by Jessica Smith | January 30, 2018 9:00 am
It’s the dead of winter, and the frigid temperatures we’ve experienced this season are enough to give even the biggest homebody a case of cabin fever. Whether you’re a beach lover with an affinity for golf and water excursions or you dream about a cozy New England hideout with full-service amenities, we’ve selected some seriously luxurious destinations for your 2018 vacation plans. After all, what better way to escape winter than by planning your next getaway?
Amelia Island, FL | 904-277-0717 | ameliaisland.com
Located off the coast of Northeast Florida, Amelia Island offers visitors an enchanting destination featuring breathtaking natural beauty, upscale accommodations, and an array of outdoor activities. Showcasing 13 miles of wide, uncrowded beach, Amelia Island features luxurious spas, championship golf courses, and delectable dining. Nature enthusiasts enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, birding opportunities, and hunting for seashells and shark teeth. Adventurous visitors can tour scenic waterways by boat, kayak, or stand up paddle-board while downtown Fernandina Beach offers a 50-block historic district with charming boutiques and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; come make memories on Amelia Island.
Bedford Village Inn & The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn
Bedford, NH | 603-472-2001 | bedfordvillageinn.com
Luxuriously refined and exceptionally welcoming, the Bedford Village Inn & The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn is a premier 10-acre estate in Southern New Hampshire. Located just five miles from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and less than an hour north of Boston, immerse yourself in a world where the beauty of nature blends seamlessly with sophisticated New England style. Once the site of a working farm built in 1810, a multimillion-dollar restoration has transformed the property into a nationally acclaimed AAA Four Diamond Luxury Inn and Restaurant, Lifestyle Preferred Boutique Hotel, and Full Service Salon & Spa. Their 64 gorgeously designed suites retain the rustic charm of days gone by, while simultaneously offering every modern comfort.
Multiple locations | 1-800-CLUB-MED | clubmed.us
Club Med, the all-inclusive resort concept pioneer, recently announced their much-anticipated return to North America with its first-ever Canadian resort. The company is applying the expertise it gained from its two dozen ski resorts in the Alps and Asia to build a resort from the ground up in Québec’s Le Massif de Charlevoix region. The year-round, waterfront ski resort—scheduled to open in 2020—will bring with it the ease of Club Med’s all-inclusive package offering (including ski lift passes, lessons, meals, activities, children’s clubs, etc.), making it one of the easiest and most affordable ski vacations for families. Call Club Med, your Travel Advisor or visit their website to book a trip to one of their resorts now.
Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Newport, RI | 401-849-2600 | gurneysnewport.com
Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers the seclusion of a private island yet is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport. Their waterfront resort is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, which include landmark mansions, museums, vineyards, golf courses, beaches, state parks, scenic walks, and cruises. Delighting locals and visitors alike, Newport’s annual events include jazz and folk festivals, regattas, a holiday boat parade, a flower show, and restaurant weeks in spring and fall. Fun for the whole family, or just a romantic getaway for two, Gurney’s is the perfect destination for a quick (or not so quick) luxurious vacation.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa
Delray Beach, FL | 855-603-1717 | theseagatehotel.com
Only The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida provides all the amenities you expect from a luxury resort, with the intimate feeling of a private retreat. Spanning 7,103 yards, The Seagate Country Club is a world-class venue featuring one of the finest championship golf courses in Palm Beach County. It has regularly hosted premier events, including the LPGA, AJGA, and USGA qualifiers. The Seagate Beach Club is a private oceanfront club located directly on the beach. Hotel guests receive all the benefits of membership, plus complimentary transportation to and from the hotel. Retreat to the 8,000-square-foot Seagate Spa. Feel your cares melt away as you enjoy a complete range of massage, skincare, and body treatments.
Visit Sarasota County
Sarasota County, FL | 844-4-MY-SARASOTA | visitsarasota.com
Located in Southwest Florida, Sarasota perfectly blends nature with a charming downtown and attractions for all ages. Framing the Gulf of Mexico in brilliant white sand, Siesta Beach and Lido Beach have been ranked as two of the world’s top beaches. Mix shopping with fun and fashionable dining on St. Armands Circle. Search for shark teeth in Venice at Caspersen Beach. Savor wines, expertly crafted beers, and fresh local seafood in downtown Sarasota, Venice Main Street, or any number of restaurants. Grab a paddle and head to Lido Key’s mangrove tunnels or Myakka River State Park for a calming moment with nature. No matter what you do there, you’ll always find Sarasota to be casual and inviting.
Get to planning your next vacation today. These destinations are ready to help!
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