The 12 Best Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in the World
If You're a Four Seasons Fan, this Ranking is for You.
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Baa Atoll, Maldives
Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful islands: a natural UNESCO Biosphere Reserve wilderness where iridescent blues, jungle greens and dazzling whites meet innovation, conservation and wellness with equal, vibrant intensity. Soar through the skies in our Flying Triggerfish seaplane; swim with the country’s largest known population of manta rays; rehabilitate sea turtles in our Marine Discovery Centre; connect to the buzz of Blu Beach Club, and discover the life-changing benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy at The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat – named “Most Meaningful Experience” in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2020. Committed to conservation, transparency and planetary well-being, Landaa Giraavaru partnered with The NOW Force For Good Alliance and EarthCheck on Earth Day 2020 as part of its ongoing pledge to advance sustainability in all of its forms.
A gentle ocean breeze floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa, reminding you to take it slow. Here in Seychelles, we want you to experience our secluded island Eden at your own pace, whether it’s just the two of you or the whole extended family. Spend your days lounging by your private pool and playing in the turquoise waters of Petite Anse bay, or find your bliss at our hilltop Spa before sitting down for a sunset meal on a deserted beach. However paradise might look for you, we guarantee you’ll find it here.
This retreat is a refuge of well-being, sitting high above the beach with promises of blissful seclusion and island-inspired healing rituals for your body and mind.
At Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, experience an adults-only, luxurious wellness enclave on the secluded Hawaiian island of Lanai. Create a personalized journey featuring wellness consultations, spa treatments in a private hale, fitness and well-being classes, lectures and exciting island activities, as well as dining by Nobu. Always included is round-trip airfare from Honolulu on Lanai Air, operated by Western Aircraft, Inc. Unmatched hospitality, reputable experts and an extraordinary setting combine to offer a completely customized experience to discover your greatest well-being.
The Sensei Way is our evidence-led approach to well-being. Working with Dr. David Agus and other health experts, we focus on three paths that help you get familiar with and maintain a conversation with your body and mind: movement, nourishment and rest.
Proudly standing on the shores of the scenic Bosphorus – the storied strait that links Europe and Asia – our lovingly restored, 19th-century Ottoman palace brings together Istanbul’s ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations. Relax in one of our traditional hammams, spend an afternoon lounging around our outdoor pool, and savour Anatolian delicacies as you admire the soaring minarets and towers of the city’s inimitable waterfront skyline. We’ll show you a seldom-seen side of Istanbul during your stay with us.
Indulge in one of our Spa Journeys and benefit from full use of the Spa facilities, including a sauna, steam room, spa tub and swimming pools, as well as a relaxation lounge where you can unwind in between your treatments.
Just-enhanced overwater bungalow suites, beachfront villa estates and underwater adventures welcome you at this sand-fringed idyll in the shadow of Bora Bora’s Mount Otemanu. Toast sunsets from your private plunge pool, marvel at the Tahitian night sky, or simply lose yourself in our lagoon, where the waters teem with exotic reef fish and colourful corals.
Nestled at the lagoon’s edge and surrounded by tropical groves and enlightened by the warmth of the Polynesian sun sits Te Mahana Spa. With breathtaking lagoon and ocean views, the Spa captures the energy of the Tahitian spirit with a unique sense of simplicity and luxury, defining Bora Bora.
With a guestbook signed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill and an enviable perch overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the palatial spread of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel has been the epitome of Côte d’Azur chic for more than a century. Today, sumptuous rooms with views from Nice to Monaco, Michelin-starred Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine and a lively pool club keep this landmark hotel at the forefront of Riviera life.
Celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful swimming pools, the Club Dauphin pool has been a signature symbol of the Hotel since 1939.
Surrounded by white-sand beaches and black-lava landscapes, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is perfectly situated for all kinds of island adventures. The spirit of Hawaii, from its long-held traditions to its inspired art, informs every detail of our idyllic retreat.
King’s Pond, Hualalai’s signature 1.8-million-gallon swimmable aquarium, has received a dramatic update with the addition of a new elevated swimming pool, lounge deck, and Marine Activity Center. Our Natural Resources team of on-site marine biologists provide interactive programming exclusively for Hualalai guests featuring the 4,000 diverse tropical fish living in King’s Pond. Guests are invited to spend the day at this spectacular, reimagined pool, watching the fish and marine life, enjoying a gourmet lunch poolside overlooking the ocean, or participating in one of many entertaining and educational experiences.
From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club has hosted history. It is here that you will find Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, an oceanfront destination bringing a new era of glamour elevated with chic Italian dining and a world-class spa.
With privileged beach and pool views, our Ocean Bungalows are luxurious hideaways located on the second floor of The Surf Club’s legendary Cabana Row. From the earliest years, original architect Russell Pancost instinctively understood that these sun sanctuaries would always remain the true soul of The Surf Club.
Stroll the city’s biggest private garden – a tranquil haven of statues, fountains and centuries-old trees – or retire to your suite where frescoes line the walls amid original architectural features. Our historic Hotel, with its Michelin-starred Italian restaurant and a locally inspired Spa where you can spend afternoons in pure indulgence, is just steps away from the cultural heart of Florence.
The Hotel’s expansive private garden, with its charming statues, fountains and even a small Ionic temple, was planted in the 15th century and retains all of its ancient beauty (though we’ve added a modern swimming pool for all-day relaxation). Kept hidden for centuries, you can now spend hours strolling beneath the centuries-old trees or climb the hill for a romantic dinner with Duomo views.
With a prime location on the Pacific coast, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita celebrates the rich culture of Mexico one epic sunset at a time. Reconnect with family and friends; our “mi-casa, su casa” attitude invites you to feel the true spirit of Mexican hospitality.
Your escape starts here – choose between two secluded beaches; the family friendly Lazy River; the adults only Tamai Pool and the Instagram worthy infinity-edge Nuna Pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean – we’ll bring the towels.
Float above treetops on a dramatic suspension bridge and cross into a different world. With locally inspired experiences and rice bowl-shaped architecture set against the lush Ayung River Valley, our Resort – the only Bali hotel on the 2020 Condé Nast Gold List – takes you closer to the heart and soul of Bali.
Immersed in lush jungle greenery of the Ayung River valley, our blissful spa treatments draw on the water’s energy and ancient Balinese healing rituals.
With an idyllic location on Vietnam’s culturally rich central coast, The Nam Hai offers a portal to three extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites and a breezy respite on the country’s most celebrated beach. You’ll have a chance to reconnect with your loved ones – whether you take to the East Sea by kayak, explore the glory of imperial Hue or simply savour quiet moments in your own tranquil villa.
Beautifully perched over a lotus pond, our Spa is guided by the renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings, fostering not only wellness but also compassion.