Few things can beat the gentle breeze and whiff of cool air that brushes your face as you sit on a resort atop a mountain or a boat ride that you take in the pristine surroundings of a luxury property, or a leisurely stroll that you take among ruins of a world heritage site. As summer descends in all its sunny, sweaty and humid elements, its time to open up the list of vacation choices at your command. Our carefully chosen list brings you the world’s most awe-inspiring and serendipitous mountain retreats that will make you reconsider your beach holiday plans. These are perfect places for nature lovers and adventure aficionados. You can hike, bike, ski, swim or relax by the pool staring at the expansive mountain ranges, as you sample a taste of the wild in the lap of ultimate luxury.
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