Do you feel that? The wind in your ears, the salty hair, the sand between your toes. A beach holiday will always exemplify the ideal getaway. Since we were young, we were always taught that beach and holiday follow the same suite, fit into the same category and even has the power to create some serious nostalgia.

Join us, as our LUXE Global writers share our current top picks to give our discerning travelers some coastal clarity.

1. Paresa Resort, Phuket, Thailand

Paresa Resort, Phuket, Thailand

Paresa Resort, "Heaven of all Heavens" is a truly unique hideaway-style luxury resort perched on a cliffside and surrounded by lush tropical forests on the "Millionaires Mile" coastal road between Patong and Kamala. A 45-minutes’ drive from Phuket Airport, Paresa is a secluded retreat offering unrivaled indulgence and luxury for the truly discerning guest.

The ultimate Phuket haven, cocooned from the daily throng of life, Paresa is also within easy access of the sleepy, traditional Kamala fishing village and the lively Patong Beach.

The breathtaking location is paired with uninterrupted Andaman Sea views, a Michelin Plate coveted restaurant serving genuine International and authentic Thai cuisine, an award-winning spa and personalized bespoke experiences offered by their Angels.

Unique, independent and offering the ultimate in relaxation with unrivaled sea and sunset views.

2. Radisson Blu Hôtel Dakar Sea Plaza, Senegal

Radisson Blu Hôtel Dakar Sea Plaza, Senegal

With its combination of luxury, comfort and state of the art equipment, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza has been designed with both business and leisure travelers in mind.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza nestles in a sumptuous location high on Dakar’s western Corniche facing the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel marries elegance, design and comfort and is located 6 km from the city center.

Enjoy this modern design hotel in the elegant Fann neighborhood on the Cape Verde Peninsula. Boasting 241 contemporary guest rooms, guests have everything they need, including convenient amenities and facilities. Visit one of the two restaurants and two bars for a delicious meal or snack. The hotel also offers a fitness center & spa, providing the perfect way to maintain your exercise routine and incorporate time for yourself. If you're in Dakar for business, we have 13 meeting rooms at your convenience.

3. Pine Cliffs A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve, Portugal

Pine Cliffs A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve, Portugal

One of Europe’s leading and most celebrated luxury and family lifestyle destinations, Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort enjoys a spectacular, unrivaled location in southern Portugal, overlooking the magnificent cliffs and beaches of the Algarve coastline. A fully integrated resort, Pine Cliffs is home to Pine Cliffs Hotel, Pine Cliffs Residence and Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, all managed by Marriott International, Inc, under The Luxury Collection brand.

A unique portfolio of over 100 hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. The resort unveiled the stunning Pine Cliffs Gardens in 2018, heralding the reawakening of the Algarve as a serious contemporary luxury destination for sophisticated and discerning travelers.

4. Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa, Kos, Greece

Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa, Kos, Greece

Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique adults-only 5-star boutique hotel set on a beautiful waterfront corner on the North-eastern part of Kos.

A striking-looking, contemporary building that looks out onto a sparkling Aegean Sea, Aqua Blu is surrounded by a bright blue pool and water features that emanate sophistication by day and romance by night. The suites at Aqua Blu are exquisitely designed with stylish modern décor overlooking the sea, private reviving swimming pools and constitute the perfect spot to wind down every evening and watch the magnificent sunset.

The seductive blend of exclusivity, unique architectural design, stunning location and adjoining white sand beach, make Aqua Blu the ultimate destination on the Island of Kos

5. Hansar Samui Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand

Hansar Samui Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand

Hansar, han·sar[hen-saa] means happiness and joy.

Hansar Samui Resort and Spa offers luxurious, beachfront, and spacious accommodation. Open-plan yet intimate, each of their rooms is unique and designed with teak floors, terrazzo bathrooms, and local textiles.

If you are looking for a relaxing escapade, the LUXSA Spa offers a traditional and rejuvenating sanctuary for your senses. Savor the authentic taste of French Mediterranean Cuisine, in addition to a Thai menu at the beachfront H Bistro Restaurant. Sunset cocktails and finger food are best enjoyed at the elevated Chill Lounge - overlooking the golden sands and view of Bophut Bay.

After enjoying the soothing ocean breeze and a day of poolside tanning, book a romantic pop-up dinner at their restaurant called Dining under the Stars and enjoy a sumptuous meal and create a sweet moment with your loved ones.

What’s not to love about getting some Coastal Clarity? Let’s pack our bags and find summer, we’re ready! How about you?

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