There’s no better season to heat up your romance than the sultry days of summer. Head to one of these 10 sexiest seaside resorts that will appeal to both you and your significant other.
Rendezvous – Castries, Saint Lucia: Boutique in size, this adults-only, all-inclusive resort, set on a two-mile stretch of Caribbean beach, has one clear focus: to celebrate couples (with its name, who would think otherwise?). The hideaway—where activities revolve around candlelit dining, treatments-for-two at The Spa in The Water Garden, and dips in the lazy river pool—creates the ideal environment for a rendezvous.
Bacara Resort & Spa – Santa Barbara, California: This Santa Barbara property is family friendly, but it should be noted playtime here isn’t just for the kids: Grownups have plenty of opportunity to frolic, too—including in the 42,000-square-foot spa, which has an adults-only pool and a rooftop terrace and mud bar designed to be shared. Plus, the view sizzles: Between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Bacara rests on 75-plus acres of beaches and bluffs along the Gaviota Coast.
Hedonism II – Negril, Jamaica: This all-inclusive oceanfront resort allows you to release your inhibitions. Provocative with a party sense, Hedonism II defines itself as “sexy but classy” and is divided into two sections—nude and clothing optional. Suffice it to say, it’s adults only.
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro – Ipanema, Brazil: Some like it hot, and that’s what you’re going to get here: Live it up in the midst of Ipanema Beach in the trendy Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro that exposes a bold design by Philippe Starck—along with Michelin-star dining and La Prairie spa treatments. Copacabana Beach is steps away.
Hotel La Résidence de la Pinède – Saint-Tropez, France: Sexy Saint-Tropez is the place to see and be seen, of course, but say you want a bit more privacy—head to this 32-room boutique hotel, whose claim to fame is being the only five-star property in Saint-Tropez to have a private beach (arrive by boat to the beach if you desire and feel like just another jetsetter holidaying on this French Riviera playground).
Jade Mountain – Soufriere, Saint Lucia: We can’t decide what we adore more about the AAA Five-Diamond Jade Mountain: the intriguing architecture (each of the 29 accommodations has just three walls—the fourth opens up to the glorious tropical setting, while private infinity-edge pools jut out into space), or the boutique Kai en Ciel spa, which hosts an open-air, hilltop treatment room overlooking the Anse Chastanet bay.
Laucala Island Resort – Laucala Island, Fiji: The 25-villa Laucala is located on a 3,000+-acre private island so you and your honey can expect extreme seclusion while immersing yourselves in nature, whether scuba diving, trekking through lush rainforest, horseback riding, etc. Accommodations embrace the natural landscape as well, inviting you to go au naturel with outdoor bathing areas complete with large bath tubs and garden-enclosed showers. We’re just saying…
Eden Roc Miami Beach – Miami Beach, Florida: Pardon our reference to our favorite Justin Timberlake song, but we have to say, the iconic beachfront Eden Roc Miami Beach on Millionaire’s Row has as of late “brought sexy back” with its fusion of contemporary architecture and classic style—accented by plans this year to roll out Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach (the project will introduce 210 Nobu-inspired guest rooms and a signature Nobu restaurant-bar). Extras like oceanfront, open-air dining, beach and pool concierge services, sea-view cabanas, a spa with a custom scrub bar, and the adults-only Ocean Terrace Pool add to the cool vibe.
Esperanza, An Auberge Resort – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: On the shores of Baja, Esperanza is a flawless mix of quiet beaches and bustling nearby nightlife, of small tequila tastings and weekly group Mexican fiestas, of energizing activities and relaxation time. Every guest room has an ocean view (and most feature private infinity-edge hot tubs), and couples can dabble in side-by-side spa services such as the Couple’s Clay Bake and the Damiana Alegre ritual, the latter of which takes its name from the night-blooming flower said to promote love.
TAJ Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives – Republic of Maldives, Maldives: This sensual hotspot sits in the center of the Maldives’ largest natural lagoons, and has all the fixings to fashion a dreamy affair. The Jiva Grande Spa boasts over-water treatment pavilions (each with a private sundeck and relaxation area), and the remote Ocean Pavilion, minutes away by speedboat, can be booked for private snorkeling trips, spa treatments, or meals. Palm-thatched guest villas and suites, many of which allow direct access to the lagoon, marry freshwater plunge pools with tropical outdoor showers.
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