Luxury resorts offer the ultimate in vacation pleasure. Your every whim is catered to, with delicious cuisine available any time of the day and beautiful beaches just a few steps from your hotel room. There are plenty of resorts around these days, but these hotels really set themselves apart from the crowd.

Acqualina Resort And Spa, Miami

Acqualina Resort offers respite from the hustle and bustle of South Beach- a little touch of paradise on the southernmost tip of the United States. This resort is extravagant without being tacky- the décor is modern and tasteful, and the service offered by the hotel staff is consistently top notch. You’ll have 400 feet of dramatic Atlantic coastline to explore when you stay at Acqualina, as well as three different beachfront restaurants to choose from and stunning oceanfront swimming pools. The on-site spa is perfect for winding down and relaxing, with 16 different treatment rooms and special facilities for couples.

Montage Laguna Beach, California

Experience the very best of West Coast hospitality at Montage Laguna Beach a luxury resort in the heart of Orange County. Whether you want to stroll along Laguna Beach or get a world class facial at the resort’s 5 star Spa Montage, you can do it from the comfort of this luxurious hotel. The resort also has world class children and teen’s programs to ensure that the whole family has a great time on their vacation.

Four Seasons Resort, Maui

If you’re looking for high-class luxury and elegance, you can never go wrong with the Four Seasons chain of resorts. Their Maui hotel is the largest on the island, with a vast range of activities and amenities to ensure that your trip is a memorable one. The grand hotel rooms have fully customizable beds, allowing you to create your perfect resting place, and there are ‘experience’ packages available for romance, adventure and family fun. The Four Reasons Resort also has a range of restaurants to choose from, so you can experience Italian fine, delicious steaks or fresh seafood, depending on your mood.

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, China

Mandarin Oriental offers an elite retreat on the stunning Hainan Island. The resort is famed for its delicious food, luxurious spa and stunning scenery. While the beaches are the main attraction, the hotel is also surrounded by tropical gardens and lush greenery, so you can get a taste for all of the natural wonders that China has to offer. Travellers looking for a little extra luxury can book their own private villas on the resort, with a pool all to themselves and their own beautiful garden.

Viceroy Anguilla, Caribbean

Find luxury in the midst of the Caribbean waves at the Viceroy Anguilla, a world-class resort that offers modern elegance alongside natural beauty. Situated along two white, sandy beaches, the resort is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself. With five different restaurants and bars to choose from and plenty of activities and sports on hand for the kids, there really is something for everyone at the Viceroy Anguilla.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is the perfect paradise destination for honeymoons, romantic getaways and unforgettable family vacations, and the St Regis Resort is the perfect place to experience the best that the island has to offer. With an exclusive Clarins spa and impeccable 24/7 service, as well as a range of luxury villas for guests looking to enjoy their vacation in seclusion, the St Regis Bora Bora certainly knows how to make you feel at home.

Image: “Honeymoon in Bora Bora” by marlonius on Flickr.