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Robb Report picks world's best luxury travel experiences

Posted by Melanie Nayer  June 2, 2012 12:23 PM

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Want to go where the elite go, where the rich and fabulous hide out and where the lavish bath in luxury amenities? Luxury lifestyle magazine, Robb Report, recently published its "Best of the Best" issue naming the best hotels, resorts, spas, golf courses and vacation homes in the world.

Whether sipping cocktails at the highest bar in the world in Hong Kong or putting on the green at the best golf course in Hawaii, these experiences will undoubtedly last a lifetime. And isn't that what travel is all about: the experience.

Ritz_HongKongKowloon_00036_ltn_920x518.jpgThe Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Premier Executive Suite living room

Here are the top winners from Robb Report:

Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. The hotel still holds the title of the "highest hotel in the world" and isn't afraid to boast it. The swimming pool, fitness center, and bar on the 118th floor of the hotel provide guests with the best views of Hong Kong and the islands. But it's more than just the views that capture the hearts of travelers. Ritz-Carlton is consistently rated top in customer service and performance, and the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is no exception.

Resorts: Ballyfin, Ireland. Located at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in Ireland, just under two hours driving from both Dublin and Shannon airports, Ballyfin is an exclusive luxury 5 star hotel steeped in history and seeping with romance.

Spas: The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. The spa at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is the ultimate escape. After your massage, facial, body treatment, pedicure, manicure or all of the above, enjoy the views of London from the spa's 10th-floor rooftop retreat.

Kukuiula18.jpgThe Golf Course at Kukui‘ula, Hawaii

Golf Courses: The Golf Course at Kukui‘ula, Hawaii: Kukuiula golf course is the only private golf club on Kauai, making it an exclusive retreat for those who buy in. The 18-hole course was designed by Tom Weiskopf, and runs through 216 acres orchards, gardens, and ocean views.

Vacation Homes: One Sandy Lane, Barbados: Sandy Lane is set in Barbados overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and shelters by mahogany trees and the cool breeze of the Caribbean ocean. Vacation home owners have access to golf, gourmet dining, a spa, sports facilities and all the luxury amenities one would expect from a five-star resort.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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