Turns Out the Best Beach Resorts Are Right Here in the U.S.

 are typically associated with far-flung locales: the Maldives, French Polynesia, Turks & Caicos. But what if we told you that some of the best beach resorts in the world are right here in the U.S.? Sure, you're likely to miss out on Bora Bora's bungalows on stilts or Harbour Island's pink sand beaches, but it's a tradeoff for experiencing unabashed coastal style and luxury without ever pulling out your passport. Not to mention, any of these destinations are likely within a five-hour flight of your home—and that's a worst case scenario. 

Want to experience 1930s glamour in the heart of ? Do you prefer a rugged midcentury lodge tucked into the  coastline? Maybe you're in the mood for a quiet oceanfront design hotel on the northeastern coast? Whatever your style, your budget, or your interests, we believe we have a hotel for you. Without further ado, here are the seven best beach resorts in the U.S.