A coastal chic retreat
A former hunting lodge turned beach resort, Sanderling Resort is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound, just steps from the beach, in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. With 120 rooms and five large beach houses, Sanderling can accommodate couples getaways, family reunions and even wedding parties. All rooms have balconies. Start your day with an oceanfront sunrise yoga class and end it sipping a cocktail as you watch the sun set over the sound.
There’s no need to travel far from the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel. It boasts three restaurants — from a poolside sandbar to casual dining spot — a saltwater tranquility pool (for ages 21 and up), family pool, as well as hot tubs and fire pits right on the property. Kitty Hawk Kites has a beach kiosk on the property where more adventurous guests can sign up for kayaking tours, as well as paddleboarding, surfing and kiteboarding lessons. And, for the guest who has rest and relaxation on their mind, appointments can be made at the Spa at Sanderling for exfoliating body treatments, soothing massages and restorative facials.