Top Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast
Top Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast

Fashion & LifeStyle | Travel & Places - March 24, 2014

If combining a casual and relaxing beach getaway with luxury-level accommodations and services meets your vacation expectations, this list of top rated resort hotels along the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Georgia will help you choose a great destination. All multiple award winners, these coastal resorts offer top accommodations and amenities and are situated along some of East Coast’s most striking stretches of oceanfront or tidal waterfront areas.

 

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – South Carolina

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This multi-award winning resort ranks at the top of the list, having received these and many other coveted awards since opening in August 2004. Located within a secluded complex on a pristine barrier island about 45 minutes from Charleston, this hotelTop Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast Top Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast arrow offers casual oceanfront luxury at an exceptional level. Amenities and activities include swimming, five championship golf courses, world class tennis, a garden designed spa, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, cookouts, oyster roasts and more.

 

Sea Island Resorts – Georgia

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Sea Island Resorts, located halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, features three championship golf courses, state-of-the-art tennis courts, award-winning spa and fitness services, riding stables, a beach club and more.

 

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, South Carolina

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Located about 12 miles from Hilton Head and 30 miles from Savannah Airport along the picturesque May River, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff offers a haven for relaxation in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Accommodations include an array of cottages and village homes, many with fireplaces and scenic water views.

 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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World renowned for its pristine beaches, abundant golf courses, superb tennis facilities and picturesque natural environment, Hilton Head attracts close to 2.5 million annual visitors.

 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach attracts close to 14 million annual visitors to enjoy the beaches, great entertainment, over 100 golf courses and plenty of fun attractions for all ages. Two Myrtle Beach award-winning resort hotels are located in the upscale area of Grande Dunes:Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – Located in the Grande Dunes resort, this hotelTop Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast Top Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast arrow offers attentive service, views of the Intracoastal Waterway and an array of amenities; Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes – This oceanfront hotelTop Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast Top Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast arrow features 405 guestrooms, most with ocean views, a large tropical beachfront pool, a European Spa and indoor pool and more.

 

Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, South Carolina

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Situated on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a picturesque barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Wild Dunes Resort encompasses 1,600 acres of private, oceanfront property, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Less than 30 minutes from historic Charleston, Wild Dunes offers year-round golf, tennis, spa services, bike and walking paths, several dining options and more.

 

Sanderling Resort – Duck, North Carolina

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Located on the North Carolina Outer Banks, this resort is situated on 13 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and scenic Currituck Sound. Featuring 88 guestrooms and suites, plus five rental homes, the resort offers a relaxed setting, a full service spa and fitness center, unspoiled beaches and more.

 

The Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia

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A great destination for a romantic or family getaway, the Tides Inn is situated on a bluff overlooking a tidal creek, surrounded by the manicured grounds of a private peninsula. The setting, bordered by the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River and the Rappahannock River offers picturesque views and many activity options.