Captivating Captiva

Chalk-white beaches, pastel seashells, miles of bicycle trails and spectacular sunrises and sunsets await visitors to Captiva Island, perched just offshore of southwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. South Seas Island Resort basks in summer sun and will have you in instant vacation mode. southseas.com

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Lazing On Lanai

You won’t find a single traffic light on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. Home to luxurious retreats like the Four Seasons Resort Lanai – with its magnificent golf course and cliff-side fairways – the island also has rugged back roads leading to natural treasures like Polihua Beach. fourseasons.com/lanai

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Cape Crusader

The charming township of Chatham on Cape Cod is the stuff of childhood memories: shingled vacation cottages, scenic beaches, a classic New England lighthouse, lobster rolls and ice cream cones. Chatham Bars Inn delivers luxury accommodations and relaxed beachfront dining in this majestic coastal setting. chathambarsinn.com

chatham bars inn

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Sunset Strip

New York City’s fashion-forward crowd heads to Shelter Island’s Sunset Beach Hotel, a stylish seaside retreat nestled at the eastern end of Long Island. Designed by top hotelier André Balazs, the chic hotel features just 20 guest rooms, beachside cocktails, casual dining and, naturally, fiery sunsets. sunsetbeachli.com

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Salted Carmel

Historic Carmel-by-the-Sea is a West Coast gem, inspiring writers, artists and photographers; sparking heady romances, and attracting high-profile celebrities for decades. The European-style village, set above a crescent of white-sand beach, offers luxury inns, gourmet restaurants, shops, art galleries, wine tastings and so much more. carmelcalifornia.com

carmel california

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Image Credits: Photo courtesy of South Seas Island Resort.