World's Best Hotels 2013
Courtesy of Discovery Shores
No. 11 Discovery Shores Boracay, Philippines
Set on a 2 ½-mile stretch known for having the world’s softest sand, the 88 suites at this resort feature large glass walls that look towards a scenic rock garden. Take a dip in the pool, or Jet Ski on the Sibuyan Sea. For people watching, head to the Sandbar, where bartenders stir up lychee- and mango-infused mojitos, then sing your heart out with the recreation lounge’s selection of 1,000+ (mostly English-language) karaoke tunes.