The Best Beach Resorts Around The World

From the white-sand beaches and calm turquoise waters of Seychelles, passing through the rejuvenating isolation of Oman to the rich cultural immersions of Thailand, beach resorts offer a profound sense of escapism from everyday life. Discover these 5 incredible beach resorts and hotels with Lartisien.

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Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas, Seychelles

Scattered across the lush tropical landscape of Anse Louis, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, the Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas invites guests to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This beach front resort is home to 30 villas, with some tucked in dense vegetation while others spill right onto the beach, with direct access to the lagoon.

The exterior appearance features typical architecture of thatched roofs and wood beams, where inside guests are treated to a classical tropical luxury décor of bright, open to the elements, with plenty of wood.

All the villas come with private terraces with splendid views of the sea, as well as their very own outdoor pool, and the services of a dedicated butler.

One restaurant and bar onsite caters to the needs of the guests. Tec-Tec Restaurant serves a menu that encompasses Mediterranean, Asian, and Creole flavors in a Bill Bensley-designed setting. The Sunset Pool Bar, with its decorated colonnades and red leather stools is a delightful area, with direct access to the beach. Guests can enjoy apéritifs and cocktails, as well as light lunches throughout the day. For wine connoisseurs, the hotel has The Wine Boutique, a boutique and wine tasting venue. The Winespectator magazine has recognized it as having the best wines in the world.

The Anantara spa offers treatments based on local herbs and fruits in the middle of nature. The Cocoa Pleasures treatment is a must with its nectarine and honey body scrub followed by a warming cocoa wrap (a powerful antioxidant), a warm coconut oil scalp massage and a cocoa oil candle massage.

Guests also have access to a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a number of water-based activities, as well as wellness sessions with yoga and Qi Gong classes. The spa also welcomes visiting practitioners every month for special classes, whether it is for Yoga sessions or Meditation classes.

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villa

Address: Anse Louis, Mahé

Transfer: 30 minutes from Seychelles International Airport

Opening period: All year


One&Only Palmilla, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla is located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the town of San Jose del Cabo, where the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) meets the Pacific Ocean.

The resort has a Mediterranean feel with whitewashed walls, almost flat clay tile roofs, wrought iron doors, floral and geometric tile patterns, and square turrets. The 173 rooms and suites are open to the elements, allowing guests to enjoy the sea air and sea views from their large terraces. The cream-colored interiors feature Mexican hacienda-style décor with studded wooden doors, famous wrought-iron chandeliers, dark wood furniture and leather panels decorated with geometric patterns and touches of ochre, red and white.

The hotel’s gastronomic offering includes 7 restaurants and bars. Seared By One&Only is the hotel’s grill and features the cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in an elegant setting of brown and cream marbled tones. You can enjoy wagyu and kobe beef as well as seafood and the chef’s signature caviar.

With its dark, exposed beams accompanied by blown glass lanterns and its opening onto the sea, Suviche is a hybrid place and offers a setting that is at once elegant, casual and contemplative. Suviche takes its name from the contraction of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s two signature dishes – “sushi” and “ceviche” – and offers Japanese cuisine with a twist, such as tuna sashimi with truffles.

The Agua restaurant is set in the palm grove bordering the sea and offers a charming setting with a splendid view. Its tables are surrounded by semicircular mosaic benches surrounded by flowering bushes and sheltered by large parasols. The Breeze is the poolside restaurant which also borders the shore.

The Spa at the One&Only Palmilla offers a wellness sanctuary, with a number of Mexican healing rituals, sleep therapy, massages and beauty treatments, with products from ESPA. Guests may also benefit from a state-of-the-art fitness centre, as well as Pilates and yoga classes.

The hotel offers an array of activities and adventures for guests and their families, including whale watching on a private yacht, horseback riding on the beach, diving and surfing, and even a desert safari in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Sierra de la Laguna. The hotel also has a golf club that extends to the beach.

One&Only Palmilla

Address: Carr. Transpeninsular, Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo

Transfer: 40 minutes from Cabo San Lucas International Airport

Opening period: All year


Royal Palm Beachcomber, Mauritius

Located at the very northern point of the island, spilling onto the tranquil beach of Grand Sable, the Royal Palm Beachcomber is the undisputed Grande Dame of Mauritius, having been an escape for its international clientele for over 35 years now.

Its 69 rooms and suites feature typical tropical décor. The rooms are bright, with touches of color added through the contemporary furniture, cushions, and artwork. The layout itself leads guests towards the furnished balconies, where they can enjoy views of the gardens and the sea. The true appeal of the Royal Palm Beachcomber, however, resides in its professional and caring staff, who will cater to every need that the guests may have, and always with a pleasant smile.

4 restaurants and bars make up the culinary offering of the Royal Palm Beachcomber. La Goélette is the flagship outlet, where guests can enjoy the cuisine of Chef William Girard and his modern takes on Mauritian classics.

The Royal Grill invites guests to take a seat on the beach itself to enjoy a romantic atmosphere and a delicious grill menu.

The Spa is a highlight of the hotel.

The slew of expertly trained therapists dispenses an array of massages and beauty treatments, in no less than 18 treatment rooms, using products from the famous brand Valmont. There, guests can enjoy signature treatments such as Reiki healing sessions, Respirology and Acupuncture treatments as well.

Guests also have access to 2 wet steam baths, a Leonor Greyl hair salon, 2 beauty salons, a barbershop, Qi Gong and Makko Ho classes (Japanese meridian gymnastics).

The hotel also boasts a fully equipped fitness center, a squash court, and 3 tennis courts, among other sport activities.

Royal Palm Beachcomber

Address: Royal Road, Grand Baie

Transfer: 1 hour 20 minutes from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Opening period: All year


Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Tucked away on the tip of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, shielded by the Hajar mountain range and the waters of the Gulf, the Six Senses Zighy Bay overlooks a beautiful beach in a deserted and mountainous setting.

The resort’s fort-like appearance of rough stone walls, thatched roofs, and rattan, blend with the natural landscape of the mountains. Inside, the walls are a cream color, dressed up by the different shades of brown in the doors, exposed beams, flooring and furniture. The accommodations have patios with private pools.

5 restaurants and bars make up the culinary offering of this Six Senses resort.

Breakfast and authentic Arabic dishes are served at the rustic Spice Market.

The poolside Summer House is ideal for evening drinks and hearty dinners.

Sense On The Edge brings French gastronomy to Oman, and the Zighy Bar offers an assortment of local and organic mocktails, as well as spirits from around the world.

The Shua Shack is the hotel’s signature Bedouin outlet, located on the beach itself, in a semi-alfresco setting, allowing guests to enjoy the evening sea views.

Sandy paths lead to the Arabic-style spa of the Six Senses Zighy Bay. There, guests can enjoy an extensive list of massages and treatments, with products made from local ingredients. Guess can enjoy such things as an Arabic-style hammam, an ice cave, and an alchemy bar.

The spa also offers access to a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel can also arrange for a number of experiences for guests to make the most of the surrounding nature, such as treks across the mountains, hand line fishing with the locals, private cruises in the bay, scuba diving, snorkeling, and paragliding among others.

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Address: Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, Musandam Peninsula

Transfer: 2.5 hours from Dubai International Airport

Opening period: All year


Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel Anguilla

Located on the southern tip of the island of Anguilla, Maundays Bay is a picture postcard beach with its fine white sandy beach and clear, turquoise water, almost unreal. It was here in 1988 that the Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel (originally only a beachfront restaurant), was established, bordering the entire beach. This hotel is for those who want to relax on the beach. The hotel promotes a “barefoot luxury” style that echoes the relaxed atmosphere that prevails throughout.

The hotel was designed by architect Oscar Farmer in a Greco-Moorish style with immaculate domes, arcades and colonnades, large windows with sea views and large pools and baths.

The hotel’s 108 rooms and suites have a fairly minimalist residential and contemporary seaside décor that dilutes Moorish inspirations: white, cream and dark blue tones, tortoiseshell tiles, four-poster beds and botanical prints. They have terraces where the beach can be admired from the sun thanks to the pillars and arches. The rooms, even the entry-level ones, are particularly spacious, starting at 63 square meters.

With 4 restaurants and bars, the Cap Juluca offers a wide variety of flavors. Pimms, the original restaurant that led to the creation of the hotel itself, is the hotel’s most romantic spot with its arcades lining the beach and offering magnificent sea views. A menu inspired by local Anguillan cuisine is offered here. Continuing from the Pimm’s building, Cip’s by Cipriani is a tribute to the iconic Venetian hotel and offers a casual Italian menu. Uchu, located right next to the hotel’s iconic emerald pool, offers Peruvian specialties made with ingredients fresh from Peru, and craft cocktails throughout the day. Finally, the Cap Shack is a beachside food truck, perfect for fresh summer dishes and rum punches.

The Arawak Spa has a swimming pool, a relaxation area and five treatment rooms offering personalized treatments using in-house products. The spa also offers a beach cabin for al fresco treatments and a wellness boutique.

Ideal for a tropical getaway, the hotel offers a range of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, as well as the opportunity to join local fisherman Shawn Romney on a fishing trip in the bay. The hotel also offers access to tennis courts, a basketball court and the island’s only 18-hole golf course.

Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel Anguilla

Address: Maundays Bay, 2640, Anguilla

Transfer: 20 minutes from Clayton J. Lloyd Airport

Period: All year


Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Thailand

Found at the intersection of where the mountains meet the ocean, the Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is all about providing its guests with an immersive sojourn into the beautiful nature of Krabi.

The 54 villas of the hotel are all spacious abodes designed by local architect Lek Bunnag, and pay homage to the region’s Moorish heritage. The interiors are complete with arched doorways, domed ceilings, as well as verandas and rooftop sundecks with views over the splendid Bay and the hotel’s gardens.

The hotel delights with 5 restaurants and bars.

The Jampoon is an intimate and modern outlet where guests can enjoy Mediterranean flavors and Western cuisine.

Sri Trang, on the other hand, is a fine dining restaurant, with a beautiful, dark decor, with a traditional Thai menu.

Lae Lay is a rooftop lounge-restaurant with a seafood menu and stunning view of the bay.

Plai Fah is the poolside restaurant with a menu of light meals and cocktails.

The intimate Chomtawan completes the F&B offering of the hotel with a lounge where guests can enjoy late-night drinks and snacks.

Finally, the hotel’s spa offers 11 treatment rooms, including outdoor terraces, vitality pools, sauna and steam rooms, and a wellness area. The resort grounds are expansive with a variety of activities available, ranging from enlightening meditation sessions with Buddhist monks to visits at the Krabi Elephant House Sanctuary, to kayaking in lush mangrove forests.

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Address: 111 Moo 3 Nongthalay, Krabi

Transfer: 35 minutes from Krabi International Airport

Opening period: All year


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