There is nothing better than a stunning sunset splashed across an unfamiliar landscape. So, if you are looking to enjoy a show in the sky, keep these two key ingredients in mind: weather and location (face it, even though we love watching the sun set in the east, its best viewed facing west). Regardless of whether the sky is scarlet or lavender, viewed against city skylines or coastal hues, Siren has been documenting our favourite hideaways to share with you. Don’t wait until the sun goes down to look at the sky, these 10 places will have you sungazing your evenings away.
Red skies by night, sailor’s delight!
Where: Los Cabos, Mexico
Enjoy a romantic sunset at the newly renovated One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos. The One&Only Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, offering guests stunning views of a sunset over the Sea of Cortez.
Tip: Sit by the Lounge’s baby grand piano to really set the mood.
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Where: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Over the past 20 years Atlantis, Paradise Island has seen its share of beautiful sunsets: more than 7,300, to be precise!
Tip: For extra romance, book a stay at The Cove—Atlantis’ adults-only property.
Where: West Coast, Barbados
Mullins Beach is the place to enjoy a sunset in Barbados. Home to the first genuine beach bar on Barbados’ west coast, it has kept the breezy atmosphere of the island’s heyday. Listen to authentic Bajan music and enjoy cocktails as the sun goes down—then head back to your luxe villa on the sprawling grounds of Royal Westmoreland.
Tip: Watch closely as the sun touches the horizon, this beach is renowned for visitors catching a glimpse of the elusive green flash.
Where: Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
With villas perched on the hillside above a secluded beach, Exclusive Resorts’ Real del Mar properties are perfectly located to enjoy a colourful sunset. Choose from their 15 residences that can house up to five guests—perfect for enjoying a sunset on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Tip: Paddle board into the sunset with lessons offered at the Real del Mar Beach Club.
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
Where: New York City, United States
Who says you need an ocean for the best sunset? Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC’s rooftop pool does the trick. Enjoy a priceless sunset over the Hudson River while taking a dip in Gansevoort’s signature pool. And, if you forget your swimsuit—don’t worry—Gansevoort’s new bikini concierge service has you covered!
Tip: Traipse on over to the new Whitney Museum, just minutes from the hotel.
Where: Ontario, Canada
Ranked by National Geographic as home to one of the “Top Ten Best Sunsets” in the world, Lake Huron is a place to explore for those chasing the sun. Bayfield, Ontario is home to many boutique accommodations and award-winning dining. Fall under the spell of Bayfield’s small town charm and capture the scarlet skies from the waterfront.
Tip: Take in the sunset while enjoying award-winning dining in Bayfield village.
Where: The Caribbean and abroad
While sailing onboard TradeWinds circumnavigation yacht, Wanderlust, guests never have to enjoy the same sunset twice. Sailing the seven seas, Wanderlust is travelling around the world one destination at a time, offering the most remarkable adventures for TradeWinds members and travellers alike.
Tip: Plan your trip on Wanderlust well in advance to make sure you snag a spot onboard a sailing in some of the most idyllic destinations.
Where: Georgian Bay, Canada
Another great Ontarian sunset can be found on the shores of Georgian Bay, near Lake Huron. This fiery sunset is a must-see for sunset seekers.
Tip: Pack your bags for a weekend trip as Honey Harbour is barely more than a two-hour drive from Toronto.
What better way to enjoy the sunset than on the water? Explore the farthest reaches of Southern Europe and soak up the breathtaking sunsets of the Mediterranean with Silversea. For all the Instagram junkies out there, you’ll be able to instantly share your sunsets thanks to Silversea’s complimentary WiFi aboard all Mediterranean voyages.
Tip: Hike the Dolomites, with Silversea, for photos that will make your heart stop.
Where: Toronto, Canada
In the mood for a staycation? Grab a short 15-minute ferry to the Toronto Islands and escape the hustle and bustle of Canada’s largest city. For those not lucky enough to enjoy the sunset from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, head to Centre Island and watch Toronto’s skyline be lit up with colour.
Tip: Get lost in the newly rebuilt maze on Centre Island!