23 Fantastic US Luxury Resorts With Water Sports

At these US luxury resorts with water sports, adventurous guests can spill out of the bed and right into the water. Or ONTO the water for a paddle or sail.

With paddling options right on the property, these luxury resorts offer kayak, SUP, or canoe options with no need to leave the grounds.

You will not need a car or rental vehicle after arriving at these luxury resorts with onsite paddling opportunities. Or for a carefree carless vacation, arrange for the resort to pick you up at the airport or book your own private transport.

23 Fantastic US Luxury Resorts With Water Sports

When you crave a luxury vacation with some adventure, one option is a luxury property with their own paddling equipment. These luxury resorts with convenient on-property water sports allow for upscale and fun adventurous travel experiences.

South Florida Luxury Resorts

Visit the watersports rental cabana at Boca Beach Resort for surfboards and body boards, SUPs, kayaks, a giant paddle board (up to six persons!), Wave Runners, catamarans, and Banana boat rides. The Boca Resort Cloister Inn and Boca Resort Yacht Club are attached to the marina offering plenty of future boating opportunities. See our full Boca Resort review.

Florida luxury resort with water sports at Boca Resort
Boca Resort has many water sports options

Head to 5 O’Clock Somewhere at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort to SUP, kayak, or wavejet on the intracoastal. McCool Travel tip: reserve spots on the weekend Margarita and Mangrove kayak tours and the Full Moon Paddle. See our Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort review.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: 5 O'Clock Somewhere
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: 5 O’Clock Somewhere

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has 13.5 acres of water areas. One manmade section is nearly 300 yards long and designed specifically for water equipment—including pedal boats, SUPs, elliptical paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes.

At Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa rent a paddle board, kayak, or boogie board to elevate your beach funness at their gorgeous beach.

Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort offers oceanfront AND intracoastal access with a marina without leaving the property. Rent kayaks, SUPs, jet skis, or boats (pontoon, fishing, and dec boats) to explore the gorgeous Treasure Coast, Jupiter Sandbar, and the intracoastal waterway.

Florida Keys Luxury Resorts

In the heart of the Florida Keys, Grassy Flats Resort and Beach Club is owned by a former professional kitesurfer so you know water sports is a main theme. The two and three bedroom suites are suitable for two (or three) couples or a family. Kayak, paddle board, and kite surf from their private beach area, with optional expert instruction.

See also 15 Fun and Fascinating Photo Spots in Florida for Nature Lovers.

Florida Gulf Coast Luxury Beach Resorts

In addition to kayak, paddle board, and Wave Runner rentals, South Seas Island Resort at the end of Captiva Island also has a sailing school and marina. Spotting manatees here is nearly certain but liquid road trip funness is definitely guaranteed. See our South Seas Island Resort review.

US luxury resorts with water sports: South Seas Island Resort Captiva
kayak with manatees at South Seas Island Resort Captiva

Rent a Wave Runner, sailboat, kayak, or paddle board at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Their Beach Hut is also the place to arrange a sunset and dolphin watching sail cruise, guided Everglades wave runner tour, and more.

Just a few miles north, rent a kayak or Jet Ski at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort on the magnificent Vanderbilt Beach in Naples Florida.

See also 8 Great Places To Eat in Naples Florida.

The Henderson Beach Resort in Destin offers an exclusive setting and private beach within Henderson State Park. Rent a kayak or paddle board and explore the phenomenal clear emerald waters of the Florida Panhandle.

See also Florida Hidden Gems: Secret Spots on Florida Panhandle

Atlantic / Northeast Florida Luxury Resorts

In Florida’s northeast corner, east of Jacksonville, sign up for a surf lesson or rent a paddle board at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. McCool Travel tip: later, try the Heaven in a Hammock, a unique spa treatment unique to this property.

Just a couple of miles south, Omni Amelia Island Resort offers kayaks, SUPs, and eclipse pedalboard tours from its nature center. McCool Travel tip: a chef dinner at The Sprouting Project is highly recommended.

See also 8 Great Things to Do in Amelia Island Florida

Holmes Creek Florida by kayak
kayaking on Holmes Creek Amelia Island Florida (near Omni and Ritz-Carlton)

Another 25 miles south is the AAA Five Diamond The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. During your relaxed luxury stay here, allow time to SUP or kayak from its beach.

See also 9 Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida.

Hawaii Luxury Resorts

Channel your inner Duke (Kahanamoku, “inventor” of modern surfing) or try other water sports at a Hawaiian luxury resort.

At Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island, try the SUP and outrigger canoe water adventures and watch out for the ever-present sea turtles.

California Luxury Resorts

Experience Good Vibrations at these and other California luxury beach resorts.

At Hotel del Coronado in San Diego hang ten on their rental surfboards (McCool Travel tip: try a soft board!) or rent a paddle board, bodyboard, or skimboard.

Enjoy stand-up paddle and surf experiences on the calm Dana Point waters from The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Virginia Luxury Resorts

Experience Southern charm at The Tides Inn, a Chesapeake Bay resort in Irvington, Virginia. Kayaks and paddle boats are perfect for exploring the tranquil protected harbor of Carter’s Creek, a branch of the Rappahannock River. For more information, see The Tides Inn: Luxury Getaway on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay.

North Carolina Luxury Beach Resort

Sanderling Resort is a popular luxury Outer Banks beach resort with water sports activities on bth sides of the island: ocean and calm waters of the Currituck Sound. Visit the Activities Kiosk to rent kayaks and boards (skim, boogie, paddle, and surf), or arrange for lessons or tours.

See also Outer Banks Things to Do: NC Coast Adventures and Fun

Texas Luxury Resorts

Isla Grand Beach Resort is a Texas Gulf Coast resort in South Padre. Enjoy boogie boards, tubes, banana boats, parasailing, WaveRunners, and jet skis from the rental stand on its beach. See also Top South Padre Island Restaurants.

SUP on South Padre Island
SUP is a wonderful activity on South Padre Island

Enjoy Colorado River water adventures from the shoreline of Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Available water sports equipment options include SUPs, kayaks, sculling boats, and retro electric boats. McCool Travel tip: a sunset bat kayak tour is a fun and unique liquid road trip experience.

New York Luxury Resorts

Inns of Aurora in the Finger Lakes offer complimentary paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks to explore Cayuga Lake.

See also 8 Great Things To Do Near Keuka Lake

Explore Lake Placid in the Adirondacks with a canoe, kayak, or electric boat from Lake Placid Lodge.

Ozark Luxury Resort

Stonewater Cove Resort and Club provides canoes and kayaks to guests for liquid road trip adventures in the Missouri Ozarks.

Other Luxury Resorts With Water Sports Equipment

While we list only 23 luxury resorts with convenient paddling equipment onsite, there are certainly hundreds of other possibilities. Do you have any favorite luxury waterfront resorts with water sports not listed here? Let us know!

21 Fantastic US Luxury Resorts With Water Sports was first published on McCool Travel in 2021.

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6 thoughts on “23 Fantastic US Luxury Resorts With Water Sports”

  1. That’s a fun list of luxury resorts with water sports. Loved the fact that you do not have to arrange for vehicles or for that matter even step out of the premises! Such a one stop luxurious resorts that offers kayak, canoe and SUP options as well as paddling equipment on the property itself! A nice getaway which is relaxing, soothing as the same time adventurous. Great list! Thanks for sharing.

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