Our Top 20 Best Places for Sundowners
There’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying a drink and delectable cuisine with a stunning backdrop; and it’s made all the more romantic when there is an awe-inspiring sunset involved.
We have come up with our favourite spots from around the world with sunset views to die for. These place have exceptional drinks and even better views so watch the sun dip below the horizon with a cocktail in hand.
Casa Palopo is a beautifully decorated and intimate boutique hotel which is perfect for couples. It is set in a picturesque setting overlooking the startlingly blue Lake Atitlan and surrounded by breathtaking volcanoes and indigenous villages. There is also an award winning Relais & Chateaux restaurant.
Drink in one of Central America's most breathtaking sights as you grab an evening aperitif with a spectacular sunset to boot.
Pousada Picinguaba is a traditional converted fazenda in a tiny fishing village, surrounded by tropical rainforest and mountainous peaks. The hotel is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, within the heart of a protected national park.
The hotel organises a sunset sail with wine around Picinguaba bay where you can often see dolphins splashing about. This intimate tropical hideaway oozes rustic charm with a laid back ambience and it's on Brazil’s Emerald coast – it's an impressive and romantic spot for a relaxed honeymoon.
Amanzoe is an elegant hotel set in the fragrant peloponnesian mountains, giving it panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. All luxury suites have a private pool, each with equally inspiring views, secluded pavillions and chic decor.
This exclusive resort has a poolside deck with an impressive 360-degree views of the sea which is especially mesmerising at dusk when cocktails and canapes are served.
Arkaba is an archetypal Australian homestead, set in the beautiful Flinders Ranges of the South Australian outback. Guests are surrounded by a truly ancient landscape moulded by hundreds of millions of years of geological activity, the Flinders Ranges offer some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery.
Arkaba offers a unique Heli Sundowner over the Flinders Rangers which will take you into the heart of the outback where every second brings another awe-inspiring view. Your helicopter will land on a remote ridge for canapes and sundowner drinks - this promises to be an excursion of epic proportions.
Cervo Mountain Retreat has everything you'd want from an Alpine retreat: each room leads onto a balcony with a view of the Matterhorn, the restaurant serves up some fantastic fondue and a delightful village is on your doorstep. Each chalet enjoys a separate spa area with a relaxation room, steam room, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and massage room.
Drink in impressive views of the Matterhorn as you enjoy a sundowner in the hotel'shot tub.
Rascal is a newly built, 31-metre handcrafted, Indonesian phinisi cruiser - a true combination of east meets west. Join this cutting-edge, private charter super yacht on an unforgettable journey around Komodo National Park or Raja Ampat Archipelago.
Unwind with a cocktail on Rascal’s infinity roof deck as the sun dips behind the islands of Komodo National Park, the perfect way to end a busy day visiting deserted beaches, swimming with manta rays, and walking with dragons.
Escape to the sun-kissed shores of the Caribbean where Cap Maison St Lucia awaits. This romantic spot boasts a lovely cliff top infinity pool and Jacuzzi, a secluded sandy cove and breathtaking views of the sparkling sea.
This hotel's standout feature is the Champagne Zip Line - a wooden deck suspended over crashing ocean waves where drinks are carefully served via a zip line.
Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious boutique hotel perched high on the cliffs of this volcanic island, offering spectacular views over the caldera. Located in peaceful Imerovigli, it is one of the most exclusive hotels on Santorini.
This elegant hotel enjoys a front row seat for Santorini's famously beautiful sunsets and the hotel's Champagne Lounge makes full use of it!
An intimate boutique hotel, Awasi is located in the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama in the North of Chile, set amid vast desert landscapes. With just ten stunning cottages, superb cuisine, the finest private excursions and a highly personalized service, Awasi ranks with South America’s best retreats.
Awasi Atacama can organise a private picnic in the Atacama desert, overlooking Chile's otherwordly salt flats. Enjoy cocktails as the sun sets, and as night falls you'll have an incredible view of the stars.
Located in the desert just outside Marrakech, Inara Tented Camp, offers a secluded retreat for a desert camp experience, where you can try a camel or buggy ride and sleep in a berber tent under the starry sky. Watching the sun dip below the Atlas Mountains is simply spectacular.
At night the ambience of the desert comes alive as you relax to the sounds of traditional Berber musicians and enjoy the endless starry sky and peace of your desert surrounds.
Jade Mountain is nestled in a stunnig location so it's only fitting that all the palatial sanctuaries are completely private with their own pool and one whole side of the suite open to the views. This is the ultimate beach honeymoon.
The aptly named Celestial Terrace is a wonderful spot to enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun sets. So spend an evening drinking in the wonderful sight of St Lucia's Twin Pitons and the shimmering Caribbean Sea.
Tuscany is renowned for its gently undulating hills topped with honey-coloured villages, for its bountiful vineyards and for its charmingly rural feel. And in the heart of this picturesque region is Monteverdi Tuscany which has all three aspects!
This rustic retreat offers 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. This rural escape is a haven of tranquillity, the only sounds to be heard are birds singing and church bells ringing...it's an excellent place to forget your everyday stresses.
Uma Punakha by Como is a stunning luxury boutique lodge overlooking the Punakha Valley in Bhutan. Uma Punakha provides fantastic accommodation for guests wanting to experience this less-visited area of Bhutan in style.
Punakha has an abundance of things to see and do, but just sitting on the terrace looking out at the views is absolutely amazing and the sense of seclusion makes it even better!
This Maldivian gem blends contemporary style with barefoot luxury while still retaining the legendary St Regis service levels. The award-winning Iridium spa is located on its own overwater branch, designed to resemble a lobster from above, there is also a divine restaurant!
St Regis Vommuli's pride and joy is its award winning Whale Bar which juts out into the Indian Ocean. Large archways reveal the shimmering ocean the open-air terrace faces the sun-set so it is the perfect spot for a romantic drink or two.
Perched 1200 feet up on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Post Ranch Inn is an architectural gem, and seamlessly blends understated rustic luxury, immaculate cuisine and astounding service. We also think it offers one of the best sunsets in the world overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
We recommend that you book an ocean view room as the views over the Pacific at sunset are outstanding, especially with a cocktail in hand from your own private deck. The restaurant, Sierra Mar, has floor-to-ceiling windows and all three of the pools look out onto the Pacific so you are never far from a staggering view
The Serai is a Suján luxury, boutique desert retreat just half an hour from Jaisalmer in the desert scrubland where shepherds wander. A visit here gives guests a rare glimpse into untouched desert life and a calm stay away from the noise of Jaisalmer.
Head into the dunes of Jaisalmer by camel and stop for a romantic sundowner surrounded by soft, golden hued sand and gaze out at the immense scenery.
Saruni Samburu is a deluxe lodge set in a breathtaking position in the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy adjacent to the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. The lodge has just six villas and offers a superb safari experience in pristine surroundings.
What makes Saruni Samburu so special is the hilltop position, offering spectacular views from every angle. The villas and main areas have been designed to make the most of the expanse of wilderness surrounding the lodge...a brilliant setting for some memorable sundowners.
Resting on the breathtaking Green Mountain, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar combines luxury and style with a backdrop of outstanding panoramic views of these fabled mountains. This resort is set on the rocky Saiq Plateau, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort offers a sanctuary of 115 guest rooms and villas which open out to gardens or onto views of this impressive canyon.
Here you'll find Diana's point, the famous viewpoint where the late Princess Diana of Wales visited in 1986. This magical spot is perched at the canyon's edge and its stunning backdrop is a romantic part of Anantara's signature Dining by Design experience.
Six Senses Zighy Bay perfectly merges a sense of subtle sophistication with a rustic flair and real sense of innovation and elegance while the surrounding mountainous landscape and Arabian Sea offer the opportunity for activities of all description. Its lofty location anddirect beach access make it perfect for those who want to witness a beautiful sunset be it from the hotel's large pool, award-winning restaurant or atmospheric terraces.
Lion Sands offer guests three treehouses to choose from: Chalkley, Kingston and Tinyeleti. Each has its own story, and each offers something different, something to suit everyone. Chalkley is for couples only, it sits in an old Leadwood Tree above the open plain. There are no walls or roof here, just a mosquito net draped bed in the open air with the sights and sounds of the Sabi Sands all around. Tinyeleti is set on the banks of the Sabie River, an incredible location from which to enjoy your sundowners and private dinner as the animals move to drink below. Kingston is described as the champagne to Chalkley's 'red wine' and Tinyeleti's 'cocktail'. This treehouse is set in the tree tops, a glass wall surrounds the en-suite bathroom, the bed is covered by a screen above but retains open sides, ensuring nothing keeps you from maximising the experience of sleeping in your private suite in the middle of this wilderness.