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The World's Your Oyster: Best Hotel Beaches

by Team Fathom

A view from Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Costa Rica. Photo: Courtesy of Oyster.com

We've long appreciated the detailed hotel reviews and refreshingly honest brochure Photo Fakeouts from Oyster.com. In their new video series, The Oyster Half Dozen, they're ranking hotels by theme. First up: best beach hotels in the U.S. and Caribbean.

With the temperature rapidly approaching winter, now's the time to start thinking about hotels with beaches as built-in amenities.

The top six are:

6. Trump International Beach Resort, Miami, Florida | Review
It's mellow (chaises, food and drink service, kite surfing), with seamless access from the pool lounge.

5. Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Costa Rica | Review
Two beautiful, remote white sand strips, accessible by golf cart. Watch out for the monkeys.

4. Stanza Mare Coral Comfort, Dominican Republic | Review
Crystal clear water, easy access, and the option to parasail.

3. Kauai Beach Resort, Hawaii | Review
Nearly all the rooms face the water, which is big and rocky and ready for exploring. 

2. Kauai Coast Resort, Hawaii | Review
Boulders and crashing waves make it a little too dangerous for swimming, but it's the best for photo ops. 

1. Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica | Review
Dreamy: swim with dolpins, ride horses through the water, windsurf, kayak to your heart's delight.

You can see the live brochure below:

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