From the pink beaches of Bermuda to the iconic Santa Monica pier in California, to the golden shores of Bali or the pristine sands of the United Arab Emirates, it’s easy to find plenty of idyllic beaches to escape to all year-round. However, soaking up the sun in some of the most spectacular beaches around the world can be made a little more luxurious and relaxing with a stay at one of these amazing resorts:
Caribbean – Barbados
Set along Barbados’ Platinum Coast, Fairmont Royal Pavilion stretches in front of a pristine beach, regarded as the most beautiful and exclusive in Barbados. In addition to sunbathing and enjoying an array of water activities such as windsurfing, guests can partake in traditional Afternoon Tea at the resort’s al fresco Taboras Restaurant, overlooking the beach, as they embrace the island’s English heritage and this centuries-old tradition.
Caribbean – Bermuda
The luxurious Fairmont Southampton is perched on Bermuda’s stunning south shore, providing you with access to miles of pink sand beaches dotted with towering coconut palms. The resort’s private beach club, available exclusively to hotel guests, sits in a secluded cove and offers amenities such as plush beach cabanas. You can curl up in one of the beach club’s chaise lounges and enjoy cocktails and bites from the Cabana Bar & Grill. You can also stroll along the world-famous Horseshoe Bay Beach, a curved stretch of pink sand that connects to South Shore beach, located steps away from the beach club.
Caribbean – Bermuda
The beach club of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is the latest hotspot in Bermuda. Located a short drive from the resort—accessible via hotel shuttle—and exclusive to hotel guests, the private beach club offers a serene getaway from the bustle of Hamilton and provides relaxation with land or water hammocks and a dose of fun with activities including snorkeling. You can also enjoy the new beach club restaurant and bar with a menu designed by renowned celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Located along the stunning Kohala Coast, the 32-acre luxury oceanfront Fairmont Orchid resort is at the heart of Hawaii’s beauty. Beachgoers can enjoy a sugar-white sandy lagoon and aquamarine waters, along with an array of beachside activities such as Floating Yoga and outrigger canoeing. You can also rejuvenate at the resort’s luxurious Spa Without Walls, featuring oceanfront massage cabanas, and dine at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown’s Beach House located just steps from the shore.
Situated on Maui’s southern shores at Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani is Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury oceanfront resort. The resort sits on the pristine white sands of Polo Beach, surrounded by 22 acres of lush tropical landscape. You have plenty of beach activities at your disposal, from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking and can even discover the area’s marine life including tropical fish and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. As adults settle under Polo Beach umbrellas, kids can enjoy activities provided by the Keiki Lani Kids Club which include hula lessons, coconut painting and more.
Situated within 240 acres of tropical rainforest intersected by crystal clear waterways and surrounded by pristine Caribbean shoreline, Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya offers a stunning white sand beach for you to unwind on. You can choose to stay in one of several beachfront casita suites, ideally situated just steps away from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Exclusive butler service enhances the experience, as does the private infinity pool that accompanies each casita.
Nestled on the beachfront in Southern California, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is a stone’s throw away from the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Travellers can enjoy the pier’s signature attractions or relax at the Miramar Beach Club, available exclusively to hotel guests. Lounge chairs and parasols are available for guests to unwind, while an array of complimentary activities are offered to guests of all ages. Additionally, dedicated beach butlers are on hand to serve up delicious beverages, snacks and a full beach menu. Hotel guests are also escorted to and from the beach in a topless Jeep Wrangler or they can rent a complimentary BMW beach cruiser to explore the pacific coastline
Bali – Sanur Beach
Located along 200m of golden beach in the Sanur district in Southeast Bali, the all-suite-and-villa Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali is an ideal world-class luxury resort to retreat to for a touch of sun & fun. Comfortable reclining chairs and umbrellas dot the resort’s beach and guests can stroll along the uninterrupted 5km long footpath that hugs the coastline. Also, the Nyala Beach Club & Grill offers a taste of beachside dining with private beach fronted cabanas available for romantic dinners.
United Arab Emirates
The newly opened Fairmont Ajman is located in the emirate of perennial sunshine, situated along a 200m stretch of shoreline called the Corniche. Here, you can sunbathe on the glowing beachfront with soft white sand and enjoy a refreshing swim in opal hued and clear waters. The resort’s beach also provides ample sun loungers and cabanas, and water activities. You can also stroll along the Corniche and visit an array of sidewalk cafes and traditional restaurants, and swim in a sheltered tidal pool.
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