Faro Punta Cumplida, Canary Islands
A restored lighthouse on La Palma’s rugged coast, Faro Punta Cumplida now gives guests insight into the life of a lighthouse keeper. This was the experience the founders wanted to provide when they set about restoring the 150-year-old landmark. Now a luxury hideaway, the lighthouse pairs its nautical heritage and wild oceanfront setting with the design and amenities of an upscale hotel. Guests can opt to stay in the Atlantic Suite, Palma Suite or two-bedroom Farero Suite while making use of shared facilities including an ocean-view infinity pool, roof terrace with panoramic views and yoga platform. You can also book the entire place on an exclusive-use basis for the run of all three suites and private use of the social areas. In this isolated spot, time can be spent spotting dolphins and whales from the lighthouse’s vantage point on the coast, seeking out the local restaurants and exploring the volcanic island that’s been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The hotel has garnered widespread attention since it opened in 2019. A stay was included in the latest Oscar’s ceremony gift bags resulting in visits from Brad Pitt and George Clooney.