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Over water bungalows in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Photo courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme / Stéphane Mailion Mailion

The best destinations for luxury tropical vacations immerse you in the shades of the sea, the charms of swaying palm trees, and the captivating possibilities of exciting jungle adventures and shorelines blanketed with pristine sands.

No matter the time of year, you can find the perfect tropical destinations for a luxurious getaway. Whether eager to sink your toes into white sands or float over the exotic colors of a secluded coral reef, relax with a sumptuous massage or enjoy the unique contours of floating karsts, the variety of luxurious tropical experiences is at your fingertips.

From grand resorts to hidden treasures, you can bask in your perfect luxury tropical vacation destinations as you embrace distinctive and unforgettable splendors.

  1. 1. Seychelles
  2. 2. The Maldives
  3. 3. Bora Bora
  4. 4. Fiji
  5. 5. Thailand
  6. 6. Bali
  7. 7. Belize
  8. Explore the Best Tropical Vacation Destinations

1. Seychelles

Couple on beautiful Anse Intendance beach on Mahe island, Seychelles

Mahe island, Seychelles

Seychelles is a tropical paradise scattered across the Indian Ocean, where the dream of exquisite sands ribbon turquoise waters and lines of soaring palm trees lead to lush rising hills.

Exotic marine life becomes visible through endless diving and snorkeling opportunities, restaurants offer fresh and enticing cuisine, and boating between the islands reveals lost worlds, hidden corners, and secluded treasures.

From the coral and granite islands to the hiking trails, lively fauna to crystal-clear waters, Seychelles embodies the riches of the natural world as it glistens from the lush mountain peaks to the underwater plateau.

Seychelles Vacation Idea

Blend the adventure of a traditional African safari with the splendor of endless island luxuries on this 12-day Romantic Adventure Tour in Seychelles & South Africa, as you embrace the grandeur of wildlife in the latter and indulge in the tropical paradise of the former, where you can dine on a secluded beach beneath the stars.

Highlights: Enjoy tropical beaches • Explore mangrove forests • Bask in a marine safari • Delight in an African game drive • Experience Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Learn more: Seychelles Vacations

2. The Maldives

Aerial view of the Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives. Photo courtesy of Markus Gortz / Four Seasons

Aerial view of the Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives. Photo courtesy of Markus Gortz / Four Seasons

The Maldives is the perfect tropical vacation spot that balances crystalline sea and remarkable islands, where the water shimmers with shades of aquamarine and turquoise against the edges of the white-sand beaches.

Coral reefs flourish in the warmth of the Indian Ocean for thrilling scuba or snorkeling experiences, while luxury resorts provide endless opportunities to relax in the sea breeze and bask in the surrounding beauty.

As the ultimate luxurious tropical destination, you can embrace an island perfect for your preferences as you search for whale sharks, dine in an underwater restaurant, or lounge in the comforts of a private island.

Maldives Vacation Idea

Indulge in island beauty and the luxury of personalized service during this 12-day Best of Maldives Tour: A Tropical Paradise Getaway. With access to a private island, tropical foliage, and a secluded marine reserve, you can bask in the Maldives’ famous wonders.

Highlights: Embrace a luxury resort lifestyle • Dive into the pristine Indian Ocean • Enjoy a luxury day cruise in the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve • Savor a refreshing spa treatment

Learn more: Maldives VacationsMaldives Travel Guide

3. Bora Bora

Happy young couple jump into the water from their over water bungalow in Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is the dream of tropical perfection brought to reality. Sapphire water edges layers of indigo and turquoise to create an abstract swirl across the sea. Rainforest spreads over the steep mountain peaks and undulating interior.

Overwater bungalows epitomize luxury and romance, as glass panels provide glimpses of the colorful fish and ocean floor.

From lagoon tours to hiking excursions, diving to snorkeling, parasailing to cooking classes, the quiet island can feel like a secluded escape, while providing five-star service at every turn for a full immersion into the grandeur of the sands and sea.

Bora Bora Vacation Idea

Experience the spirit of luxury and the endless charm of French Polynesia during this eight-day Bora Bora Bliss: Intimate Experiences in Majestic Setting Itinerary. Capture the essence of the South Pacific Sea as you embrace the crystal-clear waters and local flavors, accentuated by tropical flowers, rainbow coral, and sweeping panoramas.

Highlights: Revel in a private snorkel excursion • Enjoy private, panoramic views • Explore Bora Bora on a private boat • Embrace a luxury spa treatment

Learn more: Bora Bora Vacations

4. Fiji

Sunset in Fiji

Sunset in Fiji

Exquisite, charming, and lush can define the dazzling collection of islands that make Fiji, one of the world’s top tropical vacation spots.

White sands, palm trees, and the intoxicating glimmer of light off the ocean’s surface create the unforgettable paradise in the South Pacific.

With calm seas and a relaxed ambiance, you can find the right island for your preferred experiences as you watch for tropical birds, embrace the lush flowers that blossom across the jungle terrain, trek the mountaintops, or bask in the soft, powdery texture of the sand.

Fiji Vacation Idea

From leisure to adventure, this 11-day Luxury Fiji Vacation for Couples: Seclusion in Paradise gives you the best of Fiji as you nourish all your senses. From mouthwatering cuisine to an exotic ambiance, candlelit dinners to sunset cruises, you will have the perfect blend of privacy, passion, and luxury.

Highlights: Revel in secluded luxury resorts • View iridescent coral reefs • Enjoy a traditional welcome • Bask on remote, white-sand beaches • Delight in a couple’s massage

Learn more: Fiji VacationsFiji Travel Guide

5. Thailand

Couple on the beach at Koh Nang Yuan,  Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

A true jewel of a tropical destination, Thailand provides ultimate comfort, whether relaxing on a popular island in unparalleled opulence or finding superb luxury in a tropical mountain escape.

Rewarding, diverse, memorable, and inspiring only scratch the surface of possibilities that will immerse you in exceptional tropical luxury.

Whether sailing around remarkable karsts, scuba diving in search of whale sharks, learning the art of local cuisine, or basking in a world-renowned spa treatment, you can delight in the connection between stunning island beaches and jungle trees for a unique tropical experience steeped in luxury.

Thailand Vacation Idea

Whether eager to embrace the splendor of a romantic getaway or simply interested in enjoying the luxuries of private excursions and secluded resorts, this eight-day Luxury Thailand Honeymoon: Private Excursions, Romantic River Cruise, Top Lodges will give you opulence, charm, cultural enchantment, and natural treasures.

Highlights: Experience the Grand Palace’s grandeur • Enjoy a luxury resort on Koh Tao • Snorkel the tropical Gulf of Thailand • Search for fascinating waterfalls on Koh Samui

Learn more: Thailand Vacations Thailand Travel Guide

6. Bali

Woman meditating poolside at luxury resort in Bal

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is the Island of the Gods. It provides you with endless opportunities for luxury as a single destination, with a combination of places to experience.

Capture the spirit of island life with marvelous beaches, inspiring scuba diving, and exceptional resorts cast in the glimmer of burning sunsets. Tradition emerges through rich arts and mesmerizing performances, while the volcano peaks and misty waterfalls of the jungle interior accentuate the legendary waters.

Undeniable opulence decorated with natural gems and relaxing spa treatments lets you revel in Bali’s luxurious wonders.

Bali Vacation Idea

Unforgettable sunsets, iconic rice terraces, and a timeless ambiance make the eight-day Rejuvenating Tropical Getaway Vacation to Bali an essential experience for a luxury trip to the island paradise, where you can find spiritual pools, sample intricate dishes, and delight in the comforts of white-sand beaches.

Highlights: Visit the Royal Temple of Mengwi • View the emerald rice terraces • Bask in the waters of a holy spring • Enjoy a private cooking class • Revel in sunrise at Mount Batur

Learn more: Bali VacationsBali Travel Guide

7. Belize

Paradise Beach on beautiful island South Water Caye, Belize

South Water Caye, Belize

A jewel of natural beauty that bridges the Caribbean Sea and the jungles of Central America, Belize celebrates luxury with indulgent islands, endless adventures, and surprises that bring your dreams of a tropical paradise to life.

Whether in the vast network of jungles in search of shy jaguars and vibrant birds, exploring the world’s second-largest barrier reef, or wandering along the uncovered Mayan archeological sites in seclusion, you can indulge in exciting excursions at your pace or revel in the sounds of lapping waters as you indulge in the natural and cultural splendor in comprehensive luxury.

Belize Vacation Idea

On this eight-day Tropical Beaches to Lush Jungle: Beautiful Belize Escape you can uncover the essential luxuries of a Belize adventure as you delve into the joys that sweep from the edge of the Yucatan Peninsula to the jungles of Central America for a distinct combination of comfort, opulence, and raw beauty.

Highlights: Delight in a remote, luxury, rainforest lodge • Visit classic Mayan cities • Snorkel pristine coral reefs • Discover rainforest grandeur • Explore the five blue lakes

Learn more: Belize VacationsBelize Travel Guide

Explore the Best Tropical Vacation Destinations

Infinity pool at Six Senses Yao Noi

Photo courtesy of Six Senses Yao Noi

The world is filled with exceptional glamour, unforgettable opulence, and splendor personalized to your particular preferences with a perfect tropical vacation. From unparalleled beaches to verdant jungles, each tropical spot is unique and will provide you with the comforts of a custom luxury experience on our tropical vacations and tours.

Accentuate the best local food, the most exciting adventures, or sensational relaxing moments designed around your travel style. Find far more inspiration with our handcrafted luxury tours and guidance for your next trip with our luxury travel guide.

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