Thought private beaches were just for the rich and famous? You'll be surprised by how many hotels around the world have their own sandy strips to allow guests to stretch out and experience exclusivity on holiday.
Whether you fancy miles of golden sands to yourself or a secret cove that requires a boat ride, these hotels with private beaches were made for crowd-free bliss. From Cornwall to Vietnam, we've rounded up the most gorgeous beaches owned by hotels to give you your own slice of heaven on holiday.
Here's our pick of the ten best spots around the world...
The best hotels with private beaches
The best hotels with private beaches
Private beaches aren't just for the super-rich. You'll be surprised by how many hotels around the world have their own strips of beautiful sand for guests to experience exclusivity and crowd-free bliss.
Here's our pick of the best hotels with private beaches, including this golden stretch in the UK...
Nestled within a secluded ten-acre reserve where it is sandwiched between the vast Indian Ocean and a lagoon filled with colourful birds, this stunning hotel in Trincomalee is one of the best among Sri Lanka's beach resorts. Jungle Beach beckons with over four kilometres of private beaches, tropical mangroves and endless pursuits. The crowd-free and unspoilt sands offer multiple activities, such as water sports, fishing and whale watching. Rooms start from £255 per night.
One of the world's most beautiful beaches is the sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, which is perfect for relaxing, exploring the water and trying new sports. Petite Anse features powder-soft white sand and azure-blue Indian Ocean water, allowing guests to swim and snorkel all year round thanks to the protection of the bay. Emirates Holidays offers seven-night holidays from £3,769 per person.
In an area of unspoilt natural beauty, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort’s private beach is located on the stunning south-west coast of Kassandra in Halkidiki. The beach is continually maintained for preservation and features white sand as opposed to large stones and rocks found on other nearby beaches. It's ideal for strolls and sunbathing under the Greek sunshine. Rooms start from £429 for a Junior Sea View.
Boasting a fantastic location on The Walk, Dubai's vibrant waterfront promenade, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf Sea and The Palm Jumeirah. The hotel has an impressive private beach, where guests can relax in private cabanas on the golden sand. There are also watersports available for guests to get active in the sea. One-bedroom family suites with balcony start from £160 per night.
A luxury resort set on a cliff 150 metres above the sea, Bulgari Resort Bali provides sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. The white-sand beach between the cliff and the water’s edge is inaccessible to the general public from both ground and sea, as it is protected by a coral reef. The only access is from the resort’s private elevator which takes guests to and from the sands and the Beach Club, a serene space for sunbathing, walks by the sea, or simply relaxing while enjoying lunch. Rooms start from £640 per night.
The private beach at Hotel Cala di Volpe is so exclusive that guests arrive at the natural cove by boat. Set on the waterfront, overlooking the glorious bay of Cala di Volpe, the beach offers a truly James Bond experience just five minutes from the hotel. Intimate and secluded, it can be reserved for events and weddings. The hotel itself was built as an ancient fishing village and each of its 100 sea-view rooms and 21 suites looks out on to the bluest of Mediterranean Sea. Rooms start from €420 (£360) per night.
Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye is home to three of its own private beaches: the Main Beach, Silent Beach and Serenity Beach. Ideal for families, the Main Beach offers bars, cafés and a world-class water sports centre, while the adults-only Silent and Serenity Beaches provide a haven for those looking to relax in tranquil surroundings. Full-board rooms start from 500 euros (£440) per night.
Set against its own award-winning 25-acre Blue Flag beach, Carbis Bay Hotel is the only hotel in Cornwall to boast a private beach. Living up to its listing as one of the world’s best beaches, the bay is surrounded by sub-tropical plants, golden sands and turquoise waters, rivalling even the most exotic of destinations. In 2018, the hotel will open eight luxury lodges right on the golden sands, offering infinity views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to guests' own private stretch of sand. Room start from £270 per night.
This picturesque five-star resort in Danang is built into the myth-filled Monkey Mountain and overlooks a 700-metre private bay. The pristine beach offers a secluded tropical getaway where you can take a dip or challenge the seasonal surf breaks in the crystal-clear water - or just set up under an umbrella with your favourite book and a cold drink. Rooms start from £299 per night.
The luxurious Half Moon in Montego Bay boasts two miles of private beach, wrapped around a half moon-shaped bay that was once home to the landing dock of the historic Rose Hall sugar plantation. When you're not relaxing in your private villa or dining in one of six restaurants, you can enjoy undisturbed sunbathing, watersports and even horse riding across the sand at this beautiful private beach. Rooms start from $489 (£360) per night.