Summer solstice is now upon us which means the longest day of the year is bringing forth much sol and beach daze, so here are our top 5 beachfront destinations of 2018 that will make you long for a shore thing of sea and sun.
Go ahead, hit snooze on that waves sound machine and press the book now button to experience some of the most breathtaking beachfront destinations from the Caribbean to the Aegean. Hurry, as summer is heating up.
1. COBBLERS COVE, BARBADOS
Barbados benefits from year-round sunshine, warm temperatures and mild seasons, meaning there is never a bad time to visit. Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, Cobblers Coveoffers a haven of grace and tranquility to discerning travelers. The beach side hotel has 40 suites, each individually decorated and open to the ocean and tropical garden surroundings. Serving the finest food on the island, The Camelot Restaurant is a definition in of itself. Book now: cobblerscove.com
2. MOUNT CINNAMON RESORT, GRENADA
An eco-luxe hideaway spiced with moments to savor, Peter de Savary’s Mount Cinnamon Resort is gracefully tucked on the hillside atop award-winning Grand Anse Beach in Grenada. An enclave of 28 luxury villas and suites, each with its own veranda of sweeping views of natural, unspoiled beauty, and the Caribbean Sea awaits your discovery. Book now the summer special for families: mountcinnamongrenadahotel.com
3. WHITE KEY VILLAS, GREECE
As Greece’s leading luxury villa rental experts for over 10 years managing 250 exclusive properties in its carefully curated portfolio, White Key Villas offers full service hospitality for those seeking the most sought after high-end, privately owned villas in the country. Journey with White Key Villas as they start summer unlocking Paros and Antiparos. Book now: whitekeyvillas.com
4. SANTANNA MYKONOS, GREECE
Recently opened for the summer season, SantAnna Mykonos is the Cycladic wild child's newest luxury beach club destination featuring the ultimate resort-like style living with a range of activities and experiences from light bites to full dining, to carry them through calming, restorative days into uplifting, Champagne-infused evenings. Woven sea grass hammocks and statement rattan furnishings are accented by the cerulean blues of the surrounding Aegean Sea, ensuring plenty of spaces for guests to explore for privacy or relaxation. A true, day-to-night experience, the welcoming philosophy of the owners is to create a space that immediately feels like home, and a place to return to again and again. Book now: santannamykonos.com
5. VILLA MARIE SAINT BARTHS
As Mr. and Mrs. Smith perfectly describes this beauty: High on a hill on the Colombier coast, luxury Hotel Villa Marie combines our favorite bits of the Côte d’Azur and Caribbean. Wake up to views of the crystal-clear waters of Flamand Bay, and spend your days relaxing under banana trees in the tropical gardens, getting coconut scrubs in the spa, and dining on French fare while chatting to resident parrots, João and Mae. Palm trees line the pool and headboards at this tropical retreat: throughout the hotel, brightly-coloured accents add a burst of Côte D’Azur color to Saint Barths’ classic colonial interiors. Pack your pineapple-patterned kaftans and coral-clad trunks and you’ll blend right in with the bespoke furniture. Book now: saint-barth.villamarie.fr/en/ or mrandmrssmith.com