Elbow Beach, a resort that’s a mere five minutes from the charming downtown area of Hamilton, Bermuda, is an oasis set amid 50 acres of private gardens — which isn’t too surprising, considering it’s a part of the Mandarin Oriental luxury-hotel chain. After a hard day at the beach reading or, for the more adventurous, searching for shells, rejuvenate with a visit to the spa. $285 to $4,000. (800) 223-7434, www.mandarinoriental.com
— Ellise Pierce