When it comes to poolside luxury, some hotels do it better than the rest. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views, posh amenities, a personal butler or all of the above, these 10 luscious cabanas can’t be beat:
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
The South of France is the capital of luxury so it makes sense that we start our list at the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. Here, the Odyssey pool haven was the vision of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and features a heated saltwater pool, private cabanas, terraced gardens and a pool house. Perhaps most noteworthy though is the al fresco-style glass installation portraying the journey of Ulysses.
If private beaches are more your speed then check out Casa Marina in Key West, Florida. Located on the only private beach in Key West, guests can lounge in their poolside cabanas fully stocked with a television, mini-fridge, fruit and drinks. As if that wasn’t enough, every 90 minutes, a beach concierge brings guests small surprises ranging from chilled eucalyptus towels and sunglass cleanings to cocktail tastings from the resort’s rum bar.
Zemi Beach House
Just east of Puerto Rico lies the island of Anguilla, home to one of the best beaches in the world, Shoal Bay East. At the newly opened Zemi Beach House, guests can enjoy poolside service with one of the best views in the Caribbean. The boutique property also features an infinity pool with an underwater window facing the beach as well as Anguilla’s first rhum bar.
W South Beach
Overlooking one of the largest swimming pools in Miami, the WoW Cabana at W South Beach is luxury at its finest and offers guests an unforgettable experience. Relax in a plush lounge chair and watch the palm trees sway in the breeze as dedicated attendants deliver cocktails and light fare. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
Thompson Playa del Carmen
Opened in November of 2015, guests staying at Thompson Playa del Carmen can reserve a cabana on the hotel’s rooftop, which also happens to be the highest point in Playa del Carmen. Besides the 360-degree views of downtown and the Caribbean Sea, each cabana comes equipped with food and bottle service, gourmet mini bar and a television. Need to cool off? Swim over to the in-water loungers in the infinity pool or grab a drink at the swim-up bar.
W Retreat & Spa — Vieques Island
Designed by Patricia Urquiola, a renowned Milan-based designer, the W Retreat & Spa — Vieques Island features two on-site private beaches and an infinity-edge pool lined by six private cabanas. Inside each cabana, guests can enjoy a television, mini-fridge and an oversized chaise lounge. The poolside attendants will also bring you anything you need but here they offer something a little different called a Mood Menu, which pairs guests with cocktails that match their mood.
We’re headed back to Miami for another stunning cabana, this time at the Conrad Miami. Located in the heart of Brickell Avenue, guests make their way to the rooftop pool of the Conrad and take in the stunning Miami cityscape while relaxing in a private cabana. If things get too hot, cool off with their refreshing popsicle cocktail called the Miami Bellini.
Hilton West Palm Beach
The luxurious cabanas at the Hilton West Palm Beach come with fresh fruit, water, and perhaps most importantly, a bottle of Wolffer Estate Rosé. For bourbon lovers, opt for bottle service as the hotel has an exclusive barrel of Knob Creek.
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
For a mountain vacation, check out the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Rated one of the top 25 resorts in Arizona, the Westin offers three adult-only cabanas and two family cabanas and each one includes a television, ceiling fan, mini-fridge and two lounge chairs. Guests are greeted with a gift bag full of essentials like bottled water and sunscreen. There are five pools located on the property and should you get hungry, staff is on call to deliver light fare.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
The cabanas at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort offer everything including the kitchen sink. Located on South Florida’s largest private beach, cabanas can be reserved by guests and feature a shower, mini-fridge, chaise lounges, umbrellas, television, butler service and a kitchen sink. The iconic property is close to the area’s popular attractions and the cabanas are the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach.