The Luxist Awards - The Pinnacle of Fine Living
Nominations have been received and vetted for the best-of-breed in best adventure getaways, best beachside hotel, best international summer destination, best luxury family summer vacation and best summer cruise. The Luxist Readers' Choice Awards for Best in Summer Travel will be awarded based on your voting, so vote for what you believe is the best of breed for each of these categories.
The Readers' Choice Award Winners for Best in Summer Travel will be announced on September 1st.
Best Adventure Getaway
The first nominee offers an unforgettable trekking experience in Bhutan while the second offers an unparalleled safari in East Africa. The third nominee is located in one of the world's finest unspoiled havens, while the fourth features elephants in their natural habitat. The final nominee, located in the Montana Rockies, is known for its outdoor sports, from fishing to horseback riding.
Best Beachside Hotel
The first nominee is where to go when in search of a peaceful sanctuary while the second nominee is a tropical haven with a relaxed pace. The third nominee is located in a secluded, natural environment while the fourth offers an award-winning beach. The last nominee offers a beachside location that is both idyllic and unspoiled.
Best International Summer Destination
The first nominee is one of the world's most glamorous destinations while the second one was once the home of the Ottoman Sultans. The third nominee is the premier hot spot on the Amalfi Coast while the fourth offers chauffeured-driven tours of the Tuscan wine country. The final nominee offers a once-in-a-lifetime trip from Venice to Istanbul aboard one of the world's most luxurious trains.
Best Luxury Family Vacation
The first nominee is a luxurious barge cruise through Burgundy while the second offers an armchair safari suitable for the whole family. The third nominee is where families go for Scottish outdoor pursuits from falconry to golf. The fourth nominee is considered to be the jewel of Maui while the final nominee is unplugged and unpretentious.
|Abercrombie & Kent's River Barge Cruise in Burgundy||5 (6.3%)|
|Ebony Lodge, Singita Game Reserves||20 (25.3%)|
|Gleneagles, Scotland (Scottish outdoor pursuits)||6 (7.6%)|
|Grand Wailea Resort Hotel, Maui||9 (11.4%)|
|Kona Village Resort, Hawaii||39 (49.4%)|
Best Summer Cruise
The first nominee offers an unforgettable cruise through the fabled Far East while the second nominee is the way to experience the Greek Isles and Turkey in complete luxury. The third nominee is an expedition to see the ice bears up close while the fourth nominee takes its passengers down the Nile in style. The final nominee, which is the largest ocean liner ever built, offers the most luxurious way to cruise the Mediterranean.