There are some places in the world that instantly come to mind when you’re planning a luxury beach break and others that just may come as a delightful surprise. Over the many years I’ve been helping clients craft their perfect escape, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting some of the world’s most incredible beach hotels and resorts from the Prestige Holidays’ portfolio in Croatia and Bermuda. The following are some of my highest recommendations.
Sand, Sea and Luxury: Our Favourite Beach Hotels
Nothing says luxury quite like absolute beachfront accommodation. No matter where you are in the world, waking up to the gentle sound of the waves and the sight of the ocean stretching out to a far off horizon is the ultimate holiday accessory. At Prestige Holidays we’re proud of our portfolio of luxurious beachfront accommodation in destinations as individual as our clients.
Bermudan Beach Beauty
Anyone who knows me knows I have a long-standing love affair with Bermuda. With its fascinating history and dazzling pink sand beauty, this island destination really is one of the few places in the world that actually exceeds the hype. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of enjoying the hospitality of the Pompano Beach Club on numerous occasions, and I can honestly say it just keeps getting better.
Pompano Beach Club
Set right on the spectacular waterfront in Southampton Parish, the Pompano enjoys the privilege of its own private beach. Far from the madding crowd you can swim, sunbathe, snorkel or enjoy any of the numerous water sports at your leisure. The shallow, crystal clear waters are nothing short of idyllic: in fact, Bride Magazine has named Pompano’s beach as their pick for the best in the world. You really do feel like you’re sitting in the middle of a picture postcard.
But of course it’s not (quite) all about the beach. The Pompano Beach Club picks you up and gently places you right in the lap of luxury, with its outstanding accommodation and facilities to please even the most discerning of guests. You can enjoy a romantic fine dining experience overlooking the ocean, take in a game of tennis or golf, enjoy some games with the family in the dedicated games room, or stake your claim in one of the resort’s three outdoor Jacuzzis and simply sit back and enjoy doing absolutely nothing. Bliss.
The words Croatia, beach and Zlatni Rat create a trio of loveliness when enjoyed from the luxury of a beachfront base. Nowhere is the extraordinary coastal beauty and vibrant culture of the country more defined than in Bol, home of the renowned Zlatni Rat beach. So, where else would possibly do it justice better than the superb Zlatni Rat Beach Hotel?
Zlatni Rat Beach Hotel
Set in the most stunning location you can imagine, with the beach spread out on its doorstep, the hotel has range of apartments and rooms to suit both couples and families. Naturally, its biggest draw card is its proximity to the beach – and if you’ve never heard of Zlatni Rat, get ready to lose your jaw to the floor. It makes a regular appearance in lists of the world’s best beaches, and its unual half-moon shape is in constant flux depending on the tides and time of the year.
The hotel is situated less than a minute from the beach and just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bol; you really can’t get a more ideal spot for a romantic or family getaway. The rooms are spacious enough to accommodate children and private enough to ensure you won’t be disturbed if you don’t want to be. There’s an excellent onsite restaurant, lots of local places nearby along the promenade to eat, and even a taxi boat to take you across the bay. And did I mention the beach? Croatian perfection!