Best Beach Resorts – 2019 Platinum List Nominees
Vote for your favorites through June 30, 2019
Whether your taste runs to the pristine Caribbean or the Brazilian coast, these seaside oases are the perfect place to take the sun. Help us determine the best in luxury travel for the 2019 Celebrated Living Platinum List Awards. Your vote will help select the top properties. Voting ends June 30. Read about the winners in our Platinum List Awards issue, on planes September 1.
Maundays Bay, Anguilla
Besides sugary white sand, tranquil turquoise waters and a pristine location kissing Maundays Bay, there’s a very special reason why Belmond Cap Juluca’s crescent-shaped beach has continued to lure guests for more than 30 years: It’s spiritual. “There’s a positive energy around this bay,” says general manager Tiago Moraes Sarmento, “and that comes from the Arawak, who came here a few thousand years ago and worshipped their gods on this beach.”
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Onetahi, French Polynesia
Discovered and purchased in the 1960s by actor Marlon Brando, the atoll of Tetiaroa is now home to one of the world’s most exclusive sustainable luxury resorts, set on a breathtaking blue lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. Celebrities from Margot Robbie to Ellen DeGeneres have visited the 35-villa property, which offers snorkeling, diving and excursions with naturalist guides.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Located on a private island, this expansive resort is situated on a stretch of white-sand beach and framed by Mount Otemanu and a stunning Polynesian lagoon. In addition to hiking and swimming with sharks, guests can arrange a secluded picnic on the hidden inlet Motu Tapu.
Kato Daratso, Greece
Each of the resort’s 83 rooms face either the sea or the pool, and feature expansive verandas with spectacular views. Activities include a walking tour of Chania’s old town, a hike through the Samariá Gorge, and a high-speed boat trip to a private island.
Nassau, The Bahamas
On a crescent of private beach overlooking Goodman Bay in Nassau, the Rosewood Baha Mar comprises 237 rooms, suites and beachfront villas done up in distinctive Bahamian style. Dining options range from contemporary global to Latin-American. Guests also enjoy a Sense spa, casino, swank shopping and even a sanctuary
for interacting with sea turtles.
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Thirty-eight suites and 110 rooms awash in white, plus 8,800-square-foot six-bedroom villas overlooking azure waters, await at The Shore Club, situated on Long Bay Beach in Providenciales. The Shore Club lacks for nothing, incorporating a spa, fitness center, four pools, two bars and three restaurants (including the Peruvian-Japanese Sui-Ren with fresh-caught seafood and organic produce, and the loungy poolside Colonnade with a tempting tapas menu, including conch fritters). There is even a yacht available for charter. Long Bay is the islands’ choice site for kitesurfing, and guests enjoy the free use of nonmotorized water-sports gear such as paddleboards.
A Relais & Châteaux property, the White Sand is on the lush island of Unguja, part of the Zanzibar archipelago. For a particularly choice experience, book a villa with a plunge pool, hot tub, spacious deck, rooftop terrace and butler service. The African-inflected Doors to Zanzibar restaurant specializes in sustainable and organic, while the more casual alfresco Beach serves barbecue and fresh-caught fish.