The Best American Beach Resorts 

By David Jefferys - 2014-06-04T16:28:32Z

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Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

Lanai, HI

Ranking: 94.7

This drop-dead gorgeous, low-key resort has grounds speckled with waterfalls, gardens, streams, and lotus ponds, and sits on a cliff overlooking postcard-perfect Hulopo'e Bay on the island’s dry southern coast. Gentle waves on the beach are perfect for bodysurfing and snorkel equipment is free for all guests—making this yet another winner for families with kids of all ages (and parents looking to be pampered with Evian spritzers and chilled fruit by the pool).

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