Atlantic Coast

Here we list all of the best beach resorts down the Atlantic Coast, from the tip of Maine down to the Georgia state line.

The Wequassett, Cape Cod

The Wequassett, Cape Cod

Cape Cod's only Five-Star Resort. My web diet gives me a daily dose of luxury hotel websites and their social media. There is a pretty predictable language and look to how high-end properties attempt to lure well-heeled guests. The Wequassett in Cape Cod has a slogan, “You’ve arrived.” I admit I harrumphed just little when I read it. All of my ...

11 Luxury Hotels That Offer Cooking Vacations For Families

11 Luxury Hotels That Offer Cooking Vacations For Families

These 11 hotel cooking classes designed for children range from a few hours to a week's commitment. In more exotic destinations, the kitchen is an excellent place for easy cultural immersion and to pique children's curiosity and their appetites. Kids should learn to travel and cook well. The Grand Wailea is a Waldorf Astoria property known for some of the best family pools in Hawaii. ...

A beach vacation in Maine: The Inn By The Sea

A beach vacation in Maine: The Inn By The Sea

When I think back of all of the places we explored in New England this summer, I have a very deep soft spot for the Inn by the Sea, just south of Portland, Maine in an area called Cape Elizabeth. I'd never been to Cape Elizabeth, which is a charming community filled with Maine summer residents and Portland commuters. ...

The Sanctuary- Kiawah, South Carolina: Lowcountry Luxury with Kids

The Sanctuary- Kiawah, South Carolina: Lowcountry Luxury with Kids

Kiawah Family Fun I’d never seen the South Carolina coast. As we boated through the marshes at dusk with dolphins escorting us on either side, I soaked up the colorful landscape wondering why I had taken so long to visit Lowcountry and enjoy a Kiawah family vacation. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston has been a favorite destination for South ...

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Escape everything on Little St. Simons Island The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island offers a very specific type of vacation that may very well be your family's Garden of Eden. If you love empty beaches loaded with seashells, observing animals in their natural surroundings, and hanging out with naturalists who can answer every one of your children’s questions that ...

The Cloister at Sea Island: Refined, Southern Exuberance

The Cloister at Sea Island: Refined, Southern Exuberance

I was raised by a Southern interior designer and hostess extraordinaire and have lived my adult life in New York and Boston. So I was craving a homecoming of sorts, a deeply felt desire to be in grand Southern surroundings, where designers felt no restraint, where more is more, where tassels and fringe reign. The Cloister at Sea Island ...

The Winnetu, Martha’s Vineyard

The Winnetu, Martha’s Vineyard

It was after a first-rate dinner with newly made friends that I found myself on an expansive lawn next to a turtle pond drinking Veuve Cliquot and watching our preschoolers run through sprinklers wielding croquet mallets. They were getting soaked, and we didn’t care, as long as they weren’t swinging at someone’s head. We were parents on vacation enjoying ...

Charleston: The Luxe Kid-Friendly Report

Charleston: The Luxe Kid-Friendly Report

Local Mom: Annie Byrd Hamnett Annie is the founder of ByrdHouse PR, a local Charleston firm that works with chefs, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses in the area. She also founded and puts on the annual Lowcountry Field Feast, a farm field trip to benefit a local non-profit. As an expert local foodie and mom of two littles, ...