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Top 5 Beach Destinations for Luxury Travelers

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Looking for a luxury getaway? A beautiful beach could be the perfect setting for relaxation and to create lasting memories with family and friends. Here are some of the most highly rated beaches in the world. Some are in established luxury markets while others represent emerging luxury for trendsetting vacationers.  

5 Best beaches for luxury travelers

Check out these beaches when you’re planning your next vacation.

1. Grace Bay Beach — Providencials, Turks and Caicos

Ranked 1 out of 25 by TripAdvisor

Ranked 3 out of 100 by CNN Travel


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The white sand and warm, aquamarine waters are what place this beach at the top of the list. It’s lined with hotels and restaurants but still retains a peaceful aura. The Turks and Caicos are synonymous with luxury and a must-visit for any traveler looking for the ultimate beach getaway.

2. Rabbit Beach — Lampedusa, Italy

Not ranked on TripAdvisor

Ranked 2 out of 100 by CNN Travel


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Travelers adore this unique beach in the middle of the Mediterranean for its soft sand and clear water. It is remote — situated on Rabbit Island about 105 miles from the Italian mainland. Because of that it makes for a great destination during a day of sailing or yachting.

3. Seven Mile Beach — Negril, Jamaica

Ranked 8 out of 25 by TripAdvisor

Ranked 41 out of 100 by CNN Travel


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This iconic Jamaican beach is within a comfortable drive from many luxury developments on Jamaica’s coast. The beach faces directly west, making for some beautiful Caribbean sunsets. Sheltered by a massive reef, the waters are reliably calm.

4. Canggu Beach — Bali, Indonesia

Not Ranked by TripAdvisor

Ranked 39 out of 100 by CNN Travel


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This black sand beach is known for its outstanding surf and pristine nature. About 20 to 30 minutes by car from Bali’s famed Kuta Beach, this destination has the dual appeal of being out-of-the-way yet close enough to Bali’s bigger attractions that you could easily arrange dinner or a night out with ease.

5. White Beach — Boracay, Philippines

Ranked 25 out of 25 on TripAdvisor

Not ranked by CNN Travel


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With a renewed focus on environmental friendly tourism and a growing list of destinations for the Asian luxury market, the Philippines is fighting its way into the luxury scene. Nearby diving destinations provide no shortage of things to do for adventurous travelers and the white sand beach is world class.

Tips for real estate shopping while you travel

Many luxury travelers like to scout for potential real estate investments while they’re seeing the world. If you love the area and could envision yourself returning often, purchasing a home could make sense. You’ll always feel comfortable when you visit and you can use the property for income while you’re away.

Here’s how to have a great real estate shopping experience while you travel.

1. Ask your agent to find listings ahead of time

Having your go-to agent source several listings that fit your style before you land at your destination will take the stress out of browsing real estate listing while you travel. Your agent should be able to find a local contact who can help sort through homes in your price range. If you view the properties online to narrow down the list, it’s easy to work a few viewings into your other leisure activities. Knowing the neighborhoods that your listings are in ahead of time can help you make a mental note to evaluate which areas you like best when you’re traveling through.

2. Work with a local agent who knows the area

If you don’t already have an agent, linking up with a local agent who specializes in luxury listings could help you gain valuable knowledge of the area. Even if you do have a regular agent you use for many of your real estate needs, partnering with someone in the area gives you that added insight. Local knowledge could make the difference between a good deal or a real estate mistake.

Not sure how to find an agent with local knowledge of your destination? The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help buyers and sellers of luxury homes and estates find real estate professionals with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to support their unique needs. Our members specialize in the luxury home market and have completed extensive training to build additional competencies. Search for a member in your ideal destination using the Find a Member tool.

3. Set aside one day to view top properties

Viewing luxury properties at your travel destination can be a fun experience for you and your travel partners, but don’t let it consume the whole trip. Instead, tell your agent you’d like to commit one day to looking at properties and make efforts to schedule the viewings in an easy-to-follow route for the day. Then, add a few extra stops into the route to make it enjoyable for everyone. Maybe you work a relaxing lunch with a view into the schedule. Or, you could plan the day so your last property is nearest a hike you’d like to squeeze in or a golf course you want to try.

4. Arrange your finances before you leave

If you think there’s a possibility you might make an offer on a property while you’re traveling, it could be a wise idea to alert your accountant, bank or financial planner before you leave so you can have access to the funds you’d need without a hassle. Save yourself a few phone calls and emails on the golf course by doing them in advance at the office.

Experience true luxury on the world’s best beaches

Whether you want to find a new beach home or just stop by for a visit, spending some time on the beach is a great way to mix luxury and adventure.

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