HotelsCombined has searched the globe to bring
you the most inspiring, serene and amazing hotels from around the world. Presenting our
list of the top 10 hotels to visit in 2014. Set in the Indian Ocean and spanning across
two islands, Conrad Maldives is home to whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and
a vibrant coral reef. Accessible only by seaplane, this luxurious resort is also the location
of the world’s very first undersea restaurant, Ithaa. Often referred to as a 7-star hotel, the Burj
Al Arab in Dubai has become an icon to the city. Perched on its’ own man-made island,
the structure of the hotel is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. For guests looking
to arrive in style, there’s even a heil pad 212 metres from the ground, attached to the
upper floors. Sri Panwa, located on the South-Eastern tip
of Phuket, sit metres above sea level and offers panoramic views of the surrounding
islands and the Andaman Sea. Amongst its 40 acres of lush, tropical surroundings,
the resort has been designed to offer both a chilled out and party ambience. Over in Australia on Tasmania’s East Coast,
Saffire Freycinet overlooks the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters
of Great Oyster Bay. Relaxation and rejuvenation were the concepts behind the 20 luxurious
suites here, which offer the highest standard of luxury and privacy. Sitting on a dramatic bay along Vietnam’s
south coast, the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is surrounded by impressive rock formations,
a white sand beach and towering mountains. The resort boasts options of beachfront villas,
over water villas or villas nestled into the island’s rock formations. Southwest of Seychelles’ main island, Desroches
Island Resort sits on what is considered to be one of the most pristine and untouched
islands still around today. Blessed with healthy climates and miles of unblemished beaches,
this island paradise is a refuge for romance, adventure and relaxation. Accessed via a private mountain tunnel linked
to downtown Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Capella Pedregal feels like a world apart. The luxury
resort comprises of 96-rooms and suites all with private plunge pools and dramatic views
of the Pacific Ocean. Described as a magical place in a magical
setting, the Areias do Seixo in Portugal combines originality, sublime comfort and a unique
sense of style that seamlessly blends with its natural surrounds of the land, sea and
shore. Adorning the banks of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi
Udaivilas was designed as a traditional Indian palace, capturing the splendour of a royal
era. Rambling courtyards, flowing fountains, lush gardens and terraces that open out to
semi-private swimming pools are all part of the backdrop here. In Positano, the most photographed village
in Italy, Le Sirenuse Hotel was once family owned summer home. In 1951 it was converted
and now has 58 rooms with all the comforts of a luxury hotel whilst still maintaining
the atmosphere of a private home.