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The Top Best Beach Resorts - part 1



Great Beach Resorts


What makes a great beach all depends on the traveler. Some like wide, open beaches with throngs of things to do and people to watch, while others prefer deserted shorelines with calm waters. We took this and factors, such as unique scenery, beach quality and overall accessibility, into consideration to determine the world's best beaches.
Azul del Mar Key Largo Florida

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photo by David Nicolas
WHAT IT'S LIKE: Just past the Everglades is the six-room , Azul del Mar Key Largo Art Deco villa. The husband-and-wife owners stay behind the scene—breakfast (papaya yogurt, tropical fruit pastries) is delivered to your door, and guests can barbecue on the two outdoor grills. The property is decidedly quiet, thanks to its small adjacent private beach and an adults-only policy. Book the Garden Suite Caribe, for its Jacuzzi-jet bathtub and private patio. The Aquamarina and Celeste rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Florida Bay, tie for second place.

WHAT TO DO:
Snorkel in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park—which includes part of North America's largest living reef, located just beyond the hotel's wood-paneled dock. —Sarah Kantrowitz

Hotel della Baia Italy

Hotel della Baia Italy
photo by Maria Grazia Casella
WHAT IT'S LIKE: On the volcanic island of Ischia—famous for its hot springs and therapeutic mud—and outside the small town of Lacco Ameno, sits the , a chic, secluded, 25-room inn. The outdoor bar is surrounded by bougainvillea and lime trees, and the garden terraces off the first-floor rooms overlook both San Montano Bay and a private sandy beach. Negombo Park, across the street, has 14 outdoor geothermal pools of varying sizes and temperatures, all scattered over a rocky hillside.

WHAT TO DO:
Visit the Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae (Corso Angelo Rizzoli; 39-081/900-356; ), in Lacco Ameno. The museum houses ancient artifacts, including the Coppa di Nestore (mentioned in Homer's Iliad), from the ancient Greek settlement of Pithecusae. —Hannah Wallace


Pousada Sage Point, Brazil

Pousada Sage Point, Brazil
photo courtesy of Pousada Sage Point
WHAT IT'S LIKE: You'll feel like you're on the set of The Blue Lagoon at the Pousada Sage Point , on the palm-studded Tiririca Beach in Bahia. The two-story, secluded tree-house property is made entirely from Brazilian noble wood. Owner Ana Maria Pineiro decorated the 17 airy, rustic suites with four-poster canopy beds, Balinese accents, and—the big draw—hammocks on private balconies. Every morning, the friendly staff lays out a breakfast of fresh fruit, mozzarella, açai, and guava juice. Book the two-floor Mermaid Suite, with an 80-square-foot veranda and ocean views from the Jacuzzi.

WHAT TO DO:
When you've had enough of the beach, the staff will set up a rafting tour along the Contas River. —Clara Sedlak


Poseidon Hotel Athens, Greece

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photo courtesy of Poseidon Hotel
WHAT IT'S LIKE: The seven-story rises above a winding stretch of coastline between Athens and Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon. The 88 rooms are stylishly sparse: pale wood furniture, crisp white bedding, opaque curtains. Terraces along the eastern side of the hotel look across the road to hip Edem Beach, which is dotted with the resort's white umbrellas and lounge chairs. Sip retsina at the rooftop restaurant as the sun sets over the Saronic Gulf.

WHAT TO DO: The hotel is five minutes away from the Alimos and Trocadero marinas, where you can rent a boat to Aegina to see the ancient Aphaia Temple. —Ada Calhoun


Palazzo Radomiri, Montenegro

Palazzo Radomiri, Montenegro
photo courtesy of Palazzo Radomiri
WHAT IT'S LIKE: An 18th-century Baroque palace turned 10-room hotel, is refreshingly at odds with the flashy all-inclusive resorts popping up along the Montenegrin coast. It is located in a quiet fishing village beside a mountain-rimmed bay. Exposed-stone walls and gilded furniture make for rustic-luxe rooms, while outside, waiters carry rakija (plum grappa) to guests as they soak up the sun. The hotel can plan a private trip by motorboat to secluded beaches on the Gulf of Kotor, and will send you off with a picnic of local specialties, such as fresh figs and goat cheese.

WHAT TO DO: Some of Europe's best white-water rafting is close by in the Tara River Canyon—a UNESCO World Heritage site. —Shann Fountain

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