Reminiscent of all things summer holidays, these underrated alcoves offer guests a chance to take the leisurely route and ditch the car. From the lake to lodge, and boat to bed, these hotel marinas provide the best of all parking spots – on the water.
Hyatt Centric Key West
At the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa, guests are immersed in the island life from the moment they set anchor. Those sailing to, or from, the resort can enjoy convenient docking at Key West Bight Marina, adjacent to the Hyatt Centric Key West. While visiting the island city, famed for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses, visitors can rejuvenate at the on-site Jala Spa or take a seat in a plush, poolside chair and sip craft cocktails in the Florida breeze. Slowing down at the hotel, mariners can retire to their guest rooms which are filled with natural light and views of the water from fully furnished balconies.
The Tides Inn, Irvington Virginia
Set on a private peninsula in the charming and historic village of Irvington, The Tides Inn Chesapeake Bay Marina, with new floating docks, provides the beauty and tranquility of a secluded harbour along with the facilities of a world-class destination resort. Located on Carters Creek, the marina accommodates up to 24 vessels ranging from small weekend cruisers to 150-foot charters. To continue activities on the water, The Tides Inn is home to the Virginia Oyster Academy, a premier bay-to-table experience spotlighting the Rappahannock River’s famous oysters. Guests can also participate in The Tides’ premier sailing school, recognised as Virginia’s top sailing school near the Chesapeake Bay where the whole family, kids and teens included, can learn to sail for an entire family experience.
Pink Shell Beach Resort
Named one of the top resorts in Florida by Conde Nast Traveler, Pink Shell Beach Resort boasts studio, one- and two-bedroom villas all with guaranteed beach views. Guests can arrive by land or by sea thanks to the resort’s convenient marina, just six minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Amateur sailors can partake in a variety of water-sports and activities, including family sailing lessons at America’s #1 sailing school, Off Shore Sailing, located in the resort’s marina. On-land, families can relax together beside any of the resort’s three pools, or take advantage of the on-site kids camp to pay a visit to the full-service spa. Guests have convenient access to sailboat, kayak, and paddle-board rentals to enhance a day at the beach, as well as poolside food and beverage services from Bongo’s Bar & Grill.