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The Top New Beach Resorts to Book This Fall

From Bermuda to Indonesia, these new beach retreats are the perfect post-summer escapes.

malibu ryokan interior bedroom Photo: Courtesy Barbara Kraft

With summer winding down, it’s time to start planning that perfect fall getaway. Prolong your days in the sun and keep that tan going just a little bit longer with a trip to one of the world’s best new beach resorts. From a Malibu holiday with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to an island retreat in a secret corner of Indonesia, these are the beach escapes to book this season.

Nobu Ryokan

The celebrities who go to Nobu Malibu to see and be seen now have a place to hide out: the Nobu Ryokan Malibu. Opened this spring just up the beach from the wildly popular restaurant, the 16-room ryokan is modeled after Japanese inns. But this is pure Southern California, with rooms nearly on top of the Pacific Ocean, a courtyard filled with native plants, and friendly surfer types to serve your welcome green tea.—Bruce Wallin

Nobu Ryokan ocean room

Photo: Courtesy Nobu Ryokan

Cempedak Island

A decade after opening Indonesia’s celebrated Nikoi Island eco-resort, hospitality duo Andrew and Julia Dixon have unveiled their sophomore property, Cempedak Island. Located within the same Riau archipelago as its predecessor, the 42-acre resort features 20 thatch-roofed villas surrounded by tropical foliage. The accommodations are nothing if not immersive, constructed of sustainable bamboo and native alang-alang grass and completely open to the elements. Still, creature comforts abound, in the form of organic linens, private saltwater swimming pools, and sprawling terraces that spill out onto a white-sand beach.—Daven Wu

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Villa on Cempedak Island.  Photo: Courtesy Cempedak Island



Loren at Pink Beach

You won’t find the usual pastel walls, white-ridged rooflines, and overstuffed chintz at the Loren at Pink Beach. Opened in April, the resort—Bermuda’s first all-new hotel in decades—is forgoing the island’s trademark colonial style for a sleek and elegant ambience with floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary furnishings, and muted colors.

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Loren at Pink Beach pool.  Photo: Courtesy Loren at Pink Beach

The 45 rooms and suites (all with breezy verandas) are modern and light. The cuisine is modern, too, delivering farm-to-table goodness with dishes like beet ravioli with goat-cheese bonbons. Just outside, however, is a Bermudan trademark that never goes out of style: the Loren’s picturesque stretch of pastel-pink sand lined with brilliant turquoise water.—Laurie Werner

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