Nestled on the elbow of Cape Cod, this meticulously landscaped 27-acre hideaway features 120 lavish guest rooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, two magnificent pools, two beaches, boating and water sports, four Har Tru tennis courts and access to the eighteen holes at the exclusive Cape Cod National Golf Club.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The resort's beach isn't large, but a free boat shuttle transports guests to the ocean-side of Pleasant Bay (Outer Beach) for a gorgeous beach experience.
A chic coastal décor pays homage to the resort’s setting, with lots of soothing blues, whites and taupes. All accommodations, from signature rooms to cottages, offer a private deck or patio and a large majority have a water view, either of Round Cove or Pleasant Bay. Others have garden views. Some have outdoor fit pits or hot tubs and many have indoor gas fireplaces.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There is a daily $28 resort fee that covers use of the fitness center, in-town transportation, boat shuttle to the Outer Beach and Wi-Fi.
Molton Brown amenities are stocked in the large marble bathrooms, many of which have luxurious soaking tubs.
More of a pleasant place to check in, rather than a hang out. Most people are eager to enjoy the outdoor amenities.
There are two pools, a large round one with waterfront views, and a lap pool just for adults. Both have adjacent Jacuzzis.
The resort doesn't not have a spa, but treatments can be arranged in your room.
There is a well-equipped gym with all the latest equipment you could want for working out.
In July and August, guided activities like morning walks, dance classes, swimming lessons and a variety of other options are offered.
Twenty-eight Atlantic is the resort’s signature restaurant and like every venue, makes the most of the views. Dine on local seafood while gazing through the enormous windows overlooking Pleasant Bay. For a more casual clubby atmosphere, Thoreau’s offers great drinks and upscale pub fare, which can be enjoyed at the bar or in front of a roaring fire. Outdoor dining options, in season, include the Outer Bar & Grille and the Pleasant Bay Terrace.
In the summer, there is nightly live entertainment and themed family dinners at the Pleasant Bay Terrace.
Both Thoreau’s and the Outer Bar are great places for a drink, but LiBAYtion, located beachfront, has the best views.
Once you arrive at the resort, you don’t really need your car again, unless you plan to go further afield. The resort offers a complimentary boat shuttle to Cape Cod’s National Seashore, as well as a complimentary shuttle to neighboring towns. The shuttle operates daily from 6 am to 12 midnight to the nearby towns of Chatham, Orleans, Harwich and Brewster. You can also rent a bike and head to the nearby 36-mile-long Cape Cod Rail Trail, which takes you through the heart of the Cape.
For a romantic Italian dinner, schedule transportation with the hotel to Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse, just 10 minutes away. Classic dishes will transport you to Italy with just one bite. Another option is Mooncussers Tavern Inn & Restaurant (13-minute drive), where you can choose from an extensive tapas menu.
Mooncussers is also an excellent place to grab just a drink. It’s known for its excellent, and creative, martinis. The Chatham Wine Bar at the Chatham Inn at 359 Main (15-minute drive) offers 32 wines by the glass and is a cozy place to relax.
WHY WE LIKE IT
You can’t beat the gorgeous setting and the large number of amenities and activities is excellent. Rooms are luxurious and quite large. If you want to join in with fellow travelers at one of the many pool or beachside areas, you can, but if you want some downtime, there’s private outdoors space right outside your door.