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11 Hotels Outside the Philippines With the Best Private Beaches

Luxury meets tranquillity in these Eden-like holiday spots.
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&Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique

This Indian Ocean paradise is situated in the Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, where tropical fish and colorful coral reefs abound. Book the Casa Familia, which features a main guest room with lounge area and two rooms on either side, for panoramic ocean views, a private swimming pool on the veranda and access to a long stretch of secluded beach.

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Danai Beach Resort and Villas, Halkidiki, Greece

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The stand-out feature of this family-run property on the Sithonia peninsula is its private 314-meter-long beach, which doubles as an ideal relaxation spot and the setting for a range of spectacular concerts and events. Sun stretchers are provided to all guests, but you can also book day beds, beach tents or even a private cabana, where you can arrange intimate lunches, barbecues, and spa treatments.

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Carlisle Bay, Antigua

With its white sands, turquoise waters and lush rainforest backdrop, this Caribbean escape is a vision of beauty. Book a Bay Suite for the ultimate in peace and privacy, as well as direct beach access and the promise of glorious sunset vistas. Unwind in the Blue Spa treatment rooms or embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, such as a zip-line tour of the Antigua rainforest.

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The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia

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Located on the north-western tip of the island of Langkawi, off the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, this enchanting resort blends seamlessly with its rainforest surroundings. As well as admiring the verdant vegetation and wide-ranging wildlife—lookout for Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos, and Sunda colugos —you’ll have access to an idyllic 1.5-kilometre private beach. Recline on a sun lounger, cocktail in hand, or have a go at snorkeling, sea kayaking or windsurfing.

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Elounda Mare, Crete

The only member of the Relais & Château group in Crete, Elounda Mare features a series of beautifully appointed rooms, suites and bungalows, many with their own pools and all offering access to immaculate private beaches. Expect fine dining in a lovely garden setting at the Old Mill restaurant, which serves award-winning Cretan-fusion cuisine.

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Banyan Tree Bintan, Indonesia

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Rainforest treks, hillside hikes, and golfing adventures await at this all-natural haven in Bintan. With views over the South China Sea, each of the resort’s villas is raised on stilts and decorated in the traditional Balinese style. The perfect romantic retreat, it’s a place for dining beneath the stars, taking a couples’ cookery class or enjoying afternoon tea together.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Offering three different resort experiences across two islands, this unique destination encompasses the secluded Rangali Island, the lively Rangalifinolhu Island (accessible via a 500-meter bridge) and the over-water Spa Retreat, set 100 meters off the tip of the main island. Make the most of your proximity to the Indian Ocean by booking a catamaran or glass-floored boat trip, or going for an exhilarating jet-ski ride.

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GoldenEye, Jamaica

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Spread across a 52-acre site complete with private beaches, coves and a seawater lagoon, this collection of villas, cottages, and huts situated to the east of Ochos Rios was once the home of the author Ian Fleming, before it opened as a resort in 2011. Watch the sunset as you sip cocktails from the alfresco Gazebo, enjoy a jerk barbecue at the Bamboo Bar and sunbathe on the sprawling white sands of Low Cay.

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Melia Zanzibar, Tanzania

This all-inclusive resort on the north-east coast of Zanzibar gives guests access to the exclusive Gabi Beach Club, where warm ocean waters meet 300 metres of white sands. From aqua gym to professional diving, there are watersports to suit everyone, and swimmers are protected by the ring of natural coral reef that surrounds the resort.

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COMO Point Yamu, Phuket

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Overlooking the Andaman Sea, this luxurious resort at the tip of Cape Yamu offers guests the opportunity to join the COMO Beach Club. You’ll enjoy complimentary boat transfers to a private beach with a saltwater swimming pool, sun loungers and a treatment space offering a range of therapies. If you’re feeling active, you can take part in watersports including kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing.

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Regent Porto Montenegro

This luxury retreat in the heart of Porto Montenegro village has introduced a new 600-square-meter stretch of beach. By day, guests can unwind on day beds, hammocks, deckchairs or giant beanbags, or even play volleyball or frisbee; by night, they can sample refreshing cocktails while watching a film on the outdoor cinema screen.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.co.uk.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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