Travelers Anticipate: The Lure of Water Awaits

Being near, in, or under water provides a long list of benefits for our minds and bodies. These benefits include lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being, a lower heart and breathing rate, and ultimately, a more well-rounded workout.

Not surprisingly, these water-focused benefits rank high on a vacationer’s wish list as people start to travel again. In fact, more than 40% of vacationers are interested in destinations that include beaches or water, according to latest travel industry surveys and research. 

Today’s traveler also yearns  for outdoor adventures and wide-open spaces to practice social distancing. This is room to stretch priority is true on the water, on the golf course, or on hiking trails. 

Check out these national and international resorts sure to exceed your water loving expectations:

The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, in addition to miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands, and more than 130 species of birds.

Reynolds Lake Oconee

The spirit of summer is alive year-round in Greensboro, Georgia. Reynolds Lake Oconee sits along beautiful Lake Oconee shoreline, which at 19,000 acres and with 374 total miles of shoreline is Georgia’s second largest lake, offers countless recreational activities. With 80 miles of that shoreline to itself and a captivating waterfront, this resort community offers five-star amenities, natural beauty, and a quiet escape from everyday life.

And when your audiences are ready to travel internationally again:

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto

The resort sits on a sprawling stretch of white-sand beach along Danzante Bay in the Islands of Loreto on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula, where the natural habitat includes 900 species of fish and unspoiled, clear waters. Guests enjoy world-class sport fishing, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and seasonal whale watching. The best values with plenty of options may be found at UnlimitedGolforSpaPackage.

Pueblo Bonito Resorts in Los Cabos or Mazatlán

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. Photo by: Victor Elias Photography.

Perfect for a tranquil getaway, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica and Sunset Beach are set within the exclusive Quivira Los Cabos resort community, a sheltered enclave ringed by mountains just 15 minutes from downtown Los Cabos. Stroll the 2.5-mile-long beach, splash in the spacious pools, soak in a hot tub, enjoy an array of dining options, golf, and stargaze the brilliant night sky after dark. 

Nestled on 20 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mazatlán, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay offers its own private beach, lush tropical gardens dotted with koi ponds, a pair of oceanfront swimming pools with swim-up bars, and neoclassical architecture inspired by Old Mazatlán. The Resort has just been voted to the elite roster of the “World’s Best 100 Hotels” by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

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