5 Top Resorts With Private Beaches For An Exclusive Escape
This year more than ever we've been dreaming of white, sandy beaches – without the crowds. There are luxury hotels with their own strips of sand and sea all over the world and, for those still craving isolation on holiday, a hotel with a private beach could be the answer.
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
Stretching across 143 acres, Blue Palace has no main building, but it is surrounded by bungalows, suites, and villas that are dotted around a gentle slope, leading to its impressive beach and breath-taking bay. All the rooms open to extended verandas, most of them with a private pool and all with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga island.
The perfect beach is the highlight of any vacation, and here our beach is at the center of our heart. Stretching along a 300-meter long private bay, our beach never feels crowded. Sparkling waters and a few meters across the UNESCO-nominated Spinalonga Island.
One of the longest beaches of Crete, the olive tree–fringed private beach of Blue Palace offers a magnificent sense of spaciousness and calm while private decks ensure a pristine and soothing environment always. It is home to the beloved Isola Beach Club -the ideal place for lunch and drinks until late, while beach service is readily available for a day by the sea.
Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez
Byblos Beach, a chic and relaxed beach club experience on the legendary Pampelonne Beach, offers sun loungers and a restaurant, serving light creations with Mediterranean influences - think grills, ceviche, colorful fresh vegetable dishes and of course salade Niçoise - served 12-5pm daily. As day turns to night, the lounge transforms with cosy hammocks, inviting sofas and soft music.
Designed by François Frossard and inspired by the nautical universe, the structure has environmental impact at its heart and is sympathetic and conscious of its surroundings. Plastic is prohibited, the wooden-only structure is dismantled entirely each year between October and April, and water and electricity is used in an environmentally-conscious fashion, ensuring waste and light pollution are never an issue.
New this summer, a second Missoni pop-up store is located on Byblos Beach, showcasing the Missoni Mare Collection. The store will be open every day from 11am to 6pm. Indeed the Mediterranean Sea is at the heart of the Missoni x Byblos concept, embracing a fun yet easy breezy style.
Porto Zante Villas & Spa - Zakynthos, Greece
Porto Zante is the leading villa resort in Europe where guests enjoy the ultimate privacy of world class villas, located directly on the beachfront, and exceptional five-star hotel amenities & services. Porto Zante has been the choice of famous clientele, including political leaders, important business people and artists.
Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort has 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level.
Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.
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