Ayana Resort and Spa – Jimbaran, Indonesia – Along the coast of Bali, one of the more decadent properties on Bali is the Ayana, which offers private infinity pools overlooking the Indian Ocean. Outside the villas, there’s a world-class spa and the glitzy Rock Bar set at the foot of the cliff, accessible by train. www.ayanaresort.com.
Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California: Imagine rolling, straw-colored hills, eerie redwood groves and rocky, fog-enshrouded coastline along Big Sur, all of which form the backdrop of commercials for carmakers and other brands alike. The cliffs along the northern California coast offers nothing short of sheer drama. Post Ranch Inn has 39 guest rooms spread over 20 acres of sequoia stands and golden eagles’ nests facing either the vast Pacific or in the inland Santa Lucia mountain range. The Cliffside villas are a study in stunning scale together with wood-burning fireplaces, a glass-walled bedroom that looks out past the balcony and a Jacuzzi that stems over the edge of a 1,000 food drop looking down to the ocean below. www.postranchinn.com.
Villa Renos – Fira, Greece: Imagine an aerie in the cradle of civilization which offers dramatic views of a panorama with incredible sunsets. Picture yourself on a terrace, nothing but the clearest turquoise sea below you and the azure sky above. Smell the salt carried on the Mediterranean breeze and feel the sun on your face. Villa Renos sits on the cliffs of Santorini. More bright and airy than flashy and decadent, the family-run four start Greek hotel counts on nature to wow guests. Each suite overlooks the Caldera and has a secluded balcony where you can eat a home-cooked breakfast or watch the sunset. www.villarenos.com.
Amangani – Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Home on the range goes upscale with this resort which is nestled high up in the Tetons. The Amangani has the feel of a rustic lodge and awe-inspiring snow-capped vistas. While you might also be able to spot some local critters from your balcony, the guided wildlife expeditions provide a great break from that luxury. www.amanaresorts.com/amangani.
London of West Hollywood and NYC – Los Angeles and New York, NY: The West Hollywood property is set aside flat but gorgeous hills on North San Vincente Boulevard and they offer suites from $249 a night. The palm trees and cabanas outside by the pool are a luxurious treat as is the service. The London suites in New York start aat around $329 a night and are located on West 54th Street between 6th and 7th Streets. Check out www.thelondonnyc.com and www.thelondonwesthollywood.com for more.