Here, there's absolutely no need to get up.
Sometimes it’s acceptable to spend all day in bed – especially if you can soak up some amazing sights while you’re at it.
At these resorts, the view from bed is just as astonishing – if not better – than from any of the best local vantage points.
Bawah Reserve is a sustainably luxurious resort designed to emphasise the beauty of its Indonesian island home, with minimal distractions.
Exclusively accessed by ironwood walkways, its eleven Overwater Bungalows are blessed with splendid vistas over the lagoon and outer islands, with six suites catching the sunrise in the east, and five that are perfect for a sunset in the west.
An intimate escape above the water, each suite is adorned with luxury wooden interior and a sundeck overlooking the aquamarine lagoon. Step straight into the sea from your sundeck or curl up in bed and enjoy the breathtaking view.
Leave it to Soneva, world leaders in intelligent luxury, to create villas with retractable roofs in the master bedrooms for maximum sightseeing.
At Soneva Jani in the Maldives you can open your roof in the morning to enjoy the first rays of sun on the lagoon or watch the sun set as you stretch languorously in bed. At night time, explore the galaxy and fall asleep beneath sparkling skies.
It’s no wonder this resort is one of the most Instagrammed in the world!
The beachfront villas at Soneva Kiri in Thailand are just steps away from the sand and water, and floor-to-ceiling doors and windows highlight the resort’s tropical panorama.
Slip between the organic cotton sheets on the pillow-topped king-sized bed of your sea-facing luxury master bedroom and let the blue ocean views lull you into the blissful pace of the tranquil living on Koh Kood.
Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa
The only floating accommodation in Fiji – and in fact, the entire South Pacific – the Edgewater Floating Bures at Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa offer a unique over-the-water experience.
Floating within the resort’s private and protected marina, these rooms are ideal if you’re the type of traveller that likes to alternate between snorkelling, exploring the lagoon via the kayak tied to your balcony, and relaxing in bed soaking up the soothing sight of lapping azure waters.
Picture yourself at Nihi Sumba, a place of unregulated freedom and adventure incarnate, located 400 kilometres east of Bali on Indonesia’s most unexplored island, Sumba.
Your lush backyard leads straight to the Indian ocean. Your private outdoor bed overlooks a seaside cliff. Your grand soaking tub is made for two. Your dining table is poised to serve dinners in soft night air. You are in Marangga. Nihi Sumba Island’s most intimate hideaway.
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Perfectly appointed on the glistening blue Samoan beachfront, beneath swaying palm trees, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s Beach Front Villas are the most stylish and romantic villas the country has to offer.
Designed to put you in touch with all of your senses and the resort’s natural bounty, these rooms encourage long, lazy mornings and breakfast in bed with views over the beach’s turquoise waters.