When the first sun rays come and the weather starts becoming warmer and warmer – all you can think about is nice blue sea water and warm beach sand.
Let yourself relax for a minute and check this top luxury beach resorts.
1. Constance Moofushi, Maldives
The five-pearl experience of Constance Moofushi all-inclusive resort starts with one of the best private airport lounges around, establishing a luxe vibe before guests even board the seaplane in Male to reach the small, private island. Ideal for diving enthusiasts with money to spare, this chic — but still comfortably casual — resort is within 30 minutes of oodles of the world’s best dive spots and has an excellent house reef. The 110 rustic-chic rooms are sophisticated, artistic, and well-equipped with premium minibars, top-notch entertainment systems, and stunning sea views — some are even directly over the water. Along with an idyllic beach, a stay here comes with snorkeling and water sports, high-quality food and drink, and lounging by the pool.
2. North Island, Seychelles
It’s the honeymoon destination of choice for A-listers and royalty, with its promise of pampered privacy in a magical Indian Ocean setting. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are among the high-profile couples to have sought sanctuary on North Island. It’s no surprise, then, that this exclusive retreat earned more recommendations from our expert panel than anywhere else.
Eleven beachfront villas set the standard for “barefoot luxury”, with thatched roofs, carved banua-wood beds, sunken marble baths and walls that slide open to catch the sea breezes. The resort is rightly proud of its conservation programme, which seeks to restore the island’s biodiversity by eliminating harmful non-indigenous wildlife and replacing it with endangered native species such as giant tortoises and fruit bats.
3. Cheval Blanc St-Barth, Isle de France, St Barths
There’s a distinctly Gallic flavour to this intimate hotel on one of the most glamorous islands in the French West Indies. Vintage French linens and furniture adorn the guest rooms, there’s a Guerlain spa, and the acclaimed restaurant La Case de l’Isle specialises in French-influenced cuisine.
4. Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
The Rosewood Mayakoba is a luxurious high end resort within the exclusive Mayakoba enclave on Mexico’s glorious Riviera Maya outside of Playa del Carmen, and surrounded by emerald jungle, inland lagoons and set back from the turquoise Caribbean.
5. Lindos Blu, Greece
Unique architecture and minimalist yet opulent interior design together with impeccable, personalised service create an ideal setting for idyllic couples’ holidays near Lindos.
The Zen elements of water, air, earth and wood can be felt from the moment you arrive. Chiselled out of the rocky landscape, the hotel feels modern, light, spacious and yet welcoming. A small stream carries the good ‘chi’ through the centre of the hotel from the hills above to the azure sea below.
6. Baros Maldives
Baros Maldives luxury hotel resort is a small coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a sandy beach and a living house-reef, just 25 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport. It is an award-winning boutique resort renowned for discreet, personalised service excellence. Luxury Resort Hotels don’t come any better than Baros Maldives.
As a small leading luxury hotel Maldives resort, Baros offers a choice of tastefully-designed Beach and Water Villas. With every Beach Villa of classic elegance, set in lush vegetation, and secluded Water Villas, many with private pools, Baros Maldives is one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldive Islands, the perfect honeymoon getaway. Inspired by Maldivian traditions of heartfelt hospitality, Baros luxury hotel Maldives is a tropical island dream come true, with fine cuisine, a garden Spa, a gym, an overwater swimming pool, individualised excursions and underwater experiences.