10 Best Beach Hotels in the World

Cooler days are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to make escape plans. From Indonesia to Miami, these are the world’s best beach hotels.

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El Nido Pangulasian Island, Philippines

Paradise doesn’t even begin to describe this private-island resort, which has 42 villas built in contemporary Filipino design. Each villa offers guests a private balcony on 750 meters of white sand and a view of Bacuit Bay. The beauty doesn’t stop there—an infinity pool overlooks the emerald waters and offers breathtaking vantage points of sunrise and sunset. Go

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii

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This 380-room luxury resort on Maui’s southern coast is shaped as a horseshoe to ensure panoramic views of Wailea Beach. The sunshine and soft sand can be seen from the spacious guestrooms and suites. The spot has three pools, including an ocean-view infinity pool with an underwater music system. Rock on. Go

Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast

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Condé Nast Traveler named the resort one of the top hotels in Italy. The praise is well-deserved. Unlike most hotels along the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Santa Caterina has a 10-story glass elevator that descends to a private beach and a saltwater pool. The 19th century villa is surrounded by olive groves and fruit orchards. The rooms are filled with local antiques, marble baths and balconies with views of the Bay of Salerno. Go

Ocean House, Rhode Island

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Perched above Watch Hill on Rhode Island, this Victorian resort offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island from its porches and balconies. The historic resort, voted top beach hotel in 2015 by Coastal Living Magazine, pays homage to Victorian times with its window placements and wooden furnishes. Guests can retreat to the private beach or rejuvenate at the 12,000-square foot spa. Go

Nihiwatu Resort, Indonesia

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Voted the No. 1 hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards, this resort on Indonesia’s remote Sumba Island offers a safari-style getaway. It reels guests in with promises—which go fulfilled—of a three-villa tree house overlooking the Indian Ocean. The island’s hidden waterfalls, dreamy white sands and infinity pools with views of Nihi Beach have them never wanting to leave. Go

Acqualina Resort & Spa, Miami

In the heart of South Florida, this family resort is located on 4.5 acres of Sunny Isles Beach. The property has in-house eateries, four outdoor pools and a spa that includes a Roman waterfall. Go

St Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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The villas of the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort sit above the waters of the South Seas. The private-island resort offers the option of an overwater villa, a pool beach villa, oceanfront retreat villa or private home. Each of the accommodations showcase exotic woods, handwoven fabrics and regional art. Go

The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia

Southern hospitality and five miles of protected beachfront have families coming back every year. The historical and elegant hideaway, the only Forbes Five-Star resort in Georgia, is impeccably designed with vaulted ceilings, custom linens and handcrafted Oriental rugs. Go

Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

Amanyara, which sits along the coastline on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, attempts to combine West Indie and Asian culture with gazebo-style rooms made of Indonesian wood. The villas are just steps away from the white sands of Malcolm’s Beach and the reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park. Go

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

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The upscale resort sits between the Piti and Gros Piton mountains and the Caribbean. The architectural design pays tribute to St. Lucia’s scenic beauty with bridges, rugged stone columns, tropical hardwood and 15 ft-high ceilings. An infinity pool offers sea-to-mountain views. Go

Montage Laguna Beach, California

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Montage Laguna is seaside luxury at its finest. All 250-guest rooms sport craftsman-style architecture, have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and feature early California artwork. Go