Maui is the only Hawaiian island to be named after a demigod, and that comes as to no surprise to fans, as this tropical escape is heavenly.
Unspoiled beaches, a charming village center, exclusive shops and exquisite dining have made Southampton the Hampton du jour.
As other islands in the Caribbean become overdeveloped with super-size resorts and tourist attractions, St. John remains remarkably untouched -- a trait that only increases its lure.
Trunk Bay's beach and coral reefs remain among St. John's most breathtaking and well-preserved attractions.
Vieques maintains a laid-back island atmosphere that can be hard to find on more developed Caribbean getaways.
The resort at Little Palm Island is one of the best in the country, with exquisite accommodations, great food and one of the best beaches in the entire stretch of the Keys.
Provincetown is known for great beaches, a thriving arts scene and a strong gay community.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is located in a unique stretch of California's coastal highway. The town was once a bohemian haven for artists.
The feeling in the community of Naples is a little less stuffy and a little more relaxed than some other wealthy vacation spots.
Let's begin by making one thing perfectly clear. No beach in the world is like Venice Beach.
Beachgoers in the know seek solidarity by heading up the winding Pacific Coast Highway to the most spectacular shoreline along the coast: El Matador Beach.
Many people are familiar with the coastal islands off North Carolina, but fewer are aware of the coastal islands off South Carolina.
Strolling along stretches of white sand, listening to roaring waves and passing glorious mansions, it's easy to forget that East Hampton is only a couple hours outside of New York City.
For travelers who are looking for something off the beaten path, Seychelles is a dream destination.
The biggest beach on Phuket Island and Thailand's premier beach resort, Patong combines a long strip of pristine sand with a beachfront cluster of bars, wild nightclubs and wall-to-wall shopping.