Gems of the tropics: Top islands for year-round luxury travel

To travel is sometimes costly, often a bit daunting, and always tiring. But the memories and experiences you will be creating along the way are more than enough to compensate for travel’s inherent costliness and inconvenience. However, with luxury vacation, all the aforesaid dilemmas may not be a problem at all. Wealthy, fun-loving individuals can enjoy top tourist destinations without needing to worry about logistics, comfort, or even quality selection of food as everything will be taken care of. Below are four of the world’s most luxurious destinations every luxury traveler must visit:


  1. Maldives

The Maldives is a very well-known tropical country for picturesque and scenic seascapes peppered with the finest hotels in the middle of the Indian Ocean. If this place is on your travel bucket list, staying at Six Senses Laamu resort might be the best accommodation for your perfect holiday escape.

Set in a remote and exquisite island of Laamu, an epitome of barefoot luxury, Six Senses hotel is a combination of over-water and on-land stunning villas that are placed around the palm-fringed paradise. If you want to experience what it’s like to be in a rustic yet luxurious island, the resort offers a wide range of exciting land and water activities like surfing, diving & snorkeling, private picnics, and amazing excursion adventures.


  1. Palawan

Spectacular karst scenery, pristine beaches, enchanting lagoons, hidden lakes, magnificent reefs, and crystal clear waters are some of the characteristics of Palawan, probably the Philippines’ most picturesque island. In fact, it was named as the World’s Best Island for two years in a row by Conde Nast Traveler. For those looking for a luxury island getaway while having a taste of extreme adventures, Busuanga Bay Lodge is your key to realizing that dream.

This Caribbean-inspired hotel has 41 units in total including its modern guest rooms, private rooms, and breathtaking villas which have panoramic views of the mountains and the oceanfront. Within the hotel, you can enjoy such luxury experience at their in-house wine cellar, fitness center, pavilion restaurant that serves the best quality salads and fresh seafood. Yearning for an outdoor adventure? BBL has a lot to offer–experience Busuanga-Coron island tour: fishing excursions, kayaking, jet skiing, wreck diving, island hopping, beach bumming, buffet luncheons, and more.


  1. Tahiti

If you’re a fan of diving and snorkeling, then you should visit the alluring French paradise of Tahiti. Because of its relaxing black and white sand beaches, splendid over-water bungalows, and the opportunity to experience the local Polynesian culture, Tahiti receives a great number of foreign tourists each year and thus, one of the most exclusive destinations in the world which you don’t want to miss out.

When it comes to selecting accommodation in this Pacific archipelago, Le Meridien can be a perfect choice to spend your holiday. The resort provides visitors with world-class water sports, traditional Tahitian cuisine, and luxurious huts built over cerulean lagoons.


  1. Bahamas

An archipelago of 700 islands and over 2,000 coral cays, the Bahamas is largely considered as the best and most unique diving destination in the Caribbean. One of their famous tourist attractions is the Bahamas Cave System, where you can dive into the crystal clear waters and witness spectacular preserved features underneath the sea.

Nearby is the Grand Lucayan resort, located at the beachfront of Freeport, Grand Bahama. It has more than 500 spacious guestrooms, huge infinity pools and restaurants that serve Bahamian cuisines. The resort is truly a one-stop-spot, as it offers a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities such cave diving, horseback riding, dolphin encounters, casino games, and more.