There’s nothing better than waking up to the sound of waves and opening the curtains to stunning views of the sun rising above the ocean. Whether you’re searching for the most picturesque place possible to hold your destination wedding, or are looking forward to a dreamy honeymoon escape, look no further than these beach hotels with amazing views.
This intimate, 39-room hotel is made up of cottages perched on the bluffs of Big Sur, overlooking the Pacific Ocean some 1000 feet below. There are no TVs, so you can truly enjoy your time at the inn, and get lost gazing at the rugged coastal scenery. Lexus convertibles are available for guests to borrow for free, so you can catch even more coastal views along the curving highway.
This hotel has the best of both worlds–a quiet private beach with tranquil views, and a great location near Old Town so you can enjoy the city by night. Rooms feature local art, and you can request a view of the Gulf of Mexico, the postcard-worthy dock, or the gardens overflowing with colorful flowers.
It’s impossible to find something unattractive in this luxury beach hotel or its surroundings. The 11th-century palazzo is a work of art in itself, with beautiful tiled floors, marble details, and arched doorways. Then there are the views from the balconies, with overlook the Gulf of Salerno, the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, and plentiful olive vines and lemon groves. The hotel is located on the highest point of Ravello, and the sweeping views are maybe best seen while lounging in the infinity pool, where you can take in all angles.
The name of this resort translates to “a little patch of heaven,” and nestled into a tropical landscape that looks like a screensaver, it couldn’t be more aptly named. If you’re hoping to get away from it all and truly enjoy natural island beauty and a relaxed lifestyle, these villas are the place for you. Spend your days gazing over the Andaman Sea from pristine white sand beaches, and watch each night for a sunset that never ceases to amaze, no matter how many nights you stay.
Bora Bora is the ultimate paradise, and it’s beauty is best enjoyed from the Four Seasons Resort, where you can stay in a bungalow on the water. From here, all you see is crystal blue sea, white sand, and Mount Otemanu in the distance. It’s no wonder this resort is one of the number one honeymoon destinations in the world.
This hotel is situated along Copacabana Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in South America, and is perfect if you’re looking for a glamorous location. The French-Riviera style hotel has won numerous awards for its architecture and design (and was a favorite among Fred Astaire), meaning you’ll spend as much time admiring the view inside as gazing at the golden sand beach and surrounding mountains.
Al Cielo, Xpu-Ha Beach, Mexico
This remote hotel is about 20 miles north of Tulum on the Riviera Maya, and offers private villas steps from the sparkling turquoise water. With only eight guestrooms, the resort is all about intimacy and connecting with nature, which is easy to do when everywhere you look you’re confronted with tropical trees, white sand, and even giant sea turtles.
One of America’s first beach hotels, Ocean House opened in 1865, and has retained exclusive access to the 650-foot long white sand beach ever since. Views of the rustic Atlantic coast greet you from your elegant, historic room, and when you venture outside you can take in the elaborate gardens. It’s one of the most beautiful places to host a wedding for its diverse coastal/garden photo opportunities.
There is no shortage of beach hotels in idyllic Santorini, but the San Antonio Hotel, lodged into volcanic rock 100 meters above sea level, offers the most stunning vantage point for taking in the sapphire waters of the Aegean and the whitewashed houses below. For unobstructed views from sunrise to sunset, there’s no better place to stay.