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Top 10 Luxury Beach Resorts
Copper bluffs, rustling palm trees, and powdery white beaches surround these luxurious lodgings. Laze by the aquamarine Gulf of Mexico, watch the rolling Atlantic Ocean waves, or wade in the undulating Pacific Ocean. Your oceanfront oasis may be in Florida, California, or Texas, but no matter which of these 10 resorts you choose, you're sure to be surrounded by stunning scenery and outstanding accommodations. Private balconies, rejuvenating spas, and sparkling pools write the tale of your tropical paradise!

Paradise Island Beach Club

Paradise Island, New Providence

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Mosey on over to the sun-kissed shores of Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island and all of your tropical fantasies will come true! Paradise Island Beach Club is your starting point, featuring lavish 980-square-foot luxury accommodations that sleep six. Each room features a sparkling vista of the ocean; a collage of blues, turquoises, and whites flood through the windows. Each of two bedrooms features their own private bath, and kids stay for free! But don’t just gaze at the island life, live it! On Paradise Island, it’s all about being as active or as dormant as you like. The island can be mesmerizing and serene, or exciting and bold! Bob in the crystal clear pool outside your doorstep, or body surf in the crashing ocean waves. Achieve sun-soaked skin on the private patio, or kick up pearly white sand on a moonlit run. A salty island breeze whistles through palms, golden light reaches every nook and cranny, and unabridged delight resonates with guests who stay here!


Paradise Island, Garden View & Ocean Ridge Drive, Nassau, Bahamas

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Soak in some tropical culture at the straw market. It's a huge open-air marketplace in the center of town where Bahamian women started selling crafts after the native sponge business plummeted.

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Two freshwater pools, a swim-up bar, and the Reef Bar & Grill make your tropical dream come true!

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Find your tropical oasis on the sun-drenched shores of The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. This resort captures the imagination of Hollywood, Florida. You heard right. Indulge in live Maine lobster or swordfish at a AAA Four-Diamond Rated Hollywood Prime steakhouse. Inhale the soothing scent of tea and eucalyptus in the water-featured Spa at the Diplomat. And bring the kids for a Westin Kids Club adventure while you enjoy the infinity pool, tennis lesson, poolside cabana, 18-hole golf course, or the beach. Get your feet wet in the Atlantic Ocean, where deep sea fishing, parasailing, sailing, and a wealth of water sports will keep you entertained. Sample the fresh seafood at the many surrounding restaurants or wander downtown Hollywood in search of fun. Stuff shopping bags at Aventura Mall, tour the famous Everglades, and take in the beautiful architecture. The Westin Diplomat is an ocean away from ordinary!


3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

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Shopping enthusiasts can get their fix at Aventura Mall, which features 300 stores and outstanding restaurants!

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Hollywood comes alive at night with monthly art festivals, weekly food events, and dozens of delectable dining options!


Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

San Diego, California

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The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa unites opulence and the ocean on Southern California's sunny coast! West Coast luxury reaches new heights at this 313-room palace, equipped with oceanfront suites and studios. Soak in Pacific Ocean views from your private balcony or patio before heading down to the outdoor lounge and sipping a craft cocktail or enjoying a delicious brunch. Laze on the sun-kissed beach or rejuvenate with a treatment at the onsite spa. After relaxing on the beach, explore it! Surf some of the East Coast's best waves, snorkel the colorful shores, or set off on a boat cruise. Switch to freshwater when you take a dip in the sparkling pool. The educational Kids' Camp will entertain the little ones while adults keep in shape at the fitness center. Enjoy the best of luxury and leisure at this beach hotel!


3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109

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Daily surf lessons are available for only $65 for a 90-minute lesson. You'll be hanging ten in no time!

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Visitors of all ages will find fun at the arcade, which features a continuously changing collection of cutting edge and traditional video games.


Grand Hotel & Spa

Ocean City, Maryland

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Grand Hotel & Spa overlooks the roaming waves of the Atlantic Ocean and features an ocean of amenities. Stretch out in 400-square-foot oceanfront rooms with balconies and a world of comforts. Soak in the ocean views from your 100-square-foot balcony, make a splash in indoor and outdoor swimming pools, or melt away the stress in the full-service spa. Stay in shape pumping iron in the state-of-the-art fitness center or take care of business in 10,000 square feet of meeting space. If it's excitement you seek, the ocean awaits just outside your door. Deep sea fishing, boat cruises, and sailing are just some of the aquatic options. Catch a tan on the sandy beach just outside your door. Families can get their thrills at Jolly Roger Amusement Parks or Splash Mountain Waterpark while a host of golf courses are perfect for frequenters of the fairway!


2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842

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Those searching for water-fueled fun must visit Ocean City Watersports, which offers amazing parasail rides, jet skis, zip line adventures, and pontoon boat rentals.

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Pamper yourself at the Acqua Day Spa, which features a bevy of treatments and tranquil blue hues to ensure oceanfront relaxation.


Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Islamorada, Florida

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Cheeca Lodge & Spa whisks you away to a tropical paradise of aquamarine waters, swaying palm trees, and sun-kissed beaches! Stroll through 27 acres of lush gardens, sample the cuisine at any of the three onsite restaurants, or swing away on the Jack Nicklaus-designed nine-hole golf course. Sip a tropical drink at the tropical tiki bar or take a dip in one of the sparkling pools! The Atlantic Ocean is teeming with aquatic options. Embark on a deep sea fishing expedition, zip along the sparkling waters on a jet ski, explore the colorful waters on a diving adventure, or soak in the scenery on a boat cruise. Stay on solid ground a go bicycling through the palm-dotted landscape. Once you work up an appetite, grab some grub at the many surrounding restaurants!


81801 Overseas Highway, Marker 82, Islamorada, Florida 33036

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Known as the Sport-fishing Capital of the World, Islamorada boasts more than 500 species of fish, meaning anglers are sure to be hooked!

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Relax at the Cheeca Spa, which is tucked away behind vibrant flowers and cascading waterfalls in 5,700 square feet of space.


Palm Island Resort

Cape Haze, Florida

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You'll be an ocean away from ordinary at Palm Island Resort. Step into an older era, in a hidden pocket of island time along Florida's West Coast. Palm Island's 100 privately owned villas are built in the "Old Florida" style along a two-mile stretch of pristine natural beachfront. Only accessible by boat or car ferry, this unique vacation hideaway is the pinnacle of private island freedom. Embrace an unparalleled island experience of Palm Island from the vacation villas of Palm Island Resort! A tropical villa, cottage, or townhome awaits, cradled by sweeping sand beaches. Watch the aquamarine Gulf of Mexico from your patio. If you'd like to explore the salty waters, set off on a deep sea fishing adventure, enjoy the scenery on a boat cruise, or partake in a wealth of water sports. Sample some fresh fare at Leverock’s Seafood Restaurant before retreating to your room and watching the sun's rays dance on the sparkling gulf waters!


7092 Placida Road, Cape Haze, Florida 33946

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Angling enthusiasts will love casting a line from Palm Island Marina, where big fish tales are written!

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Choose from two fantastic onsite restaurants in Rum Bay Restaurant on the island and Leverock’s Seafood Restaurant on the mainland!


Tradewinds Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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With the Pacific Ocean beckoning just a block away, Tradewinds Carmel exudes tropical charm. At Tradewinds Carmel, rooms radiate with romance and relaxation with rich woods and luxurious decor, from orchids and bamboo to Asian and tropical art and textures. Breakfast comes buffet-style with fresh fruit and French pastries from Parker Lusseau, or take a short stroll to Katy’s Place for a scrumptious breakfast and fresh coffee. Tradewinds Carmel is primly located near the sea and a long list of exciting adventures. Head only blocks down the street to enjoy the ocean breezes sweeping off the Pacific as you sink your toes into the soft white sand. Point Lobos State Park provides the perfect setting for a hike with a friend or loved one in hand, or make a reservation for whale watching or surf lesson. No matter your desire, Tradewinds Carmel will put a smile on your face as you enjoy the California coast!


Mission Street at Third Avenue, P.O. Box 3403, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921

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The California Coast offers a wealth of activities like world-class golf, tennis, ocean sports, biking, hiking, shopping, dining, sightseeing, and much more!

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Sit on the lap of luxury with breathtaking ocean views, soothing spa tubs, fireplaces, Japanese tansu wetbars and vanities, antique and custom designed furniture from Bali and China, and much more!

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Gulf-front luxury and leisure combine at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort! This opulent resort lies in the heart of the Florida Keys, within convenient distance to favored Keys' attractions like world-class sportfishing, snorkeling, and diving. "Conch" beach houses are fully equipped with extensive amenities and services, and overlook the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Award-winning dining, private beaches, tropical gardens, and world-class beach homes make this your Florida Keys paradise! Discover adventure of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico shores. Cast off on a chartered fishing expedition, scuba dive through the colorful waters, and enjoy an array of water sports. The bustling attractions of Miami are just 90 miles away. Boasting great dining, Florida Keys' attractions, a nearby Championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, state parks, and sun-kissed beaches, there's always something going on!


2600 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050

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Turtle Island Adventures offers exciting diving expeditions where tropical fish, beautiful corals, moray eels, and more are waiting to be discovered beneath the Florida Keys' pristine waters.

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Flat-screen televisions, two swimming pools, and a beachfront tiki bar help create the perfect gulf getaway!


Grand Regina Los Cabos

San José del Cabo,

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Drift away to a world of luxury and beach beauty at San Jose del Cabo's Grand Regina Los Cabos! These vacation villas showcase a fully equipped kitchen, ocean views, and a spacious living area. Try snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the hidden treasures of the sparkling blue waters. If swimming in large bodies of water is too overwhelming for your, try one of the three swimming pools at the resort. When you are ready for some adventure, try the top tourist attraction in the area: fishing. Or, try to keep your balance while surfing and wind surfing in the Pacific Ocean. Plan your visit between January and March for the opportunity to do some whale watching. With gray and humpback whales traveling over 6,000 miles from the Bering Sea, observe the beauty of these giant mammals and their migration pattern. Enjoy your next vacation in style at Grand Regina Los Cabos, where luxury and leisure unite!


Transpen KM 22 5 Cerro Co, San José del Cabo, 23400


Featuring 650 feet of beachfront, catch a tan on the sun-kissed shores at Grand Regina Los Cabos. Powdery white sand stretches along the Pacific Ocean!

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Grand Regina Los Cabos offers a variety of luxury items for guests including a spa and fitness center, business center, and two onsite restaurants!

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Experience the best of Key West at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina! Conveniently located in "Old Town" Key West one block from the famous Duval Street, this oasis is brimming with waterfront luxury. Let the concierge service point you in the right direction or choose your own island time snorkeling and sailing from the marina. Unwind with a Bamboo Massage at The Spa at Sunset Key, fine dine with a harbor view at Bistro 245, and sleep like a baby on your room's Westin Heavenly Bed! If it's adventures you seek, enjoy a wealth of aquatic adventures like deep sea fishing, parasailing, and more. Soak in some history visiting the Harry S. Truman Little White House and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Teeming with museums, galleries, theaters, the world-famous Duval Street, sidewalk cafés, open-air bars, and legendary pubs, Key West celebrates its rich history while also offering new modes of entertainment!


245 Front Street, Key West, Florida 33040

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Frequenters of the fairway can swing away at the nearby Key West Golf Club, which features rolling green fairways, scenic views, and challenging pin locations!

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Set off on a lantern-led evening stroll down historic Old Town’s shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls, and legends of othis haunted island paradise on the ghost tour.