The Most Incredible Hotels to Add to Your Bucket List in 2016

Lauren Powell
by Lauren Powell

While we love adding to our desirable (and growing!) bucket lists, we’re also advocates of actioning our never-ending travel wish-lists—and what better time to do so than now? Luxury travel giant, The Leading Hotels of the World, which is home to many of the world’s finest and unique hotels, has revealed five properties that are a must-see this year—and they are ready for you to experience now. Add these to your list, then tick them off immediately. If you’re in the market for an unforgettable escape this year, read on now.

Laucala Island Resort, Laucala Island, Fiji

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If it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for us! Laucala Island was the recent vacation destination of choice for the talk show host—and for good reason. The island is made up of 3,500 exclusive tropical acres brimming with coconut plantations, sandy beaches, rich green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty. Located on the northern tip of the island, Laucala Island Resort, is home to 25 luxury-yet-relaxed villas. No matter your interests, Laucala Island is your oyster—dive, swim, surf, hike, eat, or drink—take your pick. This resort if the definition of holiday.

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Palace Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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The Palace Hotel Tokyo is a peaceful haven in the centre of the bustling, electric city that is Tokyo. Heir to some of the city’s most exclusive real estate, the stunning hotel located in the Marunouchi district boasts an array of fine dining restaurants and bars and Japan’s very first Evian Spa, complete with views of the Imperial Palace gardens. Next stop? Tokyo.  

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Halekulani, Honolulu, USA

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Love sun, surf, sand, and shopping? Jump on the next plane to Hawaii and take a transfer to Halekulani. Nestled on five acres of florishing gardens along the iconic Waikiki Beach, Halekulani (meaning “house befitting heaven”) is the ultimate destination for holiday-makers. Lounge by the freshwater pool, treat yourself to a hot stone massage followed by a French-inspired dinner at La Mer.

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The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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It’s a touch of unparalleled luxury in the heart of Vietnam’s colourful and diverse Ho Chi Minh City. The Reverie Saigon offers the ultimate luxury hotel rooms and serviced apartments with marble surfaces, gold detailing, and Italian designs that meet panoramic views of the city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. Impressive is an understatement.

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The Nai Harn, Phuket, Thailand

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Already a popular destination for all Australians thanks to is welcomed proximity, stunning scenery, and enviable climate, it seems Phuket just got even better. The Nai Harn is changing the face of the island, with its five star resort offering in one of the island's most exclusive locations—tucked away in a tropical rainforest overlooking Nai Harn Beach and Bay. An unprecedented view, a beachside butler service, and unique privacy—what more could you want?

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