Como Point Yamu, Phuket
As far as views go, it doesn't get much better than Como Pool Villa in Phuket which overlooks the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. Either wallow in the infinity pool or open the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and gaze out into paradise.
Gara Rock, Devon
If you find yourself endlessly beguiled by the rugged beauty of the British coastline, then Gara Rock in South Devon is bound to appeal. Perched on top of Devonshire headlands, this luxury boutique hotel offers vistas over unspoilt sandy coves where you can find calm in the relentlessness of crashing waves.
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Le Sirenuse sits high on a cliff above the Amalfi Coast town of Positano, a place where you'll find crystal-clear shores, the best spaghetti alle vongole in the world and very colourful buildings. This view is perfection; all it needs is for you to sit back, put your feet up and sip on your Campari soda.Three nights B&B at
Look out over some London landmarks from the balcony of the Suite ME at ME's outpost in the capital. The view encompasses the Shard, Tower Bridge, St Paul's and the London Eye.
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica
Strawberry Hill Luxury Resort describes itself as a "magical mountain village" nestled high in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. Each cottage is positioned within the contours of the mountains for guaranteed seclusion, and its individual verandas all offering jaw-droppingly beautiful views of the island. Look over tropical gardens down to Kingston and the surrounding ocean.
Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice, Italy
Feel like you own a private patch of Venice for the night with this brand new suite at the Luna Hotel Baglioni, right by St Mark's Square. It overlooks San Giorgio Island from its impressive 100-metre-square perch.
The Meliá Zanzibar
Wake up in your luxury four-posted bed to shades of blue, where all you can see is the sea touching the sky. Known for its its characteristic aroma of nutmeg, clove and vanilla, Zanzibar has long been heralded for its paradise-like appeal. Luxury resort Melia is set among tropical greenery and the type of waters only seen in Hollywood films.
Terre Blance, Provence, France
There are few places as peaceful as the South of France, where the scent of lavender, jasmine and thyme blend together to form a heavenly aroma. Where better to take it all in than the infinity pool at Terre Blanche which is surrounded by medieval hilltop villages and forested hills? This is a divine panorama indeed.
Uga Bay, Sri Lanka
If luxury and tropical charm are high on your holiday priority list, then elegant beach resort Uga Bay is for you. It sits on the shores of Passekudah, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka. Take your position on a sun lounger and see the infinity pool dissolve into the tranquil blue seas.
Curtain Bluff, Antigua
Watch boats bob on the sea as you sunbathe in seclusion at Curtain Bluff. Away from your terrace, the resort offers activities including deep-sea fishing, scuba-diving and tennis, often with the chance of being coached by former number-one seeds, who visit the island regularly.
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo Hotel, Japan
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo Hotel is the only hotel in Japan to offer guests a full view of the iconic Tokyo Tower, and what a spectacle it is. The 33rd floor lounge is an ideal place to unwind and take in the city in its full, glittering glory, cocktail in hand.
Uma by Como, Ubud, Indonesia
Soak up the serenity of Ubud's lush foothills from the peace of your own private terrace. Behind the French doors, your bedroom is just as tranquil, with a four-poster bed draped in white cotton.
The Peninsula, Paris
The City of Light's sights are delivered straight to your balcony at the Peninsula Paris if you book one of the five elegant Garden Suites, set on the sixth floor of the Haussmann-style building. As the room name suggests, the terraces also feature their own landscaped garden.
Fairmont, San Francisco, USA
Survey most of San Francisco from the Penthouse Suite of the historic Fairmont hotel, built in 1907. If that's not enough to look at, inside you'll find artworks by David Hockney and ornate Chinese vases. You also get the 24-hour services of a personal masseuse, chef and personal trainer – and a fridge stocked with farmers'-market produce.
The Outpost, South Africa
Look out for elephant, buffalo and, with luck, antelope, kudu and monkey as you lay back in an elegant standalone bathtub at The Outpost, South African safari lodges that sit above the steep slopes around the Luvuvhu River. Far from typical earthy, rustic safari accommodation, this award-winning eco-lodge has a industrial, Zen-like design.
Wolwedans, Dunes Lodge, Nambia
Wildlife fans will be enchanted by 360 views of the desert and roaming wildlife of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The lodge is so far from any human centre that there is no light pollution meaning the night skies are among the darkest on Earth; guests can marvel at the uninterrupted starry skies from a luxury private chalet.
Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises
Cast aside any aspersions you might have about cruises, the remarkable bathroom aboard Celebrity Reflection boasts a shower offering close to 360-degree views of the ocean. Sea views don't get much better.
The Leela Palace, Udaipur, India
Gaze out over soul-stirring Lake Pichola in Udaipur from the prime vantage point of own your balcony. The lake, built in 1362, and misty Aravalli Mountains lie in the distance.
There may not be much else to look at but ocean, but that's OK when it's the Indian one. Find tranquility like nowhere else on earth marooned on the Maldivian isle that's home to the Baros resort.
Grace Santorini, Greece
Coachloads of tourists may be herded in for sunset on Santorini each night, but guests at Grace can enjoy it in peace from their own private terrace, overlooking the Caldera.Grace Santorini, from about £670 a night B&B for a VIP Suite with plunge pool.
Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Japan
The Imperial Hotel Tokyo, a Leading Hotel of the World, has long attracted a discerning clientele - not least for its winning views of the 40-acre Hibiya Park, the Imperial Palace and Ginza neighbourhood. Known for its grandeur, excellent service and long-standing history, this is one of Tokyo's most luxurious hotels.
The Nobu Villa, Las Vegas
It's no surprise that The Nobu Villa is such a hit with celebrities (both Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber have celebrated their birthdays here), given that its the hotel's only rooftop villa. The sky deck delivers impressive views of the iconic Strip, as well as offering a barbecue pit, a full bard, and a secluded Zen garden with a water feature.
Lanserhof Lans, Austria
Enjoy views of the Austrian mountains as you take time out between treatments at the award-winning Lanserhof medical spa, frequented by the Delevingnes. You can bet that the air never felt fresher nor more pure than by the glistening Alps.