Somewhere Beyond the Sea: Water Hotels

From rainforests to rivers, oceans to islands, these unique destinations have one thing in common – the tranquility created by the flow of water surrounding them.

In keeping with the aquatic theme of SUITCASE 11/ The Water Issue, we have selected our favourite water hotels and resorts from around the world. From rainforests to rivers, oceans to islands, these unique destinations have one thing in common - the tranquility created by the flow of water surrounding them.

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Rooms from £335

Keemala

Phuket, Thailand

Perched in the lush trees that overlook the Kamala Village and Andaman Sea, Keemala offers the luxury of privacy within an 'evergreen wonderland'. If you're seeking to avoid the Phuket crowds, Keemala is your place. Oriented towards health and wellness, relax and rejuvenate with Keemala's diverse range of holistic treatments. Opening in autumn 2015.

Address

10/88 Moo 6 Nakasud Road Kamala Kathu Phuket 83150 Thailand

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Rooms from £709

Soneva Kiri

Thailand

A one-hour plane ride from Bangkok, Thailand lies in its most pristine form. Fisherman go about their daily business, untouched jungle grows freely and the water remains calm and clear. With a restaurant perched in the trees, 24 villas spread across the rainforest each with their own pool, and amenities to keep you entertained for long time, Soneva Kiri is the perfect seaside retreat.

Address

RO Pho Cho 4107 Road Ko Kut, Ko Kut District Trat 23000

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Rooms from £770

Villa Feltrinelli

Italy

This neo-gothic estate rests in the Italian hills and overlooks a scenic lake. The villa was restored and transformed by hotelier, Bob Burns, and rests among acres of fruit trees, flowers and tree-lined avenues. If you're not having their freshly-made ice cream by the pool, or playing croquet in the garden, you can take their Riva boat out for a day in the sun.

Address

Via Rimembranza, 38 Gargnano BS 25084

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Rooms from £116

Papaya Playa Project

Tulum , Mexico

Get away from Tulum's busy hub and escape to the Northern part of Tulum where the simplicity of Playa Papaya resides. The playa is part Papaya Playa Project, where "like-minded people, creative individuals can unwind and connect with themselves and nature". This is a simple, low-key getaway on what is practically a private beach.

Address

Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Zona Costera Tulum 77780

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Rooms from £300

Adrere Amedall

Egypt

Tucked in the Siwa Oasis, Egypt and on the edge of "Sand Sea", an electricity-free sanctuary lies overlooking a salt lake. 17 kilometres from Siwa town, this ancient hub is built with just mud and salt, and only lit by candles and moonlight.

Address

18 Mansour Mohamed Street Cairo 11211

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