| Anna Jasper
Valentine’s Day may have been and gone but we if you're planning to drag it out a little longer or just in need of an escape from the cold, here’s Sand Dollar's go-to guide of dreamy getaways. Of course, with the ultimate sunseeker escape comes the excuse for some gorgeously glamourous designer beachwear…
Eden Rock - St Barths
You can’t mention a romantic getaway without thinking of the ultimate destination, Eden Rock St Barths. The luxury hotel, owned by the parents of Pippa Middleton's husband James Matthews, is once again taking reservations after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. This is the island’s original luxury hotel; think glamour, exceptional gourmet experiences and charming aesthetics. The hotel sits on its dramatic rocky perch, surrounded by white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and an amazing coral reef full of colourful sea life. A social hub for celebs and high-society types alike, you can expect to see some big names at lunch - DiCaprio, Rihanna, Mariah - so you need to make sure you’re in your best beachwear for the occasion!
Channel your inner Grecian goddess with the April long dress from Melissa Odabash complemented by Marysia’s Venice Top Brick Print and matching Venice bikini bottoms. Warm up the look with Pared's Piccolo & Grande Sunglasses, Panama Hat white and finished with the Luv & Bart Jayde Bracelet Silver.
Cobblers Cove - Barbados
Located on the west coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of grace and tranquillity. This is true English country house comfort with a delightful dose of Caribbean charm. Cobblers Cove is a refined, Barbados classic with first-rate personal service, excellent food (check out the traditional afternoon tea!) combined with spacious and elegant bedrooms that enjoy indoor/outdoor living areas. From its peaceful waterfront spot, near the lovely little town of Speightstown, the hotel offers breathtaking views and is surrounded by pristine palm-festooned and bird-filled gardens. You can make your time at Cobblers Cove as active or as restful as you like so, make sure your wardrobe goes with your mood.
Four Seasons Resort -- Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
Imagine dazzling white-sandy beaches and turquoise waters punctuated with pops of green jungle stretching as far as the eye can see. On Landaa Giraavaru, you can dive deep into the Indian Ocean and see manta rays in their natural habitat, reset body and mind at Ayurvedic Spa, or take your taste buds on an international journey from Morocco to Italy and sip sundowners at the floating Seabar to the sound of rustling waves.
This grown-up, sophisticated retreat is a 35-minute seaplane ride north of Malé in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that attracts whale sharks and the world's largest gathering of manta rays (from June to November). Traditional Maldivian architecture is complemented with chic contemporary interiors.
The Dodo Bar Or Emanuelle Shirt and Dodo Bar Or Diego Shorts are perfect for an afternoon spent searching for manta rays, followed by a relaxing trip to the spa. And Love Kini’s After Party one-piece swimsuit makes those cooling dips all the more sublime.
Fregate Island Private – Seychelles
Disappear from the world in a unique conservation sanctuary surrounded by sapphire seas. Fregate Island Private is a mini Galapagos in Seychelles amidst three square kilometres of pristine nature. A truly exceptional place designed for carefree luxury and where development has been carefully balanced with preserving the natural environment. Seriously, what could be more memorable than meeting one of the 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that roam free on the island? With just 16 villas you’re unlikely to see many other guests, this is a place to come for seclusion, so select a wardrobe that follows your carefree, relaxed spirit.
Sunseeker’s Monochromatic beach jumpsuit is ideal for exploring this conservation sanctuary and lazing the afternoon’s away with giant tortoises! Tacoola’s Mai Mai one-piece swimsuit makes a quick, cooling dip effortlessly stylish.
Zilwa Attitude - Calodyne, Mauritius
Zilwa means 'islander' in Creole, and this rustic chic hotel will definitely give you a taste of island life. Take a dawn boat trip with a local fisherman, Creole lessons under the trees or a traditional dinner in a local home. Sitting in its quiet protected bay on Mauritius's northernmost tip, Zilwa overlooks six northern islands and two small resort-owned forested islands. The swimming beaches of Grand Baie are just 20-minutes away, and the hotel even provides apps for DIY off-the-beaten-track local adventures. You’ll be wowed from first glance with stunning views of the sloping Coin de Mire island from across the swimming pool on arrival. The vibe is effortlessly relaxed so keep it that way with Pitusa’s Agata Crop Top and Short set. When combined with the Rhythm Zimbabwe bikini it makes island exploring carefree and stylish. Finish the islander look with Pared's Sun & Shade Pink/Rose Gold Sunglasses.