Seven jaw-dropping beach resorts

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Sometimes your accommodations end up being just as breathtaking as the world beyond hotel walls.

Mountain views, a turquoise ocean, a tropical jungle – no matter what surrounds you while you’re on vacation, it’s sure to transport you. And that’s probably exactly what you were hoping a vacation would do.

But sometimes your accommodations end up being just as breathtaking as the world beyond hotel walls.

Our friends at Riu Hotels & Resorts prove this point with more than 100 picturesque hotels and resorts in destinations like Mexico, Costa Rica and locations throughout Europe.

Here’s a peek at a few beach properties that will take you to your happy (smartphone-less, relaxation-filled) place.

Aruba (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Aruba (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Bahamas (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Bahamas (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Cancun (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Caribe (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Guancaste (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Guanacaste (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Guanacaste (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Guanacaste (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Puerto Plata (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
ClubHotel Riu Merengue – Puerto Plata (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Puerto Plata (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
ClubHotel Riu Merengue – Puerto Plata (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Punta Cana (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Macao – Punta Cana (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Riviera Maya (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico – Riviera Maya (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Riviera Maya (Image: Riu Hotels and Resorts)
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico – Riviera Maya (Image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)

(Maine image: Riu Hotels & Resorts)

Seven jaw-dropping beach resorts was last modified: February 1st, 2013 by Melisse Hinkle
Author: Melisse Hinkle (383 posts)

A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has traveled throughout North America, biked through rice paddies in Bali, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, walked alongside llamas in Machu Picchu and made her way around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Head of Content and Social Media for North America at Cheapflights.