Soak In Stunning Sunsets From 5 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels Around World

Offering undisturbed panoramas and lavish amenities, these resorts transform cliff-edgy stays into a glamorous escape!


When it comes to what genuinely makes a hotel exceptional, a stunning cliffside setting is hard to beat. Private plunge pools aside, there are an array of things making a clifftop hotel more thrilling and luxurious. Commanding views whether ocean or mountain, or perhaps it’s the sheer seclusion of living on the edge—quite literally! It’s no surprise they’re among the most sought-after travel accommodations in the world. Alongside endless ocean panoramas, these clifftop resorts offer guests a wide variety of activities and unparalleled luxurious facilities that are designed to both rejuvenate and relax. So, if you’re tired of the same old hotel routine and fancy a touch of drama with your vacation, then elevate your choice of stay (we mean literally) and book yourself a stay at any of these 5 best clifftop hotels. Just remember to pack your sense of adventure and maybe a good pair of binoculars for all that epic whale watching or dolphin diving!


Mystique, Santorini.


Overlooking  Santorini’s scenic and dramatic sea cliffs, Mystique offers undisturbed views of  Santorini’s Caldera and turquoise expanse of the southern Aegean Sea. The boutique hotel made using a blend of Cycladic architecture and muted colour palette boasts gloriously broad vistas as well as an exclusive atmosphere for guests. Linked through a network of cobbled pathways, Mystique offers 41 suites and villas, two swimming pools, a rejuvenating Elios Spa, the state-of-the-art gym. These rooms that are carved directly into the cliff feature panoramic sea views across to the active volcano and uninterrupted vistas across the Caldera all the way to Fira! Here enjoy fine-dining at Charisma offering freshest Greek-inspired cuisine or Lure by Olivier Campanha highlighting rich epicurean heritage with best sunset views.


Montage Laguna Beach, California

Montage Laguna Beach’s prime bluff-top (a steep cliff) location on the California coastline is a haven for surfers and beach goers. Here at Montage, take in sherbet-coloured sunsets and pristine views of the Pacific Ocean. The palatial stay exudes a laidback luxury that Southern California is known for! Inside, there are 262 guest rooms, including 59 suites and 5 villas, all with ocean views and direct beach access to Treasure Island Beach & Park—one of Laguna Beach’s most well-known golden stretches. Resort guests can enjoy the exclusive access to a variety of amenities, including restorative wellness choices at the Spa Montage, gourmet dining at Studio, The Loft, or Mosaic Bar and Grille, outdoor relaxation on one of two onsite pool decks, and much more.


 Bulgari Resort Bali

With sweeping views of the Indian ocean, the Bulgari Resort Bali (a luxury hotel chain) tops the list of clifftop hotels! This property boasts a blend of breathtaking unspoiled nature of Bali and contemporary design inspired from part traditional Balinese and part Italian style. Here, you’ll get a quality range of services and a number of activities including an excursion to the islands, local market visits and helicopter flights over the volcano. Like cherry on top, the property also has a secluded beach tucked beneath the hotel, accessible only by a glass elevator that makes the 500-foot journey down the cliff face. 


Mandarina, Mexico 

For unrivalled escape amidst nature and Riviera Nayarit’s abundant landscape, check yourself in at Mandarina in Mexico. Here, step straight from tropical rainforest to white-sand beaches and swimmable seas and hop on an adventure beneath intensely blue skies. The property has 105 freestanding ground-level villas and 40-foot treehouse accommodations with private plunge pools. Villa One is the property’s largest offering and features its own wine cellar, spa, and gym. At Mandarina, you can also unwind ancient spa rituals and indulge in a gastronomic experience at a restaurant with dishes from world-renowned chefs.


Jumeirah Port Soller, Spain

Jumeirah Port Soller treats you with fantastic ocean views from its rugged West coast of Mallorca. Overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller, Jumeirah surprises its guests with lush mountain Serra de Tramuntana vistas. Termed as Spain’s greatest clifftop hotel, the property has 121 ultra-luxe guest rooms, two infinity pools, a handful of ocean-facing bars, and a 22,000-square-foot spa. Guests can delve in an exquisite three-course dinner for two at Cap Roig Brasserie or nibble on after-pool snacks at Sa Talaia Pool Bar. For tasting Japanese and Peruvian delicacies in Spanish country, eat at the Sunset lounge.


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