From sunbathing on gorgeous white sands, and sumptuous tropical fine dining, to indulge yourself in unique spa treatments, a true beach resort knows how to pamper its guests and make their stay extra special.
If you’re on the lookout for a deluxe beach destination, we’ve compiled the best beach hotels in the world on this list.
These aren’t your run-in-the-mill properties, these are luxurious escapes that even let you book a stay using points!
- 1. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
- 2. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
- 3. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
- 4. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
- 5. The Lodge at Kukuiʻula (Hawaii)
- 6. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
- 7. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Hawaii)
- 8. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
- 9. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Mexico)
- 10. MUSE Saint-Tropez (France)
- 11. The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
- 12. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
- 13. Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Kāʻanapali Beach
- 14. Conrad Bora Bora Nui
- 15. Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts (Anguilla)
- 16. Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts
- 17. The Bodrum EDITION (Turkey)
- 18. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
- 19. Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
- 20. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach (California)
- 21. The Trident Hotel (Jamaica)
- 22. The Terrace Club at Busena (Japan)
- 23. W Punta de Mita (Mexico)
- 24. Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
- 25. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
- 26. ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort (Japan)
- Wrapping Up
1. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
When the resort sends a personal butler to meet you at the airport, you know you’re in for a treat at one of the best hotels in the world!
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is a 5-star luxury resort known for absolute opulence and privacy. It’s located on the southern side of Dhaalu Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport.
There are 77 villas on the property, divided into three categories: garden villas, beach villas, and overwater villas.
Although deemed “entry-level,” there’s nothing basic about the 260-square-foot, garden villa. Guests have everything from a private plunge pool, a plush king bed in white linen, a seating area, floor-to-ceiling windows, and premium in-room amenities like tablet control for lighting, curtains, and other appliances.
There’s even a full marble bathroom that occupies 150 square feet of the entire villa. This comes with an outdoor shower, a freestanding tub, a private water closet, and stunning vanity.
For amenities, you won’t even feel you’re on an island. The resort has 6 restaurants and bars, with a signature five-course degustation and extensive wine list offered at Decanter.
Other things to look forward to including a stunning beach area, an infinity pool, a fitness center, and a unique lobster-shaped spa!
A Marriott Bonvoy hotel, the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort lets you redeem 82,000 to 120,000 points per night.
When it comes to cash rates, it’s $2,600 to $6,600 per night, an average of $3,200.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Designed for couples, business travelers, and even entire families, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is one of the very best resorts in the Caribbean you can book with points, and sits at the prime spot of Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach.
To fit the beach vibe, the rooms here feature a neutral palette with subtle Caribbean touches. Patterned carpets with lime green and silver accents are paired together with leather brown headboards and perfectly crisp white sheets. A desk, comfy armchairs together with a balcony are provided as well.
Bathrooms contain granite vanities with double sinks at the center of the room. A tub is on one side including a separate shower and water closet.
The Ritz is always known for its elegance, and its amenities reflect this as well. With a huge stretch of Seven Mile Beach a few steps away, two large swimming pools, and five restaurants, it’s got the basics of a beach vacation covered.
Extra amenities include the La Prairie Spa, a 9-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, and an on-site kid’s club for those vacationing with children in tow.
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman is a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property. Booking a rewards night here costs 70,000 points on off-peak dates; 85,000 points on standard dates; and 100,000 points on peak dates.
For cash rates, a standard room is $760 per night to $2,461 (average $1,500).
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3. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
You can’t list luxurious beach hotels without mentioning honeymoon-worthy resorts in the Maldives like the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.
Hadahaa is a small island northeast of Huvadhoo Atoll. Surrounding it are gorgeous white beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and turquoise blue waters as far as the eye can see.
Thick foliage covers most of the island keeping the temperatures cool and comfortable. This makes it easy to walk around the island even on the hottest days.
The resort has 50 villas both on land and over water. Each one is decorated in a modern minimalist design. Think striking dark wood interiors with a king bed at the center and an open floor design – all hallmarks of the Park Hyatt brand. There’s a spacious deck outside, some of which contain a striking plunge pool.
Bathrooms include an outdoor and indoor area with twin sinks, a toilet, and a shower. Le Labo Bergamote toiletries are in reusable containers while a terrazzo bathtub is also outdoors.
When it comes to dining, the signature restaurant, The Island Grill serves regional dishes while The Dining Room serves all-day dining.
The Vidhun Spa is also a must-try. There are also two large swimming pools and the surrounding natural beauty of the island is also worth exploring.
A World of Hyatt member, the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is designated as a Category 7 hotel meaning you can book a night here for 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.
If you prefer to pay in cash, a standard room costs $613 to $3,450 per night (average $1,614).
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4. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Not only is the location of The Westin Grand Cayman enviable, but it also earns a lot of praise for its world-class service and excellent amenities.
The hotel is right on Grand Cayman’s most famous beach stretch, the Seven Mile Beach, and a four-minute drive away from North Sound Golf Club.
“Caribbean chic” is the central theme of the rooms. It has white and dusty blue shades and striking wooden details. Abstract art is on the walls and large king or twin beds are inside the standard rooms.
Comfortable additions include a 55-inch flatscreen, desk, mini-fridge, and coffeemakers. The bathrooms are paired with large vanities, toiletries, and shower/tub combinations.
Amenities at the resort include outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, a stunning sandy beach as well as a spa, The Hibiscus Spa. There’s also a kids’ club and restaurants to enjoy like Ferdinand, Beach House, and Tortuga Beach Grill & Bar.
As a Marriott Bonvoy property, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach & Spa requires 70,000 to 120,000 points per night.
For a standard room, the cash rate is $560 to $2,296, an average of $1,800 per night.
As an AuPACS customer, you can enjoy perks like upgrades or free breakfast when booking a paid night at luxurious resorts like The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa.
5. The Lodge at Kukuiʻula (Hawaii)
Experience barefoot luxury at its finest by booking a stay at The Lodge at Kukuiʻula, one of the best resorts in Hawaii you can book using points.
Found on the south shore of Kaua’i, this unique resort is located in what could be the most exclusive rental neighborhood around.
The Lodge features beautiful plantation-style bungalow cottages perfect for couples or small groups traveling together.
The Club Bungalows serve as entry-level, one-bedroom accommodations and offer authentic plantation architecture complete with white shutters.
The interiors are distinctly modern though with hardwood floors and walls, a full kitchen with appliances, a living room, and a large king bed. There’s also a spacious lanai with tables, loungers, and even a bbq.
Head to the bathroom and you’ll find a spa-like retreat with full marble details, a standing soaking tub including a private outdoor shower.
When you book a stay, you get exclusive access to amenities at The Club at Kukui’ula which includes various water activities. There’s a collection of pools called the Makai Pools, a spa called Hi’lani Spa, and a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course.
There are two main dining places in the resort, the first is Umeke Kitchen + Bar where you can enjoy a tasty breakfast or dinner. The second is Makai Grill + Bar, a poolside no-fuss eatery with fresh ingredients gathered from the resort’s farm.
The Lodge at Kukuiʻula is a Category 8 World of Hyatt hotel. You can book a stay here for 35,000 points to 45,000 points per night.
For cash rates, the resort is deemed top tier for a reason – it’s expensive! Prices start at $1,389 per night to $2,500 (average $1,800).
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6. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is no doubt the glitziest resort on this island. It’s got imposing Grecian columns, massive French doors, and grand chandeliers in various parts of the property.
Aside from the striking architecture, it’s also the only resort on the island located on a protected marine-life reserve so scuba diving and snorkeling are a must if you’re visiting.
There’s a total of 180 guest rooms here and entry-level rooms start at 450 square feet. Each one has a king bed with a sofa or two double beds, the latter ideal for families. Frette white sheets with comfy down pillows also cover the bed.
Each room has The Ritz’s signature bathrobes, twin sinks, and shower/tub combination. It’s completed by luxurious Bvlgari bath products.
A free-form infinity pool overlooks the beach. There’s also a beautiful gym with state-of-the-art equipment. For food, Bleuwater restaurant serves buffet meals while Sails restaurant serves yummy sandwiches.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is a beautiful property. It’s a Marriott Bonvoy resort which means you can book a rewards night for 82,000 to 120,000 points per night.
For cash rates, the prices start at $924 to $3,186 per night (an average of $1,884).
7. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Hawaii)
Right next door to the Four Seasons Resort Maui, Grand Wailea has everything you need for a beach escape. It boasts amazing restaurants, a key location, lots of shopping, and even a golf course within driving distance.
Grand Wailea contains 780 rooms with a mix of modern and Hawaiian flair. They come with a large king bed with white sheets, a neutral-toned carpet, and splashes of red and blues on the wall artwork. A desk, seating area, and a spacious balcony with chairs are also in each room.
The bathrooms are equally elegant with deep soaking tubs and separate glass enclosures. Spa Grande toiletries are also provided for guests.
What makes the Grand Wailea a standout is its amazing amenities, starting with its massive pools. They come with slides, canyons, fake boulders, secret grottos, and even swim-up bars.
Guests also get access to Wailea Beach and can enjoy Spa Grande, a stunning 50,000-square-foot spa. There’s also a fitness center, several restaurants, and bars.
Grand Wailea is a Hilton Honors member and you can redeem a night here using 110,000 points.
If you’d rather pay cash, the price for a standard room is $1,329 per night to $4,682 per night (average $1,850).
8. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island occupies two islands. A 1,640 feet footbridge connects the two, allowing guests to explore one part of the island and the other with ease.
It’s the first resort in the Maldives to have an undersea restaurant, allowing guests to enjoy their meals in the company of the fish underwater. Not only are the amenities here considered the finest, but so are the service and facilities!
Beachfront garden villas serve as entry-level rooms offering direct access to the beach. Each one is equipped with sunken baths or a gorgeous plunge pool. The rooms feature neutral tones with large comfy-king beds and equally magnificent bathrooms featuring Aromatherapy Associates toiletries.
For amenities, The Conrad knows how to keep guests entertained. It comes with an adults-only pool for honeymooners and couples, while another is set aside for families. Of course, there’s the stunning beach as well. You can also enjoy a 24-hour gym, tennis court, dive center, and spa.
For dining, Ithaa is where to go if you crave a unique dining experience, after all, it’s underwater. There’s also the Mediterranean restaurant, Vilu that you can enjoy.
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a Hilton Honors property which means you can book a night’s stay here for 120,000 points.
Paying in cash during the low season will cost $1,320 per night to $3,671 per night with an average of $2,167.
9. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Mexico)
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is every bit elegant thanks to its immaculate white beaches, high-end suites, and a host of fantastic facilities.
All of the resort’s 120 rooms are designated with a private entrance and reflect the Mexican – Mediterranean inspiration behind the property.
Each room is homey, with exposed beams and striking tiled floors. All the creature comforts like minibars, flatscreen TVs, iPod docks, and more are also included.
There’s a large bathroom with deep soaking tubs and Laboratoire Remede products. Plus, a table and sunbed are also on the balcony so guests can enjoy the view.
For amenities, St. Regis has six bars and restaurants. Sea Breeze Restaurant is great for European and Latin meals while the Las Marietas Restaurant and Bar is great when you have kids around. For fine dining, head to the Carolina Restaurant.
There’s a huge stretch of white sand and several infinity pools on the property. There’s also the Remede Spa with its flotation therapy, the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the 10 tennis courts, and the gym.
Book a fantastic stay at this Marriot Bonvoy property by redeeming 90,000 to 120,000 points per night.
If you opt for a cash price, the standard room rate starts at $1,230 to $3,973 per night (an average of $1,881).
10. MUSE Saint-Tropez (France)
One of the most premium Small Luxury Hotels in the World bookable with points, MUSE Saint-Tropez captures the laid-back elegance of the Riviera.
This stunning boutique property is your little paradise in the middle of St. Tropez. Decked with stunning gardens and a crisp modern palette, it’s easy to slip into vacation mode from the moment you enter the resort.
To match this luxurious getaway vibe, you get stylish all-white rooms with a few neutral wood decorations. The rooms feature plush white queen or king beds, a stunning private bathroom, a minibar, and a terrace or balcony.
For amenities, the MUSE Saint-Tropez is a luxurious boutique hotel with only 15 rooms so you can imagine the amenities will be limited as well.
There is a bar and restaurant on-site. Plus, since this is a beach destination, they have a bike rental service and daily shuttle to take you on a 5-minute drive to the beautiful shores of Saint Tropez.
MUSE Saint-Tropez is a World of Hyatt member. You can redeem 35,000 to 45,000 points per night.
For cash rates, a standard room is $940 to $2,600 per night (average $1,200).
11. The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
With its bright yellow facade and orange shingles on the turret roof, it’s hard to miss The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. A beautiful row of palm trees lines the driveway, guiding you toward the hotel lobby.
The resort is right in front of Palm Beach, on the northernmost end, which is a lot quieter from the crowds. The waters here are clearer and calmer, making them great for snorkeling and swimming. It’s also a spot for kitesurfing.
Standard rooms start at 550 square feet and come with a large balcony. Rooms are decorated with bold aqua color accents including floral bedding and modern furniture. There’s sitting space, ocean-inspired subtle accents, and a stunning bath with soaking tubs and glass-enclosed showers.
There are six dining options at The Ritz, including BLT Steak, if you’re craving steak; Casa Nonna, for tasty wine with pasta, and the Madero Pool & Beach Grill for salads and sandwiches, among others.
Aside from the beach, another gorgeous feature of The Ritz is its 15,000-square-foot spa. They also have a fitness center, a ballroom, several meeting rooms, and a reception area by the beach.
Book a rewards night in this beautiful Marriot Bonvoy points by redeeming 77,000 points to 120,000 points per night.
The cash rate for a night’s stay here is $770 to $2,760 per night with an average of $1,250.
12. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort was once a coconut plantation. It contains 100-foot palm trees and impressive access to Bahia Beach’s shoreline.
Aside from sitting next door to the Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, St. Regis is also close to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and the El Yunque National Forest. Plus, it’s only 10 minutes away from downtown Rio Grande.
Combining the Old World style with chic modern touches, the rooms here are offered in a colonial-island style. They come with a spacious layout including vaulted ceilings, wood beams, and ceiling fans.
Splashes of gold and orange inject a refreshing look to the otherwise deep browns and beiges of most of the decor. Furnished balconies with seating provide guests with a space to enjoy the views. Marble bathrooms with large showers and giant baths are also in each room.
There are two large swimming pools in addition to the beach. Remede Spa is also here, designed to keep you relaxed while fancy restaurants like the Fern, offer sophisticated Afro/Caribbean dishes.
Other amenities to explore include a fitness center, an 18-hole golf course nearby, and various outdoor activities like tennis, kayaking, and hiking.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is a Mariott Bonvoy resort which means you can redeem 82,000 to 120,000 points per night.
For cash pricing, the standard room starts at $924 to $3,159 per night (an average of $1,809).
13. Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Kāʻanapali Beach
This residential-style luxury resort is minutes away from the glorious Ka’anapali Beach. From manicured lawns to beautiful features, it’s made to be a home away from home.
Although the immediate area is a tourist spot, the hotel does offer a lot of relaxation and convenience if that’s what you’re after on your vacation.
Like a true home, the apartment-style rooms come with full-sized kitchens, spacious balconies, and one (to three) bedrooms. All of the rooms come with comfortable Hyatt Grand beds, carpets, a sitting area, and a dining space. Master bedrooms include a large bath with dual vanities, walk-in showers, and beautiful mosaic tiles.
Past the pool area is the beach, while it’s not private access, it’s still perfect if you’re after some beachside R&R. There are beach-facing cabanas on the property as well. Aside from that, there’s a gym and the Pau Huaka’i Tiki Bar for food and drinks.
Since this is an apartment-style residence, you can cook your meals and do groceries at the nearby mini-market. The property has limited food options but just outside the resort are great restaurants you can try out.
Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Kāʻanapali Beach is a Category 7 World of Hyatt member. Redeeming a rewards night here means exchanging 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.
Booking a standard room here costs $920 to $3,321 per night (average $1,498).
14. Conrad Bora Bora Nui
If you’re after a beach getaway, you can’t go wrong in picking the resort that started the overwater villa trend – the Conrad Bora Bora Nui.
The resort is found at the end of Motu To’opua, a small islet reachable in 20 minutes via boat. Aside from the iconic villas, the resort is also known for having the largest sandy beach in any of the hotels in the area.
There’s a total of 114 rooms here, with the garden villas serving as entry-level. All the rooms are decorated in a sophisticated and modern style. Expect neutral tones including lots of wood, particularly on the floors and furniture.
Crisp white linens are flanked by rich black side tables and a hideaway flat-screen television at the foot of the bed. In some rooms, four-poster canopy beds are a staple.
The bathrooms feature a deep tub, twin sinks, and dual vanities with Aromatherapy Associates bath products. Outside, there’s a large patio, chairs, loungers, and a table.
Aside from a fantastic shoreline with a host of water activities, the Conrad also has an infinity pool and a hilltop spa with a host of treatments to indulge in. There’s a chapel for weddings, a kid’s club, a gym, and a mini-golf course too!
Iriatai French Restaurant is where to go for buffets while Tamure Beach Grill offers pizza and sandwiches. Meanwhile, the Banyan Tree is a great place for some formal dining. Also, drop by Upa Upa Lounge for tapas and drinks.
A Hilton Honors member, you can book a reward stay at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui starting at 89,000 points per standard room night.
If you like, you can also pay in cash starting with $999 to $1,700 with an average of $1,300.
15. Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts (Anguilla)
Occupying 6 acres of land, the Zemi Beach House opened in 2016. As you enter this tranquil resort, you’re greeted by a charming tropical garden with a reception area at the end.
While you might be imagining thatched roofing on the “beach houses”, the name refers to the vibe as opposed to the actual rooms. The beach “houses” are purely modern affairs with grey shingle roofs, white concrete, and contemporary yet cozy furniture.
Each room includes a balcony with wood accents, a full kitchen or kitchenette, white Frette linens on large king beds, and coral stone bas-relief for the headboards. Bathrooms are equally chic with double sinks crafted from petrified wood with Malin+Goetz bath products.
The Zemi Beach House has two swimming pools together with a stretch of beach lined with umbrellas and lounge chairs. Snorkeling and diving around the island is a must too!
For dining and drinking, you’ll find several restaurants on the property, all near the beach. Stone is Zemi’s fine dining restaurant while 20 Knots, offers Latin American and Caribbean dishes. By the way, your stay includes free daily breakfast.
Other amenities to check out include the spacious spa called the Zemi Thai House, which is located inside an actual 300-year-old Thai house!
Stay at the Zemi Beach House for free by redeeming at least 95,000 Hilton Honors points.
For a cash stay, a standard room here is $999 to $2,494 per night (average $1,200).
16. Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Mango Seychelles is the latest hotel to join the Hilton roster. It’s located on Mahé island and comes with a view of the Anse aux Poules Bleues, a beautiful, calm bay with the clearest blue waters.
Not only is the view worth raving about, but the hotel itself offers a chic, modern design with lots of artisanal local touches and mirrors that reflect the gorgeous natural surroundings.
First built as a family home by Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, Mango Seychelles contains accommodations divided into rooms, suites, and villas. The standard rooms start at 452 square feet with some facing the ocean.
Rooms feature a neutral, contemporary aesthetic with herringbone patterns on the wood floor and doors. Creamy, beige carpets and canopied king beds are at the center of each room.
Traditional wall art, dark wood furniture, and an equally marvelous bathroom are also in each room. There are large floor-to-ceiling windows that double as sliding doors towards a terrace with seating. You can relax and soak in the view from here.
Mango Seychelles has its beach area. For food and dining, there are several you can choose from. There’s a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant called Muse, a Japanese restaurant, Azido, and a pool bar.
You’ll also find a barbecue pop-up with fresh meat and seafood as well as a bar serving cocktails, the Indo-Seychellois. Other amenities include a resort three swimming pools, a fitness center, and a spa.
The Mango Seychelles is a high-end Hilton Honors member. To book a stay here, you can redeem 110,000 points per night for a standard room. This is subject to availability though.
If you opt for cash, the entry-level room starts at $660 to $964 per night (an average of $880).
17. The Bodrum EDITION (Turkey)
A wonderful world of chic luxury awaits guests inside The Bodrum EDITION. Located just a few steps from the bay, you can immediately bask in gorgeous, tranquil waters or simply sunbathe on the stunning white sandy beach.
This boutique hotel is celebrated for its gorgeous design and modern yet sophisticated aesthetic. Think all-white walls with neutral touches of beige and light grays.
As for the 108 rooms, they’re all exquisitely detailed and decorated with the same elegant style you’ll find in the rest of the resort. Each room includes custom-made furniture with king-sized beds in Signature EDITION bedding, a cozy sofa and chair, a desk, and large floor-to-ceiling windows with seating and a view of the sea or the garden.
The bathrooms are equally impressive with monsoon rain showerheads, an all-white marble countertop with twin sinks, an oversized bathtub for relaxing, as well as custom Le Labo toiletries. There’s even a signature EDITION scent for guests.
For amenities, The Bodrum EDITION features a striking infinity pool, a private beach with cabanas, a spa with plunge pools, and a Turkish hammam.
When it comes to food and drinks, there are several to choose from. This includes Kitchen, an all-day retreat serving Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, and BRAVA, a beachfront area with Latin American cuisine. All of the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, so you’re getting only the best.
The Bodrum EDITION is a Marriott Bonvoy member hotel, which means you can book a rewards night by redeeming 77,500 to 100,000 points per night.
When paying in cash, you can book a standard room in the low season for $436 to $1,800 per night (average $880).
18. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Considered to be one of the most popular Hyatt resorts in the world, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort has a lot to live up to. Luckily, it lives up to its reputation.
Andaz Maui is one of those modern hotels that emphasize aesthetics. So much so that they’ve even done away with their front desk. Instead, someone will greet you in their stylish lobby, usher you to one of the comfortable seats, and check you in via laptop.
Their emphasis on style doesn’t stop there, the rooms are made modern with large sliding doors leading to a balcony with seating. It’s minimalist with neutral-colored decor including beige, creams, and light wood.
Some of the standard rooms come with bathrooms right at the center of the room, separated only by white shutters. Rainhead showers, ladder storage, and trough-style sinks finish this unique bathroom design.
The Andaz also comes with a 24-hour fitness center, a spa called the Awili Spa and Salon, various water activities, and access to the public beach right in front of the resort.
Like most resorts, Andaz has an Instagram-worthy multi-level swimming pool lined with crisp white sun loungers. One pool is designated for adults while the rest is for all ages. There are also two restaurants and two bars on the property.
Andaz Maui is designated as a World of Hyatt hotel so you can redeem 35,000 to 45,000 points per night.
In the low season, you can book a standard room here for $1,051 per night to $2,197 per night (an average of $1,541).
19. Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour is one of the newest properties in the Park Hyatt roster. This is the only 5-star hotel that offers an amazing beachfront location with a stunning view of Nevis.
Although the exteriors of the 18 gray block buildings might look drab, once you get inside the rooms, you’re in for a treat. The resort has 126 rooms and each one has a stylish private balcony or patio. They also come with standalone baths, bright white wood panels, and colorful furniture.
The beds are decorated in crisp white linens on a king or two queen beds. There’s a sitting area and a small table for dining too.
For dining, the resort has three restaurants on-site: the Fisherman’s village (a seafood restaurant); The Great House (the main restaurant); and Stone Barn (for adults only.) You can also enjoy the Miraval Spa, 24-hour health club, and two fantastic swimming pools.
A Category 7 World of Hyatt member, stay at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts for free by redeeming 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.
If you opt to pay in cash, you can book a standard room for $904 to $2,140 per night (an average of $1,200).
20. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach (California)
Some people say the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is made for perfectionists, even compared to other fantastic resorts in California. The reason? It has perfectly manicured lawns, lavish decorations, modern furnishings, and of course, a stunning private beach.
Once a St. Regis resort, Monarch Beach joined the Waldorf Astoria roster in early 2021. After bringing it up to the Waldorf standard, it has become a part of the Hilton Honors program, giving guests a chance to earn and redeem points during their stay.
Rooms at this grand resort start at 535 square feet with a king bed dressed in white linens and oversized pillows. There are also imprints of the monarch butterfly, a nod to the hotel name, and the beautiful Monarch butterflies found in the area.
A large bathroom with Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, a spacious soaking tub with private shutters as well as marble twin vanities complement the stunning rooms.
For dining options, the resort has several including the impeccably stylish, Aveo Table + Bar, Stonehill Tavern, and 33°North. The beach is accessible via shuttle and the resort has its beach club for guests, the Monarch Bay Club, which serves lunch and dinner.
In addition, the resort has a spa, an infinity pool, 8 tennis courts, a gym, as well as various classes like meditation, pilates, and yoga. Surf and tennis lessons are also on offer.
The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach offers Hilton Honors privileges which means you can redeem a minimum of 95,000 points for a rewards night.
In the low season, the cash price for a standard room is $550 to $1,200 per night (average $880).
21. The Trident Hotel (Jamaica)
Sitting outside of Port Antonio, The Trident Hotel is a boutique resort ready to impress guests with its stunning location and fantastic amenities.
Near the hotel are plenty of beaches including San San Beach, Winifred Beach, and the Blue Lagoon – all within driving distance away.
Walk five minutes and you’ll find yourself admiring the stunning Trident Castle, a local landmark built for Baroness Elizabeth Siglindy Stephan von Thyssen.
In keeping with the beach-chic vibe of the Trident, all 13 oceanfront villas are decorated mostly in white or off-white with splashes of color on the walls and in mid-century style furniture. There’s a walk-in wardrobe, convenient amenities like Netflix access, and high-tech air conditioning.
Each room also has a private terrace and an infinity pool. There’s even a large outdoor tub for two, perfect for a romantic dip during sunset. Bathrooms are equally impressive with twin sinks and spacious walk-in showers and toilet areas.
While you can’t expect a party scene in this boutique hotel, you can enjoy personalized service and facilities like personal training sessions and spa treatments. There’s also a fitness center and a pool.
For dining, The Veranda Restaurant serves a mix of international and Jamaican dishes while Mike’s Supper Club is where you want to be for some live music. There’s also Time Bar, the best place to visit for good cocktails and rum.
The Trident Hotel is a World of Hyatt member where you can redeem 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.
If you opt for cash, the rate for a standard room is $516 to $1,400 with an average of $850.
22. The Terrace Club at Busena (Japan)
Offering upscale personalized service at every turn, The Terrace Club not only offers amazing facilities but it’s also got an oceanfront setting. This makes it easy to walk the beach in the morning or just smell the invigorating Okinawan air.
Entry-level rooms at the property start at 581 square feet with characteristic Japanese minimalist decor. Expect to see a lot of wood meshed together with crisp white sheets on Hollywood twin beds, and beige-colored furniture.
The rooms have an oversized terrace with a huge daybed and sitting area. Large shutters and curtains open wide, creating continuity between the room and the terrace. Bathrooms are also spacious with a soaking tub as well as a separate shower area.
For amenities, the resort has a unique Thalasso Pool where the local Cape Busena water is heated just below body temperature so you can enjoy a stunning full-body massage right in the pool.
There’s also a regular pool, a gym, and several restaurants to enjoy. There’s Wellness Sima Cuisine for fine dining, the Library Lounge & Bar for small bites and downers, and the Thalasso Cafe for light snacks and teas.
The Terrace Busena is a World of Hyatt hotel where you can redeem 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.
For cash rates, the low season price is $680 to $1,690 per night (average $770).
23. W Punta de Mita (Mexico)
Colorful, funky, and downright stylish, W Punta de Mita is a one-of-a-kind luxury resort.
Because of the colorful and unique vibe, W Punta de Mita usually caters to affluent millennials looking to enjoy a beach vacation at a swanky and eye-catching resort. The hotel is private and known for being safe, making it a great choice if you’re looking to visit Mexico.
Just like its extravagant and colorful carpet mosaic, the rooms at W Punta de Mita come with personality as well. Bright colors with patterned floors, large beds with colorful throws, and even a surfboard in some rooms!
There are also swings, a desk, colorful artwork, and large bathrooms with sleek black granite tops and soaking tubs. It’s worth noting the bathroom is an open concept design, meaning there are no doors (and privacy) at all.
On-site amenities for the property include a “Wet Deck”, which is a large pool with white cushioned sofas all around. The beach is right next to the pool. Guests here can take surf lessons, kayak, or go paddleboarding in the open water. Other amenities include three restaurants, a spa, and a gym.
Have a fun night here at W Punta de Mita lets you redeem 55,000 to 70,000 points per night.
If you prefer to pay in cash, entry-level rooms at the resort start at $713 to $1,900 per night (average $1,200).
24. Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Designed for couples, the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is secluded, quiet, and perfect for a romantic getaway.
The resort is designed to overlook Beau Vallon Bay with Beau Vallon Beach just a 15-minute walk away. Although the beaches aren’t large, it is beautiful and quite intimate.
Accommodations here are divided between Beach Villas and Hillside Villas. All of them feature stunning sea views and private decks so you can enjoy the scenery anytime. Inside, the villas feature lots of wood with four-poster canopy beds, rattan benches, and bright paintings on the wall.
Inside the bathrooms, there’s a freestanding whirlpool tub and open showers that let you look out to the sea.
Dining is made easy at the resort since you can choose from three restaurants on site. Two of them are Les Cocotier where Creole dishes are served, and The Hilltop Restaurant, a buffet-style space serving Asian, Italian, or Creole meals. For snacks and cocktails, the Oceanview Bar and Restaurant is the place to be.
There’s also a spa, a free-form infinity pool, and a 24-hour fitness center here.
As part of the Hilton Honors program, you can redeem a night at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa for a minimum of 95,000 points.
The cash rate in the low season is $462 to $792 per night (average $660).
25. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is one of those luxury escapes perfect for couples and families.
The stunning resort features 39 traditional “bure” buildings, each containing between 6 to 12 rooms. Rooms at the resort are contemporary, with a large king bed in white linen and lots of dark wooden furniture.
A sliding door leads to a spacious balcony where there’s an outdoor tub and a sitting area. Meanwhile, the bathrooms come with walk-in showers, double vanity sinks, and Pure Fiji toiletries.
At the front of the resort is a stunning beach where you can hang out, sunbathe or do various activities like kayaking and paddleboarding. There are three swimming pools with the main infinity pool designated for adults only. There’s also a spa, free outdoor yoga, a 24-hour gym, walking trails, and an 18-hole golf course.
Food at the resort can be expensive but you do get a great selection of restaurants on site. Among the options include formal dining at Navo, where you can sample an impressive list of wines to go with your meals. There’s also Toba Bar & Grill where you can grab sandwiches and steaks.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is an IHG Rewards Club member. If you intend to redeem points, it will cost between 64,000 to 69,000 points to book a rewards night here if there’s availability.
For cash rates, the rate is $300 to $472 per night (average $350).
26. ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort (Japan)
ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort is found just off the coast of Okinawa Island and it’s every bit luxurious as any IHG property.
It has a lot of things going for it, for one, it’s located inside a national park. And two, it’s got a large stretch of sand perfect for those wanting a beach getaway.
Entry-level rooms start at 344 square feet with a stunning full or partial view of the ocean. Rooms come with turquoise blue carpets and throws which reflect the stunning ocean outside. The rest of the room is either in cream, beige or white, which helps create a minimalist yet elegant feel.
For amenities, there’s a beach pool as well as a garden pool. There’s also a 24-hour gym, sauna, and even a Japanese bath. Then, of course, there’s the gorgeous beach and a unique inflatable ocean park, which is perfect if you’re bringing kids with you.
ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort is an IHG Rewards Club property. You can redeem between 34,000 to 91,000 points for a free rewards night here.
Room cash rates for entry-level rooms start at $136 to $730 per night (average $330).
Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a week-long escape, a beach vacation is always nourishing to the soul.
If you’re ready to put your feet up and enjoy a bit of sun and sand, booking a stay at any of these luxurious properties will make your trip a memorable one.
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