Whether you dream of LA’s happening Venice Beach, the quiet sands of the Mediterranean, or a resort of untold luxury in the UAE, there’s a stylish beach resort for everyone. From Italy to Puerto Rico via Indonesia, Tahiti, and Australia, this round-up of chic boutique hotels in some of the world’s best beach resorts is not to be missed.
The blue seas of the Med are hard to beat, so why try? A week at Italy’s luxurious Canne Bianche Hotel & Spa will soon have even the most workaholic guests in a state of blissed-out tranquility. With sea and hill views, delicious food sourced locally in the Puglia region, and private hot tubs on the balconies of the best Superior Double Rooms, Canne Bianche is a delightful beach resort for those seeking to get away from it all for a while.
For 5* luxury in Malaysia, the Gaya Island Resort is unparalleled. Located on an island a 15-minute speedboat trip off the coast of Borneo, Guests stay in mountain villas in this resort, and with a Spa Village and onsite yoga classes, visitors have the opportunity to really reconnect with nature. Spend the days diving, snorkelling, or bird-watching, and enjoy freshly caught seafood and expertly mixed cocktails by the pool in the evening.
Vietnam is often considered a backpackers’ haven, but the luxury beach resort of Fusion Maya, Asia’s first all-inclusive spa, in Da Nang puts paid to these unjust assertions. Stay in a private villa here and enjoy your own plunge pool, unlimited spa treatments, and garden courtyard. With steam baths, yoga room, and library all on site, guests can be pampered to their hearts’ content, while enjoying the pool with water fall and modern Vietnamese cooking. Breakfast can also be served on the sandy beach or spa areas.