Our best oceanfront hotels - sea so close, you can almost dip your toes in it!
Sea so close, you can almost dip your toes in it – from your bedroom!
Few things beat waking up in the morning to the soft, melodic sound of water lapping against the shore. Imagine having the ocean right on your doorstep, so close you can almost feel your toes in the water. Soak in that endless vista as the cool breeze slides against your skin and eyes.
Whether you want to find a place on a quiet beach or looking for that perfect oceanfront hotel on a cliff, there’s a hotel guaranteed to get you dreaming about your next beach fix. We have listed some of our favourite oceanfront hotels:
So you think the French Riviera is perhaps too crowded, has lost its mystique or authenticity? Think again. Even here, after years of development, you can find little secret gems and the Villa Mauresque is a case in point. Set within verdant grounds and century-old palm trees make up an 11 bedroom luxury hotel. La Villa Mauresque is an absolute oasis of a place, yet here’s the paradox, the central location, hidden away on the Route de la Corniche, makes it easy to get to almost anywhere in the area.
Luxury villa with nine bedrooms, located in Port Lligat, right outside of the charming village Cadaqués at the beautiful Costa Brava. The former owner and tenant of the villa was Dalí’s personal manager “Captain Moore” and he lived in the house for nearly 20 years. From 2017 to 2018, the villa was completely refurbished by the Spanish architect Ignacio Herrera and the French interior designer Nathalie Poitevin. They had respect for the original architecture of the house and preserved the unique artistic heritage.
The Hotel & Spa Cala del Pi is located on the Costa Brava, just 27 km from the Girona-Costa Brava Airport. This luxury hotel offers direct access to Platja d’Aro’s Cala del Pi Beach. It has a free 600 m² spa and features a heated indoor pool, waterfalls, ice fountains, a Finnish sauna and a Turkish bath. There is also a small fitness centre., free Wi-Fi and parking and an outdoor pool with sea views.
Only 30 meters from Pallonia beach, the recently renovated suites invite you on a journey of discovery amid the natural beauty of the landscape and enjoy a moment to sit back relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere and salty air. Every morning you will be welcomed with a basket filled with breakfast essentials in order to start the day off in the best way.
Opened in 2017, Pleta de Mar is one of the most luxurious adults-only hotels in the Balearic Islands. Whichever of the incredible 30 suites you choose, you can have no doubt that you'll experience only the best. The suites are scattered over the scenic grounds, surrounded by olive trees, scented pine woodlands, and overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
Dreamland is an apt title and "away from the beaten track" says all about this small pousada located on a beautiful but very remote peninsula. Indeed, the best way to get there is to fly to the nearest city, Ilheus, and then go by car from the airport (IOS). The Pousada can arrange a private transport that picks you upon arrival and takes you all the way to the front door.
The Farol Design is a true boutique hotel in every sense – cool and chic – a 19th-century mansion decorated and remodelled by some of the countries brightest designers. The end result is an assorted mix of trendy design that is nothing ever less than individualist and hip. Each room is independently decorated whilst special features include a hydro massage in each bathroom, parquet floors, dark-wood furnishings and beautiful colour coordination.
by Emma Baldwin