As the largest hotel chain in the world, Marriott offers a huge range of both budget-friendly options and high-priced resorts all over the world. With 30 hotel brands and more than 8,000 properties worldwide, it’s certainly a task to find the best of the best.
For this list, we didn’t just include some of the more pricey Resorts, instead, these are based on great location, value for money, exceptional quality, or even just a resort that’s very popular with guests.
Without further ado, here are 15 of the best Marriott Resorts all across the world!
Best Marriott Resorts – Our Quick Takes
- Best all-inclusive Mariott Resort: Sanctuary Cap Cana, A Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort, Dominican Republic
- Best family-friendly Marriott Resort: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Best Marriott Resort in the USA: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii, USA
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This resort is nothing short of luxurious and certainly lives up to the standard set in this destination, with a selection of gorgeous overwater bungalows and stunning azure waters.
There are multiple restaurants on-site to choose from (and as a bonus, if you’re traveling with the whole family, children under the age of seven eat for free!) and you can choose from a selection of cuisines, most of which feature delicious fresh seafood.
The resort boasts not only stunning views but also a spa, fitness center, multiple swimming pools, and a variety of activities including scuba diving, boat excursions, and paddle boarding. It’s family-friendly too and children can be occupied with feeding fish in the lagoon or having a splash in one of the pools.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, Florida, USA
The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa is a great choice for the Disney fans out there! With a perfect location in Florida, this resort is only a seven-minute drive from the entrance to Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and other Disney Parks in the area!
This modern resort boasts six restaurants and bars and has a great range of amenities for all the family to enjoy. There’s an on-site activity garden minigolf court, rock wall, and kids lounge, where you can find board games, drawing supplies, and books, though your kids will need to be supervised whilst using the area if they’re under fourteen. There’s also an outdoor pool with a sun deck and even a spa.
At the end of the day, you can head up to the rooftop, where you can watch the fireworks display at Cinderella Castle.
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam
Situated on the coast of the largest Vietnamese Island (Phu Quoc), JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is a stunning luxury resort surrounded by gorgeous white beaches and crystal clear waters.
Designed as a 19th-century French building, the resort is decorated with beautiful paper lanterns that adorn the walkways and stunning unique interiors.
There are five restaurants and bars on site which offer a variety of international cuisines, including the stunning Pink Pearl, a gorgeous mansion situated on the oceanfront which boasts an outstanding French Collonial design. There’s even an on-site garden where the resort’s restaurants source their fresh ingredients.
One of the most impressive on-site facilities in Chanterelle, a classic spa that offers couples massages, body scrubs, a therapy bath, and a steam room. You can even learn the art of massage in classes here.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, The Maldives
Amenities at this resort are nothing short of amazing, as every room comes with 24-hour butler service. So whether you fancy a late-night snack at 2 am, or need a delivery of breakfast at 6 am, they’ll be able to cater to your every need.
When it comes to the selection of cuisine on offer, The St. Regis Maldives pulls out all the stops. With several restaurants and bars to choose from, with various international themes, there is something to suit every taste. Guests can even book an outdoor dinner and movie experience, where you can watch a movie of your choosing surrounded by luscious fauna in the middle of the island at the jungle cinema.
Whilst many people head to the Maldives to relax, there’s plenty available for guests looking to inject a little fun into their getaway. Be it parasailing, snorkeling, or even heading off on a speedboat tour. However, if relaxation is your thing, you can enjoy a traditional body wrap, massage, or facial at the overwater spa.
The island is also family-friendly and features a kids club and games room.
Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Dining at Dorado Beach integrates a farm-to-table program, and many ingredients at the restaurants are sourced from local farmers and fishermen. Be sure to check out the resort’s open-air restaurant, Coa, which boasts stunning views of the sunset over the water at dinner. It’s the best place to be if you’re celebrating a special occasion, as this establishment offers up great dishes such as king salmon confit and wagyu New York strip steak. They even have an extensive wine cellar, from which you can choose the perfect bottle to compliment your evening.
This resort is perfect for rest and relaxation. It offers a great spa, with intriguing services such as a spiced coconut scrub and massage, and even a garden bathing ritual, in which guests can immerse themselves in an outdoor stone tub with fresh flowers, herbs, and salts.
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Accommodations at this remote resort and spa are nothing short of luxurious and consist of private tents and villas with private pools, which help paint a serene atmosphere from where guests can observe the huge variety of wildlife in the area.
Whilst there is only one restaurant on-site this all-inclusive resort really strives to go above and beyond to meet guests expectations. Serving up both Emirati and international cuisine, guests can always find something delicious to indulge in. Alcohol is also included in the all-inclusive package at this resort, so for those guests who enjoy a drink or two with dinner, there’s little left to be desired here.
Guests can enjoy great amenities offered by any high-end hotel here, despite its remote location, such as a spa and fitness center, but it’s really the place to be if you’re into scouting out novel activities that are difficult to find elsewhere. Be it dune bashing, a falconry experience, a hot air balloon ride over the desert, a camel ride, or even a guided nature walk or safari, where guests can spot a huge variety of wildlife including vipers, oryx, foxes, and gazelles, there’s plenty to see and do at this one-of-a-kind escape.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii, USA
One of the most well-known, family-favorite getaway destinations in Hawaii, the Manua Key Beach Hotel at Kaunaoa Bay has plenty on offer to keep guests coming back time and time again.
With four restaurants and bars to choose from, guests can enjoy a great range of cuisine and eateries, from a gorgeous beachfront grill to a golf clubhouse and restaurant.
There’s also plenty at this resort to keep guests entertained, including a fitness center, a gorgeous Mauna Kea Golf Course built over ancient lava flows, hiking trails, a full-service spa, and tennis on-site.
Sanctuary Cap Cana, A Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort, Dominican Republic
Located in Cap Cana, a private gated community in Punta Cana, Sanctuary Cap Cana is a stunning luxury all-inclusive property, which boasts four suite categories for guests to choose from. Guests can select from Colonial, Luxury, Castle, and Villa suites for their stay.
The renowned Castle Island Suite is one of the best available and offers a master bedroom, secondary bedroom, three indoor plunge pools, and private beach access.
There are five great restaurants and six bars and lounges to choose from at this resort, as well as a great range of things to see and do, including golf at the Punta Espada Golf Club, on-site Sanctuary Spa, boating, tennis, six pools, complimentary use of non-motorized water sports equipment, fishing, beach volleyball, and much more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, USA
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, is a luxury ski-in, ski-out resort in the Rockies near Beaver Creek, Colorado. Whilst it’s not situated on the biggest mountain with the lengthiest runs, it more than makes up for this with its charming log bridges, and great facilities.
All rooms at this great resort feature Ritz-Carlton’s signature marble bathrooms, with some rooms boasting stunning gas fireplaces and balconies.
There are some excellent dining options at this resort, and though it’s not an all-inclusive property and the establishments can be a little pricey, they’re more than worth it. There’s also a selection of comfortable bars to enjoy both inside and out, with heated walkways so you can enjoy a drink in comfort, no matter where you choose to visit.
The resort boasts access to a ski lift right outside the doors, and a great spa to relax at once you return from your fun on the slopes.
W Verbier, Switzerland
Another great ski resort from the Marriott brand is the W Verbier resort in Switzerland. Located in one of the most adorable and idyllic alpine villages, this ski-in ski-out resort is a picture-perfect winter escape. With cozy cabin decor in the accommodations, rooms are wood paneled and include electric fireplaces to make them uber cozy.
The W Verbier has a great selection of in-house restaurants, including a sushi bar, tapas, and an outdoor apres-ski bar that transforms into a gorgeous beach hangout with a sand volleyball court in the summer months.
At this popular ski resort, guests can enjoy not only skiing but if visiting during the warmer months, activities such as downhill mountain biking and paragliding can be enjoyed without the snow. There’s also a great indoor-outdoor pool and a great on-site spa to relax at after a day on the slopes, and in the evening, guests can enjoy a variety of live music and DJ sets.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most popular getaway destinations in today’s society and boasts both a stunning beach vacation and breathtaking jungle escapes. Located in the great Jungle area if Ubud, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is one of the best luxury resorts in all of Indonesia.
The resort only has 60 suites and villas in total, all of which are incredibly spacious, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, many of which feature breathtaking private terraces with their own plunge pools.
On-site dining is nothing short of delicious, and boasts locally sourced ingredients. Guests can even get involved with traditional cooking classes.
At this resort, local culture is an important feature in both the design of the resort and the activities on offer. Guests can enjoy sessions with local healers at the riverfront spa, and guided tours to the nearby temples.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Island, The Maldives
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, located on Fari Island is a truly unique luxury getaway. At this resort, the stunning overwater villas are the base rooms, meaning that guests can book them directly with a minimum number of points. If you’re not looking to stay in an overwater bungalow though, there’s a great selection of beach villas and bungalows to choose from also. No matter which room you choose to stay in, you’ll have all the luxury of a private pool, outdoor shower, and stunning ocean views.
There’s a great selection of five on-site restaurants to choose from including gourmet Italian dishes and contemporary Chinese cuisine.
Activities at this resort aren’t limited either, despite the relaxed atmosphere, and guests can enjoy full access to the on-site fitness center, full-service spa, quiet swimming pool, a kids center for the little ones, and a selection of watersports and activities such as fishing, diving, and snorkeling.
Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, Greece
With five unique restaurants on offer, guests can discover new and intriguing fusions such as Japanese-Peruvian food, and fresh caught seafood. If restaurant dining isn’t what you’re looking for, there’s even an open-air complex where guests can find a variety of food trucks at live events every evening, combining the novelty of street food with their five-star standard.
This resort is also a great spot for those who enjoy golfing, as aside from being surrounded by amazing historical and cultural attractions, the resort is located just a few miles from some of the Island’s best golf courses.
Bodrum Edition, Turkey
Situated along the Bodrum Peninsula, on the Aegean coast of Turkey, is a huge variety of luxury resorts, exciting nightlife, and stunning bays. The Bodrum Edition is one of the area’s most impressive, and newest additions, designed to provide picture-perfect views and comfortable luxury to guests.
Its convenient location means that you can get just about anywhere on the peninsula in less than half an hour via car.
Rooms have been thoughtfully designed to create a light and spacious atmosphere, and every room comes with an oversized bathtub and a stunningly large shower. Some rooms even come with private pools, balconies, and gardens.
There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to on-site dining, and guests can discover two great bars, a gourmet specialty grill overlooking the bay, a nightclub, as well as all-day casual dining venues, where guests can indulge in Latin-American cuisine as well as fine dining venues which boast local Aegean & Anatolian and Asian Fusion menus.
Aside from the beautiful bays that surround this resort, guests can also discover great on-site amenities such as a salon, ballroom, private cabanas to relax in, infinity pool, state-of-the-art spa, exclusive beach club, and well-equipped fitness center.
The House by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
Boasting a stunning beachfront location, The House by Elegant Hotels is a gorgeously romantic adults-only escape on the stunning island of Barbados in the Caribbean.
Guests can choose from a selection of stunning one-bedroom suites boasting garden or sea views.
When it comes to food, guests are well and truly spoilt at this location. From champagne breakfasts to traditional afternoon tea experiences, there’s plenty on offer to help guests to truly indulge.
At this resort, guests get the five-star treatment from the get-go, as everyone can indulge in a 30-minute jet lag massage upon arrival. There’s also a great variety of things to do at this resort, such as yoga and fitness classes, complimentary water taxis to sister properties, luscious gardens, cooking demonstrations, use of both motorized and non-motorized watersports equipment, a pool and whirlpool, and even gorgeous lounge chairs right on the beach.
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Emily is a Freelance travel writer from the UK who believes that the discovery of culture, history, foods, and modern life is the most exciting part of travel. She loves finding great deals and experiencing great travel on a budget.
Emily graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, with a degree in Asia Pacific Studies.