Built into the cliffs above a deep turquoise bay, midway between the Old Town and Lapad, the Bellevue is modern, chic, and luxurious. The 77 rooms and 14 suites all have wooden floors, earth tone fabrics, slick white bathrooms, and dreamy sea views. From the street-level reception, a glass elevator descends to the wellness center, with an indoor pool overlooking the bay, and then one level down again, to open onto a secluded pebble beach, complete with sunbeds, umbrellas, and an informal eatery. Come nightfall, there’s the more sophisticated Vapor restaurant up top, specializing in creative Mediterranean cuisine, and the Spice Lounge, centering on a huge palm tree, serving champagne and cocktails.