There’s no accommodation quite like a beach hut: no matter how grand the hotel is, how spacious the campervan, how friendly the hostel, a stay in a beach hut is something completely unique, and something you really need to try for yourself to understand. For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some of the best beach hut holidays available, you simply must check these out.
TULUM • QUINTANA ROO • MEXICO
Shambala Petit Hotel
Located on the Yucutan coast of Mexico, Tulum offers a winning combination of spotless white sand and remarkable Mayan ruins. What better way to enjoy this spectacular spot than in your own little beach hut? The Shambala Petit Hotel boasts 10 traditionally thatched cabanas, all facing the ocean and ready for you to explore. The rooms are charming and elegant, building a contrast between the clean white walls and the dark wood, perfect for your Mexican getaway.
Outside the huts, the pearly white, limestone sand of the Tulum beaches really are a sight for sore eyes. Enjoy peace and tranquility on the generous 10km of beaches, surrounded more by the laid-back-traveller type than your stereotypical noisy tourist. Wandering off the beach itself, take the opportunity to explore the ruins of one of the last mayan cities and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the area.
PLAGE DE PAMPELONNE • PROVENCE ALPES-COTE D’AZUR • FRANCE
With thatched roofs, sandy beaches and palm trees, the Tiki huts on Pampelonne Beach in St Tropez, France, are really quite something to look at. And they’re just as incredible on the inside. These beach huts are more like mobile homes in disguise, containing satellite television, air conditioning and fancy kitchens – you won’t want to go home. The one downfall of these stunning little structures is that they don’t offer much in the way of seclusion: right behind the Tiki huts, you’ll find rows and rows of mobile homes, but it might just be worth it for the location.
The downside? Plage de Pampelonne is traditionally a nudist beach. The upside? It’s considered to be the most beautiful beach in the French Riviera, promising gorgeous golden sand and spotless Mediterranean waters. During the summertime, this is a popular hangout spot for celebrities who frequent the nearby restaurants and clubs, perfect if you’re looking to add a touch of glamour to your holiday.
CORAL COAST • VITI LEVU • FIJI
The perfect holiday is worth a bit of travelling, and at over 1,300 miles from New Zealand, that’s exactly what you’ll have to do in order to reach Fiji. One thing we must say, though: It’s worth it. The beaches of Fiji are absolutely stunning, and perfect for a little bit of relaxation and a break from your fast-paced modern life.
One of the most popular destinations to visit in Fiji is the Coral Coast, a central location with a grand beach and any number of accommodation options. Located on the southwest side of Viti Levu, the Coral Coast boasts spotless white sands accessible from the hotels and resorts located nearby, or from the Queens Highway for those who are staying a little further from the beach.
While The Beachouse isn’t so much a beach hut as a small resort, the stunningly unique accommodation options available there will make you feel like you’re staying in an authentic beach hut, offering elegant bungalow accommodation for families or couples and stylish 6-bed dormitories for the more seasoned traveller.
COCOA ISLAND • MAKUNUFUSHI • MALDIVES
Cocoa Island Resort
A tiny island resort in the Maldives, Cocoa Island Resort is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for sanctuary in the lap of luxury. The 33 huts in the resort are absolutely gorgeous, sitting right over the water so you can slide straight from your accommodation right into the turquoise lagoon below. The beach that surrounds the island is made up of spotless, powdery white sand. It’s like something right out of a dream.
Explore one of the two private diving reeds, visit the spa and wellness centre and try out some of the best food you’ll ever eat, before returning to your air-conditioned hut and turning on your plasma TV. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your children from the child-minding service – they’ll be wanting to log onto your complimentary wifi!
BANYUWEDANG • BALI • INDONESIA
Banyuwedang Beach Hut
Situated on the border of West Bali National Park, the serene bay of Banyuwedang is the perfect spot for your idyllic beach getaway. Bali, 10% of which is taken up by this stunning National Park, features a combination of coastal monsoon and savanna areas and is just waiting for you to explore it. This is your chance to check out wild deer, black monkeys, owls, white starlings, eagles, giant squirrels, wild boars and many more beautiful creatures.
The beach huts at Banyuwedang rest on the spotless white sand on the edge of the bay, and are quite something. This tiny, quaint gazebo has just one bedroom, and is just big enough to comfortably house two people – perfect for a romantic getaway. Available nearby are a dive shop, restaurant and kayaking facilities, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do.
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