Waterfront cabanas continue to prove worthy as the ultimate summer sanctuary. From Dior-branded cabanas in Italy to overlooking the Arabian Gulf in Dubai, resorts around the world are seeing an increased demand during summer months–and even waitlists–for access.
Capri Palace Jumeirah – Capri, Italy
Exuding European summer style and charm, Capri Palace Jumeirah’s cliffside celebrity hotspot, Il Riccio Restaurant & Beach Club, boasts a collection of chic cabanas, sunbeds, and loungers overlooking the Sorrentine Peninsula. Exclusively until summer’s end, the beach club’s lounge and cabanas will be outfitted in Christian Dior and the brand’s new Capri-inspired collection for the 2023 summer season, as part of the resort’s “Dioriviera” pop-up boutique.
Palace Elisabeth – Hvar, Croatia
Hvar is the sunniest island in Europe. An extension of a stay at Palace Elisabeth, the first 5-star resort on Hvar, guests receive exclusive access to Beach Club Hvar, one of the most prestigious waterfront locations on the island. Boasting sheer white cabana awnings and sunbeds dotted along the coastline, the Beach Club offers sunbeds in exclusive air-conditioned quarters, or on four sunbeds on an adjoining peninsula, with private butler service.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – Dubai, UAE
Sitting more than 325 feet into the Arabian Gulf, the duo-pool-lined Burj Al Arab Terrace was designed for guests of the iconic 7-star resort to enjoy while staying as cool as possible—boasting 40 luxurious air-conditioned cabanas perched near the family-friendly freshwater pool and an adults-only saltwater infinity pool, the chic waterfront restaurant SAL, shaded swim-up bars and four Jacuzzis.
The Beverly Hills Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
Hotel guests can enjoy 11 private poolside cabanas, each named after a popular area of Los Angeles including Brentwood and Hollywood. Cabana’s feature fresh colors, soothing neutral tones, signature pink accents and amenities like unlimited Naturally Serious Skin Care sunscreen. Alongside Dior’s pop-up boutique, guests can enjoy the Dior Spa Cabana with indulgent treatments, champagne, bespoke gifts and Dior ice cream cart.
Hilton Los Cabos - Cabo San Lucas
Located on one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, Hilton Los Cabos’ intimate cabanas found cliffside feature a large sofa, two chaise lounges, a refrigerator and safe. They are the ultimate outdoor suites for an all-day retreat and perfect for families, bachelor(ette) parties, or even an afternoon watching the game while sipping on margaritas.
Madinat Jumeirah Resorts – Dubai, UAE
Set on an Dubai’s shoreline, guests staying at Madinat Jumeirah properties including Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, have premier access to private beach cabanas, which boast plush seating and full-coverage awning with views of the Arabian Gulf and provide pampering via personal skincare set with sun creams.