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Best Beachside Resorts To Stay This Summer 

Coastal getaways offer the perfect mix of relaxation, adventure, and nature. Whether you are looking to soak up the sun on a sandy shore, snorkel in crystal clear waters, or explore the local culture and cuisine, beach destinations have something for everyone. So, pack your sunscreen, grab your favorite book, and get ready to unwind in paradise at our recommended beach destinations this summer:

W Bali — Seminyak

Looking for an elevated yet playful beach experience? Seminyak, a popular beach resort town on the southwestern coast of Bali, has a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere for travellers looking for cute cafes, funky cocktail bars, and sophisticated beach clubs.

Located in the heart of Bali’s vibrant fashion, nightlife, and restaurant scene, W Bali – Seminyak is where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from your expansive and elegantly designed room, suite, or villas. The hotel’s refined design is inspired by the beauty and culture of Bali, which is highlighted through a rice terrace-inspired pool and lobby chandeliers that resemble traditional temple roofs.

Dubbed as one of the best brunches in Bali, the signature Sunday brunch at Starfish Bloo is a culinary experience that cannot be missed. Starfish Bloo is a vibrant oceanfront restaurant with a passion for using the freshest, locally-sourced seafood and garden-grown ingredients to the fullest.

Discover a world of natural splendour set in the Indonesian archipelago and move from basking on the stunning Kuta Beach to browsing Seminyak’s most eclectic art, crafts, dining, and shopping. Encircled by bars and nightclubs that offer premium entertainment and music, W Bali – Seminyak is also known as the social hub in Seminyak, hosting a variety of events and activities, including fashion shows, live music performances, and beach parties for all-day fun.

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Krabi – one of Thailand’s most popular travel destinations – is known for a stunning natural beauty that showcases towering limestone cliffs, emerald green waters, and verdant rainforests. The region is a beloved getaway for adventure seekers, beach lovers, and those looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. Krabi’s cuisine is defined by its delectable seafood dishes, curries, and street food, which incorporate a blend of authentic Thai flavors with influences from Chinese, Malay, and Indian cuisine.

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – the world’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property is a secluded paradise nestled in fragrant tropical gardens overlooking the Andaman Sea. Each of the resort’s luxury villas and private pavilions blurs the boundaries between indoors and out, showcasing personal pools and ocean and garden views. Escape to an oasis of spacious layouts, personalized service by their very own butler or “Ton Hong” and traditional Thai design elements, including hand-painted panels.

Guests find endless opportunities for adventure, including long-tail boat rides to Hong Island, speedboat trips to Phi Phi Islands, or drives out to Tiger Cave Temple or Ao Thalane Mangrove Forest. Enrich your stay with an immersive nature encounter at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve through their collaboration with the Krabi Elephant House Sanctuary. The resort also offers unique immersive activities such as a romantic BBQ dinner at a favorite beach spot; a meditation class with local monks; a helicopter tour of the region’s dramatic scenery; an in-villa personal yoga session; a boat journey to surrounding islands – the possibilities are endless.

JW Marriott Goa

Famous for its beaches and incredible coastlines, Goa, is an unforgettable destination with a rich, multicultural history. The region’s warm waters, sunny skies, and stunning coastal scenery make Goa the perfect backdrop for an action-packed day of thrilling water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving.

Set in an unparalleled location along the golden Goan coastline, the newly opened JW Marriott Goa is a luxury oasis located minutes away from the historic Chapora Fort and sun-soaked Chapora and Vagator Beaches. Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and breathtaking sunset views, the magnificent hotel is a haven for mindfulness which guests can focus on themselves amidst tropical greens. There is also a 24-hour JW Fitness center with a sauna before an indulgent spa treatment or steam bath at Spa by JW. 

The Family by JW program at the JW Marriott Goa provides a personalized and enriching experience for families traveling together. The package incorporates activities and accommodations for children and adults, including access to the JW Family entertainment centre, virtual reality games, a bowling alley, and a children’s play area. Marriott Bonvoy members can also enjoy 2 kids activities with complimentary breakfast and dinner at JW Kitchen by joining the JW Family Staycation.