Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler Ranks The Best New Beach Hotels

04/22/2014 11:37 am ET Updated Jun 22, 2014

Originally posted on CNTraveler.com

Our favorite beach hotels are as different as the beaches they sit on, from a stylish tropical hideaway in Thailand to a restored nineteenth-century cedar-shingled cottage in Provincetown. But what they all have in common is their beauty--and their views over some of the most glorious stretches of coastline in the world.

  • <strong>ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA
Wailea, Hawaii</strong>

How’s this for a first morning at a resort: The day began with a tri
    ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA Wailea, Hawaii How’s this for a first morning at a resort: The day began with a trip out to sea in a little outrigger canoe, where I spotted a pod of North Pacific humpbacks. Then, as they disappeared from sight, I turned and watched the sun rise over the white sand of Mokapu Beach, where a lounge chair had already been set up for me.
  • <strong>ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA
Wailea, Hawaii</strong>
    ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA Wailea, Hawaii
  • <strong>ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA
Wailea, Hawaii</strong>
    ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA Wailea, Hawaii
  • <strong>MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA
Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua</strong>
 

Nicaragua may be one of the world’s hot eco-d
    MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua Nicaragua may be one of the world’s hot eco-destinations, but the lodgings were hippie-chic at best—until Mukul opened last year.
  • <strong>MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA
Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua</strong>
    MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua
  • <strong>MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA
Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua</strong>
    MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua
  • <strong>NIZUC RESORT & SPA
Cancun, Mexico
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The garden villas may be more private, but you’re here for the beach.
    NIZUC RESORT & SPA Cancun, Mexico The garden villas may be more private, but you’re here for the beach. So book one of the eight penthouse suites, which have outdoor living rooms and Caribbean vistas.
  • <strong>NIZUC RESORT & SPA
Cancun, Mexico
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    NIZUC RESORT & SPA Cancun, Mexico
  • <strong>NIZUC RESORT & SPA
Cancun, Mexico
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    NIZUC RESORT & SPA Cancun, Mexico
  • <strong>POINT YAMU BY COMO
Phuket, Thailand</strong>

High above Phang Nga Bay, Como’s property has a near-panoramic vista
    POINT YAMU BY COMO Phuket, Thailand High above Phang Nga Bay, Como’s property has a near-panoramic vista of the glittering waters below. But the real beauty here is that there isn’t much to do beyond taking a dip in the phenomenal infinity pool, followed by a nap.
  • <strong>POINT YAMU BY COMO
Phuket, Thailand</strong>
    POINT YAMU BY COMO Phuket, Thailand
  • <strong>POINT YAMU BY COMO
Phuket, Thailand</strong>
    POINT YAMU BY COMO Phuket, Thailand
  • <strong>SALT HOUSE INN
Provincetown, Massachusetts</strong>

What I wanted: the un-B&B B&B—a hotel both spotless and moder
    SALT HOUSE INN Provincetown, Massachusetts What I wanted: the un-B&B B&B—a hotel both spotless and modern, a hotel where it didn’t feel like an innkeeper was watching my every coming and going. And at the 15-room Salt House Inn, I found it.
  • <strong>SALT HOUSE INN
Provincetown, Massachusetts</strong>
    SALT HOUSE INN Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • <strong>SALT HOUSE INN
Provincetown, Massachusetts</strong>
    SALT HOUSE INN Provincetown, Massachusetts

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