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13 Stunning Sunsets Around the World (Photos)

From Caribbean resorts to a remote safari lodge in Botswana, here are 13 vacation spots with stunning sunsets.

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Gorgeous sunsets can be found year-round, but summer is a particularly nice time to take in their beautiful colors with a mai tai in hand. Here, we’ve rounded up 13 incredible sunsets to see this season in locations around the world.

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Riu Palace Tropical Bay All-Inclusive

Jamaica

 

Modern rooms with marble bathrooms, a great playground, and a top-notch activities staff make this a great choice for couples and families. Plus, the large, clean beach, where palm trees sway in the wind and small wooden boats bob in the water, is the perfect place to watch the sun set.

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The Huntley Hotel

Santa Monica, California

 

The Huntley is a design-conscious, thoroughly unbeachy hotel in the center of a beachside community with an exceptional restaurant; warm, inviting rooms; and great service. The highlight here, however, is the nearby sandy shore, from which guests can enjoy stunning sunset views.

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Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti

Florence

 

Rooms at this 16th-century property aren't particularly luxurious, but some have wonderful views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore's dome, which is even more beautiful in the Mediterranean twilight.

Point Grace

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

The hotel’s remote location on the point of the beautiful 12-mile Grace Bay beach is peaceful and quiet, which makes watching the striking sunset even more relaxing. Whether getting a massage at the spa, lounging by the pool, chilling in an ocean-view room, or sitting at the beach, guests can experience beautiful views of the sun setting over the Atlantic.

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Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur, California

 

The 39-room Post Ranch Inn is one of the most beautiful hotels in the United States—if not the entire world—and offers a romantic, intimate stay amid gorgeous natural surroundings. The hotel is built into the cliffs of Big Sur, and the organic architecture is breathtaking, seeming to grow out of the ground alongside the surrounding redwoods. The spacious, eco-sensitive rooms have ocean or mountain views, and many feature floor-to-ceiling windows to better show them off.

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La Tranquila

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

 

La Tranquila wows at first sight: the lobby is huge and airy, with high ceilings and oversize furniture, and the pool complex is arguably one of the most stunning in the region. High-end rooms are all suites of one, two, and three bedrooms and feature sleek, sexy bathrooms with separate showers and deep soaking tubs, as well as large terraces with plunge pools and striking ocean views. For the best spot to see the sunset, head to the hotel's gorgeous infinity pool or the beach.

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Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

Evergreen Lodge is a 22-acre cabin resort surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, about one mile from Yosemite National Park’s western border. The 90 cabins come in different sizes and are rustic, cozy, and comfortable with large private decks. It's a great spot for nature lovers who want to disconnect from the world for a bit (there are no phones or TVs in the cabins) and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding pine trees instead.

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Four Seasons Maui

An immaculate, art-filled property fronting Wailea beach, the Four Seasons stands at the pinnacle of the area’s resorts, offering a range of amenities, spacious rooms, top-notch staff, and outstanding views of the sun setting behind the neighboring islands.

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Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Antigua

 

The relaxed, tranquil environment of this adults-only boutique resort is a major part of its appeal. This isn't Antigua's fanciest property, but it doesn't need to be: simple Caribbean style (think thatched roofs, stone, and rattan), a truly gorgeous beach with terrific sunsets, and all-inclusive food that's better than average for the island make for a winning combo.

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&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

Botswana

 

This ultra-remote, luxurious safari lodge on an island in Botswana's Okavango Delta isn't a hotel, it's an experience. Guests can get up close to exotic wildlife on both land and water. Even arriving to the property is an adventure, requiring transport by small plane, safari vehicle, and boat. Few times in life does one get the chance to see breathtaking sunsets over the world's largest inland delta.

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Four Seasons Costa Rica

Easily among the most luxurious resorts in Central America, the Four Seasons is as close to perfection as it gets. With two beautiful beaches, ocean views from each of the sumptuous rooms—which are decorated in materials including wood, bamboo, and stone—and an 18-hole golf course, the resort makes it possible for guests to spend their whole vacation on-site.

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Hotel Victoriano

Nicaragua

 

The aptly named Hotel Victoriano, built by an English immigrant in 1902, has charming Victorian architecture and style. Rooms have a relaxed (if not luxurious) beachy style with locally crafted cedar furniture, bright floral bedding, tile floors, and cable TV (though some TVs are tiny). They’re showing a bit of wear, but they’re clean and a couple have views of the ocean—and, at dusk, of the sun setting over the sea.

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Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino

The Tropicana is not the most luxurious hotel in Aruba, but it does offer some jaw-dropping sunset views, as well as a good value, lots of kid-friendly amenities, and two large pools, one equipped with a water slide.