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The world's top resorts have everything a guest would need, whether it be a glamorous pool or a pampering spa, a host of on-site activities (tennis anyone?), or a gorgeously designed room with stellar views. Add in gourmet restaurants, a buzzing bar, and top-notch service, and there's no reason to ever leave. Here are some of the world's best resorts to rest your head in.

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One&Only Reethi Rah — Maldives 
One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah — Maldives

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One&Only Reethi Rah, on a tropical island in the Maldives, is one of the best resorts in the world. Not only does it have over-the-water bungalows in a turquoise lagoon, but miles of powder-soft sand, water sports ranging from snorkeling and fishing charters, and glamorous waterfront restaurants like Reethi for Asian fusion fare.

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UNICO 20 º N 87 º W — Riviera Maya, Mexico 
UNICO 20 º N 87 º W
UNICO 20 º N 87 º W — Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Unico, an all-inclusive resort named for the region's longitude and latitude, is halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on Mexico's Riviera Maya. It's known for its stylish design, restaurants by Mexican chef Christian Bravo, and its swim-up poolside rooms.

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Ashford Castle — Cong, Ireland
Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle — Cong, Ireland

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Make like you're the lord or lady of the manor during a stay at Ashford Castle, a swanky castle hotel in the west of Ireland. Try your hand at archery and falconry, enjoy afternoon tea, spend time in the spa, and dine in the chandelier-filled George V Dining Room.

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Singita Boulders Lodge — Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa
Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders Lodge — Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa

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Always fantasized about taking an African safari? Cross this dream trip off your list at Singita Boulders Lodge, a gorgeous rustic-chic resort-like lodge near Kruger National Park. Expect ranger-led game drives, drinks beside a blazing fire pit, and dinner under the stars.

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Hotel Talisa — Vail, Colorado
Hotel Talisa
Hotel Talisa — Vail, Colorado

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Fresh from a $60 million makeover, the Hotel Talisa takes pride of place in Vail, which buzzes not only in winter as a top ski resort, but in summertime, too. Located along Gore Creek, the 285-room resort has a pampering spa (try the Colorado wildflower scrub), an infinity saltwater pool, outdoor fire pits, and killer Rocky Mountain views.

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The St. Regis Princeville Resort — Kauai, Hawaii 
St. Regis Princeville Resort
The St. Regis Princeville Resort — Kauai, Hawaii

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Located on Kauai, Hawaii's lushest island, is The St. Regis Princeville Resort. After a day of hiking on nearby trails, take a dip in the resort's infinity pool, enjoy a traditional lomi lomi massage, and dine alfresco in the Makana Terrace restaurant, overlooking Hanalei Bay.

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan — Bali, Indonesia 
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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan — Bali, Indonesia

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The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, with its luxurious villas featuring teak woodwork and plunge pools overlooking Bali's rice paddies, is one of the world's top resorts. It also has an Insta-worhty two-level pool, a holistic spa, outdoor yoga, and Balinese dance classes.

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Coworth Park — Ascot, England 
Coworth Park
Coworth Park — Ascot, England

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For his last night as a single man, Prince Harry stayed at Coworth Park, a grand manor estate less than an hour from Windsor Castle. Even if you're not royalty, you'll be treated like you are at this posh resort, complete with an equestrian center, woodlands, a spa, and a Michelin-starred restaurant, serving modern British cuisine.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Baha Mar — Nassau, Bahamas

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The dazzling new Baha Mar complex on Nassau in the Bahamas is home to not one, but three resorts, including a Grand Hyatt, featuring an eclectic art collection and the Caribbean's most elegant casino, the sleek SLS, and a soon-to-open Rosewood. A golf course, a sprawling pool/beach complex, a flamingo preserve, and over a dozen restaurants and bars complete the picture.

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Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc — Cap D'Antibes, France
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc — Cap D'Antibes, France

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Celebrities love to vacation at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a ritzy resort in the south of France. Housed in a grand 19th-century mansion, the Hotel du Cap features Louis XV furnishings, landscaped gardens, and sexy restaurants overlooking the yacht-filled Mediterranean Sea.

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The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert — United Arab Emirates
The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert — United Arab Emirates

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North of Dubai is this exclusive Ritz-Carlton resort on a 1,235-acre nature preserve. After a desert trek, where you can ride atop a camel and watch for Arabian oryx and antelopes, unwind back in your Bedouin-inspired villa, complete with private infinity pools just steps from the preserve's sand dunes.

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The Resort at Paws Up — Montana    
The Resort at Paws Up
The Resort at Paws Up — Montana

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If you've always fantasized about being a cowboy or cowgirl, then a trip to Paws Up, a luxury all-inclusive resort on a cattle ranch in western Montana, is in order. Not only can you learn to horseback ride, but you can try fly-fishing and archery as well. Glamping fans can stay in rustic-chic tents or in one of the ranch's many upscale cabins and homes.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo — Lake Como, Italy 
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Grand Hotel Tremezzo — Lake Como, Italy

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One of the best resorts in the world is the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, which has a dreamy location across from the charming village of Bellagio. The resort offers private boat tours, where you'll pass clusters of red-roofed villages, but come sunset, you'll want to be at an outdoor table at La Terrazza, sipping prosecco and eating pasta.

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Arizona Biltmore — Phoenix 
Arizona Biltmore
Arizona Biltmore — Phoenix

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Phoenix's Arizona Biltmore, which opened in 1929, once hosted Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, the resort features upscale cottages around beautifully manicured lawns. There are eight pools, two golf courses, a spa, and fire pits to take in views of Piestewa Peak.

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Explora Patagonia — Patagonia, Chile
Explora Patagonia
Explora Patagonia — Patagonia, Chile

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One of the world's most ruggedly beautiful destinations is Patagonia, and one of the best places to stay there is Explora, an upscale ec0-lodge located within Torres Del Paine National Park. Some of the activities offered through the resort include hiking on glaciers and horseback riding through the pampas (grasslands).