9 Upscale Small Hotels Where You Can Enjoy the Ultimate in Luxury and Privacy
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
This small elegant hotel overlooking the bay of Positano was once a summer home. For the last seven decades, it’s been the perfect spot for guests to take advantage of all the Amalfi Coast and the scenic resort town of Positano (also known as “the pearl of the coast”) have to offer.
Most rooms have a private terrace or balcony overlooking the water — during the day, the views of the Mediterranean are especially enchanting.
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Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
This elegant boutique resort is spread across a sloping hill above Bonaire Bay on the lush island of St. Lucia. Guests here can look forward to awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea from just about anywhere on the property, including the stunning infinity pool, open-air restaurant and library.
Book a Swim-Up Junior Suite and you’ll be able to take advantage of a private terrace that’s screened by greenery where you can relax while gazing out at a view of the swimming pool, the sea and beyond. Decadent treatments await in the spa, while the onsite restaurant, Windsong, features Asian-inspired cuisine based on island flavors and local produce.
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Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
This boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo is a standout with its infinity edge pool that spans more than 2,000 square feet in size and has a glass-enclosed hot tub, sushi restaurant, bar and tropical daybeds. Guests come for the edgy vibe and hip pool as well as the unique mix of music performances and visual art exhibits.
Rooms are perfectly situated for appreciating the natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez, rounding out this hotel as an ideal getaway.