There are times when spending the money is simply worth the experience. Impeccable service, exquisite dining, extraordinary amenities and an amazing location can’t be found at any ordinary hotel. Sometimes you have to splurge a bit for luxury, and the finalists in our next category do not disappoint. If you’re ready for an experience to write home about, check out our nominees for Favorite Luxe Stay in this year’s Travel Noire Awards.

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

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When you think of Nobu, luxury comes to mind, and that’s by design. Nobu hotels blend modern luxury with Japanese minimalism. It makes the chain one of the most elite luxury brands in the world. Named after Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, there are currently 17 Nobu hotels in cities around the world. Nobu Los Cabos ranked high on our list.

Nobu Hotel in Los Cabos is the group’s premiere hotel in Mexico. Located on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, the hotel offers unforgettable views of the ocean, infinity pools, private cabanas, a spa and exquisite dining. There are three restaurants on premise: Ardea Restaurant, Muna Restaurant and Nobu Restaurant. Guests raved about the food and high-quality menu options choices.

Guests also remarked on the location of the resort, tucked away from the downtown area. It offers a peaceful escape from crowds and touristy zones. You can’t go wrong with a Nobu hotel. If you’re planning to visit Cabo, put Nobu Los Cabos on your list.

The Ritz Carlton Maldives

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The Ritz Carlton Maldives brands itself as “luxury without limits.” Located in the Fari Islands off the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, this hotel resort is set in the halo of a blue lagoon. It does not disappoint when it comes to luxury. The hotel features seven restaurants and bars, a spa, fitness center, tennis courts and much more. In addition to the featured amenities, there are private experiences guests can take advantage of like “Lobster Under the Stars,” “Grand Sunset Beach,” and “Cooking & Cocktail Masterclasses.” Swim up to the hotel’s sand bank in the Indian Ocean or visit the “Mystique Garden” to taste the flavors of the Maldives. Stay at The Ritz Carlton Maldives if you’re looking for impeccable service and all of the luxuries you can dream of.

Villa Cella Bella Bali

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Villa Cella Bella is what many call an “Insta-worthy” hotel. The hotel is located in Ubud, Bali within the uplands of Indonesia, overlooking a lush jungle view.

If you’re looking for romance, picturesque views and luxury in one, then Villa Cella Bella is the place for you. Perhaps most (Insta) famous for its colorful, floating flower pools, the resort offers floating flower breakfasts, flower baths and a river flower pool experience. The guest suites offer an array of luxurious options, which the hotel promises to provide “comfort, serenity and a natural environment.”

There also are a selection of villas if you’re staying with a larger crowd. The experience for all guests includes free breakfast, a private butler and serene common areas. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your significant other or have a special occasion coming up, book a stay at Villa Cella Bella.

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