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The Future Perfect: Modern Beach Hotels

These escapes shun palm frond prints and starfish in favor of a more contemporary summer aesthetic.

A beach vacation should be simple: you’re there, after all, for the sun and the sand. Which is why these ultra modern beach hotels, with their pared down aesthetics, ample open-air spaces, and sleek, expansive windows, are so conducive to enjoying ocean breezes and views galore. For a tour of five stunning, state-of-the-art properties from Hawaii to the Maldives, click through the slideshow above.