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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. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. 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

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

  2. Tara

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

    • Carmen Edelson

      I do too, Tara 🙂

  3. 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

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

  4. 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

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

  5. Heather

    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

      I really like that too, Heather!

  6. 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

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

  7. Renata

    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

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

  8. Ayana

    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

      Yes, such relaxation and bliss!

  9. 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

      I feel the same!

  10. 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

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

  11. 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. 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

      Thank you so much, happy to share!

  13. 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

      You’re very welcome, thanks for reading 🙂

  14. 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

      Thank you, happy to share these amazing places!

  15. 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

      Thank you for reading, Ernest!

  16. 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

      I really appreciate it, Emmy!

  17. Hey Carmen, awesome posting! Keep sharing 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thank you so much!

  18. 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

      Sounds amazing, thanks for reading!

  19. Hey I found this very helpful in my research about it

    • Carmen Edelson

      So glad to hear that 🙂

  20. 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

      You’re welcome, beach days are the best!


    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

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

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

    • Carmen Edelson

      Great recommendation, Ashley! Thanks 🙂

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

    • Carmen Edelson

      Will do, thanks for reading!

  24. 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

      Thanks for reading, Emma!

  25. Beautiful and romantic beach places for travel.

    • Carmen Edelson


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