Where to Stay Near the World's Most Beautiful Beaches

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Holly Johnson
by Holly Johnson
Last updated: 8:00 AM ET, Thu June 7, 2018

Zemi Beach House on Shoal Bay, Anguilla

Anguilla's Shoal Bay receives frequent accolades for its powder white sand and gorgeous turquoise waters. Zemi Beach House, the premier luxury resort on the island, offers a front row seat to the beauty of Shoal Bay with an expansive beach of its own.

The Somerset at Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay is frequently named as one of the top beaches in the world and is world-renowned for its strikingly clear waters. Stay at The Somerset at Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos for family-friendly condo accommodation directly on this award-winning beach.

TRS Yucatan Hotel, Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya region of Mexico is famous for its powder white sand and azure waters. Stay at the adults-only TRS Yucatan Hotel for outrageous luxury, all-inclusive fun, and access to one of the most beautiful stretches of sand on this coast.

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort on Tikehau Island, French Polynesia

French Polynesia is notoriously beautiful, and Tikehau Island holds this promise as good as any other island in the region. The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort offers prime snorkeling and scuba diving along with beautiful pink and white sand beaches that will take your breath away.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion near Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

Bathsheba Beach in Barbados is known for being wild and beautiful with giant boulders and bright blue waters flanking its powder white sand. Stay at nearby Fairmont Royal Pavilion for newly renovated rooms, proximity to several beaches, and great views.

Casa Angelina near Marina di Praia, Praiano, Italy

Praiano, Italy may not be as popular with tourists as nearby Positano, but it's just as beautiful and much more affordable. It also has a better swimming beach with sand instead of pebbles. Stay at Casa Angelina for a unique boutique hotel experience and access to Praiano's Marina di Praia.

The Reefs Resort & Club near Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Bermuda is known for its jaw-dropping pink sand beaches, including famous Horseshoe Bay. This stretch of sand features hidden coves, giant boulders, and dramatic cliffs. Stay at The Reefs Resort & Club for access to this beautiful beach and its insanely clear waters.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Manchebo Beach, Aruba

Aruba is world famous for its white sand beaches and multi-hued turquoise waters. If you want the Aruba experience without all the crowds, however, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Manchebo Beach in Aruba offers adults-only quiet away from bustling Palm Beach.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Maui

Maui has a reputation for being breathtakingly beautiful, and the beach outside the Four Seasons Resort Maui lives up to the hype. This stretch of sand is ideal for swimming and stand up paddle boarding while offering epic views of mountains nearby.

Eden Rock, St. Barths

St. Barths has gorgeous white sand beaches set among dramatic rock formations and cliffs. Stay at the Eden Rock in St. Barths for opulent lodging and five-star pampering along one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the entire island.

Mead’s Bay Beach Villas on Mead’s Bay, Anguilla

Mead's Bay is one of Anguilla's most beautiful beaches, but it's also one of its least busy stretches of shore. Stay at one of Mead's Bay Beach Villas four luxury villas for access to this white sand paradise and your own private plunge pool.

Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro's Hotel Fasano sits at the edge of Ipanema with Morro two brothers and Corcovado in the distance. The property's beach offers huge waves ideal for surfing, soft white sand, and iconic natural scenery that you will only find in Rio.

Soneva Fushi, Maldives

The Maldives are notorious for their beauty and seclusion, but also for the island's powder white sand beaches and endless ocean wildlife. Soneva Fushi offers villas and bungalows along the shores of its own private atoll beach, which is one of the most beautiful in the world.

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa in Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve region of Portugal is known for its expansive rocky beaches and whitewashed fishing villages. The Bela Vista Hotel & Spa sits along a secluded stretch of this elegant waterfront and offers an array of unique rooms and suites infused with their own character.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Palm Beach in Aruba

Aruba's Palm Beach may be busy with hotels, restaurants, and nightlife, but it is still one of the most scenic stretches of beach in the Caribbean. The soft white sand and turquoise waters outside the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino make this resort a hard one to leave.

Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora

French Polynesia is known for its shocking clear water and exotic islands, the most luxurious of which is Bora Bora. The Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora offers overwater bungalows and oceanfront villas with blindingly white sand and the island's best views of Mt. Otemanu.

The St. Regis Bali, Indonesia

The St. Regis Bali is a tropical paradise featuring a palm-lined beachfront with stunning views of the water and lush greenery. The beach here is well known for its luxury lounge space and clear water which is teeming with sea life.

The Brando, Tetiaroa

The Brando is an all-inclusive luxury resort that sits on Tetiaroa, an island composed of a dozen atolls which is only accessible by plane. The beaches here grant visitors a closer look at pristine nature. Sea turtles nest along the shores here, while manta rays and exotic birds are always nearby.

Sandals Grande Antigua Luxury Resort on Dickenson Bay, Antigua

Antigua's Dickenson Bay features some of the clearest water and whitest sand in the Caribbean, along with hotels, restaurants, and fun beach bars. Sandals Grande Antigua Luxury Resort sits on the far end of the beach, offering all-inclusive luxury accommodation for adults and couples who visit Antigua.

Rendezvous Hotel on Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as it features white sand, turquoise waters, and gorgeous views of adjacent St. Maarten. Rendezvous Hotel offers a prime spot along this beachfront and suites with a kitchen that sleep up to six.

Paradise Beach Villas near Pinney’s Beach, Nevis

Pinney's Beach in Nevis has gorgeous white sand that shimmers in the sunlight, stunningly clear Caribbean water, and spectacular views of nearby St. Kitts. Stay at Paradise Beach Villas for a luxurious stay with your own private villa and plunge pool.

Kimpton Seafire Resort on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

It's hard to imagine a more pristine beach than Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman considering its turquoise, wave-free waters and soft white sand. The Kimpton Seafire Resort offers a premier spot along Seven Mile Beach, plus open-air architecture that gives it an outdoorsy, natural feel.

North Island, Seychelles

North Island is both a private island retreat and a luxury resort deep within the Seychelles of the Indian Ocean. This property features just 11 villas with private access to the vast, untouched beaches along with epic scuba, snorkel, and fishing opportunities.

Pink Sands, The Bahamas

Harbor Island is known for offering a magical sunrise, spectacular reef dives, and startling pink sand beaches. Stay at Pink Sands Resort for access to this beautiful stretch of coast, quaint ocean cottages, and infinite serenity.

Sandy Lane on the Platinum Coast, Barbados

The Platinum Coast of Barbados is world renowned for its white sand beaches, excellent seafood, and stellar sunsets. Sandy Lane of Barbados hosts numerous celebrities due to its beachfront access, upscale dining options, posh suites, and stunning private villas.

Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

Jumby Bay Island is a private island hideaway tucked in the West Indies. Set off the coast of Antigua, this luxury escape boasts soft white sand and palm trees galore. Stay in one of the private villas or at the resort, where rooms and suites offer understated luxury and unmatched privacy.

No matter which of these beautiful beaches you decide to visit, there's an equally beautiful place to stay just waiting for you.

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