Top 3 Most Beautiful Beach Resorts: America

Nothing says “reward” quite like a warm, tropical getaway. With the weather heating up, we turn our attention to sun, sand, and surf for your travel incentives and destination meetings. But with so many gorgeous beaches in the world, how do you pick the right one for your group? Travel along with us in this five-part series as we explore some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and their oceanfront properties! First up, American beaches:

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is an intimate, private island resort nestled in the Florida Keys. It is secluded with guests arriving on the island by either seaplane or boat. Plus, with only 30 luxury bungalows, Little Palms is highly exclusive, offering the opportunity to buy out the property for the ultimate VIP experience. Even though this is a more intimate resort, it offers an abundance of space for group events. You and your guests can dine together in the indoor and outdoor dining spaces, comingle during social events in the resort’s “Great Room,” or participate in an award ceremony on the beach.

The Florida Keys offers a taste of the Caribbean right here in the United States with its white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, and local activities! The island life offers a variety of ocean-centric activities such as backcountry island hopping, eco tours to see the mangroves, snorkeling, dolphin encounters, sailing, and fishing. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to create an experience for your participants to fully immerse in the tranquil sounds of swaying palms and gentle waves.

  • Private island resort

  • Luxury thatched-roof bungalows

  • Full island rental option

  • Adult-only

  • Old Town walking tour through historic Nice
  • Cow Key Marina – visit the marina to see one of Florida’s most beloved and protected creatures: the manatee

  • The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

  • Key West Aquarium

  • Fishing tours – experience the adventure of the ocean on a deep sea fishing excursion

  • Shark and Wildlife Viewing Adventure – see sharks, dolphins, stingrays, turtles and birds and learn about all the exciting creatures that inhabit Key West

  • Location: Key West, Florida

  • Airport: Key West International Airport (EYW)

  • Transfer Time: approximately 26 miles, or 38 minutes

Alila Marea Beach Resort

Experience tranquil sophistication, with a clifftop resort that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The Alila Marea Beach Resort offers top-notch accommodations with a modern and luxurious atmosphere. The location of this beautiful resort invites guests to explore both the serenity of nature and the bustle of the city. Hike in the coastal wetlands, cycle on the beach, enjoy a round of golf on the seaside fairways, or take a walk through downtown San Diego. Alila Marea offers versatile venues for any occasion, from a boardroom for a brainstorming session to a spacious ballroom for hosting any number of award ceremonies and meetings.

For groups that want to embrace the natural beauty of California, Alila Marea is the perfect resort. The true magic of this location is in its priority on health and wellness and beach culture immersion. Groups can participate in both relaxing and adventurous activities such as yoga, surf lessons, cave kayaking, and snorkeling. A visit to this stunning beach promises to be a memorable and rewarding experience that will leave you and your guests wanting more.

  • Variety of rooms & suites with gorgeous coastline views

  • Restaurants on property offering locally sourced cuisine

  • Complimentary yoga & each concierge

  • E-bikes on property – perfect for touring nearby Encinitas at your own pace

  • Surf lessons

  • San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Safari Park

  • Whale and dolphin watching

  • Old Town – take a stroll through historic old town San Diego exploring shops and exquisite dining

  • Paragliding and hang gliding

  • Location: Encinitas, California

  • Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)

  • Transfer Time: approximately 29 miles, or 45 minutes

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Located on the North Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers a stunning blend of white-sand beaches, breathtaking oceanfront views, and black-lava landscapes. During your stay, your participants can indulge in an unlimited golf package, savor delicious island-fresh cuisine, and experience the warm and welcoming aloha spirit with cultural festivities. Are you looking for an exciting group activity to engage your participants? There are many exclusive experiences such as a thrilling helicopter tour over volcanoes, swimming at secluded beaches, and dining under the stars to create memorable experiences for you and your group.

Hawaii is an island well-known for its rich culture and stunningly pristine beaches. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is located amidst stunning white-sand beaches making it an ideal spot for a variety of island adventures, including snorkeling, surfing, fishing, private catamarans, and boat charters. The scenery and unique experiences make Hawaii a bucket list destination and a wonderful option for your next incentive or destination meeting!

  • Variety of accommodations including guest rooms, suites, & private villas

  • Private catamaran charters

  • On-site, 18-hole golf course

  • Spa treatments using native Hawaiian ingredients

  • Manta Ray night snorkeling – see manta rays in their natural habitat on this evening excursion

  • Sail and snorkel

  • Big Island day tours – explore the beauty of the Big Island and see volcanoes and waterfalls

  • Kona Cloud Forest – immerse yourself in nature with experiences like educational ecotours, forest bathing, sound bath and guided meditations, and yoga

  • Coffee and chocolate tour – learn about the coffee-making process and how local coffee is grown and produced

  • Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii

  • Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA)

  • Transfer Time: approximately 8 miles, or 10 minutes

Are you interested in any of these beautiful beachy destinations? Let’s connect and start planning your next travel incentive or destination meeting today!

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