Summer and beaches are inextricably linked, so it makes sense that we can't get enough of gorgeous beach resorts and hotels this July. We reached out to our editors to find out where they love to stay when they're headed to a seaside locale, and found some of the best beach resorts around the world that are now firmly on our bucket list. If you don't see your favorite location amongst our selections from Tunisia, Thailand, Tulum, and other international destinations, be sure to add it in the comments. We'll be updating this post with dozens more must-stay-at beach hotels before the Summer ends!
If you'd choose an evening of stargazing on a secluded beach over a hazy night of tequila guzzling, allow us to spill the beans on one of Baja's best kept secrets, Rancho Pescadero.
Forget the all-inclusive megaresorts, this boutique hotel, located just outside of Todos Santos, Mexico, offers a different route to self-indulgence. Daily yoga classes and bike and surf board use are on the house; the hotel's private, two-mile stretch of beach is usually empty (yup, no time-share peddlers); in-suite televisions are nonexistent; and the locavore-inspired menu takes advantage of whatever is fresh from the hotel's garden or surrounding seawater.
Still, Rancho Pescadero's slightly crunchy, feel-good mantra doesn't infringe on comfort or style. Founder and owner Lisa Harper melded her success in the corporate fashion industry with her penchant for flipping houses to create the hotel's earthy yet elegant aesthetic.
In the suites, mosquito-netted canopies, glass doors that slide into the walls, and thatch-roof terraces, provide stylish havens for relaxation.
Depending on the suite you book, you can enjoy surprise perks like private rooftop decks, jetted tubs under Mexican chandeliers, or full gourmet kitchens.
Keep reading to see Rancho Pescadero's most magical spots!
As the weather gets colder and colder, our thoughts are turning toward warmer climes like Palm Springs. We never get tired of spending time in the chic desert oasis, but sometimes we have a hard time deciding where to stay! Below are a few of our favorite design-centric hotels. Which is your favorite?
Where midcentury and modern cool collide in a wonderful kaleidoscope of laid-back good vibes.
If there is a happier place in all of Palm Springs, we have yet to find it. Color explosion!
Divided into a Greek-inspired section and a Moroccan-inspired section, the Korakia is a passport-free Mediterranean vacation.
If you love Jonathan Alder, you will love The Parker. Dapper, tongue in cheek, and totally chic.
Even though they only got engaged last night, we can't help but wonder where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will tie the knot! Neither the bride nor groom is known for being low key (ahem), so the one thing we know for sure is that the venue is going to be world class. In honor of the happy couple, we rounded up 10 venues where we can see the pair exchanging their vows!
Located in the Indian Ocean is a resort that has to be seen to be believed. White sand beaches, palm trees, clear waters, and sunny days that effortlessly transition to beautiful nights are the hallmarks of Niyama. As The Beach Boys famously said, you want to get here fast so that you can take it slow.
Since the days are always warm this close to the equator, consider staying in one of the stilt cabins that sit over the clear blue waters.
We have no idea where this boat is going, but we really don't care — we just want to be on it.
The deluxe studios have their own multileveled pools, perfect for late-night dips when the ocean feels too far.
The ocean pavilions are large enough to make a family vacation still feel like a, well, vacation. Niyama is currently offering an exclusive package for families, so when you have little ones in tow, this might be the perfect excuse to get away!
Located on a pristine stretch of beach in Phuket, Thailand, is a slice of heaven appropriately coined Millionaire's Mile. This coastal enclave is dotted with a dozen or so massive luxury villas, but none compare to the Villa Amanzi, a high-end rental with truly spectacular perks.
Aside from its epic views, the six-bedroom villa also grants full access to the one and only resort nestled in Millionaire's Mile, Paresa. Villa guests can use Paresa's facilities, including the spa and concierge service, and have access to a live-in chef and staff — all trained and managed by Paresa.
Its cliffside architecture includes open walls with boulders that actually protrude into parts of the living quarters.
Large folding glass panel walls open up the whole living area, making it an indoor outdoor paradise.
Though the villa is right above the water's edge, a private staircase leads right to the ocean for easy access.
State-of-the-art audio is installed in all of the living areas — even underwater in the pool!
Remote-controlled blinds and curtains make it easy to adjust direct sunlight, but a touch screen climate control system instantly cools the entire home.
After discovering this luxury escape on Welcome Beyond, a website that curates drool-worthy hotels and rentals, we can't stop fantasizing about spending a holiday here. If you're hungry for more vacation eye candy, browse more of Welcome Beyond's stylish options, ranging from offbeat and adventurous to downright indulgent!
The simple pleasure of a hot bath turns ultra luxurious when you sink into a foreign bathtub in a carefully constructed and impeccably designed space. If you're considering a trip, and the best pools or the best rooftops aren't among your top criteria, look for a more intimate simmering spot. These alluring tubs for hire will indulge your travel bug, induce relaxation, warm your body, and satiate an appreciation of exquisite design.1. Escape the mainland of Italy to Hotel Tragara in Tragara, Capri, and take in sweeping views of the Faraglioni rocks just off the coast from this deep, serene, and sturdy tub. 2. Who wouldn't feel at home in the glowing light and warm stone bathtub at Ett Hem, an arts and crafts private-residence-turned-hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden? 3. Make sure to book a room with a view at The NoMad Hotel in New York, NY, for a lavish en-suite claw-foot bathtub overlooking the Empire State Building. Restored by French designer Jacques Garcia, The NoMad mixes New York modern with classic European style. 4. Talk about an exclusive way to lave: the Singita Boulders Lodge in Sabi Sand, South Africa, is set on the picturesque Sand River in a private reserve. Vacationers have the choice between a dip in the pool or an outdoor tub.
We are suckers for a good hotel pool and are guilty of making pool-centric decisions when it comes to where to stay. Suffice it to say that all 14 of these hotel pools made the cut. Get ready to come down with a major case of wanderlust!
Whether you're on the hunt for a new watering hole or a place to take a cool dip, these rooftop hangouts require a stomach for braving heights. Combining stylish design with epic views, our roundup of not-to-miss hotels, bars, and restaurants capitalize on killer views. See the open-air hot spots that topped our list!
Located on Hollywood Boulevard, the Roosevelt is one of LA's most iconic hotels. If the name is ringing a bell, it might be because it's one of those places that pops up all the time as a place to spot stars. Turns out, it has a long history as a celeb magnet — not only was it the the location of the first Academy Awards in 1929, but both Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable called it home at one point. The hotel was built in a glamorous Spanish style, remnants of which can still be seen despite a major renovation in 2005. Take a look inside to see how old and new Hollywood meet at the Roosevelt Hotel!