The perfect seaside holidays bring to mind stress-free on the sugar-gentle sands along the Gulf of Mexico. Every summer, this string of charming villages located on the southeast coast of Long Island performs host to New York’s A-record — from Wall Street bigwigs to music moguls — who escape the city to weekend at beachfront estates worthy of an Architectural Digest cowl.
Bordered by the rolling hills of the St. Ann Mountains and the crystal clear waters of a calm bay known as The Ocho Rios Riviera, Sandals Royal Plantation is the right seclusion for those who are serious about taking life straightforward, but desirous of every refinement.
In addition to its well-known seashores (Kaanapali, Wailea and Makena to call a couple of), this Hawaiian island is home to Haleakala (a surreal volcanic crater that’s 10,023 toes above sea level), Molokini (a crescent-shaped offshore lava formation offering superb snorkeling , Upcountry (a lush area with historic cowboy cities and lavender farms) and Hana (a remote spot perched on black-lava landscape and accessible solely via the twisting, turning Hana Highway).
With a big inventory of seaside house rentals (and quite just a few resorts and inns, too) cities equivalent to Duck, Corolla, Hatteras, Nags Head and Kitty Hawk are scattered along this sequence of sand-dune-studded barrier islands, making it a prime spot for leisurely getaways with friends and multi-generational family vacations Contemporary seafood is plentiful and activities embody grasp gliding, bike driving and deep-sea fishing.