Oceanside Openings Making Waves

Posted November 14, 2023 in Travel by Ashleigh King

The season’s hottest new openings in our favorite cruising grounds.

Impression Isla Mujerer by Secrets

Impression by Secrets have added another stunning property to their Mexican portfolio on the exclusive island of Isla Mujeres. Built into the natural landscape atop a coastal cliff to the south of the island, Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets overlooks the calm Caribbean Sea with views over the Cancun skyline in the distance. The boutique haven features 125 modern suites with dedicated butler service and Endless Privileges® inclusions, where everything is included. The elevated, adults-only, all-inclusive experience is further enhanced by four gourmet à la carte dining choices and three casual venues, bars and lounges, and a rooftop terrace featuring infinity pools. The unique spa menu features Hammam and Floatation treatments, while complimentary golf carts and bicycles are available for island exploration.

Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

Welcoming guests toward the end of the year, Six Senses Kanuhura is the second collaboration in the Maldives with Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited. Having taken over the existing Kanuhura, the refurbished resort includes 80 private overwater villas with private pools, beach and family villas and new family suites, along with all-new dining concepts and a pioneering wellness offering. Six Senses Kanuhura is the perfect place to twin with sister property Six Senses Laamu, or with a yacht charter through the Lhaviyani Atoll. Just a 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé, this untouched paradise is neighbored only by two deserted islands, Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa. Below the water, the Lhaviyani Atoll offers over 40 dive sites for exploring the surrounding enchanting marine life. As with all Six Senses properties, sustainability is a key focus. sixsenses.com

Eliamos Villas Hotel & Spa, Kefalonia

The luxury boutique hotel, Eliamos Villas Hotel & Spa opened just in time for the summer season on the Greek island of Kefalonia. Perched above a secret cove and remote beach, Eliamos strikes the perfect balance between the comfort of a villa retreat and the amenities of a five-star hotel, with easy access to the Ionian island’s many offerings. Comprising 12 villas in a private estate, each of the one-, two- and three-bedroom villas boasts its own private saltwater pool or hot tub, kitchen, outdoor dining area, barbecue and terrace, providing a true home-away-from-home experience. Guests can also access the locally-inspired restaurant, spa and outdoor gym. The latter sea-facing gym includes Pilates Reformers as well as an in-house Reformer Pilates, yoga and fitness instructor, and an expansive infinity saltwater pool. eliamos.com

Beach House by Silversands, Grenada

Scheduled to open in time for the winter season, Beach House by Silversands is part of the Silversands Grenada Resort. The new luxury boutique hotel comprises standalone 1-bedroom villas and 2-bedroom suites, either cliffside or beachfront, nestled behind and atop a protective cliff on Portici Beach. The organic architecture of the cliffside suites aims to be one with nature, blending into the rich vegetation of the bluff, each suite overlooking the magnificent deep blue waters of Grenada. The beachfront villas are nestled against the bluff at beach level, along with a trattoria-style restaurant and infinity pool. The boutique property is just five minutes from the Silversands resort on Grand Anse Beach, with all the amenities of the sister property available to Beach House guests, including the inviting 330’ (100m) pool – the longest in the Caribbean – spa, and a choice of dining experiences. silversandsgrenada.com

Amyth of Mykonos, Greece

Amyth of Mykonos is the first of a collection of design-led boutique properties to be launched by the Thanos Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel group. Amyth of Mykonos offers a guest experience rooted in authentic hospitality and community-minded values, for which Thanos Hotels is renowned. Perched on a peaceful hilltop at the edge of the picturesque village of Agios Stefanos on Corfu Island, Amyth of Mykonos is an all-suite boutique property featuring 17 one-bedroom suites. From luxurious garden suites with private terraces to sea-view suites with private pools, jetted hot tubs and panoramic ocean views, all rooms are just a stone’s throw from Mykonos’s iconic Agios Stefanos beach. An elegant swimming pool overlooks the Aegean Sea, alongside an outdoor gym and a spa treatment room, and the Amyth Kouzina restaurant. amythhotels.com/mykonos

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