11 Luxury Resort-Hotels of World's Best Beaches for 2011

Below is a list of 11 Luxury Resort-Hotels seen in the beaches of Trip Advisors list of Top 25 Best Beaches in the World for 2011.  Style conscious travelers can truly enjoy not only an oasis of elegance as well as exquisite pampering, world class services and the ultra-comfort personal spaces, the real deal of fine luxury outdoors.

1. Providenciales
White-sand beaches, calm clear water and a bountiful barrier reef make the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales a hot spot for families, snorkelers and divers.
Entry to the resort is through a large reception pavilion that opens onto a central reflecting pond. Surrounded by mahogany trees, the pond is framed on one side by the Library and Boutique and on the other side by the Restaurant and Bar. The circular Bar offers a dramatic soaring roof and sea views fronted by the 50-metre (164-foot) main swimming pool and sun deck. (image source)

2. Boracay, Philippines
At only 4.5 miles long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike. But don't let its small size fool you—you'll have several excellent beaches to choose from.
Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa
Situated on one of Boracay’s hillsides, right in an eco-reserve, this 5 star international resort has a spectacular view of the ocean. It has 219 rooms, suites, and villas, each with its own 37" flat-screen TV, DVD player, and iPod dock, free broadband access, in-room locker, plus balconies and sea views with big picture windows. The toiletries in the bathroom are all from L’Occitane, which is luxurious in itself. The resort has its own beach bar and clifftop restaurant, as well as its own spa. There are many amenities within the resort, such as tennis courts, a free-form swimming pool, a health club, and marine center with diving facilities. (image source)

3. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
Inhabited since the year 1000, Aruba is an island rich in history and culture. Eagle Beach is an idyllic Caribbean beach, with white sands and turquoise waters, and is frequented by water sports enthusiasts. Palm Beach, on the island's west side, offers perfect swimming conditions and powdery sand.
Occidental Grand Aruba
Set amid the pristine white sands of Aruba's famed Palm Beach, the Occidental Grand Aruba offers 398 rooms and suites from which to enjoy all that this tropical island has to offer. This exclusive all-inclusive resort caters to an international clientele seeking an exotic island getaway and includes accommodations perfect for honeymooners and families alike. (image courtesy of Occidental Grand Aruba)

4. Negril, Jamaica
Sure, you can leave the sunny sands in favor of a crocodile watch or horseback ride, but when the main strand is called Seven Mile Beach, it's clear what draws most visitors to Negril.
Moon Dance Villas consists of 6 luxurious, fully staffed, private villas, ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms. Featuring all of the amenities of a larger resort, the service at Moon Dance Villas is unmatched. With a private beach, 4 pools, jacuzzis in every villa and lush gardens Moon Dance Villas is an ideal getaway.

5. Tulum, Mexico
Tulum is relaxation and romance with an ancient angle. Guests can enjoy modern takes on traditional Mayan massage and spa treatments, or sunbathe on gorgeous Yucatan beaches within site of well-preserved ancient ruins.
A romantic escape among Tulum luxury hotels and with its secluded oceanfront setting, beach-chic style, and not a single neighbor in sight, Mezzanine is one of the most exclusive hotels in Tulum, Mexico. Sip exotic margaritas, sample our famous Thai fusion cuisine, and let the days drift by…Mezzanine is a stylish Tulum hotel situated right on the Tulum beach, with a swimming pool, private guest sun decks, fun beach bar and massage cabana. (image source)

6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach boasts some of the best beaches on America's East Coast, which are distinguished by panoramic views of the Atlantic, calm waters and soft white sand. Ideal for swimming and sunbathing, Myrtle Beach also offers plenty of family attractions, making it perfect for beach-lovers with kids.
The Island Vista features luxurious four bedroom suites tastefully decorated with a Tropical British West Indies flare. All of the suites are oceanfront and offer spectacular views of the blue Atlantic. The suites are highlighted with interior appointments & Jacuzzi tubs in some of the larger units. Each suite also includes a large living room for a gathering area, and each bedroom is equipped with a TV and a private bath. The large master bath in these units offers granite counter tops, double vanities, a large jacuzzi tub, a separate shower and a walk-in closet as well as tile flooring.

7. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Situated on Grand Cayman’s west shore, Seven Mile Beach actually now measures only 5.5 miles. But its gorgeous clear waters and coral sands still lure visitors from around the world. Beach bars, such as the Royal Palms, provide drinks and a lively atmosphere, and restaurants abound.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
Luxury Grand Cayman Resort is centrally located on world-famous Seven Mile Beach and is within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment. (image source)

8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This is what Caribbean postcards are made of: 25 miles of white sand, swaying coconut trees and crystal-clear water. An affordable tropical getaway, Punta Cana is known for its many all-inclusive resorts. Long a getaway for European tourists, Americans are now catching on to this Dominican Republic hotspot.
Paradisus Palma Real Resort envelops you in privileged comfort and simply astonishing beauty. Discover crystal Caribbean waters, pristine beaches, towering palm trees, stunning gardens and magnificent architecture. Delight in sumptuous private Suites, championship golf, seven world-class international restaurants and stunning pools lined with exotic Bali beds.

9. Cape May, New Jersey
Yes, Cape May is, technically, on the Jersey Shore. But it’s the antithesis of the Jersey Shore you’ll see on TV—instead of nightclubs and tanning parlors, you’ll find Victorian mansions and a famous lighthouse.
The Virginia Hotel is an impeccably restored 1879 landmark building and is the foremost luxury hotel in Cape May NJ. Nestled on Jackson Street in the heart of the famed historic district of Cape May New Jersey, the Virginia Hotel offers its guests a flawless integration of service and style, with a timeless glamour. The Virginia Hotel in Cape May NJ was designed for adults seeking a tranquil atmosphere in elegant and luxurious surroundings and is therefore unsuitable for children under the age of 12 years.

10. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Surf’s always up in the Costa Rican beach town of Santa Teresa. Bright sun and gleaming sands make the perfect backdrop to hang ten in the crystal-clear waters, and fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are popular among vacationers.
Villas Hermosas
"Playa Hermosa" literally means "Beautiful Beach", and we agree. A stunning long and flat, sandy swimming beach, Playa Hermosa is the jewel of Santa Teresa, and is perfect for people of all ages, whether you prefer to swim, surf, suntan, or frolic in the white water. They boasts of thriving jungle, tropical gardens, inviting swimming pool, modern villas, and empty beaches, while enjoying all the comforts of home!

11. Maldives
More than two dozens Indian Ocean atolls and thousands of islets comprise the Maldives. Idyllic beaches, such as South Ari Atoll on Nalaguraidhoo, the Sun Island, are a dream come true for sand lovers. Swim out to the barrier reef - or from some parts of the island, admire the reef right from the gorgeous white beach.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa 
Set amidst sensational sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives is a unique all-villa Maldives resort property located in a spacious, boutique-style environment. Accommodations include private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas making it a premiere Maldives luxury resort, while a selection of fine-dining choices and innovative spa treatments have been carefully designed to stimulate the senses.


  1. Hi,

    Nice collection. Images are looking very natural, These are the most luxurious beach resorts in the world, the spots that our experts here at five star alliance recommend most often. Thanks a lot...

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  2. Good lists!! Its very nice luxurious Luxury Resort and Hotels. For online booking services please visit http://www.turksandcaicosreservations.tc/ site. They guide you for a hassle-free vacation

  3. To truly give the sense of luxury, these beach resorts have made their resorts structure in such a manner that it would surely serve the purpose of luxury meant for all. While keeping the luxury of all the visitors whether they are families, business executives or newlywed honeymooners the décor and interior of these resorts have been made accordingly. Thanks a lot.

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  7. Wow the 11 luxury Resort-Hotels of World's best beaches for 2011 are really great and wonderful. Wishing that I could visit all that luxurious resorts and having a good time on it. This was very impressive and I really like the environment there very relaxing not only for body but also for sight seeing. Thanks for giving us opportunity to visit your blog.:)

  8. Wish I am rich so that I can visit any of these places! Myrtle Beach is my dream place to have a vacation. :)

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  9. I was living at Santo Domingo 6 moths and I didnt like it,but aruba is one of my favorite,also st.jhon,new caledonia,palau island,guam,sardinia island(italy)was fantastic and the crystal clear turquoise sea was warm and smooth to swimming,grat seafood,shells plates,fish,meat everything was perfect as supossed to be.travel is necessary to know and meet others culture,at list when we will die we saw enough of the world we are living on it.

  10. This is luxury at its best! I often wondered why beach resorts have pools nearby, but looking at some of the world’s best pools, now I know that people need variation. There’s a certain excitement when you experience the beauty of both natural and artificial water luxuries.

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