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If you’re planning your next beach escape, why not stay at a property that has its own private stretch of sand? Beach getaways are the ultimate way to destress and recharge, with all you need just steps from your door. These hotels and resorts are some of the dreamiest options you’ll find, whether you’re looking for something a little closer to home or across the globe, from Greece to Fiji and just about everywhere in between.
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One of the best villa resorts in Europe, Porto Zante offers the ultimate in privacy and bliss with luxurious villas, located right along the beachfront. You’ll be able to soak up the sun on the private beach that lies in a secluded bay on the island of Zakynthos while gazing across the stunning turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea and Cephalonia. Afterward, you might take the relaxation up a notch in the Waterfront Spa which offers more than 20 signature therapies. Guests can be completely self-contained and independent, taking advantage of in-villa dining service, a private chef, or one of the restaurants offering everything from Greek to Asian fare.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is located on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, offering an eco-friendly stay with a private beach surrounded y lush mountains and palm trees. It includes four swimming pools, a dive shop, a marine biologist, a wide range of water sports, a luxurious spa and much more. You can even cruise over to the resort’s own private island, which will be all yours for the day. The oceanfront Serenity Pool by the bar is a popular place to be flanked by day-beds and a shady pergola, with a social scene for those 13 and older. Younger kids have multiple pool options while rooms include minibars with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks along with special extras like beach bags.
One of the top Florida hotels with a private beach, Breakers Palm Beach looks more like a palace than a resort, built in Italian Renaissance style. It’s a 5-star property with its own half-mile stretch private beach in the heart of Palm Beach. Enjoy the historic ambiance and luxurious amenities, with five swimming pools, two 18-hole golf courses, an indoor/outdoor spa, nine restaurants and nearly a dozen boutique shops. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod stereos, and minibars. For the best of the best, the Imperial Designer Suite is spread over 1,700 square feet and has floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking water views. It features gorgeous oceanfront suites and multiple pools right along the oceanfront too.
Reserve a private beachfront bungalow, then get pampered at the on-site spa or make family memories at the 6,100 square foot Family Entertainment Center. After a day of adventure, raise a glass of bubbly at the elegant HMF lobby bar or indulge in fresh seafood and craft cocktails at the Seafood Bar.
One of the best resorts in Mexico, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso is an adults-only property that boasts its own private beach in the fabulous Riviera Maya area, surrounded by lush palm trees and exotic flora and fauna. An idyllic setting for escaping it all, you’ll be able to swim in the aquamarine waters of the Caribean or in the resort’s beautiful pool. Enjoy activities like snorkeling and diving, dining at restaurants serving top-notch cuisine, and staying in a spacious room or suite, all of which have luxurious jetted tubs, personalized minibars, and private balconies for relaxing with a view.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is a historic beachfront property that is a 5-star resort that sits within magnificent Spanish revival architecture, delivering dramatic ocean views and opulent interiors. It includes an oceanfront promenade and a private beach along with a wide range of outstanding facilities. There’s a lavish full-service spa, three swimming pools, a fine dining restaurant, a trendy bar, and a romantic wine bar. All rooms and suites have private balconies, ocean views, and marble baths.
A top Sandals resort in the Caribbean, Sandals Royal Plantation provides guess access to a spectacular secluded private beach and includes unlimited scuba diving, water, and land sports in its room rates. You’ll find some of the best amenities of any property in Jamaica – in addition to the beach there’s a spa with a gym, salon and steam room, yoga studio, tennis courts, boutiques, five restaurants and two bars. Accommodation includes ocean-view suites with canopied four-poster beds, butler service, and a Champagne and caviar bar.
Paloma Pasha Resort is a luxury, all-inclusive property that sits right at the edge of turquoise Aegean with its own private sandy beach. An oasis of tranquility, the spa offers a variety of services including a Turkish bath, massages, body wraps, facials and boasts a sauna and an indoor pool. There are plenty of activities available too, from kayaking, canoeing diving and snorkeling to surfing, parasailing and fitness classes like Pilates. Delicious dining options include a buffet with organic dishes, fresh seafood at Ada Restaurant and traditional Turkish fare at Safran. Plus there are 24-hour open bars, some serving organic wine made in the resort’s own farms.
The Blue Palace is spread across a 143-acre property, made up of bungalows, suites, and villas that are dotted around a gentle slope that leads to its olive tree-fringed private beach. Home to the popular Isola Beach Club, it’s the perfect place to relax as well as enjoy lunch and drinks until late, complete with beach service. All rooms open to extended verandas with fabulous views looking out to the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island. Most even have their own private pool.
While Hilton Head attracts millions of travelers every year, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the sand among tranquility at the Omni Hilton Head as it has its own pristine private beach with chairs and umbrellas available for rent along with bicycles and boogie boards. Guests can also enjoy beach volleyball, yoga classes on the beach, and decadent treatments at the Ocean Tides Spa, which uses tropical-inspired ingredients such a agave oil, quartz sand, and organic cane sugar. There’s a huge pool complex that includes adults-only pools, family pools, hot tubs, and splash pads too.
Located in the most exclusive area of the Dominican Republic on a private stretch of Juanillo Beach, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana provides a tropical paradise for enjoying all-inclusive luxury. It includes a water park with a lazy river, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, a spa, a kids’ club, and multiple dining and drinking options with six restaurants and five bars. All rooms come with patios or balconies, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Some provide direct pool access and/or a sea view.
Zoetry Montego Bay is an oceanfront all-inclusive with its private beach lined with lounge chairs. Non-motorized water sports are included and guests can also enjoy lounging around the seaside pool, relaxing at the full-service spa and even taking advantage of free sailing lessons. Fitness classes are complimentary too. Standard room features include dedicated butlers, flat-screen TVs, full liquor bottles, snacks, and minibars stocked twice daily with soda, beer, juice and water. Some feature semi-private plunge pools and ocean views.
The Beachcomber boasts a 200-foot-long beach and six acres of tropical gardens. Jimmy B’s Bar sits on the sand, popular among visitors and locals alike. Many come to simply sip cocktails, enjoy the scenery and live entertainment, but there are an array of watersports available, including kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, and fishing. There are two heated outdoor pools while rooms come with minifridges, TVs and DVD players. Upgrades are available with full kitchens and balconies with gulf views.
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is a private island resort with four unspoiled white sand beaches and shallow coral reefs that provide some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. It’s also possible to charter a catamaran to explore the neighboring islands. The Ixora Spa offers pampering treatments while accommodation is in three- to five-bedroom villas that come with private infinity pools and expansive verandas as well as attentive porter and chef service.
Mykonos is renowned for its beautiful beaches, and its crowds. But if you book this hotel with its own private beach that’s something you won’t have to worry about. The Wild Hotel sits atop a cliff that overlooks Kalafatis beach which is only available to its guests. It offers idyllic swimming and snorkeling in pristine aquamarine waters, while loungers with thatched umbrellas cover the expansive stretch of golden sands. Beachside food and drink service is offered too. Accommodation is available within its luxury villas and suites, many of which have private plunge pools, or terraces with fresco lounge areas.
Located on a 25-acre property, Chatham Bars Inn dates back to 1914 providing historic Cape Cod character and a quarter-mile-long private beach. Here guests can rent private cabanas and spend the day relaxing or take advantage of activities like yoga on the sand and complimentary beach bike rentals. There’s a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a tranquil spa, and multiple restaurants to soothe those hunger pangs.