Cape Cod
A hooked shaped peninsula located south-east of Boston in the state of Massachusetts is Cape Cod, a popular summer holiday destination with quaint villages, sandy beaches and mouth-watering seafood.

Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod is the first you will reach on Cape Cod when coming from Boston.  Stop to take a refreshing dip in Cape Cod Bay, Scusset Beach is a large expanse of soft sand with calm waters ideal for swimming and kayaking. There are a few historic sites in Sandwich such as Hoxie House, one of the oldest surviving houses in Massachusetts.

The quintessentially New England seaside town of Chatham is the most stylish resort on Cape Cod and one of the most popular. This charming town is set on the south-eastern tip of Cape Cod on the Atlantic Ocean and is the gateway to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a bird-watchers haven. Chatham is known for its beaches, lighthouses and historic Chatham Railroad Museum.

The bohemian town of Provincetown is located at the northern tip of Cape Cod, popular with artists and is a top LGBTQ destination. Provincetown is full of galleries, specialty shops, nightclubs and cabaret shows and is proud of its open-minded outlook on life, celebrating individuality and freedom of expression. There are spectacular expanses of unspoiled sandy beach and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding waters, whether on a kayak, sailing boat or whale-watching excursion. Hyannis is the commercial and transportation hub on Cape Cod and where you can take ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Nantucket
This tiny and isolated island sits 30-miles off the south coast of Cape Cod, typically reached by ferry from Hyannis or via Martha’s Vineyard.  The island is a quintessentially New England summer seaside holiday destination. The charming wharf is filled with cedar-shingled houses, the town streets are cobblestoned and lined with high-end boutique, churches and delightful restaurants. There are over 80-miles of windswept beaches, backed with sand dunes and dotted with picture postcard lighthouses.

The best way to explore Nantucket is by bicycle, the island is only 14-miles long and three-and-a-half miles wide and has 32-miles of cycle pathways on predominantly flat terrain so cycling is an easy method of transport. There are plenty of beach and water-based activities to keep you entertained during the day, including seal and whale watching tours between May and October when you might get sight of humpback, finback and minke whales.

Martha’s Vineyard
A popular New England summertime holiday island, Martha’s Vineyard sits just south of Cape Cod in the Atlantic Ocean. The island can be reached by ferry from Hyannis and Falmouth on Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New York or via Nantucket.

This charming island encompasses miles of sandy beach, quaint New England harbour towns and picture postcard lighthouses. There are six towns spread around the island, each with their own individual character. Edgartown is known for its sandy beaches, white clapboard mansions and ‘Jaws Bridge’, used in the 1975 movie Jaws. The town offers a variety of fabulous shops and restaurants. Oaks Bluff comes alive in the summer months when it is the busiest port on the island, receiving visitors from the mainland throughout the day. Visit the Camp Meeting Association, a National Historic Landmark where you will find over 300 colourful gingerbread cottages and the renowned iron tabernacle.

You can explore the island of Martha’s Vineyard by using the comprehensive bus system, by bicycle, rental vehicle, hiking or on a private or group tour. The scenery is spectacular as are the sandy beaches and beautiful wildlife refuges such as Long Point Wildlife Refuge and Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge on Chappaquiddick Island

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Classic New England Self-Drive

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Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
Hotel

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

The resort is set on the ocean edge overlooking Cape Cod Bay, only 20-minutes’ drive to Chatham and 40-minutes’ drive to Provincetown. The Mansion is home to 90 elegant rooms and two to three-bedroom Presidential Bay accommodations. Whilst staying here enjoy exclusive access to Bay Pines Private Beach (not accessible by The Villages’ guests and public). In the Mansion, there are outdoor and i...

The Cottages & Loft
Hotel

The Cottages & Loft

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

Perched on the waterfront of Nantucket Harbor overlooking the sea and boats are a collection of 29 Studios, one, two and three-Bedroom Cottages and Lofts. These lovely accommodations evoke classic New England seaside charm, each is furnished in a modern coastal-style and feature fully equipped kitchen, some offer outdoor decks. From your cottage or loft, it’s only a short walk into town or take th...

White Elephant Village, Nantucket
Hotel

White Elephant Village, Nantucket

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

Situated a short walk away from downtown and the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket, the White Elephant Village is home to a 20 room and suite Inn and 25 one, two and three-bedroom Residences in a village garden setting. The spacious residences are particularly popular with families or groups of friends, they are furnished with kitchens and a living room with gas fireplace. The upscale Rooms and Su...

White Elephant Hotel, Nantucket
Hotel

White Elephant Hotel, Nantucket

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

Situated on the waterfront in the heart of Nantucket, is the historic and treasured White Elephant Hotel, overlooking the charming harbour and only minutes from the boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. Furnished with 54 rooms, 11 garden cottages and a loft accommodation, décor is elegant yet understated. Enjoy complimentary morning coffee and pastries, afternoon port and cheese, beach and fer...

The Wauwinet, Nantucket
Hotel

The Wauwinet, Nantucket

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

Occupying a unique location on the North East coast of Nantucket, the luxury seaside retreat The Wauwinet sits between two beaches, one facing the Atlantic Ocean and the other, Nantucket Bay. This quintessentially New England property is the only Relais & Chateaux Hotel on the island and offers impeccable service, exquisite accommodation award-winning dining. The property is set away from the cent...

Harbor View Hotel, Martha's Vineyard
Hotel

Harbor View Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

Situated in Edgartown in Martha’s Vineyard, the year round Harbor View Hotel is a majestic and landmark property overlooking the ocean. Looking out onto the Edgartown Lighthouse, Harbor and Chappaquiddick Island, this glorious hotel has welcomed guests since 1891. There are 114 elegant rooms spread throughout the hotel, Governor Mayhew Building and Cottages. The Harbor View is surrounded by histor...

Chatham Bars Inn
Hotel

Chatham Bars Inn

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

Set on 25 acres of land with views out to Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Chatham Bars Inn is a wonderful, charming and luxury resort situated nearby to the centre of Chatham. Since 1914, the resort has welcomed guests to this beautiful and peaceful location in Cape Cod. Rooms and Suites are spread throughout the property in the Main Inn and Cottages. There are four great restaurants at T...

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Hotel

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

USA
New England
Cape Cod & The Islands (Massachusetts)

A luxurious and unique hotel, the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is Cape Cod’s only member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide group. The area was discovered a few hundred years ago by Wampanoag Indians and named Wequassett meaning ‘crescent on the water’. Today 22 historic buildings and 120 lavish rooms, suites and cottages make up the fabulous resort. The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club...

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