21 of the world’s most beautiful beachfront hotels

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From all-inclusive resorts to low-key hideaways, these are the best beachside hotels

Among them is Soneva Kiri, a luxurious escape in Koh Kood, Thailand

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From Australia to the Caribbean, there’s no shortage of beautiful beachfront hotels around the world from which to choose. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.

Whether you’re after a glitzy, all-inclusive resort or a low-key island hideaway, we’ve picked 21 of the world’s most stunning places to stay: