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
'15jan3
Dream  
South Beach
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The Dream South Beach Hotel is a dream come true if you like art-deco luxury and style. Just yards away from a white-sand beach, the hotel has 108 guest units of designer quality, with the latest in modern luxuries, like flat-screen TVs, high-speed WI-FI, and stocked mini-bars for your enjoyment. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design
'14dec22
Rayavadee  
Krabi
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Arrive by speedboat to this resort that is surrounded by sandy beaches and verdant jungle. The Rayavadee Resort is in Thailand, and specifically, in the middle of the Phranang Peninsular near Krabi Marine National Park. This allows for tropical garden scenery, as well as jungles, cliffs, and the Andaman Sea. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Luxury   Nature
'14dec3
The Pretty  
Beach House
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The Pretty Beach House looks downright magical, and maybe with good reason since it’s placed against the backdrop of ancient angophora, the Brisbane Waters, and the amazing scenery of the Bouddi National Park. It’s a beachside location and not too far a drive from Sydney. Meals and alcoholic drinks are …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'14nov25
Le Méridien  
Bora Bora
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Le Meridien in Bora Bora, a contemporary resort set on an islet and lagoon, offers some wonderful scenery and modern amenities, such as a large glass floor that lets you see the lagoon and the underwater life, as well as bungalows and villas filled with modern facilities and comforts. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'14nov20
Reethi  
Rah
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The Reethi Rah – Maldives is a luxurious but nature-friendly choice for travelers with exquisite tastes. Set against the illustrious beauty of the Maldives, you can enjoy beach verandas, private swimming pools, over-water decks, and stone soaking baths for two. Luxuries are all modern despite the island paradise appearance. In …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'14nov4
Casa  
No Félix
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Located just fifteen kilometers from the surfing paradise town of Ubatuba, in the state of Sao Paulo, Casa no Felix offers four gorgeous suites on Felix Beach. Whether your passion is beach-combing, surfing, or communing with nature, you’ll be living in style while overlooking the magnificent, unspoiled coastline of St. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Nature
'14nov3
Raffles Maldives  
Meradhoo
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Have you ever wanted to dine on the ocean? Short of magic, the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort may be the closest and safest way to do just that. The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has been called the Secret Hideaway in the Indian Ocean and encompasses two islands with lush amenities. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Spa
'14oct15
Nay Palad  
Hideaway
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Nay Palad Hideaway is a luxury resort located on Siargao Island in the southern Philippines. The property is peppered with nine cabanas by top designers, Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet. Relax there or in the outdoor living room and admire the natural surroundings – the ancient mangrove forest on one …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
'14oct1
Rosewood  
Mayakoba
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This resort was opened in 2008 and is located along a tusk of white sand on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Its eco-design blends with the environment but still offers luxurious suites, pools, and sundecks. The resort has so married to the needs of the environment that with its guests, it has …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
'14sep29
Pangkor Laut  
Resort
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Pangkor Laut is a private island just off the Malaysian coast. It is 300 acres in size and most of it is pristine forest. The buildings of the resort have been woven into the verdant hillside creating a tranquil atmosphere. There are various kinds of villa available from the Sea …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'14sep4
Hotel du Cap  
Eden Roc
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This amazing Napoleon III building is situated 15 minutes from Cannes in 22 acres of private parkland. Built in 1870 it was originally intended to serve as a writer’s retreat but that didn’t work out and the property became a luxury hotel that still attracted famous writers and artists. Yes, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Chateau   Luxury
Location: Antibes  France  West Europe
'14apr7
Majahuitas  
Resort
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Set in the sleepy town of Chacala (which means “where the shrimp are” in the native tongue) this resort is located in a secret cove only accessible by boat. There is no wifi or television and the little electricity needed is produced from solar panels. There are a number of …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Nature
'14mar6
Hotel  
Boca Chica
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Acapulco, Mexico, in the 1950s was a glamorous haven for rich dudes with grey-haired chests and beauties in white bikinis. But recently, some people have said it is in decline. Lucky, then, that Hotel Boca Chica has arrived on the scene. Located in a vintage Acapulco hotel, new owners overhauled …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design
'14jan21
Banyan Tree  
Seychelles
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Located in a lavish hideaway on Mahe Island – the largest and most jungle-strewn island in Seychelles – the Banyan Tree consists of 47 villas built along the beach or set in lush tropical vegetation. Your villa is decorated using locally sourced materials in the traditional Seychellois style with high …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
Location: Takamaka  Seychelles  Africa
'13dec17
Sri Panwa  
Phuket
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Located high on the southern tip of Phuket, this hotel has vast views of the Andaman Sea. Your villa is decorated in a sophisticated modern style with Thai trinkets abounding. Then you should go bounding outside and straight into your private infinity pool. Then take a wash in the indoor/outdoor …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'13dec11
Koh Samui Resort  
InterContinental
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This was the first luxury resort on Koh Samui; one of Thailand’s most idyllic islands. It has changed hands a few times but remains one of the most high-status spots on the island. The design of the hotel is “classic Thai” and makes the most of its unspoiled surroundings. Arrive …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'13oct29
Chumbe  
Island
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Award-winning eco-design hotel, Chumbe Island Resort about as much impact on its environment as a drop of rainwater. You stay in a traditional thatched cottage built to catch the sea breeze and keep you cool as you swing on your day-bed without the need for fans and air conditioning. They …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Island   Remote
Location: Zanzibar  Tanzania  Africa
'13oct23
Azura  
Benguerra
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Most hotels give you a choice of rooms, some give you a choice of caravans, spheres, or eco-pods, well, Azura Retreat gives you a choice of islands. Now that’s impressive. The resort is located on two islands, Benguerra and Quilalea. Both are located within a marine wildlife reserve which means …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'13oct21
Burgh Island  
Hotel
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This hotel was a frequent haunt of famous author Agatha Christie who set her novel, And Then There Were None, on a fictionalized version of the archipelago. The hotel was finished in 1929, and throughout the 1930s, it played host to glamorous guests. In World War 2, it served as …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
'13oct7
Atelier  
Sul Mare
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No-one goes to galleries to view art these days. In fact, everyone who takes art and design seriously knows that to truly appreciate art you have to live with it. But even if we can afford the best art, we can only choose to live with a few select pieces. …
Accommodation types: Art   Beach