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It's time to escape to the beach...

Ditch the flowers and grab your swimsuit! As Valentine's Day approaches, there's love in the air. But as masters of luxury travel, our biggest love affair is with the beauty of the beach.

It's no secret that we're a sucker for sun-kissed shores, so we're sharing our adoration of luxury beach breaks with a roundup of 12 of our favourites, all with something special to offer you. Dive in and discover your perfect slice of paradise, because sometimes, the greatest love story starts with the sand between your toes and the sound of the ocean.

Eagles Palace

Eagles Palace's private beach beckons with Blue Flag-awarded sands and Grecian sunshine. Sit back and relax with complimentary use of sun loungers and beach towels, or if you can't resist the warm waters, you can rent everything from a pedalo to a power boat. But this blissful beach retreat goes one step further, with the resort's private motorboats taking you to a private island paradise in just ten minutes! The Drenia Islands are a cluster of untouched sandy shores that are exclusively available to Eagles Palace guests, awaiting your arrival with sun loungers and snacks.

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

The golden sand of the Turkish Riviera is enough to tempt any beach lover to Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum. Set on the suitably named Paradise Bay, this sun-kissed resort is lapped by the Mediterranean Sea and doused in an air of chic indulgence. It's an ultra-luxe space, with sophisticated styling and the spirit of the Mediterranean, that's sure to impress.
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Aerial
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Aerial

Myconian Villa Collection

With golden sands, crystal-clear waters and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, you'll never want to leave the Myconian Villa Collection. Nestled on the picturesque island of Mykonos, this exclusive retreat offers something for every type of beach lover with its deep and exotic waters and vast array of water sports experiences. Whether you're lounging by the infinity pool, sipping cocktails on your private terrace, or indulging in gourmet cuisine at the Cabbanes restaurant, every moment at the Myconian Villa Collection is a testament to the art of seaside sophistication.
Myconian Villa Collection Beach

Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel

Set against the backdrop of the shimmering Aegean Sea, the exquisite Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel exudes an air of effortless sophistication and indulgence. The golden sands of its private, blue-flag beach stretch languidly before you, inviting you to bask in the warmth of the sun and surrender to the soothing rhythm of the waves. Plus, with exclusive beach cabanas offering unparalleled views of the turquoise waters, every moment spent at Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel is a testament to beachside bliss, ensuring an unforgettable experience of coastal luxury and relaxation.
Aerial view

Rosewood Mayakoba

Bordered by picturesque lagoons and a mile-long stretch of immaculate beach, the sustainable Rosewood Mayakoba is a true Mexican paradise. Surrender to the warm embrace of the Riviera Maya sunshine as you recline on a plush sun lounger next to swaying palm trees, take to the turquoise-hued waves aboard a complimentary kayak or venture beneath the surface to discover the mesmerising marine life while snorkelling along the pristine reefs. Plus, for those who don't wish to miss a single moment of sun, allow your dedicated butler to organise a selection of beachside activities - from breathtaking boat trips to private dinners on the beach.
Private Beach Dining

Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius

With its private stretch of powdery white sand and crystal-clear lagoon, Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius provides the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. If you're in search of the ultimate beach escapes, this luxury retreat promises access to both Ile aux Cerfs Island and Ilot Mangénie, the paradisiacal island exclusive to resort guests that is perfect for both relaxation and fun. So, whether you're planning to explore the spectacular coral reefs with the help of the resort's PADI-certified Diving Centre or exploring the Indian Ocean with an array of exhilarating water sports adventures, every moment at Shangri-La Le Touessrok is a celebration of sun, sea and adventure.

JW Marriott Mauritius Resort

Located on a stunning coastline overlooking the turquoise waters and the iconic Le Morne mountain in the background, JW Marriott Mauritius Resort offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and modern elegance. The perfect choice for families and couples seeking relaxation and adventure, the resort boasts luxurious accommodations, world-class dining options and plenty of beachside fun. From lounging on the pristine sands and taking part in water sports activities to exploring the vibrant marine life while snorkelling or diving, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the sun and sea at this Mauritian paradise.
Aerial Manor House

O2 Beach Club & Spa

Step into coastal chic and immerse yourself in the laid-back luxury of the all-inclusive O2 Beach Club & Spa, Barbados's hottest beach destination along the vibrant South Coast. Treat yourself to a blissful session at the 8th-floor Acqua Spa, where ocean-facing treatment rooms offer a serene sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation or lounge by the pool as endless ocean views stretch before you. But it's not just about relaxation here - it's about embracing the spirit of Barbados. Enjoy daily "how-to" activities, where you can learn the art of blowing a conch shell or master the secrets of mixing the perfect Bajan rum punch.
Luxury Oceanfront Junior Suite
Luxury Oceanfront Junior Suite


Escape to Phuket's most intimate and exclusive resort and spa, Trisara, where luxury meets serenity on the shores of the Andaman Sea. With its private beach, you can unwind in absolute tranquillity, discover the dramatic underwater rock formations and vibrant marine life with a once-in-a-lifetime dive with the hotel's dedicated PADI dive company or discover the unblemished, hidden coves of Phuket's West Coast on a luxurious cruise for two. Whether you seek adventure or simply wish to unwind, this exclusive escape promises an unforgettable beach getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and yearning to return.
Beach and Jetty at Trisara

Rosewood Baha Mar

Escape to an island paradise where turquoise waters lap at your doorstep and luxury beckons at every turn. Nestled within the vibrant Baha Mar resort complex, Rosewood Baha Mar embodies barefoot elegance, offering a sanctuary of exclusivity on Nassau's famed Cable Beach. Luxury meets Bahamian bliss in the meticulously designed rooms and suites, while the resort's world-class amenities provide a truly unforgettable stay. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, enjoy dedicated beach services as you participate in a variety of exhilarating water sports or simply relax by the infinity pool overlooking the beach. So, pack your beach bag and prepare to discover your own slice of Bahamian bliss at Rosewood Baha Mar.

Rosewood Bermuda

At Rosewood Bermuda, you can immerse yourself in a world of serene beauty and impeccable service. From the moment you step onto the property, you'll be captivated by the stunning views of Bermuda's largest private beach and its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Whether you choose to unwind in one of the luxurious rooms or indulge in a spa treatment, your experience at Rosewood Bermuda will be nothing short of extraordinary. Immerse yourself in the island's rich culture and history, explore the vibrant coral reefs or simply relax by the infinity pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand. With unparalleled service and attention to detail, your beachside stay at Rosewood Bermuda will be an unforgettable escape.

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort Bahamas

Nestled along a five-mile stretch of pristine, natural white-sand beach on Paradise Island, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort Bahamas, has long been revered as a playground for celebrities and discerning travellers alike. With direct beach access, you can effortlessly transition from your luxurious accommodations to the soft sands and sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. As an added perk, complimentary paddleboarding awaits, offering you the opportunity to explore the tranquil waters at your leisure. Whether basking in the sun's warm embrace, indulging in water sports adventures or simply taking in the breathtaking ocean views, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort Bahamas promises an unforgettable beachfront experience in the lap of luxury.
Kids playing on the beach
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Lou   Fox

Lou Fox

Content Executive

Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt to traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.