The Lonely Planet has long become the budget traveler’s trusty guide – whether he is headed to the Americas, to Australia, Europe or Asia. However, few books or publications offer luxury travelers access to the biggest names in luxury travel on the planet. German publisher teNeues new book, Cool Escapes: Top of the World, will easily fill that space. The luxury travel guide lists out eighty of the world’s most glamorous luxury resorts. And there is plenty to ogle at, for the voluminous book contains over 700 full color photographs as well.
The listed luxury resorts are not the usual names in hospitality however. The publisher has ensured that the book highlights lesser known properties. You will find numerous resorts located in the most breathtaking locations and offering every amenity that luxury travelers look for. These luxury getaways are secluded, peaceful and intensely beautiful properties.
If you are seeking an Asian-inspired adventure, head over to the Turks & Caicos Islands in the West Indies and reserve a room at the sea-facing Amanyara. If glamour figures high on your list, you can’t go wrong with a St.-Tropez holiday at the oceanfront La Reserve Ramatuelle. For a more rugged ambience, head to the desert in Canyon Point, Utah and book a room at the award-winning Amangiri. There is also the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Arizona, the Tides Riviera Maya in Mexico and the Cocos Hotel cottages in Antigua.
The editor’s note in Cool Escapes: Top of the World says that the chosen getaways, “let us dive into another world far from our hectic and stressful lives.” It rarely gets better than that.