There is something to be said about a view that simply takes your breath away. Combine that with luxurious accommodation, and you have a recipe for elegant living. Clifftop hotels offer the best of both worlds in the form of fantastic views and award-worthy accommodations featuring top-of-the-line conveniences and comfortable furnishings. Not every hotel gets this combination just right though… But we have compiled a list of the best clifftop hotels in the world that did.
Location: California, USA
What To Expect: The awe-inspiring Redwood-forested Big Sur location of the Post Ranch Inn offers guests a dramatic clifftop view that is one of the finest in the world. The Pacific Ocean feels like it is at your doorstep at this hotel. Not only can guests enjoy panoramic views, but they can also immerse themselves in the luxury of the 39 spacious dwellings, swim in one of the three heated infinity pools, relax at the spa and more.
Location: Santorini, Greece
What To Expect: Nestled in the perfect spot of the rugged Caldera Cliffs, this stunning hotel overlooks the expanse of the Aegean Sea that encircles the volcanic island of Santorini. It is the ideal location for a romantic getaway and all of the 39 suites boast panoramic sea views, comfort, style and modern convenience.
Location: Bali, Indonesia
What To Expect: Located in one of the most exclusive spots on earth, this hotel has been exquisitely nestled in the tropical paradise of Bali and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Not only do guests have fabulous views of the island from the hotel, but it is also easy to arrange travel to nearby islands and have helicopter flights over the volcano.
Location: Torres del Paine, Chile
What To Expect: With a program that includes luxurious accommodations, transfers to and from the airport, fine dining and a menu of modern over 40 exploration routes, this hotel is the perfect location for guests who want to enjoy and explore the Chilean wilderness as well as appreciate panoramic sea and mountain views. The rooms are designed simply but comfortably to ensure guests get a great night’s rest after a long day of exploration.
Location: Camps Bay South Africa
What To Expect: This 5-star hotel has been voted number 2 world’s best city hotels in Africa in 2017 and is ideal for travelers who want to enjoy the dramatic location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is flanked by the towering and beautiful Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain near Cape Town. Its amazing views are only enhanced by the luxurious rooms and fine dining experience that the hotel offers among its many features.
Location: Portsmouth, Dominica
What To Expect: Tucked away on the beautiful island of the Dominica, which deemed the “nature island” due to its unspoiled natural beauty, the Secret Bay Hotel is an award-winning boutique resort ideal for anyone looking for that ideal Caribbean getaway. The hotel is ideally located so that guests can enjoy the best that Dominica has to offer in the form of 365 rivers, one of which is the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs and more.
Location: Funchal, Portugal
What To Expect: This clifftop haven called the Belmond Reid’s Palace is perched picturesquely over the Funchal Harbor and has welcomed guests into its doors for more than a century. In addition to the panoramic views that it offers, guests can enjoy innovative cuisine, superb service, and comfortable accommodations.