The Travaasa (Austin, Texas), United States

Voted one of the world’s top 100 hotels in the Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, the Travaasa Austin is, without doubt, Texas’ number one luxury travel destination. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and receiving a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence, this is a country resort and spa that comes with a seriously impressive reputation.

Billed as an experiential resort and spa, the Travaasa blends good old fashioned Texan living with the high life you’d expect from such an impressive resort. The emphasis is on exploring the great outdoors and soaking up everything this beautiful resort has to offer – and it has a lot to offer. From culinary classes, mechanical bull workouts, vision boarding and fireside chats in the evening, it’s impossible not to be drawn in by the Travaasa’s glorious mix of country charm and premium facilities – simply put, you get the best of both worlds.

The resort’s spa is another highlight, where they promise to go far beyond mere pampering. Using plants and essential oils to treat, heal and revitalise the soul, you can enjoy everything from holistic healing rituals to traditional massages and top it all off with a dip in the resort’s mountain top infinity pool.