8 Memorial Day Weekend Beach Getaways

by Hilary on May 12, 2011

Whether you’re jetting to a rustic escape or beach-ing in style in Vegas (yes, Vegas), Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer for all of us. We couldn’t be more excited for swimsuits, sandy toes, and sunglasses. These hotel beaches are top-notch in Oyster’s book, so get ready for a fun Memorial Day Weekend soaking up the rays in awesome accommodations.

1. Rockhouse Hotel (Negril, Jamaica)

Gourmet dining, morning yoga, and cliffside loungers all make for a truly holistic haven at the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica. Its premium spa, no kids under 12 rule, and beautiful eco-appropriate design attract those who are looking for a secluded, peaceful getaway. While the amenities and views are priceless, the actual hotel rates are surprisingly reasonable.
Rockhouse Hotel

Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

2. Shutters on the Beach (Los Angeles, California)
Los Angeles’s Shutters on the Beach has won an impressive four Oyster awards; commended for its bathrooms, restaurants, rooms and luxury. But it doesn’t end there – its beck-and-call service, famous décor and extensive art collection give this hotel frequent celeb sightings.
Shutters on the Beach, Los Angeles, California

Shutters on the Beach, Los Angeles, California

3. Townhouse Hotel (South Beach, Miami, Florida)
If you’re planning a romantic getaway with your significant other, finding an affordable place on the sand in a chic town could be difficult. That’s where South Beach’s Townhouse Hotel comes in – its bright, stylish rooms, prompt service, rooftop bar, and direct beach access will make you feel like a million bucks in Miami.
Townhouse Hotel, Miami, Florida

Townhouse Hotel, Miami, Florida

4. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Let’s face it: some of us are just looking for the best place to party for Memorial Day Weekend. We all know Sin City never fails to show us a good time, and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino’s beach only adds to the fun. Equipped with a wave pool, lazy river, and an actual beach, you’ve got the right combination of fun in the sun here.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

5. Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour (Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas)
Right off the coast of southern Florida, Grand Bahama is a short plane ride away for such a beautiful retreat. Offering far more privacy than any other beach hotel on the island, Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour’s secluded beach has water calmer and warmer than elsewhere. And, relax – you won’t find yourself fighting for a lounge chair.
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

6. The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Disney World, Orlando, Florida)
Kids love Disney World – and Disney World loves families. The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa checks off all the boxes when it comes to family accommodations. The boating and beaches on the Seven Seas Lagoon and its two pools provide even more entertainment for you and the kids if you feel like relaxing for a day. Hey, Cinderella deserves a break!
The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Orlando, Florida

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Orlando, Florida

The northern beaches of Miami are beautiful, and certainly more secluded than those in South Beach. The Trump International Beach Resort is directly on the beach in Sunny Isles, and has a more casual attitude than other typical Trump resorts.  An easy cabride to South Beach makes it convenient but also a great getaway for families.
The Trump International Beach Resort, Miami, Florida

The Trump International Beach Resort, Miami, Florida

8. The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (Santa Monica, California)
Santa Monica’s beaches are well-known for a reason. The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel certainly lives up to the brand’s reputation; its prime location across the street from the beach and beautiful pool with gorgeous views make it a desirable place to stay for families, couples and business travelers.
The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, California

The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, California

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