As we make our way into summer, we begin to gear up for a season chockful of warmth, travel, and plenty of fun under the sun. And what better way to do so than with a beachside getaway that will be the envy of all your friends? Be it the sun-drenched cliffs of the Mediterranean or a serene stretch of sand aside a deep-blue lake, there are plenty of waterfront locales that will inspire the ultimate escape.
And in this vein, we can’t help but look to the spots that have taken over our Instagram feeds, inspiring a serious case of wanderlust. So, if you find yourself in need of a little nudge to book your trip, we have a handful of breathtaking suggestions that just might push you over the edge. Take a look.
Porto Ercole, Italy
Aside from doubling as a playground for Hollywood’s elite, this gem has maintained its stature as one of the most beloved establishments since opening in 1870. Capturing the quintessence of the French Riveria, this one is all about old-world glamour and the effortlessly cool elegance we’d come to expect of a Meditteranean mainstay.
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Consider this the Bahama’s best-kept secret. Conveniently situated on the famed Pink Sand Beach, The Dunmore is comprised of a cluster of charming beachfront cottages set across a surreal landscape of bright blue waters and a vast open sky. This one definitely deserves a spot on the bucket list.
It has been dubbed as Hawaii’s most-Instagrammable hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Aside from the stunning display of pink sun umbrellas, it’s the resort’s close proximity to the beach and equally appealing pool that earmarks it as a must-see.
There’s a high likelihood that you have a snapshot of the Amalfi Coast pinned on one travel Pinterest board or another—and given the utterly picturesque qualities of the famed landscape, it’s not hard to see why. The Italian hotspot has solidified itself on top of the list of the most Instagrammable hotels and this view is all the proof we’d need.
If the thought of idling on the Grecian coastline sounds like an enticing one, then a jaunt to the island of Mykonos is one to definitely consider. San Giorgio is easily one of the best-designed spots on the island, combining the Greek isles’ hallmark whitewashed-minimalism aesthetic with natural textures and inspired details.
It’s safe to say that Malibu’s spanning coastline is easily one of the more coveted ones in the world—and thanks to the recently opened Nobu Ryokan, you have the chance to get in on the luxe experience. Designed to emulate a traditional Japanese inn, the hotel has integrated a handful of Western influences as well, resulting in a unique East-meets-West vibe.
Soak up the sun in this too-good-to-be-true resort that promises R&R to its full extent. Set across a white sand beach and crystal clear blue waters, the resort’s jungle-inspired villas are both eco-friendly and built to promote a spiritually-rich experience.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A relative newcomer, The Cape has quickly climbed the ranks as one of the most recognizable resorts in Mexico. Set on Cabo’s famed rugged coastline, the resort boasts no shortage of stunning views and a beachfront locale to match.
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