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13 of Our Favourite Boutique Gems to Visit in 2024

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17-Jan-2024 Lou Fox

13 of Our Favourite Boutique Gems to Visit in 2024

Discover the hidden gems of luxury travel...

From adult-only escapes to dreamy beach retreats, boutique hotels stand as beacons of luxury, promising a refined escape like no other. These intimate and exclusive establishments ensure that flawless service and unique designs come together to craft a sanctuary for those in pursuit of the extraordinary. Whether you're a seasoned traveller or someone who appreciates the finer things in life, boutique hotels offer an unparalleled experience that will leave you longing for more.

If this sounds like your idea of paradise, here are some of our top boutique stays for your next luxury holiday...

Blue Palace

Synonymous with luxury service and authentic Greek experiences, Blue Palace has recently reopened as a boutique hotel. Boasting chic interiors and an intimate experience, this ultra-luxury retreat invites you to immerse yourself in a refined haven where every moment is a celebration of unparalleled hospitality and Grecian allure.
This unmistakably Greek retreat invites guests into thoughtfully designed rooms adorned with natural materials and local influences while the hotel's array of authentic experiences will transport you to the essence of Greek culture and tradition. With its stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the iconic Spinalonga Island, Blue Palace is a true gem in the heart of Crete.
Island Luxury Suite
Pool views

Afitis Boutique Hotel

Elegantly designed and meticulously curated, Afitis Boutique Hotel is a testament to the art of boutique hospitality. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Halkidiki in Greece, this charming hidden gem offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
The hotel's attention to detail is evident in every aspect of its design, from the carefully chosen furnishings to the soothing colour palate that reflects the surrounding coastal landscape. But it's not just the luxurious accommodations that make Afitis Boutique Hotel stand out. Whether you choose to spend your days lounging by the pool, exploring the nearby beaches and their pristine shores or relaxing with a sumptuous spa treatment, this boutique gem truly offers an unforgettable experience.
Pool Area

The Inn At English Harbour

Perched above Freeman's Bay along Antigua's historic coast, The Inn At English Harbour is the perfect place for a luxury escape. Offering a true escape from the everyday, why not immerse yourself in the boutique tranquillity of the Caribbean gem?
This intimate haven captures the essence of exclusivity, ensuring an unforgettable escape for those seeking a blend of sophistication and Caribbean allure. Whether you're unwinding in the well-appointed rooms, exploring the colonial-inspired architecture, savouring gourmet cuisine or strolling along its exclusive beachfront setting, The Inn at English Harbour promises an elevated experience that should not be missed.
Suite Exterior
Beach Hammock

Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin is an exquisite boutique gem on the sun-drenched Spanish coast, defining the essence of luxury without compromising. From opulent suites adorned with thoughtful touches to an exclusive beach club offering a haven of waterside relaxation, every facet of Finca Cortesin exudes elegance and sophistication.
The championship golf course, designed with precision, caters to golf enthusiasts of all levels while the hotel's range of gourmet restaurants offer delightful menus and delectable dishes that showcase the finest local ingredients. Complementing this, the hotel's comprehensive spa offers a sanctuary of rejuvenation, ensuring immersive indulgence and creating an unforgettable boutique haven.
Spa Indoor Pool
Beach Club Bar

Royal River

Offering a bespoke retreat with an exclusive adults-only charm, Royal River promises a distinctive escape where sophistication and seclusion intertwine in one of Tenerife's most exclusive areas. With its stunning ocean views and lush tropical gardens, Royal River is truly a hidden gem.
Home to a collection of elegant villas, a selection of intimate settings and, of course, exceptional service, guests can expect a truly luxurious experience as the resort's cool and contemporary feel combines with true elegance and serious seclusion for the ultimate stay. Whether you immerse yourself in the serene ambience of your swim-up villa or explore the delights of Tenerife, this unique hotel elevates luxe living to the next level.
River Villa Bedroom
Main Pool

Soneva Secret

A haven for those seeking privacy and relaxation, Soneva Secret represents a new wave of ultra-luxurious hospitality. Boasting just 14 villas in some of the most remote islands in the Maldives, this peaceful haven welcomes you to a retreat where luxury knows no bounds.
The resort's commitment to boutique luxury is evident in every detail of this stunning escape, from the spectacular villas that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings to the personalised service that caters to your every need. Every stay is entirely bespoke and encased in barefoot luxury, with a Barefoot Guardian, Barefoot Assistant and dedicated chef to every villa and a natural paradise to explore. From private plunge pools to seamless access to vibrant coral reefs, Soneva Secret is poised to redefine your expectations of luxury in the Maldives.
Soneva Secret

Jamaica Inn

Capturing the essence of Jamaican hospitality, the iconic Jamaica Inn invites guests to unwind in the lap of nature's beauty. this iconic retreat captures the essence of Jamaican hospitality and offers an intimate yet unforgettable escape.
Renowned for its high standards of service and luxury, the family-owned Jamaica Inn offers a truly unforgettable escape. You'll be welcomed like you're family by the friendly staff with legendary service and the exquisite rooms, overlooking pristine beaches, echo the hotel's commitment to unparalleled comfort. All this and much more ensures that Jamaica Inn remains a captivating haven for those seeking an authentic Caribbean experience.
Jamaica Inn Cottage
waterfall pool

Curtain Bluff

Perched gracefully above the azure expanse of the Caribbean Sea and embodying an exquisite blend of luxury and authenticity, Curtain Bluff captures the essence of boutique excellence on the sun-kissed shores of Antigua. Retaining much of its original old-world, Colonial charm, this uniquely situated haven seamlessly marries tradition with contemporary luxury.
This exclusive retreat, characterised by personalised service and an intimate ambience, promises the ultimate Caribbean experience. From its exquisite accommodations to its world-class amenities, including the newly opened adults-only pool and wellness area along with the impressive spa overlooking the sea, every element of this boutique gem is curated to perfection.
Paddle boarding

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Situated amidst the captivating landscapes of Bali, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is the perfect base for an extraordinary retreat, where luxury and natural splendour combine. Why not embark on a journey where refined elegance is not just celebrated, but embraced in every facet of your extraordinary stay in this captivating corner of Bali?
Exclusivity is important in this intimate retreat, where personalised service and attention to detail seamlessly intertwine above the treetops. Whether you're indulging in world-class spa treatments, savouring exquisite culinary delights or simply relishing the serene ambience, every moment unfolds as a celebration of refined elegance in this enchanting corner of Bali.
Romantic Dinner

Montpelier Plantation & Beach

The distinguished Montpelier Plantation & Beach, situated on the beautiful island of Nevis, is a testament to the art of boutique hospitality. Spread across thirty acres, the Montpelier estate is something truly special.
Boasting a unique blend of colonial heritage and contemporary luxury, this secluded hillside sanctuary above the Caribbean Sea is a place where each experience is bespoke. Charming plantation-style villas, adorned with traditional Caribbean touches, provide a sense of timeless beauty, and its incredible gastronomy and attention to detail ensure that Montpelier Plantation is the epitome of a boutique gem with an atmosphere of timeless sophistication.

COMO Cocoa Island

Enveloped by the tranquillity of its private atoll, COMO Cocoa Island provides discerning travellers with an unparalleled haven in an idyllic island paradise. This intimate retreat, surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, offers a distinctive escape that combines relaxation, adventure and rejuvenation.
At this intimate and romantic resort, your needs take centre stage. Inspired by traditional dhoni boats, overwater villas provide a sense of serenity, the attentive staff go above and beyond to ensure your stay is nothing short of perfect and the pristine beaches invite you to unwind and enjoy your exceptional Maldivian experience.
Water Villa Aerial
Beach Service

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius

Nestled along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius is a small hideaway that will transcend your expectations of boutique luxury. With its picturesque location and unparalleled hospitality, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius is a luxury escape you won't soon forget.
The resort's commitment to unparalleled hospitality goes beyond the picturesque setting, creating an idyllic escape that is synonymous with boutique luxury. Each room and suite, meticulously designed for refined comfort, invites you to unwind in a sanctuary of elegance. No matter if you decide to unwind in the tranquillity of the private accommodations or savour culinary delights amidst the tropical breeze, The Oberoi Mauritius will captivate you with its intimate charm.
Candlelit Dinner on the Beach

Raya Heritage

Perched gracefully on the banks of the Ping River in Thailand, Raya Heritage seamlessly blends cultural richness with contemporary luxury. Embraced by its lush surroundings and boasting tranquil ambience, this distinguished retreat reflects the essence of boutique excellence with meticulous attention to detail.
From the thoughtfully curated accommodations inspired by local traditions to the culinary artistry that celebrates the region's flavours, Raya Heritage invites discerning travellers to a boutique haven where every moment is a celebration of cultural authenticity and refined indulgence in the heart of Chiang Mai.
Swimming Pool
Laan Cha Tea Terrace
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Lou   Fox

Lou Fox

Content Executive

Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt to traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.