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Our best oceanfront and seaside hotels

August 10, 2016

Hotels with a “sea” view. When the crowds of tourists start leaving the beaches and coastal areas and the weather becomes more mellow, comes the best time to enjoy a relaxing the view across the water from your bedroom or hotel terrace. We have put together a selection of our best hotels by the water.

Villa San Michele
Ravello / Salerno / Amalfi, Capri & Sorrento / Italy

There really is no better way to say you stayed on the Amalfi Coast than being perched 20 metres above it or following the hotel’s private path down to the sea and the cute little bathing area that the Dipino family has placed there for you with deckchairs, a few umbrellas and the sound of the Mediterranean lapping below.

Villa San Michele

Areias do Seixo
Santa Cruz / Lisbon Coast North / Portugal

Although not so common with foreign travellers, the coast north of Lisbon is sought after by many Portuguese, because they know of the little secrets it has to offer. Great beaches, historic towns and natural attractions are all within easy reach. Here, nestled between the dunes, lies the Areias do Seixo, that dances to its unique and original tune with a mix of charm, sophisticated modernity, sea, sand dunes and even a pine forest.

Areias do Seixo

Ilha do Toque Toque Boutique Hotel
São Sebastião / São Paulo State / Brazil

There are times we let our imagination run off to paradisiacal places where the sun always shines, the sand is pure gold and we can smell the blue Ocean. For us the Ilha do Toque Toque which lies in a preserved area of natural beauty near São Sebastião, in the state of São Paulo. The Ilha do Toque Toque is the only hotel within a 6 mile radius in this little corner of paradise and sits comfortably some 50 metres above the sea, with amazing views to match.

Ilha do Toque Boutique Hotel

Mama Nena
Chania / Crete / Greece

The Mama Nena, a stylish, modern boutique hotel with historical elements, can be found along the waterfront of the Venetian harbor in Chania. Although modernity can be found throughout the entire facility, the house itself is anything but modern: It looks out over a history, which started in the 15th century. With great attention to detail and high quality Mama Nena was brought up to date. The result: Here you will find a contemporary home far away from home with a minimalist atmosphere.

Mama Nena

Rebali Riads
Sidi Kaouki / Essaouira Region / Morocco

Pools, beach, spa and a collection of 6 lovely private villas located in the village of Sidi Kaouiki , just south of Essaouira, make the Rebali Riads. Just few steps away from stunning sandy beaches and views of both coast and mountains, the Rebalii Riads are the ideal place to relax and take in the mood of an unhurried way of life here. For the more active the beach offers great surfing, kite- and windsurfing facilities

Rebali Riads

Les 3 Îles
La Croix Valmer / Var / French Riviera & Provence / France

A private terrace, views out across the Mediterranean, 200 metres from the beach, immersed in nature, 20 minutes from Saint-Tropez yet miles away from the hustle and traffic, what else could you need?

Les 3 Îles

Casa da Ermida da Santa Catarina
Elvas / Alentejo / Portugal

Located in the beautiful Alentejo, the Casa Ermida de Santa Catarina is probable one of the best places to get away from it all. Bathed by the waters of the Caia Reservoir and surrounded by old oak trees and stunning natural beauty, the feeling is one of total seclusion.

Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina

Hostal La Hormiga Voladora
Ensenada de Bolonia / Andalusia Cadiz / Spain

The Hostal La Hormiga Voladora is one of those lovely, unassuming places that seem increasingly hard to find in this day and age. It is a beautifully situated and quirky seaside accommodation that fits in perfectly with the relaxed and typically Andalusian environment. Inside the Hormiga, the visitor will find the rooms to be no frills and simple, yet all are comfortable and furnished to good standards.

Hostal La Hormiga Voladora

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada
Sta. Clara a Velha / Alentejo / Portugal

A small lakeside hotel set in unspoiled countryside, with wonderful views over one of Europe’s cleanest lakes. In summer the mature fruit and flower gardens lead guests down to the shore where there are a variety of water sports on offer.

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada

La Sultana Oualidia
Oualidia / Oualidia – El Jadida / Morocco

The luxurious La Sultana Oualidia lies at the foot of the small Moroccan village of Oualidia, surrounded by an idyllic lagoon and endless sandy beaches. The magic of the lagoons known for their oyster farms and flamingo swarms build the perfect backdrop for utter relaxation.

La Sultana Oualidia

Parador de la Gomera
San Sebastián de la Gomera / La Gomera / Canary Islands / Spain

A heavenly setting with fabulous views of the ocean, gardens brimming with sub-tropical exotic plants, and a typical Island architecture, make up the main reference points of the lovely old-fashioned Parador de la Gomera. Inside its bright walls encrusted with volcanic rocks, the combination of Castilian and Isabelline style decoration provide for an authentic La Gomera experience.

Parador de la Gomera

Hôtel U Capu Biancu
Bonifacio / Corsica / France

It is the mixture of authentic Corsican simplicity with a touch of refinement which makes Hotel U Capu Biancu really enjoyable. Located between Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio and perfectly nestled above the gulf of Sant’Amarza with stunning views will make you feel as if you were at the end of the world. The decoration is young and fresh, with a little traditional touch, allowing for a comfortable stay. The rooms, although not really large, are colourful and comfortable.

Hotel U Capu Biancu

Finca De Arrieta
Haría – Lanzarote – Canary Islands – Spain

Spending your holiday by the sea in an ecologically sustainable way without having to abide of any comforts? We welcome you to the Finca de Arrieta on the beautiful Canary Island of Lanxzarote. The sixteen luxuriously equipped rooms, yurts and apartments are all off the grid. Even the swimming pool and the chill out areas are fed with renewable energy. And all this just 300 meters from the ocean.

FInca De Arrieta

Estalagem da Ponta do Sol
Ponta do Sol / Madeira & Porto Santo / Portugal

Nestled on the rocks above the sea on the Southern coast of Madeira, which is said to have the best climate and more hours of sunshine than any other part of the island, lies the Hotel Ponta do Sol. In contrast to the rather sleepy village of the same name, the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol is trendy, minimalistic, modern and utterly magical, a really well designed hotel.

Estalagem da Ponta do Sol 1

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