Condé Nast Traveller, the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine has revealed the 18th annual “hot list” highlighting the best hotels to debut the previous year. This year’s list of 33 finalists was considered to be the most selective ever, beating the entire chosen list comprising of over 500 hotels from 400 cities and 93 countries. The Hotels were split under “beach hotels, family hotels, design hotels and way-out-there remote hotels” categories. However, the newly-opened beach resorts across the world have stolen the buzz amongst the travellers. Below are the top five newly opened beach resorts that made to the prestigious Hot List of 2014:
Andaz Maui at Wailea, Hawaii
Hawaii has undoubtedly been a world-famous island destination with its beautiful beaches and resorts to die for. The opening of this incredible beachfront resort and sanctuary, Andaz Maui at Wailea gives travellers a much interesting reason to visit the island. A 15-acre beach resort with more than half of the 297 rooms overlooking the gorgeous Hawaiian beaches and incorporated with private lanais – invites you to explore and experience the best of Maui, from stunning beaches to magnificent peaks and scenic wonders. Nuzzled along crescent-shaped shores, this resort also offers adventurous activities including kayaking, canoeing and surfing along with its amazingly delicious list of food and beverages. Andaz-Maui at Wailea is where you would lounge overlooking the beaches, sipping on a coconut mocktail, while you gaze out at the beautiful skies!
Hotel features include 24-hour room service, bar, gym, spa, restaurant, swimming pool and Wi-Fi.
Prices for doubles start from $450.
Mukul Resort, Nicaragua
Nicaragua is one of the world’s hot eco-destinations and this Mukul Resort has been built with a holistic vision of being conservative and to provide new jobs for the surrounding communities. Mukul Resort comprises of 12 clay-tile-roofed villas and 23 bohios, which are huts with their own plunge pools – located in the shores of the Nicaragua’s emerald coast. The resort offers enthralling activities including biking through the rainforest, day tripping to historical village of Granda and golfing in the jungle or on the ocean shore – the choice is yours. Mukul Resort is where you can relax and rewind on your private palapa, in an organic, romantic atomosphere – Truly a blissful treat!
Hotel Features include bar, free Wi-Fi, gym, restaurant, swimming pool, gold course and spa.
Prices for doubles start from $525
Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancun
Located in the Maya region at secluded enclave of Punta Nizuc, Nizuc Resort & Spa is the newest luxury destination in the Mexican Caribbean. Spanning a 29-acre property, the resort is set in a wondrous haven of mangroves and lush foliage, overlooking the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, surrounded by the region’s natural wonders and exciting attractions. The resort comprises of 274 luxurious suites and private villas where guests can enjoy the resort’s pools, world-class restaurants, spa while soaking in the warm waters just few metres ahead!
Hotel features include 24-hour room service, spa, bar, gym, restaurant, swimming pool and fee Wi-Fi.
Prices of doubles start from $420
Point Yamu by Como, Phuket
The newest addition to Phuket’s long list of resorts – Point Yamu by COMO sits on the tip of Cape Yamu facing the ever-gorgeous Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. The specialty of this resort is the décor designed by the popular Paola Navone – 106 modern yet airy rooms decorated in a palette of deep blues and whites, simple and soothing. This resort uniquely offers a laidback atmosphere where you could just dip in the extraordinary infinity pool; pamper yourself in the amazing spa with naps in between. Peaceful as it sounds!
Hotel features include 24-hour room service, bar, gym, spa, restaurant, swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.
Prices for doubles start from $277
Salt House Inn, Provincetown
Located in the historic Cape Cod village of Provincetown, Massachusetts; this newly opened Salt House Inn has created quite a stir in the region and is now poised to become the town’s smartest place to stay. Formerly the funky old Dexter’s Inn, today it is the hotel that is both modern and spotless – the exterior gives the whole classic New England feel whereas the interior gives the minimalist look with largely whitewashed walls, shiplap panelling and hardwood floors. The resort is just few minutes away from the beach and your couple-of-days stay at this amazing Salt House Inn would definitely be extended for extra nights!
Hotel Features include Free Wi-Fi.
Prices for doubles start from $185
Best Beach Hotels of 2014 – An infographic by the team at Travel Center