My favorite destinations are on a beach and set far away from the crowds, such as Sal Salis, which is the resort to choose if you want red kangaroos grazing around your safari tent and to pop on your snorkel gear before breakfast and paddle into a world of reef sharks, turtles clownfish, manta rays, and dolphins.
Recently we had the pleasure of staying at Kanuhura in the Maldives, where we saw so many spinner dolphins that we all lost count.
Did you know there was a brilliant beach on the Cote d’Azur? Admittedly this glamorous part of the world is not known for its beaches but trust me, life doesn’t get much better than a week at the Royal Riviera hotel on the Cap Ferrat peninsula.
For something more affordable try La Fregate or Old Government House on Guernsey. I am always a champion of the Channel Islands as they offer an array of glorious beaches, a beautiful hotel set above a hidden cove with crystal clear waters. I have been around the worlds and beaches don’t come better or more diverse than on Guernsey.
I also love Le Sereno on the little island of St Barts which is known to attract the rockstar glitterati. It is easily the most exclusive of the Caribbean Islands and comes with a distinctly French flavor.
Amanyara resort on the Turks and Caicos Islands is also a great choice located along the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving. This ultra-exclusive escape offers chic teak terraces, shaded loungers, centered on a huge infinity pool designed using volcanic rock all next to a gorgeous beach.
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If you decide to go away, book any luxury hotel or premium flight through our luxury travel concierge for discounts and benefits. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman and more… for the same price as the hotel’s own websites. (Book direct and you don’t get these benefits so why would you?). Our Business and First Class flight prices tend to be considerably cheaper than flight prices available online.
Below I list the 10 best beach destinations (with really lovely hotels) that you’ve never thought of visiting:
Guernsey has a very special place in my heart. The clifftop walks, the perfect cobbled harbour-side town of St Peter Port and the empty sandy beaches and smugglers coves keep me returning again and again. One of my favourite beaches… Read More.
Hotel Royal Riviera, a member of Leading Hotels Of The World, sits on the Beaulieu-sur-Mer side of the glamorous St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula on Côte d’Azur in France. Read More.
I can’t imagine anywhere more remote than Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia. Covered in old-growth vegetation, webbed with farmland but little else in the way of human development, and enclosed by wave-pounded limestone cliffs and headlands. At its far… Read More.
Overlooking Hulopoe Bay, this relaxing retreat offers the emptiest hotel beach on the Hawaiian islands. The hotel design is all about views. The main lounge, bar, fitness area, eateries and pool, all overlook this beautiful swathe of picture perfect bay. Read More.
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