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5 Luxurious Off the Beaten Path Resorts

5 of the Most Luxurious Off The Beaten Path Resorts inspired by the Top 5 Off The Beaten Path Honeymoons from The Honeymoon Handbook by Lonely Planet.

1. The Cove

Raja Ampat, Indonesia is one of the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia. Renowned for its untainted beauty, it is a diver’s dream come true, with the beautiful pristine waters providing a mecca of marine life.

Still in the process of construction, The Cove Raja Ampat will definitely be worth the wait. To be situated on the Northern side of Yeben Island, Raja Ampat, The Cove will consist of 30 over the water one bedroom luxury villas, catering those who want want a luxurious stay as well as having the beach experience. The whole resort will be built based on an eco-friendly concept.

The Cove will also have a diving center, where travellers can take advantage of the clear and pristine waters and explore the beautiful coral reefs as well as diverse marine life. The equipment provided are all emphasized on giving customer safety.

For those keen on exploring, there are also jungle trekking services. Tours are also available for those that wish to explore Papuan Villages, further immersing yourselves in the culture.

2. Regent Porto Montenegro

The Balkans are the perfect location for sightseeing, with beautiful countries such as Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia as well as part of Turkey. With such a selection, one can’t go wrong with any of the countries, but if Montenegro is where you plan on visiting, then look no further than to make your stay at the Regent Porto Montenegro.

Spend your trip taking in the beauty of Boka Bay, protected by high mountains and flourishing with Mediterranean vegetation; explore Perast, a small peaceful town rich with 17th and 18th century buildings, and many others. After a long day taking in the sights and indulging in nature, return to the Regent Porto Montenegro and be pampered by luxury.

Designed to make guests feel like they are staying in a private cabin in a luxury liner, the hotel boasts 87 one-to-three bedroom rooms, suites and penthouses, combining classic sophistication with an elegant nautical theme, as inspired the bay and mountain views. A majority of the rooms boasts views of the sea and marina, providing a luxurious vibe to guests.

In terms of dining, savour the culinary experience provided by Executive Chef Zeljko Knezovic’s creative combination of familiar recipes and innovative new techniques. His signature menus feature classic Montenegrin and Mediterranean dishes constantly prepared in new and inventive ways.

3. Grand View Resort

From the National Palace Museum that houses the world’s largest collection of Chinese art, to Taipei 101 which was at one point the world’s tallest building, Taipei is definitely the perfect blend of culture and modernism.

The Grand View Resort Beitou offers peace in contrast to the hustle and bustle that is Taipei, making it the perfect stay. Offering 6 different types of rooms including 3 types of suites, each room is designed to provide utmost comfort in a natural environment. The Grand View Suite offers luxury and peace in a massive interior space, offering various facilities and services that are dedicated to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Other than the rooms that will come off as nothing short of maximum comfort, the hotel also provides hot spring service. Other than an indoor and outdoor public hot spring with also a private hot spring room available for those that favour privacy

Pamper yourself at the Li Yang spa, where they offer various treatments to sooth the body and mind. Other than spa treatments, Li Yang spa also provides their own premium essential oil which features healing effects.

4. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar

In the city of Dead Sea in Jordan is home to a salt lake – the lowest point of earth. Don’t let the grim name of the city as well as how it’s the home of the lowest point of earth fool you though, as it is also home to the most beautiful sceneries in the world, with vast seas as well as religious sites and a majestic countryside.

In terms of accommodations, it doesn’t get as luxurious as the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar in the city of Dead Sea. Situated in the beaches area of the city 55km away from the city center, it serves as the ideal location for a quick and convenient escape.

There are a wide variety of accommodation styles to better suit guests with different budgets, but for those willing to splurge, there are further suites available, with the most luxurious option being the Ishtar Royal Villas, which provides the most private experience in the Middle East. Bask in the breath-taking views of the Dead Sea, private infinity pools and a private beach. The villas are connected to two Ishtar beach chalets directly on the beach, definitely providing the epitome of privacy.

The Resense Spa in the hotel is the largest in the region, while was also awarded Jordan’s best hotel Spa for the year of 2015, with that being said, prepare to have your expectations met, or even exceeded, with their 20 treatment rooms and various other top class facilities.

5. Waldorf Astoria Panama

Panama City, a land full of history, is quickly developing, with an ever-growing skyline of high-rise building. Nicknamed the Miami of the South, Panama City is the perfect getaway location, with Panama known for having a particularly low tourist crime rate.

When one hears the Waldorf Astoria, luxury comes to mind; and for a truly luxurious stay, the Waldorf Astoria Panama really is the place to be. The first Waldorf Astoria in Latin America, the Panama City hotel has steered away from its traditional roots, offering trendy facilities like a poolside Bungalow Bar.

This 36-floor luxury hotel has 130 rooms and suites as well as 23 apartments, all designed with modernism and elegance. The one bedroom studio suite in particular features a stunning view of Panama Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

After a whole day of taking in the sights and absorbing the rich history of the city, indulge in what the Waldorf Astoria has to offer, with the freshest sushi accompanied by refreshing drinks found in Ginger Sushi Bar, to enjoying the breath-taking sunset with tropical cocktails at the Bungalow Terrace and Pool Bar.