Score: 8.39

Look at it this way: all destinations require accommodation. But some accommodations – like this one, tied at #30 – are destinations themselves. Sitting atop a rugged cliff, on the southern coast of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, Southern Ocean Lodge is designed to not only accompany the stunning surrounds, but become part of them, as only truly luxurious architecture can. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the bush (if the bush had 1000-threadcount). From $990 a night, including meals, drinks, transfers and signature tours; More info:


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