Destination Daydream: 12 Epic Beach Hotels & Resorts to Experience a Heavenly Summer

1. InterContinenal Bora Bora

Intercontinental-Bora-Bora-le-Moana-1Bora Bora resorts are world-known for having rows of bungalows right on the ocean, and the InterContinental takes the cake when it comes to having a beautiful property right on the water.

2. Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos

2It's not difficult to see how this Los Cabos resort got its name which roughly translates to, "Windows into Paradise." The resort's stunning beach cabanas are unlike anything you've ever seen: you can have a meal or watch a movie right on the beach while relaxing in your own private plunge pool.

3. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

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St. Lucia is known for offering a breathtaking view of the Pitons, the two “volcanic plugs” peaking over the deep blue sea. And there is no better place to get a panoramic view of St. Lucia’s mountainous landscape than the Jade Mountain resort. Click here to read more about Jade Mountain.

4. Four Seasons Koh Samui

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Prepare to dip your toes into the white sand and calm waters of the Gulf of Siam at this beachside resort. The resort is also just a boat ride away from the famed Angthong National Marine Park with virgin jungles and one-of-a-kind coral reefs. Click here to read more about Thailand's dream resorts.

5. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Seychelles

aerialThis resort's 30 cliffside luxury villas were designed to make the most of the Seychelles environment: a remote island in the pristine, gentle waters of the Indian Ocean.

6. Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

gili-lankanfushiWhy settle for a deck overlooking the ocean when you can have your own private deck right on the ocean? That's what this Maldives resort promises with overwater bungalows where the dolphins are your nearest neighbors.

7. Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali

ayana-beach-resort-baliThis resort is nestled in a secluded cliff with access to its own private beach. But if you prefer your beach time to be a little bit more action-packed, Ayana has one of the most famous beach bars in the world and it's near a dozen other beach-y hotspots.

8. Eden Rock, St. Barths

eden-rock-posterJetsetters flock to this beach hotel, complete with an art gallery, a star-studded bar and an open-air French restaurant.

9. Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Island

53da5c51dcd5888e145afd31_rosewood-little-dix-bay-virgin-gorda-virgin-gorda-bvi-101847-5With most rooms just a few steps away from the stunning but tranquil beach on the bay, you can spend your vacation at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay completely barefoot.

10. One&Only Hayman Island, Australia

OneOnly-Hayman-Island-Great-Barrier-Reef-Australia_4There are 24 beaches lining Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and this intimate resort is right smack in the middle of them all. You can count on this Hayman Island resort to provide privacy and relaxation -- whether you're enjoying a torchlit dinner on the beach or sunbathing on your own private pool.

11. The Reefs Hotel & Club, Bermuda

wbcaribresorts0715-the-reefsThere's nothing like catching the sunset in Bermuda: the blood orange sky and the pink sand beach underneath. And this beach hotel offers plenty of opportunities to catch it.

12. Mykonos Grand Hotel, Greece

tumblr_m337dakDoT1r2doe0o10_r1_1280How can you go wrong spending some much needed R&R on a Greek island? Make your trip extra peaceful at this beach hotel, where water sports are prohibited for the sake of tranquility.

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