May is a wonderful time to visit spring gardens, uncrowded beaches and famous attractions. You can find great deals in many off-season destinations, along with fewer crowds than in the summer months. Europe is a romantic destination where you can tour famous sites and sample delicious eats throughout your trip. Visit Amsterdam, Berlin, Portugal or Tuscany, a region famous for its food, wine and historic towns such as Florence, Pisa and Sienna. New York City is in full bloom in the spring: you can see colorful tulips and other spring flowers in the parks. For a weekend of spectacular shows, attractions and famous restaurants, plan a getaway to Las Vegas. Here are some of the top May vacation ideas.
We recommend that you call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.
1.Dusit Thani Maldives
© Dusit Thani Maldives
Visitors can pamper themselves in the natural beauty that is Maldives: white sandy beaches, a turquoise lagoon, and a spectacular natural landscape. Dusit Thani Maldives comprises beach and over-water villas and residencies that are the epitome of contemporary Thai design and traditional Maldivian architecture.
Visitors can relish in the stunning magnificence that surrounds them in this private paradise filled with graceful hospitality, luxurious settings, and delicious concoctions sure to satisfy any palette. Guests are encouraged to take a dip in one of the largest infinity pools found in Maldives, dive or snorkel on the azure beaches, or indulge in a spa treatment in one of their “treetop treatment pods.”
Hanifaru Bay, Dusit Thani Maldives, +960-660-8888
2.The Broadview Hotel
© The Broadview Hotel
Once housing low-income housing and a strip club called Jilly’s, today this beautiful Romanesque revival-style building in the Riverside neighborhood in Toronto is home to the upscale Broadview Hotel. Built in 1893, this gorgeous, red brick, multi-storied building has been fully renovated to host an elegant, modern 58-room boutique hotel that has retained many original details while standing firmly in the 21st century with luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, several restaurants, and a wonderful outdoor terrace overlooking the Don River and the city skyline. The rooms are spacious and airy, with original artwork, luxurious Italian linens, and all modern amenities such as smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, and coffeemakers. Some have balconies, terraces, and sofa beds. The hotel is only a few minutes from a tram stop with access to the city center and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
106 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 1G9, Canada, Tel. +1 416-362-8439
3.The Mandala Hotel, Berlin, Germany
© The Mandala Hotel
The Mandala Hotel is located on the junction between former East and West Berlin and offers a contemporary and stylish base from which to explore one of Europe’s biggest cities.
The hotel boasts 158 elegantly-decorated studios and suites that feature modern furnishings, ample living areas, kitchenettes and expansive windows with spectacular vistas. Modern facilities include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, air-conditioning, and high-speed DSL Internet access.
Savor award-winning cuisine at the hotel’s QIU, Restaurant & Bar, where the resident chef will take you on an unforgettable culinary journey as you dine in style overlooking the famous Potsdamer Platz. Spend the day being pampered at the exclusive ONO Spa where a host of professional therapists will take you on a sensory journey with a range of exotic treatments in private spa suites. Try the innovative Iyashi Dome for the ultimate in detoxing, firming, and muscle relaxation.
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4.Ocean Beach Hotel
© Ocean Beach Hotel
Inspired by the Mediterranean, the Ocean Beach Hotel features a peaceful courtyard area with palm trees and plenty of seating. The rooms are basic but comfortable, and all come equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Some also offer private balconies with stunning views of the ocean, full kitchens, or separate sitting areas. The beach is located right in front of the hotel, and plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes can be found within easy walking distance. On-site parking is offered free of charge, and SeaWorld is only a 5-minute drive away.
5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107, Phone: 619-223-7191
5.Captain Lord Mansion, Maine
© Captain Lord Mansion
Tucked away in the heart of Kennebunkport in Maine, the Captain Lord Mansion is a romantic bed and breakfast escape that will leave lasting memories. Beautifully appointed rooms and suites are decorated in rich ornate furnishings with four-poster beds, plush linens, comfortable living spaces and lovely en-suite bathrooms with indulgent bathtubs, large showers and deluxe bath products.
Sumptuous homemade country-style breakfast is served in the morning, where freshly brewed coffee accompanies organically farmed eggs, steaming pancakes with Maine maple syrup, and freshly squeezed orange juice. After breakfast, unwind with an indulgent spa experience in the comfort of your room as you relax in absolute tranquility. Overlooking the meandering Kennebunkport River, the Captain Lord Mansion is situated just three short blocks away from Dock Square, and is surrounded by a wonderful array of 17th and 18th century Colonial and Federal period homes.
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6. Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotel, Turkey
© Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotel
Tucked away in the sleepy hamlet of Faralya on Turkey's magnificent Turquoise Coast, Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotel (formerly Villa Mandarin) is a luxurious boutique hotel with breathtaking views that promises a tranquil and intimate retreat. Stylishly designed to create a comfortable and elegant hideaway for discerning guests who value high standards and a lavish touch, eight beautifully appointed guest suites are havens of luxury. Traditional charm meets contemporary-cool in beautiful hand-carved furnishings and chic décor, while modern amenities, such as air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and mini fridges offer creature comforts.
Wide balconies and private whirlpools are ideal for relaxing and soaking up the views. Unwind in style as the villa’s personal chef takes care of your every culinary need with delicious buffet breakfasts, lavish lunches, and sublime five-course meals in the evenings, where you can dine under the stars on warm, balmy nights by the soft glow of candlelight. A stunning swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool let you savor lazy days in the Turkish sun, while a range of massage treatments and complimentary therapies will keep you relaxed and stress-free.
7.Hotel Albatroz, Portugal
© Hotel Albatroz
Offering 44 rooms and 8 suites on the Bay of Cascais in Portugal, the Albatroz Seafront Hotel is located 30 minutes from Lisbon city center. The stylish getaway has romantic rooms with spectacular ocean views, a swimming pool, terrace and a gourmet restaurant which specializes in fish and seafood dishes.
Relax on the beautiful Conceicao beach to quiet the mind, surrounded by the ocean and sounds of seagulls. Choose from rooms and suites located in several buildings around the property. Ask for a view of the water and a private terrace where you can have breakfast looking out to sea.
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8.Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, England
© Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Visit this country estate in the village of Great Milton near Oxford, England, for a weekend of exceptional food and beautiful surroundings. Take a cooking class at Le Manoir Ecole de Cuisine, which gets our vote as one of the best cooking vacations, and learn many healthy cooking techniques that you can use at home.
Food will be the highlight of your stay - contemporary French cuisine prepared with organic ingredients, many from the hotel's own garden. which grows over 150 different types of vegetable and herbs. The hotel was created by Raymond Blanc, known as one of the top chefs in the world and a supporter of organic food. The hotel and its restaurant, created following Raymond Blanc's personal vision, have received numerous awards, including two Michelin Stars and the Relais and Chateaux Purple Shield.
Le Manoir has 32 rooms and suites, individually decorated to reflect different themes, such as Oriental, contemporary and classical. The hotel is situated on 27 landscaped acres with a beautiful Japanese tea garden, water gardens and a fragrant herb garden which supplies organic herbs to the restaurant.
L' Ecole de Cuisine, established in 1991, offers a series of one, two and four day courses. Whether you are a complete novice or an expert cook, the cooking school offers an informal environment that will inspire the chef inside you. If you are planning a family vacation, the hotel offers cooking classes for kids during certain times of the year - an excellent opportunity to introduce your family to healthy cooking.
9.Ocean Park Inn
© Ocean Park Inn
Overlooking the beautiful Pacific Beach Park, Ocean Park Inn offers convenient access to the Pacific Beach Boardwalk as well as to a number of the area's best shops and restaurants. Both rooms and suites are available; all come with mini-fridges, patios, and flat-screen TVs, and suites also include kitchenettes and comfortable living areas. Free Wi-Fi is available all throughout the property, and a complimentary breakfast buffet is available every morning. The hotel provides direct access to the beach, and guests are also welcome to use the on-site pool and hot tub. Beach towels can be borrowed free of charge.
710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, Phone: 858-483-5858
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10.Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
© Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
The Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete offers a variety of gastronomical and cultural experiences, crystal waters, and beautiful views. Accommodations at the luxury resort consist of fifty-two guest suites, as well as four villas with private pools. All of these are designed for guests to have a private space to relax with spacious room, exquisite decor, and understated luxury. Guests also are provided with exclusive services, such as private menus and private seating at breakfast. Five restaurants throughout the property offers an array of Mediterranean cuisine, including traditional Greek dishes, as well as some international twists.
Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece
11.Nam Hai Hoi An, Vietnam
© Nam Hai Hoi An
Nam Hai Hoi An - Vietnam is located on the pristine sandy Hoi An Beach in Vietnam. The resort has a top rated spa, gourmet restaurants and a diverse choice of activities, including an 18-hole golf course. Spend your days relaxing next to three tropical pools, get a massage at the spa and sample delicious cuisine. There are 60 one-bedroom retreats and 40 privately owned residences. Guest accommodations offer spectacular views of the ocean. Each of the two- to five-bedroom residences features a private infinity pool. Interiors are inspired by the ancient feng shui philosophy.
For families, the the Kids Activity are is open seven days a week. Activities are divided into two age groups: 4 - 6 and 7 - 12 and include sports, board games and Vietnamese cultural entertainment. Children can learn how to make conical hats and traditional paper lanterns. They can pick local herbs and organic vegetables in the gardens. If you are looking for a unique spa setting, take a look at this unique facility which is set on a lutus pond in Vietnam. Eight spacious treatment pavilions are surrounded by a koi- and lotus-filled lagoon. Each treatment pavilion has its own open air relaxation deck with a deep soak bathtub and a cushioned daybed built for two. You can plan a romantic trip or enjoy this luxurious space by yourself.
Get fit at the modern health club, complete with basketball and tennis courts, jogging paths and complimentary morning meditation and yoga sessions. Swim laps in the Olympic size swimming pool by the ocean. Choose from a variety of massages, facials, body wraps, bathing rituals and other treatments. For couples, there are several Romantic Bathing Ceremonies.
Whether you want to enjoy the action of an open kitchen or have a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, there is plenty to choose. Taste award-winning Vietnamese dishes at the Beach Restaurant.
12.Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany
© Brenners Park-Hotel
If you are looking for unique vacation ideas in Germany, check into the Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden. The hotel is located in a charming European valley and offers a great spa, golf, programs for kids and many other activities.
Choose from 100 hotel rooms, junior suites and suites, including the Royal Penthouse Suite. Ask for a room with a balcony, especially if you are planning a summer vacation to Germany so that you can enjoy the clear outdoor air.
Honeymooners can request the Honeymoon Suite, a beautiful split-level suite on the fifth floor of the hotel. The suite has a private terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city and the Black Forest. The resort has a great spa where you can receive a variety of treatments. There is plenty to do for outdoor enthusiasts, including Balck Forest hikes, jogging, climbing and a high-rope course.
The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Brenners Park-Restaurant with a menu that changes weekly and a view of Brenners Private Park. Wintergarten serves light cuisine with Mediterranean touches. Other restaurants and bars include Rive Gauche, Salon Lichtental, Kaminhalle, Oleander-Bar and the Cigar Lounge.
13.Dream Vacation Spots: Hotel Josef, Prague
© Hotel Josef
Hotel Josef is located in the city of Prague, five minutes walking distance from the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Powder Tower, and the State Opera. The hotel is comprised of two different buildings, Pink House and Orange House, and is a unique European honeymoon trip idea. If you want to work out on your honeymoon, work out at the gym on the 6th floor of Orange House, surrounded by a terrace.
Choose from 110 rooms (8 single, 25 twin-bed and 77 double rooms).
The restaurant is open for breakfast and has views of the hotel courtyard. The bar is open for drinks all day.
If you are coming from the airport or train station, the easiest way to reach the hotel is by taxi.
14.Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina, Italy
© Hotel Villa Carlotta
Perched high above the swirling waters of the Ionian Sea with glorious views of Mount Etna, Villa Carlotta takes luxury to a new level. Echoing the grand villas of the South of France, this elegant boutique hotel is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and awe-inspiring views to the horizon and beyond. Individually designed and elegantly styled, 23 guest suites, four luxury apartments, and an exclusive three-bedroom villa are sensual and sophisticated.
Tastefully decorated in plush, contemporary furnishings, rich textures and warm, natural hues, each embraces beautiful ocean and garden views. Spacious en-suite bathrooms boast showers and baths with thick bespoke bathrobes and a complimentary range of luxury toiletries. Experience a culinary journey through Sicily at the Villa Carlotta restaurant with a fusion of traditional Sicilian and Italian cuisine, accompanied by fine Italian wines and surrounded by magnificent views. Perfectly located a short walk from the Corso Umberto, Taormina’s famous and elegant pedestrian boulevard, this luxurious villa is an idyllic Mediterranean retreat.
15.Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam
© Hotel Pulitzer
Amesterdam is a a fun place to visit - take romantic walks along the river and explore the diverse cultural attractions. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history by booking a room at Hotel Pulitzer, comprised of several restored 17th and 18th century canal houses. No two rooms are the same at the hotel, so you can look forward to a unique experience on your trip.
The hotel is located in the old part of Amsterdam center, a great starting point for exploring the city. Ask the Luxury Collection Concierge to help you choose the best itinerary based on your preferences. Take the Hotel Boat to tour the canals or book the Pulitzer Concierge walking tour of the city. Dine at Keizersgracht 238 and enjoy wine tasting at The Apotheek. The hotel has its own gardens, a romantic spot for relaxing just steps from your room or suite.
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16.Galley Bay Resort - Antigua
© Galley Bay Resort
Galley Bay Resort in Antigua is everything a Caribbean vacation should be. Visitors can relax under the shade of a palm tree as they look out to the white sand beach or beautifully lush tropical gardens.
The all-inclusive vacation experience includes refined accommodation, delectable cuisine, engaging activities such as jogging or water sports, and a view worth every penny. Beachside villas are mere steps away from the beach while Gauguin cottages are tucked away in the gardens – each of the accommodation options allow visitors to relax and bask in the beauty of nature. The resort offers live entertainment, cocktail parties, and barbecues by the bay for an exciting evening.
© Grace Mykonos
Visitors can stay mere steps away from the sandy Agios Stefanos beach in Greece in a hotel awarded for its stylish design: Grace Mykonos. Located amidst stunning sea views and idyllic beaches, the hotel is a hop and a skip away from pretty tavernas and buzzing nightlife, allowing visitors to enjoy an all-encompassing experience of Greece.
Visitors can stay in rooms that radiate traditional architecture and local craftsmanship, be comfortable with modern facilities, dine on the native flavors, and take advantage of the in-house gym, pool, and other activities. Grace Mykonos offers guests a renowned spa experience to unwind, de-stress, and relax during their vacation.
Agios Stefanos Mykonos 84600 Greece, +30 228-902-0000
© Hotel More
Situated on the peninsula of Lapad in the heart of Croatia, Hotel More is enclosed by lush Mediterranean vegetation and remarkable views, giving visitors a feel for the old city combined with bustling downtown.
Visitors are in for a special treat, as the hotel is built above a cave – one that has been converted to a bar while preserving the natural beauty the natural feature offers. If you’re not up for a drink, you can also enjoy a dip in the beach or pool, unwind at the spa, de-stress at the gym, or schedule an excursion at the concierge.
Kardinala Stepinca 33, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385 020-494-200
19.Hotel Amigo, Brussels
© Hotel Amigo
Located in the heart of Brussels, Hotel Amigo is a stylish getaway that offers a great base for exploring the city. You will be right next to the famous Grand Place square, close to Brussels' financial district and within walking distance of the antiques district of Le Sablon.
Ask for a room or suite facing Grand Place square for great views of this beautiful landmark. Other rooms and suites have romantic views of the rooftops of Brussels. All guest accommodations are equipped with the latest technology. For additional space, ask for one of the Executive Rooms which have a separate sitting area.
Ristorante Bocconi serves Italian dishes using local Belgian and Italian ingredients.
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20.Pacific Shores Inn
© Pacific Shores Inn
Situated only a block away from the beach, the Pacific Shores Inn boasts a central location and easy access to plenty of excellent restaurants. The rooms were all renovated and updated in 2017, and they offer cable TV, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a 24-hour front desk, and on-site watersports rental equipment. A daily breakfast is complimentary, and guests are welcome to prepare their other meals in the communal barbecue area. Parking is free as well, but guests who would like to use the Wi-Fi will have to pay a fee.
4802 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, Phone: 858-483-6300
21.Hotel Esencia, Mexico
© Hotel Esencia, Mexico
Hotel Esencia is a 50-acre estate originally built as the private home of an Italian Duchess. The private hideaway is on a beautiful stretch of beach by the Mayan Riviera between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, where the Yucatán jungle dissolves into the pristine sands of Xpu-ha.
Visitors to the timeless mansion revel in its cuisine, culture, and comfort, and the 29 suites and villas scattered throughout the property around the Main House allow guests to enjoy a combination of privacy and luxury.
Carretera Cancún?–?Tulum km 265, Xpu-Ha, Quintana Roo 77750 Mexico, +52 984-873-4830
22.Ocean Villa Inn
© Ocean Villa Inn
Offering comfortable rooms with ocean-view balconies, the Ocean Villa Inn is situated right on the beach. The rooms feature flat-screen TVs and small kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers; anyone who wants extra space can book one of the suites. A complimentary breakfast is offered every morning, and free coffee is available 24/7. Guests are also welcome to bring their furry friends; a dog-friendly beach can be found right in front of the hotel, and guests can enjoy complimentary pet amenities like towels, treats, and a dog run conveniently located on the hotel grounds.
5142 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107, Phone: 619-224-3481
23.River's Edge Treehouse Resort
© River's Edge Treehouse Resort
Located on the banks of the Cheoah River in Robbinsville, North Carolina, River’s Edge Treehouse Resort is a warm and welcoming family-run resort that offers comfortable accommodation in the treetops. Treehouses built into the towering trees feature king memory foam bed with luxury linens, fully equipped kitchenettes with coffeemakers, heat and air conditioning, and enough living space to relax in. Each treehouse has a deck with a gas barbecue grill and boasts beautiful views of the surrounding forest.
A delicious continental breakfast is delivered to your door the evening before. Common areas include well-stocked fire pits with firewood and kindling, a barbecue area, picnic tables, and a horseshoe pit. The hotel has fishing gear you can use to try your hand at catching something in the river. River’s Edge Treehouse Resort is conveniently located just a short drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tail of the Dragon with 318 curves in 11 miles, Cherohala Skyway, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Other nearby interests include the Appalachian Trail, rafting on the Nantahala River, and Tsali Mountain Bike/Horse Trails.
24.Grand Hyatt Fukuoka, Japan
© Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka is a 370-room and suite hotel in Fukuoka, Japan. If you want a traditional Japanese experience during your stay, book one of the rooms decorated in Japanese Tatami Style.
The hotel has a beautiful roof garden, shopping complex, fitness center and a luxurious spa with an indoor pool. Local attractions include Canal City Hakata, Kushida Shrine, Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, and Sumiyoshi Shrine.
Fly to Tokyo and spend a few days getting to know this unique city.
25.Sheraton New York Times Square
© Sheraton New York Times Square
The Sheraton New York Times Square is located in one of New York’s most iconic buildings and offers sophisticated style, legendary service and breathtaking views of the city’s glinting skyline. Perfectly located on 7th Avenue, this elegant hotel is a landmark within the heart of the city and takes luxury to new heights. Spacious and elegant en-suite rooms feature large windows with panoramic city views, and modern comforts, such as an iPod dock, flat-screen TV and minibar abound. Unique features like double showerheads, plush, imported linen and luxurious toiletries add a special touch.
A state-of-the-art fitness center is fully equipped and offers spectacular city views as you work out. Dine in true New York style at one of four onsite eateries. The Hudson Market serves classic American-style fare and à la carte favorites by day, and transforms at night into the Hudson Market Bistro, where you can dine on marketplace-inspired fare in a sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. Unwind with a drink in the Lobby Lounge & Library Bar, where an excellent wine list and premium cocktail menu will keep you in good company.
25 Unique May Vacation Ideas
- Dusit Thani Maldives, Photo: Dusit Thani Maldives
- The Broadview Hotel, Photo: The Broadview Hotel
- The Mandala Hotel, Berlin, Germany, Photo: The Mandala Hotel
- Ocean Beach Hotel, Photo: Ocean Beach Hotel
- Captain Lord Mansion, Maine, Photo: Captain Lord Mansion
- Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotel, Turkey, Photo: Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotel
- Hotel Albatroz, Portugal, Photo: Hotel Albatroz
- Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, England, Photo: Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
- Ocean Park Inn, Photo: Ocean Park Inn
- Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete, Photo: Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
- Nam Hai Hoi An, Vietnam, Photo: Nam Hai Hoi An
- Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany, Photo: Brenners Park-Hotel
- Dream Vacation Spots: Hotel Josef, Prague, Photo: Hotel Josef
- Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina, Italy, Photo: Hotel Villa Carlotta
- Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam, Photo: Hotel Pulitzer
- Galley Bay Resort - Antigua, Photo: Galley Bay Resort
- Grace Mykonos, Photo: Grace Mykonos
- Hotel More, Photo: Hotel More
- Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Photo: Hotel Amigo
- Pacific Shores Inn, Photo: Pacific Shores Inn
- Hotel Esencia, Mexico, Photo: Hotel Esencia, Mexico
- Ocean Villa Inn, Photo: Ocean Villa Inn
- River's Edge Treehouse Resort, Photo: River's Edge Treehouse Resort
- Grand Hyatt Fukuoka, Japan, Photo: Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
- Sheraton New York Times Square, Photo: Sheraton New York Times Square
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of vladimirzhoga - Fotolia.com
5 Great Beach Resort to Visit in May
Heron Island, Australia
At Heron Island, if your not on the sand then you are in the water watching the tropical fish that surround it. That is because the island is relatively small and located right on the Great Barrier Reef. (800 meters long and 300 meters wide). From June through August, this is the perfect location to watch migrating Humpback Whales breaching from the water.
Hapuna Beach, Hawaii
Located in front of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
on the Big Island of Hawaii, this long stretch of white sand is surrounded by rocky outcroppings on both sides. It offers many activities, including scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking and whale watching. There are also great sunset and sunrise views from the ocean view rooms at the hotel.
Chesterman Beach is a one and a half mile stretch of sand located along the west coast of Canada. It is home to both Bald Eagles and Ospreys, as well as many other migratory birds. This is a great place for kayaking or simply a romantic walk for two. The Wickaninnish Inn
, located on the north end, can arrange for guided nature walks. The Pointe Restaurant provides excellent food as well as excellent views of the water right from your table.
Kauna'oa Bay, Hawaii
Kauna'oa Bay is like most Hawaiian bays - perfect, featuring palm trees, white sand, and clear blue water. The waves are quite calm and since the bay is very long there is room to spread out. Kauna'oa Bay is administered by the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, so it is always kept very clean. If you are a hotel guest, you can take advantage of the many activities offered by the hotel.
Many resorts give you the chance to sit on your lounge chair, relax in the sun or take a dip in the water. The problem is that so many places suffer from extreme overcrowding. This a definitely not the case at Vatulele, a tropical island in Fiji. The property offers a full range of activities including, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling. Whichever activity you choose you can be certain it won't be crowded. Book a catered picnic on a secluded stretch of sand. Just a short boat ride from the main shoreline is a secluded tiny island where the staff will drop you off with a picnic basket full of supplies so that you can enjoy your day at the hidden spot.
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