The Top 20 Luxury Resort Openings in 2019


The list of Luxury Resort Openings in 2019 is enormous. It was tough to choose the most spectacular ones. Some of them aren't even booking guests yet, but their uniqueness and exquisiteness guarantee they'll be on the most discerning travelers' bucket list.


We've not arranged this list in any particular order, but we can assure you that you'll love each one of these properties. Let's start!


1.- The Nautilus Maldives

With a bohemian hideaway where nothing is fixed, and anything is possible, this private resort with just 26 beach and ocean houses invite you to live rewarding and unique moments as every experience is tailored to the guest's interests.


It features butler service, private pools, and all-suite villas, three restaurants, and 2 bars, spa, and water sports activities that you can enjoy during your stay.


2.- Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia

This Resort blends into the lush canopy of trees and tropical landscape. It features 40 free-standing pool Villas, the famous Six Senses Spa to relax your body, mind, and soul. Two unique restaurants, a sunset bar, oceanfront boardwalk, beachfront sundeck, where you can see the beautiful sunset, open-air cinema, and a sky observatory. This Resort embraces modern technology and total convenience and comfort.


3.- Zadun Los Cabos, México

A Ritz-Carlton reserve, which is opening this fall 2019, is located along the spectacular coastline of Puerto Los Cabos. If you're looking to submerge yourself in a place that combines the local cultural in-heritage with natural beauty and luxury, this is the right place for you. This property features 115 Villas, and many of them are equipped with private pools, two championship golf courses, and an exclusive spa.


4.- Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, Maldives

As the Maldives is one of the top luxury destinations, we're excited about this debut for this world's famous Hotels & Resorts Brand. This resort invites you to experience two beautiful worlds in one, with true elegance and pure nature that embraces you in spectacular 5-star class service. It features only 38 guest Villas, four dining outlets, a unique Raffles Spa, and will offer diversity in water sports activities.


5.- Lelewatu Resort Sumba, Indonesia

It’s located in one of the world’s most picturesque islets – Sumba. It was designed to be more than a luxury resort as a tribute to the Sumba heritage. It features 27 sophisticated Sumbanese style Villas with the exquisite touch of handcrafted finishes paired with an ambiance of pure escapism.


6.-Mason Pattaya, Thailand

This Resort was crafted to be more than just a getaway. Your vacation is full of inspiration with the sea, sand, sky, and spirit of a storied location that combines into a resonating experience.


Located in Na Jomtien Beach, this Resort features 35 ultra-modern luxury pool villas, Sky pool situated within the Club House, one spa for a relaxing experience, and a Bistro & Bar with modern classic cuisine.


7.- The Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palma, México

This new luxury resort recently added to the Four Seasons portfolio will take Los Cabos in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez into the Luxury hospitality industry. It features the most exclusive full-service Marina, spa with ten treatment rooms, 18-Hole Golf Course, three options for dining and drinks, and so on.


8.- Anantara Ubud Bali Resort, Indonesia

This luxury boutique resort is surrounded by terraced rice fields and has all the hallmarks of the kind of peaceful stay luxury travelers are looking for these days. This property features 70 suites and pool villas, five-star amenities, a bar and pool lounge, meeting facilities, a relaxing spa, and a fitness center.


9.- Baglioni Resort, Maldives

It's all about the Maldives! This Luxury Resort will invite you to live unique experiences in their elegantly furnished rooms and luxury villas surrounded by stunningly beautiful turquoise-water beaches. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind blend of easygoing beach vibes and Italian Style, this is the right Resort to go to.


10.- One & Only Desaru Coast, Malaysia

This ultimate bespoke lifestyle experience will include 42 suites, two luxury suites, and a well-designed 4-bedroom villa. It also will include 50 Private Homes available for purchase. We’re expecting this One & Only property to be an ultra-luxury resort offering magnetic hideaways for many years to come for travelers.


This resort will become a culinary destination offering three restaurants, a dynamic bar, innovative programming for families with children while carefully preserving space for adults only as well. One & Only Desaru Coast will be a refreshing oasis for active, mindful, and creative pursuits, regardless of age or interests.


11.- Nayara Luxury Tented Resort, Costa Rica

This country never stops surprising me on new Luxury projects. This time with Nayara, they're innovative in Luxury hospitality in Latin America with this luxurious tented resort.

This property features 18 luxury tents, 12 of them will be mirror image tents linked together to create a spectacular 2-bedroom unit for families and friends.


With amazing views of the Arenal Volcano, Nayara also features a signature plunge pool fed with natural hot springs, an outdoor shower, and a four-poster bed with a canopy. This Luxury eco-friendly property that is surrounded by nature affirming the majesty of Costa Rica's amazing rainforest.


12.- Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa, UAE

Hidden in the desert landscape of Abu Dhabi, this Resort is an intimate retreat suffused with natural beauty and serene tranquility. It features 103 rooms and villas with timeless local details, traditional artwork, and arabesque accessories.


Step away from it all into an exclusive natural environment with space to reconnect and the freedom to lose yourself.


13.- The Maj Nusa Dua Resort & Spa, Bali

This Luxurious Resort offers uncompromising exclusivity to its discerning guests. With enchanting beachside accommodation, this resort will feature 299 guestrooms and 40 large villas. It will also offer two outdoor pools, a ballroom, a health club, and Spa and will transport you on compelling culinary journeys at Butter Beach Restaurant and Lounge, Xi Yan, and Ciao Chao.


14.- Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, Maldives

Another beautiful luxury Resort in the Maldives!


The Emerald Maldives is a new Platinum all-inclusive Five-Stars deluxe Resort, located in RIAA Atoll. It boasts 120 luxurious villas on the beach and overwaters with contemporary and tropical designs. At the Emerald Spa, their main priorities are excellence, luxury, and satisfaction with tailored services to exceed every guest's expectations. It features, as well, four restaurants with different exquisite options from all around the world for all refined tastes.


15.- Anantara Marau Bahia Resort, Brazil

Located on a deserted stretch of Atlantic Coastline, home to virgin rainforest, surrounded by World Heritage sites and with an intoxication fusion of Afro-Brazilian Culture, this Resort embodies castaway luxury.


It features 30 rooms, suites, and bungalows with a beachfront contemporary Bahian restaurant, Anantara Spa, swimming pool, tennis court, fitness center, and many sport and water sports activities that will make your stay a unique experience.


16.- Ananti Resort, Residences & Beach Club, Montenegro

This eastern luxury resort is the only 5-Star Deluxe Resort in Montenegro. It offers a selection of independent villas that create experiences and memories that the guest will remember and will come back for more.


It features eight luxury villas, two apartment buildings plus nine swimming pools. Also, there’s a signature Asian fusion restaurant, a beach with a floating pier, a Beach Club, a spa, and a fitness center.


17.- Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi, Maldives

Just a 30-minute yacht ride from the International airport in Malé, The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most exciting Luxury resort openings in this 2019. It features 121 luxury villas, each with its infinity pool and ample private outdoor space, a whopping 10 bars, and restaurants, including one in the treetops, Terra, and Li Long. This Chinese eatery will be located over the water.


There are many water sports activities that you could choose, the most amazing scenarios for a yoga session, or relax with an Asian inspired treatment in one of the overwater spa Villas.


18.- Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Dominica

Surrounded by Dominica’s Cabrits National Park, home of 365 rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs, hidden away this five-star luxury resort preserves the natural beauty and ecosystem of this stunning, unexplored volcanic Island.


The resort features world-class accommodation with superb hospitality. The 151 rooms with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, invites you to indulge in luxury with a full-service spa, international cuisine, and an outstanding fitness facility. It also features two floodlit tennis courts, four hot and cold-water pools, and much more.


19.- Itz'Ana Resort & Residences, Belize

It's located where the reef meets the rainforest, and life meets luxury. This Luxury Resort is the perfect base camp for everything wild and beautiful in Belize. Whether you're better suited seeking jaguars in the wild or sunshine about a sailboat, the adventures are limitless.

All accommodations are thoughtfully designed and luxuriously appointed.


You are invited to experience Belize with its gastronomy that transcends the Caribbean, from delicate, seasonal dining to masterfully crafted cocktails. Their chef-driven food-and-beverage program is designed to satiate and inspire every palate.


20.- Lux* North Male Atoll, Maldives

Let's say it loud... Ups, the Maldives did it again!

This Resort is introducing an entirely new level in stand-out Luxury in the Maldives. This intimate Resort is a visual feast of nautical forms and tones. Harnessing the fresh vision of Singapore design house Miaja, each of the 67-second residences features a private pool blending super-yacht panache with a vibrant South Beach pulse.


It features two swimming pools, a translucent over water Lux*Me Spa, high adrenaline water sports, private yacht voyages, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and three international cuisine restaurants that are openly elegant and intimately luxurious.

These stunning places surely will be rated very high because of their uniqueness and refined service.

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