When we review a hotel or resort, we evaluate the entire package. But sometimes a property has a particular amenity that makes it truly stand out. The award winners below have precisely such offerings. Indeed, many of these amenities alone inspire us to return to these hotels.
Best Pool: Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho
Song Cau, Vietnam
The main building of this sybaritic Vietnamese resort occupies the top of a ridge overlooking a stretch of unspoiled coast. On its wide terrace, the azure waters of an immense infinity pool lead the eye to emerald tropical forest that fringes a broad, golden beach. Large enough for laps, the pool is a sublime place for a swim. But I must admit I spent more time in the cushioned, bamboo-framed loungers along its edge, blissfully sipping limeade infused with lemongrass and mint (and occasionally something stronger).