Bucket List Hotels
I always spend an inordinate amount of time choosing hotels when we travel. My criteria:
- We want to be in the best location – when your child has to go to the bathroom in a European city, your hotel room is the easiest possible option if it’s nearby!
- We want the best view. Because Instagram. And because it’s fun to look out from your room and see famous sites and watch local life.
- We want the historic, iconic hotel. Lake Louise is all about the Fairmont. The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore used to be the main post office. You can feel the history at the Peninsula Hong Kong. Those are the places I want to stay.
But no matter how amazing a hotel is, it’s primarily a place to base out of when you’re seeing a city. So I loved this assignment from Travelocity. They asked me what hotels were destinations rather than places to leave a suitcase. I thought through everywhere we’ve stayed and came up with eight amazing, unique, destination hotels. Well, I came up with a couple more, but I didn’t want to list more than one overwater bungalow resort, for example.
I’m listing my first two hotels below. The Travelocity post, with the entire list and what we did at each hotel, is HERE. Please let me know below or at Travelocity what hotels you would add!
Al Maha Desert Resort
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Al Maha is located 45 minutes from Dubai, but you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere! We went on camel rides, participated in falconry, explored the desert and far more…
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Very kid-friendly, for an iconic honeymoon resort in the South Pacific! Highlights were water sports, snorkeling with stingrays, a barbecue on a remote beach, and gazing out at one of the prettiest views in the world…
The entire Travelocity post is HERE.