It is officially silly season and bang on schedule, the stories of quirky hotels and beachy resorts are already flooding in faster than high tide at Seapoint. 

That said, there are a few notable exceptions, locations that have encapsulated what "peace" and "serenity" have looked like in our wildest, most indulgent daydreams and have made it a reality. 

Case in point, the Grand Park Kodhipparu Hotel in the Maldives. 

At this dreamy resort nestled on pearly white beaches, wooden villas snake around the island, with each one facing into the endless blue of the Indian Ocean. Most notable? The "built-in hammock" included in the luxurious setup. 

Guests can wile away their days reclining on this bed-sized net hammock suspended over the shimmering water, and even sleep their, with or without the duvet. 

And if that wasn't enough, each of the 120 villas comes with its own pool. 

Of course, paradise never comes cheap, as a villa here costs $400 (€355) per night. Still, you're unlikely to get as sound a night's sleep anywhere else and think of the Instagram photos! 

Want more travel inspiration, or just daydream fodder? Here are three more stunning hotels that scream "tranquility". 

Jade Mountain St. Lucia

While the views of the Piton peaks and across the Caribbean are the main selling point, they are only augmented by the enormous in-room infinity pools each guest gets to paddle around in. Perched above a black sand beach, it makes for a dramatic and romantic holiday. 

And the best part? No phones or television so you can fully disconnect and unwind. 

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Australia

A striking lagoon-style pool, spanning almost 10,000-square-feet, is the centre of this resort, ensuring that no matter where you are your senses are lulled by the sound of lapping water. 

Indeed, swimming is key for this stunning location, as it is situated at the southern tip of Four Mile Beachand features swim-out apartments, plunge-pool apartments, and penthouses with Jacuzzi tubs.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia

Bali as a location is dreamy enough, but throw in treats such as an on-site cooking school, separate infinity pools for kids and dinner served on a canopied bed by the sea and we'll never want to come home. 

The resort pays homage to the rich cultural history of the region, too, with traditional dance and singing recitals performed in the resort every fortnight.