gant, Aspen
If the heat is all a bit too much for you, then head to Aspen for luxury amongst the snowy mountains…
7. Be Tulum, Tulum
If you like a bit of privacy, grab a hammock and relax in silence at Be Tulum. You can learn about the Mayan culture or grab a massage… or both. We can only dream, right?