From the exotic coast of Morocco to Türkiye's Bodrum Peninsula and iconic locations in between from Spain to Greece, here are the most beautiful resorts in the Mediterranean.
Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay - Morocco (pictured above)
Experience a sanctuary for the senses in this all-pool villa resort – a hidden gem set amidst the rugged Rif Mountains and the golden sands of Morocco's northern coast. Designed in the architectural style of the region's Andalusian-Moorish heritage and featuring breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the twenty-five hectare resort stretches across the shores of Tamouda Bay, an hour's drive from the bustling city of Tangier.
W Barcelona, Spain
Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular stay. W Barcelona is a luxury hotel offering a combination of luxury and comfort in each of its 473 fabulous guestrooms and suites. This 5-star hotel is located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta Boardwalk. Each guest room and suite provide panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Barcelona.
Son Bunyola - Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Son Bunyola on the picturesque island of Mallorca, is a vast estate on the island’s northwest coast including three luxury villas, Sa Terra Rotja, Sa Punta de S’Aguila and Son Balagueret, and Son Bunyola Hotel, a brand new luxury hotel all set amidst 1,300 acres of stunning landscape.
La Réserve, Ramatuelle - Saint Tropez, France
A few minutes from the fabled village of Saint-Tropez, but far from crowds and noise, is a place preserved from the hustle and bustle. A vast private domain nestled in the Provencal garrigue, lulled by the song of cicadas, and with a spectacular view of the endless sea, La Réserve Ramatuelle overlooks one of the most beautiful bays on the French Riviera.
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc - Antibes, France
The summer season on Cap d’Antibes is a chance to reignite the senses, relive precious memories and revel in the spirit of the Riviera. From the freshness of breakfast on the terrace, you can contemplate the activities of the day — whether that entails a round of tennis, a dive into the deep blue, a treatment at Dior Spa Eden-Roc or a journey into nearby historic villages. Evening’s elegant mysteries unfold under the shifting colors of the sky: the magic of Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc is now underway and ready to transform your notions of the perfect summer holiday.
Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur- Théoule-sur-Mer, France
Carefully manicured Mediterranean gardens, an infinity pool, and dazzling panoramas add to the exceptional characteristics of 5 star Tiara Yaktsa’s rooms where silk, fine fabrics, and artworks invite guests to dream of the Arabian nights. Set between the vibrant red rocks of the Esterel and deep blue Mediterranean Sea, Tiara Yaktsa reflects the timeless splendor of the French Riviera. Upon their arrival, guests are immersed in a soothing and peaceful atmosphere.
Cap Estel - Èze Bord-de-mer, France
A boutique hotel in its own gated estate, set amid lush greenery and beautiful trees, Cap Estel is secluded and discrete, a quiet oasis where you can escape the crowds and enjoy complete rest and privacy. No wonder that International celebrities have been coming here for over 50 years to unwind and enjoy its quiet and relaxed elegance. Security is maximized with the aid of sophisticated equipment and a 24-hour security service.
Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Monaco
The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a unique luxury urban resort located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the Casino of Monte-Carlo. It offers a unique view of the blue horizon, the famous Casino and one of the best views on the Formula 1 circuit, the Fairmont Hairpin. Spacious, modern and comfortable with private terraces, its 596 rooms and suites suit perfectly the Riviera style. Fairmont Monte Carlo is an icon as a social hub in the heart of Monaco redefining the luxury resort experience.
Hotel Pitrizza - Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
Like a precious gem located in the midst of rocks and flowers, made up of romantic rooms and exquisite private villas, the Hotel Pitrizza is an unforgettable getaway where refined intimacy and privacy are guaranteed, when needed. Breathtaking views of the bay, a swimming pool carved out of rocks and a private beach create the perfect background for the ultimate retreat of the Mediterranean.
Splendido, A Belmond Hotel - Portofino, Italy
Welcome to the hotel's perch in the Portofino hills, where sophistication is woven into a fabric of rich history. Admire glittering gulf views from the romantic fine dining restaurant, or lose yourself in nearby ancient vineyards — whichever you choose, panoramic peace abounds. A haven for cultivated connoisseurs and elegant conversation, see and be seen by the pool or meet minds over a local aperitif. In the warmth of Ligurian light, be a part of the hotel's legendary story.
Villa Igiea - Palermo, Sicily
A Fabled 19th Century Palazzo. Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo. A long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood luminaries, trace their paths through tiered villa gardens that sweep down to the port and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea; on excursions to Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces and ancient sites, or yacht trips along its picturesque coast; and through Villa Igiea’s Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars and palatial Art Nouveau interior, revitalized as a Rocco Forte hotel.
Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare, Italy
Old-world glamour on the Sicilian coast. Enchanting guests since the 50s, a stay in this beach residence is like reuniting with long lost friends. They have preserved the personality of an elegant home. Be greeted with freshly-made Sicilian sweet treats in-room on arrival, and find hand-picked local fruit at breakfast. Balconies are bejeweled with bright geraniums, and terraced gardens lead down to the picturesque pebbled beach. Sink into a world of calm, as soothing as the sound of the sea.
Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina, Italy
A breezy haven of history-flecked, carefree glamour. Here, old-world grandeur is punctuated with a cosmopolitan spirit. Long evenings on the panoramic terrace sparkle with cultured conversation, and the lure of the sea is never far away. Authentic Sicilian warmth fills the walls and spills out to the stunning gardens, while signature cocktails and Michelin-starred dining satiate the tastebuds. We were the first hotel to be built in Taormina, harnessing the history and mystique of nearby Mount Etna and Greek theatre. This is a place where the old world and new harmonize — this summer, let the laid-back hedonism commence.
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel - Ravello, Italy
Luxuriate in history at this secluded Ravello retreat. Between impossibly blue sea and sky sits Caruso, the 11th-century palace and the crown jewel of Ravello. This is a place of fairytales, where original frescoes and vaulted ceilings converse with contemporary Italian flair. A place where Amalfi culture is alive, and new ideas are formed. Here, savor aperitifs and fine dining, soundtracked to enchanting music and enhanced with charming company. Paradise was never lost — it’s been hiding up here all along.
Hotel Santa Caterina - Amalfi, Italy
With its picturesque view of the sea, the hotel is located a short distance from Amalfi town center and is perfectly positioned for visiting nearby towns such as Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Herculaneum and Naples. With classic interiors, Mediterranean design and Amalfi style villas, all the rooms and suites at Hotel Santa Caterina are spacious and bright, with hand-painted majolica floors, marble bathrooms and balconies with wonderful sea and garden views.
Le Sirenuse - Positano, Italy
Le Sirenuse is a wonderful place from which to enjoy the simple pleasures of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. John Steinbeck, who visited in 1953, wrote 'Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.'
J.K. Place Capri
Discreet charm and home-like ease, this is the philosophy behind the creation of the J.K. Place Capri. The hotel’s interiors echo the style and the concept of a luxurious residence, enhanced by the light and color of the sea. Spacious rooms where the artful revival of the classical style is accented by the sunny curtains and the luminous white floors, highlighting the spectacular views of the Capri coastlines through the windows and balconies. Additional stylish touches: precious marbles of the bathrooms, and the elegant black-and-white carpets, conceived like frames marking out the various areas of the bedrooms. The sumptuousness of subtle elegance and taste makes the J.K. Place Capri a place where comfort and well-being are combined with an exceptional location, overlooking the sea along the luxuriant coastline that has long been a sought-after destination.
Caesar Augustus - Capri
The beauty of a villa suspended between the sea and sky surrounding Capri. The luxury of a 5-star hotel designed to look and feel just like your own beautiful island home. The privacy guaranteed by the secluded location, on the cliff edge, 300 meters above the sea.
Porto Zante Villas & Spa - Zakynthos, Greece
Standing majestically on a private sandy beach of a secluded bay, on the island of Zakynthos, just west of Greece’s mainland and famous for its turquoise waters and Venetian villages, Porto Zante Villas & Spa is a boutique luxury hotel comprising world class luxury villas on the beach, all with private pools, exquisite Greek & Mediterranean cuisine at the Club House Restaurant, a luxury Asian Fusion Restaurant offering delicious fresh Sushi, Sashimi and Thai options, a fabulous waterfront Spa, 24-hour five-star hotel services, and an array of unique activities & experiences for families and couples alike.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel - Vouliagmeni, Athens
On the sophisticated Athens Riviera, at the tip of a pine-clad peninsula, Four Seasons offers the best of both worlds: a laid-back seaside escape just 30 minutes from the historical city center. Discover the wonders of ancient civilization at the Acropolis, then return to Four Seasons to unwind and relax.
Grecotel Cape Sounio
The Cape Sounio retreat. For the most famous full moons on earth come to the Temple of Poseidon. The myth of the Aegean Sea surrounds the Resort which in itself sits on an archaeological site with two private beaches and its bungalows and villas hidden in the pine hills.
Amanzoe - Porto Heli, Greece
Scattered with Unesco-protected ruins, the beach-fringed Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia. Resting on the east coast of the Peloponnese near Porto Heli, Amanzoe is a modern-day Acropolis from which 360-degree views encompass olive groves and the Aegean sea. Cabanas, pavilions and villas all offer private pools with stunning views and fragrant gardens, whilst speedboats await at the beach to zip between nearby islands.
Poseidonion Grand Hotel - Spetses, Greece
Poseidonion Grand Hotel, which first opened in 1914, was the brainchild of Sotirios Anargyros, a visionary benefactor who was responsible for much of Spetses’ development. Furthermore, it represented the cosmopolitan face of the island and soon became one of its famous landmarks, a favorite destination for high society, royalty and wealthy Athenians.
Kivotos Mykonos, Greece
In complete harmony with nature’s handiwork and the classic Cycladic design, the hotel’s 40 suites and villas range in picturesque fashion down the rocky hillside towards their own private beach, providing an aesthetic environment, more of a ‘home’ than a ‘hotel’, where you can truly take your time to reflect on what is most important to you; to bring a richness and vitality back into your life and reveal layers of your personality previously hidden even from yourself.
Katikies Santorini, Greece
The legendary Katikies Hotel, an emblem of Santorini's mythical beauty, invites world-class travelers into an intimate atmosphere of total discretion, stunning architecture and premier service. The hotel is ideally situated in Oia, where romantic sunset views prevail. Built into Santorini's mythic Caldera, the picturesque town is home to charming restaurants and eclectic shopping.
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkiye
With sweeping panoramic views over the blue Aegean Sea, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers the ultimate in luxurious Mediterranean style on the Turkish Riviera. It's time to plan your ultimate getaway in Paradise Bay where deep blue skies and the crystal-clear Aegean Sea set the scene for perfect relaxation. Let us enhance your experience with our award-winning Spa treatments and exquisite dining options available in our acclaimed restaurants and bars. Book one of our fantastic offers and discover why Bodrum is a destination that fulfills every dream.
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Egypt
Seaside glamour on the Egyptian riviera. With a sleek waterfront setting, the resort-style hotel embodies modern Alexandria and its unique cosmopolitan flare. On one side, the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the sun; on the other, a dynamic metropolis buzzes with life. Wake to welcome views of either side from your room’s balcony, then head for a stroll along the private beach tucked along a bay in the middle of the city. You'll see Egypt from a whole new perspective.