Posted by: ghostdawg2 | April 12, 2010

Hotels With the Most Beautiful Views by By Jacqueline Detwiler – Forbes.com / April 12 2010

Lapa Rios, Costa Rica .Courtesy of Lapa Rios
Travel experts say these breathtaking spots offer unique, inspiring beauty.

Going on the recommendations of several frequent travelers and travel experts, we found different hotels around the world, each providing jaw-dropping views. Among them are jungle scenes, ocean vistas, and massive displays of ice, rocks and valleys--all in some of the most unique locations in the world.

Lapa Rios

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Set in one of the last remaining lowland tropical rain forests in Central America, this Costa Rica eco-resort has something for everyone, from beach bunnies to anyone who ever wore a “Save the Rainforest” button. Stay in bungalows three through eight for the best views; they all sit on a high hill, giving them the best angle over the rain forest and ocean. In 2003 Lapa Rios received the top level Certification for Sustainable Tourism, so guests can rest easy that they’re not intruding on the pristine natural surroundings.

Wolwedans, Namibia
Courtesy of Wolwedans – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Wolwedans

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

This resort leaves 1,000 hectares of untouched land for every bed at the resort, so each separate camp provides sweeping views of virgin dunes, plains and the Nubib Mountains. Guests staying here can indulge in a private scenic drive or a hot air balloon ride over the reserve, then return to watch the sunset from the comfort of the Mountain View Suite, a cozy private lodge that is almost entirely open to the outdoors.

Jackson Lake Lodge, Jackson, Wyo.
Courtesy of Grand Teton Lodge Co.

Jackson Lake Lodge

Jackson, Wyo.

After a long day exploring the park, enjoy panoramic vistas of the Grand Tetons and big Wyoming sky from private terraces in each of 46 cottages, or stop in the lodge’s upper lobby to check out Native American artifacts next to 100-foot picture windows. Just bear in mind, the lodge is only open from May through October.

Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa, Sedona, Ariz.
Courtesy of Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa

Sedona, Ariz.

Surrounded by massive rocks decorated with swirls of gold and red, guests get the feeling they're wrapped in the sands of a giant hourglass. Stay in Casita No. 31 for the most unobstructed view of Boynton Canyon and the pristine Coconino National Forest.

Dreams Luxury Suites, Santorini, Greece
Christos Drazos

Dreams Luxury Suites

Santorini, Greece

Dangling 300 meters over the Aegean, the Dreams Luxury Suites resort is so small it only offers four accommodations, all with panoramic vistas over the Santorini caldera from Imerovigli, a quiet cliff-side town on the west face of the island. Featuring whitewashed walkways, private pools and colorful doors that open onto an endless expanse of bright blue ocean, the Foivos and Armonia Suites are the most lush.

In Pictures: Hotels With the Most Beautiful Views

source : http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-33675817

source : http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/30/scenic-luxury-hotels-lifestyle-travel-beautiful-views_slide_2.html?partner=yahootravel

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