Luxurious Destinations to Appreciate Earth’s Beauty

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The Earth is filled with natural wonders, some more accessible than others. When planning a trip around the most beautiful scenescapes our planet has to offer, the ability to stay in close proximity without sacrificing the creature comforts of a luxury vacation is rare.

Here are six luxurious destinations around the world that will not disappoint even the most seasoned luxury globetrotters. 

1. Banff National Park, Canada

The peaks and glacial lakes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains are best viewed from Banff National Park. Consider a stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for a truly luxurious experience. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies” offers a unique year-round mountain experience including skiing, a 27-hole golf course, and a lavish spa. Appreciate Canada’s Rocky Mountains by taking advantage of all the opportunities the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel offers, such as family recreation programs, the fitness and aquatic center, and the many private tour experiences. 

2. Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland 

Enjoy the splendid countryside of Ireland this Spring or Summer by staying at Dromoland Castle, located in Newmarket on Fergus and welcoming guests since the 16th century. This 500-acre estate will allow you to fully cherish Ireland’s hills, river valleys and lake shores by participating in outdoor activities such as fishing, archery, estate cycles, clay shooting, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, tennis, and more. 

3. Denali National Park, Alaska

Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve is the perfect destination for adventurers looking to explore 6 million acres of landscape, America’s tallest peaks, glaciers and unique wildlife, including elk, grizzly bears, moose and more. For a base camp, consider Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. A truly luxurious experience with fine dining at multiple restaurants and luxury amenities, the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge also offers activities such as Princess Alaska rail tours, river rafting and hiking tours. 

4. Yosemite National Park, Calif.

Famous for its granite cliffs and giant sequoia trees, Yosemite National Park is the perfect place to fully appreciate the Earth’s wonders. Stay at Yosemite’s Rush Creek Lodge and Spa to witness a once-in-a-lifetime experience at California’s most famous national park. Located at the park’s west entrance, stay in one of Rush Creek’s many suites or hillside villas for an extensive luxury experience. The Rush Creek Lodge provides a newly updated spa, a large saltwater pool with two hot tubs, and a true mountain lodge dining experience. 

5. Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Cherish a unique waterfront landscape at the Blue Lagoon, located in Iceland. This geothermal outdoor spa is a must-experience for those seeking a true wellness vacation. Stay within a 10-minute walk at the Silica Hotel, where you can choose your own customized package, including the Blue Lagoon package, a Night with Dinner at Lava Restaurant, the Retreat Spa package, and the Classic Cuisine and a floating massage called the “In-water Experience.” Silica prioritizes well-being from its deluxe rooms to their private lagoon in-water massage and float therapy treatments. 

6. Great Barrier Reef, Australia 

Plan a trip to Australia to appreciate the world’s largest coral reef, and experience one of the Earth’s disappearing seascapes. Partake in snorkeling and scuba diving activities or visit Whitehaven Beach, which consists of 4 miles of pure white sands. For a more adventurous experience, participate in reef sailing or air tours. Consider a stay at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, the perfect location for leisure travelers looking to explore Cairns’ hidden wonders and famous attractions such as the Esplanade and the Reef Casino.