A holiday is all about relaxing, rejuvenating and experiencing an inner stillness.
A holiday is all about relaxing, rejuvenating and experiencing an inner stillness. There is no better way of doing that than soaking your feet in the sea and burying your head under a beach umbrella, sunning your skin to a luxuriant golden hue. These best beach hotels are located on some of the best locations in the world and give an adventure seeker the choicest piece of the sun, sea, sand and surf.
1 Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
Scuba diving, water activities, pool slides and water villas are just a few things that beckon you as you settle in to this pretty beach hotel in the Maldives. The guests living here can choose the type of villa and also make travel plans around the hotel. A trip to Noonu atoll or a sea plane ride should be on the top of the to-do list. No beach hotel is complete without great food. The White restaurant is perfect for a sumptuous breakfast and a luxurious drink by the calm sea.
2 Mukul Resort & Spa, Nicaragua
Mukul is a place which packs the luxury and the excitement of Nicaragua in a neat little bundle. Authentic food, fascinating volcanoes, beautiful islands, beaches, legendary Flor de Caña rum and short helicopter rides will make your Nicaraguan vacation, a wonderful treat to savour and behold. The hotel has an excellent spa where guests can relax after a long day outdoors. Take nature walks and participate in conservation programmes that are held round the year. The resort is also referred to as the Emerald resort and the title is most befitting for the waters here are an eclectic emerald green, shimmering under the sun and stars in ways that are most tantalising.
3 Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii
To capture Hawaiian culture and tradition in all its glory, a stay at the Four Seasons that is located on Kona-Kohala Coast, is a must. Enjoy beach barbeques, cooking classes and a mind boggling variety of culinary experiences. Four Seasons is a name to reckon with in hospitality and luxury and at Hawaii, this commitment goes a step further. Resort pools, cultural centres, ocean adventures and fitness facilities are only a few of the things things that one can do as part of a larger and evolving wish list. The beach getaway has a charm that compels and coerces you to extend your stay.
4 One&Only Hayman Island, Australia
This picturesque hotel located in the Hayman Island in Australia will charm visitors with its clear blue seas and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s part of The Whitsunday Islands and home to one of the best beaches in the world. This is a haven for adventure sports enthusiasts and the guests at One & Only are thoroughly spoilt for choice, when it comes to things to do. The hotel has a top notch spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre as also a golf course. The highlight though is being so close to the Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
5 Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
The best of sun, sea and sand is in Mauritius and the best of Mauritius is at this luxury hotel. Whether it’s a family holiday or a romantic getaway, this place is for everyone. Get pampered at the U Spa or pick some cooking tips from the top chefs here at Constance Le Prince Maurice. Hit the golf links and leave the kids at the children’s club. Yes! This place has it all. Stay at the cosy and secluded villas with pure, white sand for the view.
6 An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas, Vietnam
Looking for a peaceful stay at the cultural city of Vietnam? This luxurious five star hotel has villas with private pools that promise to be “better than the best”. The beautiful green landscapes will take your breath away and the view of Ninh Van Bay is inviting to say the least. Spend time in its infinity pool, make use of a wonderful spa while indulging in some fine dining here. The place will help establish a spiritual connect with the Vietnamese culture and enliven your senses in a way that is typically Oriental.
7 Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
On the island of Praslin, you are just nano seconds away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, and Anse Lazio, which is often rated as one of the best beaches in the world. The hotel boasts of 86 villas, each of them spacious and luxuriantly comfortable to live in. Raffles Praslin has the best dining experience to offer, combines as it does, Seychellois culture and cuisine with food from across the world. Raffles Spa is right at the coastline of Anse Takamaka and forms an excellent backdrop while you indulge in a foot, back or a full body massage.
8 Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece
Greece is unfailingly billed top spot by most holiday goers wanting to explore the wonders of Mediterranean. The Mykonos Grand Hotel is a five star luxury beach resort that will definitely be appreciated by guests who pay attention to detail and do not believe in compromising. With a bit of adventure, relaxation, romance and thrill that awaits the one who is patient and given to appreciating real beauty, this is the place that must be deliciously savoured. Located opposite the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea which is one of the sunniest areas in the world, you get a chance to indulge in never ending luxury at this magnificent resort.
9 Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Mexico
This place is a Mayan magic abode with its mysterious underwater caves and a bright sun that shines through the year. One can take a walk on its sandy beaches or do yoga or a relaxing sauna, depending on the mood for the moment. Then there are the poolside restaurants and beautiful gardens which are open to some exotic varieties of butterflies and parrots. This place is nothing less than a paradise that enchants and then helps one relax. For the avid reader there is a handpicked collection to borrow from. Many tales from local folklore can be found, which will be exclusive to the region.
10 Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
A pool bar, gourmet restaurants, a wine and tapas bar, view of the forest, water rafting, biking – Nayara in Costa Rica has the making of a wonderful hotel that satisfies gastronomes and adventure seekers alike. It also tempts you with a volcanic adventure right here at the Nayara Spring. The variety is the most enticing part of the beach holiday in Nayara Spring. If drinking chilled wine by the beach is your preferred way of vacationing, the resort will rustle up that too in a blink of an eye. Your satisfaction is their ultimate concern.
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