10Besties Best Beach Resorts/Hotels Winners

  • Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui1

    Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

    Located on the pristine white sands of Maui's Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani encompasses 22-acres of tropical landscape on the island's southern shores. Guests can enjoy three swimming pools, four restaurants, an award-winning spa, as well as golf and authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences.  Read more »

  • Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater2

    Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater

    Gorgeous rooms, gorgeous pool, room service to satisfy cravings, and nightly sunsets outside every window. Sandpearl is THE luxury property in Clearwater, and for good reason. The Clearwater Beach pier and its colorful cast of characters is also just a short walk away, too, so you get the best of both worlds.  Read more »

  • Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waikiki3

    Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waikiki

    Royalty, celebs and presidents have all made this riche hideaway their home base. Just minutes from Waikiki, the Kahala is considered by many the most luxurious resort in all of Hawaii. Resident dolphins and 800' of sparkling beach add to the allure, but the 150-minute Kala K'oi K'oi Stress Release might be the penultimate spa treatment  Read more »

  • St. Regis Princeville, Kauai4

    St. Regis Princeville, Kauai

    Views from this luxury resort in Hanalei leave us speechless, as they do most guests. One of the most spectacular places in Hawaii, if not the world, the northern shore of the Kauai is a stunning setting for the St Regis and its golf course. The whole resort is like a waking dream.  Read more »

  • Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay5

    Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    It's just 23 miles southwest of San Francisco, but The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, feels like a world away. Sweeping views of the Pacific, Adirondack chairs in front of your personal fire pit, a world-class golf course, delicious California cuisine -- this resort has it all.  Read more »

  • The Breakers, Palm Beach6

    The Breakers, Palm Beach

    This mind-blowing resort is everything you've heard it was, and more. Iconic in its elegance, and filled with olde-world touches, the Breakers is also, at heart, a beachfront resort. So despite it glamorous dining rooms and lobbies, the outdoor areas are designed for laid-back down time. Concierge services and childrens' programs are solidly four-star.  Read more »

  • Ritz-Carlton, Naples7

    Ritz-Carlton, Naples

    This legendary southwest Florida resort faces west, over the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and a sugary white sand beach. The idyllic setting, combined with Ritz-Carlton service, makes this a perfect vacation destination.  Read more »

  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Golf Resort8

    The Sanctuary at Kiawah Golf Resort

    Not only does the Sanctuary bear five stars awarded by Forbes, it's been given the title of #1 Family Resort in the U.S. and Canada by Tavel & Leisure Family. This gracious seaside mansion lies only 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Not only does it deliver on every promise, it exceeds expectations on every level.  Read more »

  • Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island9

    Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

    Sited facing the Atlantic, and separated from the beach by dramatic dune-spanning boardwalks, the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton takes luxury to a new level. The pool area is simply to die for, as is Salt restaurant, where you may well have the best meal of your entire life.  Read more »

  • Castle Hill Inn, Newport10

    Castle Hill Inn, Newport

    Castle Hill Inn, located on the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island, has charmed guests for more than a century with its pristine Victorian mansion and lighthouse. Once the summer residence of Harvard marine biologist Alexander Agassiz, Castle Hill takes visitors back in time to the luxury of 19th century seacoast life.  Read more »

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