We may be safe at home right now, but we are already dreaming about our next vacation. In these dreamy excavations on some of the world’s finest beach resorts, you can dip your toes in the warm sand and find your perfect spot in the sun. Choosing the best is not only subjective, but also a broad task.
Here is a list of 10 of the world’s most wonderful beach resorts.
1. LUX South Ari Atoll, Maldives
LUX South Ari Atoll is the only hotel on Didhoofinolhu Island. Pristine beaches and crystal clear waters are just steps from the thatch-roof suites. Looking for a retreat? Pamper yourself at the ocean-front spa. Looking for a more active holiday? LUX South Ari Atoll is ideal for snorkeling and whale shark watching.
2. Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Look for this untouched escape, where golden beaches and turquoise waters meet along coastal forests, Silver Lake and Wetland Park. The 5-star Eco Thonga Beach Lodge makes the most of its natural environment. This is the finest beach safari located just south of the legendary sands of Mozambique at the western tip of the Indian Ocean. The lodge is located in a dune forest overlooking an pristine beach. Nesting turtles and whale sharks can be seen in winter.
3. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Raiatea, French Polynesia
What’s special: 45 overwater beach suites with outdoor terraces and 12 beach villas on a small plot off Taha’a Island (35-minute boat ride from Raiatea) overlooking magnificent Bora Bora in Horizon. Snorkeling in the coral gardens, excursions to nearby pearl farms and historic vanilla plantations will transport you off the island. Private Tahitian dance lessons in the couples’s room will keep you self-sufficient.
4. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, Australia
What’s special: location, location, location! It is located halfway between Australia and New Zealand in the middle of the Tasman Sea. It couldn’t be more Crusoe-esque (with the southernmost coral reef in the world). The sleek, modern interior design is inspired by the endemic palm tree of Kentia (some are over 30 feet high and 20 feet long.).
5. Four Seasons Resort Bali in Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia
What’s special: 147 villas with private pools and Onsite culinary school. Dinner is served on a canopied bed by the sea. Green camp and separate infinity pool for children.
6. Chili Beach Private Resort & Villas, Jericoacoara, Brazil
The Washington Post has named Malhad Beach as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Make the most of your trip at Chili Beach Private Resort & Villas experience. This exclusive boutique hotel has just six rooms, so you can get away from it all.
7. Le Touessrok Resort & Spa in Shangri-La, Mauritius
Immerse yourself in a sophisticated paradise at Le Touessrok, a resort that surrounds to Trou d’Eau Douce Bay in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It has all the amenities you need: nearby reefs for diving and snorkeling, trade winds from the south for navigation and wide turquoise waters to swim and admire.
8. Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
What’s Special: Family-run and managed, “complementary” all-inclusive resort on a quiet hillside with several infinity-edge terraced pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Meal plans may include meals at five on-site restaurants and at each location in the adjacent Marina Golden Zone complex.
9. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand
What’s special: It’s next to the quiet Mai Khao Beach, close to the Sirinath Marine National Park, where sea turtles nest. Nearly 30 acres of tropical gardens and lily ponds amidst a vast coconut grove. The sleek, low-rise architecture belies the size of the complex (which includes ten restaurants and an entertaining ginja cooking course for families with children).
10. Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa, Vietnam
What’s special: Just 5 kilometers from Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this complex were built to reproduce a traditional Vietnamese fishing village. Visit the town, the fish markets early in the morning and the surrounding area with quirky chauffeured strollers or free mountain bikes.
Drooling yet? You gotta stop twiddling your thumbs now and buy yourself a hat in preparation to vacay at one of these beach resorts. We happened to stumble upon an article that had different travelers around the world voting for their favorite beach resorts and it’s worth checking out.
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