Ice Bowl Fogger Water Fountain
In Antalya, Turkey, a beautiful city surrounded by mountains that sits right on the Mediterranean coast, there lies a resort fit for a king. Mardan Palace was made for those rolling in riches, and every penny has been invested into the development of such indulgent design that its majesty defies reality. And what better a location for such a world-class resort than Antalya, a city known for its proximity to great skiing, hiking, and shipwreck exploring as well as its important role in the history of the Greek, Roman, and Ottoman empires. The hotel boasts its own coral reef and lagoon, a spa so sweet it will make you salivate, and a vast swimming pool that appears bigger in area than the resort itself. Each room caters to this marvelous location with a view of either the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountain Range, or the pool encapsulated by a series of ornamented bridges. As if the beautiful view weren't enough, guests enjoy toiletries by Hermes and a 24-hour butler service. Excursions alone could occupy your entire stay, but guests are also entertained by 24 different spots within the resort to enjoy some luxury food and libations, including one with an all vegetarian menu, one with windows made of tropical fishtanks, one within the Palace's own waterfall, and one situated on the rooftop. It's a shame I've spent most of my lifetime without having considered Turkey an instinctual travel destination: It's now reached the top of my list! Click on the slideshow to experience Antalya's Mardan Palace!
Step into paradise at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach, California's only 5 star, AAA 5 diamond resort. From fine dining and a world-class spa to championship golf and ocean-front views, guests will find Tuscan-inspired luxury at every corner. Let the fountains made of European stone and marble soothe your senses and the soft, warm color palate wash away stress. For those looking for ultimate pampering, book one of the two presidential suites available with 3,100 square feet of pure luxury at your disposal.