Dramatic clifftop vistas, a panoramas of sweeping white sand or an infinity pool with a view - nothing beats a stay overlooking the blue beauty of the ocean and being lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves...

The Naka Island, Phuket, Thailand

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

Playa Vik, José Ignacio, Uruguay

Cobblers Cove, Barbados

Amanwella, Sri Lanka

Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey

Kilindi Zanzibar, Tanzania

Abama, Tenerife, Spain

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Viceroy Anguilla, Anguilla

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes, France

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy

Alila Villas Soori, Bali, Indonesia

Casa Angelina, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, UAE

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, USA

Deniz Feneri Lighthouse, Kas, Turkey

Azura at Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique

Eagles Nest, New Zealand

Four Seasons Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Hotel Saint-Barth, Isle de France, St Barts

GoldenEye Hotel & Resort, Jamaica

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Crete, Greece

Colony Club, Barbados

Uxua Casa Hotel, Brazil

Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

Capella Pedregal, Mexico

Petit St Vincent, St Vincent & The Grenadines

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