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If you are an avid traveler, then we bet you can’t wait for the pandemic to end so you can travel around the world. To help narrow down your choices we have compiled a list of some of the most luxurious hotels that you can enjoy after quarantine is over: Adare Manor in Ireland, Mkombe House Lamai in Tanzania, Hacienda San Antonio in Mexico, Amangiri in Utah, United States, and Keemala in Thailand. The benefit of staying at these places? They are extremely exclusive, meaning you don’t have to worry about crowds and can still partake in social distancing in a safe manner. Keep reading below to learn more!
If you want to feel like a king or queen, this isolated and modern palace in the middle of 840 acres of forests, meadows, lagoons and greenery, is the place for you. On the banks of the Maigue River, which runs through County Limerick in Ireland, this hotel is known as one of the best luxury hotels in Europe.
The original building was built in the first half of the 18th century by the second Earl of Dunraven, Henry Windham, who decided to build a “Calendar House,” which symbolically contains architectural elements in quantities that represent the respective numbers of days in a year, weeks in a year, months in a year and days in a week.
Designed in a neo-Gothic style by James Connolly, James Pain and George Richard Henry, the hotel refers to the calendar with its 365 windows (days of the year), 52 chimneys (weeks of the year), 7 pillars (days of the week) and 4 towers (seasons of the year). The most striking section of the palace is its gigantic gallery, 132 feet long and 26.5 feet high, inspired by the hall of mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. This splendid palace was finally inaugurated in 1860.
The property belonged to the Dunraven family for over 100 years, and was later purchased by a European investment firm. In the 1980s, it became a luxurious hotel equipped with a golf course that has hosted international stars such as Catherine Zeta Jones, Tiger Woods, and former President Bill Clinton, among other celebrities. Read more about this hotel, here.
Mkombe House Lamai In The Heart of Africa
Located in the sprawling Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania, the Mkombe House Lamai resort, is the first and only resort where tourists can stay in luxury accommodations away from civilization and other guests, making it extremely exclusive.
Designed by renowned architect Joanna Cooke, this resort is ideal for families. Each suite has four large en-suite bedrooms across two sections of the house along with vast common spaces, including, a huge dining room and a multimedia entertainment center. Suites also have large windows, with beautiful terraces, solarium areas, and swimming pools nearby. Also available in each room is amazing views of the national park.
This dream resort is a true African paradise surrounded by nature in a totally exclusive environment that includes a private chef, a butler and babysitters. Read more about this astounding place, here.
Keemala Resort, Thailand, Nature At It’s Finest
Keemala Resort is one of the few places in the world that has been built to follow various beliefs and lifestyles. Those who visit have said that they feel at peace and very little stress when following the philosophies of four clans that settled in Phuket Island, several centuries ago, which is practiced at the hotel.
The resort’s 16 cabins have a shower and a separate bathtub outside, with some of the showers hanging from trees like bird cages, and others are built to fully blend into the surrounding nature. All are separated from each other and offer spectacular views of the jungle.
Since ancient times, Thailand has attracted all kinds of travelers with the beauty of its beaches and its lush tropical forests. The country also offers a pleasant climate and abundant clean, clear water. All of these qualities combined with the surrounding Thai culture, offer guests an unbelievable experience. Read more about this place, here.
Hacienda San Antonio: The Splendor of Colonial Mexico
Do you want to experience what it’s like to stay in an immense and exclusive Mexican colonial hacienda in the middle of the mountains? If your answer is yes, then you will have to travel to Comala, in the Mexican state of Colima, or fly by helicopter to get to the Hacienda de San Antonio. Its colonial architecture coupled with its recent remodel has created a perfect, exclusive environment surrounded by the gorgeous nature of Mexico.
Built in 1890 by Don Arnoldo Vogel, a German immigrant and businessman, the hacienda is surrounded by an impressive landscape: bucolic flower fields, forests and streams. It has 25 en-suite rooms, almost 8-meter-high ceilings and one of a kind decor.
Among the amenities and activities offered by this sanctuary includes: tennis courts, a spa service, guided visits to the plantation’s coffee plantations, bird watching, wine tasting, horseback riding and more. Read more about this resort, here.
Amangiri Hotel and Spa, Luxury In The Utah Desert
With perfectly integrated architecture in the desert, the Amangiri Hotel & Spa in Utah is the ideal place to isolate yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city and the Coronavirus, overlooking impressive plateaus and surrounding canyons with nearby attractions including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and the Monument Valley.
Surrounded by the Grand Canyon, this luxury resort was built in 2009 around a large central pool overlooking the Grand Staircase Escalante Monument Valley, in southeastern Utah, one of the world’s most well-known geological gems .
The Amangiri Spa (which means “mountain of peace”) offers a range of beauty and wellness treatments including, floatation therapies, steam baths and yoga and pilates sessions. Read more about this place, here. ■