Top Ten Bucket List Hotels

Usually when we think of our bucket lists, they are packed with various destinations and activities to tick off. If they are anything like ours, then they are continuously growing too, and now we’ve added our must-go-to hotels as well. We understand the importance of having a great trip, seeing the sights and experiencing those once-in-a-lifetime moments, but it’s also worth investing in your accommodation. Our travel experts have come together and narrowed down their favourite places and reeled off their top ten hotels in the world…

The Taj Lake Palace | India

Resting on Lake Pichola, the Taj Lake Palace is one of India’s most iconic hotels. Apart from the fact it looks like it’s floating on the lake, Taj Lake Palace has become an institution over the past 150 years, with decedent décor, outstanding service, and has become the pinnacle of serenity and glamour. You might even recognise it from some of the movies it has featured in.

Song Saa Private Island | Cambodia

With a strong sustainable philosophy every part of Song Saa is well thought out, from their rustic décor to the natural organic produce locally sourced. 27 over-water, beach and jungle villas scatter the island and are incredibly private as well as heavenly luxurious. It’s a soulful place, packed full of infectious charm.

Huma Island Resort and Spa | The Philippines

If you are looking for somewhere to indulge in both beach and spa then head to Huma. With its unspoilt natural beauty, amazing water sports including incredible diving, as well as a glass bottomed spa, Huma Island Resort and Spa does not disappoint – it even has the country’s first and only hammam to take advantage of, plus the blissful service from the Philippines finest.

Parrot Cay by COMO | Turks and Caicos

If you are looking for complete exclusivity then look no further than Parrot Cay in the Caribbean. Celebrities flock here so they are hidden away by the invasive paparazzi, not the mention the world-famous COMO spa to slink away to. 

Six Senses Con Dao | Vietnam

Built in the style of a traditional fishing village, Con Dao follows the Six Senses ethos of remote destinations set within five star luxury. Resting in an untouched Vietnamese archipelago, it’s a diver’s haven with stunning reef to explore, plus the melt-in-the-mouth local Vietnamese food.

Gaya Island Resort | Borneo

100-plus wooden villas scatter this ancient rainforest, where a true Robinson Crusoe experience is filled with troupes of Proboscis monkeys. Perfect for the spa seeker eager to be pampered or the adventurer that wishes to discover the spectacular coral reef – it’s a must for anyone looking for a get-away-from-it-all experience.

Ariara Private Island | The Philippines

If you are looking for somewhere to rest in a hammock and escape the real world, Ariara Island in the Philippines is where you are looking to res those weary bones. Stunning beaches, out-of-this-world sea and accommodation that is contemporary but barefoot chic, it doesn’t get much better than this for a completely relaxing break.

Dwarika’s Hotel | Nepal

Dwarika’s is a fantastic example of meticulous care and love to a building. The hotel has been beautifully built from recycled pillars, panels, screens, doors, and windows pulled from old houses and havelis. Resting in Kathmandu, Nepal, it’s close to the famous Pashupathinath Temple and the Buddhist stupa at Bouddhanath – the perfect spot if you are looking for some self healing.

The Siam | Thailand

Bangkok is not a shy city by any means, but if you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle, while still remaining in the thick of it, The Siam is the perfect option. While you are there be sure to have a go in their private Muay Thai boxing ring.

Amilla Fushi | The Maldives

We admit it’s no surprise that the Maldives is on any bucket list, and when picking a resort or island to drift off to, look no further than Amilla Fushi. Brand new to the Maldives, Amilla Fushi has been taking the crystal clear waters by storm. Each private villa comes with their own swimming pool, as well as a divers dream with their very own ‘blue hole’ dive site.


If you have added any of our hotels to your personal bucket list, then speak to one of our experts today in arranging your perfect holiday on 020 7843 3531 or