From Brazil to Myanmar, here are the 13 beach hotel openings you should know about in 2018


6 – Rosewood Baha Mar, Bahamas
Opening: Spring 2018

Featuring elegant British colonial architecture and interior styling, Rosewood Baha Mar will offer 200 beach-view guestrooms and suites, as well as 5 beachfront villas. Indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea or discover “Commonwealth,” the heritage restaurant with cuisine from Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Caribbean. Rosewood is one of 3 hotels occupying part of the $4.2 billion resort and casino complex of Baha Mar.


5 – Silversands Grenada, Grenada
Opening: March

Set on the silver-white sands of Grand Anse Beach on the island’s southwestern tip, Silversands Grenada will seduce you with its stunning surroundings and unpretentious luxury. The contemporary oceanfront resort consists of 43 guestrooms and suites, 9 spacious villas, a lavish spa, 2 international restaurants, a beach club with resident DJ, and a 100-meter pool, the longest in the Caribbean.


4 – Wa Ale Island Resort, Myanmar
Opening: March

The 11 tented villas of Wa Ale Island Resort will open in the untouched Myeik Archipelago, in the South of Myanmar. Spread along the pristine beach, the resort also includes 3 treetop villas tucked in the jungle. The hotel will work closely with the local community, giving 20% of net profits to the conservation and social-welfare Lampi Foundation.

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3 – Zuri Zanzibar, Tanzania
Opening: May

The sheltered northwestern tip of Zanzibar and its beaches will see a new boutique resort with a smooth, modernist look. Zuri will offer 55 bungalows, suites, and villas; an infinity pool, yoga classes, and water sports including surfing, snorkeling, and diving are just a few of the activities available to guests. Nestled in tropical jungle and built with native woods, the resort focuses on responsible tourism.


2 – Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, Seychelles
Opening: March

The only resort on the remote tropical island of Desroches in Seychelles, this property will feature 71 exclusive beach accommodations with direct access to unspoiled beaches and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Suites will feature private plunge pools, tropical gardens, and luxurious outdoor living spaces. Four Seasons is including an organic spa with an anti-gravity yoga pavilion.

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1 – Nobu Marbella, Spain
Opening: March

The adult-only Nobu Hotel Marbella will offer 81 bespoke guestrooms with Natura Bisse amenities, Nobu Matsuhisa’s exclusive in-room dining menu, a Six Senses spa, and a private swimming pool with evening DJ sets. Guests will receive priority access to the Nobu restaurant (opened last year), Marbella’s most chic nightclub – La Suite, and the private members Owner’s Club.

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