Top 5 Beachside Holiday Destination

Summer is here! To get you revved up for the hot summer months to come, we’ve put together a list of top beach resorts to inspire your holiday wish list. From our resort lifestyle at Pebble Beach to the shores of the beach resorts of the world, here are our top 5 picks.

Fairmont Kea Lani: Maui, Hawaii, United States of America

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is a beautiful sprawling beach resort with accommodation in family suites, hotel apartments and two and three-bedroom villas. Within the grounds you can make use of the family-style, resort pools including two-lagoon pools with a water slide, two whirlpools, a kid’s pool and a serenity pool with a bar. The resort is connected to Polo Beach, a pristine white sand beach with small tidal pools created by the lava rock formations within the area.

While the kids enjoy the fun kids club activities, take advantage of Willow Stream Spa on the property and try out the ‘Inspire your energy’ wellness programme which includes yoga, meditation, nutrition and fitness activities. The resort also offers a window into Hawaiian culture where you can join in unique cultural ceremonies, canoeing and a fun selfie scavenger hunt. You can also take a leisurely stroll through the resort’s curated, artisanal shops where you can find locally made jewellery and exclusive apparel.

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Katathani Phuket Beach Resort: Phuket, Thailand

Situated on Kata Noi beach, 35 minutes from central Phuket, Thailand, Katahani Resort is a haven of crystal blue waters and modern resort facilities. Large, spacious rooms overlook the pools, lawns and palm trees with expansive views of the blue horizon along the Andaman Sea. Extend your relaxation under the trees at Tew Son Spa with unique treatments designed in creative outdoor settings. For the adrenaline seeker, water activities at this resort includes E-surfing, crystal kayaking and paddle boarding. You can also take boat tours out to neighbouring islands.

The resort has 6 swimming pools including dedicated splash pools and relaxation pools, steps away from the beach. Join the day at the pool where you can be served drinks and lunch for the ultimate relaxing holiday you’ve been craving. For the kids, there is a pool playground with jungle gym equipment in the water – an incredibly sight to be seen. The kid’s club is also available from 9am-5pm facilitated by a trained activity and arts instructor.

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Montage Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach, California, United States of America

Montage is a luxury escape in California’s prized Laguna Beach. For opulence and a taste of the celebrity life book your stay in this sought-after resort spanning 30 acres. Enjoy your stay in large king size rooms, villas and suites with balconies overlooking the resort and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort offers days trips out on the Pacific where you can charter a boat, surf, kayak, snorkel and do a spot of whale watching. For an inland activity you can try your hand at golf, hiking or cruise through the town in your own hired Cadillac – an exclusive partnership established between Cadillac and Montage.

The Hotel offers a large pool area, known as the Mosaic pool – adjacent is a smaller kids’ pool and whirlpool. Laguna Beach is known for its arts and culture scene, make a day trip into town to explore the art museums and galleries and enjoy the laidback Californian lifestyle.

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Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa: Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain

If you’re heading to Ibiza, Spain, then the Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa is a must see. The hotel spills out onto Las Salinas Beach where you can visit a stretch of beach clubs during the day and popular night clubs when the sun goes down. Bordering the resort is the Ses Salines nature reserve and if you look out your window during the summer months, you can find flamingos wading through the surf.

Inside the Grand Palladium, you will find a luxurious poolside resort where you can sunbathe your cares away. Facilities are shared with the Grand Palladium Palace Resort – accessed via a bridge. You can enjoy the best of two enormous pools, gym, tennis courts, yoga and fitness classes, restaurants, a kid’s pool with jungle gym equipment, 3 kids’ clubs and a Spa. There is also a live band each night to salsa the night away.

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Moon Palace, Cancun: Cancun, Mexico

Moon Palace offers an all-inclusive stay with top restaurants, pools, beach access, night life and trips into Cancun to experience the local hospitality. The resort facilities include golfing, an arcade, skate rink, live music shows and all-day poolside fun with swim-up bars and exceptional service. The kids will also love the ice-cream and sweet shop inside the resort.

Explore nearby caves and sea life with dedicated snorkeling tours and come back to your luxurious hotel room with views of the Yucatan Peninsula or the lush, green golf course that is part of the resort. The best time to go to Cancun is in December when the weather is cooler in this tropical hotspot, so start making plans today!

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Closer to home

An around the world trip does sound tempting but why go through the long haul when you have resort-style living right here in Pebble Beach with the inviting Sibaya Beach and Umhlanga Rocks Beach within minutes from home.

Pebble Beach offers you resort-style living all year round with access to our superb pools, kids’ water slide and mini-golf on the roof. Our estate was made to bring back the vacation ‘feels’ all-year round.

Whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or you are just in Durban for the festive season, reserve your stay at Pebble Beach for that pampered, relaxed, resort feeling.

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