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Luxury beachfront room in August

Old Aug 2, 13, 7:44 pm
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Luxury beachfront room in August

Hi folks,

I'm traveling the last week of August from NYC. Will be with a 2.5 yo and a 6 mos old. I'm looking for a luxury property with beachfront rooms (ideally direct/walk-on beach access). Recently enjoyed the St. R Punta Mita and Rosewood/Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Anything on that level would be great...

Trying to avoid the hurricane belt and/or extreme humidity (Bermuda?). Would prefer not to do Mexico since the last two beach trips were there. And open to any region within one flight of NY, ideally not too many time zones away (only traveling for 9/10 days). Looked at Canadian beaches as well but having trouble finding high-end properties. Also considering the FS in Costa Rica but read that's better left for when the kids are a bit older. Open to alternative suggestions (e.g., lakefront, etc...) We're just looking for lovely weather, and relaxation, that's somewhat at our doorstep.

Thanks so much for *any* recs. We're booking last minute so hoping the collective knowledge of FT can help us out.

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Old Aug 2, 13, 9:16 pm
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Hawaii?
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Old Aug 2, 13, 10:10 pm
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budget?

definitely keep asia in mind for future.

can always go to places again, if kids will enjoy more later.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by DJ_Iceman View Post
Hawaii?
Hawaii is such a great choice for families with tots and toddlers. Do a bit of homework on Mauna Kea beach hotel and four seasons hualali. Both hotels are on island of hawaii with direct service to kona.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 2:54 am
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Sugar Beach St Lucia - yes it's in the hurricane belt but it has only been hit once in the last few years - Tomas in October 2010 which did do a lot of damage then.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 7:44 am
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The Hawaii Four Seasons would be a good option during that month.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 8:40 am
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If you don't want to deal with flights and time zones, you might like the Ocean House or Weekapaug Inn in Rhode Island. The beach there is wonderful, and the resorts are brand new, restored to a high standard with great service and food and suites that would work well for families. The town of Watch Hill is also fun for kids - carousel, ice cream shop, etc.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 10:10 am
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Four Seasons Hualalai - Very nice. After staying at Punta Mita, the FS Hualalai
is a slight step up. Your kids would love Kings Pond. Hualalai beach is not as pretty to look at or swim in, but the food, and the rest of the resort make up for it. There are more things to do off the resort than in Punta Mita.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by bobjunior View Post
Hi folks,

I'm traveling the last week of August from NYC. Will be with a 2.5 yo and a 6 mos old. I'm looking for a luxury property with beachfront rooms (ideally direct/walk-on beach access). Recently enjoyed the St. R Punta Mita and Rosewood/Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Anything on that level would be great...

Trying to avoid the hurricane belt and/or extreme humidity (Bermuda?). Would prefer not to do Mexico since the last two beach trips were there. And open to any region within one flight of NY, ideally not too many time zones away (only traveling for 9/10 days). Looked at Canadian beaches as well but having trouble finding high-end properties. Also considering the FS in Costa Rica but read that's better left for when the kids are a bit older. Open to alternative suggestions (e.g., lakefront, etc...) We're just looking for lovely weather, and relaxation, that's somewhat at our doorstep.

Thanks so much for *any* recs. We're booking last minute so hoping the collective knowledge of FT can help us out.
Unless you're flying private, with two young children (assuming they take them), the Ocean House could be by far the easiest option. It's about a 2.5 hour drive from NYC. Not "beachy" but there are plenty of public beaches in the general area and it's a stunning setting for a property.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 10:38 am
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huh? plenty of flights from NYC

$900 ocean house
$700 castle hill inn ($1200/$1400 beach house rooms are unique in US)
and at least at castle hill that price would only be for couple not children

if one can afford rhode island high season one can afford a lot of great rooms at great beach properties especially considering its low season (i would suggest off peak season in rhode island, especially if that is when they have some free night etc offers)

$1040 amanyara after 5th nt free, plus free full board

more US - at kiawah, 96 Surfsong is still available, and theyve added some other beachfront with/without pool
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post18860321
http://www.kiawahresort.com/accommod...-private-homes has satellite map now

portico has 4BR pool villas (from $1K) at RC grand cayman and sea island georgia that are not in hotel inventory
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...b-rentals.html
Originally Posted by nba1017 View Post
Also worth noting that not flying from NYC saves ~$5,000, at least, when factoring in fares for kids.
i would think most people do not equate hotels and flights in terms of maximum they would spend on each. FTers often fly without using cash. of course you have to include all costs in total if you budget. but there is a reason people in this forum travel internationally instead of domestically. OP has done at least 3 luxury beachfront in mexico that arent huge.

assuming $1250+ per ticket with 6 month old getting a seat?

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Old Aug 3, 13, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
ocean house - $900
castle hill inn - $700 ($1200/$1400 beach house are unique in US)
and at least at castle hill that price would only be for couple not children

if one can afford rhode island high season one can afford a lot of great rooms at great beach properties especially considering its low season

Also worth noting that not flying from NYC saves ~$5,000, at least, when factoring in fares for kids.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 2:33 pm
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...Trying to avoid the hurricane belt...
Late August is pretty much hurricane/typhoon season in most of the northern hemisphere:

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

That said - your odds of running into a hurricane in any particular place are kind of small. Robyn
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Old Aug 3, 13, 3:05 pm
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Agree FS hualalai is top choice - however if too many time zones you could consider the Montage Laguna beach. While not walk out to a beach directly the suites near the beach are very close and weather end of August should be great
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Old Aug 3, 13, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by nba1017 View Post
Unless you're flying private, with two young children (assuming they take them), the Ocean House could be by far the easiest option. It's about a 2.5 hour drive from NYC. Not "beachy" but there are plenty of public beaches in the general area and it's a stunning setting for a property.
No need to do public beaches while at Ocean House. The property is right on its own beach, with service, cabanas, etc. It's the most "beachy" property I've seen in the Northeast.
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Old Aug 4, 13, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by robyng View Post
Late August is pretty much hurricane/typhoon season in most of the northern hemisphere:

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

That said - your odds of running into a hurricane in any particular place are kind of small. Robyn
Agreed. We've done a lot of traveling in the Caribbean during hurricane season and got caught only once. We had to leave FS Nevis one day early due to hurricane Erika . Anyway, I've always hoped that if a hurricane was on it's way, a good hotel would help me reschedule my trip without penalty. Nowadays, they are forecasted pretty far in advance.
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