Top Five Best International Beach Resorts

  • by Nick
  • 7 Years ago
  • 2

These gorgeous international beach resorts were all ranked highly in the annual Readers’ Choice Survey. VIA http://www.cntraveler.com

ONE&ONLY THE PALM, DUBAI – UAE

item0.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.one-only-the-palm-dubai-dubai-united-arab-emirates-112572-1-1024

This resort compound of modern, sea-facing mansions (each holding six to nine guest rooms), private villas, and a restaurant wing (called the Manor, with additional accommodations) backed by a beautiful pool garden occupies the best position on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island. The 103 rooms come with calming beige and dark-wood decor, freestanding tubs, excellent South African wine in the minibar, and thoughtful, not just token, high-tech fixtures such as bedside headphone jacks so insomniacs can watch TV without disturbing a partner. At the tip of the outer breakwater, the beach feels authentic, with starfish and swaying palms, yet also with arresting scenes of Dubai’s coastal skyscrapers.

ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA, RIVIERA MAYA – MEXICO
item1.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.79-rosewood-mayakoba-mexico

Upon arriving at this ecological enclave “where there is never a rush to get anywhere,” guests are “immediately transported into relaxation mode.” “The architecture is stunning”: Rooms have wooden lattices, glass doors, and earth-toned contemporary decor, and some suites come with private plunge pools and roof decks. Yucatán limestone and renewable woods make rooms “warm, gorgeous, and private.” The “incredible and huge spa” is on a private island overlooking limestone lagoons and offers “unique Mayan-influenced treatments,” including the couples’ Sun & Moon Journey. Expect “a fun and unique ambience” at the Agave Azul Sushi Bar & Tequila Library, which serves tequila and traditional bites like shitake gyozas, octopus sunomono, and miso butter Kobe beef with “a gourmet twist.”

ONE&ONLY PALMILLA, LOS CABOS – MEXICO

item2.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.one-only-palmilla-los-cabos
“Nothing compares” to this beachfront re- sort where “the amazing rooms” have iron-studded doors, travertine floors, and painted sinks. Staffs—especially the private butlers—”treat you like a celebrity.” Expect poolside foot massages and margarita ice pops. After a day on the seaside links, unwind in a hammock. The open-air palapa-style Agua serves Mexican-inflected Mediterranean fare. On Friday nights, an astronomer takes guests stargazing in the Baja Desert

FOUR SEASONS RESORT BORA BORA – FRENCH POLYNESIA

item3.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.9-four-seasons-resort-bora-bora-bora-bora-french-polynesia
Sunrise views over the Pacific and sunsets over the lagoon and Mount Otemanu make this Polynesian village resort with a perfect-scoring location “the most beautiful place on earth.” Surrounded by coconut palms, buildings have leaf-thatched roofs and walls made of volcanic stone with mother-of-pearl accents. Perfect-scoring rooms include overwater bungalows that are “beyond words,” allowing guests to spot schools of fish below or gaze at the sky. Enjoy an outing on the resort’s catamaran and a passion fruit mojito at the pool bar. The food is “magnificently prepared” at the four restaurants, including Arii Moana, which serves French and Polynesian cuisine. “Every detail is addressed by the very friendly and efficient staff. ”

QUALIA, GREAT BARRIER REEF – AUSTRALIA

item4.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.qualia-hamilton-island-great-barrier-reef-great-barrier-reef-australia-109361-3
“It doesn’t get any better” than this: It’s the only property on this year’s Gold List to get all perfect scores. “I had high expectations, and they were all surpassed.” Pronounced kwa-lee-ah, which in Latin means “a deeper sensory experience,” this property is on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. “Relaxation kicks in upon arrival, with the first sip of champagne taken with a view of the other Whitsundays.” Hillside pavilions are spread over 30 acres of tropical bushland above the Coral Sea, and are designed to reflect Aussie style using local hardwoods and quarried stone. “The attention to detail is exceptional,” and some pavilions have sundecks and private pools. The Pebble Beach restaurant serves casual Australian lunches, while the more formal Long Pavilion is all about seven-course meals that include dishes such as the organic chicken with autumn vegetables and the Tasmanian salmon with whiting and enoki. “No request is too difficult” for the “super-friendly, super-efficient staff.” “Once you stay at Qualia, it’s difficult to stay anywhere else.”

  • facebook
  • googleplus
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • linkedin

“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

2 Comments Already

  1. Mexico look something serious!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *