Zemi Beach House: The Vibe

Most hotels have one infinity pool — but Zemi Beach House isn’t most hotels. Choose one of three, which overlook the soft, white sand and shimmering waves of Shoal Bay East, and you’ll find yourself wondering how something this striking could actually exist in real life.

Alas, it does, but you’ll have to go to Anguilla, a sleepy and spectacular island in the Caribbean, to find it. Within Zemi’s six oceanfront acres are 76 earthy, elegant rooms with gorgeous thatched roofs, so there’s plenty of space to sprawl out and do absolutely nothing at all.

Zemi Beach House: The Rooms

There are four different low-rise accommodation buildings that gently slope towards the shore to guarantee the best views and an intimate feel throughout the hotel property. Inspired by all the surrounding natural beauty, rooms here are decorated in soft, warm tones with private balconies that overlook either the ocean or lush gardens that line the paths.

The bathrooms are incredibly spacious with spa amenities, walk-in showers and deep soaker tubs. If you've longed for your own beachfront home, you've got it here.

Speaking of spa, Zemi Thai House Spa located in the middle of the grounds is a destination in itself. Relaxation is the M.O. inside this 300-year-old wooden Thai house and sanctuary of private spa suites, secluded by meditation gardens. Bliss out in the island's only hammam, and escape your departure date with wellness rituals that will leave you as sparkly as the sea.

Zemi Beach House: What else

Dress up (read: change out of your swimsuit) and go on a journey through the world of rum inside the exquisite Rhum Room, which looks like the private study of wealthy art dealer (or some other equally spectacular and mysterious job).

You won’t find Captain Morgan here; instead, small-batch and rare rums are on offer in tasting flights and fanciful cocktails that will smooth over any anxiety about having to go home. For a taste of the island, go for beachfront dining and dip your toes in the soft sand at 20 Knots.

Rooms from $1000 a night, zemibeach.com

Zemi Beach House, Shoal Bay East West Indies, 2640, Anguilla