Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Beachfront Hotels
Hoshinoya  
Okinawa
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Hoshinoya is a Japanese luxury hotel collection with five properties in the country and one each in Taiwan and Bali. Their first resort in Okinawa Prefecture opened in 2020. The modern but undeniably Japanese complex of Hoshinoya Okinawa stretches on a scenic beach of the East China Sea. It's a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Yomitan  Japan  East Asia
TreeHouse  
Villas
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The picturesque tropical island, Ko Yao Noi, sits in the Andaman Sea, halfway between Phuket and Krabi. It's famous for its white sandy shores, mangrove trees, rubber plantations, and cute little fishing villages dotted with long-tail boats. The spectacular TreeHouse Villas is a beachfront resort surrounded by a lush jungle …
Accommodation types: Island   Luxury   Nature
Casa  
Del Mar
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In the Roaring Twenties, Casa del Mar was the hotspot for Hollywood stars. The former beach club, originally opened in 1926, has then developed into one of the most luxurious beach hotels in Santa Monica. It's called "the house of the sea", but the five-story building looks more like a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
La Valise  
Tulum
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La Valise is a dream for anyone looking for extraordinary raw beauty. This hotel has only nine rooms under hand-thatched palapa roofs and feels like your own little secret paradise. The beach is outside the door, so here you are, awakened by the breeze from the Caribbean sea, to gaze …
Accommodation types: Beach
Location: Tulum  Mexico  North America
Los Cabos Pedregal  
Waldorf Astoria
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Mexico's most dramatic sea and landscape is located on the territories of Baja California. The region is famous for its rich natural diversity, from vast deserts to dormant volcanoes and gorgeous sunset beaches on the Pacific Ocean's shores. Much of Baja's coastline is composed of beautiful beaches, including the ones …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Hotel Cala  
Di Volpe
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The scenic Cala di Volpe bay is located in the north of Sardinia. It's part of the Costa Smeralda, AKA Emerald Coast, famous for its white-sand beaches, exclusive hotels, and ability to attract celebrities and other affluent visitors. The place is so special that The Spy Who Loved Me, a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Movie
Fundu  
Lagoon
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With just 18 safari-style bungalows, this luxury boutique hotel is located in the southwest of Africa’s Pemba Island and can only be reached by boat from Zanzibar. Recently voted the Best Marine Safari Property in Africa, this lagoon is a diver’s dream! Rooms range from the standard hillside and beachfront …
Accommodation types: Island   Nature
Location: Pemba  Tanzania  Africa
Meliá  
Koh Samui
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Melia Koh Samui sits right alongside the beautiful white sand beach of Choeng Mon. This is the famous hotel brand's first entry into Thailand. Naturally, you can expect their full spectrum of amenities, but the real sensation is the boat-shaped suites. They took traditional teak barges (hundred-year-old wooden Thai-Chinese boats) …
Accommodation types: Beach   Boat
The Library  
Koh Samui
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One of Thailand's trendiest hotels has an explicit fondness towards books and bold contemporary design. The Library has a beachfront location on the country's second-largest island. Koh Samui is known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and lush, mountainous rainforests. The hotel's buildings are structured just like a book. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Baros  
Maldives
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Are you hesitating between all the dream-like resorts in the Maldives? Look no further. Baros Maldives has been voted as the best one in the Maldives, according to TripAdvisor. High praises for the privacy of the villas and the no-underage rule guarantee peace and quiet on this private island. Your …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Hostal Sa  
Rascassa
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Located in one of Costa Brava’s best coves, Hostal Sa Rascassa is a quaint guesthouse with a well-regarded restaurant attached. The pine-surrounded building is quiet and peaceful, with the coastline a short walk away. If you prefer longer ambulations, there are various paths you can take to explore the dramatic …
Accommodation types: Traditional
Location: Begur  Spain  West Europe
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
Hard Rock Hotel  
Vallarta
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Situated at the legendary beaches of the Bahia de Banderas in Nuevo Vallarta, the Hard Rock Hotel is an all-inclusive resort with a wild heart. The two beachfront pools come with bar service with unlimited drinks, as it should for the rock star you are! After a long night out, …
Accommodation types: Design
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
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
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
Indigo  
Pearl
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This beachside property is set against a backdrop of a rainforest – home to rare species. Rarer still is your experience at this unique hotel. Renowned architect, Bill Bensley helped with the refurb using reclaimed materials and found curios. For example, the iron coffee tables in the lobby were made …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa