Starwoods Best Beach Resorts for 2013
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Starwoods Best Beach Resorts for 2013

Starwoods Best Beach Resorts for 2013

The summer season is here, and perhaps the time to take vacations have also arrived. For most people based in the concrete jungle based cities from around the world, where sometimes temperature tend to soar, a refreshing beach vacation would be the best way to rejuvenate, and emerge fresh into the daily course of life. Hence, with the 2013 Starwood Preferred Guest Member Favorites list selected by members worldwide, you can be your own luxury travel advisor. The preferred Starwood resorts from around the world have been listed across nine categories, including best spa indulgence, golf getaways, best island getaways amongst other categories, but for those dreaming of a luxurious beach vacation, get ready to take your pick.

Starwoods Best Beach Resorts for 2013

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maldives FullMoon Resort & Spa Beach

North Male Atoll, Maldives

Highlights: Dining, natural relaxation and rejuvenation methods

Located in the best known nation for beach resort vacationing, The

The Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa also features as one of the most romantic retreat and one of the best island paradise.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Beach

Hawaii, United States of America

Highlights: Pacific Ocean exposure, smoke-free resort

Being placed at the near the tip of the famous Black Rock of Kaanapali Beach in Hawaii, one of the favorite destinations for beach vacationing in North America, this resort boasts of some of the best oceanic exposures to the Pacific Ocean via most of it's accommodation, including the special Ali 'I' suite, Ohana Suite, and the ADA Rooms. Apart from the large scale of amenities, most hotels of this stature would include a suitable ambiance, and the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa does that with aplomb. Old Haiwaii has been depicted via the local craftwork displayed along the walls including the bamboo lamp designs, block prints on kapa, and rattan chairs in peacock shape design of ancient thrones.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Resort

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort Beach

Port Douglas, Australia

Highlights: 4-mile beach exposure, 2-hectares of swimmable lagoons, access to Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Villa accommodation

The

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort is also listed as best golf getaway.

Royal Hawaiian Resort

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki Resort

Honululu, United States of America

Highlights: Cultural activities, unique décor, gold standard concierge service, and host of summer activities

Known as the 'Pink Palace of the Pacific', the Royal Haiwaiin Resort is a part of the Luxury Collection Resort Group. For those who love beach based activities, there is a lot to choose from, including catamaran cruises, surfing, snorkeling, apart from shopping, cultural activities to keep busy. There are special childrens' menus that can also be free under certain conditions. There is the opportunity to indulge in golfing, luanas and cultural shows, and land adventures as well.

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki Beach

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki is also on the list of most romantic getaways.

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort Beach

Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

Highlights: AAA Five-Diamond Award Winning hotel, Spa, grilled cuisine, recreation, special childcare services

One of the most luxurious offerings in this list, the

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort also has one of the best spas on the list.

St. Regis Princeville Resort

The St. Regis Princeville Resort Beach

Hawaii, United States of America

Highlights: Location on Kaua'i island, which millions of years older than the other neighboring islands, Young Voyagers Club, vast accommodation choices, dining, spa and golf course

The St.Regis Princeville resort stands as one of the most elite properties in the area where clubs and it's amenities pamper guests to make their holiday worth the wait. The list of benefits included in the Inner Circle of the Resort count to many, but the most mentionable ones include complementary valet parking, discounts on the Halele'a Spa treatment, 15% discount on food and beverage, 15% discount on purchases as the Golf Club, direct and access to Young Voyagers Club. For staying there are 3 main categories of luxurious accommodations which include the ocean view, mountain or garden view, and the ocean view premium category of rooms. For dining, there are 8 options to choose from including outlets like Kauai Grill, St.Regis Bar, Makana Terrace, Napali Cafe, and the Nalu Kai Grill and bar. One can of course order in for a private room dining, or enjoy meals at the Mailani Dinner Show. For refreshing experience, one can join the yoga sessions, get special bridal dresses in case of a marriage, or work it out at the athletic centre.

The St. Regis Princeville Resort

The St. Regis Princeville Resort also features as one of the best golf getaways, best romantic retreat and best island paradise.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa Beach

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Highlights: Location on Cayman Islands, food and beverage, Hibiscus Spa, Westin Kids Club, beach exposure

The

Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas Beach

Hawaii, United States of America

Highlights: Villa Accommodation, large number of housekeeping and guest services, entertainment, and Spa facilities

For those who like privacy and exclusive accommodation even during the vacation, The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas are just the perfect way to spend the summer beach vacation. The owners' lounge which overlook pools and waterfalls, apart from the 3 restaurants where one can satisfy gastronomical needs. One can even go shopping at the on-site markets which have outlets for almost all needs. For those who like to laze around, there is always the great conversations at sundown, at the outdoor gas grills and barbecues. The daily housekeeping services, which include a total change of linen on call, and through cleaning of the accommodation. For rejuvenation, one can head to the Spa Helani, where the host of Hawaiian based treatments await a totally reflective and peaceful experience via trained and skilled therapists.

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas Resort

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is one of the best resorts for family vacation.

Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba

The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba Beach

Palm Beach, Aruba

Highlights: Idyllic setting in Caribbean, ocean view suites, casino

One of the rare surviving monarchies in the Caribbean waters, the

Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket Beach

Siray Bay, Phuket, Thailand

Highlights: idyllic settings, water sports programme, shared neighborhood with James Bond Island, golfing

One of Asia's prime locations for beach vacationing, Siray Bay near Phuket offers some of the best views and lifestyle tourism known in the region. Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa offers a host of activities in these settings, including beach yoga, sunset beach volleyball, Nordic walks, windsurfing lessons, kayaking, beach soccer, beach pilates, and snorkeling. The outdoor pools and Siray Bay visits, workouts at the Westin WORKOUT Gymnasium, kids programme at the Westin Kids Club, or a through refresher at the Heavenly spa which has localized but famous treatments are other activities to keep oneself busy in. For dining needs, there are 6 outlets on the resort; Daily Treats for bakery products, Eest for Asian Cuisine, Mix Lounge Bar, Prego Italian Cuisine, Seasonal tastes for multi-cuisine, and the Splash beach-side restaurant.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket Resort

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket has world class spa for spa for spa indulgence.

W Retreat Koh Samui

W Retreat Koh Samui Beach

Koh Samui, Thailand

Highlights: modern lifestyle on the beach, exotic therapy at the spa, library, and guest services

Though most luxury resorts and hotels offer the local seaside lifestyle to it's guests, the

W Retreat Koh Samui wins accolades for not just being the best beach resort, but also as one of the most romantic retreats, island paradise and best exotic escape.

W South Beach Hotel

W South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

Highlights: Multiple cuisine dining, beach bar, private accommodation

Miami Beach in Florida happens to be a fantasy destination of the all the beach loving Americans, and the Western world at large. The interesting part about resorts based in this area is, the complete contrast of a busy city alongside this pristine beach vacation spot where the lifestyle is much more easily paced. The W South Beach Hotel is one such place, where luxury and beach lifestyle come into a homogeneity of soothing vacation, where guests can select anything between the 15 different varieties of accommodation including the private villas. The VIP suites itself, have 8 sub categories, which translates into 'just-the-right' room and settings for everyone. Apart from a host of sea based activities, one can indulge in Bliss Spa, Sweat Fitness cente, Bicycle rental for a local city tour, basketball and tennis, apart from wellness consultation with noted expert Simone Cavalletti. For hunger pangs, anything from the 5 outlets can be chosen as per mood and setting to indulge and taste finely cooked food.

W South Beach Resort

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