10 MUST-SEE Beach Hotels

Summer + the beach = fun, every time. Lounging, sand in our toes, while the waves crash on the shore is one of the best ways to spend sunny, summer days. So, we’re rounding up our favorite Stash partner hotels with prime beach locations.

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The BuccaneerSt. CroixUS Virgin Islands

These white sand beaches and verdant hills were settled in the 1700’s—the landmark stone sugar mill on the property dates from sugar plantation days. Sunbathe or set sail for Buck Island Reef for diving or snorkeling. Indulge in an end-of-day massage, then watch the stars come out overhead while you dine on filet mignon with wine from the Wine Specatator Award–winning cellar at The Terrace.

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Tower 23San DiegoCalifornia

Named for the lifeguard station directly across from the hotel on Pacific Beach, Tower 23’s huge windows and glass-walled decks allow an unmediated experience of the beach and the Pacific. The design, service, restaurant and amenities all trend upscale – they aim for haute beach bum, and they get it exactly right.

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Hermitage BaySt. Mary’sAntigua

Tucked away inside 140 undeveloped acres, Hermitage Bay offers barefoot luxury and a relaxed ambiance. Local pride meets lovely scenery in this lush Caribbean resort. For your convenience, Hermitage Bay is all-inclusive, with a variety of made-to-order a la carte and premium bar options. With its adjoining mangrove and on-site garden, this 30-suite resort provides a familiar yet discreet service approach.

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Honua Kai Resort and SpaMauiHawaii

Step outside Honua Kai Resort and you’re on North Kaanapali Beach, a golden stretch of sand with views of the islands of Lania and Molokai in front of you and the West Maui Mountains behind you. An aquatic playground of four pools—hot tubs for adults and waterslides for kids, Duke’s restaurant, and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage in Ho’ola Spa round out the experience of South Pacific bliss.

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The Betsy South Beach | Miami Beach, Florida

Exhale as you slip into the laid-back luxury of this landmark hotel. Reconnect with your inner artist and indulge a little at the center of the the SoBe action. A true gem of Art Deco and Florida-Georgian architecture, this recently expanded boutique offers inspiring ocean views, high-end amenities, and a deep commitment to the rich culture and history of Miami.

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa | MontereyCalifornia

The Monterey Plaza has 1,000 linear feet of oceanfront space, and they’ve made the most of it – the public spaces and many of the rooms look out to the bay. You can launch a kayak from the hotel’s own sandy beach – or stay up on the terrace and watch divers, coast guard boats, mother otters fishing for their babies, and porpoises. Or dive into The Grapes of Wrath – Café La Strada sells Steinbeck with its cappuccinos.

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Beach HouseGrace BayTurks and Caicos

Facing the white sand beach, the 21-room Beach House hotel provides the intimate, upscale feel of a boutique hotel in a tropical resort setting. Dedicated “beach pods” (lounge chairs and umbrellas) assigned to each room and pool- and beachside cocktail service round out the island experience.

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Perdido Beach ResortOrange BeachAlabama

Families find respite at this 346-room beachfront retreat, with all the ease and comfort you’d want after an active day in the sun. To take in the sights, sounds, and sea breezes coming from the Gulf, each room comes with its own private balcony. Orange Beach, Alabama: one of those places you should go to before it goes mainstream. And Perdido Beach Resort, perfect for beach vacations or group events, is the place to stay.

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Alexandra ResortGrace BayTurks and Caicos

Alexandra Resort’s large, private balconies and tropical gardens provide a relaxing experience on the most famous beach on Turks and Caicos. The free activities program offers a variety of activities from beach volleyball to karaoke to tennis, and if you prefer to spend an afternoon in a lounger with a beach novel, dedicated beach attendants will make sure you have fresh towels and cocktail service.

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Casa Cayuco Eco Adventure LodgeBocas del ToroPanama

Embrace sustainability and escape civilization at Casa Cayuco, an eco-adventure lodge where off-grid living and chic, open air accommodations come together in perfect harmony. Winner of TripAdvisors Travelers Choice award 4 years in a row and recipient of GreenLeaders Platinum status, Casa Cayuco is the premier eco-resort in Panama.

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