Paradise. Isn’t it just wonderful? Looking out onto a bay, the waves gently washing in, the sun beating down, kissing your skin as you take another sip of your refreshingly beautiful Pina Colada. Paradise really is wonderful and it can be found all over the world. We’re lucky enough nowadays that some of the most luxurious hotels are just a few hours away; from the middle of the South Pacific to the East Coast of America, you’re never far from an unforgettable holiday.
Here, we take a look at five of our favourite beachside locations:
Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hawaii
If your idea of a break is simply kicking back on a beach, then the island of Maui is certainly for you. The Four Seasons Resort in the town of Wailea is in one of the most beautiful locations in Hawaii, with the resort itself matching that, pound-for-pound.
Rooms boast unrivalled views of the island’s diverse landscape, and the golf course (hole 8 in particular) may just be the prettiest on the planet.
Atlantis Resort and Casino, Bahamas
If a holiday in the Bahamas wasn’t enough, Atlantis has pretty much everything. The world renowned resort’s fantastic location overlooks the Caribbean Sea which you could be content with just lying and watching all day – that’s if Atlantis didn’t have so much more.
The hotel was featured in 2006’s James Bond outing, so as you can imagine it has one of the finest casinos in the west. You can don your tux and follow in the footsteps of 007 by competing in a poker tournament, or if you think you can pull off Daniel Craig’s look in his infamous trunks, then head over to the water park where you can swim with dolphins, discover the marine habitat, and even go face to face with sharks in the Mayan Temple Shark Lagoon.
Ocean House, Rhode Island
A large Victorian hotel has stood at Watch Hill Point since 1868, and you can’t help but marvel at the stunning work that’s been put into it. It was demolished and rebuilt in 2005 and is continually ranked in the top five beach hotels by travel magazines.
With its sweeping balconies and relaxing activities such as golf, yachting, and tennis, Ocean House is the location for an ideal vacation. The guestrooms have been kept beautifully with the period, yet still have all the modern features you’d expect from a luxury resort.
The St Regis Resort, Bora Bora
Smack bang in the heart of the South Pacific is Bora Bora, and you won’t find a more idyllic location on the planet. This haven of peace and tranquillity is well known throughout the world, with the overwater villas instantly recognisable as the St Regis Resort.
Off the water and onto the island, your experience will continue to be unique with fantastic restaurants fusing worldwide foods with authentic Polynesian cuisine, whilst the spa will only make you fall in love with the St Regis even more.
Montage Laguna Beach, California
Across the other side of the U.S. from Ocean House, Montage Laguna Beach in California is only a stone’s throw away from Disney World, and not much further to downtown LA – not that you’d notice.
A perfect location for days spent enjoying the quiet life before hitting the busy streets of Los Angeles, the hotel has elegant and spacious suites, whilst you’ll be hard pushed to find a better beach on the west coast than the private bay it backs onto. Dining in the hotel has all the glamour you’d expect with Hollywood just an hour up the road, with an award-winning team of chefs cooking up a mouth-watering menu of seafood dishes.Add a comment Add a comment