CHILL OUT AT HYATT CHESAPEAKE

Some resorts ignore their locale. Others celebrate it. Thankfully, the just-opened Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is one of the latter. Its indigenous east Maryland shore activities, including crabbing outings and inlet kayaking excursions, take full advantage of the waterfront. An 18-hole riverside golf course, 18-acre wildlife refuge, and treatments in the 18,000-square-foot spa also play up the bay, while the region’s famous oysters and fish anchor the menu at the panoramic Blue Point Provision Company restaurant. The 400-room retreat, a nice distance from D.C., Baltimore, and Philly, touts another geographic asset: picture-perfect sunsets. From $149. (800) 233-1234, www.hyatt.com