Luxury travel, you just can’t beat it! Whether you’re looking for luxury places to stay in Cornwall or a water bungalow in Bora Bora, a luxury holiday is a great way to escape the rat race and indulge in some R&R. There is a growing list of luxury all-inclusive hotels around the globe and as these kind of resorts surge in popularity, so too does the quality of amenities offered onsite. We’re also now seeing a proliferation of places with swim-up suites perfect if you’re looking to indulge properly. The only problem you might have is choosing where to jet off to. To help you along, we’ve rounded up five of the very best hotels with swim-up suites.
Cornelia Deluxe Resort, Turkey
Design-heavy and heaving with countless luxury touches, the Cornelia Deluxe Resort is a prime example of what the best all-inclusive accommodation can offer. In a Villa Junior Suite, you’ll enjoy direct access to the hotel’s main pool, making morning swims a breeze. You’ll also have a jacuzzi bath in the en suite to encourage total relaxation.
Take a tour of the world’s cuisine in seven restaurants, sampling dishes that hail from western Europe right over to south-east Asia. A sun-soaked beachfront location suggests time topping up the tan, while an alfresco amphitheatre takes you into the night with authentic belly-dancing performances.
Sandals Negril, Jamaica
Perfect for couples, Jamaica’s Sandals Negril is an oasis of marble and mahogany. Set along pristine white sands and the stunning shoreline of Negril on the west coast of the island, all rooms at this hotel are a treat – the butler-served swim-up suites, however, are especially grand. With private patios leading straight into the hotel’s winding lagoon pool, it’d be rude not to start the day with a dip.
From wakeboarding and windsurfing to snorkelling and scuba diving, this hotel is great for water sports. There’s also a ton of entertainment, including beach parties and rhythmic Caribbean nights, so grab a complimentary cocktail and let loose.
Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Mauritius
In addition to a collection of designer rooms and suites, there are 17 slick swim-up abodes at the Victoria Beachcomber. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, these suites are sophisticated and airy, with minimalist wooden interiors that lead out to a terrace boasting direct pool access. Exclusively adults-only, tranquility is pretty much a given in these suites.
The all-inclusive aspect ensures a gut-busting bounty of lip-smacking cuisine, plus a range of absorbing activities. Try your hand at bocce ball, venture out in a glass-bottomed boat or simply unwind in the steamy hammam.
Sirenis Seaview Country Club, Ibiza
Swim-up suites with ocean views, themed restaurants with international cuisine, and even an aerial adventure course – what’s not to love about Ibiza’s Sirenis Seaview Country Club?
You’re on a Balearic island with plenty of history, with the hotel’s facilities geared towards outdoor fun. So, when you’re not quenching your thirst with a beer at the pool bar, get handy with a bow and arrow at the archery range. You might free your inner child on the slides of the Aquagames Water Park, then again, perhaps you’ll just float in the waters right by your suite. You’re on holiday, after all…
Ikos Aria, Kos
Set across 47 acres on the Dodecanese island of Kos, Ikos Aria is a beachside beaut with opulence to spare. All suites here have a private pool, which you can cool off in while enjoying views of the Aegean Sea.
If you like to keep busy, there’s a comprehensive activity programme offering various water sports plus land-based pastimes such as basketball. You can also hire a car if you’re keen to explore further afield. The high-end spa will welcome you in afterwards to ease away any remaining cares, while seven a la carte restaurants will fill you with the flavours of this charming Greek isle.
Diverse yet alluringly decadent, these hotels are just some of the swoon-worthy places you might escape to for an all-inclusive break. For those looking for a staycation closer to home in the UK, and worth checking out the great Cornwall guide