The BBB: Best Beach Resorts!
The Best of the World’s Beach Resorts
There’s nothing like setting up camp on a lounge chair by warm, crystal blue, breaking waves. Don’t forget to add a tall, quenching mojito, and shaded cabana to take a break from those beaming rays. While you’re at it, why not add some new exotic cuisine, served to you as a private, romantic picnic on the beach, or poolside in the comfort of your own villa. Interested? Well we have the place for you! (Five actually!) As the summer season rolls in, we find ourselves dreaming of those ultimate beach destinations. Let us point you in the right direction! Yampu Tours has had great success designing trips of a lifetime, helping clients land on the pearly white, sandy beaches of their dreams. Here are the Top 5 Best Beach Resorts to make that trip more than memorable!
Melt into the ambiance and the history of the Copacabana Palace in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. A glamorous landmark overlooking the Copacabana Beach, this resort defines luxury travel. With 241 accommodations, find comfort in the various rooms and suites available, or splurge on the sixth floor in the penthouse suites. Let yourself indulge in the decadence of the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, known as one of the best restaurants in Rio. Named after the finest hotel in Venice, this award-winning restaurant offers exceptional Northern Italian cuisine. Reserve the Chef’s Table, located in the heart of the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant’s kitchen, and enjoy an array of dishes inspired by the day’s freshest ingredients, paired with carefully selected wines. The Copacabana Piano Bar, Pergula Restaurant, and Bar do Copa will also tickle those taste buds with through delicious dishes and cocktails. After a complete immersion into the international cuisine, find yourself in a state of total relaxation at the Copacabana Palace Spa. With seven individual treatment rooms, two dual treatment suites, a fitness room, hair salon, sauna, steam bath and relaxation area, what could you possibly be missing? Take the plunge, and head to the fantastic Brazilian treasure, the Copacabana Palace!
A hidden gem along the majestic coast of Sri Lanka, the Palagama Beach Resort is the ultimate destination for a unique and tranquil experience. Each guest is privileged their own private accommodation, from crafted wooden, beach, or Cajun cabanas, to a villa with a fusion of Mediterranean and Sri Lankan design. Whether you’re looking for a home away from home, a romantic oasis, or an option for your budget, this resort can cater to your every desire. Set on six acres of coconut groves, the resort allows for guests to enjoy a private sanctuary, while also feeling the comfort of such a luxury resort. Take a dip in the Infinity Pool, designed to seamlessly blend into the horizon. Take a break from the sun under the traditional Cajun roof at the Corallia Restaurant. Enjoy a fantastic el fresco dining experience and stunning views as the restaurant is totally open. If somehow you haven’t reached a completely rejuvenated state, jump into the care and treatment of the Palagama Beach Spa. Enjoy a soothing body massage or a revitalizing head and shoulder massage. Once you’ve reached nirvana, let the resort take you on an exhilarating dolphin boat trip, or get that adrenaline pumping with some kite-surfing. The Palagama Beach Resort defines the perfect beach getaway.
Create your own intimate paradise off the coast of Tanzania, at the Essque Zalu. Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views of the stunning tropical gardens and ocean. All 40 Zanzibar resort suites have a spacious master bedroom, as well as a lounge and outside terrace or balcony. One can select an Ocean Front, Sea view or Garden view suite, which have a maximum occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. With 3 outstanding restaurants, enjoy the delectable flavor of various African delicacies, and immerse yourself in the culinary culture. Ready for the ultimate indulgence? At Africology, the Essque Zalu’s Spa, you’ll find time standing still with the many holistic treatments. For the adventure junkies, let yourself be exhilarated with a hike up Tanzania’s volcanic Mount Meru, at 4,566m the fifth highest peak in Africa. Looking for more of a cultural immersion? Take in the expanse of the famous spice plantations – cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and lemongrass – that propelled the island to the height of its trading glory. Top off an amazing day with a refreshing cocktail at the Baobab Bar. Enjoy the combination of pure luxury and exotic African culture at the Essque Zalu in Zanzibar.
A seafront hideaway, the Turtle Inn in Belize exudes luxury and intimacy. With 25 individual thatched cottages, step off of your private deck onto the white sandy beach that disappears into the Caribbean. With Garden View Villas to Honeymoon cottages, the Turtle Inn has a dwelling that will fit your every specification. With artisan-craft furnishings and a luxury private bath, each cottage or villa will provide nothing but comfort and satisfaction. After a morning of snorkeling in the crystal blue sea, jump into one of the two divine infinity pools located between the various dining options. Have lunch at the Gaugquin Grill, followed by a midafternoon margarita at the Laughing Fishing Bar. Follow with an evening of trying new and exotic cuisine at the Mare Restaurant. Looking for your next day to have a little more adventure? Take a stroll over to the Dive Shop! With a subtropical climate, unspoiled cayes and atolls, as well as the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere containing a dizzying array of fish and coral, its no wonder Belize is considered one of the top diving locations in the world. The Turtle Inn will set you up with equipment and instruction you need to see the unknown world under the sea. Not convinced? Well the Sunset Spa is the cherry on the sundae. With an open-air Balinese Rice House, experience the organic local ingredients and expertise of the Resorts renowned staff. Swan dive into the luxury that is the Turtle Inn in Belize!
Let luxury and the orient consume you at the Sala Sumai Resort in Thailand. With 69 suites and villas, the resort is located on pristine Choeng Mon beach on the northeast corner of Koh Samui. As 53 of the villas have private pools, it’s difficult not to find your perfect oasis. Accommodations include Deluxe Balcony, Garden Pool Villas, the signature Sala Pool Villas, 1 and 2 bedroom Suites, an amazing Duplex Suite and the palatial beachfront Presidential Suite. Each room at SALA Samui Resort & Spa epitomizes modern, Thai luxury and is enhanced by bespoke personal & private service. With 80 meters of pristine, white sandy beachfront, this romantic getaway is ideal for either soaking up that Vitamin D with a Singapore Sling in hand, or trying your hand at kite-boarding, kayaking, or any of the other exciting activities along the coast. Let yourself indulge in the Sala Spa, with 4 air-conditioned treatment rooms, designed for either a single or couple. Unwind and escape from the outside world with a massage, body scrub, facial, manicure or the latest beauty therapy. Almost sold? Well then treat yourself to Thai and Western delicacies that can be prepared for a private picnic on the beach, or a fun BBQ at your own villa. At the Sala Sumai Resort, the opportunities for romantic and memorable adventures are endless.