Each summer millions of vacationers flock to beaches throughout the world in order to soak up some rays and to feel the soft sand beneath their feet. With a seemingly endless array of beaches on the planet, travelers have plenty of choices from which to choose. From the shores of Ramatuelle to the beaches lying just above the equator in Thailand and Malaysia, water enthusiasts won’t be shortchanged. Of course, just as important as the beach you ultimately select are the accommodations you choose. These exquisite accommodations are sure to enhance any beach vacation.
Emerald Bay Beach – Pangkor Laut Resort
With Malaysia’s travel bans coming to an end, guests from near and far are once again welcome and can enjoy a stay this summer. Set off the west coast of Malaysia on its own 300-acre private island exclusive to guests, the five-star Pangkor Laut Resort is a tropical haven among pristine ancient rainforest. Guests can relax and take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Straits of Malacca at the island’s Emerald Bay Beach. Located on the opposite side of the resort in a quaint, secluded area and accessible only to guests of the resort, travelers can relax on the white sand and enjoy a private meal or cocktails at the charming Chapman’s Bar. During their stay, guests are also invited to hop on board Pangkor Laut’s teakwood Oriental Junk and see the shores from a new angle. Evenings on the boat allow guests to circle around the private island paradise and enjoy free flowing soft drinks, house wine, and beer as they admire the island from the sea, bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun.
Plage de Pampelonne – The Muse Saint Tropez
For guests at the The Muse Saint Tropez, a five minute complimentary shuttle ride is all it takes to savor the sparkling turquoise sea. Plage de Pampelonne, the longest beach in Saint Tropez, offers beautiful views, multiple beach bars and clubs and the option to kayak or jet ski from April to September. The fine, white sand adorning the Mediterranean makes this local legend a remarkable and iconic site of natural beauty. After soaking in the sun, guests can return to the sun-blessed hills of The Muse and take a walk through the hotel’s three acres of sun-dappled self-sustainable gardens, or take a dip in the shimmering waters of the pool within the lush garden oasis.
Choeng Mon Beach, Bophut Beach and Chaweng Beach – The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Nestled within the embrace of a private sun-kissed bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is a premiere hotel surrounded by oceanfront beauty that makes for the perfect luxury getaway destination. Guests have many beaches to spend their days at during their stay. They can stroll along the powdery white-sand beach Choeng Mon, watch the sunset on Bophut Beach or swim at Chaweng, Koh Samui’s most popular beach. Travelers can also enjoy the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Swim Reef. With scheduled supervised fish feedings and immersive snorkeling activities, guests can discover more of the crystal clear waters and get up close and personal with the wildlife.
Bajau Laut Beach – Gaya Island Resort
Just off the coast of Borneo, Gaya Island Resort is fringed with rare flora, tropical blooms and lush, golden sand, allowing guests to experience the beauty this island so close to the equator has to offer. During their stay guests can spend their days on the Bajau Laut Beach, relaxing on the shores or swimming or diving among the coral reefs. The hotel also offers an exclusive Bajau Laut Beach Barbecue allowing guests to relish in the fresh bounty from land and sea as it is grilled in front of them over hot coals. The experience celebrates the cuisine of these sea-faring tribes while they wander the twinkling night sky through a telescope.