Beach hotels are more about easy access to the beach rather than anything else. Hotels situated close to the beach are sometimes as close as a few steps away from the shoreline, and also feature outdoor thrills comparable to a theme park - like kayaking, hammocks, sea snorkeling and plenty of animal life in their natural habitat. Spas, swimming pools, and poolside bars are common sights as well.
Beach Hotels
Casa  
Chameleon
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Located on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Mal Pais is an adults-only resort with beautiful views of the Pacific. Mal Pais offers guests the ultimate luxury; accommodations include villas and villa suites – both types include private plunge pools and comfortable furnishings. The two suites, Villa Estrella and Villa Ultra, also …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Nature
Hotel Fasano  
Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famous for its beautiful beaches and exciting festivals. For those traveling to this energetic city (with a population of nearly 6.5 million!), the Hotel Fasano is an excellent choice. Designed by famous French designer Philippe Starck, the 91-room hotel is …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
St. George's  
Caye Resort
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If you’re looking for a private island experience and adventures like city tours and snorkeling, St. George’s Caye Resort may be the perfect spot for your next getaway. Located on a remote island in Belize, Central America, this resort is home to just 16 thatched cabanas, strictly for adults-only. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
Sugar Beach  
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Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a population of 185,000 and is known for its breathtaking beauty. This island is also home to Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, a luxury resort & hotel complete with a world-class Rainforest Spa, an entire professional dive facility, and waterfront restaurants. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Luxury
Azulik  
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If you’re active on social media, you might have seen photos of AZULIK before. This picture-perfect eco-retreat in Tulum has become Instagram famous thanks to its surreal architecture and jaw-dropping landscape. The retreat combines luxury with total immersion in nature, hanging over the cliffs right on the Caribbean Sea coast. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Fairytale   Luxury   Treehouse
Location: Tulum  Mexico  North America
Wild Coast  
Tented Lodge
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Simply put, Wild Coast Tented Lodge is paradise. Perfectly located on the Indian Ocean in the south of Sri Lanka, this luxury camp resort combines the romance of colonial camping with modern comfort and environmental awareness. Throw a daily-changing menu and sundowner cocktails to the mix, and you’ve got the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature
Soneva Jani  
Maldives
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This resort has been a social media sensation, featured on countless blogs, Instagram accounts, and Facebook pages. With picture-perfect water-villas scattered around turquoise water, it’s not hard to see why Soneva Jani is regarded by many as the ultimate traveler’s paradise. The villas sit on stilts just above the water, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Mumbo  
Island
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If you hate the tourist hotspots and want some peace and quiet on your holiday, there is one extreme solution. Yes, you guessed right: a desert island. Mumbo Island is a private island that was never populated prior to becoming an eco-camp, so it’s perfectly pristine. It welcomes only fourteen …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
Location: Mumbo Island  Malawi  Africa
Pelican Point  
Lodge
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Pelican Point Lodge is one of those hotels that isn’t just accommodation but a destination in itself. The lodge took its name from the Pelican Point, where it’s situated. It’s a remote peninsula off the coast of Namibia with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Walvis Bay on …
Accommodation types: Beach   Lighthouse   Nature   Remote
Location: Walvis Bay  Namibia  Africa
La Fortuna  
at Atitlán
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Formed by prehistoric volcanic activity, Lago de Atitlán or Lake Atitlán is one of the most magnificent tourist destinations in Highland, Guatemala. Situated about three hours west of Guatemala City, the aquamarine waters glisten beneath the impressive volcanoes and fertile hills that encompass it. A dozen towns are skirting the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Nature
Watamu  
Treehouse
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Watamu Treehouse has been named a "Best Hotel in Kenya" and it’s no wonder why! Located on Kenya’s serene Watamu Beach and built high amongst the treetops, this hotel offers guests an unreal view of the Indian Ocean coastline and lush surrounding forests. It’s the perfect getaway for those looking …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature
Location: Watamu  Kenya  Africa
Santos  
Express
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Have you ever been on a train as it passes along a stunning landscape? You think if only the train would stop right here so I could explore and take in the sights some more... That dream can now become a reality by hopping on The Santos Express! This stationary …
Accommodation types: Beach   Train
Truck Surf  
Hotel
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If you’re into surfing, exploring, and road trips, the Truck Surf Hotel was made for you! Definitely not a traditional hotel stay, guests will hop aboard a converted Mercedes Actros as they embark on an adventure unlike any other. So, where can you find this unique “hotel”? From June to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Bus   Moving   Trailer
Location: Porto  Portugal  West Europe
Andaz Peninsula  
Papagayo
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Located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the beachfront Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort offers over 150 comfortable and spacious guest rooms and suites with beautiful forest and ocean views. Rooms are modern and charming; woven textiles, solid woods, and carved artifacts are peppered throughout, giving each space a warm and welcoming feel. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
Taprobane  
Island
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Imagine a private island just off Sri Lanka’s South coast that can be reached only one of two ways: a ride on the back of an elephant, or by wading through crystal clear knee-deep waters. Well, imagine no more for this place really exists - welcome to Taprobane Island! Originally …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Villa
Hôtel 20°  
Sud
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Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean off Africa’s East Coast and is also home to Hotel 20°Sud. With just 29 rooms and 7 suites, guests are sure to feel pampered and pleased during their stay. Rooms range from “Charm” to the more desired “Beachfront” rooms and …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Grand Baie  Mauritius  Africa
Shutters  
on the Beach
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Santa Monica, a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles, is home to Shutters on the Beach - an upscale hotel on the Pacific Ocean. Decorated by Michael S. Smith (yes, the same man who decorated the White House for the Obama Administration), the hotel has a homey feel with …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
&Beyond Mnemba  
Island
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To infinity and beyond! Okay, so maybe you’re not Buzz Lightyear... but you’ll surely be buzzing about this beautiful Mnemba Island resort located just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar! Each of the 12 open-sided, thatched wooden suites comes complete with its own private shaded veranda. The decor is simple …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Remote
Mustique Island  
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This 1400 acre Caribbean Island is some kind of Olympus of celebrity. A haunt of the famous and privileged… wait a sec, you will have to give me a minute to transcend my jealousy here… thanks. Just imagine the most beautiful deserted tropical beach, and you get to stay in …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Villa
Nihi Sumba  
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Rated the number one hotel in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2016, Nihiwatu is a resort made up of private, traditionally-thatched villas spread along the island of Sumba, just an hour’s flight from Bali. Travelers can choose to stay in a range of different rooms from family-sized …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Wanukaka  Indonesia  Oceania