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5 of the best beach resorts in the world

Beach destinations are still some of the most sought-after travel experiences

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By IOL | January 28, 2023 | Travel Leisure

When it comes to the beauty of nature, nothing quite beats the splendour of the ocean and watching the waves break on the shore. Whether golden sands with sapphire water or white sand and turquoise waters, your beach vacation will leave you relaxed.

Nothing is soothing as hearing the sound of the ocean when you fall asleep or feeling the warm sun on your skin with a light salty sea breeze cooling you. Add to that a fruity cocktail enjoyed with friends and family making the most unforgettable travel experience under the sun.

The list of beaches to explore and enjoy is endless. Here are some of the best beach resorts in the world to consider for your next travels, according to Adventure Travel 365. These destinations are low-key but still provide the luxury needed for an unforgettable stay.

Mulia Resort, Bali, Indonesia

A premium beach destination, Mulia Resort is a luxury resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. The resort is on a secluded stretch of white sandy beach and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Mulia Resort boasts an array of luxurious amenities and facilities, including four swimming pools, a fitness centre, a tennis court, Mulia Spa, and alluring dining options.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua

Hermitage Bay is on the Caribbean island of Antigua. It’s on a secluded beach offering guests the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. The resort is made up of suites with mesmerising panoramic views of the unparalleled beachfront location. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escapade or a simple getaway in a private corner of the world, Hermitage Bay is the place to be.

There are three suites options: hillside, beachfront, or sea-view garden suites.

Nam Hai, Vietnam

The Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai, Hoi An, is on the beautiful beaches of the East Sea and offers guests the opportunity to relax and unwind in style. The resort is made up of a series of villas that are set in a picturesque garden setting, with each villa featuring its own private pool. They are spacious and well appointed, with high-quality furnishings and modern amenities.

Inspired by the 19th-century tomb of Emperor Tu Duc nearby, Nam Hai is an all-villa beach resort where you can enjoy an authentic Vietnamese cooking class at the Beach restaurant, or opt for a “Follow the Chef” tour of the local food scene.

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, French Polynesia

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort is a luxurious five-star resort on the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

The resort is on a private lagoon on the western side of the island, and offers breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters and the surrounding mountains of the majestic Mount Otemanu. Choose between the 108 rooms and villas, garden bungalow, beach suite, or an over-water bungalow.

The interiors display authentic Polynesian style and architecture, and its accommodation is some of the most traditionally designed on the island. In terms of dining, the resort offers a variety of options, including Otemanu Restaurant, beachside or poolside Miki Miki Restaurant, Unaina Bar, and Poerava Gourmet restaurant. Other than that, you can also enjoy room service around the clock.

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

Twenty-four beaches and a lagoon is what sets Lizard Island Resort apart. The resort is in a national park and only accessible via private planes. Visitors can even opt for special activities like glass-bottom paddle boats, night-time diving, and a 24-hour tennis court.

Lizard Island is a small tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. The island is home to a luxury resort of the same name, which offers guests the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef in a secluded and exclusive setting.

The island resort is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling, with a range of dive sites and underwater experiences available. The island also has a range of other activities on offer, including bush walking, birdwatching, and fishing.

Written by ZamaNdosi Cele

This article originally appeared on IOL

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