Top 10 Coastal Hotels | Where Dream Vacations Come True
All too often, when immersing yourself in everyday routine, you can sometimes forget to reconnect with yourself. Most of us tend to do and perform, forgetting about what inspires you and how positively it can affect the results of our doing. The importance of embracing your well-being, taking time to relax and enjoy, and having a peaceful state of mind is as relevant as accomplishing your daily tasks.
Whether you prefer soaking up the warm sun rays on a sandy beach, enjoying the unmatched sea views and frequent sightings of dolphins and whales, getting involved with the local community, indulging yourself in international gastronomy or simply escaping – each of these luxurious Coastal Hotels will cater to your specific desires and are a perfect support to achieve your enlightenment.
THE RESORT AT PEDREGAL | CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
The majestic Resort at Pedregal lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Renowned for creating relaxing and luxurious experiences by the sea, guests can spend their afternoons lounging on the resort’s sparsely populated sandy beach and enjoying unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. With year-round temperatures averaging in the mid-80s, Cabo San Lucas is a warm and sunny escape without the humidity of the Caribbean. Those who prefer stunning views of the sparkling ocean without the sand can head to the Adults Pool, located right of the resort’s pristine beach near Don Manuel’s and Crudo Beach Bar. They can also swim up to the bar or be served right at their chairs for an indulgent experience marked by fresh and flavorful ceviche, signature margaritas and cold Mexican beers. Guests can enjoy frequent sightings of breaching humpback whales and wave-riding dolphins, as well as the beauty of the natural arches of Land’s End.
GRACE SANTORINI | SANTORINI, GREECE
Perched atop the world-famous Caldera, Grace Santorini offers breathtaking views and sunsets. This beautiful newly renovated hotel is also home to an exquisite infinity pool, the largest of its kind in Santorini. Guests can lounge by the pool while enjoying stunning, uninterrupted sea views. The property also features decorated rooms and suites, a new Champagne Lounge, and fantastic culinary offerings at the property’s restaurant, Santoro. Guests are invited to enjoy the surreal vistas of the Mediterranean Sea from this contemporary cliff-top property.
JUMEIRAH AL NASEEM | DUBAI, UAE
Madinat Jumeirah’s newest hotel, Jumeirah Al Naseem marks the completion of one of the world’s leading luxury resorts. Arabic for ‘sea breeze,’ the name ‘Al Naseem’ reflects both the unrivaled location of the hotel and the unique inside-out design. Jumeirah Al Naseem’s extensive lush gardens’ edge on the sandy beach provides a desirable boundary of privacy and peacefulness from the rest. Proudly overlooking Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, this is a place where the rhythmic clapping of the waves gently filters through a bedroom window left ajar. The warm breeze that carries the smell of the sea flows throughout the hotel, from guest rooms, open terraces to outdoor restaurants. Jumeirah Al Naseem offers a beach club and more than ten restaurants, bars and the eclectic offerings from Madinat Jumeirah and sister Jumeirah hotels and are all only a stroll away. Daytime access to Summersalt Beach Club is reserved for Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Naseem suite guests.
THE HOUSE | PAYNES BAY, ST JAMES, BARBADOS
The House is an ocean retreat designed with relaxation in mind. This 34-room, adult-only oasis, located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, hosts quiet spaces yet provides an intimate atmosphere allowing you to disconnect and recharge but also feel at home. Each room evokes the intimacy of bed and breakfast, where guests can kick off their shoes and make themselves comfortable. Luxury accommodations including 24/7 ambassador service offer unmatched personalized attention in a refreshingly unpretentious style. Skip the front desk formalities as your personal ambassador greets you and escorts you to your suite for unpacking services, followed by your jet lag massage – catering to your personal needs every minute of your stay. Whether it’s an ice-cold cocktail, another application of sunscreen or an off-shore excursion, they’ll make it happen.
THE ST. REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT | VOMMULI ISLAND, MALDIVES
As the first-ever private island resort, and situated on the Pristine Dhaalu Atoll, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort sets a new benchmark for the contemporary style of luxury on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Owned by Residency Resorts Malé Private Limited, the property unveils a new dimension of luxury through its innovative design in one of the world’s most coveted destinations. Breathtaking aerial views of the 22 acres Vommuli Island, tucked into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, are first to greet guests of The St. Regis Maldives as they arrive from Malé by seaplane. Surrounded by a large ‘House Reef’, the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach, coast and jungle. The 77 island and over-water villa accommodations, each with a private pool, are peppered throughout these areas, with each offering unique luxurious activities and amenities.
AMAN SVETI STEFAN | SVETI STEFAN ISLAND, MONTENEGRO
Perhaps the most iconic image associated with Montenegro, the fortified island of Sveti Stefan dates back to when Adriatic pirates held sway over this crystal-clear coastline. Attached to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, the restored village lies across the bay from Villa Miločer, a former royal retreat. Along with 80 acres of grounds, two kilometers of beaches and a standalone Aman Spa, these two historic sites comprise Aman Sveti Stefan.
The island of Sveti Stefan houses fifty rooms, cottages and suites connected by stone steps and cobbled paths. These meticulously restored dwellings feature hand-rendered stucco, stone and local oak, in keeping with the village’s rustic legacy, with views out to sea or over fragrant gardens. On the mainland, the 19th-century Villa Miločer lies on the coastline amid some 800 olive trees, surrounded by ancient forests of pine and cedar. The residence is home to six elegant suites, with two further suites in a separate building.
Spread across the estate from shoreline to rocky precipice, Aman Sveti Stefan’s intimate venues celebrate the country’s culinary heritage. On the island, dining centers surround the convivial piazza, with fine dining offered by Aman Signature, the property’s main restaurant. At Villa Miločer, a dining room and wisteria-draped loggia provide a more intimate atmospheric setting for all-day dining.
HOTEL CAESAR AUGUSTUS | CAPRI, ITALY
Hotel Caesar Augustus is an exceptional example of an Italian cliff residence, perched 1,000 feet above the Bay of Naples. The 55-room boutique hotel blends the finest aspects of ancient Roman architecture with Italian furnishings and 21st-century conveniences. Surrounded by fragrant gardens, the hotel’s infinity pool and surrounding sun terrace create an extraordinary setting with striking panoramic views. Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the main public areas of the hotel and in most guest rooms.
The Caesar Augustus’s restaurant, La Terrazza di Lucullo, offers exceptional regional cuisine amidst candlelight ambiance, with fresh herbs and in season vegetables from the hotel’s very own private garden. A statue of Emperor Caesar Augustus dating from the early 1900s is a focal point of the property. The Italian styled Hotel exudes liveliness yet maintains the privacy guests need, making it a splendid retreat for romantic getaways and magnificent holidays. On the Isle of Capri, it is perfect for one to experience beauty, peace and relaxation.
HANGAROA | HANGA ROA, THE EASTER ISLAND
REMINISCENCE OF ORIGINS
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa enjoys a privileged location on Chile’s mythical Easter Island, overlooking a stunning bay, the Pacific Ocean and the vast waters beyond. This hotel is a place where you can sense and perceive the most simplistic aspects of human, origins of man, life and the beauty of nature. It provides an opportunity to rejuvenate your soul while developing the respect for nature and culture that surround you. It is an invitation for you to feel and experience an age-old culture that continues to be alive.
Hangaroa features 75 elegant and uniquely decorated rooms, the Poerava and Kaloa restaurants, the deluxe Manavai Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and its Vaikoa bar, a reading room, excursion center, and a 60-person auditorium featuring cultural and art films.
The architecture of the Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa pays tribute to the Village of Orongo. Vestiges of that specific village can still be found on the western summit of the Rano Kau volcano, where the Tangata Manu was chosen. It was the most important ceremony in the second period of the island. The concept of the village was to promote a harmonic interrelationship between spaces, interwoven by a landscape design of native species, where nature and construction blend seamlessly together as one.
CAP ROCAT | MALLORCA, SPAIN
This former military fortress perched on a cliff in a secluded area of Palma Bay offers unadulterated luxury in unique surroundings. Set in 88 acres of land with 2 kilometers of coastline, the buildings have been carefully restored to preserve their heritage and to create a stunning and individual place to stay. The dramatic aspects of the hotel, like the drawbridge, bunkers and trenches, are softened by the hotel’s stylish and sophisticated design.
Cap Rocat is situated on a protected area of the longer coastline so sea views and access abound. There is a private beach with comfortable loungers and a rocky outcrop with steps for safe access into the enticing sea. The idyllic saltwater infinity pool, surrounded by wooden decking, white leather sunbeds and umbrellas is the perfect place to relax with endless sea views.
To give guests an array of choice, Cap Rocat has several room types to choose from. The popular double rooms are beautifully furnished and have a comfortable terrace to enjoy the Mallorcan sun. The Cap Rocat suites, located in former shooting pads, are elegantly decorated with spacious bathrooms and views of the Bay of Palma. Perfect for those wanting complete privacy and spectacular sea views are the spacious Sentinel Suites with private infinity plunge pool and cliff top terrace. El Cabo Suite is a pale toned sanctuary with vaulted ceilings. With a bedroom and living area, this suite also has an extensive bathroom, which is the ideal place for pampering. The stylishly restored Del Mar house sits on the edge of the sea and offers charm and privacy. Surrounded by a Mediterranean garden and with a plunge pool overlooking Palma bay, this is an ideal spot for sunbathing, dining or just relaxing.
With such a vast list of guestrooms, options and service, Cap Rocat is definitely a unique and luxurious experience that is perfect for those looking for peace and indulgence right by the sea.
EDITION HOTEL | MIAMI BEACH, USA
Located in the Mid-Beach area—the historic “heart of Miami Beach” between South Beach and North Beach—on a three and a half-acre private enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the ocean shoreline, the Miami Beach EDITION is not merely a hotel, but an elegantly designed, intricately interlinked complex of structures, spaces, and settings that together offer a new kind of resort environment, where every aspect of the traditional beach hotel has been redefined for the needs and desires of a new generation, and every thought given to enhancing a guest’s stay: for vacation, for relaxation—and for work.
Two overall goals have formed the concept of the Miami Beach EDITION. The first is “one-stop shopping,” providing everything a guest could imagine—dining, nightlife, socializing, recreation, culture, work and meeting space—within the complex. Once there, one has no reason to leave.
The other goal is to draw upon and enhance the deepest traditions of glamour and sophistication of one of the world’s greatest resort destinations: postwar Miami Beach—or the “Billion Dollar Sandbar,” as it was known in the 1950s.