Sun & Sand

Dreamy beach escapes ensure ocean-inspired adventure and serenity.
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA

With spring and summer on the horizon, most travelers are yearning for sun-kissed days by the sea or adventures on the water. Whether in search of a far-flung private island or a long family weekend closer to home, the healing power of the ocean is right here at your fingertips.

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Check into the Resort at Pelican Hill and uncover California’s Italian connection.


Newport Coast, CA
Perched atop 500 acres of coastal cliffs just south of Newport Beach, Pelican Hill is a sanctuary of serenity. With nods to the Venetian countryside, the resort is filled with rows of lavender cypress, fig and pine trees, as well as groves of olive trees that encourage strolls throughout the grounds.

The resort offers an abundance of year-round and seasonal activities, making it an idyllic year-round destination. Play golf on the resort’s 36 holes, which weave through stunning terrain and offer beautiful vistas from every hole. Afterward, refuel at the Coliseum Pool & Grill. Guests can dine indoors, on the heated terrace, or in a private cabana—all of which surround the infinity Coliseum Pool.

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Stay in one of the resort’s Villas, which offer privacy among the breathtaking natural landscape. Spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom Villas offer all the rich details of a private home within a relaxed resort setting. Villa guests have access to a private clubhouse and pool.

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Fairmont El San Juan

Head south and explore America’s second oldest town, Old San Juan.


Carolina, Puerto Rico
Located just minutes from Old San Juan on a two-mile span of the award-winning Isla Verde Beach, the Fairmont El San Juan is where relaxation and peaceful ocean views meet the dynamic Puerto Rican ambiance.

Discover the history and charm of Old San Juan during a guided or self-guided walking tour. Stroll cobblestone streets lined with pastel-colored buildings that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Then venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site Castillo San Filipe del Morro—a fortress once designed to protect the city from sea attacks—and learn about Puerto Rico’s rich military history. 

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The Oceanview Villa Room frames fantastic views of the award-winning Isla Verde Beach from a private balcony. Situated in a separate building, the Villas feature a private sitting area and whirlpool bath. Villa guests also have access to personalized concierge serves and exclusive experiences.

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Fairmont Mayakoba

Fairmont Mayakoba encourages communing with nature while unwinding in the lap of luxury.


Playa del Carmen Mexico
With the largest beachfront in Mayakoba, this award-winning resort showcases the beauty and diversity of Riviera Maya. The collection of 400+ rooms, casitas, and suites are all nestled amidst 45 acres of land encompassing five distinct ecosystems.

While at Mayakoba, indulge in the array of on-resort beach activities. Head to the beach to laze on the sandy shore or take a dip in the clear-blue ocean. At happy hour, indulge in a tropical cocktail at the swim-up bar in one of the five resort pools. When attending a mezcal tasting, everything tastes better when you’re in the same place and mindset as the distiller. 

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The ultimate beachfront property, Casitas have large windows that boost the natural light, a private terrace with unbeatable ocean views, and a spacious, spa-style bathroom. Plus Casita guests have private access to the powdery white beach below and exclusive butler service.

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One&Only Mandarina

Stay in a luxurious treehouse while taking in the natural surroundings of the Riviera Nayarit.


Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
This hidden retreat in Riviera Nayarit boasts palm-fringed sands, swimmable shores, and an active environment for reconnecting with oneself and the surrounding nature.

As you step out of your private cliff-top villa or treehouse each morning, opt for a surf and a swim in the Pacific, embark on a ziplining adventure through the thick jungle canopy, or take part in a traditional Temazcal ceremony. Led by a Mexican Curandero, it employs hot stones, detoxifying herbs, and indigenous chants to heal and purify the mind and body.

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Enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from the privacy of your Panoramic Ocean Treehouse. With floor-to-ceiling windows, light-filled treehouses promote indoor-outdoor living. Plus, each is accented with specially designed artifacts and textiles by local artisans as a way to showcase Mexican culture.

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Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Check in at the Bela Vista Hotel and indulge at one of Portugal’s most luxurious destinations.


Portimao, Portugal
As one of  the first hotels in Algarve—a sunny region in southern Portugal—this preserved 19th century family home overlooks the coastline. You’ll find relaxation and privacy alongside Portugal’s vibrant culture.

With the beach out your backdoor, guests can easily spend the day sailing, water skiing, kite surfing, or scuba diving. Enjoy a fantastic meal at celebrity Chef Joao Oliveira’s Star Vista Restaurante—a decadent blue-and-white dining room with ocean views. 

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Suites offer guests both ocean and village view from private balconies. With a living room, private terrace, and bedroom, these suites provide plenty of space. Rooms are modern in design and accented with bright, Portugal-inspired colors.

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