Fall asleep under the stars, wake up to the sound of the ocean or relax in your four-poster bed listening to the sound of wildlife – where you rest your head at night can make all the difference to your vacation. So here are our favorite beds with a view from around the world…
Amangiri, Utah, USA: Located between Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, this room comes with a view of wind-carved mesas, canyons and desert and its décor blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings.
Angama Mara, Kenya: Perched on the edge of an escarpment, this lodge has unrivalled views over the Maasai Mara. The glass-fronted suites offer unparalleled 180 degree views and are designed to give the sensation of floating in the air.
Belle Mont Farm, St Kitts: Nestled within 400 acres of organic farmland and tropical rainforest, the cottages at this hotel offer some of the best views in the Caribbean. Each guesthouse has a veranda on two sides and a porch or pool deck carefully positioned so you can take in the scenery throughout the day.
Canvas Club, Oman: The newest and most glamorous camping option in Oman which takes you fully off the beaten track; whether it be the desert, coast or the mountains. You choose the view.
Ellerman Villa, Cape Town, South Africa: This is a self-contained home of exceptional exclusivity and unrivalled privacy just 20 minutes from the center of Cape Town. Each room has fabulous views of the coast, its own color scheme and spacious deck.
Hotel Ion, Iceland: This is a truly unusual hotel located in the remote and barren Pingvellir National Park, set amongst lava fields, waterfalls and geysers.
Jamtara, Central India: Enjoy a night to rememeber and sleep under the stars in Pench National Park. Tuck into bed under a draped mosquito net, with a hot water bottle and plenty of quilts and star-gaze until your heart’s content!
Kura Design Villas, Costa Rica: With only six suites, this minimalist hotel is truly exclusive. Each villa is surrounded by lush vegetation and views of the ocean on the horizon, the only sounds you’ll hear are those of the local wildlife.
L’Albereta, Northern Italy: The Cabriolet Suite at this boutique hotel in Lombardy is famous for its open-top roof. During the annual Perseid meteor shower, known as the tears of San Lorenzo, the suite is particularly sought after for an unforgettable night under the stars.
Mykonos Blu, Greece: Incorporating cubist lines throughout its architecture, all rooms make a feature of textile and stone and are situated in gently sloping sub-tropical gardens.
Mandarin Oriental Shanghai, China: Set amongst the gleaming skyscrapers of Luijazui and the banks of the Huangpu River lies the Mandarin Oriental. With impeccable first class service, you’ll be made to feel like the most important person in the world.
Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia: This is the ultimate address in Sydney, wake up to panoramic views of the Opera House and the sparkling waters of the Harbour.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam: Escape to one of the contemporary villas found on this archipelago. Designated a naure and marine reserve, it’s unbelievably beautiful.
Tierra Patagonia, Chile: Located on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park, this hotel brings cutting-edge design and 180 degree views of the legendary Paine Massif, one of the most photographed landmarks in the region. And you can view it all from your bedroom.
Zarafa, Botswana: For a more intimate safari experience stay at Zarafa Camp. There are only four old-style tents, each with stunning views on to the lagoon and each kitted out with a professional camera with lenses and a pair of binoculars so you can’t miss a thing.