Updated on July 15, 2016
Many people tend to book their vacation during the summer, because that way they will get the chance to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. And what better way to spend your vacation than to lounge on the beach or enjoy the many activities that most beach resorts provide? So let me tell you about the best beach resorts in the world, where your vacation will feel like a fairy tale rather than regular summer vacation.
1. Ocean House in Coastal Rhode Island
If you want to spend your holidays in a beach resort with an touch of Victorian era, then the Ocean House might be the hotel you are looking for. In the 20th century this hotel was frequented by America’s elite and then in 2003 the hotel was closed. Luckily for travelers in 2010 it was opened again, renovated, restored and better than ever. Now this hotel offers a luxury coastal refuge on the inside and a historical feeling surroundings on the outside. This five-star hotel is right on a beautiful, sandy beach, and offers 49 rooms and 14 suites, a SPA, restaurant, beach bar and so much more. And the best part, you don’t even have to go out of country to feel like you are somewhere in Europe.
2. Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Hawaii
A bit more tropical beach resort, that however still is in U.S., therefore provides easier travel is the Four Seasons in Wailea, Hawaii. It is located only half an hour from Maui’s airport, but provides a beach escape with amazing pool, beautiful scenery and many different things to do at the hotel and around it. Although guests of this hotel cannot stay in bungalows like in other Four Seasons destinations, the hotel still offers 320 rooms and 29 suits for you to chose from with beautiful beach scenery outside your window, so you will still feel like you are in a beach bungalow. There also is Five-star fitness center in the hotel and three world-class golf courses are located in walking distance of the hotel, for those who like a bit more active vacation. For shopping fanatics, Wailea Alanui Drive is less than mile away and filled with all the best high end and mid-range retailers. And of coarse the beaches around the hotel are top-noch.
3. Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica
For a Santa Monica beach getaway with a near proximity to many of the top Los Angeles spots you have the Sutters on the Beach, a luxury hotel right on the beach. This hotel offers a selection of 198 different rooms which although vary from rooms with ocean view to ocean front suites, all are decorated in beach house style with a posh yet comfortable feel. There is a SPA and fitness center in the hotel, a beautiful beach that is equipped with paths along it so you can bike, jog, roller blade or stroll along the beach without getting sand in your shoes and multiple different restaurants in the hotel. And places like Venice, Malibu and Third Street Promenade aren’t far so you can experience LA and beach all in one trip.
4. Inn Above Tide in Sausalito
And last but definitely not least is the Sausalito luxury hotel called Inn Above Tide, proving beautiful San Francisco Bay scenery, spectacular rooms and plenty of small restaurants and shops so you would feel more like you are somewhere in Europe than California. Although this hotel has only 31 rooms and suites, that only adds to the small beach town feel of the hotel and its area. While being at this hotel you can either enjoy the amenities that the hotel provides like the SPA and restaurants, take a stroll through the village of Sausalito or visit the scenic Sonima and Napa vineyards that are close by. Turn your regular vacation into a romantic getaway with your partner.