With the upcoming holidays, the hustle and bustle of the season might prompt you to seek an escape in your private jet. Fortunately, the world is full of opulent retreats that will impress even the most discerning traveler. While a vacation at an all-inclusive resort is the perfect answer when you want to travel without worrying about what to eat and staying entertained, why wouldn’t you take your self-pampering a step further by booking a luxury retreat that caters to your every need and gladly accommodates your demands?
Constance Moofushi | Alufi Atoll, Maldives
A five-star, all-inclusive resort, the Constance Moofushi is a screensaver-worthy resort on a secluded island that surrounds you with dazzling white sand and the Indian Ocean. It also offers one of the best private airport lounges for those who arrive via seaplane from Male. The Constance is never more than 30 minutes away from the best dive spots in the world and is home to a local reef. Feast on your favorite seafood in the sand-floored restaurant, work on your Maldivian tan and dip your toes in the water by simply walking down the steps of your private Water Villa.
The Village Coconut Island | Phuket, Thailand
Only accessible by helicopter or water taxi, the Village Coconut Island is the place to go when you want seclusion on an exclusive beachfront in Phang Nga Bay. The resort has a laid-back feel that moves at your pace and activities that include cooking classes, water sports, golf, hiking and a Kids Club. Guests have exclusive access to a complimentary 24-hour water taxi service. Be sure to book a treatment at the Village Spa in the secluded tropical garden.
Blackberry Farm | Walland, Tennessee
When you want an escape that isn’t as far-flung, book a Hill Cottage or house at the elegant Blackberry Farm. The serene, secluded 4,200-acre retreat in the Appalachians is a nature and foodie lover’s dream come true. Activities at the resort include outdoor sports, carriage rides, cooking demonstrations, gardening classes, tasting tours, truffle hunting, and wine and whiskey tastings. If you need a set of wheel to get around, Blackberry Farm will arrange a “test drive” in a luxury vehicle or a Harley-Davidson rental.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya | Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
One of the top-rated all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an escape to white sand beaches and turquoise waters found on postcards. The resort goes beyond all-inclusive standards to bring you the only family-friendly luxury property in the Mexican Caribbean. If you’re traveling sans-children, no worries—the property has three distinct settings, including one that’s for adults only. The resort pairs its eco-friendly practices with world-class butler service, outstanding cuisine, local art and spectacular views. Activities include swimming with dolphins, kite surfing, sea trekking, kayak tours, and special activities for children and teens.
Pullman Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa | Marrakesh, Morocco
Surrounded by 42 acres of palms and olive trees, the Pullman Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa gives you the perfect way to enjoy the “Red City” in style and comfort. The resort has something for everyone, particularly those traveling with children, who will love the on-site giant trampolines, petting zoo, mini-golf, and pools. When you’re ready to relax, head to the opulent spa within a traditional hammam, golf course, or one of the exceptional on-site restaurants or bars. When you want to explore the ancient town, take advantage of the resort’s complimentary shuttle service.