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Exotic retreats

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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In our humble opinion, there is no wrong or right time to take a holiday or vacation. Now that the festive season is drawing closed, this is the best time to organise a relaxing vacation to get yourself calm and composed to face the crazy months that are soon to follow. On top of this, it is also the off-peak season for many airlines and hotels, so you can find a really great holiday bargain during this period. So, before the last minute rush to the shops or department stores begin, slow it down a little for a change, and treat yourself to a relaxing retreat so that you aren't burnt out by the time the new year comes around. 

Today on homify, we are going to show you some stunning examples of hotel, resort and spa getaway ideas for you, your partner and even your family. Go on, take a little time out for yourself!

Bold colours

When we think about exotic or tropical getaways, there are three important colours which come to mind. A bright yellow sun, lush greenery and a deep blue ocean. These three, albeit important factors, are the key ingredient to the true holiday feel. Located in Goa, India, The Bellus Hotel is a picture perfect way to unwind. By just looking at this building, you feel instantly happier! The cheery yellow wall paint, palm trees and curvaceous crystal clear swimming pool create the perfect aura and environment for a much needed relaxing retreat! 


This is one of those occasions when a picture is worth a thousand words. Reminiscent of the buildings we see in history books, the thatched roof, white columns and perfectly manicured garden tell us that this is indeed a place of importance. Just imagine waking up to the warmth of the sunrise and falling asleep to the rustle of the palm trees in the wind. Even if it is just for a few days, a change of scenery does a world of good for anyone in need of a spirit, mind or physical boost. 

Light up your life

Best Resort In Fagu:  Hotels by Snow King Retreat
Snow King Retreat

Best Resort In Fagu

Snow King Retreat

Winner of Best Resorts in Shimla, this stunning retreat is located in the Indian ski town of Fagu. The exterior of this resort displays quintessential snow-themed elements like the wooden clad facade, fairy lights, bonfire and of course, the friendly snowman! What better way to relax after an alpine holiday than around the toasty and warm crackle of a bonfire. The designers at Snow King Retreat really know how to make the best holiday experience for you. Have a drink, a chat or even roast some marshmallows around the outdoor fire. However you desire to spend your time off is entirely up to you!    

A room with a view

Located at the base of Mehrangarh Fort, this magical holiday setting is the work of Studio Lotus. This slice of Indian history is one of the oldest remaining, and best preserved preserved, fortresses in the country. Having been lovingly restored and re-crafted, this 17th century building now boasts a pool, 36 luxurious rooms including dining and living rooms and a spa. To further the already historical feel to the hotel, the building has been constructed with locally sourced materials and completed by local tradesmen. As the sun sets, you have a prime view of this stunning piece of history, which becomes gloriously lit as night falls. Magic!

Day dreaming

Oryza Day Spa, completed by Balan & Nambisan Architects, is the perfect spot for a mini-getaway from city life. You may not have time for a vacation, but you can still have a few minutes, or hours to yourself for some much needed pampering. Located in Bangalore, the spa has been fitted out with an exotic Asian theme, tricking us periodically that we are away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and tucked into a remote Balinese rain forest. The soft material textures, potted plants and of course, the bronze idol, are synonymous with relaxation and serenity. You can be sure that in the confines of this building, you can let all your worries and troubles simply float away..

We hope you have enjoyed this selection of exotic retreats. Don't hold back—treat yourself today! 

Which of these ideas for a getaway or retreat takes your fancy? Let us know below!
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