The Best Sea View Hotels

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"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy

There’s nothing more rejuvenating than waking up and having the ocean right at your doorstep. Imagine waking up to clean blue waters, white sandy beaches stretching over acres of land and the fresh ocean breeze flowing through the palm trees, all from the comfort of your room. From panoramic views over the Amalfi coast, to secluded villas with their own private pools and direct access to the ocean in the Maldives, discover this collection of tranquil ocean-front hotels that offer some of the most spectacular sea panoramas. Perfect for relaxing getaways and aquatic adventurers, these HIP Hotels are hard to say no to!

Kandima Maldives

Dhaalu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Think white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and lush vegetation… sound tempting yet? Escape to the pristine atoll of Dhaalu Atoll, indulge in the magnificence of the Maldives and experience a desert island paradise like no other at the captivating Kandima Maldives. The iridescent blue haven of this otherworldly paradise has something for everyone; whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time, you’ll be surrounded by pure white sands, pale blue lagoons and lush vegetation of palm trees, jacaranda and bougainvillaea. Not only will you have the obligatory private pools and jacuzzis with ocean access, but imagine waking up and indulging in the most breathtaking views right from your bed! What more could you ask for when it comes to searching for unparalleled ocean views?

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Zanzibar, Tanzania

A true sanctuary of tranquillity and serenity, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is ready to welcome you for an intimate and personalised stay. Nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation with up to 1,500 sqm of private luxury, here you are spoiled with the most glistening white sands of Paje Beach right on your doorstep. A place where the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean prevail, the views here are completely unparalleled. Formed of neutrally-coloured villas that blend seamlessly with the intimate ecosystem that thrives around them, this eco-friendly resort is the perfect base to enjoy its local carefree atmosphere. From dreamy beach-front villas to large family rooms, the high quality design of the interiors makes these spacious living areas a breath of fresh air. Enjoy your very own private garden and pool, tantalise your tastebuds with some fresh seafood at ‘Doors to Zanzibar’ and choose from a selection of cocktails and fresh juices at their beach bar. Wherever you turn, the ocean views here are something that you’d only imagine in your dreams. This really is what dreams are made of.

Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Where an endearing adults-only luxury boutique meets the magnificent Guanacaste coast. Prepare yourself for unbeatable solitude and spine-tingling panoramas to complete your perfect escape! Nestled in Costa Rica’s lesser known corner, Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas is formed of 21 villas boasting minimalism and pura vida architecture with a hint of romance. This sustainable hotel truly offers some of the most unbeatable sea views we’ve ever come across. With accommodations featuring your own private plunge pools and vertical rock foundations, to rain showers with coral floors and large terraces, the views here are unprecedented – you’re in for that extra bit of luxury here! Retreat to Sentido Norte and select from the very best of Costa Rican cuisine, with sea-and-farm-to-table ingredients in every plateful and glassful. From day-time lunches to sunset cocktails, be inspired by the unrivalled ocean expanse as your backdrop for a truly vida vibe. Now this is what it's like to be alive…

Pegasus Suites & Spa

Santorini, Greece

Located right in the heart of Santorini in the charming village of Imerovigli, one of the most picturesque villages on the island, the surrounding blue waters provide an ambience so beguiling you'll have no difficulty leaving the daily grind behind you. With Imerovigli commonly being referred to as the "balcony of the Aegean", Pegasus Suites & Spa is the perfect spot for taking in all that Santorini has to offer. Each of the suites come with the most spellbinding sea views, as does the hotel’s open-air gourmet restaurant, “Under the stars”, where you can take in breathtaking sunsets that light up the sky as you dine by candlelight. Take a dip in your room’s very own private pool, indulge in the minimalistic design that’s sure to immediately bring you a sense of calm, and sample a glass of wine as you laze upon a sun lounger. This romantic hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy your glorious Grecian landscape.

Jashita Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

Looking for that secluded desert-island feel? Then look no further than Jashita Tulum. A place where tropical tranquillity attracts honeymooners, stylish romantics, seclusion seekers and boutique hotel lovers each year. Reconnect yourself with nature and leave your worries behind at this tranquil beach-side paradise. Situated along Soliman Bay, graced by the ethereal natural beauty of the Caribbean, this is a place where laidback luxury is the name of the game. With accommodations varying from dream-like waterfront suites and deluxe suites amid lush bougainvillaeas, each room’s natural interiors reflect the beauty of the surrounding region. Whichever room you choose at Jashita, you can be guaranteed to be treated to equally unprecedented views – there are sights to be admired at every turn. Start the morning right with some invigorating yoga sessions in the Caoba Spa & Yoga Studio, whilst you look over the crystalline turquoise waters, take your senses on a journey at The Pandano Restaurant, and dive into the sea’s depths for a kaleidoscope of amazement. Whatever you choose to do, Jashita Tulum never fails to impress!

Art Hotel Villa Fiorella

Naples, Italy

Art Hotel Villa Fiorella offers one of the most spectacular vistas over the Gulf of Naples and the island of Capri. Nestled in an enchanting olive grove, every corner offers a tranquil atmosphere of elegance and beauty. Each accommodation offers a fine mix of minimalist interiors and meticulously-crafted art and design, varying from Deluxe suites to expansive two-floor apartments, offering private terraces with the most glorious panoramic sea views. Art Hotel Villa Fiorella is a place where guests can simply relax by the panoramic pool whilst sipping on a cocktail or two, enjoy some tasty gourmet dishes freshly prepared by Chef Marco Del Sorbo at the Scirocco Pool Bar, and indulge in the beauty of the sea and fiery sunsets. Discover the vibrant pink and orange hues that decorate the horizon and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul as the sky kisses the sea. This is a place where one finds a certain kind of heaven.

ME Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

ME Cabo offers guests a pristine and ambient stay with breathtaking sea views that envelop the rooms with the most stunning natural lighting. Situated just a short walk from downtown Marina on the Medano Beach of Cabo San Lucas, this adults-only resort is the perfect base for those looking for a sleek and sophisticated escape in Mexico. Its white exterior combined with Art Deco features inside, are highlighted by the deep blue hues from the Sea of Cortez. Awake naturally to daylight streaming through your suite’s windows and be welcomed every morning by the stunning ocean panoramas, explore the area’s energetic nightlife and absorb the breathtaking Mexican sunset as you relax by the pool with some refreshing cocktails and live DJs. Here, you are able to experience the best of both worlds and a truly personalised experience of extraordinary luxury.

Maison La Minervetta

Sorrento, Italy

Maison La Minervetta is a charming cliffside boutique that is sure to bring vibrancy into your life. Overlooking the stunning coastline of Sorrento and the Bay of Naples, this nautical abode is perfect for every kind of holiday – couples, families, singles, with delicious sea-view breakfasts and exquisite sundowners on the terrace come evening time. Stripes and nautical patterns take centre stage here. Its contagious Mediterranean atmosphere paired with its vibrantly-coloured design is enough to serenade your entire stay. A place to create picture-perfect photo opportunities, its utterly sublime vistas allow panoramic views day to night. Wander through the Marina Grande, the beautiful Italian town of Sorrento’s original fishing port, taste some delicious local delicacies and get to know the locals, before retreating to the private beach you can access on request. Panoramic visions here at Maison La Minervetta stretch as far as the eye can see, providing the perfect morning pick-me-up and evening wind-down.

Bask & Stow

Byron Bay, Australia

Escape to the boho-chic area of Byron Bay and discover a magical romance at Bask & Stow. This family-owned affair treats their guests to every wonder that comes with living in a coastal location and is the perfect base for exploring Australia's East Coast. Pick from one of their four charming suites: The SAND, The SUN, The SEA and The SALT – and indulge in the naturalist design that adorns these accommodations. From Haiku ceiling fans and cane-hanging chairs, to monsoon showers and bohemian-style furnishings, the beachy blues and crisp white interiors make this oasis even more wonderful. Take a dip in the pool, indulge in some tasty laid-back delicacies at the iconic Top Shop Cafe (just three doors down from the house), and enjoy some idyllic coastal walks along The Pass. Bask & Stow will ensure only the most stylish of stays!


Paphos, Cyprus

As its name suggests, this luxurious 5-star resort truly is a blissful place. Set directly on its own secluded beach, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tombs of the Kings, Elysium stands majestically in all its Byzantine glory. This Cyprian paradise is not only home to five outstanding restaurants, Deluxe Bedrooms, Cyprian Maisonettes and Royal Garden Villas, but its impeccable views over the enchanting Mediterranean Sea makes this place even more magical. Offering an array of amenities to suit both families, friends and romantic couples alike, be welcomed by stunning mosaics and waterfalls, lounge by the beach-side pool and dine under the stars whilst you indulge in the spellbinding vistas. So what are you waiting for? Soak up the Grecian sun and look out over the culturally enticing city of Paphos, inviting you to roam and discover its illustrious stories.

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