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I love to fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping on the shore. I love to wake up and take a dip in the sea before breakfast, but realistically I only manage this if my room is just steps from the shoreline.

I can name a million oceanfront resorts, but once you have put on your dressing gown, walked down the corridor, via the lift, walked through the reception and past the pool to finally get to the beach… I simply can’t be bothered – at least not before breakfast.

There are however a number of very special luxury resorts which offer ocean front rooms that are right on the shoreline and truly are just a couple of steps from the sea. In one (Soneva Jani) you can even slide from your room into the water! Here is my pick of the best hotels where you can step out of your room and into the sea:

Hotel Rooms Less Than 5 Steps From The Ocean

Review: Moyyan House by the Sea

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Vanuatu is made up of 80+ remote tropical islands in an archipelago in the Pacific. Retaining much of it’s natural habitat and being relatively undiscovered, this is a great destination for those who like to get away from the crowds.… Read More.

Review: Soneva Jani - The Most Astonishing Hotel Room In The World?

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Is Soneva Jani the most astonishing luxury hotel room in the world? If your idea of heaven is to flop into crystal clear waters straight from the top floor of your villa BY SLIDE, then this is THE best hotel… Read More.

Review: Soneva Fushi - Stay In A Tree House On A Desert Island Hideaway

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Soneva Fushi, featured in our top 5 best luxury resorts in the Maldives and our 10 best luxury hotels in the Maldives for a honeymoon, is a desert island hideaway where you can stay in a romantic Robinson Crusoe tree… Read More.

Review: Milaidhoo Island Maldives

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Close your eyes. Breathe deeply and slowly. Imagine the clearest turquoise waters as far as the eye can see. Your toes are warm in the sand, the sun is on your face and the soft sea wind rustles the tropical… Read More.

Review: A South Pacific Paradise On Moso Island

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Anyone dreaming of a secluded island paradise will fall in love with The Moso Vanuatu on Moso Island, a luxury resort located on the stunningly beautiful and unspoiled Moso Island, just off North Efate, Vanuatu. No matter how stressful your… Read More.

Tides Reach Resort on Taveuni

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Set on the lush paradise island of Taveuni, the recently built Tides Reach Resort is just a few steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Sitting right on the beach, it combines 5 star services with the personal feel of Fijian… Read More.

Review: Banana Island Resort - Decadence On The Shores Of Doha

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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is a paradise sanctuary, offering an alcohol-free environment, an island of beaches and indulgence. Just 25 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s vibrant capital, yet a world away, a luxury catamaran ferry will whisk… Read More.

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