5 Luxury Resorts That Make You Daydream About a Vacation

September 19, 2012 Leigh Powell Hines

5 Luxury Resorts That Make You Daydream About a Vacation

Top photos: Four Seasons Maui Bottom: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

When Katja wrote her piece telling us to daydream a little, it didn’t take me long to come up with a list. As a luxury-hotel-obsessed stay-at-home mama, I daydream a lot about some of the resorts I follow on social media. I have tons of resorts that I would love to visit one day. Hmmm, make that a zillion resorts I would love to visit, and this, of course, is coming off a fabulous visit to the Homestead Resort in Virginia. But, I’m ready to go again. It seems I never get enough of beautiful hotels and all the amenities they offer. Here are five resorts I dream about the most often. I could easily do ten, but I had to help my son with homework. You know how that goes. Hence, my daydreaming … and this certainly is in no particular order.

Four Seasons Maui


Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas


Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Inn at Biltmore

I’ve actually been a guest at the Inn at Biltmore, but it is one of those places where I daydream about going back. Asheville, N.C., is bustling in the fall, and my stay at the Inn was exceptional. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting to go to any of these this year, but you can bet they are on my list for the future. What luxury hotels do you daydream about? Are any of mine on your list? Thanks, Katja, for inspiring me to dream a little about my next resort vacation, even if it is a very long way off. Note: This is my personal list, and not a sponsored list. I’m just a big fan of Ritz-Carlton hotels which is why there are so many on my list. These are also destinations that I would to visit as well. , , , , , , , , ,

Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

Comments (3)

  1. Chantal

    The Ritz at Half Moon Bay is one of my all time favorites. My husband and I would have quick ‘getaways’ there when we lived in the Bay Area. A night or two there and it felt like I’d been gone a week. Haven’t stayed overnight at the Four Seasons in Maui or Ritz in Laguna Niguel but have been on both properties for social occasions and they are as lovely as pictured. Sigh. Thanks for the excuse to daydream. Now to start getting more serious about planning a vacation….

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