Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Vibrant and luxurious, Jumeirah beach in Dubai offers everything that a discerning sunseeker could possibly want and more. With its white sand beach stretching coast south of Dubai’s historic district to the junction with the Palm Jumeirah. There are plenty of luxurious hotels to choose from including Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) hotel and Jumeriah Beach Hotel, each with its own restaurants, pools and beaches. For those that like to shop, Madinat Jumeirah is an older style hotel and shopping complex, ideal for those who love a bit of resort shopping or need to pick up some new swimwear. Of course Dubai is well known for its shopping and has even been named the shopping capital of the Middle East. If you can manage to drag yourself away from your sun lounger, you could also try visiting one of Dubai’s 70 shopping malls including the largest in the world, The Dubai Mall.
Maldives – Soneva Gili
If you really need to get away from city life and be at one with nature, Soneva Gili in the Maldives is the resort for you. This eco friendly resort is located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll; Soneva Gili by Six Senses is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. Guests are accommodated in Robinson Crusoe style villas built over the water. Easy access to the lagoon and everything being in the open air except the bedrooms make it virtually impossible not to relax in this fantasy playground. The resort also has private sun decks and a water garden, a spa and a range of other recreational activities including scuba diving.
Mauritius – Grand Baie
Based on the protected Northern coast of Mauritius, Grand Baie is perfect for those that love to lie on the beach and experience a relaxed vibe. Apart from its white sand beaches and natural harbor, Grand Baie offers holiday makers plenty of opportunities to get out on the emerald sparking water with a range of boat trips and water sports. For those who are less adventurous, shopping for a new swimsuit or beachwear in the local fashion shops is also a great way to pass the time. The Royal Palm Hotel is the most luxurious in the area with its exquisitely furnished suites and beautiful combination of luxury and tradition.
French West Indies – St Martin
If you are looking for some where exclusive to stay, La Samanna, St Martin is the perfect place to enjoy the unique blend of French sophistication and a Caribbean paradise. The hotel resembles a small town on a Greek Islands with an infinity pool, spa, Pilates studio, fitness studio and tennis Centre. The resort is as you would expect sun drenched and tropical with sea views to die for but also offers an interesting diversion from sun bathing with a colourful local market and variety of museums.
Lagonissi, Athens, Greece vintage bathing suits
If your idea of luxury is being waited on hand and foot, then the Grand Resort Lagonissi is probably for you. Be warned this resort is seriously expensive, in fact one of the most expensive in the world but you will be pampered to the extreme with a personal butler, trainer and. The hotel has its own private peninsula twenty exclusive sandy beach coves, plenty of lush natural beauty and a stunning view over the Aegean Sea where guests can experience breath taking sunsets.