Written on 2nd August 2017

Escape to Paradise: The 10 finest beach resorts in the world

Nothing beats a luxury beach holiday. No escape offers relaxation quite as perfect as this. Your chosen hotel should set the tone, offering the ultimate quality, set right on or within a stone’s throw of those pure shores. We are delighted to share with you our favourite 10 resorts offering breath-taking beaches.

All of these properties promise a truly idyllic retreat. Picture shimmering cerulean blue waters, not a cloud in the sky, and sun-kissed beaches framed by gently swaying palm trees. Jet away from the stresses of life and discover total paradise.

Welcome to Paradise

1. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

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Experience sustainable chic and private island bliss at this spectacular Indian Ocean resort. The newest addition to the illustrious Six Senses family, Zil Pasyon is located on the island of Felicité, a 20 minute helicopter ride from Mahe. This awe-inspiring property will wow with its dreamscape scenery of granite boulder outcrops, jade-coloured waters, and picture-perfect beaches.

2. Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines

Beach Heading South

Simply put, there aren’t many places as beautiful as Amanpulo. This private island resort, located in the Philippines, is like nowhere else on earth. Imagine blissfully white shores, an aquamarine sea and a kaleidoscope of sunset shades that will take your breath away. All with that world-renowned Aman service. The ultimate “get away from it all” tropical escape.

3. Soneva Jani, The Maldives

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Prepare to be awestruck. By far the most architecturally spectacular resort in the Maldives, technically most of your days here will be spent over (and no doubt in) these angelically blue waters. Just a short cycle away is Soneva’s own picture-perfect tropical island, complete with heavenly beaches that you’ll likely have all to yourself.

4. The Brando, Tahiti


Welcome to Marlon Brando’s tropical wonderland. Yes, you read that correctly. This eponymously titled resort in French Polynesia is a jewelled necklace of twelve islets, framing a turquoise lagoon that appears like something from a dream. One of the most exclusive properties in the world, it offers 35 majestic villas, all guaranteeing the ultimate in travel luxury.

5. Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand

Aerial View Pansea Beach

In terms of the quintessential Thai beach haven, it does not get better than Amanpuri. With a name meaning “place of peace”, this verdant resort sits gracefully on an idyllic coconut-fringed outcrop, showcasing those heavenly views out to the Andaman Sea. Carved steps tumble down to a perfect crescent of sand, framed by boulders, the only sound the gently lapping emerald waters. Absolute bliss.

6. COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

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Escape to one of the most gorgeously chic resorts in all of the Caribbean. A secluded wonderland of white beckons, from the zen interior design to the squeaky-clean shoreline. We adore this hotel for its exclusivity, and that uniquely elegant COMO style. Spend your days lazing in the crystalline waters off the island, and experiencing a real sense of peace.

7. Laucala Island, Fiji

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Say “Bula” (hello in Fijian) to a true private island paradise. One of the most exclusive hotels in the world, this incredible resort boasts squeaky white sand beaches and breath-taking views over cerulean blue waters. This paradisiacal milieu offers the ultimate South Seas hideaway and a tropical retreat like nowhere else on earth.

8. Peter Island, British Virgin Islands

Deadman's Beach on PETER ISLAND

Whatever your vision of beach-blessed, palm-tree paradise looks like, Peter Island is likely to exceed it. Discover this illustrious property, located on a deserted private island in the British Virgin Islands. Promising complete privacy, and an array of achingly beautiful beaches, this resort will satisfy any fantasy that you hold for an idyllic escape.

9. Four Seasons Koh Samui, Thailand

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Located on an idyllic corner of Koh Samui, the Four Seasons offers the swaying palm tree and lapping jade green sea paradise sought by the luxury traveller. With its private caramel-coloured beach and bevy of beautiful villas, drinking in those views will come easy here.

10. Jumby Bay, Antigua

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Set in one of the most beautiful, undisturbed places in the world, Jumby Bay is an island of simple pleasures. Reachable only by boat, and with no cars in sight, this private isle of white-powdered beaches and winding paths is a one-of-a-kind hideaway known, quite simply, as the finest resort in the Caribbean.

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