This yr’s World’s Best Awards survey became open for vote casting January eleven via May 10, 2021, as destinations round the world were lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Survey regulations have constantly allowed readers to mirror on their journey stories over a 3-yr duration. We desire that this yr’s honorees will inspire your personal travels as you get again out into the arena.
Although many of us had been grounded for a great deal of 2020, in our hearts, we remained international residents. Travel + Leisure readers recognize that adventures in no way stop, even if we remain close to domestic — and an first-rate hotel can nevertheless positioned a smile in your face, mainly when the sector feels tumultuous. From the Caribbean to Southeast Asia, from Africa to South America, this 12 months’s pinnacle 100 winners span the globe and consist of town skyscrapers, jungle glamping, palace resorts, luxe safari accommodations, and seaside hideaways. But top-notch provider, most efficient places, and over-the-top amenities join the winners and make certain they upward push above the relaxation.
Every yr for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on journey reviews around the world — to percentage their reviews on the top resorts, motels, towns, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and greater. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, carrier, meals, and universal value. Properties have been labeled as town or resort primarily based on their places and services.
Two visitor villas tucked into trees at Mahali Mzuri, voted one of the fine motels in the world
Credit: Courtesy of Mahali Mzuri
India made the strongest showing of any single usa, with a total of 12 properties. Indian motels and inns inside the Top a hundred encompass No. 8, the Oberoi Udaivillas; No. 10, the Oberoi, New Delhi; No. 31, Hyatt Regency Amritsar; and No. 88, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. Mexico additionally did well this yr, capturing seven spots, together with No. 39, Viceroy Riviera Maya; No. 50, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort; and No. 66, Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
The Caribbean was well represented, with accommodations inside the Bahamas (Kamalame Cay at No. 7), St. Lucia (Jade Mountain at No. 78 and Cap Maison at No. ninety three), Jamaica (Round Hill Hotel and Villas at No. 62 and Tensing Pen at No. ninety three), and St. Bart’s (Hôtel Le Toiny at No. ninety five) all making the listing.
Our readers stay inspired and stimulated with the aid of Sub-Saharan Africa, balloting 13 properties inside the region onto the listing — such as the first-ever No. 1 from Kenya. Keep reading to examine more about Mahali Mzuri and the rest of the winners round the world.1. Mahali Mzuri, Masai Mara, Kenya
Guest suite at Mahali Mzuri, voted one of the high-quality lodges in the international
Credit: Courtesy of Mahali Mzuri
Part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection, Sir Richard Branson’s majestic safari camp inside the Masai Mara is “just ideal,” consistent with one voter. The apparently area-age tents somehow upward push up out of the landscape and blend in with it simultaneously. Wildlife remains abundant inside the surrounding bush — best for the twice-day by day sport drives — and the guides are extraordinarily knowledgeable. One respondent raved approximately the “remarkable carrier,” adding that “the hospitality provided at Mahali Mzuri resembles the name,” because of this lovely region in Swahili. Another reader says truly that it is “the satisfactory highly-priced camp to visit at the African continent.”2. Nayara Tented Camp, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
View from a visitor tent at Nayara Tented Camp, voted one of the quality motels in the global
Credit: Brice Ferre Studio/Courtesy of Nayara Tented Camp
The maximum latest entry to the Nayara brand has all the details blanketed. Cliff-pinnacle safari tents have spacious bathrooms with soaking tubs, non-public decks, and infinity plunge pools that forget about the lush Costa Rican rain wooded area and the enforcing Arenal Volcano. Elsewhere at the assets, visitors can spot flora and fauna like sloths and toucans; take a dip inside the dramatic, cantilevered, hot-spring-fed mineral pools; and indulge within the plush spa.3. The Opposite House, Beijing
Art wall at the reception vicinity of the Opposite House, voted one of the excellent resorts within the world
Credit: Courtesy of Swire Hotels
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed this emerald glass constructing with subtle references to conventional Chinese architecture. Rooms are minimalist with pricey touches like o.k.soaking tubs and lush beds, the body of workers is über-attentive, and the vicinity is close to all the Beijing points of interest.4. Capella Bangkok