With so many new resort openings, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to your next vacation spot. Hospitality brands are setting up stunning holiday abodes in exotic locales with designs and experiences that challenge the imagination. From holing up in a private over-water villa to glamping in lush tropical forests rich with wildlife and birdsong –  the options available are dizzying.

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