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The Top 15: Indagare’s Most-Booked Beach Resorts

Whether your idea of a perfect beach vacation is a sun-soaked island in the South Pacific or a boho-chic cottage in Mexico, there is no denying the magic of a few days on the sand, by the sea. Read on for our members’ most beloved beach properties.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a beach vacation. Our specialists can book you at the property that is right for you, plan seamless travel transfers and arrange great activities, meals and special experiences.

Jumby Bay, Antigua

With its long white beaches, manicured garden paths and limpid turquoise sea, Jumby Bay, set on a pristine private island off the coast of Antigua, is home to luxurious suites, villas and estate homes.

Best For: Groups of friends and travelers who prefer a private island location and luxurious five-star amenities on a breathtaking beachfront location.

Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico

With two swimmable beaches, excellent restaurants serving authentic Mexican dishes and world-class kid’s programs, the Four Seasons Punta Mita has developed exceptional loyalty among repeat guests.

Best For: This is a first-rate family resort, but couples will also appreciate its extensive amenities.

Related: The 10 Best Babymoon Destinations

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Four Seasons Costa Rica offers excellent outdoor activities like zip-lining and hiking in the jungle, along with beachside relaxation, reliable five-star service and excellent food.

Best For: An equally wonderful place for couples or families, this property is perfect for those who want an easy getaway.

Related: The Top 10: Where to Find the Best Surfing in the World

The Brando, French Polynesia

Marlon Brando’s private island paradise has been transformed into an eco-luxury resort, and every element of The Brando, from the villas to the beautiful landscape and warm local staff, is top-notch.

Best For: Couples with a taste for exclusivity who appreciate the resort’s ecologically sustainable approach.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

The large reef surrounding the main island of Bora Bora is scattered with resorts, but the Four Seasons makes it easy for the choosy traveler: in terms of setting, atmosphere and amenities, it’s simply unmatched.

Best For: First-time visitors who wants to experience the best of Bora Bora.

Related: The Ultimate Exotic Beach Vacations: Indagare Matchmaker

One & Only Palmilla, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The authentically Mexican One & Only Palmilla is the ultimate in pampering service and offers one of the few swimmable beaches in Cabo.

Best For: Families and couples who like over-the-top extravagance and appreciate classic Mexican architecture.

Related: Mexico’s Best Beach Resorts

Four Seasons Anguilla

With a stylish design, spacious accommodations and a large spa and gym, this Anguilla property is a home run for both families and couples.

Best For: Those who want a sleek, full-service resort and a buzzy beach scene.

Las Ventanas, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Meaning “the windows to paradise,” this is an iconic, romantic resort that lives up to its hype.

Best For: Couples or friends traveling together who are looking for a totally intimate getaway in an extremely stylish setting.

Related: The 15 Most Romantic Restaurants in the World

Belmond Maroma, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is on the area’s best beach and has an authentic, intimate destination-specific vibe and a Kinan Spa with a holistic approach to “Slow Beauty,” self-care and wellness.

Best For: Couples and groups in search of an exclusive, romantic atmosphere (and plenty of relaxation on the beach beds).

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

This 40-room hotel on Flamands Beach epitomizes the island’s laid-back style and has been completely redone in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Best For: Travelers who like to feel as if they’d arrived in the midst of a convivial house party at a property that manages to be at once glamorous and welcoming.

Related: The Most Romantic Destinations Around the World

Rosewood Mayakobá, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Part of the Mayakoba complex, the Rosewood Mayakobá is built around a network of canals and has an excellent Kids’ Club that keeps fans coming back time and again—especially for the suites with private plunge pools, patios and gardens near the beach.

Best For: Families who want a reliably luxurious beach vacation.

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

COMO Parrot Cay is exclusive (located on its own cay) and expensive, but in design and ambience, the resort evokes the castaway, barefoot chic feel of a private island.

Best For: Travelers who enjoy a relaxed, understated vibe and are looking to unplug with full-service amenities in a jungle-like setting; also, spa aficionados who want to take advantage of COMO Shambhala.

Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

The only resort on the undeveloped island of Sumba, Nihi Sumba sits on 560 acres of unspoiled natural land and offers luxury accommodations, an array of activities from surfing to snorkeling and spearfishing and authentic cultural immersion.

Best For: Couples looking for a unique romantic getaway; travelers who appreciate truly off-the-beaten path cultural experiences.

Related: Ultimate Exotic Beach Vacations: Indagare Matchmaker

Esencia, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The 43-room boutique Hotel Esencia feels beautifully off the radar, like being invited to a chic Mexican friend’s beach home.

Best For: Couples who appreciate rustic luxury with the proximity of Tulum.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a beach vacation. Our specialists can book you at the property that is right for you, plan seamless travel transfers and arrange great activities, meals and special experiences.

– Blair West on February 12, 2019

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