Beach

Nizuc Resort and Spa had its soft opening last month in Punta Nizuc, Mexico, at the gateway to the Riviera Maya. The property has 274 suites and 29 private villas set among the lush scenery of...
The Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos has just announced the Residences — a 2.2-acre community on a private beach about three miles from the larger 11-acre community of the Grace Bay Club. Upon its...
Occupying 1,500 acres of a peninsula on the Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita includes Four Seasons and St. Regis resorts, two Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses, and a host...
Zemi Beach Resort and Spa is a prime beachfront property in Shoal Bay East, Anguilla, that is offering 28 two- and three-bedroom residences from $2 million to $3.1 million. Spread out over 5 acres...
Vana Belle is located 50 miles off Thailand’s southern coast in Koh Samui, an area known for its pristine beaches and natural beauty. The Luxury Collection resort has 80 pool suites and villas...
Fairmont the Palm is the latest hotel to land on the Palm Jumierah, Dubai—the world’s largest artificial island, in the shape of a palm tree. The property features 381 rooms and suites, many with...
Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa has opened on the southernmost tip of China’s Hainan Province situated between a lush mountain region and the South China Sea. The seaside property has 122 rooms and...
From February 11 to 14, Huvafen Fushi will host a one-of-a-kind sensory experience led by the world-renowned French perfumers Nicolas and Isabelle Maillebiau. Guests will explore the history of...
Following a three-year, multi-million-dollar renovation, the former Jalousie Plantation on St. Lucia reopened as Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort after its original incarnation as an 18th-century sugar...
The latest Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened on December 12 on Dorado Beach, a private three-mile stretch of the Puerto Rican coastline. Built on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, which abuts 1,400...
Lara Livingston was 22 years old when her father, a New York physician, passed away, leaving her in charge of his beloved La Sardinera, a 1,700-acre grapefruit-and-coconut plantation on three miles...
The Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort opened in June on central Vietnam’s lush Son Tra Peninsula, not far from the former R&R facility (nicknamed I&I, for Intoxication &...
As summer hits its stride on the Maine coast, Inn by the Sea on Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland, provides several reasons for guests to visit this alluring part of the Pine Tree State. Last...
A fixture on Wailea Beach for more than two decades, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has long been the preferred hideaway of celebrities and VIPs on the Hawaiian island’s famed southwest coast...
Las Alamandas, Costa Alegre, Mexico Las Alamandas’s time should have passed. An "it" spot for the "in" crowd in the 1990s, the casually, intimately, and eccentrically chic Mexican beach resort was...
Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi, Thailand In The Man with the Golden Gun , Roger Moore chased would-be assassins between the prehistoric karst outcroppings in Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay. But...
Villa Tre Ville, Positano, Italy After purchasing Italian director Franco Zeffirelli’s estate in 2007, hotelier Giovanni Russo embarked on a restoration designed to honor the former owner. Villa Tre...
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Mahé, Seychelles Everyday activities on the Seychelles islands—kayaking through crystalline waters, strolling along powdery white-sand beaches—are enough to lure...
A 15-minute drive up Collins Avenue from the lively scene in South Beach, Bal Harbour blossomed in the 1960s with the debut of the now-famous Bal Harbour Shops. The Shops complex remains the heart of...
Though residents of Fisher Island Club will tell you otherwise, the cockatiels and macaws in the resort’s aviary are not squawking "My island for your boat." That was, however, the deal cut by Carl...
Before the Greek debt crisis, in the rosy glow that followed the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, a self-made shipping magnate named Vassilis Constantakopoulos began to realize a long-held dream. As far...
As a part of the Four Seasons’ new collection of professionally led wellness and cultural events, the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is offering a new surf camp package (from $5,000 per person) that...
Even at its 50-guest capacity, Calivigny Island never lacks for living space. The 80-acre island just south of Grenada was purchased in 2000 by a French businessman and his wife, who subsequently...
A typical day at North Island might involve tracking a rare Seychelles white-eye bird through the jungle, following a sea turtle into deep ocean chasms, or simply lying on one of four sandy beaches...
Hannah "Shotgun" Makepeace would not recognize her namesake today. After moving to Australia’s Noosa River region in 1924, the housekeeper-turned-proprietor of Makepeace Island became known for...
At some point in the 16th century,piratesweary from pillaging and plundering took a break on Frégate Island, a 740-acre haven some 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa. The island’s remote...
At Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay—700 acres spread across 11 private Bahamian islands that illusionist David Copperfield acquired in 2006—guests choose their adventure. With 40 beaches...
After a six-week closure caused by the recent tsunami in Japan, the Four Seasons reopened its resort on the Kailua-Kona coast of Hawaii Island last month. To celebrate, the Four Seasons Resort...
The owner of Imanta Resort Punta de Mita (+52.329.298.4200, www.imantaresorts.com ) describes his Mex­ican beach resort as "an island on the land." Thick with jungle and sheltered by peaks and...
The brilliant white sand of Petite Anse beach separates Mahé island’s lush green jungle from the bright-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, forming a striking setting for the Four Seasons Resort...

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