From over water bungalows to infinity pools, whilst sipping cocktails as the sun goes down, we have hand picked five of the most awe-inspiring boutique hotels from Cornwall to the Indian Ocean.
Vahine island – Tahaa, French Polynesia
Vahine Island is truly intimate private-isle hotel set on the paradise that is the 23 acre private Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman) in the middle of the lagoon of Tahaa. With just nine standalone bungalows and unadulterated views over a pristine turquoise lagoon you’ll feel a world away. Choose from a beach bungalow, beach suite or overwater bungalow all of which offer air-con comfort and are constructed from local materials, which blend perfectly into the white sands and coconut grove backdrop. Go sea kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and outrigger canoeing before settling down for cocktail o’clock and a stunning meal and a table on the sand for lagoonside alfresco dining.
Double rooms from £357
Huvafen Fushi – Maldives
The Maldives tend to conjure up rather high expectations of desert island white sands, pristine water, ocean bungalows with glass floor and butlers bringing you cocktails while you soak up the sun. Huvafen Fushi is that place.
43 private bungalows and pavilions, an infinity pool that bleeds into the Indian ocean, twinkling with fibre optic lights at night and a plethora of incredible dining options. And, just when you think it can’t get any better, snorkel one of the best reefs in the Maldives and stumble upon the jaw-dropping underwater spa.
Double rooms from £1238
Grace – Santorini, Greece
Offering the ultimate escape, the Grace is carved out of a clifftop and is the perfect vantage point to watch the stunning Santorini sunsets that paint the Aegean sea. The 21 whitewashed, minimalist rooms and suites invite relaxation whilst sipping speciality cocktails as the sun goes down. A cliff edge infinity pool surrounded by cushioned, double loungers and an intimate domed restaurant, serving contemporary Greek cuisine will delight.
Double rooms from around £320
Six Senses Yao Noi – Phang Nga, Thailand
55 private pool villas have an uncompromised standard of luxury and are set amongst the trees in a unique natural environment, built from local teak and finished with palm leaf roofs. Each has it’s own infinity pool with sundeck and is attended by a personal villa team. The natural vegetation provides privacy between the elevated villas, creating a private, tropical haven. Dine with a waterfall running through the restaurant or eat a champagne breakfast on your private terrace before heading to the spa for a sensory, revitalizing experience.
Double rooms from around £450
Watergate Bay – Cornwall, UK
With it’s own private beach and 69 beautiful, nautical inspired bedrooms Watergate Bay is a super chic slice of contemporary paradise. Five incredible restaurants each with locally sourced produce and varied menus (including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen nearby), a 25m indoor infinity pool, flanked on two side by glass which transforms into an outdoor pool when the weather allows and a relaxing spa, you won’t want to leave Watergate Bay.
Rooms from £105
However far you want to travel, there is an amazing Boutique Hotel Made for you, so go on and check them out!