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It would be understandable if upon check-in at this Australian property you thought you’d arrived at another world — one where the sky is so expansive that the impressive natural surroundings somehow seem dwarfed, and where the accommodations are fully transparent round capsules. Here, a trio of distinct structures is positioned on a 1,000-acre working farm overlooking the world’s second-largest canyon. Each encapsulates one bedroom, an en suite bathroom and an oversize deck complete with telescope. Named for constellations, the accommodations are blissfully set apart from one another to afford the utmost privacy as well as unique views (room rates start at about $263 a night).
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The epic landscape of California’s Big Sur is on jaw-dropping display at this ultimate adults-only hideaway built into a mountainous expanse among NoCal’s famous towering trees overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean. Home to a single private villa and 39 guest rooms crafted from indigenous woods, Post Ranch Inn defined Zen rustic chic before the concept exploded across the globe. While it’s difficult to choose just one standout, the triangular treehouses with their private decks, fireplaces and perfect-for-stargazing skylights may claim the title of most romantic (room rates start at $875 a night and include breakfast and most activities).
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The twin Pitons of St. Lucia are so emblematic of the Caribbean island that their images are emblazoned on the national flag and local beer. And showcasing the peaks’ majestic beauty is at the heart of this resort, a selection of just 37 rooms spread over a portion of the Rabot Estate, one of the region’s oldest cocoa farms. Each of the retreats at this hideaway boasts an open fourth wall that frames cinematic views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea below. All rooms come equipped with private pools and swings built for two (room rates start at $700 a night and include breakfast and roundtrip airport transfers).
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Deep in the craggy desert of Utah, at the base of towering red rock plateaus sits this oasis of pampering. A homage to the traditions and customs of the area’s native peoples, the Navajo, the intimate retreat showcases wellness and service in a setting that is nothing short of spectacular. Amangiri is composed of a collection of haute suites and equally luxe, independently owned villas. Check into the eponymous suite for sweeping views of the fantastical surroundings. They are afforded from the guest room’s enormous sun deck fashioned from adobe-like stone, private plunge pool, and personal sky terrace AKA roof deck (room rates start at about $1,400 a night).