Imagine drifting off to the gentle sound of the waves. Or waking up in the morning and heading straight from your room into powdery soft sand. This thought was enough to inspire our next holiday, so we decided to uncover where to find the world’s best suites on the beach.
To meet the criteria, all rooms and suites needed to be within a stone’s throw of the beach, offer the ultimate guest comfort and amenities, and be part of a truly luxurious resort. Our top five choices below delivered on all fronts. Continue reading to discover the best beachfront rooms in the world alongside breathtaking views, luxury amenities, private plunge pools, fantastic locations and more.
5. Palm Island, The Grenadines
Live the Caribbean dream on a private island in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Described as ‘An oasis of tropical serenity,’ this resort can only be reached by boat. Palm Island offers twenty Beachfront Rooms for couples, housed in ten buildings set side by side along the beach. Alongside a king-sized bed, a sitting area, and louvered windows, all of the 450 square feet suites on the beach are air-conditioned and feature a private terrace with Caribbean views. The resort itself offers a range of watersports, golf, tennis, croquet and more. Of if you’d like a special spot of R&R, make sure to sample the treatments at ‘Spa by Palm Island Resort.’
TOP TIP: Explore this 135 acre island, which features iguanas and birdlife, by bicycle or foot.
4. The Surin Phuket, Thailand
The Surin Phuket is all about its beach, and when you’re staying on one of the world’s most scenic coastlines in the world, beach real estate is essential. With the Beach Deluxe Suites, you’re fringed by the white sands and coconut palms of Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket, all with uninterrupted sea views, a sun terrace and more. On top of this, every suite offers guests a spacious veranda, a covered sitting area, a sun lounge deck plus a terrace so you can relax and admire the beauty around you. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves, or stepping from your terrace into the soft white sands has never been so easy.
WHAT WE LOVED: The Surin Phuket is less than an hour’s drive from Thailand’s Big Buddha statue.
3. Anantara Al Yamn Villas, Abu Dhabi
The One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa located on Sir Bani Yas Island sails into third place with ease. The Anantara brand of hotels are renowned for their luxury, and Anantara Al Yamm Villas do not disappoint. Both spacious at 76 square metres and furnished with luxury decor, each of these three villas cater to the beach-loving holidaymaker. Guests staying at the One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa can make use of a twenty square metre terrace, separate bedroom, a free standing bathtub with rainshower and a private plunge pool, all complimented by the stunning beach landscape of Sir Bani Yas Island. As Anantara Al Yamm Villas are located on such a serene getaway, there’s few other suites on the beach that can offer such a peaceful atmosphere.
TOP TIP: Take a nature excursion around the island, where you can spot cheetahs, hyenas and more.
2. Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
Coming into second place is another Caribbean pick. It has to be something to do with how stunning the beaches are there. This is one of these suites on the beach that offers everything you’d expert from luxury shorefront accommodation. Moreover, Antigua’s Galley Bay Resort & Spa’s prime location places you on one of the best beaches in Antigua, making a stay in the resort’s Premium Beachfront Suite truly tropical luxury. Another amenity in the Premium Beachfront Suite is floor-to-ceiling doors for spectacular Caribbean views, so you can relax on the sofa to the ambiance of the sea. As an adult only getaway, this is a perfect suite for romance, whether it’s a honeymoon or a couples’ getaway.
FUN FACT: Galley Bay Resort & Spa has been named among the ‘Top 10 Best Resorts for Romance in the Caribbean’ by TripAdvisor.
1. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Our top pick is the Ultimate Beach Villa: Ultimate both by name and by nature. Step into this beachfront property through an entrance ideally located between the Nikki Beach Restaurant & Beach Club and the resort; explore your exclusive area that features a dining area, three bedrooms and double sun-loungers, then relax and watch the sunset from your villa terrace doors. To top it off, the Ultimate Beach Villa features gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, a signature ‘MyBar’ customisable minibar, a large private pool, private chef, a 24-hour in-house host, an 85-inch interactive TV with over 10,000 songs and the latest on-demand movies and more. We’re just getting started.
WHAT WE LOVED: Everything. But a stand-out feature of The Ultimate Beach Villa is the exclusive “celebration” system with music and mood lighting, allowing you to pick the ambiance for each room in the villa