Redefine Luxury with these World’s Best Exotic Beach Resorts!
Longing for an extravagantly glitzy all-inclusive resort experience? Or, hankering for a low-key secluded private island hideaway? Choose these top 10 luxurious beach resorts for your next exotic beach vacation.
Tropical sun rays knocking on the double-glazed windows to wake you up to pristine white sands disappearing into tranquil waters; alluring you toward mollycoddled snorkeling; prepping you for a lavishly divine spa only to reinvigorate you for a sumptuously toothsome dinner under the shimmering moon and stars. Does that qualify for a dream? Not anymore, because this dream has surely come true! These best beach resorts in the world 2019 are going to force you to upgrade your dreams:
1. Constance Moofushi, Maldives
Constance Hotels & Resorts is a name known throughout the Indian Ocean for delivering luxury experiences to its lucky guests. Constance Moofushi in the Maldives is certainly no different.The five-pearl experience of this Maldives resort, which is an all-inclusive resort, starts with one of the best private airport lounges around, establishing a luxe vibe before guests, even aboard the seaplane in Male, to reach the small, private island. It is a small island; just 110 villas split over water or on the beach, two bars and two restaurants, offering a fantastic choice of cuisine and drinks, and a huge stretch of beach with a water sports centre and an option for beach volleyball. Ideal for diving enthusiasts, this chic resort is within 30-minute distance from oodles of world’s best dive spots and has an excellent house reef. Along with an idyllic beach, a stay here comes with snorkeling and water sports, high-quality food and drink, and lounging by the pool.
2. Four Seasons Beach Resort, Bora Bora
The Four Seasons Resort at Bora Bora in French Polynesia redefines a luxurious escape. On its own sublimely private Motu island the resort combines ultramodern pampering with unsurpassed tropical beauty including a dazzling white beach, a blue lagoon, brilliant sunsets and star-filled nights. Its swanky treatment towards its guests starts as soon as they land – where all guests are greeted at the airport with a hot towel, champagne and flower lei, as they are whisked away in a private luxury boat. Inspired by Polynesian architecture, guest accommodation is in a village-like setting of over-water bungalows, suites and beachfront villas. Each has a large private terrace with snorkeling gear, high ceilings, teak wood furniture and large baths featuring deep tubs beside doors that slide open to the fresh-air and views of the lagoon. There is a reason people around the world constantly “re-gram” and post photographs of the coveted over-water bungalows of this one of the most exotic resorts in the world. You have to see it to believe it!
3. North Island, Seychelles
If it’s good enough for Prince William and Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for us, too! North Island, located in the heart of Seychelles, provided the backdrop for the royal honeymoon – and it’s not hard to see what lured the lovebirds in. All eleven exquisitely designed villas have been lovingly hand-crafted on the island from wood, local stone and glass along with thatched “ylang ylang” roofs. The extensive facilities on North Island include a 45m long main pool with truly sublime views, central dining area, connoisseur’s wine cellar, large lounge, as well as a rather special library built of coral blocks. There’s also a gym and world class dive & activity centre. It truly epitomises the freedom that complete privacy allows, the extraordinary experiences perfectly personalised to your preferences, and the service that is generously big-hearted.
4. Wakaya Club, Fiji, South Pacific
Wakaya is the jewel in the crown of the Fiji Islands and The Wakaya Club & Spa is one of the world’s finest tropical resorts, a private retreat that accomplishes an extraordinary combination of providing gracious living, sophisticated cuisine and unparalleled leisure opportunities in one of the most remote and pristine corners of the world. Fijian hospitality is legendary whilst outstanding Michelin star standard cuisine is based around the freshest local ingredients harvested from sea and land. The spa is nothing short of divine, the diving and snorkeling are world class, the golf course is gratifyingly challenging, private-beach-dining is out of this world romantic and the serenity of the whole island redefines luxury. Its guest list boasts names such as of Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Penelope Cruz. The rooms are equipped with all the amenities, but the true attraction is the island itself, with its coral reef, unspoiled nature and blue lagoons to explore.
5. Shanti Maurice Beach Resort, Mauritius
Shanti Maurice is a magical resort, set on the south coast of Mauritius, offering breathtaking views of the green-clad hills and Indian Ocean. The 61 spacious suites and villas are all ocean facing, having private pools and being surrounded by exotic private gardens, terraces and courtyards. The beach is always tranquil, since only non-motorised water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, pedal boats, snorkelling and kayaking are on offer. Activities such as water-skiing, fishing and scuba diving can be arranged further afield. You can relax and enjoy the authentic rum of Mauritius in the Rum Shed, the resort bar, where you can taste over 180 distillates from 36 countries, to drink straight or as a base for delicious cocktails.A fabulous array of pursuits provides families and couples the chance to do everything or absolutely nothing.
6. Oberoi Lombok, Indonesia
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Lombok is a luxury hideaway resort located on the secluded northwest coast of Lombok. It allows you to pamper yourself while exploring lovely Indonesian islands alternating between mountain biking tours, tennis matches and massages in the resort’s spa. It is home to a village-like secluded cluster of 20 luxurious villas and 30 spacious terrace pavilions set in tropical gardens. The hotel’s core is a triple-level pool, which leads the eye to a lovely private beach, which is only a couple of minutes away where you can go for water sports and diving. The hotel’s beach club offers kayaks, windsurfing, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diving courses and private boat trips with indulgent picnic lunches.
7. Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Set on a secluded stretch of powder-white sand and a gorgeous tropical garden on the island’s east coast, just 50-minute drive from the airport, Karafuu is one of the best resorts in the world and is the only resort where you can enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean at low tide. Each villa has two separate bedrooms with dressing room, one large living room, two bathrooms and its own private pool. Good food, ocean view massages, water sports and great relax on the beach: all make up for a dreamlike holiday!
8. Qualia, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Nestled in perfect isolation, on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Qualia and its resort precincts are designed to engage all of your senses whilst making the most of the natural tranquility.It’s an insanely romantic tourist trap which is easy to get to with direct flights to Hamilton Island, but feels about as remote as it may get. Positioned on one of the highest points on the island, 360-degree views that await guests from the luxurious pavilion suites (each with its own private sun deck or infinity plunge pool) are guaranteed to set hearts aflutter. From world-class spa, to poolside luxury, romance and celebrity check-ins – this Australia’s hottest haute hotel is palpably a bucket-list material!
9. Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
Many of you may have dreamed of a private pool exclusively reserved for you at your resort? How about a private beach? Guana won’t disappoint you even with the latter! If you’re not staying on the island, you’re not allowed on the island, simple. This private island resort – with just fifteen rooms, one cottage and four villas with a maximum capacity of about 30 guests – can take you to an ancient Caribbean of 200 years ago with uninhabited islands, calm & breezy beaches and wildlife-dense tropical forests. It’s truly a world of its own that offers a blissfully hedonistic experience. They also have a spa with a tent right on the beach, where you can have a manicure, scrub, or massage followed by an ecstatic outdoor shower. It’s arguably one of the best luxury resorts in the world.
10. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia
Tucked away within UNESCO World Geopark, flanked by a tropical rain-forest, limestone cliffs and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, this Moroccan style inspired haven is the ideal place for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic getaway as well as the versatile family-oriented retreats.The magical scenery combined with the breathtaking architecture, transports you into a completely different world, a private sanctuary where your senses will be fully indulged. They also offer trekking in the nearby karst formations and helicopter rides. Lastly, only unique to its spa, the Geo Spa, massages are followed by their eccentric ‘Raja Ratu’ (King and Queen) ritual, which is a bonding ceremony, where two spirits are unified by the sound of chants.