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The 8 Best Beach Destinations This Summer

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10-May-2023 Laura Curtis

The 8 Best Beach Destinations This Summer

Not sure where to head to for sun-soaked shores this summer? We've got you covered!

Are you looking for an unforgettable beach break this summer? Our team of Luxury Travel Experts are here to help you decide where's best to spend these warmer months, curating their list of their eight best beaches for your ocean escape. So, see below for some sunny inspiration!

Marbella, Spain

With year-round sun and beckoning ocean waves, Marbella is a vibrant hotspot in southern Spain. And Puente Romano Beach Resort is ready to give you the best of it! Take to the warm Mediterranean waters with a range of watersports or a private sail experience, lounge on the golden sands with a book or a cocktail or enjoy the seascapes from the pool. And after you've built up an appetite, there'll be a choice of 20 restaurants waiting for you: from the iconic dishes of Nobu to the 'la buena vida' atmosphere of Sea Grill.
Puente Romano Beach Resort
Puente Romano Beach Resort

Antigua, Caribbean

Jumby Bay Island is a stunning private island located off the coast of Antigua, offering a truly luxurious and laid-back beach break. The powder white beaches, lush tropical gardens and palm-fringed pathways will have you feeling worlds away from your everyday, but for luxury-living with all your home comforts is the elegant and spacious villas - all with private pools, comfortable living spaces and island style.
Aerial of Jumby Bay Island Beach
Beach and Pool Aerial

Bahamas, Caribbean

Ready to dive into the alluring island life of The Bahamas? Then Rosewood Baha Mar is your perfect getaway! This idyllic beachside escape offers something for everyone whilst embracing the beauty of the Bahamian lifestyle. Whether it's grabbing a bite of fresh ocean flavours, hitting an expertly-designed course for 18 holes or heading to the spa for a spot of indulgence, you can spend your days underneath the golden rays in absolute opulence.
Sunloungers on Rosewood Baha Mar beach at sunset

Sardinia, Italy

As a masterpiece of natural beauty and expertly crafted elegance, Hotel Cala di Volpe welcomes luxury loving sun worshipers the Mediterranean. Relax to the tune of the waves upon the sun-kissed shores of the 'Emerald Coast', where you'll want to linger a little longer. But if you're not one for lounging around, you can snorkel and swim from secret beaches or visit the chic beach club, Cala Beach, for a buzzing vibe of DJ sets and cocktails.
Hotel Cala di Volpe beach and loungers
Hotel Cala di Volpe

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Providing every opportunity to disconnect from the ordinary and discover Maldivian beach bliss, Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru is paradise found. Whether you're looking or adventure or relaxation, this oceanside oasis has it all - from pristine beaches that are perfect for sunbathing or cocktail-sipping to a plethora of sea adventures including snorkelling amongst manta rays.
Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru Aerial

Florida, USA

When Florida has earnt the nickname of 'The Sunshine State', there is no way we could leave it off of this list! And where better to enjoy the Florida sun than in the sophisticated setting of The Palm Beaches? The Breakers, Palm Beach has become a pillar to The Palm Beaches, with a long-standing history and plenty of stories, but today its stands as an icon of unapologetic luxury. Its private beach boasts a Mediterranean-style Beach Club with 25 luxury beach bungalows for daytime rental, and there is elegance in every detail of the accommodation here.
Sunloungers on The Breakers Palm Beach

French Polynesia, South Pacific

There's no fun in sharing, right? If you're looking for extreme exclusivity for your beach escape, then Motu Nao Nao is the perfect choice. The whole island, including its team of attentive staff and three beautiful villas, is all yours to hire with space for up to six guests. So, whether you're going on a couples getaway with some friends or if the whole family is heading to French Polynesia, this private slice of paradise is calling. Dotted with swaying palm trees and surrounded by colourful reefs, there are few getaways to be had like those to Motu Nao Nao.
Watersports on Motu Nao Nao
Watersports on Island

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The shores of the Seychelles have tempted many discerning travellers, and both new and returning guests will always find themselves falling for this enchanting archipelago. And offering an idyllic slice of this paradise is Four Seasons Resort Seychelles , set right beside one of the world's top ten beaches and owning incredible views with its hillside setting. With everything from reef restoration to creole cooking classes, how will you spend your days in the Seychelles?
Couple on beach at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Looking out from beach
Take a look at our Luxury Beach Holidays, or our online magazine, Elegant Traveller for more sand and sea inspiration!
Laura  Curtis

Laura Curtis

Senior Copywriter

Whether it's a short-haul weekend away or an exciting international adventure, I'm always eager for my next trip. I've been lucky to travel in abundance, and each time I come home, I bring back unforgettable stories that I love to share.