Luxury comes at a high price, but when you're paying to stay and relax in one of the best hotels in the world, the price is most definitely worth it.
So with the summer fast approaching and the holiday hunting well under way, we thought we'd produce the ultimate list of 2016's top 20 hotels in the world!
Whether you're interested in jetting off to Europe, Asia, America, Africa or the Caribbean, our awesome guide has you covered
So without further ado, here are the 20 best hotels on the planet!
Mirihi Island Resort Maldives
The Mirihi Island Resort is the very definition of beauty and serenity. This tropical dream island is located in the warm waters of the bluer than blue Indian Ocean and is blessed with sandy white beaches, amazing green foilage and a truly outstanding house-reef that is begging to be explored!
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands is so much more than just an uber-luxury hotel. The truly incredible three tower design houses a museum, the best shopping centre in all of Asia, world-class celebrity restaurants, a casino, a stunning theatre and a personalized butler service to accompany the elaborate and lavish suites - the icing on the cake being the Sands SkyPark that's perched atop the three towers and offers guests an infinity swimming pool, an observation deck, phenomenal restaurants and outrageous views of the Singapore skyline!
The Peninsula Bangkok
If relaxing in a big city is your kind of holiday, then The Peninsula hotel in Bangkok is a must do. Because of its rather ingenious wave-shape design, every room in the luxurious hotel has a commanding and awesome view of the Chao Phraya River and glittering Bangkok skyline. Modern and traditional styles come together perfectly here, as rooms incorporate teak floors, marble bathrooms and high-tech control panels, to create the perfect mood.
The Mulia bali
If it's serenity, tranquillity, beautiful golden beaches and elegance, then The Mulia Resort in Bali is a must-stay for you. The hotel is located along the superb stretch of sandy Nusa Dua Bay beach and provides sophisticated suites complete with a full butler service and nine exquisite restaurants and bars to sample and enjoy - and of course some rather out of this world ocean-front pools!
Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville
If it's architecture and beauty you want to spend your trip surrounded by, there really is only one option - the Hotel Alfonso XIII in the charming city of Seville. As you wander through the corridors of the grand hotel you will be struck by its superb design, incorporating Moorish, Andalusian and Castilian architecture style and combining it with beautiful courtyard gardens, tranquil pools and incredible restaurants.
Gritti Palace Venice
Amazing views, unbelievable food, gorgeous art and heaps of style - the Gritti Palace really does have everything! The Palace located in the beautiful city of Venice perfectly combines old and new nuances, and
actually still has rooms that showcase wooden ceilings, dressing table mirrors and wall lamps from the 18th century. And if you weren't impressed enough already you can wine and dine on the largest rooftop terrace in the city, while taking in the breathtaking views of the Venetian Lagoon and Grand Canal.
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
Located in the heart of the incredibly beautiful city of Paris, The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme has everything you could possibly want for a relaxing city break. The grand hotel overlooks the Rue de la Paix and is within a stones throw of the Place Vendome and Opera Garnier. The location makes it perfect for exploring the city and its culture throughout the day, before returning to enjoy the Michelin-starred restaurant or relax in the sumptuous spa and treatment rooms.
Four Seasons Hotel, Gresham Palace Budapest
If you're booking into a palace you're going to be expecting certain things and the Gresham Palace lives up to all expectations & more. Found in Budapest's lovely Szecheny Square, the palace offers guests unrivalled views of the stunning Danube River, the incredibly impressive Chain Bridge and panoramic views of the finest landmarks this great city has to offer. Once inside it becomes very clear why it's called a palace - historic grandeur, ultra-modern furnishings and stately suites.
The Ritz-Carlton New York
Whether you want to live the high life in one of the greatest cities in the world or enjoy a romantic city break with your loved one, The Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York is the place to stay. The landmark Manhattan hotel located on the edge of Central Park, encompasses all the grandeur in the suites with tasselled damask curtains, the suave sophistication of cocktails in The Auden Bar and a brigade of carriage horses, ready to transport you on a truly romantic park sunset ride.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Hawaii
Palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, the sound of ocean waves lapping against the sandy beach and the peaceful stillness only beingn broken by the sounds of tropical birds - now that sounds like heaven. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii takes tranquillity to a whole new level. You can relax on the gorgeous beach, enjoy a swim in seawater and freshwater pools, or even take in a round of ocean-front golf, with a course that's carved into underlying back lava!
Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort Brazil
At the Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort in Brazil, you really do get the best of both worlds. On one side guests are surrounded by the gorgeous green rainforests, while also enjoying the benefits of light sandy beaches and the stunning clear ocean waters of Brazil's Emerald Coast. Relaxing in private infinity pools while adoring the awe-inspiring views of nature, really are what a holiday is all about.
Rosewood Mayakoba Mexico
If you're looking to escape the big tourist destinations of Mexico, in favour of something a little quieter and more private, the Rosewood Mayakoba resort is perfect for you. With stunning private suites dramatically suspended over freshwater lagoons and their accompanying stargazing decks and outdoor garden showers, you have
all the privacy and serenity you could wish for.
Lion Sands South Africa
Can you imagine anything more incredible than enjoying a bottle of wine with your partner on a private terrace in a luxurious hotel, and just watching a herd of elephants power past or a pride of lions on the hunt for food - well this is exactly what is possible at the Lion Sands resort in South Africa - the views of lush natural landscape and superbly decorated rooms make for the ideal retreat.
Palais Namaskar Morocco
The Palais Namaskar resort just outside Marrakech, Morocco, really does offer the best of the best. From the tranquil and soothing spacious rooms, to the glorious rooftop bar with outstanding views of the Atlas mountains, to the serene swimming pools completely surrounded by glass walls and breathtaking architecture - The Palais Namaskar is the ideal place to relax and take in the beauty of the Palmeraie oasis.
The Seychelles really are a magnificent and magical place. You can feel the sun on your skin, the sand and ocean between your toes and time almost seems to stand still. And that is exactly how you'll feel at the Banyan Tree resort, which is surrounded by natural beauty in all directions. Set on the delightful south-western coastline of Mahe Island, guests can't help but take in the outstanding beauty of the unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean and the glorious wild tropical fauna and flora, that makes this island retreat one you'll never forget!
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Tanzania
The Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, is located right in the middle of the world's best know wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means it is the perfect resort to get up close and personal with some of Africa's greatest animals, but also enjoy some pampering in the downtime. The resort allows you to see the Serengeti come to life first hand, as you spend the mornings marvelling at the lions, leopards and elephants in the wild, before returning to the lodge for fine dining around the awesome firepit, tremendous views of nature and a refreshing dip in the infinity pool.
Carlisle Bay Antigua
Palm tress, golden sand beaches, crystal clear blue ocean waters, parasols and boats floating by - now that's what I think of when asked about the perfect holiday. And at Carlisle Bay, one of Antigua's most loved resorts you will find exactly that, plus beautiful seafront dining rooms and swimming pools, as well as a host of adrenaline water-sports to try, or for guests wanting a calmer afternoon the excellent spa is definitely worth popping in to.
Cap Maison St Lucia
The sumptuous island of St Lucia, known worldwide for its stunning natural beauty, is home to the Cap Maison Resort & Spa. The resort sits atop a private ocean-facing cliff, where guests can enjoy the majestic sunsets over the spectacular waters of the Caribbean Sea. Elegant dining, charming staff, incredibly high standards and the exquisite tropical landscape gardens make Cap Maison the ultimate destination for just about everyone.
Sandy Lane Barbados
Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados really is the ultimate example of extravagant luxury - which is probably why so many celebrities find it so hard to resist. Luxury really is at its best here as you can enjoy the hi-tech wonderfully extravagant bedrooms, the signature beach service, that actually includes having your sunglasses buffed up, a spa that may just change your life and three of the island's finest golf courses.
GoldenEye Resort Jamaica
If you're looking for an island retreat that is ripe for exploration, then the GoldenEye Resort on the stunningly beautiful island of Jamaica should be at the top of your travel list. The former home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming - the Fleming Villa is available to stay in, along with a selection of other amazing cottages and lagoon suites, that all have direct access to secret coves, staggering private beaches, tropical forests and the splendid lagoon - perfect for exploring at a relaxed pace!
We're sure this incredible list has given you plenty of amazing ideas and added a few places to your dream holiday wishlist! So if you've been won over by the spectacular scenic shots of white sandy beaches, the beautifully clear ocean water, the superb hotel architecture & design, just remember your luxurious room will definitely have the finest bedspreads, Egyptian cotton bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes in the land, to relax in every night.