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14 Best New Resorts Around the World

With so many people ready to get back out there and travel, it’s the perfect time to check out one of the world’s newest resorts. Over the last year or two, many properties have made their debut which means you can be one of the first to take advantage of impressive facilities and maybe even enjoy your own private pool. Whether you’re looking for something closer to home or you plan to jet off across the globe, from California wine country to the remote Maldives, these ideas are sure to get you motivated to pack.

Zulal Wellness Resort - Qatar Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar
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Zulal Wellness Resort - Qatar

Located along the Arabian Gulf at the northernmost tip of the Qatar Peninsula, Zulal aims to provide a transformative wellness experience that boosts emotional, mental, and physical health. It’s a respite from the outside world with lush gardens filled with medicinal and edible plants and herbs, nature walks and yoga, and a spa that offers stress-melting treatments. Relax with a massage, take a fitness class, and enjoy the ozone-treated outdoor pool. The on-site restaurants serve delicious, nutritious fare and it all begins with a consultant from a wellness advisor to ensure you get the most out of the experience. Rooms and suites offer views of the beach, sea, or lagoon. Some come with terraces, private plunge pools, and saunas.

Montage Healdsburg - Healdsburg, California Montage Healdsburg
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Montage Healdsburg - Healdsburg, California

The first large-scale luxury resort in Sonoma Wine Country, Montage Healdsburg opened in January 2021, tucked between the Mayacamas Mountains and the Pacific. Due to the horrific wildfire season the region faced recently the terrain is still fragile so the rooms were raised, leaving the land as undisturbed as possible. There are over 20,000 live oak trees and guests can also look forward to views of the vineyard, mountains, or forest. Some rooms include kitchenettes, fire pits, and bars. There’s a beautiful zero-edge pool on the property along with a massive spa and a restaurant with a menu focused on the highest quality local ingredients.

JOALI BEING - Maldives Joali Maldives
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JOALI BEING - Maldives

For an exotic wellness trip, it doesn’t get much better than the Maldives, a nation of tropical fantasy-like islands in the Indian Ocean dotted with luxury resorts. JOALI BEING has an expert staff of nutritionists, therapists, and other practitioners dedicated to supporting energy, the microbiome, the skin, and the mind, otherwise known as the four “pillars.” It’s a place to unplug and forget about the buzz of your electronics, although the beach and overwater villas have Wi-Fi access, along with plunge pools. Dining is focused on “earth to table” cuisine with vegan and vegetarian dishes while the spa offers multiple treatments, ayurvedic massages, Watsu therapy pools, sensory deprivation chambers, herbology lessons, and more.

Hotel Clio Denver - Denver, Colorado Hotel Clio Denver
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Hotel Clio Denver - Denver, Colorado

Opened in early 2022, this hotel in the desirable Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver will put you steps from the city’s most upscale shops, a luxurious mall, art galleries, and fine dining restaurants. It has its own chic restaurant, the highly acclaimed Toro Latin Kitchen & Lounge which offers a creative Pan-Latin menu featuring small plates and family-style dishes. There’s an outdoor patio and fire pit to relax on and a 24/7 fitness center to keep up with your workouts. The spacious guest rooms and suites include city or Rocky Mountain views, Smart TVs, minibars, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi.

Six Senses Fort Barwara - Chauth Ka Barwara Rajasthan, India Six Senses Fort Barwara
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Six Senses Fort Barwara - Chauth Ka Barwara Rajasthan, India

Six Senses opened this amazing hotel that will bring you on a journey back in time, set within a restored 14th-century hilltop garrison once owned by a royal Rajasthani family. Dating back 700 years, inside there are lush gardens with palm trees and native plants, two gorgeous pools, and a spa where guests enjoy the royal treatment. Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation, and more can all be enjoyed. There are three on-site restaurants with food that “feeds the soul,” serving dishes with ingredients from the property’s organic garden and local farmers. Some of the elegant suites come with extra-luxe features like hot tubs, private pools, gardens, and outdoor showers.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands - Maldives Aerial View of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands
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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands - Maldives

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands opened in July of 2021 with 100 overwater and beachfront villas that range from one to three bedrooms, all with infinity pools and huge sun decks that overlook the stunning clear blue waters. Every guest gets an island butler who will take care of all requests like dinner reservations and activity bookings. You’ll be able to reach yours at any time as you’ll get their mobile number. The complex includes six restaurants, one helmed by a Michelin-starred chef, a luxe spa, fitness center, dive center, and even a photography studio.

Lovango Resort and Beach Club - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands Lovango Resort and Beach Club
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Lovango Resort and Beach Club - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Nestled between the main islands of St. Thomas and St. John on Lovongo Cay, accessed via a short ferry ride from Red Hook on St. Thomas, Lovango Resort is part secluded tropical getaway and part upscale beach club. Reminiscent of a private island in the South Pacific, it’s the first new-build resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands in over three decades. Rooms include luxury treehouses and glamping tents, with features like mosquito netting over the beds, integrated cooling systems, and unobstructed views over the adjacent bird sanctuary island. Breakfast will be left outside your door every morning so that you can enjoy it on your terrace, while lunch and dinner focuses on items like the catch-of-the-day, fresh salads, and ceviche – dishes can even be delivered to you as you relax in your beach chair.

Kalesma Mykonos - Ornos, Mykonos, Greece room with pool and sea view at Kalesma Mykonos
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Kalesma Mykonos - Ornos, Mykonos, Greece

An intimate resort that looks like a typical Mykonos village, Kalesma Mykonos sits on a hill that overlooks Ornos Bay, just a short walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos. It was the first property to include private plunge pools or swimming pools in every room. There are just 25 suites and two luxe villas that can be connected to form one vast residence. Each one is three stories and includes a fully equipped kitchen plus a sprawling terrace with an alfresco dining area and heated pool. Private chefs and butlers can be arranged. There’s a heated saltwater pool that overlooks the sea and a gym with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and personal trainers, while spa services can be ordered in-room with a dedicated spa opening in 2023.

The Meridian Club - Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos PIne Cay with stunning beach and sea
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The Meridian Club - Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos

Pine Cay, a secluded 800-acre private island and hotel in the Turks and Caicos, is a 20-minute boat ride from Providenciales which will feel like a world away here, with no paved roads, or shops, or even restaurants other than what you’ll find at the resort. Enjoy two miles of pristine white sands, complimentary snorkeling gear, bikes, kayaks, and Hobie cats, along with a freshwater pool and exceptional dining, including local conch and snapper. There are 17 beachfront resort rooms and 11 private homes with features like private patios and outdoor rainfall showers. All include your own private palapa-style umbrella and two lounge chairs on the beach.

Hotel Xcaret Arte - Playa del Carmen, Mexico Hotel Xcaret Arte
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Hotel Xcaret Arte - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Arte opened its doors in July 2021 with 900 suites that pay tribute to great American artists. An adults-only all-inclusive property, it provides unlimited access to all seven Grupo Xcaret eco-adventure parks and aims to immerse guests in authentic Mexican culture in every way, from the architecture to activities and gastronomy. The seven restaurants offer regional Mexican cuisine, pre-Colombian dishes, and contemporary vegan. You’ll find multiple pools, a lavish spa, a speakeasy bar with live jazz, and opportunities for cultural experiences like cooking workshops, pottery instruction, and weaving lessons. Accommodations range from garden view suites to oceanfront rooms with exclusive swimming pool access.

Sensiria Resort and Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico Sensira Resorts
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Sensiria Resort and Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Sensiria is an all-inclusive oceanfront resort along the Riveria Maya coast that made its debut in early 2021. While it offers adult-only accommodation with specially tailored amenities and butler service, families will love it here too. The teens and kids have their own special areas designed by age groups and there’s an aquapark with water chutes and fountains as well as 18 holes of mini-golf. the grounds include three pools, two kids’ clubs, multiple bars and restaurants, plus there are Pilates and yoga classes too.

Explora El Chalten Lodge - El Chalten, Argentina Explora El Chalten Lodge
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Explora El Chalten Lodge - El Chalten, Argentina

Located in Argentinian Patagonia, one of the world’s most breathtaking wild and remote spots, Explora El Chalten Lodge is tucked between dramatic jagged mountain peaks and an endless blue ice field with condors that have 11-foot wingspans seen soaring through the skies. It features 20 whitewashed rooms with panoramic views of the mountains and semi-outdoor kitchens. Dining features a mouthwatering locavore menu designed by top Argentine chefs while a variety of excursions can be enjoyed led by certified bilingual guides, including a variety of treks, overland trips, rock climbing, and ice hikes.

Rosewood Sao Paulo - Brazil Rosewood Sao Paulo
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Rosewood Sao Paulo - Brazil

The first Rosewood brand hotel to open in South America, Rosewood Sao Paulo has been receiving rave reviews since its recent January 2022 opening. It’s spread across a complex of historic buildings with 160 rooms and suites along with 124 residences with upscale amenities, some of which come with personalized butler service. There are two pools, a cinema, music studio, and six different dining venues, including Taraz with an outdoor patio for dining on pan-Latin American fare among a reconstructed olive grove. A permanent collection of art with more than 450 works by Brazilian artists can be enjoyed too.

Maybourne Riviera - Roquebrune-Cap Martin, France Maybourne Riviera
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Maybourne Riviera - Roquebrune-Cap Martin, France

Located in the sleepy village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Maybourne Riviera is a Côte d’Azur hotel boasting sweeping vistas of the Mediterranean and three world-class restaurants featuring big players from the culinary world, including an eatery by sushi chef Hiro Sato. From all of the 69 rooms and suites, guests can look forward to breathtaking sunrises over Cap Martin; sunset while sunsets and the sparkling lights of Monte Carlo can be viewed from the bar or while soaking in your marble bathtub.

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