It’s been a long winter, and now that temperatures are rising and everyone seems to be getting out their gams, the only thing left to do is to begin fantasizing about a dream vacation. On-the-water cabanas, 24 hour cocktail service, a bunch of world-class food and some pristine ocean water. We’ll take it.
Here, you’ll find 36 amazing beach hotels for the traveler, sunbather, snorkeler, or lazy lounger in all of you. **After seeing these photos, it will become your life’s mission to visit that hotel in Greece.**The rooms at Jade Mountain don’t have fourth walls, so they look straight out into nature. There are also plenty of infinity pools.
This hotel is only reachable by seaplane, and is a popular landing spot for ocean wildlife fanatics.
the Conrad Maldives is the perfect hotel for ocean wildlife fanatics. It has an underwater restaurant and excursions in private submarines, glass-bottom boats, and snorkeling.
Maui’s largest resort is the Four Seasons in Wailea.
It’s got golf courses, adult-only infinity pools, and has classes for any water sport that you can imagine.
This hotel is famous for its amazing overwater bungalows on the Pacific.
Imagine having the ocean literally right outside your door.
The Four Seasons on Bora Bora has overwater bungalows, pool cabanas, infinity pools, and plunge pools.
For those with extra cash, it even has a reservable private island.
This hotel serves “welcome tequila” when you walk through the door.
If you’re balling enought to book a villa, free margaritas, Mexican canapes, and an iPhone to call your personal butler are included.
Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Archipelago is near some incredible diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
The resort also has private chefs, private bars, and private beach drop-offs, for guests who prefer to keep things under wraps.
Over a thousand feet above the beach, the Ladera Resort has its own private plunge pools.
The rooms were built without a fourth wall so you can enjoy the sunsets.
The Maia Resort offers every guest a personal butler service, and is home to the island’s only gourmet restaurant.
The Reefs resort in Bermuda is an amazing place for those who love water sports.
They offer kayaks, snorkel gear, and SUP equipment available right on the beach.
The Centara Resort in the Maldives is built on top of an atoll, with suites and villas built out over the shallows.
The layout of this resort is truly magnificent.
Regis at Punta Mita has three pools (including an adults-only infinity pool), two renowned golf courses, and a private butler service. This sounds like an excellent way to spend a week relaxing.
The Ayana Resort in Bali is perched on a secluded cliff overlooking the sea.
It’s got one of the world’s most famous beach bars, the Rock Bar, which has been visited by plenty of celebrities in its time.
This luxury resort in Cabo San Lucas is known for its golf courses, spa, and whale watching tours.
Jumby Bay in Antigua has an infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean with pool attendants who will bring anything from ice cream to cocktails to books.
In other words, it’s your every dream come true.
The Southern Ocean Lodge is on top of a cliff overlooking the Southern Ocean on Kangaroo Island in Australia.
The best room in the place is a giant pavilion with an outdoor terrace, panoramic windows, and heated floors.
This is one of the highest-ranked family resorts in the Mexican Caribbean.
They offer jungle tours and excursions where you can swim with dolphins. At night, you can dine in some posh restaurants that have menus even kids will love.
The Pemba Beach Hotel in northern Mozambique has an amazing beachside bar, delicious restaurants, and plenty of diving and fishing.
This posh resort sits on Monte Carlo Bay.
It has a casino, a spa, four restaurants, and a nightclub.
Near the town of Laiya in the Philippines, this resort has a spa, a floating bar, and an infinity pool that looks right out over the ocean.
The W Retreat in the Maldives is on its own, totally separate, even secluded island called Gaathafushi.
This is how you really, truly get away.
This hotel runs five world-class restaurants, including two bars, a sushi station, a deli, and pool-and-beachside cocktail services.
A great choice for those who prefer vacation to be about eating and relaxing in the sun.
In the jungles of the Phranang Peninsula in Thailand lies this amazing resort.
It’s got 100 pavilions nestled in the coconut groves, a spa, and a secluded relaxation area along the famous Railay Beach.
The Rosewood Mayakoba features a spa, excursions to the cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes for swimming and exploring), and dolphin watching tours.
Situated just above the beach, the Four Seasons in Seychelles features infinity pools, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, and diving.
Perhaps its finest feature are the hotel’s dazzling tree-top villas.
On the legendary island of Santorini.
It has infinity pools, gourmet restaurants, and traditional Greek steam rooms.
Hayman Island sits directly on top of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands.
This makes the resort an absolutely amazing place for snorkeler and divers.
This hotel has six pools (six!), a private snorkeling pond, and a legit rock climbing wall.
For the lovers, the bar at the hotel serves an “aphrodisiac martini.”.
The best part about this hotel is that is is near five beaches, in addition to four pools and a spa.
Famously, this hotel was featured in The Shawshank Redemption – yes, it’s really that beautiful and yes, it’s real.
It sits on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Eden Rock in St.
Barths is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, on one of the most beautiful beaches. It is even home to the Ocean Way music recording studio, where musicians such as Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello have recorded.
The Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo sits on a hillside and offers zip-lining tours for the more adventurous guests.
It also boasts an unusual menu feature: appetizers infused with meteorite dust.
La Casa Que Canta is in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
This quaint cliffside hotel only has 25 rooms, but it ranked as one of the best hotels in the world.
The “White Coral” Hotel is on the island of Kauai.
The hotel offers a variety of activities to guests, including whale-watching and windsurfing.
The Four Seasons at Manele Bay on the island of Lanai has golf courses that overlook the Pacific.
The resort also offers volunteer tourism programs for its guests, meaning you can stay for free if you commit a little work to the hotel.