Private islands in the Caribbean. Mega-resorts on Bali. Readers of *Condé Nast Traveler* have cast their votes, selecting these 40 beach resorts as their favorites around the world. Some are unusual, some exclusive, and all are perfect for armchair travel or booking that next warm getaway.
Perched high on the volcanic Caribbean island, this room at Ladera in St. Lucia has only three walls; a steep cliff above a green jungle is where the fourth wall would be. Photo: Michael Goulding, Orange County Register / HC
This St. Lucia resort offers a spa, beach access, and a pool swing overlooking the ocean. It's like your childhood playground swing only upgraded to include a phenomenal view and cup-holders for your Caribbean beverages.