Top 10 Beach Resorts in the World
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Top 10 Beach Resorts in the World

Finding your perfect beach resort just got a whole lot easier. With hundreds of incredible beach resorts to choose from, we have compiled our top 10, making it easier for you to plan your next luxury holiday. From beautiful private island hideaways to luxurious resorts on the beach, there is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a family getaway or a romantic escape.
BY Alicia Causton
Luxtripper Travel Editor

Handpicked by myself and our expert team!

Soneva Kiri Resort Thailand

With a private, pristine white-sand beach, Soneva Kiri Resort Thailand is an eco-luxury resort set on the beautiful island of Koh Kood, the island’s unspoiled rainforest providing a lush backdrop to its luxurious villas. Guests can enjoy both snorkelling and scuba diving, a private outdoor cinema experience at Paradiso, where you can indulge in popcorn and watch a selection of films all while lounging under the stars, and signature spa treatments. Explore 7 beautiful beaches on a “Seven Days, Seven Beaches” trip offered by the resort.; visit Klong Chao Beach, Ao Kluai, Koh Rang’s Blue Lagoon, Klong Han Beach, Ao Tapao, Klong Ngamko Beach and Takhian Beach - this trip can be a one-day cruise or the full seven days. 

andBeyond Mnemba Island

Situated on an exclusive private island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, andBeyond Mnemba Island is surrounded by glassy turquoise water and is home to a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. Connect and reawaken your soul by participating in beach yoga classes or relax and unwind with a beachside massage while listening to the gentle lull of the waves. Guests can enjoy private candle-lit dinners on the beach while taking in breathtaking views of the sunsets. 

Six Senses Fiji

Beautiful white sand beaches and glistening crystal-clear waters that are home to an abundance of marine life can be found at Six Senses Fiji, a luxury resort that boasts a selection of luxurious villas and suites. The resort hosts their very own Cinema Under The Stars on the beach, with gourmet pizza from TeiTei, ice-cream, bean bags and blankets, making the perfect cosy evening for families and couples. An array of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling are available, meaning guests can explore the paradisiacal island surroundings.

Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives boasts breathtaking white sand beaches and a crystal-clear lagoon, and is situated on a romantic and idyllic island within the Baa Atoll. With stunning overwater villas and tranquil beach pool villas, guests will be just steps away from the beautiful natural surroundings of the island. For those looking for adventure, be sure to take part in the many water sports available, including scuba diving at the diving centre and snorkelling, while those looking to unwind can relax in the overwater spa. 

Song Saa Private Island Cambodia

Soft white sands and crystal-clear waters welcome you on the private island of Song Saa Private Island Cambodia. With a selection of overwater and jungle villas, the resort is ideal for both families and couples alike. Experience the calmness and rejuvenation of meditation on the beach at sunrise or explore your sporty side and enjoy the many water sports available, including mangrove kayaking, scuba diving, and stand-up paddle boarding.  Take a speedboat ride or traditional long tail boat to the larger island of Koh Rong where you can indulge in a private beach picnic while admiring the stunning beach views. 

St. Regis Bora Bora

A romantic beach escape with beautiful views can be expected at St. Regis Bora Bora, its overwater and beach villas some of the most luxurious in the region. With three pristine white, sandy beaches and water sports available from the main beach, guests can spend their days lounging on the soft sands, kayaking on the crystal-clear lagoon, and cycling around the resort. Honeymooners will especially love the private candle-lit dinners and outdoor candle-lit massages that they can book on the beach. 

Carlisle Bay Antigua

Be surrounded by tropical greenery, azure water, and a beautiful beachfront at Carlisle Bay Antigua, a five-star hotel located on the south side of the island. With plenty of watersports available, boat excursions, and the option to hire a luxury yacht for a day cruise, there is plenty to do as well as lounging on the beach or relaxing by the pool. Couples can enjoy adult-only dining at Jetty Grill Restaurant, benefitting from Caribbean Sea views and the hosts of “Firepit Fridays”, which consists of old-fashioned rum punch and local Caribbean music. 

andBeyond Benguerra Island

andBeyond Benguerra Island, situated in Mozambique’s beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago, presents beautiful white-sand beaches and glistening turquoise water, its thatched accommodation offering guests a truly luxurious stay on the island. As well as snorkelling and scuba diving in the offshore coral reefs, the resort offers a rare experience of Dugong spotting for its guests, the area home to one of the last populations of the species. Guests can benefit from spectacular ocean views with private castaway picnics and sunset dhow cruises, making this an ideal destination for honeymooners and couples. 

Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort

Nestled along the crystal-clear waters and golden sand beaches on Mauritius’s coastline, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is a 5-star all-inclusive resort boasting luxurious accommodation and modern facilities. With plenty of water and beach activities to choose from such as windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling or beach soccer, there is plenty to keep guests busy. The resort even features private beach front villas with direct access to the beach, which are particularly ideal for families.  

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid, located on the tropical Pauoa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island, boasts a golden sand beach with lush tropical garden surroundings, which can be best appreciated through its “Spa Without Walls” experience; relax in an oceanfront cabana while listening to the calming ocean breeze. Beachfront dining options are available at here, with Brown’s Beach House serving delicious seafood meals with locally grown ingredients or Hale Kai Restaurant offering refreshing lunch, tropical cocktails and casual dinners.  

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Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort
Indian Ocean, Mauritius
Ideal for families and couple alike, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury beachfront escape set along Mauritius’ stunning southwestern corner, offering one of the very best all-inclusive experiences across the island. Each of the accommodations features a
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Soneva Kiri Resort Thailand
Tambon Ko Kut, Thailand
The five-star Soneva Kiri is positioned on the largely undeveloped island of Koh Kood, south east of Bangkok, in the Gulf of Thailand. It is Thailand's least populated island, and is a place of raw, natural beauty, untouched slopes, wild
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Song Saa Private Island Cambodia
Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Upon powder-white sands, with a rainforest backdrop, a translucent-water foreground, and stunning views over the Gulf of Thailand, sits the five-star Song Saa, considered one of Cambodia's premier luxury retreats. It's an enchanting and remote luxury retreat spanning the two
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