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
Mykonos Blu  
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This luxury resort in Greece is located just five minutes outside of Mykonos town and windmills situated on the hillside of Psarou Beach. With 103 blue & white-colored island bungalows, suites, and villas, some with a private pool or open-air Jacuzzi, private garden & sunbathing terrace, there is a slice …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Location: Psarou  Greece  East Europe
Iniala  
Beach House
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Located on the beautiful golden sands of Natai Beach, Thailand, facing the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, the Iniala Beach House is the perfect getaway. Iniala Beach House is a private residence available to rent entirely or by individual villa or Penthouse Suite. Boasting three beachfront villas and a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Domes  
of Elounda
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The Domes of Elounda hotel in Greece is a world-famous 5-star hotel overlooking the Venetian castle on the island of Spinalonga across the strait. The hotel features the ultimate in relaxation with its world-class spa that houses an indoor saltwater pool, a sauna, hot tubs, and Turkish steam rooms accompanied …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Eloúnda  Greece  East Europe
Banana House  
Wellness
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Lamu Banana House and Wellness Center is the ideal destination for travelers seeking to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings and experience a variety of holistic wellness activities in a completely relaxed atmosphere. Situated in Shela on Lamu Island, this five-star boutique hotel feels as if it …
Accommodation types: Beach
Location: Lamu  Kenya  Africa
San Giorgio  
Mykonos
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Located on Mykonos island in Greece, the San Giorgio Hotel was opened by the Konstantinidis family in 1997. It is now managed by Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel, who met some years ago on the shores of Ibiza. In 2013, they teamed up to run San Giorgio, a “singular destination …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Paraga  Greece  East Europe
Soneva  
Kiri Resort
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Based on the island of Koh Kood, located 200 miles southeast of Bangkok, Thailand, this luxury beach resort is a vacationer’s oasis. While Koh Kood is the fourth largest island in the country, the land is largely undeveloped, which leaves guests to admire the raw beauty of the surrounding natural …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
Dolphin Island  
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A private retreat in the South Pacific’s Fiji Islands, Dolphin Island Huka Retreats offers four rooms with accommodations for just eight guests at a time to enjoy the ultimate peace and serenity that comes with island life. With 14-acres to enjoy, guests can enjoy a plethora of activities from diving …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
Location: Dolphin Island  Fiji  Oceania
Ponta  
Dos Ganchos
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Located on a private peninsula in Brazil, the Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort is surrounded by extraordinary views and the gorgeous turquoise waters of Brazil’s Emerald Coast. With a total of 25 suites, this adult’s only resort offers guests a cinema, swimming pools, nature trails, tennis resort, and spa to enjoy …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
The Brando  
Hotel
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With a mission to provide guests with an enriching travel experience while at the same time “preserving and protecting the natural biodiversity of Tetiaroa,” the Brando Hotel is a spectacular getaway in French Polynesia. The hotel is named after famous actor Marlon Brando who first visited Tetiaroa Island while filming …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
The Island  
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If you’re an adventure seeker who isn’t afraid of heights, this house could be your next vacation spot. Located in Newquay, Cornwall in Great Britain, this house is completely surrounded by water, and get this - it can only be reached by crossing a 90 foot-high suspension bridge! The interior …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature
Villa  
on Dunbar Rock
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A beauty mark on the blue cheeks of the Caribbean Sea - Dunbar Rock has an incredible Bond-esq villa with eight guest suites. Run by diving specialists, the hotel offers PADI courses, night dives, and three regular dives a day. Everything is included. So you can breakfast in the dining …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island
The Inn  
at Rodanthe
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This rental property was built in the 1980s on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands off the coast of the North American mainland that have long been a kite-strewn holiday destination. It was the location for a film called Nights in Rodanthe, where Richard …
Accommodation types: Beach   Movie
Location: Rodanthe  USA  North America
Kandolhu  
Island
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Known for its pristine white-sand beaches and crystalline waters, The Maldives consists of approximately 1,200 islands that have become a premier holiday destination for travelers from around the world. Kandolhu Island is perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of the Maldives, situated only 70 kilometers southwest of Male. The 25-minute …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Taj Coral  
Reef Resort & Spa
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The Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives has become a crown jewel with its astounding sunsets, pristine beaches, and humbling beauty. It is truly a dream destination for honeymooners, beach lovers, serious divers, and adventurers. Only accessible via a private speedboat, the lagoon is peppered with private villas suspended …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island
Jeeva  
Beloam
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The Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, set on the picturesque island of East Lombok, is everything you would imagine a tropical beach destination to be. The private bungalows offer uninterrupted sea views that feel like you have left reality and stepped into a postcard. The eleven bungalows, or Beruga Pantai, were …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote
Atlantis  
Paradise Island
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From the moment you step on the island, the imaginative and innovative design of Hotel Atlantis Paradise Island will transport you to the mythical paradise of the lost city of Atlantis. The astounding surroundings and entertainment venues will help you discover all the pleasures of this island paradise. There are …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Alila Villas  
Soori
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Alila Villas Soori is a luxury beachside resort on Bali’s southwest coast. Located away from the tourist trail, the resort offers excursions to local villages and unseen temples. SCDA Architects designed each villa letting traditional, Asian structures blend into the environment, terraces, and private pools. Your villa has views of …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
Hacienda  
Cerritos
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Mexico, the land of tequila, beaches, fun, and excitement is home to many historic sites and exquisite hotels, including Hacienda Cerritos. Cerritos is located on a private bluff about 40 miles north of Cabo San Lucas outside the historic colony of Todos Santos (All Saints). It is also home to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Palace
Laucala  
Island
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Fiji has long been known as paradise on earth, and Laucala, a private tropical island in the South Pacific, is no exception. This 12 square kilometer island is speckled with 25 Fijian-styled villas, plantations, tropical forests, and pristine white sandy beaches. This island resort was built with no expenses spared. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Laucala Island  Fiji  Oceania
The Shell  
House
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You know when you hold a shell to your ear, listen and hear the sea? What if you could live inside the shell? The Shell House is such a place. Inside, you will always hear the sea and smell the sea too, because the Caribbean waters are just footsteps away. …
Accommodation types: Beach