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The Best Luxury Beach Experiences

The Best Luxury Beach Experiences


Beaches are fantastic places. They provide you with the chance to truly relax, top up your tan, people watch, play and swim. The top-class ones I tell you about below are perfect for when you want to combine sun, sea, and sand with a touch of luxury and maybe some pampering or partying.

Getting ready for a day on a luxury beach

First, a quick roundup of what you will need to take with you to get the most out of spending a few days on a luxury beach. Many of these beaches are frequented by the rich and famous, so you will certainly want fashionable swimwear to pack for your trip. You want to look the part, so you fit in and feel comfortable.

Designer sunglasses and sandals are a must. Also, treat yourself to a fashionable new beach bag. It needs to be large enough for your sun protection products, a stylish hat, your electronics, books, magazines and a sarong or lightweight skirt and top to wear over your swimwear. But, not so large that it is not stylish and sophisticated. If you want more general advice about packing for a luxury vacation, this article I wrote on that very subject should prove useful.

Now, let’s take a closer look at some luxury beaches. Some of them are resort beaches. In some cases, only the resort’s guests have access to these beaches. So, please bear this in mind before booking your trip.

KiChic, Mancora, Peru

Courtsey of KiChic

Set right on the beach, KiChic is a lovely spiritual-leaning retreat. The beach is idyllic and the facilities top-class. It attracts honeymooners from all over the world, yet also caters well for single travelers and other types of holidaymakers. Very low-key yet sophisticated.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua

Courtesy of Hermitage Bay

A stay in this small boutique hotel gives you access to the beautiful beach. This is a child-free zone, so it is a tranquil spot. Guest particularly enjoy the fact that they can spend all day on the beach and do not have to leave for dinner. You can have it served on the beach.

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

Courtesy of Song Saa Collective

This luxury resort covers two islands. Visitors can stay in one of 27 wooden villas with private decks many of which are built out into the sea. There is also a small, pristine, beach. Spa treatments are also available in the small sanctuary spaces that are incorporated into the resort.

Caresse Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey

Courtesy of Caresse

This hotel offers every guest a sea view. The outside spaces are a combination of decking and beachside luxury sun loungers. Plus, of course, you have access to all of the hotel’s facilities, so you can enjoy lunch on the beach if you like.

Scorpios, Mykonos, Greece

Courtesy of Scorpios Mykonos

The Greek island of Mykonos has several beach clubs. Some of which like Scorpios are popular with local celebrities. This beach club offers luxury in a laid-back format.

Balneario Illetas (Las Terrazas) Beach Club, Mallorca

Courtesy of Balneario Illetas

This beach club experience is one that anyone can enjoy. There are well-appointed sunbeds that you can use all day if you like. But, most visitors split their time between these and the luxury spa and restaurant. It really is the perfect combination of sun, pampering and good food.

Stalis Beach – Crete

Courtesy of Stalis Hotel

This is a public beach that offers visitors the chance to rent luxury sunbeds at a very low cost. Included in the price is access to a safe for each pair of sunbeds.

If the above has inspired you, but you want more suggestions, just click here. When you do you will be presented with a list of 20 more luxury beach resorts.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Cynthia
    August 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    KiChic is especially appealing for having a pool that overlooks the beach – kind of the best of both worlds! I also like that Stalis Beach has safes available – as an often solo traveler, it’s nice that I could utilize that and not have to pack up everything if I wanted to step away to the water.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Yes! I love not having to choose between the beach and pool 🙂

  2. Tara
    August 25, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    All of these locations look wonderful to me! I LOVE beach vacations.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      I do too, Tara 🙂

  3. Jenn and Ed Coleman
    August 25, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Song Saa Island looks so luxurious. We have always wanted to go to the Maldives or Bali but the price can be daunting. I imagine that Song Saa might give you a similar experience with Cambodian pricing. That would be fantastic.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Yes the pricing is expensive but worth it, especially for a special occasion!

  4. Andy Lowry
    August 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve never been on a lux trip, it’s normally too expensive, but ugh, these places are so incredibly beautiful! I love the Song Saa private island – perfect for a romantic getaway.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Yes, definitely perfect for a romantic getaway, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion!

  5. Heather
    August 29, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I have noticed that a lot of times luxury beaches can only be accessed by resort guests and I actually like that. Keeps it from being crowded and typically provides a more upscale experience. Ooh I love Perú and would say KiChic would have to be the one on your list I would want to visit most!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      I really like that too, Heather!

  6. Alicia
    August 30, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I can’t say I have ever been to a luxury beach, or that they would want me with my rambunctious boys, but they look idyllic!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 7, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Haha, I’m sure it’s more enjoyable without kids 😉

  7. Renata
    August 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    How lucky you are having been to all these posh places that you are introducing here. However, I find that almost every beach is pure luxury (sadly, clean beaches – and clean water, for that matter – become a real luxury for all of us….) – the more deserted, the better. Leaving tomorrow for South East Europe, let’s see what they have to offer….

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      Yes I totally agree, the more deserted, the better!

  8. Ayana
    August 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Kichic looks like the perfect luxury spot to relax! If I had to choose one destination in your list it’ll be this one

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      Yes, such relaxation and bliss!

  9. Amy
    August 30, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    These are all worthy of inducing wanderlust! I’d happily spend time at any, especially the private island in Cambodia. To me, that is the ultimate dream in luxury travel!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      I feel the same!

  10. Becca Talbot
    September 2, 2018 at 6:25 am

    This post is really making me want to book another beach break away, now! I like how Peru is at the top of your list – it’s not really somewhere I’d associate beautiful beaches with, as I think more about the multicoloured mountains and Machu Pichu when I think about Peru. So that was a surprise! x

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 7, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      I absolutely loved my recent trip to Peru and Machu Picchu!

  11. Luna Anderson
    September 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    The Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia looks so amazing Carmen. I visited Koh Rong 2 years ago but I’ve never heard of that plance, it looks like Madives. I’ll try to go there in the near future. Safe travel 🙂

  12. safaritravelplus
    September 24, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Your choice of luxury beaches is really awesome and the fact and it covers not just one continent or location, and the photos say it all.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you so much, happy to share!

  13. Dirk Tiu
    December 6, 2018 at 8:18 am

    A solar rechargeable power bank is a great gadget to bring with you to beaches. Thanks for the useful tips!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      December 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      You’re very welcome, thanks for reading 🙂

  14. Kalman
    February 18, 2019 at 1:08 am

    This is really a fantastic article. Stalis beach is a wonderful place which I’ve ever visited. Monocular or Binocular may be great for beach lover.

    Thanks Carmen for your nice job. keep up!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you, happy to share these amazing places!

  15. Ernest Hamilton
    May 5, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Hi Carmen,

    I never had a trip to Turkey but for Caresse Hotel, I always consider it as Part of Heaven. I heard a lot for this hotel resort from my travel communities that all the employees are really kind and receptive with delicious food. I hope, One day I will visit that place. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 14, 2019 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you for reading, Ernest!

  16. Emmy
    March 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Carmen,

    You write so beautifully. Thanks for delivering an amazing article once more, and yes, I’ll love a beach vacation too.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 13, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      I really appreciate it, Emmy!

  17. BeachBox
    March 11, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Hey Carmen, awesome posting! Keep sharing 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 13, 2020 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much!

  18. alberto ruiz
    July 1, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Very very good recommendations, thank you very much for sharing, i would love to add to this info one place, i think is one of the most amazing and cool places in the cancún & isla mujeres area, its called park garrafón just google it its is incredible, lovely beach, small cliffs, zip lines, and the blue of the beach like the sky just wow.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Sounds amazing, thanks for reading!

  19. Scarlet
    October 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Hey I found this very helpful in my research about it

    • Carmen Edelson
      October 7, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      So glad to hear that 🙂

  20. Isaac Smith
    October 8, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Great Post! I want to go to the beach with my surfboard and will have fun. I am fond of this adventure. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      October 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      You’re welcome, beach days are the best!

    October 16, 2020 at 7:25 am

    These would be awesome for the after pandemic relaxation with family. Can’t even get out of house because of the pandemic now. Seeing this picture wash refreshing. Thanks for sharing them.

    • Carmen Edelson
      October 19, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      I’m glad this provided an escape, the beach is great for that!

  22. Ashley Vickers
    October 21, 2020 at 2:59 am

    thanks for the amazing information! would like to go very soon! Please consider Santa rosa beach also.

    • Carmen Edelson
      October 27, 2020 at 2:23 am

      Great recommendation, Ashley! Thanks 🙂

  23. iolanta ZAKHAROVA
    January 11, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Awesome Post! please keep writing more content.. really enjoyed reading

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 11, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      Will do, thanks for reading!

  24. Emma
    July 12, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Scorpios Mayconos has been the place i wish to visit once again. Thanks to share, you always share some amazing content.
    Thanks You and keep posting

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 12, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks for reading, Emma!

  25. Rashid
    July 15, 2021 at 4:58 am

    Beautiful and romantic beach places for travel.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 19, 2021 at 7:20 pm


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