From panoramic cityscape, soaring mountain range, plush lounges, elevated bars to gourmet snacks, the splendid hotel porches inspired by the interplay between interior and exterior spaces are almost as important as the hotel room. Luxurylaunches picks our favorite 11 splendid hotel terraces that will compel you to plan your next family vacation right away.
11. Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas – Los Cabos, Mexico
Capella Pedregal, a premier luxury resort in Cabo San Lucas, sits on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Encompassing 24 spectacular mountainside and oceanfront acres, the luxury Cabo hotel rests at the very point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, near the legendary rock formations known as Land’s End. The beach resort is reached via the only privately owned 300-meter long tunnel in Mexico, Dos Mares. This dramatic entrance to Capella Pedregal deposits visitors at the hotel’s entrance courtyard, overlooking a long expanse of beach and the ocean.
10. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Nestled on the elbow of Cape Cod, this meticulously landscaped Cape Cod resort—whose name means “crescent on the water” most likely because the sand-spit curves about the Cove are in the crescent shape. The guest rooms offer sweeping scenic views of Round Cove or Pleasant Bay from the patio or the rooftop.
A posh waterfront location, spectacular cuisine and superb service combine to create a unique Cape Cod dining experience. Relax and enjoy the sun, surf and scenic vistas from their inviting open-air dining room and seaside deck.
9. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – French Polynesia
Wrapped by majestic views, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is surrounded by sand-fringed islets on an outer coral reef that enclose a turquoise lagoon. One of the highlights of the resort is their pool that blends seamlessly into the breathtaking view of the ocean. Sip champagne while gazing on an expanse of shimmering stars while overlooking the stunning ocean views.
8. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur – Rajasthan, India
This eighteenth-century palace is an enduring symbol of elegance and romance. A sweep of courtyards, corridors, pavilions add a royal touch to the experience. Guests are greeted with rose petals shower, traditional welcome and refreshments and then introduced to the Taj Lake Palace. The hotel offers a walk through a bygone era. In addition, guests can learn the ancient Rajasthani art of miniature painting or take cookery lessons.
7. Ladera – St. Lucia
Ladera is the only resort in St.Lucia located on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, overlooking the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. A thousand feet below, an intensely blue Caribbean Sea dashes against the volcanic Piton Mountains. From its mountains to its flora, and from its food to its people, the island beckons you to explore its lush terrain and to fall in love with its culture. Ladera offers a range of sightseeing activities on and around St. Lucia that will allow you to appreciate the uniqueness of its Caribbean history and the magnificence of its tropical location