Sandy beaches, balmy evenings and a film – yes they can be the perfect fusion! Outdoor movie screens are popping up in our high-end resorts. So return to the beach after sunset, lay back in your lounger, reach for your cocktail and enjoy drama, action and adventure on the big screen.
1. Soneva Kiri – Thailand, Koh Kood
Soneva Kiri’s aptly named Cinema Paradiso is a beneath-the-stars cinema experience set to a tropical background. The screen is suspended above a lagoon, showcasing beloved classics while you tuck into popcorn, cocktails and ice-creams.
2. Soneva Fushi – Maldives
You can look forward to your favourite classics under star-speckled Indian Ocean skies. Cushioned loungers on the beach, each with a table and candlelight make this an outdoor cinema heaven. Munchies, ice cream and drinks of all sorts are just a gesture away.
3. Six Senses Zighy Bay – Oman, Zighy Bay
At Six Senses Zighy Bay, watching a movie on the beach involves free popcorn, 40 ice-cream flavours and the plushest of outdoor loungers.
4. Lux* Belle Mare – Mauritius
Open 3 days a week, Cinema Paradiso is a complimentary service showing the latest blockbusters, classics and family movies. Once you’ve found the sweet spot of your comfortable beanbag, you won’t want to get up. So, make sure you have your popcorn bowl topped up or are stocked up with Lux’ own-brand ice-cream, ‘Ici,’ delicious!
5. St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas – Greece, Crete
Three times a week, the exquisite Blue Bay Restaurant Veranda at St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas becomes a magical open-air cinema screening the latest releases or but well-loved classics.