With the weather warming up, thoughts inevitably turn to summer holidays. Those long, lazy days relaxing, de-stressing and taking good care of yourself are within touching distance.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, indulge yourself in our favourite beach resorts. You will be ready to pack your case by the time you have finished reading…
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Supreme and private luxury amid nature’s tropical magic, One&Only Reethi Rah is a jewel among the Maldives’ unrivalled luxury hotels. This glamorous resort, located on its own private island, offers 130 private resort villas well separated along the shore, either on the beach secluded by lush tropical greenery, or set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Designed in an elegant contemporary style, these are among the largest resort villas in the world, and a favourite among celebrities. The 12 sugar white beaches are the epitome of a tropical paradise.
COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
The serene boat ride to this private island resort sets the mood for what’s to come.” Surrounded by white sand beaches, “it’s the most tranquil place ever.” The whitewashed main building has a warm, contemporary interior with British colonial touches. Airy rooms have four-poster beds, teak and Balinese furnishings, and terra-cotta tiles. The Como Shambhala Retreat spa offers Asian-style treatments. At Terrace, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is served overlooking the sea. “Butlers provide perfect, low-key, attentive service—pampered is the word that comes to mind when you’re here.
The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia
Stylish villas embedded on a jungle-clad hillside above the ocean, a good choice of restaurants, an outstanding spa and its own private beach make this hotel on the Malaysian island of Langkawi an exclusive, but expensive, choice. It’s worth every penny.
Eden Rock–St Barths
It’s the unicorn of hotels— glamorous without feeling inaccessible, stylish but still playful, a throwback but not at all dated, and just so damn chic. The people-watching at that hotel is as epic as the beach.
Hermitage Bay, Antigua
A peaceful Caribbean boutique resort, where there’s no danger of urban distraction – there’s nothing for miles around. A scattering of wooden cottages blends seamlessly with the lush green gardens of the hillside, offering sweet seclusion, understated luxury and a deserted white-sand beach.
Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
Yes, it’s crazy-expensive. But you’ll get access to an entire private island—including Fijian horses to explore it, acres of tropical orchards, a staff-to-guest ratio of six-to-one, and rides on a $1.85 million Super Falcon submarine.
Le Meridien Bora Bora
The perfect blend of French chic and Polynesian charisma. The resort faces the main island of Bora Bora and delivers a gorgeous view of the iconic Mount Otemanu. The overwater bungalows, which make up the majority of guest accommodations at the hotel, feature the largest glass floors of any other resort in French Polynesia. There is also a selection of beach bungalows and private pool villas better suited for families.
Home to the famed Turtle Sanctuary, Le Méridien Bora Bora is a true friend to the environment.
Peter Island Resort BVI
You can sail, snorkel, scuba, hike, bike, take yoga classes or play basketball or tennis day or night. You can paddleboard, kayak or take a day trip to one of the other incredible islands, reefs or attractions nearby. You can organize a dive trip to the wreck of the Rhone – considered one of the Caribbean’s top dives – through Peter Island’s own Paradise Watersports. You can lie back in one of Peter Island’s trademark hammocks and stare across the turquoise water at Dead Chest Island, the island where the pirate Blackbeard marooned his crew, inspiring the lyrics, “Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest– Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.” Or you can do absolutely nothing at all.
Happy Summer everyone!
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