There’s nothing more alluring than gentle winds brushing against your sun-kissed cheeks in a vast oceanic paradise. From time to time, our strenuous muscles yearn to feel the joy and luxury of retreating from the thronged city hustle and letting loose in some far away pristine beach, where you can go on long sunset walks to feel the sand on your toes and a Mojito to cool your city strained nerves. Feels like paradise, right?
What more could you ask for if you could enjoy the same in the delight of a beach front resort? You can’t say no to that! Hence, we are pleased to curate an exclusive list of the best exotic beach resorts for you; so that the next time you plan a getaway, it twirls into an affair to remember!
Mykonos Grand Hotel And Resort, Greece
In harmony with the ecstatic and surreal Greek blue water setting, rises this world class luxurious Mykonos Grand Hotel, that offers a dreamy ambiance with copious amount of adventure, romance and leisure. Situated in the picturesque Mykonos island, mythologically famous as the home of Lord Apollo, this magnificent beach resort effortlessly captures the charming landscape and stunning Greek architecture with its unique Aegan light. Merely 12 minutes from Mykonos Airport, an essentially private and quiet beach; the Mykonos is a quintessential retreat for honeymoon trips and soothing getaways.
Here, rooms are available in the form of Superior and Premium seafront villas. The resort houses an exquisite open air dining room named Dolphins of Delos flaunting panoramic sea views, a huge 500sqm sea water pool with an ideal setting for afternoon siestas, a fitness center with personal trainers and an exotic Althea Spa center providing natural treatments ensembled from ancient Greek traditions. In addition, it also showcases spectacular indoor and outdoor venues for corporate meetings, events and festive occasions.
Average Starting Price: INR 16500/-*
There are plenty of beach resorts in Goa, and then there’s Taj Exotica! In the midst of the party capital city of Goa, lies this regal resort, which is a massive 56 acres luxury retreat featuring plush gardens in Benaulim, South Goa, where time resembles a tropical beat. Located 40 minutes from the airport, this exotic sea front haven is divided into large garden villas and sea view deluxe, premium and luxury rooms with personal plunge pools adorned with archaic architecture, vibrant flower lined courtyards and a sunlit atrium exemplary for a perfect laidback holiday.
Each year, it entices scores of travelers, tourists and corporates alike, with its striking venues specially crafted for social dos, conferences, business meetings and conventions. Their ballroom is one of the largest banquet halls in Goa, ideal for destination weddings. You may lay around in their pool to pacify your distressed muscles, enjoy palatial self gratification at their exclusive Ayurveda sanctuary, or simply spend a sporty weekend playing golf, cricket, badminton or archery. This extravagant five star resort also arranges various tours and activities to suit your myriad interests .
Average Starting Price: INR 16000/- *
Dubai Marine Beach Resort And Spa, Dubai
Situated at the dawn of the most prominent area of the highrise city at Jumeira Beach Road, this flamboyant beach resort is simply 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and minutes apart from the imposing Burj Khalifa and the lofty Dubai Mall. The hotel redefines business and pleasure with its extensive range of world class amenities to suit your lavish needs. The resort suites are divided into Standard, Balcony, Family Rooms and Junior and Executive Suites with outside Jacuzzis for excellent mollycoddling.
This glorious resort boasts an eclectic range of Italian restaurants, Arabian cafes on the gulf shores, roof top cafes with live entertainment and a vast Beach Bar amidst abundant tropical gardens on one side and the Arabian sea on the other.
The Dubai Marine Beach recently opened a fancy new restaurant called Club Boudoir to seduce you with its glamour, finesse and an air of romance with a twirl of Baroque arrogance. Apart from the must sought after Aroma Spa and the gym center, Fahrenheit Beachsports is their brand new addition that hosts an extensive range of water sports activities to keep your adrenaline rushing.
Average Starting Price- INR 16000/-*
The Great Barrier Reef Resort, Lizard Island, Australia
Truly isolated from the rest of the world amidst 24 powdery white sand beaches, the Lizard Island is a world class Australian vacation that only the fortunate few can avail. Situated directly on the Great barrier Reef and accessible only via private charter from the Cairns Airport in Northern Queensland, here, you have the luxury to indulge yourself in cloistered picnics, sunset beach degustation on private beaches, and enjoy five star cuisines at the beautiful Salt Water Restaurant. Chill in style at their exotic spa and soak in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef right outside your front door.
With panoramic views of the Coral Sea, the Anchor Bay and the Sunset beach, the resort’s suites are superlatively affluent with a variety of beachfront suites, oceanview villas and garden-view suites to leave you complete awestruck. Their Driftwood Wine And Cellar is a delight for wine and cocktail lovers as their menu presents an assorted range of wines and famous cocktails from all across the world. In a nutshell, this is the ultimate dream destination that you must go for at least once in your lifetime, if private and quiet luxury is especially what you are seeking for.
Average Starting Price: INR 77130/-*
Rayavadee Resort, Krabi Thailand
Located in the heart of the Phranang Peninsula on the edge of the Krabi Marine National Park, the Rayavadee is a tropical haven in its own. Built about 2 decades ago with the aim to balance itself in accordance with nature, this larger than life tropical resort stretches across 24 acres of lush tropical landscape and is surrounded by beaches on all sides.
A 2 hours 15 minutes drive from Phuket Airport, this eco friendly resort has beautiful double storey suites they like to call pavilion, nestled amidst mother nature with spas, plunge pools, exotic gardens and outside jacuzzis to tickle your pleasure buds.
The Rayavadee also arranges a myriad range of activities and excursions for their guests such as kayaking, speedboating, rock climbing, scuba diving and culinary arts. To top it all, those looking for a dream wedding open air venue can have their wishes fulfilled right here amidst the beauty of nature with stunning venues and heartwarming traditional Thai wedding themes. Food lovers will adore their beachside dining venues while antique admirers can indulge themselves in their exclusive boutique that sells striking jewelry, ceramics and home accessories.
Average Starting Suite Price: INR 35000/- *
The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa, Langkawi, Malaysia
Situated on private beachfront land, with shopping malls within reach and the jetty just foot steps away, this is one of those beach resorts that’s a perfect blend of tropical wonders and fabricated opulent delights. With stunning views of the sparkling Andaman sea, this luxury nest boasts state of the art facilities complemented with a super imposing infinity pool.
Their wide array of rooms and villas will confuse your likes as to what to settle on, even with the least expensive ones featuring separate living room space and private balconies, and ocean front villas to bask in the scenic views of the azure Andamans on your sunbed.
The beach resort also flaunts stylish six elegant spacious conference rooms which could be rewarding if you are traveling on business, as the Langkawi resort prides itself as a leading MICE venue with excellent facilities to make your event a grand success. Their Westin Grand ballroom can accommodate upto 400 guests! This luxury seashore destination also has bountiful of interesting land and water activities to keep you on your toes. Their stunning beach-nestled restaurants and lounges have more than enough for those looking for an exotic dining experience. In short, the resort is an endless basket of delights.
Average Starting Suite Price: INR 16000/-*
One of the best beach resorts in Maldives that guarantees a perfect tropical holiday, Vivanta By Taj accents bewitching views and dramatic sunset that curls itself with streamlined sophisticated accommodation for guests. With their own reef and shipwreck to explore, this resort is a dream destination for scuba diver and water sports fanatics. Land dwellers can wallow in the glorious view of the lagoon dotted with water villas. Situated on the Hembadhu island, less than 32 km from Male Airport, Vivanta By Taj is an idyllic luxury resort for families and couples alike.
Comfort entwined in class, guests here, can choose among Superior Charm, Deluxe Thatched Beach Villas and Premium Indulgence Water villas with huge beach side porticos and private decks overlooking the lagoon for a complete exotic experience. You can avail the luxury to rejuvenate yourself at the Resort’s Jiva spa and take out time for a blissful yoga retreat.
Go for exciting excursions, enjoy private dining, or take a diving course in their Dive Center; time flies in jetspeed here as you immerse yourself in Taj delights. The luxury resort also features exquisite venues for romantic dinners at the Sandbeach, cocktail parties and themed seafood barbecue nights with friends at the Coral and the Bar Beach.
Average Starting Suite Price: INR 45000/-*