9 Destinations for Beach Vacations

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Plan your dream vacation with the help of these 9 Destinations for Beach Vacations

Trying to come up with some beach vacation ideas? When it comes to your beach vacation, it can be very hard to pick a destination.  There are many places you can go, whether you want to explore the beaches of Hawaii or just play golf in Georgia.

To help you plan we’re sharing 9 destinations for beach vacations to help you decide on where to go for dream beach vacations.

We were not paid in any form by any of these resorts just in case you were wondering 🙂

Beach Vacations Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

  1. Hawaii resort

You can choose to put your frequent flier miles to good use for beach vacatons on the island of Hawaii.  Here, you can relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, play golf, and even indulge in one of the many innovative spa treatments.  Hawaii enjoys some of the best weather in the world – making it a great choice for any beach vacations.

  1. Golf and Beach in Georgia

Popular among the East Coast, the Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia offers you 54 holes of championship golf, sandy beaches, and a wide array of things for you to do.

  1. Oahu beach vacation

At the Kahala Mandarin Oriental you can expect to be pampered like never before.  You can visit the spa, take scuba diving classes, or choose to swim it up with the dolphins.  The resort is conveniently located 15 minutes away from Honolulu and Waikiki Beach.

beach vacation ideas Waikiki

  1. Virgin Islands vacation

At this vacation destination you can enjoy blue waters and sandy beaches.  The Ritz Carlton, and St. Thomas resorts with their luxury hotels makes the Virgin Islands popular for beach vacations.

  1. Half Moon Bay California

Located just 30 minutes by car away from San  Francisco, the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is a quick beach vacation away from the normal busy life of the city.

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  1. Luxury Beach Resort of Bermuda

Two hours away by flight from New York City,  Bermuda is a quick and ideal vacation away from the East Coast. Ariel Sands offers you 47 guest rooms with gourmet food and breathtaking views.

  1. Romance and seclusion in Jamaica

With unique rooms and splendid views of the Caribbean, gourmet cuisine and amazing beaches, The Caves resort in Jamaica helps set any beach vacations mood. As far as beach vacations ideas go we LOVE Jamaica, it’s a wonderful place to visit for families too. Our trip to Jamaica as a family was the first time our daughter went on a plane. She loved her first plane ride even though it was a 7.5 hour flight, she slept for most if it. Our daughter loved the family friendly Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton in Montego Bay resort. We barely ever saw her as she was having so much fun. So while it’s a wonderful choice for a romantic getaway it’s also a fabulous family destination.

Beach Vacation Ideas Montego Bay

Grand Palladium Montego Bay

  1. Lakeside Resort Georgia

Near Atlanta Georgia, the Lake Lanier Islands offers a golf course for golf lovers and a waterpark. It has several water rides, slides, and water attractions the entire family will enjoy.

  1. Family fun in Hawaii

The Kona Village Resort in Hawaii offers you several vacation activities that include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, volleyball, tennis, fishing, scuba diving, and glass bottom boat tours. You will find many fun things to do as a family or just take some time to be by yourself!

Where have you always wanted to take a beach vacation? Have you gone somewhere that was the ultimate beach vacation? If so let us know we want to know what destinations you recommend for beach vacations too!

Make sure to check out Travel section for many, many more vacation ideas, hotel and travel reviews to destinations we’ve visited. 

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  1. ellen beck says:

    I just want to go to a beach any beach. I love the ocean but especially the gulf. When we have been able to go , or head that way, it is the best time ever. Just seeing listening wading and exploring. I would go to any of these.

  2. I’ve not been to any of these places. I’d love to have an Oahu beach vacation – that would be so special!

  3. Farrah King says:

    I would love to just once see this in person!

  4. Heather Hollands says:

    I’ve never been to any of these beaches, but would love to go….especially to Hawaii or Jamaica. I live on Lake Superior, so I am used to beautiful beaches with ice cold water.

  5. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    All 9 places looks so relaxing and enjoying. Can’t wait for our beach fun.

  6. I love beach just see and listen to the sea so cool !!!

  7. amanda whitley says:

    i live surrounded by beaches on cape cod but they pail in comparison to these beaches, i would love to get away to any of these.

  8. Love the pictures, Hawaii is on my bucket list to visit.

  9. Vikki Lyn Billings says:

    I would love to visit any of these locations but the one I would really love to visit is in Bermuda, what a beautiful place!

  10. Kathy Eyre says:

    I love Half Moon Bay, we went about 5 yrs ago for the Maverick Surfing compatition

  11. gloria patterson says:

    all of these places would be wonderful to vacation at

    My nieces and their family were just at Myrtle Beach SC and had so much fun. We hope to go late in the summer

  12. tammy ohagan says:

    We just returned from Emerald Isle, NC – beautiful spot! I personally love beach destinations but golfing is not on my list of to-do’s. When I’m planning our vacation I look for a few things: White sandy beaches is preferred, but hey… any beach as long as my tows are there! I prefer being ON the beach, as apposed to even a “few steps away”… I know this sounds snobbish, but Im really not.. I just have health issues and walking can become painful on my spine, so a beach view ON the beach is what Im willing to pay a little more for so that I can really enjoy myself. I like to pick a spot WITH a pool and a hot tub!

    I think the prettiest place I’ve ever been was Club Med, Bahamas. The most luxurious place was Cancun Mexico, The Eldorado Resprt.

  13. Michelle K says:

    I would love to go to Cloister at Sea Island, it looks beautiful and relaxing

  14. shirley says:

    Would like to go to any or all of these, enjoyed the photos too.

  15. Staci Gadberry says:

    I found this article really interesting! I would not have though Lake Lanier would be on a list like this. My family loves the beach! And we’re always looking for new ones to try!

  16. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Wow, you’ve got some beautiful locations here but the one I know because I’ve been there and it’s more than beautiful is Waikiki Beach a very beautiful beach.

  17. Marilyn Nawara says:

    All 9 places look relaxing and wonderful, especially the Montego Bay resort

  18. Heather Garcia says:

    There are also some really great beaches in San Diego, CA. San Diego is my happy place.

  19. Linda w. says:

    Great Ideas! I’m so dreaming of being at one of these places right now.

  20. patrick jones says:

    we’ve been to some of these locations! i enjoy st. thomas-san juan PR-key west FL and others!

  21. OMG, droollll… I would love to visit any of them but “Romance and seclusion in Jamaica” looks like the best!

  22. Terri S says:

    I would love, Love, LOVE to visit Hawaii!!! It’s so beautiful!

  23. Josh dillard says:

    My wife is the expert in instagram ads and hopes to have the income in the next two years for us to just move to Hilo Hawaii so I feel this

  24. Kauai and Oahu are my favorite vacation spots. They both have wonderful places to snorkel which is something my family likes to do.

  25. ellen beck says:

    I want need crave to go to a beach! Being in the midwest, it is a bit far. I loved your pictures, cant look to long or will dream about it.

  26. Sheila M. says:

    I could really use some beach therapy! Would prefer a spot that’s not too hot or humid though. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

  27. Sharon Rooney says:

    These all look like wonderful vacations.
    I have been to Maui and it was beautiful. The water is a lot different then here on the east coast from the color of the water to the under tow.

  28. I would love to go to Hawaii!

  29. Gina H. says:

    The beach is my favorite place & Hawaii is my dream vacation.

  30. I had to stop and put in sword for Pismo Beach – it’s gorgeous!

  31. Gail Williams says:

    The Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia sounds like a great place to take a vacation for my husband and I He loves golf and I love beaches.

  32. Christine Labelle says:

    I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Someday when the kids are older, maybe we will get there.

  33. Tiffany says:

    I really want to go to half moom bay when we are out there for vacation in a couple of months. All these beautiful pictures give me vacation fever!!!

  34. susan smoaks says:

    I am excited to try the beach in Georgia. It really isn’t that far from me and it sounds really nice.

  35. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh Romance and seclusion in Jamaica!!! that would be my go to destination! hubby and I are over due for a vacation and I would love for it to be a beach vacation when the time comes. It has been 12 years we have been together and went to Cuba 11 years ago. Never even had a honeymoon. that place would make up for that

  36. Such beautiful photos. I’d love to go to Hawaii. I live near a beach, but it doesn’t compare to these.

  37. This is like a bucket list, I’d love to work my way through all these beaches.

  38. DealinDiva says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. I have never been on vacation but plan on going to Florida in the next two years as a treat.

  39. Elizabeth Miller says:

    i would love to go to Hawaii one day. The beaches there look amazing. I love the tropics.

  40. Yumi Ang says:

    One day I would love to be on a Disney Cruise. It looks really fun!

  41. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    I love beach trips and love all your pics and vacation ideas.

  42. Rushell Tuggle says:

    Thanks for posting! We’re headed to Montego Bay in July, I absolutely can’t wait!

  43. Lisa V. says:

    I have stayed at the Cloister at Sea Island, GA and it is such a wonderful place. The beach is so beautiful, and staying there seemed like such a luxury to me!

  44. Anita Duvall says:

    We would love to visit both Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands. Beautiful Beaches and no Passport required!

  45. Cathleen King says:

    I’m not a beach person, but would love to give a try with one of the beaches listed.

  46. We aren’t beach people but for our honeymoon, we spent 2 weeks in Hawaii…on the island Kauai! The beaches were breathtaking and I’d love to go back someday!

  47. JENN Stapp says:

    oh what beautiful pictures! We are definitley due for a beach getaway! I’d love to visit the Virgin Islands.

  48. We have lots of family in GA so the Golf and Beach in Georgia looks like a wonderful option for a wonderful family vacation get together.

  49. Teresa A Thompson says:

    Awesome list of travel destinations!

  50. Mike Gismondi says:

    I love Hawaii!

  51. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These are all great ideas. I wish we had the time to take a beach vacation this summer .

  52. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Wow these all look amazing and any in Hawaii would be wonderful. I have been to the one here in Ga and it is nice to go to!

  53. Carla W. says:

    That looks like a fun and amazing trip. Now I WANT TO BE THERE!

  54. jeanette sheets says:

    thanks for letting me know about destin beach ,never heard of ,what a amazing beach ,would love to spend few days there ,and thank you for all the great ideals and tips

  55. Lyndsey R. says:

    I have been to Montego Bay, by far the best vacation ever! But I have always, always wanted to go to Hawaii. So beautiful there.

  56. We really want to take a romantic vacation to Hawaii! We hope to be able to do it for an anniversary gift one year! I have always wanted to go but never been before.

  57. Kristin C says:

    This is making me hope for some sunny days soon!

  58. Lauryn R says:

    These are some great suggestions for beach vacations, and a lot of them are ones that I never would have thought of! One of my favorite places to visit (I lived there for 3 years so I may be bias) is Southern Florida. There is SO much to do in Orlando, and the Keys are amazing. 🙂

  59. Michelle S says:

    Our family has been blessed to see the Hawaiian Islands on a cruise and a cruise two years ago to the Bahamas/Virgin Islands. We do love going to the beach but hadn’t considered Georgia. I’m definitely going to have to do more research on that option for the next vacation.

  60. Margaret Appel says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas for beach vacations! My family loves the beach & we try to go every year. This gives us lots of new places to visit!

  61. Janet M says:

    Thanks for all the resort info. I would like to go to Bermuda.

  62. Judy hunting says:

    As an ex travel agent I went to a lot of these beaches and agree with most. Jamaica is my favouite, heading there again in 141 days

  63. Hawaii is on my bucket list of places to go! I have heard such amazing things about the place and how beautiful it is

  64. Great choices!

  65. Hawaii is great, so I can see why its on your list so often (although it is expensive). But I really do like Half Moon Bay in California; there are also a few other great places in SoCal which are worth checking out.

  66. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Great post! Hawaii looks like the most beautiful place! Jamaica is also charming

  67. Erin Madigan says:

    This is great. I love a good beach, and there are some on here I’ve never heard of.

  68. Ashley C says:

    I have to say, the Kahala resort in Oahu is amazing! I have stayed there once and it was the most beautiful place!

  69. Marlene V. says:

    Wow. Thanks for all the great ideas. Top of my list is Jamaica and Hawaii. I have never been there and could use a nice beach to relax on!

  70. The resorts in Montego Bay are gorgeous!

  71. rochelle haynes says:

    I would love to go to a beach out side of my state like hawaii

  72. Brenda Robinson says:

    Make sure you relax and enjoy yourself. Take a book and insect repellent and have a good time.

  73. Cynthia C says:

    I would love to revisit Hawaii. I can’t think of a more beautiful place to unwind and relax.

  74. Wendy Pence says:

    My family loves going to the beach in Destin, FL. I used to live there so it’s awesome to be able to go back once in awhile. And the beaches are the whitest, softest sand of anywhere I’ve been. I love it!

    • Powered by Mom says:

      Destin looks so beautiful I know a few people who have travelled there it’s on my list 🙂

  75. I have never read a negative thing about Hawaii, except maybe that it is really expensive.
    But since I’ve never been there, I can’t personally say. This place is still on my bucket list!! Your review on it’s islands beaches just reinforced my desire to vacation there!! Your beautiful pictures are a wonderful testimony of its beauty and its ability to relax an old soul like me! TY

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