The Best Beach Resorts In The World

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We’re all dreaming of a warm-weather getaway right about now (how many degrees below zero is it?). Here are best beach resorts in the world that we return to again and again — spanning the globe from Rhode Island to Fiji — from Traveler’s 2017 Gold List.

1. The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

“One of the sexiest grown- ups’ weekend spots I’ve ever been to.” Rebecca Misner

2. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

“An overwater villa is a dream come true, but the slightly more spacious on-the-sand option here is the ultimate fantasy beach house.” Cynthia Rosenfeld

3. COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

“Just a quick nonstop flight from New York, yet it feels thousands of miles away. The first time I came here, Keith Richards was holding court in the tiny bar. The next morning, Christie Brinkley waved hello as she jogged past my chaise longue. The 13-year-old me would have freaked out.” Peter Jon Lindberg

4. Cuixmala, Jalisco, Mexico

“It’s a long drive from the airport — more than three hours — but it’s paradise. While the water can be dramatic at times, the beautiful pool that overlooks it will do the trick.” Yolanda Edwards

5. The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia

“So much to love here, like the jungle-meets-the-sea setting and rain forest walks with charming resident naturalist Irshad Mubarak.” Peter Jon Lindberg

“It’s the unicorn of hotels — glamorous without feeling snooty, stylish but still playful, a throwback but not at all dated, and just so damn chic. The people-watching at that hotel is as epic as the beach.” Rebecca Misner

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