10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Are you in a great mood to pamper yourself this holiday season? Well, why not book yourself a nice vacation with one of those luxury resorts? After all, nothing could compare to a stay in one of the most luxurious palace like suites surrounded by modern amenities and lavish settings. Even if you don't have enough fortune to enjoy those expensive resorts, you can start planning and saving early for the holidays.

Travel trends are changing constantly, and every year it pops up new, exciting trips in the charter world. Right now, many families go on generational trips with children, parents and grandparents and grandparents together, to have more time together. Many are therefore looking for large family and all inclusive packages.

Earlier, 5-star hotels were considered as the most luxurious ones but as the technology-enhanced and people got smart, 7-star hotels started replacing 5-star hotel. Now the 7-star hotels are awarded (unofficially) as the most luxurious hotels in the world. But what sets them apart? What facilities do they have? What is so special in them?

Quality time with the family is one of the most important things for us when we are on holiday, in addition to peace and solitude. With all inclusive resorts in summer you can enjoy time together fully, from the breakfast table to long lunches in the shade when the sun is warming the most.

All inclusive resorts allows you to choose from a wide range of food and beverages, from refreshing juices to the grilled fish and local specialties, all included in the price. See today's 5-star all-inclusive hotels that stands out with a little extra - with good opportunities for adults, family activities and luxury suites with swim out.

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Here are some great luxury resorts to pamper yourself.

1. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

Burj Al Arab is one of the most famous 7-star hotels. A suite can cost around $1,000 per night and increases to over $15,000 per night. The Royal Suite is the most expensive at $28,000 per night. Burj Al Arab, Dubai has glittering gold and limestone staircases, mahogany furniture, master rooms with rotating four-poster canopy, Hermes body products, and a Rolls Royce, BMW, or helicopter transfer or service.

Why not spend the holidays this Christmas in Dubai and book one of those luxurious suites. Find yourself surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities and gaze at some incredible views from your room. With a vast array of dining and nightlife options, what you enjoy is a 24/7 personal on-call butlers. A chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce fleet caters to all your needs. Plus, you get unheard of amenities like the attached heliport.

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2. Pikaia Lodge, Ecuador

If you want the right blend of luxury and nature, then book yourself a room in Pikaia lodge in Ecuador. The lodge is located on a spectacular spot on earth as on its every side; there are steep gradients that go down into the crater of an extinct volcano. This is your chance to stay on the Galapagos, Darwin's favorite archipelago.

As the lodge is centrally located, you can enjoy easy access to all of the islands. Guests stay in rooms that have been designed for the environmentally conscious. They can wander around and come face-to-face with nature’s abundance.

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3. Mardan Palace Hotel, Antalya

Mardan Palace Hotel is one of the most luxurious resorts not just in Turkey, but the most elite in Europe. The famed Riviera with 5-star sophistication is indeed located in a picture-perfect location on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Get the chance to stay in those sumptuous suites done in Italian marble, plush interiors in gold leaf and crystal.

The splendid resort architecture and meticulously appointed accommodations are sure to sweep you off your feet. Treat yourself to 17 bars, ten dining spots, and pamper yourself to a lavish spa. Take advantage of a 24/7 personal butler and admire the sunken aquarium full of exotic fish.

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4. White desert Camp, Antarctica

Get onboard a Gulfstream Private Jet to set off for the icy continent of White Desert. You are in for an ultimate luxury vacation for a day. You get about eight hours to explore the icy area and are treated to a gourmet champagne dinner. The camp is like no other as it is set amidst the vast wildernesses on earth in Antarctica.

Get transported to another world, but are in for a unique but luxurious camp experience. Inside the camp, there are fur throws draped over modern chairs, and the champagne flows freely.

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5. Reefsuites, Australia

Reefsuites is a floating pontoon all-inclusive hotel with two luxury underwater suites. The pontoon is moored at Hardy Reef in the Whitsundays, Australia which is a part of the Great Barrier Reef. It is not a cheap place, $799AUS per person in a Double/Twin room or $1199AUS in a Single occupancy.

But it includes a scenic cruise through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, full board with dinner under the stars, drinks including beer and wine (a glass of wine on top of the pontoon during the sunset is nothing less than AMAZING!!!) and snorkeling on the reef. You can add to your stay diving in the Great Barrier Reef, scenic helicopter tours and more. This project also helps with the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.

6. Saranda, Albanian Riviera

As for new destinations so expands Albania, especially Saranda Riviera with its exciting cuisine and low prices. Concept Hotels with a focus on healthy lifestyles continue to evolve with everything from morning yoga, exercise classes, swimming lessons, and a children's club. Judged as the most interesting travel destination by Lonely Planet Saranda is said to be what Greece was 20-30 years ago.

Saranda is the most popular vacation resort. Expect 28 degrees, nature experiences and unbeatable prices. If you are traveling to Saranda in Albania, you should visit the Syri i Kalter (Blue Eye), a deep water source with bubbling water. So far, divers have only managed to reach down to 50 meters, so we do not yet know how deep is the source.

7. Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Greece

Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort is perfectly located in a peaceful environment in the Sounio area, within a short drive from Laurium and Anavyssos. Well-known for its beautiful private beaches, lush grounds, beautiful sun-filled big rooms, large pools, the contemporary resort is a real favorite holiday spot among families and couples.

Located by the beach, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort offers scenic views from its beautiful 5-star rooms. The luxurious rooms have all the required facilities and amenities for a pleasant stay including hairdryer, minibar, and free WiFi. The guests can enjoy Sounio National Park, one of the few green spaces remaining in the Attica province which is located behind the Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort.

8. Singita

Singita is an extremely high-end safari brand with 12 lodges across Africa: five in South Africa, one in Zimbabwe and six in Tanzania. You can expect 5-star service, exceptional locations in big game territory, gourmet food, few other guests and the finest luxuries and amenities. One of the best aspects of the Singita experience, is that you can always rely on having top-class guides.

These are the people who make your African safari special – the vaster their knowledge and skill in the bush, the more you will see, and the more meaningful and memorable your experience will be.

Singita’s lodges are located in areas with reliably good game viewing; Singita Lebombo and Singita Castleton, for example, are in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve that is renowned for its superb leopard sightings while the lodges in Tanzania are centred on the Mara and Grumeti Rivers to take advantage of the Great Wildebeest Migration River crossings and year-round game viewing.

Singita lodges offer a lot of extra and unusual features that can include well-stocked wine cellars, opulent spas, tennis courts, private airstrips, gym facilities, espresso bars, observation decks with telescopes, art galleries, exclusive-use villas, and suites with private plunge pools. Some of the lodges also offer included activities like mountain biking and archery (in addition to classic safari activities such as game drives and nature walks).

Whether you opt to visit Southern or East Africa, Singita provides a very exclusive safari experience with few other guests, outstanding personalised service and plenty of pampering. If you want to take your family or a group of friends, Singita Castleton is an exclusive-use villa that affords you your own chef, guide and game-drive vehicle.

If you want a more ‘rustic’ safari but without sacrificing any comfort, Singita Explore is a tented camp that doesn’t stint on pampering. When planning your safari, do your research, decide what is most important to you, and talk to a specialist to find the best fit for you. There are many options available: Singita is definitely at the top-end of the scale.

Singita is expensive, there is no doubt about that. And the clients who find that it is worth the cost are usually people who can easily afford those rates, and are not too focused on the cost but on the quality of the experience.

You can compare it to flying first class, business class or economy class. The majority of passengers on long haul flights fly economy class, and may not feel that business class or first class is worth the cost. But for those who can afford it and fly often, the comfort of business class or first class outweighs the cost factor.

The same at Singita. It is about the experience and what Singita can offer, compared to less expensive safari lodges. All the Singita properties are situated in prime game viewing locations with some of the best private traversing areas. They can offer exclusivity and fantastic game viewing in prime locations, without having to share traversing with other lodges like some of the less expensive safari properties.

They have a high staff to guest ratio which includes the highest possible levels of service, a private butler, and every guest need taken care of. Cheaper lodges usually have a lower staff to guest ratio. They can afford to employ the very best chefs and kitchen staff, and offer world-class cuisine to ensure that the culinary experience is on par with the top notch game viewing experience they can offer. And of course, everything is included.

They can invest in the best rangers and trackers, and pay them well enough to keep them longer term, so guests can benefit from highly experienced field guides. Often (though not always), cheaper lodges pay lower wages and attract less experienced guides.

Singita’s spacious guest rooms in most cases are beautiful, opulent, luxury suites with no detail overlooked. Except for their tented camps, they usually offer complete privacy, huge bathrooms, outdoor shower and private plunge pool, a cozy fireplace, and every modern convenience you can think of. Altogether, Singita is right up there with the best luxury safari experiences money can buy, and whether it’s worth the cost will depend on you, your budget, and what you want out of a safari.

Of course, many guests who have not stayed at Singita say that it is not worth the cost, and have opted for a less expensive safari lodge. It comes down to your budget and what your expectations are. Prices of safari lodges typically range from as low as $200 per person sharing per night, up to $2000 per person sharing per night, with Singita coming in at the upper end of this range.

9. Manta Resort Pemba Island, Tanzania

This resort located on the Zanzibar archipelago has floating rooms, with beds above the sea. If you are indeed lovers of water or diving enthusiasts, it is very suitable to spend the night here. You will know how it feels to live in a house that floats on a clear blue sea. The first floor of the inn has a depth of 13 meters below sea level.

10. Daintree Wilderness Lodge, Australia

Nestled between lush rainforests and coral reefs, Daintree Wilderness Lodge is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Want to unwind in one of the world’s oldest rainforests? Visit the magical Daintree Wilderness Lodge in Australia. Located right in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, this eco-friendly resort has several cabins where you can see fascinating wildlife right on your doorstep.

Keen bird-watchers, for instance, should keep an eye out for the rare Southern Cassowaries here. You could also join a reforestation project, take part in a photography workshop or book an Aboriginal cultural tour to explore the land of the Kuku Yulangi peoples. It’s a truly sustainable rainforest experience with all your modern comforts.
Kalyan Panja