Private plunge pools aside, there are few things more thrilling and luxurious than a clifftop hotel.

Perhaps it’s the sheer seclusion, or the unobstructed views, or the feeling that you’re living on the edge—quite literally. From lofty hideouts on the Amalfi Coast to precariously-perched Balinese sanctuaries, we’ve hand-picked the world’s most beautiful clifftop hotels.