Platinum List 2019: Best Beach Resorts
Belmond Cap Juluca, Conrad Boro Bora Nui, Rosewood Baha Mar, The Shore Club, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Whether your taste runs to the pristine Caribbean or Bora Bora's gentle oceans, these seaside oases are the perfect place to take the sun.
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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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.
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.