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White sand beaches, palm trees, and... fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas? Well, maybe not, but the following list of the world's best luxury beach resorts and hotels will certainly lead you to the fantasy coastal retreat you have been searching for.
These are the most luxurious beach resorts in the world, and the spots that our experts here at Five Star Alliance recommend most often. However, a word of caution - reading this list may induce lengthy episodes of day dreaming.
The beaches and natural coves that surround the property are optimum for sun-bathing, swimming or snorkelling.
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Los Angeles' only luxury oceanfront hotel, bask in the sun with the rich and famous.
Among the most acclaimed resorts ever, Las Ventanas has redefined luxury and pampering, reaching out with special touches that are the hallmark of refined hospitality.
Prepare yourself for days lounging on Cap Juluca's renowned two and a half miles of sugar soft sand.
St. Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda
Set on the unspoiled south coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is on one of the most stunning beaches on the island.
Slip out of the hotel and walk directly onto Copacabana Beach, caipirinha in hand.
Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
Five secluded beaches surround the resort, located on the private island, bordered by coconut palms and filled with the ever-changing blues of Caribbean Sea and sky.
French West Indes, Netherlands Antilles
You could take our word that this resort's crescent shaped beach is one of the finest in the world, but we recommend seeing it for yourself.
Crete at is best, with blue water dappled with islands stretching out infront of you as far as the eye can see.
The grace of Thai style villas and pavillions surounds you in luxury, while the beach beckons to you from only short distance away.
Half Moon offers two intoxicating crescent-shaped beaches dotted with palm trees, and over 50 cool, freshwater pools that summon guests in for a quick dip or a languorous swim.
Mahe offers the perfect introduction to the Seychelles with its steep mountain backbone slopes carpeted with lush tropical vegetation, and sweeping coastline fringed by palm trees.
Wailea, Hawaii, United States
Gather at one of the world's finest resorts, and enjoy ever-sunny Wailea at its very best.
Little Torch Key, FL, United States
A Private luxury resort with only 30 one-bedroom suites. All accommodations surround the perimeter of the island and have a clear water and natural white sand beach view.