World’s 10 Best Luxury Beachfront Hotels

Nothing can be better than a vacation on the beach, enjoying the amazing seaviews and listening to the relaxing sound of waves… But when it comes to choose the hotel, we are always afraid that the pictures and descriptions might be far from what it looks like in reality. If you desire to spend your holidays just few steps away from the sea, you can choose the luxury beachfront hotel from the list that we have prepared and you are guaranteed to have a perfect holiday accomodation.

10. Shelbourne Wyndham Grand South Beach, Florida

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South Miami Beach

This hotel is located on the South Miami Beach, just 10 meters away from the ocean. It is situated in the Art Deco district and has a history dating back to 1940. The edge of the swimming is nearly touching the ocean, with an amazing palms landscape and comfortable private cabins, floating chairs and lounges. It features 200 suits, a private Beach Club with various facilities like parasail, jet ski, paddle boards, scuba diving, etc and outdoor fitness. This Miami beachfront hotel is perfect for you if you are looking for a summer vacation next to the sea, but don’t want to give up nightlife.

9. Napili Sunset Resort, Maui Island, Hawaii

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Some of the breathtaking sunsets that you can enjoy from your terrace at Napili Resort

It is not that easy to find a luxury beachfront hotel in this area, that doesn’t feature high rises or a big number of rooms. But this unique 2 storey hotel, located right on the beach is what you are looking for. Maui island is the second largest Hawaiian island and it offers you a perfect vacation surrounded by tropical climate, golden sands and blue ocean waters.  It is located literally on the beach, has a green grass solarium terrace and an access to the sandy beach right at front. It offers several types of tropically decorated suits with ocean views and a terrace, where you can enjoy incredible sunsets over the Pacific. Maybe you will have luck to see the whales or dolphins crossing by in the winter period.

8. Castaways Resorts & Spa, Australia

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Castaways Resort & Spa Hotel right on the Mission Beach

In this place you can go snorkeling right outside of the hotel. This place borders with the Great Barrier Reef and a World Heritage Rainforest on the Mission Beach Queensand in Australia. An ultimate tropical escape can offer you the experience of discovering 20 islands around, diving, surfing, fishing, kayaking and much more. And all of this with an accommodation right couple of steps away from the Coral Sea. A perfect place for the honeymoon or romantic vacation, especially if you choose a Coral Sea Room with a direct view of the Dunk island and the sea.

7. Crusoe’s Retreat, Fiji

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Viti Levu, the main Fiji island

This intimate island resort located on the Viti Levu island, two hours away from the Fiji main airport. As the luxury beachfront hotel is placed close to the authentic Fiji village, you will not only have chance to enjoy the ocean and nature, but also to know the local culture and traditions. Although, be sure you book your accommodation much beforehand, as this resort only has 29 mini houses or traditionally called “bures”. Hurry up and don’t miss the chance to experience this unbelievable tropical getaway. 

6. Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suits, Greece

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Balos Lagoon in Crete

Europe also has something to offer if you are you looking for the luxury beachfront hotel, and the Knossos Beach in Greece is the best example. 10 minute drive away from the Heraklion, Crete, this 4* star hotel is occupying an impressive area of one or two storey mini villas. Each of the 120 of them features a sea view, as the design is planned the way that the view from every villa is unobstructed. The beach offers various water activities and a Beach Bed service – a bed with curtains right on the beach with comfortable matrasses. But if you are not fond of lazy vacation, you can have half-day or full-day cruises to the nearby islands and cities. If the sea is stormy, you can relax in one of the three swimming pools, have a drink in the bars and restaurants with a traditional Cretan cuisine and sea views.

5. Island HoppInn, The Bahamas

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Cat Island in the Bahamas – an ultimate escape to paradise

Located on the Cat island, this beach holiday accommodation is accessible by charter-flights from Fort Lauderdale or Nassau. It is the 6th biggest and 7th most inhabited island of the Bahamas, but this luxury beachfront hotel is kept in secret. There are only 4 rooms and they are located so close to the water, that you can almost go swimming right from the bed. With quite simple decoration and design, this is the ultimate romantic escape to the world of the ocean beauty and peace. There is no swimming pool, but why do you need it, if you have a private beach at the arm’s length. Dive into the waters of the Caribbean in the place, created just for you and you will want to stay there forever.

4. Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort & Spa, Thailand

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Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort & Spa

We are getting close to the end of the list of best luxury beachfront hotels and now we are in Thailand. Phi Phi Island Village is situated on the Loh Ba Gao Bay, Phi Phi Don island. The private beach of 3 000 feet and completely nothing around makes this a perfect ocean vacation. Only three-steps away from your room you will be able to feel the sand on your feet, with additional 30 feet distance depending on the tide. The hotel offers four restaurants, four bars, full-spa service, diving center and a big 10 000 feet swimming pool, so if you get bored of the ocean panoramas and lazy sun tanning, you will sure find something to do in this oasis of heaven.

3. Nikoi, Indonesia

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Nikoi Island Resort

It takes two hours in ferry from Singapore to arrive to the real heaven on Earth. Why staying in the crowded beaches with many hotels around if you can have the whole island just for you. Nikoi Resort is occupying the territory of the entire island of 16,9 hectare with only 15 holiday houses available. For sure, you have never felt yourself so close to the nature. The resort was built only from the natural eco materials and awarded with the Responsible Tourism Awards. Each beach bungalow features king-size bed, a balcony with ocean views, one interior shower and one outside, the terrace, bar and daybeds. You can spend hours enjoying this paradise resort in one of the two swimming pools, four bars or restaurant or take an adventure and go to discover virgin green rainforests.

2. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Virgin Islands

The next place worth visiting is located in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. This luxury beachfront hotel on the Bolongo Bay has its own 1000 feet beach line, 24 beachfront rooms on the first floor, 38 ocean view rooms on the 2d or 3d floor and 9 ocean view condos, separated from the main hotel. A true Caribbean beach resort, in the friendly fun atmosphere with various water facilities like kayaks, paddle, aqua tricycles. Additionally, a bar, restaurant and a lot of entertainment and events to make your stay full of emotions and unforgettable memories. 

1. Al Cielo, Mexico

And the winner is…

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Riviera Maya, Xpu-Ha Beach

On the top of the list of the world’s best luxury beachfront hotels we find Al Cielo hotel, located on Xpu-Ha beach in Mexico. It is between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, 20 minute drive from either of them. What is so special about this place? It is an absolutely private resort offering only 4 rooms called Water, Earth, Air and Fire. Each of them features simple rustic design to provide a complete tropical experience, but also a king-size bed, air conditioning and terrace. There are also new Sunset or Sunflower Villa that can accommodate up to 5 people. On the very edge of the beach, this remarkable tropical resort was designed to express the fresh Caribbean feeling and to allow you experience peace and tranquility. It might be the last quiet space in the whole Riviera Maya and it is definitely a perfect place for the best ocean vacation in your life.


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