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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.