If, like us here at The Coolector, your thoughts are turning to summer days on the beach, chances are you’ll be on the lookout for some of the best beachfront hotels out there. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options to choose from and regardless of whether you’re looking for something in a far-flung tropical location or something closer to home, you’re sure to find something that fits the bill.
Check out our pick of 5 of the best beachfront hotels below:
Soori Hotel, Bali
Set on the edge of the ocean between the Mount Batukaru and terraced rice fields, Soori Bali is a hidden retreat, as rejuvenating as it is peaceful; it is Bali as it was intended to be experienced. Designed, owned and operated by renowned architect Soo K. Chan, the breathtaking retreat of Soori Hotel in Bali is all the more impressive because it prioritises environmental and cultural sustainability. The resort is crafted out of local materials, and maintains a true sense of place, with Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape from award-winning design firm SCDA. All 48 of Soori Bali’s villas boast private pools with sweeping vistas of the mountain or ocean, with a 1km stretch of volcanic black sand beach.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay can be found on Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, which is a scenic 120-minute journey from Dubai airport. The setting of this resort is quite spectacular to say the least, with dramatic mountains on one side and a one-mile (1.6-kilometre) sandy beach on the other. The resort delivers the feeling of exciting remoteness and a wilderness retreat, yet offers every comfort you’ll want from a luxury hotel stay and easy accessibility.
The Brando Hotel, Bora Bora
The Brando is a unique, not to mention stunning, luxury resort which is found on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – which is an atoll that consists of a dozen small islands enveloped by a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in amongst the rejuvenating surroundings of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches where you’ll regularly encounter sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture and a stay here will be a once in a lifetime experience.
COMO Maalifushi Resort, Maldives
COMO Maalifushi is the first and only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s southern reaches which are wonderfully well regarded for its diving and surf breaks – so if it’s an adventure holiday combined with relaxation you’re after, this is the place to do it. Its culturally appropriate architecture which includes low-lying garden and overwater villas, with views of white beach, tropical greenery and cobalt lagoon. Visitors can also take adventure of yoga sessions and holistic Asian therapies at the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with the entire guest experience defined by COMO’s exacting, passionate service.
North Island Resort, Seychelles
Situated amongst the inner granitic islands of Seychelles, North Island Resort is a fertile paradise – the ideal setting for the hotel’s Noah’s Ark conservation and island rehabilitation programme. The natural beauty of North Island will touch and inspire you at the deepest level. Islands have been referred to as the “laboratories of evolution” and North Island biodiversity is living proof of this. Set foot on your own private island in the Seychelles with infinite, exclusive space where the embrace of lush tropical palms and giant granite peaks dwarf your presence with their drama. With just 11 villas, your footprints will be the only evidence on the Island’s vast, untouched beaches.