Best Balcony Views from Across the Globe

June 6, 2018

According to 88% of travelers, it doesn’t matter how awesome the hotel or rental property is if it lacks one very important element—a good view. And if you’re going to spend all that money traveling to a new place and you don’t have a balcony, you better at least have a window view.

 Before it’s time to plan your next vacation, check out the slideshow below for the best balcony views across the globe.

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Sunset view from Villa Vientos on the Cacique Peninsula in Costa Rica.

Balcony Views, Gansevoort Villas, Turks and Caicos

The view from the Gansevoort Villas in Turks and Caicos.

Balcony, Villa L'ancienne, Mougins, French Riviera, France

Balcony View from the Villa L'ancienne in Mougins on the French Riviera.

Rooftop Terrace, Hotel Majestic, Barcelona, Spain

Rooftop terrace view from the Hotel Majestic in Barcelona, Spain.

Balcony View, Amanyara, Turks and Caicos

Balcony View from Amanyara at sunset in Turks and Caicos.

Balcony, Frenchman's Paradise, Tortola

Sunset view from the balcony at Frenchman's Paradise on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

Nighttime View from the Terrace at Foresteria Firenze in Florence, Italy.

Balcony, Montage Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Sunset View from the Montage Kapalua Hotel on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.

Terrace, Joya del Mar, Los Cabos

Terrace view at Joya del Mar in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Balcony, Alpina Gstaad Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland

Daytime Balcony View from the Alpina Gstaad in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Balcony, Villa Pliniana, Lake Como, Italy

Gorgeous Views from Villa Pliniana on the notorious Lake Como in Italy.

It takes months to plan a vacation, weeks to prepare for it, and, more often than not, hours to travel to the destination. Going on vacation, albeit rewarding, is not a small feat. And by the time travelers arrive at their accommodations, spirits and expectations are high. The space should feel inviting, there should be plenty of room to relax, and it should be easy for travelers to make themselves right at home.

Ocean Views 

Views truly can make or break the likeability of an accommodation. At Villa Vientos, a standalone home on the Cacique Peninsula in Costa Rica, the gorgeous ocean views are the highlight. Even though guests are a five-minute drive from the beach, the villa feels like it’s in the heart of the ocean. Not only can guests see the water from the expansive balcony and terrace spaces, but inside, oversized windows provide a similar feel in almost every room of the home.

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River & Mountain Views

Another featured example is the Foresteria Firenze in Florence, Italy. This 3,000-square-foot penthouse is located in a palazzo with views of the city and the Arno River. Florence’s most famous landmarks are visible from Foresteria Firenze’s rooftop terrace, making it an ideal accommodation for those traveling through Europe who are looking to soak up local culture. Pictured below is the stunning balcony view from the Alpina Gstaad Hotel in Switzerland. Guests travel from all over the world to soak up the views of the Swiss Alps from their balcony chairs and hot tubs.

Balcony Views, Alpina Gstaad Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland

A lot of time is spent planning and preparing for a vacation, so when travelers make their way to an accommodation, a stunning view really isn’t much to ask for. The gorgeous homes featured in this article come from all around the world, but they have one thing in common—they provide travelers with a good view, an element up to 88% of travelers call an accommodation necessity.

Hotel and Resort Balcony Views

If you want to check out these balcony views for yourself, here’s a list of the homes and hotels featured above: Villa Vientos in Costa Rica, Gansevoort Villas in Turks and Caicos, Villa L’ancienne Poste Telegraphe on the French Riviera, The Majestic Hotel & Spa in Barcelona, Amanyara in the British West Indies, Frenchman’s Paradise in the British Virgin Islands, Foresteria Firenze in Florence, Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, Joya del Mar in Los Cabos, The Alpina Gstaad Hotel in Switzerland, and Villa Pliniana on Lake Como.