As the leaves change and the crisp air creeps in, we’re finding ourselves wishing for summer once again. Read on to discover two beach hotels we’re currently dreaming of 👇
1️⃣ OKU Kos (@okuhotels) in Greece is a sleek, five-star hotel designed to make guests feel as if they are in a friend’s hip house; the only difference is that your friend’s house probably doesn’t have the multitude of luxe services the hotel offers. OKU Kos’ aesthetic is redolent of traditional Greek island architecture, while at the same time projecting cubist, contemporary, and minimalist dimensioned one- and two-story houses. Epicureans will adore Kima Beach Club, as it offers a seaside all-day menu that offers farm-to-table gastronomy, led by Greek Chef, Ettore Botrini. Our mouths are watering just thinking about the Greek-inspired breakfast — a spread with local fruits, yogurts, homemade granola, overnight oats, cheeses, meats, and pastries. At the end of the day, Aegean sunsets are best enjoyed while lounging – of course, with an Ouzo-infused libation in-hand — on one of the hotel’s beach-located sunbeds.
2️⃣ Perched among the desert dunes along the Red Sea in Egypt, Casa Cook El Gouna (@casacookhotels) is the ultimate retreat for rest and relaxation. Built less than a year ago, this is the new property in Casa Cook’s portfolio. The hotels’ Arabic architecture and grounds surrounded by palm trees and other tropical flora make for the utmost tranquil setting. The 100-room adults-only property offers accommodations ranging from Standard Rooms to Villas, which all feel exclusive and earthy. Each room boasts a private terrace, but opt for the Premium Roof Terrace for sweeping views of the vibrant sunsets. Soak up the sun lagoon- or pool-side at the desert-style Beach Club, or indulge at the luxurious spa. Adventurers can also find their stride at Casa Cook El Gouna, as the property books world-class kitesurfing and diving experiences upon request, as well as archaeological expeditions. This Egyptian gem is a rugged desert and serene beachfront getaway wrapped up in one experience.