These new hotels offer great food and design and glorious escape—whether snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or learning yoga in the Himalayan foothills.
Oil paintings from a Paris flea market hang in all 52 rooms of The Dean, in an early 1900s brick house. Downstairs are a karaoke bar and an Austrian beer hall. Doubles from $109; thedeanhotel.com.
Vana, Malsi Estate, is an ultramodern yoga and wellness retreat in the forest; Indian dishes use herbs and spices grown on-site. From $515 per person, all-inclusive; vanaretreats.com.