In this bustling world, all we seek is peace and utter seclusion, in a place that is off-limits to everyone. This desire is such deeply woven in your psyche that it becomes instinctual as the time passes.
So now that the summer is moving to closure, how about packing your bags and heading to a beach resort? A stay at a beach resort is a great way to have a relaxing and stress free travel. You can have an unforgettable vacation without worrying about shelling any extra buck.
The Gypsy Passport has scoured the internet to pick 20 of the most exceptional resorts in the world. We’ve taken amenities, luxuries and services into consideration while making the choices. Check out our picks below!
Ocean House in Coastal Rhode Island is one of the most historic properties of the State and definitely one of the must visit resorts in the world. This resort opened its doors in 1868 and has, since then, continued to enthrall the travelers. The stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean that it offers are the major highlight of the Ocean House.
How can we compile a list about resorts and not mention Miami, one of the hottest beaches in the world. Acqualina Resort & Spa is the third favorite thing about Miami, after its lovely beaches and beach parties. This resort gives people a chance to people to disconnect themselves from the vibrant lights of South Beach. The top-notch spa of Acqualina Resort & Spa should not be missed.
Montage Laguna Beach is a picturesque resort overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean. There’s something absolutely alluring about this place. So much that even if you visit this place hundreds of times, you’ll find something still left to be discovered. It’s also the perfect spot for witnessing the sunrise.
This resort is located at just about half an hour from the Maui in the village of Wailea. We must say that it is the most strategically made resorts. The U shape of this building puts the guests close to the lapping waves. Wondering how? Because almost all the guest rooms offer views of the ocean. The pool set up is equally impressive here.
Four Seasons takes the cake as being the best range of resorts in the world. Their resort at Bali has a whopping 147 villas private pools. The dinner will be served on a super romantic setting of a canopied bed by the sea. There’s also a Jacuzzi pool for children. Or you can try the cooking classes offered by the resort.
The Rayavadee reigns supreme at the Andaman. This resort pays extreme attention to adventure, for which people come to Krabi. They organize elephant riding in the jungle, kayaking through the mangrove forests and trekking to the summit of the Tiger Cave Temple. And we personally love this resort for its rustic layout. And of course, the private gardens surrounding the villas.
Do you want to spend your vacation in seclusion, but luxuriously? Then Viceroy Riviera Maya in Mexico should be your next stop. This resort is lush, decadent, romantic and of course, beautiful. The rooms here feel more like private apartments, with pools, lounging terraces and glimpses of the beach beyond.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia:
Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia’s finest resort, offers the travelers a unique experience on the Kangaroo Island. Floating on top of a secluded cliff, this lodge gives a beautiful view of the pristine wilderness of the island. The ultra-modern interiors of the lodge have virtual glass walls, limestone floors and modern furnishing.
Even though The Mulia opened just a few years ago, it has managed to win the hearts of most of the travelers. Some may feel it’s over-the-top, but you have to appreciate the infrastructure of this resort. The resort has centuries old Hindu temples hidden on the grounds and towering statues lining multiple pools. Even the local dancers pop up unexpectedly here.
Pronounced as ‘kwa-lee-ah’, this resort in the Great Barrier Reef justifies the meaning of its name aptly. It does give a deep, sensory experience, which is unparalleled. The rooms, which are called ‘pavilions’ have an open, treehouse feel, along with a private pool. And the food is absolutely sublime.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this gorgeous, all-inclusive 5-star resort has transformed what most of the travelers view all-inclusive. Nestled in 16 acres of tropical garland, the property has 25 cottages, each with a private pool. The food here is focused on local cuisine, along with Indian, Chinese and Jamaican dishes.
This upscale resort, sitting on a sloped hill above the Bonaire Bay, has 26 rooms, along with an infinity pool, open-air restaurants, and an extensive library. There’s also a heavenly spa that offers a wide range of treatments.
Set in a private bay, Ikos Oceania gives breathtaking mountain and sea views from the rooms that are decorated in traditional Greek style. One of the highest rated resorts in Greece, Ikos Oceania offers endless activities, like kayaking in the glistening waters, exploring the island on the bike, or embarking on an excursion into the mountains.
If you want an offbeat destination in a totally different setting, you can visit The Tiare Beach resort in Tahiti. The main building of the resort, sitting over the water with enchanting views of the lagoon, is home to a lounge, bar, restaurant and boutique. There are plenty of activities to indulge in this resort, and all in seclusion, like snorkeling with colorful fish and sunbathing in a free form pool.
The ultimate place in Philippines to indulge in absolute luxury. The service offered here at the Dedon Island Resort is exemplary. The resort offers surfing lessons, spa therapies and cocktails within minutes of ordering. The hotel also has organic local farming that provides fresh fruits to its guest. Now that’s something different.
This is truly one of the most enchanting grand and majestic resorts in the world. Atlantis, the Palm is located on the Palm, a man-made island. The architecture of the resort is admirable. Each room offers rich views to the aquarium. Blissful!
This resort located on the bay of Marina Piccola gives a stunning backdrop from the villas. And believe us, the views are endless! You have the Faraglioni rocks, the contours of Capri and light of dawn embracing the sea. The 44 rooms and suites are decked in bold and modern interiors, totally unlike Capri style.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes is set on a waterside promontory, surrounded by a 22-acre park. It went through restoration in 2011, and looks even more beautiful than before. The resort advises to book their three bedroom villas if you’re traveling in groups.
The Ritz-Carlton is a Mediterranean style villa situated on top of a bluff overlooking the ocean. The rooms are decorated in a soft color palette of blue and cream. The spa is equally fabulous. You can even take surfing lessons at the beach.
This resort is for people who are looking for an all-exclusive adventure and not all-inclusive getaway. The resort offers horseback trips, hikes of various lengths and difficulty and boat outings to see the glacier. The resort fashion itself as a camp to help the visitors discover the surroundings of the Atacama Desert.
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