Who doesn’t love a good balcony, especially when on vacation? Just being able to step outside of your hotel room for some fresh air can make all the difference. But when it’s time to splurge on a vacation and experience something way beyond the usual, some resorts are offering a lot more than you could ever fathom, like private pools, culinary experiences to die for and of course some of the best views imaginable. Drool over this list of some of the best resort balconies in the world.
Surf & Sand Resort | Laguna Beach, Calif.
Located directly on 500 feet of California’s pristine Laguna Beach, Surf & Sand Resort is offering guests a new luxurious balcony experience with their new Sunset, Caviar & Bubbles amenity. Guests can book the amenity to upgrade their coastal getaway by enjoying champagne and caviar served up on their private oceanfront balconies. Included in the experience, the culinary team prepares Ossetra Caviar and Buckwheat Blini with all of the proper accoutrements including crème fraîche, chives, egg white and egg yolk hard boiled and red onion. Additionally, three uniquely exquisite Champagnes are offered as the perfect pairing to enjoy while delighting in the best seats in the house for a Laguna Beach sunset: Bottle of Dosnon & Lepage, Blanc de Noirs, Brut, “Recolté Noir”, Aube – $300, Bottle of Perrier-Jouët, Brut, “Belle Epoque,” Épernay 2007 – $500 and Bottle of Louis Roederer, Brut, “Cristal”, Reims 2009 – $700.
The Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The majestic Resort at Pedregal lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Each of the property’s luxury guest rooms boasts a private plunge pool on the balcony featuring sparkling ocean and beachfront views. Enhancing the balcony experience, each day of their stay guests enjoy a 4 p.m. delivery of fresh guacamole and salsa, warm chips and cold Coronita.
Andronis Boutique Hotel | Santorini, Greece
The luxurious and authentic Andronis Boutique hotel is carved into the dramatic crescent cliff-face of Santorini, offering breathtaking views of the infinite blue of the Aegean and picturesque white-washed houses of Oia. Located on the central pedestrian strip, Andronis Boutique Hotel is the ideal starting spot to discover the village by foot. The Cave Pool Suite at the boutique hotel boasts a stunning, private balcony with a heated cave plunge pool. Guests can enjoy an afternoon dip in the refreshing pool or order breakfast on their balcony overlooking the iconic caldera.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo | Lake Como, Italy
Ok, so this might not be a personal balcony experience but it’s still worthy of this list! At Grand Hotel Tremezzo, guests can dine at La Terrazza for the most romantic dinner on the balcony under the stars, served on the loveliest terrace on the whole of Lake Como. The lake takes center stage on and off the plate. At sunset the rose-tinted Grigne peaks and the twinkling lights of Bellagio offer an unparalleled spectacle. On cooler days and in the evenings La Terrazza turns into a cozy conservatory enclosed by huge picture windows, so guests will never miss the extra enjoyment of the panorama. And in the morning breakfast is served as the sun rises over Bellagio and a thousand shades of blue dance and dazzle on the water.
The Palms Turks and Caicos | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
The 72 suite oceanfront resort lies just steps away from the famed Grace Bay Beach and boasts spacious suites featuring full kitchens, living areas and wrap-around terraces overlooking the ocean. The property also boasts an award winning 25,000 sq. ft. Spa, a selection of casual and fine dining restaurants and a serpentine infinity pool with swim-up bar. For an elevated take on room service, The Palms offers “In-Room Chefing”, in which Chef cooks dinner en-suite and serves to guests right on their private terrace.
The Setai, Miami Beach | Miami, FL
Available exclusively upon request, The Penthouse at The Setai, Miami Beach is situated beautifully atop The Setai’s soaring Ocean Suites, embodying the pinnacle of luxury and excellence and spanning the entire 40th floor. This illustrious four bedroom 10,000-square-foot sanctuary boasts a private rooftop pool with panoramic city and beach vistas, a gourmet kitchen, and a dining room for 10 guests. The Private Rooftop Terrace is 3,000 square-foot tropical sanctuary with infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and lounge area with enchanting views and a dedicated Ocean Suites arrival staff, concierge and valet team.