Take a vacation here once in a lifetime: We have put together breath-taking hotels that should be on the much-vaunted “bucket list” with their uniqueness.

Spend the night in the eternal ice, relax with a view of the African wildlife or luxury of a thousand and one nights in Abu Dhabi – with greetings from these ten hotels, vacationers are guaranteed many likes: ten hotels with the famous wow factor!

1. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

From the swing straight into the pool? At Ladera Resort on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, this is part of the daily ritual of holiday guests. With a view of the sea, holidaymakers can relax here.

A lovingly designed spa and many individual offers for excursions on the colourful island make your stay a real dream vacation. The hotel is the only resort within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and therefore also ideal for nature lovers 

2. Snow village Hochötz, Austria

Holidaymakers can enjoy their night in the snow village of Hochötz. The extraordinary building is rebuilt every year, snow sculptors decorate the ceilings and walls of the igloos with icy works of art.

While winter athletes descend the slopes at over 2,000 meters during the day, there is peace in the igloo in the evening. In the snow village, guests first enjoy a delicious cheese fondue before spending the night in their expedition sleeping bag 

3. Phinda Forest Lodge, South Africa

Face to face with elephants, giraffes and antelopes – at the Phinda Forest Lodge in South Africa, guests enjoy luxury at the highest level in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region. Guests don’t have to do without amenities like a pool and delicious food. The individual chalets are stylishly built with lots of wood and glass and are located in the middle of dense forest so that vacationers can enjoy their privacy undisturbed. 

4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

A fairy tale of a thousand and one nights comes true at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The hotel with its 394 rooms and suites has an oriental flair. On the 1.3 kilometres long private beach, holidaymakers are completely alone when they enjoy specially designed spa treatments in one of the beach cabanas. Guests can indulge in culinary delights in the 14 restaurants and bars. 

5. Boscolo Milano, Italy

Art-loving holidaymakers are just right in the Boscolo Milano. The colourful avant-garde art harmonises perfectly with the attentive service of the 5-star hotel. The furnishing emphasized high-quality furniture, lamps and beds by Italian and international designers.

The spa is also characterized by the unique architecture of the house. The hotel is located in the middle of the lively fashion district. The cathedral of Milan is also nearby, making the colourful house a great starting point for a weekend trip.

6. Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain

This Spanish hotel comes across like an oversized corrugated iron roof. The renowned architect Frank Gehry designed the house and thus created an unmistakable one-off. The Hotel Marqués de Riscal is located in the medieval town of Elciego and is particularly known for its Basque-Spanish cuisine. On the roof terrace, which also has a library, guests have a wonderful view of the Spanish countryside.

7. Keemala, Thailand

Holidaymakers can find a retreat for rest and relaxation in the Thai Keemala Resort. The open-plan villas on the slope – some with private pools – in the middle of the woods provide privacy on the one hand, and on the other hand, open the view over the Andaman Sea. Pools, first-class cuisine and excursions around nearby Phuket are part of the diverse offer of the hotel.

8. The Oberoi Udaivilas, India

The luxurious The Oberoi Udaivilas in India is regularly on the lists of the world’s best hotels. No wonder with the architecture, which is based on the palaces of the Mewar region of Rajasthan. The house has a huge conservation area, which also houses deer and wild boar. With extensive pools, hand-painted domes and a view of Lake Pichola, the hotel is the dream for all luxury lovers.

9. COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives

The 33 villas on COMO Cocoa Island, inspired by the local Dhoni boats, seem to float above the water. The luxuriously furnished houses are connected by a path. Holidaymakers can slide right into their shimmering turquoise water from their villa and discover the colourful underwater world of the Indian Ocean while snorkelling on their own reef. Yoga hours in the morning or at sunset provide additional relaxation.

10. The Hanging Gardens, Bali

Swimming in the middle of the rainforest – this is how guests of The Hanging Gardens in Bali feel. The two pools provide a wonderful view of treetops and have not been voted the most beautiful pools in the world several times. The resort’s 44 luxuriously appointed villas are ideal for families to honeymooners. In the spa, guests can indulge in original Balinese treatments and massages.