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In Search of the World's Best Sunsets

Cinematographers call it the “magic hour”: It’s that special time of the day when the sun nears the horizon, and the sky is painted in vivid pink and soft orange. Discover some of the best spots in the world to witness a gorgeous sunset before the night sky takes over.
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Koh Samui, Thailand


Designed to provide an incredible view, the circular bar and lounge at One Rai features intimate pod seating overlooking Thailand's spectacular Southern coastline. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail as the sun dips below the horizon.
Retreat to the Beaches of Thailand
Desert sunset in Arizona
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Arizona's Tortolita Mountains


Northwest of Tucson is a small mountain range with truly memorable hiking trails. After a day of trekking, take a moment of solitude to witness a stunningly gorgeous desert sunset that provokes memories of the wild days of the Old West.
Explore the Sonoran Desert
Lady Lynsey ll
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St. Thomas


Experience the sunset out on the water during an evening cruise aboard The Ritz-Carlton’s catamaran, the Lady Lynsey II. The spectacular views of the clear water and setting sun will make you not want to return to shore.
Set Sail on the Caribbean Sea
An elegantly dressed long dining table on the beach at sunset
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Aruba


What better way to create a magical evening than with a Caribbean sunset as your backdrop? The tone is set by Palm Beach's melodic waves hitting the sand, while Aruba's sunset lights the sky on fire with a cascade of colors.
Plan Your Beachside Dinner
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Budapest


There's something almost mystical in the air as the sun sets over Budapest's historic skyline. Whether it's noticing the way the light strikes St. Stephen’s Basilica or simply marveling at the sheer number of sunsets this city has borne witness to, it's an unforgettable experience.
Explore Our 72-Hour Guide to Budapest
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Sanya, China


Known as the “Hawaii of China,” Sanya is a coastal city at the southern tip of Hainan Island that’s become a favorite for in-the-know travelers. The tropical climate is warm all year long, so it’s a great place to go when you want to escape the frigid temperatures of winter.
Explore China's Tropical Paradise
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Abu Dhabi


In Abu Dhabi, the concept of having it all is a tangible reality. From sunrises over Al Maqta Creek to sunsets that illuminate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, every moment here reawakens the senses.
Experience the Best of Abu Dhabi
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Perth, Australia


Perth is one of those magical places where natural wonders blend seamlessly with a thoroughly modern skyline. Revel in the views of both from your perch above Elizabeth Quay in the infinity pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth.
Discover Beauty Down Under
Two women drink wine while overlooking the city of Vienna.
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Vienna


From music and dance to painting and architecture, Vienna is a unique experience, a trove of amazing buildings, museums, palaces and gardens. Take it all in from a bird's-eye view from the rooftop bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna.
Enjoy Vienna's Best Views
South Beach Architecture
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South Beach


Is there anything more exciting than after-dark in South Beach? Celebrate the transition from day to night as the city's neon lights mingle with nature's neon in the sky.
Plan Your Stay in an Art Deco Landmark

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