Luxury Beach Holidays

We’re self-proclaimed sun worshippers here at Exsus Travel, and as much as we love adventuring on our travels, sometimes we just want to sit on a beach and let the sun warm our bones. After all, the madness of everyday life means that a holiday which is all about relaxation is often just what the doctor ordered, and there’s nowhere better to fully switch off than at the beach.

Thankfully our years of travel mean we’ve compiled quite the list of the world’s best beaches, and can recommend the perfect destination to suit just about anyone. Whether it’s a romantic week in Greece or a big family jaunt to the Caribbean, we know the best spots to sink your toes into the sand.

To make sure you have the best beach holiday possible, we have also hand-picked the very best beachfront hotels, which all offer unbeatable locations and fantastic service. From bohemian boutique hotels to chic resorts with amazing infinity pools, and even entire private island hotels, we know the very best properties in the beach business. Of course, a beach holiday doesn’t have to be all about doing nothing, and many of the hotel’s we work with also offer an extensive array of activities and facilities to keep even the most active traveller happy.

So if you’re hankering after a holiday in the sun, take a look at some of our favourite beachfront hotels below. We’ve got plenty more to offer too, so get in touch with one of our experts and let them help choose the perfect place for you.


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Location: Polis | Cyprus

Anassa in Cyprus is an elegant and stylish hotel built in the style of a traditional Greek village with a truly Mediterranean feel. Anassa provides gorgeous gardens, a long stretch of pristine beach, light and airy bedrooms and an enormous Thalassa spa.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel

Blue Palace

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Looking for a super-stylish and charming resort with the finest cuisine and a world-class spa to match? Nestled on the spectacular coast of Elounda, Blue Palace is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an exceptional stay in a truly stunning area of natural beauty.

Best for: Family-friendly, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Location: Dalmatian Coast & Islands | Croatia

Presiding over the shimmering Adriatic Sea,  Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is a five-star luxury sanctuary with panoramic views of the Dalmatian Coast and the Elaphiti Islands. Only a boat ride away from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and featuring 16 restaurants and bars, an award-winning spa by OCCO and a beautiful beachfront location, this resort has it all.

Best for: Family-friendly, History & Heritage, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Cap Estel

Location: Cote d'Azur | France

Dramatically perched above the azure Mediterranean Sea, on a private 5-acre peninsula, Cap Estel, a former Russian royalty's dacha, offers dramatic views, luxurious rooms and impeccable service along the glamorous French Riviera.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Food & Wine, Hideaway

Grace Mykonos

Location: Mykonos | Greece

Combining traditional architecture with contemporary style, Grace Mykonos is a luxurious boutique hotel on the fashionable Greek island of Mykonos, with beautiful interiors, gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, a world-class spa and jaw-dropping views over the Aegean. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Chic Design, Food & Wine

Mykonos Grand

Location: Mykonos | Greece

This majestic beach resort on the island of Mykonos oozes luxury and glamour. From decadent suites with private pools to exquisite seafront dining and champagne at sunset, with sweeping views over the island and the sea everywhere you look, Mykonos Grand lives up to its name.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Romantic

Borgo Egnazia

Location: Puglia & The Deep South | Italy

Italy is synonymous with family and culture, as is the palatial yet welcoming Borgo Egnazia. Built in the style of a traditional Apulian village using local stone, marble and wood, and surrounded by olive and lemon trees, this sprawling resort inspires you to explore the architecture and history of the unspoilt villages in the area. 

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Aman Sveti Stefan

Location: Sveti Stefan | Montenegro

Steeped in history, the former 15th century fishing village and royal residence, Sveti Stefan, has been painstakingly restored by Aman resorts into an ultra-exclusive private island retreat.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Cultural Immersion, Family-friendly

Cap Rocat

Location: Mallorca | Spain

This centuries-old building, used as a defensive fortress against unwanted visitors, is now a fantastical luxury hotel redesigned by Antonio Obrador that stands in a secluded spot on the cliffs of Palma Bay.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Food & Wine, History & Heritage

Heure Bleue Palais

Location: Essaouira & the Southern Coast | Morocco

Behind an unassuming exterior within the Medina walls lies an elegant, sophisticated boutique hotel. Once a palatial residence, Heure Bleue Palais has been lovingly restored to its former colonial splendour and is now Essaouira’s most luxurious hotel - and a member of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux group.

Best for: Beach, Boutique Hotel, Chic Design, Food & Wine

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Location: Musandam Peninsula | Oman

Nestled by a secluded fishing village, between a stretch of stunning Omani coastline and a spectacular mountain range, Six Senses Zighy Bay is the ultimate remote hideaway.

Best for: Beach, Couples, Hideaway, Luxury Hotel

The Chedi Muscat

Location: Muscat | Oman

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Chedi Muscat is an oasis of luxury and calm on the beautiful shores of Oman, where the crystal waters of the Gulf of Oman reflect the dramatic Hajar Mountains behind, and offers stylish luxury accommodation, exceptional restaurants and stunning facilities including a beautiful pool. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Location: Oman's Deserts & Mountains | Oman

With Oman’s star steadily on the rise, its varied wildlife on both land and sea is revealing itself as one of the country’s many assets, with the shores of Ras Al Jinz a top place to spot the endangered sea turtle. Based in the centre’s eco-friendly accommodation, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the turtles nesting and even perhaps a baby hatchling making a break for the open water.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track, Beach, Eco-tourism

North Island

Location: Seychelles

Robinson Crusoe meets Noah's Ark on this gorgeous desert island and conservation project in the Seychelles. North Island is the ultimate in barefoot luxury and one of the most exclusive, private beach retreats in the world.

Best for: Beach, Eco-tourism, Family-friendly, Food & Wine

Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie

Location: Seychelles

Set amongst tropical gardens and magnificent granite boulders, Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie is an understated boutique hotel, just a few metres from one of The Seychelles’ most beautiful beaches.

Best for: Barefoot, Beach, Chic Design, Food & Wine

Fregate Island

Location: Seychelles

Rising 125 metres out of the Indian Ocean, Fregate Island is a tropical paradise considered one of the most beautiful, luxurious and enchanting islands in the Seychelles.

Best for: Beach, Boutique Hotel, Eco-tourism, Family-friendly

Four Seasons Seychelles

Location: Seychelles

Discover a tropical island hideaway at Four Seasons Seychelles. From impeccable service to incredible views over the Indian Ocean from your stylish hilltop retreat, this is a quintessential Indian Ocean paradise.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Food & Wine, Hideaway

Soneva Jani

Location: Maldives

In a postcard-perfect setting in the Maldives, with luxurious, secluded accommodation, and the sea, the beach and tropical landscapes all at your disposal, Soneva Jani is THE place for a perfect holiday or honeymoon. For a quintessential Indian Ocean experience, look no further.

Best for: Barefoot, Beach, Chic Design, Eco-tourism

Soneva Fushi

Location: Maldives

Soneva Fushi is an understated and luxurious Maldivian resort set in the most sublime location – blue sea, white sandy beach and pristine jungle. This is a real Robinson Crusoe experience, where the expression ‘no news, no shoes’ best describes the island’s relaxed ethos.

Best for: Barefoot, Beach, Chic Design, Eco-tourism

Six Senses Laamu

Location: Maldives

Immersed in its own tropical paradise, Six Senses Laamu is the sole resort in the Laamu Atoll. Indulge in absolute island bliss, spotting dolphins offshore and swimming alongside the colourful underwater reef. Come sundown, the open-air jungle cinema opens its doors for an unforgettable trip to the movies under the moonlit palms.

Best for: Barefoot, Beach, Chic Design, Eco-tourism

One&Only Reethi Rah

Location: Maldives

The last word in five-star luxury, the One&Only Reethi Rah is a stylish, exclusive all-villa resort where your every wish is granted by discreet yet attentive staff. Famed for its seclusion, spa and service, this is a hotel that more than deserves its A-list reputation.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, Service & Hospitality

Huvafen Fushi

Location: Maldives

Imagine it - spacious, private bungalows built on stilts that look out to picture postcard views of crystal seas and powder white sand. Look below water and you will see a multitude of brightly coloured fish swim by and the world’s first underwater spa. Above water, a divine resort awaits that offers impeccable hospitality and exceptional dining. Sounds divine? That’s Huvafen Fushi.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Food & Wine, Hideaway

Gili Lankanfushi

Location: Maldives

The spectacular Gili Lankanfushi effortlessly combines rustic chic and ultra luxury. Get away from it all in stunning suites that sit over the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, some of which are only accessible by boat. For a perfect holiday or honeymoon in the Maldives, isolation doesn’t get more splendid than this.

Best for: Barefoot, Beach, Chic Design, Eco-tourism

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Location: Maldives

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru transports you to another world: not only on the pristine Maldives island, but submerged in the underwater playground that surrounds it. When you arrive you’ll receive a complimentary dive, and once you’ve encountered the manta rays, whale sharks and kaleidoscope of weird and wonderful sea creatures, there’ll be the chance to get involved with the resort’s marine conservation project.

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Romantic, Beach

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Location: Maldives

Spread over two tropical islands, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers powder-white sand, sparkling ocean and a beautiful lagoon. Add magnificent villas, fine cuisine, superb spas, an abundance of water sports, locally-inspired experiences and slick service, and you may just find the ultimate Indian Ocean retreat.

Best for: Beach, Snorkelling & Diving, Romantic, Seriously special

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Location: Maldives

Any creation of the prestigious Louis Vuitton label will be a surefire frontrunner for the world’s most luxurious hotel. Situated on a secluded lagoon of the Noonu Atoll, a collection of sumptuous designer villas blanket this tropical paradise, where palatial 23-foot walls slide open to reveal private infinity pools in ocean-view gardens.

Best for: Beach, Boutique Hotel, Chic Design, Family-friendly

Amilla Fushi

Location: Maldives

Amilla Fushi is set on a classy remote island, found within the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Expect sandy white beaches, crystal clear water and lush vegetation (the very Maldivian paradise image you have in your head)

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Family-friendly, Food & Wine


Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

This intimate, relaxed hideaway is one of Phuket’s most luxurious hotels. With the architecture designed to blend harmoniously with the tropical scenery which surrounds it, the result is effortless chic and sophistication in a fabulous setting. Trisara is simply Thai heaven.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Setting & Views, Beach

The Sarojin

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

An award-winning boutique hotel with direct access to a delightful stretch of Phang Nga coastline, the Sarojin is a gem of a beach retreat, which oozes sophistication and style thanks to its stunning setting and impeccable service.

Best for: Hideaway, Beach, Setting & Views, Snorkelling & Diving


Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

On Thailand’s spectacular Phra Nang Peninsula, magnificent limestone cliffs peer down over the wonderful Rayavadee, a luxurious resort hidden away amongst acres of tropical gardens, coconut groves and unspoilt jungle, with Railay Beach (one of Thailand's most beautiful beaches) on its doorstep. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Beach, Eco-tourism

Six Senses Yao Noi

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Looking for a room with a view? We’ve found it. The spectacular Six Senses Yao Noi seamlessly combines an eco-friendly ethos with luxurious living in private pool villas overlooking the stunning Phang Nga limestone peaks. Sundowners don’t get much better than this.

Best for: Setting & Views, Romantic, Barefoot, Snorkelling & Diving


Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Sitting serenely on a tropical hillside, beautiful Pimalai has an infinite stretch of pristine sand, and diving opportunities to rival the Red Sea. A feeling of calm is continued on the rest of Koh Lanta, completely removed from the bustle and glare of Thailand’s more touristy resorts, and enjoying an eclectic yet wonderfully peaceful way of life.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Peace & Quiet, Setting & Views


Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

This tropical wonderland sits amongst the lush green rainforests and waterfalls of Kamala, overlooking the village and the Andaman Sea. Keemala is an enchanting retreat, and is an ideal choice for getting away from it all in style.

Best for: Chic Design, Eco-tourism, Hideaway, Honeymoon

Iniala Beach House

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

This super-luxe Beach House, comprised of nine suites across three villas as well as an exclusive penthouse, is the ultimate beach retreat on the south-west coast of Thailand. The fruit of the labour of no less than eleven international designers, Iniala Beach House is as beautiful and opulent as you’d expect, a haven of artisanal luxury on the shores of the Andaman Sea.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Chic Design, Family-friendly

COMO Point Yamu

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Thai luxury meets Italian elegance at the COMO Point Yamu, with designs by Paola Navone that recall the Mediterranean and Italian cuisine at La Sirena restaurant. The setting, however, is unmistakeably Thai, with tropical vegetation rustling in the breeze, giving way to an endless expanse of blue sea.

Best for: Chic Design, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views


Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Amanpuri bottles everything we love about Phuket, in an ultra-exclusive setting. Poised amongst lush coconut groves, and with a gorgeous private cove, Aman’s flagship retreat sets the standard for intuitive and fluid service.

Best for: Family-friendly, Hideaway, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel

Soneva Kiri

Location: Koh Kood & Koh Chang | Thailand

The stylish Soneva Kiri sits on the blissfully remote Thai island of Koh Kood, amidst tropical forest and overlooking aquamarine waters. This chic, eco-friendly hotel offers pure relaxation and escapism in a beautiful, tranquil setting.

Best for: Barefoot, Chic Design, Family-friendly, Hideaway

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Location: Dalmatian Coast & Islands | Croatia

Poised on the scenic seafront, between a pine forest and the aquamarine waters of the Lapad peninsula, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace is a water lover’s dream. With three swimming pools, a private beach, fabulous snorkelling and a PADI dive centre, you’re bound to want to try everything on offer. However, throw in the award-winning spa, some leafy coastal trails and a swim-up bar that you could spend days by, and we’re pretty sure you won’t mind taking it easy either.

Best for: History & Heritage, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Location: Dalmatian Coast & Islands | Croatia

Sitting on a cliff edge, just above one of the only beaches in Dubrovnik, Hotel Bellevue has the Mediterranean Sea and sandy Miramare Bay to one side and the marble streets and Baroque buildings of the city on the other. A sophisticated, modern hotel where everything comes with a sea view and a generous helping of luxury, striking the perfect balance of beach time and urban adventure. 

Best for: Food & Wine, History & Heritage, Beach, City Hotel

Villa La Tosca

Location: Bordeaux & the Wine Country | France

Peeking through the trees on a golden ribbon of coastline in south-west France, Villa La Tosca is a fully serviced luxury villa with refined interiors and pretty, tranquil gardens. Relax by the pool, relish Michelin-starred cuisine brought to you and walk to the beach from the garden gate.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Food & Wine, Hideaway

Cape Sounio

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Wedged between a pine forest and the still waters of the Aegean, Cape Sounio has incredible views over the amphitheatrical bay and the ancient Temple of Poseidon, one of Greece’s most splendid archaeological sites.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Beach, Cultural Immersion, Family-friendly

Eagles Palace

Location: Central & Northern Greece | Greece

This award-winning five-star hotel in Halkidiki, set in fragrant gardens of olive trees, flowers and herbs, is a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World. With its pristine blue flag beach, it is one of Greece’s premier beach resorts, combining the ultimate in luxury, style and comfort with impressive environmental credentials. So all you have to do is kick back, relax and enjoy.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Water activities

Ekies All Senses Resort

Location: Central & Northern Greece | Greece

The stylish Ekies All Senses Resort has a laid-back vibe and is set on a beautiful stretch of white sand coastline in Halkidiki. Think cool furnishing by Philippe Starck, delicious Greek cuisine, alfresco pampering at the open-air spa and cocktails on the beach whilst watching a sun goes down over the Aegean Sea. Heavenly.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Water activities, Luxury Hotel

Amirandes Exclusive Resort

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Amirandes is a beautiful, luxury resort located on the island of Crete, inspired by the ancient Minoan palaces of the past. Its gorgeous design, range of accommodation and wonderful beach make this a top pick for both families and couples alike.

Best for: Chic Design, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Romantic

Lindos Blu

Location: Rhodes & the Eastern Aegean | Greece

Thanks to its dramatic hillside location, Lindos Blu has spectacular views over the coastline of Rhodes, and it’s just as spectacular inside, displaying a regal elegance all its own, from the private terraces with commanding views of the Aegean Sea to starlit dining.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Romantic, Setting & Views


Location: Smaller Cyclades Islands | Greece

The distinctive Anemi has the hallmarks of traditional Cycladic architecture, with its striking design of white cubed buildings and stone walls surrounded by pretty gardens overlooking the Aegean Sea. Combining traditional charm and simplicity with contemporary elegance and discreet luxury, this hotel will win over the most discerning of guests.

Best for: Chic Design, Hideaway, Honeymoon, Setting & Views

Mykonos Blu

Location: Mykonos | Greece

Sleek and stylish Mykonos Blu is a haven for jetsetters, and no wonder – high on a cliff bluff, it’s totally exclusive, but at the same time it’s close to Mykonos’ famous nightlife.

Best for: Chic Design, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Romantic

Bellevue Syrene

Location: Amalfi Coast & Capri | Italy

A modern luxury hotel set on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, Bellevue Syrene is bound to captivate with its remarkable cliff-edge setting and glamorous design. Walk in the footsteps of Roman aristocracy and delight in the views of the glittering sea.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Beach

Masseria Torre Maizza

Location: Puglia & The Deep South | Italy

An exquisite boutique Rocco Forte hotel located within acres of olive groves overlooking the azure Adriatic, Masseria Torre Maizza, housed in a restored 16th-century masseria, combines rustic Italian style with sophisticated contemporary chic.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Forte Village

Location: Sardinia | Italy

Comprising eight (yes eight!) luxury hotels and 13 villas, and numerous restaurants and pools, the award-winning Forte Village in beautiful Sardinia has it all covered, and is perfect for families wanting a stylish beach holiday.

Best for: Beach, Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Water activities

Hotel Romazzino

Location: Sardinia | Italy

With a backdrop of the stunning white beaches and translucent waters of the fabled Costa Smeralda, the Hotel Romazzino is a whitewashed adobe haven, nestled in blissful isolation along Sardinia's north-eastern tip.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Set on an exclusive beach, beside one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea is an understated retreat that evokes the golden age of travel. Once you’ve settled in to what was once an aristocratic holiday home, you can hop on a cable car and soak up the beauty and charm of clifftop Taormina.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Verdura Resort

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Verdura Resort is a modern beachfront resort with stunning views of the ocean. Inside, this luxury Rocco Forte hotel has a stylish design, alongside fantastic facilities and activities as well as plenty of ways to relax. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Location: The Algarve | Portugal & Madeira

Contemporary, quirky and historic, the beachfront Bela Vista Hotel & Spa is a boutique bolthole that oozes character and sits prettily on the Praia da Rocha coastline. Revel in luxurious accommodation, a lovely spa and Michelin-starred dining.

Best for: Beach, Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Honeymoon

Martinhal Sagres Family Resort

Location: The Algarve | Portugal & Madeira

With a philosophy of being family-friendly at its core, the Martinhal Sagres Family Resort in the Algarve combines contemporary design and fantastic service on the dazzling beach of Martinhal Bay. It offers stylish accommodation and a range of facilities, with a vast natural playground on the doorstep that both children and parents will love.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Pine Cliffs Resort

Location: The Algarve | Portugal & Madeira

Pine Cliffs Resort is a stunning retreat on Portugal’s sunny southern coastline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With its luxurious accommodation, several restaurants and bars, a range of activities to enjoy and a beautiful beach on the doorstep, it ticks all the boxes.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Family-friendly, Multi-activity

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort

Location: The Canary Islands | Spain

This lavish hotel in Tenerife was dreamt up with a traditional village in mind, so between the rooms and villas you’ll find mock plazas, turrets and streets built in a colonial style. As such, despite the huge size of Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, the atmosphere here is warm and friendly – the members of staff even dress in traditional attire from the Canaries!

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, Beach, Multi-activity

Gecko Beach Club & Hotel

Location: Ibiza & Formentera | Spain

One of the only boutique hotels in Formentera – and undoubtedly the most charming – the Gecko Beach Club is a dreamy bolt-hole with a laidback feel, reflecting the island’s boho vibe. As Formentera has been stamped with UNESCO heritage status, no high-rise resort hotels are found here: Gecko Beach Club blends in discreetly with its surroundings.

Best for: Beach, Boutique Hotel, Peace & Quiet, Spa & Wellness

ME Ibiza

Location: Ibiza & Formentera | Spain

Where sophistication meets boho, culture welcomes traveller, and exclusivity flourishes in international glamour, ME Ibiza is a fabulous beachside retreat ensconced in a secluded bay, offering dazzling views from beautiful poolside Bali Beds.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness


Location: Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey

True to the immaculate style of Aman's hotels across the globe, Amanruya is an uber-luxurious, secluded haven (its name, rather aptly, means 'peaceful dream'). It is set amidst the pine-clad hills of the Bodrum Peninsula, and has an exclusive feel, thanks to its flawless service, gorgeous setting and private pools, not to mention its gorgeous views over the Aegean. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Seriously special, Beach

D Maris Bay

Location: Turquoise Coast | Turkey

Everything you’re looking for in a beach holiday in Turkey, you’ll find it all at D Maris Bay, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. This super-luxury resort sits on the cusp of the mountains on the Datca Peninsula, facing the cobalt seas, and securing itself six-star status with its luxurious style, delectable cuisine and idyllic private beaches.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Crowne Plaza Salalah

Location: Southern Oman | Oman

At the foot of a semi-circle of striking mountains lies the town known as the ‘perfume capital of Arabia’, where Omanis themselves come to holiday for its beautiful palm-lined beaches and lush green surrounding countryside, and where Crowne Plaza Salalah is in a prime position to uncover the town’s charms.

Best for: Beach, Cultural Immersion, Family-friendly, History & Heritage

Riad Villa Blanche

Location: Essaouira & the Southern Coast | Morocco

Riad Villa Blanche stands on two floors that tumble down towards the sandy beaches of the Agadir coastline. Its Moorish, chic design and beautiful gardens and fountains create a relaxing and peaceful ambience away from the bustling beaches and souks.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Atlantis The Palm

Location: Downtown Dubai | UAE

This iconic hotel sits in prime position on The Palm, which fans out from Dubai’s coastline and has become something of a landmark in itself. With its distinctive design, five-star luxury and incredible views, Atlantis is hard to miss, and a stay here is guaranteed to be unique and memorable.

Best for: Beach, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Burj Al Arab

Location: Jumeirah Beach and The Palm | UAE

Radiating spectacular opulence, mesmerising Arabian design and an absolute dedication to unparalleled service at all times, the Burj Al Arab is more than a platinum class hotel which shimmers with luxury at all levels, it is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel

Grosvenor House Dubai

Location: Jumeirah Beach and The Palm | UAE

With its two 45-storey towers, Grosvenor House Dubai doesn’t do luxury by halves- this glittering hotel is almost like a city within a city, and is something of a landmark in Dubai’s Marina, sitting right on the colourful waterfront.

Best for: Beach, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Location: Jumeirah Beach and The Palm | UAE

Built in the shape of a curling blue wave, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a standout resort in an unbeatable location on the popular Jumeirah Beach, with excellent family-friendly facilities and impeccable service.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Water activities, Luxury Hotel

One&Only Royal Mirage

Location: Jumeirah Beach and The Palm | UAE

Sitting on the sparkling sands of Jumeirah beach, the stylish One&Only Royal Mirage offers not one, but three fabulous hotels, set in 65 acres of lush tropical gardens and a 1km stretch of private beachfront. The luxurious rooms, fantastic facilities, wide range of activities in and around the resort and impeccable service make this one of the top places to stay in Dubai.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Water activities, Family-friendly

One&Only The Palm

Location: Jumeirah Beach and The Palm | UAE

Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, trickling fountains and serene pools on the beachfront of Palm Island, One&Only The Palm encapsulates the refinement and stylish energy that characterises Dubai, with its rejuvenating spa the perfect place to recharge away from the buzz of the city.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Water activities, Family-friendly


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