Do you ever dream about spending a stress-free weekend in an amazing beachfront villa hotel?
Us too (nonstop every day all day).
We were looking over the categories at this year’s World Travel Awards and there was a category that caught our eye: The World’s Leading Hotel Beach Villas (so many words to love in a single category name).
These are hotels that just happen to be by the beach in exotic locations, where the emphasis is on making the guest as relaxed as possible.
Just take a look at these nominees, the Top 5 Beach Resorts in the World.
1. Beach Villa @ Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa
“All the accommodations at Sofitel overlook the sea, the palm or the resort. Each one offers a flat-screen TV, a minibar, coffee and tea amenities, a wardrobe and a Bose station. The suites and the apartments include a living room complete with a dining area and en-suite bathrooms that offer Lanvin or Hermes amenities.”
Restaurants offering various cuisines, from French to Asian and Italian delicacies. Porter House offers succulent steaks and grills while Maui Beach serves cocktails by the beachside.
The Spa at the Sofitel offers 28 treatments rooms, seawater pool, sauna and French beauty treatments including massages and deep relaxation rooms. There is also a high-tech gym equipped with the state-of-the-art cardio machines.
For adventurous activities, guests have access to a boat jetty and 2 tennis courts.
2. Beachfront Villas @ One&Only The Palm, Dubai
“The One&Only features spacious rooms, suites and villas that are either situated within the hotel’s Manor House or in private Beach Villas. The rooms and suites overlook the main pool and the palm-shaded terraces. The Beach Villas offer direct beach access and personalized service.”
A choice of 3 restaurants, which includes the over-water Marina Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. Guests can also venture out by water taxi to the One&Only Royal Mirage to have dinner at any of its 7 restaurants.
Activities include golfing, water sports and excursions.
The resort’s One&Only Spa is set amidst outdoor gardens and features its own pool and 8 private treatment suites.
3. Beachfront Villas @ Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
“Set between the mountains and a 1.6-kilometre private beach on Zighy Bay, this village-style resort offers luxury villas with private pools and a comprehensive spa and wellness center including Moroccan hammams.”
A restaurant serving modern gourmet cuisine, Sense on the Edge, is located 293 m above the sea level, presenting panoramic views over the Gulf of Oman.
Six Senses Zighy Bay features extra large villas in traditional Omani style, with flat-screen TVs, home theatre systems and poolside dining areas.
Some villas have a wine cellar, and private massage rooms.
Private. Massage. Rooms.
4. Sugar Beach Luxury Villas @ Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia
“Located in beautiful grounds overlooking Pitons Bay, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort offers luxurious accommodation with views of the surrounding valley. Set on Sugar Beach, it features a spa, outdoor pool and 3 restaurants.”
Villas with private plunge pools or swimming pools. All accommodation have a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, a coffee maker and a fridge. All rooms come with complimentary Piton beer, soda and water.
The on-site spa is set amongst the plantation’s lush gardens and next to a stream. It features a hot tub and a Temazcal outdoor sauna.
Treatments include wraps, massage and facials.
5. Villas @ Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
“Set on the untouched island paradise of Con Dao, about 230 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Six Senses features luxurious villas with private infinity pools and unobstructed views of the sea. It boasts a private beachfront, day spa and fitness facilities.”
Guests of the resort can enjoy butler service from their rooms at their convenience. Free WiFi, of course.
Lazy afternoons can be spent in the library lounge or diving in the sparkling ocean or pool waters.
Guests have the choice of eating in the Six Senses restaurant, private beach area or in the comfort of their own villas.
And of course, all these hotels are bookable on Dohop’s hotel search 😉