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5 Best Beach Resorts in USA

by Jane Sophia
5 Best Beach Resorts in USA

Which beach resorts are the top 5 in the United States? Among hundreds of holiday destinations, Here are the 5 best beach resorts in USA that are the most preferred ones. The Americans are passionate about spending their annual vacation with their family in beachfront holiday homes, condominiums, cottages, and overwater bungalows.

In addition, American’s are fond of seafood. This plus the sunny weather, and the freedom their kids get when they hit a sandy beach, drive the Americans to the coastal areas and small private island resorts.

How do the Americans select beach resorts in the United States? What are the criteria that decide the popularity of US Beach Resorts?

  • Reviews of real travelers
  • Ratings of Restaurants
  • Amenities offered inside the resort
  • Availability of a range of water sports
  • Kids friendly swimming pools
  • Airport transfers offered by the US Beach Resorts
  • Nearby attractions
  • Safety

5 Best Beach Resorts in USA

Based on these criteria, here is a list of top 5 Best Beach Resorts in USA that command high occupancy levels.

  1. Four Seasons Resort, Lanai, Hawaii

Well, I expected some Hawaiian beach resorts in America to come up on top of the list because Hawaii is the most sought-after holiday destination for Americans.

Four Seasons Resort is located on the island Lanai, a small island owned mostly by the founder of Oracle Corporation.

The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai Island is chosen by the people of the U.S. for the peace of the island. In fact, there are no traffic lights because there are no public vehicles. Movement within the island is provided by the resort’s vehicles alone.


There are five types of accommodations culminating in a penthouse oceanfront suite. When I looked at the smallest ocean-view studio suite, I could easily guess the size and facilities of the penthouse suite.

Oceanfront Studio Suite

Four Seasons Resort, Lanai, Hawaii

Shuttle aircraft to Honolulu

This is an exclusive service offered by Four Seasons Resort. The hotel administration offer a private aircraft shuttle to Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, twice a day for the resort’s guests’ shopping and other entertainments.

As far as the other amenities and outdoor activities are concerned, the list is shockingly exhaustive. I mention some of them briefly below.

  • Hiking a tropical mountain
  • Rainforest walk
  • Dolphin Watch
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Sail to nearby islands
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Cruise tour
  • Massage Parlor
  • Spa

The luxuries go on and on.  Invariably, the guests extend their stay because you can’t think of visiting Hawaii every year-right?

I read a large pdf file comprising of all the adventure activities offered by the Four Seasons Resort. It was too large that I skipped several pages to get the essence of it.

Four Seasons Resort in Lanai is no wonder one of the highest-ranked best beach resorts in USA

  1. Alila Marea Beach Resort, Encinitas, California

Alila Marea Beach Resort

Ah, this US beach resort is simply breathtaking!  Absolutely awesome!

Man, what a view of the Pacific!

Do you think you will go out of the resort for anything? I wouldn’t move an inch off the sprawling deck located just outside the resort and jutting out to the lovely Pacific Ocean below.

About this beachfront resort in Encinitas:

If the rooms have ocean views, you can definitely expect the restaurant and the bar also give you the same.

The resort’s top attraction is a tour of the Pacific Ocean off San Diego in an open airplane. The 20-minute aerial tour will be absolutely thrilling. It will be full of oh’s and ah’s, and screams.

The beach resort calls itself a sanctuary. I could not agree more. The location of the beach resort is something out of the world!

If your kids or spouse beg you to take them out to either San Diego (40 km away) or Los Angeles (155 km), you can do that, giving them a list of things to do in and outside of Encinitas.

  • Surfing ( I am sure the Alila Marea Beach Resort, one of the outstanding beach resorts in the U.S. will provide surfboards)
  • South Ponto Beach is alive with inviting waves for surfing safely
  • Visit a few beaches(Moonlight Beach, Swami’s Beach) below the cliff.
  • Swim in the San Elijo Lagoon and Batiquitos Lagoon

This beautiful US beach resort is just one year old. That makes it much more inviting.

  1. Acqualina Resort & Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Here is how Sunny Isles Beach looks;

Sunny Isles Beach

The whole area oozes wealth and style and of course sunshine too. It is luxury written all over it. Naturally, Acqualina Resort & Residences, one of the best beach resorts in the United States will be full of five-star facilities and endless beachfront amenities.
Its culinary delicacies have received rave reviews.  The resort offers the world’s best Mediterranean, Japanese and Italian Food that the Americans love.  You can choose to eat inside the air-conditioned restaurants or on the beach facing the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

You can sure expect swimming pools right up to the beach.

The beach is always occupied with the guests of the resort. It seems they can’t get enough of the sun, sea breeze, and ocean views. In addition, the lounge chairs are really comfortable under the ubiquitous umbrellas.

Do you see the whole scene unfolding in your imaginary vision?

See the coast of Sunny Isles Beach.

Sunny Isles

Sunny Isles Beach in Miami is visited by the rich and famous, and bold and beautiful. They are seen everywhere, all through the year in the Sunny Isle’s beach resorts, never-ending nightclubs, late-night restaurants, and theaters.

The resort’s guests can indulge in several water sports in the Atlantic Ocean that include jetskiing, kiteboarding, and standup paddling.

  1. Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

First, take a look at the beach of the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

I am sure, it is an underrated beach holiday destination on the East Coast of the United States. But, the South Carolinians think it otherwise. They throng the place and take their guests to the Isle of Palms.

The Isle of Palms can be driven into through a road bride that starts from the town of Mount Pleasant.

Now, it is time to look at the resort’s stunning location.

Isn’t it terrific? It is no wonder the Wild Dunes Resort gets on the list of top US Beach Resorts. It seems much of the small isle is occupied by the resort.

The island’s beach length is approximately 10 km! Surely, the beach will never wear a crowded look-right?

The resort offers high-class condominiums and independent beach houses.

One of the sites of the accommodation is called the Village at Wild Dunes Hotel. You can rent spacious suites.

Boardwalk Inn is another property of the Wild Dunes Resort that pulls married persons because of an adults-only pool.

There are quite a lot of options to dine inside the premises of the resort. In addition, there is quite a large golf course, a tennis court, and a spa.

When you visit the resort’s website, you can customize your all-inclusive package and enjoy a deserving weekend vacation in the Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

  1. Ocean House, Rhode Island

Best Beach Resorts in USA Ocean House

The majority of us, the non-US residents don’t know Rhode Island located in the New England region is actually one of the states in the United States. It is not an island but has a coast on the Atlantic, in the North East United States.

Measuring 77 km by 60 in its length and width respectively, Rhode Island is the smallest of all the states in America.

Ocean House is one of the US Beach Resorts on the east coast of America. Rhode Island’s Westerly is a city and our destination is part of Westerly.

Ocean House is a huge palace-like property comprising 49 rooms and Signature Suites. The imposing beach resort faces Block Island Sound.

Do you know what is a ‘sound’ in geography?

It is similar to a fjord, an inlet of the sea that is merging with a larger sea or an ocean.

The New England region in the US is known for opulence, steep tradition, and impeccable mansions. The people of New England frequent Rhode Island’s several beachfront vacation homes, the Ocean House is the most preferred of the beach resorts in the United States.

Every room, suites, and cottages bear a name such as Ocean Bluff and White Caps.

The dining in the Ocean House is a witness to the highly-formal New England high-end hotels where a butler lurks always, almost invisible but always ready to attend to your demands and whims.

There is an elaborate five-star spa with all the works but the only con is you need to reserve your time slot even if you are a guest of the Ocean House Resort.

The resort is only three hours drive away from New York but I doubt New Yorkers would take the difficulty to go there as they have their own out-of-the-world American Beach Resorts.

The resort activities might be suitable only to the sophisticated New England high-society women. Of course, a boat ride to the nearby Rhode Island (this time, it is a real island, buddy, surrounded on all sides by the Atlantic Ocean) will be fun.


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