Top Tropical hotel openings for 2018

St Kitts Park Hyatt Presidential Villa Entrance

There’s no better time to consider an exotic luxury getaway with a wealth of new hotel openings taking place across the tropics.From eco-conscious designs and wild, off-the-radar locations, here are some of the most desirable tropical hotel openings happening now and into 2018.

Baglioni, Maldives

The Baglioni Resort, an oasis of Italian-luxe villas on the island of Maagau, is the latest of the tropical hotel openings to hit the Maldives. Enjoy Thai-inspired spa therapies, Japanese and Italian cuisine and world-class diving. For the height of luxury, book the presidential water villa.

Opens Spring 2018 

Baglioni Resort Maldives Umami Restaurant

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles

For an off-grid feel, consider the Amirantes Islands. When the new Four Seasons opens its tree-house style rooms, it will be the only development on the archipelago’s remote Desroches. An anti-gravity yoga pavilion, lighthouse restaurant and unique flora and fauna all add to its exclusive appeal.

Opens March 2018

Four Seaosns Seychelles

Park Hyatt, St Kitts

Aside from its picturesque scenery, there’s now another reason to visit the island of St Kitts. During its debut in early November, the Park Hyatt unveiled a selection of sleek and contemporary rooms in the sought-after Christophe Harbour. Book the presidential suite for the ultimate sophistication.

Open now

St Kitts Park Hyatt Presidential Villa Entrance

Sundy Praia, Principe

The island of Príncipe is a mere dot in the Gulf of Guinea, but its under-the-radar location only adds to its allure. This UNESCO biosphere reserve is one of the most diverse tropical rainforests in Western Africa and will soon play home to 15 luxury tented villas named Sundy Praia.

Opens December 2017

1  Sundy Praia Exterior 1

Itz'ana Resort & Residences, Belize

All eyes will be on Belize when the Placencia peninsula welcomes the new Itz’ana Resort. Named after the Mayan God of day and night, expect high-style interiors and subtle nods to the country’s heritage through relics and unique art, not forgetting, glorious Caribbean Sea views.

Opens December 2017


Brando Suites, Bora Bora

The spotlight will shine on the Intercontinental Bora Bora when it gains a new collection of suites next month. The four new over-water villas will provide a chic base for exploring the Brando Tetiarora private island, home to a lagoon that will delight avid divers.

Opens December 2017

Bora Bora Brando Suites

Six Senses, Fiji

On the island of Malolo off Fiji, the latest tropical hotel opening for Six Senses will nourish guests with wellness programmes, luxurious spa treatments and a strong eco-conscious philosophy. Twenty-four thatched pool villas (and 66 residential villas) will provide peaceful sanctuaries to kick back and relax.

Opens Spring 2018

Six Senses Beachfront Pool Villa Location 7058 Original

Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos

The Rosewood hotel group has found a special location for its latest hotel opening. Luang Prabang, a historic city in Laos, is known for its unique French colonial heritage and this collection of villas occupy a secluded jungle location, guaranteed to instil calm.

Opens early 2018

Rosewood Luang Prabang Guest Villa

Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi, Maldives

Located on the Lhaviyani Atoll, Kudadoo Private Island will play host to 15 incredibly spacious over-water villas, each serviced by private butlers and resplendent in contemporary Tasmanian oak design. The talking point of neighbouring Hurawalhi (which guests can access) is its spectacular underwater restaurant.

Opens summer 2018