Not everyone can say that they have been to the seven wonders of the world, have swum in the largest swimming pool on earth, or have enjoyed a meal at 16 meters below sea level. Allow yourself to experience the Earth’s greatest wonders by indulging in these 7 unique globetrotting quests.
1. Marrakech, Morocco
Once you walk through the medina of Marrakech, you will never want to leave. The remarkable architecture, endless maze of corridors, vibrant colors, abundant nightlife, and day-tours (via camel, no doubt) will piece together an unforgettable experience. Amanjena, meaning “peaceful paradise,” is a luxury resort located between Marrakech and the Sahara Desert. Amajena’s largest accommodation, al-hamra maison, features a private heated pool, a garden with minzahs to dine and lounge, and private butler service.
2. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Located in (or below) the Conrad Resort on the Maldive’s Rangali Island, Ithaa, meaning “mother of pearl” in the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, is currently rated the New York Daily News’ “most beautiful restaurant in the world.” 16 feet below the surface, Ithaa offers guests panoramic views of the ocean and its inhabitants while serving contemporary European cuisine in a six-course set dinner menu, or a four-course set lunch menu.
3. Petra, Jordan
Carved directly into white, pink, orange and red cliff faces, the ancient city of Petra was once a thriving trading center and the capital of the Nabataean Empire. Petra was lost to the western world for hundreds of year until it was infiltrated, leading to it becoming one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Rich in history, culture, and beauty, this prehistoric Jordinian city is the destination for the globetrotter who has already hit all of the well known spots.
4. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole, located off the coast of Belize, is the largest submarine sinkhole in the world and a world class destination for recreational divers. The crystal clear waters that reach a depth just over 400 feet are home to a myriad of marine life, including giant groupers, reef sharks, tropical fish, and unique coral formations. Make this a trip of a lifetime, filled with adventure and luxury by staying at Ka’ana Belize Luxury Resort before or after your dive. The small luxury resort indulges guests in personalized services, modern amenities, and incredible tours and adventures while remaining true to the rich history, unique culture, and beauty of Belize.
5. World’s Largest Hotel Suite
Grand Hills Hotel and Spa in Lebanon is home to the world’s largest hotel suite. The 4,131-square-meter suite is located in between the ocean and downtown Beirut. With two private swimming areas, three separate pavilions, rich decorations, and personalized service, the experience in the Royal Residence is unmatched.
6. World’s Largest Swimming Pool
At the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile lies the largest swimming pool in the world. A quick dip in the pool may be interrupted by a few kayaks and sail boats, but the 66-million gallon body of water provides the ultimate experience. Learn to sail without the fear of capsizing in the middle of the ocean, or train for the swimming leg of your next triathlon in luxury.
Nestled between China and India on the eastern edge of the jagged Himalays lies the nearly unreachable, landlocked country Bhutan. Tourism has yet to be an issue for Bhutan considering its limited access, which assures all visitors a pure cultural experience. Be one of the few to see the only country to use GNH (Gross National Happiness) and deem it more important than GNP (Gross National Product). Visit Abercrombie&Kent luxury travel agency to navigate this uncharted territory.