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Four Seasons, Langkawi, Malaysia

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What better way to eat than sitting atop the Four Seasons’ ramparts gazing out over the bay.

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To get to the beach, first you must negotiate the infinity pool.

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Every evening produces spectacular sunsets.

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And tranquil seas during the daytime.

IMG_3320 Rooms are spacious and deliciously decorated.

Madikwe Safari Lodge, Madikwe, South Africa

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It is the only place in the world you’ll find the critically endangered two-headed giraffe.

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Even spots don’t stop spotters from spotting you.

IMG_0143Madikwe lions try to avoid mud where possible.

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But the rhino aren’t too fussed.

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There’s plenty for the kids to do when the animals are on siesta.

Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique

 

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The shallow lagoon waters are perfect for a paddle at low tide.

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But if you’re desperate for a swim, there’s always a private pool.

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Or a luxury bathtub…

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And a magnificent four poster to relax on.


Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife

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You’ll find the beach at the Abama in a secluded little cove.

 

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Though the pool area is a real sun trap.

 

 

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The rooms are well-equipped and cosy.

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But you’ll want to spend as little time in them as possible with a gorgeous golf course a stone’s throw away!

 

Jumeirah Port Sóller, Mallorca

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Romantic ocean sunsets are a daily affair at Port Sóller.newjumeirahportsollermallorcaterrace

They can be enjoyed from the pool or the terrace.

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The Resort clings to the clifftop, blending perfectly with the local environment.

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So rooms come in different shapes and sizes.

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Further afield you can visit some beautiful cave systems.

Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

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La Residencia is set terrace-like into the Mallorcan countryside.

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Which allows you an array of terraces and patios from which to enjoy the views.

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You can peer down on cobbled courtyards and narrow staircases…

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Look back at the charming Mediterranean gardens…

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And up at the stunning bluffs enclosing the pool.

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While inside the historic grandeur is matched.

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote

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Varying shades of blue offset by whitewashed walls and terracotta tiles will greet you at the Princesa Yaiza.

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Choose to bask in bright sunlight or slumber in a shady spot by the pool. IMG_4465

Your suite’s minibar will keep the little ones quiet…

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And this range of toys will help keep them even more occupied!

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

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The gentle waters of the Atlantic at the Sheraton Fuerteventura.

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The resort’s beach is protected from the ocean by breakers, making it a safe swimming haven.

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But there’s always the pool if you prefer… newsheratonfuertaventuraview

Premium Rooms offer stunning ocean views.

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And on the inside, homely Spanish comfort.

Banyan Tree Koh Samui, Thailand

The pristine beach at Banyan Tree is visible from myriad vistas.

Hillcrest villas offer residents stunning views from their balcony and pool.

More evidence that viewpoints were at the forefront of the designer’s mind.

 

The deluxe pool villas offer an palatial level of privacy and, of course, luxury.

Pimalai Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand

The stunning beach is perfect for a spot of sunbathing, a cooling swim, or a romantic walk.

 

While the resort’s pool offers fabulous views, and not just at sunset.

 

 

Your villa will be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

 

And while inside it, you’ll be surrounded by luxury.