The first property on the Chesapeake Bay to have its own private beach, this getaway spot was designed to be a serene oasis in an otherwise bustling summer destination. The airy and spacious 11 suites are furnished in contemporary style with maximum comfort in mind. Some have bay-view balconies, and all have sofa beds to accommodate families. The property also has an outdoor pool, and the on-site Tin Cup Kitchen + Oyster Bar offers fresh coastal cuisine.
SEE SEA LIFE: For a break from the beach, visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. You’ll be introduced to over 300 species of underwater inhabitants including harbor seals, Komodo dragons and sea turtles, as well as sharks and other creatures of the deep in their natural Atlantic and worldwide coastal habitats.
JULY RATES: Starting at $309.
2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. (757) 481-9000, marriott.com