5 Luxury Cliffside Hotels to Visit in 2020

5 Luxury Cliffside Hotels to Visit in 2020

These cliff hugging hotels provide stunning natural stages set in awe-inspiring cliff sides from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

Located on Costa Rica’s pristine and exotic Guanacaste peninsula, Casa Chameleon Hotel at Las Catalinas is perched high on the hill-top above the new walkable town of Las Catalinas offering guests the opportunity to experience the best of Costa Rican adventure and culture.

The property features panoramic views, minimalist contemporary design, and an award winning, zero-edge infinity pool with one of the most sought-after sunset bar scenes. If you look to the sea from Las Catalinas, the Pacific stretches in every direction and beckons with countless activities. Turning your gaze toward land, you’ll find over 1,000 acres of tropical forest, hills, and valleys.

Built overlooking breathtaking beaches, lush jungle, and hilltop villas, guests at Las Catalinas have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the diverse landscape with activities such as surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and guided canopy tours with trained local experts. The resort’s open-air yoga pavilion and spa offerings also provide ample opportunity for relaxation.

Jade Mountain St. Lucia

Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea. Anse Chastanet's architect/owner, Nick Troubetzkoy, has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with nature by introducing a new level of sophistication in the individually designed, extraordinary Jade Mountain infinity pool suites. Each bedroom, living area and extravagantly sized private infinity edge pool seems to merge to form an amazing platform floating in space. With only three sides, the effect is like a stage, from which you embrace glorious views of the island's twin World Heritage Pitons. Imagine floating in your infinity pool at sunset surrounded by softly flickering candles...Imagine fine dining in the privacy of your suite with the amazing World Heritage Pitons in the background. Imagine the sound of gentle waves lulling you into a soft slumber... Expect grand sweeping spaces beyond your imagination, with your bedroom, living area and extravagantly-sized private infinity pool gliding into one another to form an amazing platform floating in space, with the fourth wall missing entirely - the result is a stage-like setting from which to embrace the full glory - and infinite views - of St. Lucia's twin Pitons and the shimmering Caribbean Sea - a view you are not likely to ever forget.

Porto Zante Villas & Spa, Zakynthos, Greece

Porto Zante is the leading villa resort in Europe where guests enjoy the ultimate privacy of world class villas, located directly on the beachfront, and exceptional five-star hotel amenities & services. One of the "14 World's Best Family Hotels" by Condé Nast Traveller in the UK, "Top 100 Hotels of the World" by Hideaways and "Europe's Leading Beach Hotel" by the World Travel Awards, Porto Zante has been the choice of famous clientele, including political leaders, important business people and artists. A truly unique resort, decorated and furnished with selected pieces of Armani Casa and paintings of prominent Greek artists, it comprises world class luxury villas on the beach, all with private heated pools, 2 Restaurants serving Greek, Mediterranean and Asian Fusion cuisine, 2 Bars, an award-winning Private Waterfront Spa, a Kids Club and a state of the art Gym by Technogym.

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Strikingly set on a 30m-high cliff on Miramare Bay, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik gives guests some of the most cinematic panoramas of the Dalmatian coast. From the moment travelers arrive; they’re immersed in a world of contemporary luxury and elegant service that makes them feel as if they’re on their own private ocean liner. From the intimate luxury accommodations and Michelin Guide Vapor restaurant to a quick 10-minute walk down to the mesmerizing medieval city center, guests have the best of both worlds. At the bottom of the cliff a private pebble beach provides the opportunity to lay on a sun lounger, so there’s not far to go when the mood strikes to lie back and soak up the hot Mediterranean sun.

Anse Chastanet St. Lucia

Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst St. Lucia's lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort has 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. Innovative menus - one entirely vegetarian - are offered in four different locations and feature fresh produce served up from the resort's organic farm. Guests can join interactive chocolate-making classes in the resort's chocolate laboratory, or in a range of water sports.