Some people clamor for the busy, nightlife-filled cities to escape to. Me? Give me a beach with a book and drink (and maybe a jet ski) and I'm living my best life. If you can relate, here are eight resorts—many new!—that will give you the taste of the good life/have you searching the internet for cheap flights like nobody's business. Godspeed.
The Anam resort in Cam Ranh, Vietnam, is a newly opened option that's just an hour flight from Saigon and an hour and a half from Hanoi. In addition to the private beach, there are three pools, three restaurants, and a shuttle to downtown Nha Trang city. It's luxury without being stuffy–butlers, valets, and concierge are there to help, while "no shoes, no news, no stress" is their #1 philosophy. Heaven.
Opening in December of 2016, this Turks and Caicos resort features 106 ocean-view suites and six luxury villas on Long Bay, one of the most pristine beaches in Turks and Caicos. There's a spa, three pools, and four eateries, so this resort has everything you'd want...including the most important thing: views.
Two words: adults only. This Mediterranean property opened in June of 2016 and rests about 12 miles from Ibiza on the S'Argamassa beach, just a short distrance from the famous Punta Arabi hippy markets. Gorgeous, no?
Who says you have to go far to get a tropical-feeling vaca? This five-star Florida resort has interior touches by Jonathan Adler himself, so you know it's photo-worthy. Located on a private beach, seven acres of oceanfront property is yours for the viewing—and there are also two pools to boot. With a spa, oceanfront cabanas, and dog-friendly policies, it's basically got it all.
One of the top-rated resorts in Cancun, Grand Fiesta has ocean-front facing suites, an award-winning spa, and five restaurants for those discerning tastes of yours.
A brand-new resort on the untouched South Caicos Island, Sailrock Resort is an eco-conscious community with suites and villas just steps from the ocean. Whale-watch, kayak, parasail—and know that a full-service spa and more dining options are coming later in 2017.
Moon Palace, an all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, features a whopping 700 rooms, sparkling views of the Caribbean, restaurants galore (including 24-hour room service that's *included*), and water activities for everyone to enjoy.
The new development—with the first and only "overwater bungalows" located in Mexico—is anything but quaint. The 30 huts feature direct ladder access to the ocean, a private infinity pool, glass-bottom floors, and an outdoor shower, thus making them literally must-visits, ASAP.