Our Top 10 Favorite Luxury Resorts

Baby boomer travelers are continually asking us about our very favorite luxury resort destination, and our favorite quip has always been ‘our next destination’.

However, now that we’ve got a significant number of luxury travel resort destinations under our belts, we thought it was high time we answer the question without a smarty-pants answer.

Before we disclose our list, you should know that we limited this list to resort destinations and have left a great many metropolitan hotels, boutique hotels, bed & breakfasts, cruise ships, yurts, and other fine experiences for another list at another time.

Furthermore, we made absolutely no attempt to rate one over the other.  We simply listed them as they came to our minds.  However, I’m certain that there are a few psychologists in our readership who would cry that a subconscience prioritization was in fact happening.

Be that as it may, here are our travel video postcards from each of our top 10 favorite luxury resorts.

Grab a bag of popcorn, sit back and relax, and prepare to be amazed at some beautiful travel destinations that are certain to be added to your bucket list.

Note: if you can’t see the videos, click here.

The Roaming Boomers® Top 10 Favorite Luxury Resort Experiences

#1 – Four Seasons Bora Bora

We’ll never forget the romance, the color of the waters, the magic of Bora Bora, and the outstanding service of this Four Seasons property.  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#2 – Four Seasons Hualalai – Hawaii, the Big Island

We’ve made five trips to Hawaii, the Big Island and it’s no secret that it is one of our favorite destinations in the world.  This particular Four Seasons property has garnered an enviable collection of awards from everyone’s best of the best list.  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#3 – Jade Mountain – St. Lucia

We spent a full week at Jade Mountain for our 25th wedding anniversary.  Their famous three-walled rooms were absolutely breathtaking, and perhaps the perfect place in all the world to celebrate our special occasion.  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#4 – Caneel Bay – St. John US Virgin Islands

We’ve made two trips in our lifetime to this fabulous resort.  It’s the former Caribbean plantation compound of Laurence Rockefeller, and today is a world-class resort with seven of its own private beaches.  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#5 – San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara

The honeymoon spot for JFK, and one of our very favorite spots on the California coast.  This was quite possibly the most luxurious room of all, and it’s a favorite of Hollywood types to sneak away from the peering eyes of the paparazzi.  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#6 – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Canadian Rockies

When we first saw this resort, we thought our eyes might pop out of our heads.  It was stunningly beautiful and very reminiscent of the Swiss Alps.  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#7 – The Fairmont Banff Spring – Canadian Rockies

A Scottish castle surrounded by mountains, forests, and lakes.  Unbelievable!  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#8 – The Grand Del Mar – San Diego

We felt as though we had stepped through a time portal into Spain, Portugal, or perhaps Italy.  World-class and one of the best meals of our life!  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#9 – St. Regis Princeville – Kauai, Hawaii

Recently the setting for George Clooney’s recent movie ‘The Descendants’, this property’s mountainside location overlooking the northern shores of Kauai will absolutely take your breath away.  We want to go back!  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

#10 – Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club – Dominican Republic

One of the newest AAA Five-Diamond resorts in the Caribbean.  White sand beaches, wonderful people, excellent food, and great fun!  For more information, here’s a link to our feature.

Wow!  There you have it.  Our top 10 favorite luxury resort destinations. As we relived these experiences, we were pinching ourselves to make certain that we weren’t dreaming.

Tell us … which of these destinations are going to make it on your bucket list?  

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3 Responses to “Our Top 10 Favorite Luxury Resorts”
  1. The Four Season’s on Bora Bora was our favorite too! Pure luxury in pure paradise! Thanks for this blog post, loved it.
    #Phoenix #luxury

  2. Roxy says:

    The Fairmont Hotels in the Rockies of Alberta are all fabulous! I have stayed at all 3 – Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper. The best that luxury has to offer and the view and surroundings are incredible. I always want to stay forever when I am at any of these resorts.

  3. Wonda beck says:

    Grin new to your site, really enjoyed the pictures. Fixing to go on a cruise to the eastern carab. Do you have any suggestion for us on this trip. Mobility only medium, age 66yrs. What kind of excursions would you suggest for my husband and I? Would appreciate any help. Wonda

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