Take 3: Hotels on cliffs
Alila Villas, Bali
Jade Mountain, St Lucia
Caesar Augustus, Capri
Alila Villas, Uluwatu, Bali
Sitting on a cliff on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, this resort plays with optics and drama by having its infinity pool on the edge floating above the Indian Ocean. The resort comprises villas in various locations in the gardens and by the beach, all in a bright airy design and made from eco-friendly materials. For 180-degree ocean vistas, head for villa 409. Doubles from €570.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia, Caribbean,
Hairpin bends bring you up to this perched complex, sitting above a 600-acre beach resort, with views of the twin peaks of the World Heritage Piton mountains. Cliff-edge suites have living rooms running into bedrooms and out to infinity pools from which water flows, taking the eye with them, towards the ocean, landscape and celestial displays. Doubles from €700.
Caesar Augustus, Capri, Italy
At 1,000ft above the Capri sea, this cliff-top hotel offers views over the whole of the Bay of Naples from each floor and its grounds, taking in Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento and Ischia. Some suites have balconies and terraces, making that view a backdrop to your stay and there’s a panoramic infinity pool (surrounded by lemon trees and vineyards). Doubles from €360.