A wide selection of Cape Cod resorts offer visiting couples who are looking for an all-inclusive place to stay something a little different from a typical hotel experience.
While a hotel might have a restaurant, a pool, and a workout room, Cape Cod resorts typically will have several restaurants, a full service health club, tennis courts, golf courses, and exclusive access to a private beach.
A luxurious level of service is also a major selling point, with plush spas, and world class dining facilities on site with concierge service available 24 hours a day.
Cape Cod resorts often make wonderful places for couples to stay, since the luxurious surroundings, not to mention price tag, often discourage families with young children.
Some even have special promotions specifically geared towards couples, known in marketing circles as DINKs (dual-income, no kids). These are often aimed at those who are able to travel outside of the traditional school vacation season.
Perhaps the largest and best known of the Cape Cod resorts is the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, which sits on 429 acres overlooking Cape Cod Bay and combines a magnificent historic mansion with Cape Cod’s only Nicklaus Design golf course, 11 tennis courts, four swimming pools, a 26-mile bike trail and even a croquet lawn.
It is known as much for its golf course as for its luxurious accommodations, but it really is a splendid place for a romantic getaway.
Another resort that combines luxury with sport is the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. This resort has luxurious accommodations, five world-class restaurants, a championship golf course, four tennis courts, a recently renovated pool area and access via a 20-minute launch shuttle to Chatham’s Outer Beach.
Also in Chatham, the Chatham Bars Inn offers two distinct types of accommodations for its guests. The main inn overlooks Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and features over 200 individually decorated rooms. Meanwhile, luxurious Cape-style cottages are nestled throughout the surrounding 25 acres of grounds.
There are no fewer than six different restaurants on site, including the elegant Main Dining Room, the more casual Tavern, the ocean-side Beach House Grille, the relaxed Veranda and South Lounge and the newly opened “Maguro” sushi restaurant.
Other activities include tai chi, yoga, tennis clinics, Frisbee golf, bike and harbor tours, and a spa. The nine-hole Chatham Seaside Links golf course is just around the corner.
The Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis offers a terrific central location for couples who are looking to explore the entire Cape during their visit.
At first glance, it may seem to be geared primarily towards families. There are lots of kids’ activities and their marketing makes a big deal of their indoor wave pool and water slides.
But they also do a very nice job of catering to visiting couples. Luxurious suites include jacuzzis and working fireplaces, and the Beach Plum Spa will soothe away your worries with a very romantic couples massage.
These are just a few of our favorite Cape Cod resorts. There are dozens more all over the Cape, all offering something a little different for visiting couples.