For some buyers, living in a beachfront home with hotel services is just not enough. Those looking for an exceptional five-star experience that extends all the way to the sand and sea should consider these three hotel-residential properties with exceptional beach amenities.
The massive 1000-acre Baha Mar development – being marketed as the “New Riviera” – is set along a 3000-foot stretch of remarkable beachfront, just 12 minutes from the Nassau International Airport in The Bahamas. Scheduled to welcome residents and guests in December 2014, the massive project will combine four luxury hotels, the Caribbean’s largest casino, and four different residential options, including properties branded by Rosewood, Grand Hyatt and Rosewood.
The lucky buyers at Baha Mar will not only have access to swimming pools for each of the hotels and water sports on the beach, but also to a private island sanctuary. Only a 15-minute boat ride from the resort, visitors will be treated to this exclusive paradise to enjoy custom experiences from simple picnics to extravagantly catered events.
On Saadiyat Island, 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, residents of the new Residences at the St. Regis, Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi will enjoy a 9-kilometer white sandy beach directly on the Arabian Gulf. Just down the beach is the Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, the Emirati outpost of the luxury hospitality operator that originated as the Société des Bains de Mer in Monaco.
The members club is designed around a spectacular outdoor swimming pool, with a mix of poolside and dune cabanas, as well as beachfront bungalows outfitted with large flat-screen televisions. The extensive club is also outfitted with its own spa and fitness facility, grassy events lawn, children’s club, as well as superb dining options that include fine dining at Le Deck, a quiet library retreat, a lounge for cool refreshments, and the Sea Lounge featuring well-known DJ’s and lively atmosphere inspired by the Monte Carlo original.
For those that are looking to enjoy magical sunsets over the Pacific Ocean without getting sand in their beach bag, consider the Montage Residences Laguna Beach. This famed resort is located in Orange County, California, between the city of Los Angeles and San Diego, and features 250 hotel rooms and 28 for-sale residences comprised of beach villas and ocean estates.
The hotel’s pool scene is certainly one of California’s best, with a beautiful mosaic swimming pool, separate childens area and whirlpool, all ringed by palm trees swaying in the cool ocean breezes. But the poolside cabanas are truly not to be missed. They are fully outfitted with a Dyson bladeless fan, iHome media player, games, newspapers and magazines, Netflix and Hulu access, and even organic sunscreen from Coola. For your refreshment, complimentary beverages and seasonal fruit is provided, in addition to a dedicated cabana host and server.
Whether your ideal beach experience is a fully wired cabana at Montage Residences Laguna Beach, lounging at the exclusive beach club on Saadiyat Island, or your own private island a short trip from the Baha Mar Casino, summer (like life) is short. Enjoy your dream beach home in one of these luxury hotel-residential properties!