It’s only natural, as winter temperatures seems to linger in many parts of the country, that our hearts desire warm, sunny days, long walks on the beach and an unforgettable candlelit meal while watching a spectacular sunset on the sparkling sea. A run-on sentence, yes, but while I’m in beach mode, all rules get tossed out the window, my friends!

Since we could close our eyes and almost smell the fresh sea air, we were pumped up and motivated to research and compile a list of the Best Luxury Beach Resorts in U.S.

So sit back and pour yourself a beverage (extra points for adding a tropical umbrella to your glass) as we explore some luxury properties so unforgettable, you’ll want to book a reservation pronto.

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Photo via The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

RITZ CARLTON HALF MOON BAY ~ Bay Area, California

The picturesque Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay sits upon a bluff that overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  Guests will find a secluded retreat away from the world, yet within driving distance of must-see adventures like Napa Valley and San Francisco.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Three gas firepits overlooking the Pacific Ocean
♦ Indoor heated swimming pool
♦ Coastside jogging and biking path
♦ Tennis
♦ Access to both on-property championship golf courses

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Photo via Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI AT WAILEA ~ Maui, Hawaii

The Four Seasons has a world-wide reputation for excellence and the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Maui is like a sparkling jewel.  With a private golden sand beach, panoramic views, serenity pool, spa therapies and golf, your dream vacation awaits.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Serenity pool (adult only)
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Tennis
♦ Water activities
♦ Top rated Golf club

kiawah island, the sanctuary
Photo via The Sanctuary

THE SANCTUARY ~ Kiawah Island, South Carolina

A short and scenic drive from downtown Charleston lies the exquisite resort, The Sanctuary.  This stunning seaside mansion is a charming example of southern hospitality combined with grand architecture and unparalleled ocean views.  The Sanctuary is an iconic luxury property with rooms and suites that feature hand-crafted furniture and custom made beds.  Winner of multiple awards including the prestigious Forbes Five Star Award and voted the #1 U.S. Resort Hotel by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Indoor pool
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Tennis
♦ 90 Holes of Championship Golf

Boca Raton Resort Club
Photo via Boca Raton Resort and Club

BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB ~ Boca Raton, Florida

Strolling the streets of a Mediterranean (inspired) historic village doesn’t require an international plane ticket if you stay at the stunning Boca Raton Resort and Club.  The resort combines charming sophistication with ocean and marina views.  The spa was voted number one spa in the country by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Private beach access
♦ Spa & fitness
♦ Water activities
♦ Tennis
♦ Golf

casa marina hotel key west
Photo via Casa Marina

CASA MARINA ~ Key West, Florida

The historic Casa Marina has been a luxury go-to get away since the 1920’s.  With a boutique resort feel coupled with the only private beach in Key West, guests enjoy the best traditional hospitality and spectacular amenities.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Two sparkling outdoor pools with views of the Florida Keys
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Water activities & bike rentals
♦ Golf

Hotel del coronado san diego
Photo via Hotel Del Coronado

HOTEL DEL CORONADO ~ San Diego (Coronado), California

The iconic Hotel del Coronado has a long standing reputation for refined luxury while honoring it’s rich history of more than 125 years.  This elegant Victorian-style oceanfront resort features lush landscaping and has been recognized time and again by leading travel publications and industry organizations from around the world.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Private beach
♦ Water sports & bike rentals
♦ Spa & fitness center

 

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Photo via St Regis Princeville

ST. REGIS PRINCEVILLE RESORT~ Kuai, Hawaii

Located in an ocean enclave on the island of Kuai, St. Regis Princeville is a dazzling island destination.  Tropical sophistication abounds on this property with breathtaking views, lush grounds, a reputation for excellence and an unsurpassed attention to detail.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Pool
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Water activities
♦ Golf

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Photo via The Cloister at Sea Island

THE CLOISTER AT SEA ISLAND ~ Sea Island, Georgia

A secluded coastal retreat, The Cloister at Sea Island has a stellar reputation for elegance and refinement.  The main building showcases the Mediterranean-style and grace of the original building circa 1928.  With five miles of private beach and five star dining, its no wonder The Cloister was awarded the prestigious Forbes Five-Star award.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Private beach
♦ Spa & Fitness center
♦ Tennis & squash
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ 3 Championship golf courses

acqualina resort & spa, sunny isles, fl
Photo via Acqualina Resort & Spa

ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA ~ Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Just north of Miami, you’ll find Acqualina, an intimate beachfront luxury retreat that offers guests a private beach club, nutrition and wellness center and world-class service.  Wander the tropically landscaped grounds or enjoy an intimate beachfront dinner for two.  Acqualina has received numerous awards, including a 5-star rating and 5 diamond win.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Four pools
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Nutrition & wellness
♦ Three Championship Golf Courses

 

Four seasons biltmore hotel
Photo via Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel

FOUR SEASONS BILTMORE HOTEL ~ Santa Barbara, California

Set on twenty-four lush acres on the California coastline and tucked away beneath the Santa Ynez Mountains lies the picturesque Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.  With intimate outdoor fireplace seating, scenic ocean views, and captivating sunsets, we can see why Santa Barbara has been dubbed the American Riviera.

Resort Amenities:

♦ Beach & cabana club
♦ Two pools
♦ Spa & fitness center
♦ Tennis
♦ Golf

So which stunning property makes your Best Luxury Beach Resorts in U.S. list?  We’d love to hear your thoughts and faves.

Live, love and travel, darlings,

 

 

XO, Jone’t

Jonet
Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50

Jonet Wooten is a 55 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She’s always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She’s Got Style.


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