12/17/2013 05:08 am ET Updated Dec 01, 2016

Ultra Hot Luxury Winter Hideouts

By Anisha Shah

It's grey and blustery, sunlight is a rare treat and the sight of your own bare skin even rarer. This is definitely the time to fly to a hot hideaway. Across the globe, luxury-lusters are seeking ever more remote and uncharted territory. In my work as a travel journalist, I've hotfooted across isolated white sands, snorkeled over vibrant reefs in warm emerald seas and stayed in the most pristine, award-winning ultra-luxury properties on the planet in search of finery and seclusion. Here's my pick of the world's hottest winter retreats, fit for would-be castaways who wouldn't leave home without the butler.

Ultra-Hot Luxury Winter Hideouts