With spring finally upon us your mind might be wandering to summer holidays.
So, we’ve come up with 10 of the most idyllic getaways in the world to inspire your wanderlust.
Whether you want the holiday of a lifetime or just something to take your mind off everyday stresses, these heavenly hideaways should do the trick.
From snowy mountain getaways to sun-soaked Indian palaces, here are 10 of the most beautiful places to stay on the planet.
1. JADE MOUNTAIN, ST. LUCIA
Located above the 600-acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia gives guests remarkable views of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains. For more information go to jademountain.com
2. KATIKIES HOETL, SANTORINI
Vertical campsite in Yosemite National Park
Perched on the cliffs 300ft above the perfectly clear waters of the Aegean Sea, the Katikies Hotel was the first luxury hotel on the island with infinity pools and unbeatable views. To book go to katikieshotelsantorini.com
3. HANGING GARDENS OF BALI
Set amongst the mystic volcanoes and rice terraces in the heart of Bali, this luxury resort features 44 pool villas, an exceptional restaurant and bar, and a relaxing spa which embraces a holistic approach to wellbeing. Go to hanginggardensofbali.com for more information.
4. POSEIDON UNDERSEA RESORT, FUJI
This blue haven allows its guest to sleep under the sea. Located on the seabed and stretching almost a mile long, the barmy submerged hotel gives you the opportunity to fall asleep to the rhythmic swishes of the fish. To stay under the sea go to poseidonresorts.com
5. THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS, INDIA
On the banks of the Lake Pichola, this mystical hotel is surrounded by the grand palaces of Rajasthan and perfectly encapsulates the splendour of the royal area with gently rippling fountains, reflection pools and lush gardens. For more information go to oberoihotels.com
6. AMANGIRI RESORT, UTAH, USA
In the heart of 600 acres of desert, the resort blends beautifully with the natural landscape. Built using natural materials with hues that are camouflaged against the sand, the luxury hotel includes a huge swimming pool, library, dining room, and cellar. To book go to amanresorts.com
7. CABANES ALS ARBRES, SPAIN
This tranquil spot is perfect for nature lovers! The tree top hotel offers visitors the pleasure of being directly in touch with the foliage and ecosystem at all times. Plus sleeping out in the sticks gives you are breathtaking view of the stars. See cabanesalsarbres.com for more information.
8. HOTEL VILLA HONEGG, SWITZERLAND
Located high on Mount Bürgenstock, this early 1900s villa has awe-inspiring views of Lake Lucerne, which can be thoroughly appreciated from the heated infinity pool.
The stunning hotel also includes 23 luxurious rooms, a private cinema and a wellness centre.
Go to villa-honegg.ch for more information.
9. ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH, MALDIVES
This dream destination offers 130 private resort villas, each with a private beach view. The resort also includes luxury restaurants and a stunning infinity pool.
See oneandonlyresorts.com for details.
10. ICE HOTEL, SWEDEN
Located in the stunning surroundings of Jukkasjärvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, Icehotel is a hotel of inspired Art Suites, thrilling winter activities and mouth-watering Swedish cuisine.
And with the walls, beds and ceiling made completely of ice it could could be the coolest hotel in the world.
The unusual ice is also set for a revamp which will include a huge frozen theatre.
See discover-the-world.co.uk/icehotel for information.