Among the 50 major hotel openings happening this year on the beaches of the world, 13 especially caught our attention for the promise they intend to deliver. Some offer more privacy than ever before, others will give you exclusive access to protected territories, and finally, some of these hotels will simply add original destinations to your map. Ready to start the 2018 journey?
13 – Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort, Brazil
Guests will arrive by plane directly to the resort’s private landing strip among a lush forest. Anantara Maraú will offer 30 guestrooms, suites, and bungalows, and an Anantara Spa. The spectacular coastline provides unrivaled experiences including surfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding, quad biking, and horse riding. Powerful waterfalls and natural bathing pools are accessible by speedboat.
12 – The Chedi Lustica Bay, Montenegro
Located on the coast of Montenegro, The Chedi Luštica Bay will offer impressive views of the Adriatic. With 110 guestrooms, 2 restaurants and a bar, conference rooms and a business center, it will be the largest 5-star hotel around. Onsite leisure activities will include an outdoor pool, an indoor heated pool, spa and fitness center, and a gymnasium.
11 – AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas, Thailand
Sheltered on a cove of golden sand and framed by coconut palms, AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas will provide great Thai craftsmanship and contemporary décor. The resort will feature 39 stylish guestrooms with private balconies, 19 sea-facing villas with plunge pools, an infinity pool, a gym, and a chic beachside bar and restaurant.
10 – AYANA Komodo Resort, Indonesia
Opening: Summer 2018
The undeveloped eastern Indonesian island of Flores will see the opening of AYANA Komodo Resort and its 189 guestrooms, 12 suites, and spa. Guests will take in the unobstructed views of the ocean from the 11th-floor lobby and access their rooms by descending towards the sandy shores. Komodo National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.
9 – Six Senses Fiji, Fiji
Six Senses Fiji will be located on a private golden sand beach with crystal clear waters. The 60 villas and 26 pool villas (ranging from 60sqm to 150sqm) will boast panoramic views of the sea and idyllic Fijian sunsets. Also, expect a strong emphasis on the Spa and Wellness activities.
8 – One&Only Kea Island, Greece
Situated on a secluded beach of the Cyclades, this ultra-luxury resort will include 75 villas. One&Only Kea Island will be inspired by the incredible natural elements of Greece and its archipelagoes. The stylish resort will also be home to 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and a spa introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies.
7 – LUX* North Male Atoll, Maldives
LUX* will occupy a 6-hectare island in the Northern part of the Maldives. Introducing the first contemporary-designed beach houses in the Maldives, LUX* will have 60 suites up to 255sqm, on the beach and over water. There will be 2 onsite restaurants, a bar, wine cave, LUX* Me Spa, and a kids club.