The Best Seaside Hotels for 2017
Collected by Aislyn Greene, AFAR Staff
From a pod of overwater villas in Malaysia to a resort that proves the Maldives aren't just for honeymooners, these are the best new hotels for water-lovers.
Medhufaru Island Noonu Atoll, Maldives
If you thought the Maldives were only for honeymooners, think again. Soneva Jani, which opened in October, offers 25 family-friendly villas, each with a private pool and a water slide that delivers you into the turquoise lagoon below. Summer...
Bozbük Mahallesi, Merkez Sokak No:198, 48200 Milas/Muğla, Turkey
Canyon Ranch has brought its spa philosophy to Turkey’s southwest coast, 50 miles from the popular holiday city of Bodrum. The 141 minimalist rooms of Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya all face the inky-blue Aegean Sea. The spa and...
Unnamed Road, Felicite, Seychelles
Angra dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Less than a three-hour drive west of Rio, the 365 islands of Angra dos Reis are popular with vacationing Brazilians in search of white-sand beaches and azure waters. And when it opens later this year, Fasano Angra dos Reis, part of a new mixed-use...
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Langkawi is the name of both a Malaysian archipelago in the Andaman Sea and the largest of the archipelago’s 99 sandy islands. Two new resorts are opening up on the less-visited southwest coast. The recently opened St. Regis Langkawi has 85...
Jalan Pantai Kok, Teluk Nibung Langkawi MY-09, 07000, Malaysia
Located on Langkawi’s less-visited southwest coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi is flanked by an ancient rainforest and has its own private beach. The 90 rooms and 29 pool villas take design cues from traditional Malay palaces, while basket-shaped...
1, Keomoku Highway, Lanai City, HI 96763, USA
Lanai, a sleepy former pineapple plantation, has entered the spotlight. Following the island’s purchase by tech billionaire Larry Ellison in 2012, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai underwent an overhaul that reduced the number of guest rooms...