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Save up to 40% on Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Kandolhu Island
Kandolhu Island, The Maldives (photo: SLH)

Backpacking on the cheap is one of the best ways to see the world without a doubt.

You can stretch your dollars further and travel for much longer by traveling how the locals travel, eating where the locals eat, and staying in quirky little hostels all across the globe.

It's a great way to see the world, and I wouldn't trade it for a day back at my desk for anything.

But if we're going to be honest, the life of a long-term budget traveler isn't always glamorous.

Tiptoeing into the hostel dorm at night and then trying to sleep while your bunkmate's snoring shakes the bed.

After a bit of time on the road, I always feel it's important to treat myself and splurge on a fancy meal and a night or two in a beautiful place where I can relax and enjoy having my own space for a change of pace.

If you're on the road this Holiday season, maybe you should take time to spoil yourself a little and take a break from the backpacker lifestyle. You'll thank me later.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is offering a great deal where you can save up to 40% at over 200 of their luxurious hotels all over the world this holiday season.

Las Alamandas Resort
Las Alamandas Resort in Mexico (photo: SLH)

More often than not, our culture celebrates the move toward bigger and more ostentatious.

But let's face it, staying in a megaresort with thousands of rooms is nothing like staying at a smaller and more private property–and that is where SLH shines.

SLH is a collection of small, independent hotels that have been handpicked to celebrate their quirks, individuality, and character, all while maintaining a high standard that will leave you confident knowing it will be a fantastic experience.

They began handpicking the best of the best and uncovering the hidden gems across the globe back in 1989 and have since amassed a collection of more than 500 small, independent hotels in over 80 countries from beachside villas in the Caribbean to stately mansions in the south of France.

Are you looking to stay on a private island?

SLH can help you with that. They've got private island resorts like Kandolhu Island in the Maldives, and Las Alamandas Resort in Costalegre, Mexico, among a handful of other properties stretching from the South Pacific to the Indian Ocean.

Grossarler Hof
Grossarler Hof, Austria (photo: SLH)

Are you looking to chase winter and get in some fantastic skiing?

They have a wide selection of hotels in the Alps from the chalet-style Grossarler Hof in Austria to the stunning Crystal Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

When winter starts to dry up in the Northern Hemisphere, it's time to start looking further south like the Los Cauquenes Resort in Ushuaia, Argentina, or to Blanket Bay in Queenstown, New Zealand.

SLH offers a tremendously varied collection of small, handpicked luxury properties that cater to the diverse interests of travelers that appreciate the finer things in life.

In turn, they were recently awarded the ‘Best UK Hotel Brand' and the ‘Best Worldwide Luxury Hotel Brand' at the British Travel Awards.

You can take advantage of these significant savings from SLH when you book and pay today.

Browse through their collection of hotels today and start dreaming about the next time you'll treat yourself to something a little bit more luxurious.


This post was written in partnership with SLH.

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Wednesday 30th of March 2016

Even though my girlfriend and I are pretty adventurous people and really don’t care about our convenience while spending our holidays, there are some moments that we need to relax and just enjoy ourselves without any second thoughts. You know, that amazing feeling of doing nothing but being taken cared of by the specialists! And that’s exactly what we did! While organizing a whole month trip in Mexico coasts we fell into the SLH project! We had never heard about it since then, so we were really curious to see what it is! We found an amazing place in Costalegre in Mexico, the Las Alamandas Resort and believe me –the reality is much better than the photo!! The place offers anything someone might ever need and gives a sense of luxury but in a more private way, avoiding all the usual huge, cold and impersonal resort-thing places, where I have to say I’m always feeling a bit lost. We stayed there for a couple of days and refilled our batteries to go on with our backpacking adventure! We highly recommend it!


Monday 19th of January 2015

Nice tips! Travel on a budget is always great however it's good to be aware of what kind of tourism we are practicing. The hotel in Maldivas appears to be very environmentally-UNfriend. In times of faster sea-level rising, such tiny island should be a environment sanctuary. The reefs that takes decades to be built-up are a natural protection and serves a nursery for many species. In the picture seems that the reefs were destroyed in order to construct the pier and some huts.

I am not that radical but the picture shocked me a bit.


Alexandra Stan

Sunday 11th of January 2015

Would anybody refuse a special treatment at a small luxury hotel? Definitely not. The problem is that when you go backpacking all year long (or less), you simply stop thinking, or dreaming, on such a possibility. There's got to be somebody to open your eyes and tell you: stop, get yourself relaxed, give yourself a moment of divine services.

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