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Top 10s

Everyone loves a top ten so we've curated our latest crushes into one quick and easy list. Discover our favorite properties, dive reefs, spa destination, rooms with a view, and more.

Many of the fabulous properties across our portfolio have something distinct in common. It could be an amazing private pool, a particularly magical spot to dine al fresco, a canvas roof, or a jaw-dropping beachfront. To highlight this, we regularly collate themed Top 10s that each feature 10 properties or destinations with something remarkable in common, or reflect a certain type of vacation experience. Our latest Top 10s are featured below, and we're always adding to the list. Take a look, be inspired and contact us for more information.

Our favorite spa hotels

At Scott Dunn we recognise the need to unwind and take a step back from the stresses of modern day life. Whether you want a complete head to toe pampering, a spiritual yoga retreat or an intensive detoxing, we know where to find what’s best for you.

Top 10 city breaks

From orange filled streets and delicious tapas in Seville to long summer nights in St Petersburg or even the fabulous souks and boutique Riads of Marrakech, we've got something to suit every taste.

Top 10 child friendly hotels

Our travel specialists have picked their favorite luxury child friendly hotels for you and your family to enjoy.

Top 10 New World vineyards

From Australia and New Zealand, to South America and South Africa – take a look at our favorite vineyards in the New World.

Top 10 spas in the Alps

Skiers and non-skiers alike will enjoy all that these fantastic spas have to offer. What better way to ease those hard-earned aches and pains from an active day on the piste than to relax and rejuvenate in one of the best spas in the Alps. There are many fabulous spas in the Alps to choose from but here are our top 10 favorites for that great balance of serenity and indulgence.

Top 10 new hotels

Take a look at our favorite new hotels; from a stunning lodge in Zambia to a converted 17th century monastery in Italy.

Top 10 ski runs

Our ski team have chosen their favorite runs for intermediate and expert skiers in ten of the resorts we offer.

Top 10 suites

Your own butler, the most stunning views, vast lounge areas and private pools... we have pulled together a list of our favorite suites from around the world. We tried to cut down our favorites, but couldn't, so here are our top 13 suites!

Top 10 treks

Trek to the base of Everest, journey from the Andes to the sacred Machu Picchu or explore Morocco’s stunning Atlas Mountains.

Top 10 beaches

From pink hued sand in the Bahamas to a rustic and remote stretch of sand on Brazil's northern coast, we share our current top 10 picks for beach vacations.

Our top 10 private houses in Africa

Enjoy the flexibility and privacy of a home from home, combined with the same level of service and gourmet dining you’d expect from a five star hotel.

Top 10 diving destinations

Immerse yourself in our top 10 very favorite dive spots around the world.

Top 10 honeymoon destinations

Our travel specialists share our top 10 honeymoon destinations.

Top 10 golf hotels

Here are our top 10 golf hotels, not only do they having fantastic courses but gorgeous accommodation too.

Top 10 healthy vacations

We recommend our top 10 healthy vacations from destination spas to active and adventure vacations.

Top 10 itineraries

Explore these exciting itineraries, created and handpicked by our travel specialists.

Top 10 hidden hideaways

Escape to a remote mountain hideaway, desert camp and or island retreat.

Top 10 private pools

A private pool is the ultimate luxury when you’re on vacation – and with surrounding rainforest, views of the ocean, or the beach just meters away, these properties feature some of the best pools around.

Top 10 restaurants

For a unique dining experience, try a restaurant under the sea or on a floating island...

Top 10 riding vacations

Our travel specialists share their favorite riding experiences.

Top 10 sports destinations

For an energetic getaway, take a look at our top 10 active and adventure vacations.

Top 10 tented camps

Our top 10 luxury tented camps - this is camping as you've never known it. We've selected amazing camps from around the world, from wonderfully luxurious safari tents to canvas retreats by the ocean or in the desert. You'll fall asleep close to the stars and a footstep from nature.

Top 5 baths with a view

Bathe and gaze onto the mountains, the ocean or even The Taj Mahal from one of these "baths with a view".

Our top 10 island villas

Our travel specialists have picked some of their favoutite hotel villas in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean

Top 10 boats & cruises

Our travel specialists have picked their favorite boats and cruises for you to enjoy. From a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala to a catamaran in the Maldives, we've got something for everyone.

Our top 10 Caribbean favorites

Our favorite Caribbean getaways offering outstanding service, exclusive accommodation and gourmet dining.

Our top 10 Indian Ocean favorites

The Indian Ocean offers perfect white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, stunning snorkeling and diving… all with wonderful service.

Our top 10 Middle East favorites

Our favorite Middle East getaways offering outstanding service, exclusive accommodation and gourmet dining.

Our top 10 romantic destinations

Our travel specialists have picked their favorite romantic destinations for you to enjoy.

Top 10 teen itineraries

Teens are tricky customers. You know they are exhausted going into the vacations and need some downtime but will also need entertaining once they’ve chilled out a bit. And entertaining doesn’t mean sandcastles and a swimming pool; it means quad biking, surfing, scuba diving, skiing, zip-lining, getting up close and personal with incredible wildlife and mind blowing Facebook-worthy sights.

Top 10 winter wonderlands

Our travel specialists have picked their favorite winter wonderlands for you to enjoy. From Christmas markets in Prague and ice-skating in New York's Central Park to skiing in the Dolomites and watching the Northern Lights in Canada.

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