With the sunny arrival of summer, we thought it would be the perfect time to talk beaches. We checked in with some of our fun friends to find out their FAVORITE BEACH. So here is the Funspired scoop:
BANNA DUNCAN - CAYMAN ISLANDS
I love the Caymans because of the white sand beaches, the natives rasta accents, the fruity drinks, (ie: "Cayman Sunset") and Sting Ray City where you can swim and feed the wild stingrays. Now, if we are talking beach hotels - then I have to say La Pamilla in Cabo. It has outstanding service! Every room has their own butler to bring you a drink or draw your bath - whatever you need! Poolside they go around and feed you ice cream and massage your feet - heaven!
REESE BEDDINGFIELD - WAILEA BEACH, HAWAII
I would have to say Wailea Beach in Maui. The water is warm, the beaches are clean ... great for swimming or just strolling up and down the beach in the surf.
MICHELLE ROSE - CAPE COD
Two summers ago we visited Cape Cod with my family over the 4th of July. It was like a step back in time with the picturesque architecture and American flags hanging on every doorstep. We enjoyed walking to old fashion ice cream parlors with the kids! It is not your typical "white sand beach," but still beautiful and so different than they typical beaches that I went to as a kid.
MAGGIE VELKY - VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
Growing up in sunny Vero Beach, Florida makes this beach town hard to beat for me. Nestled on the Indian River of intracoastal Central Florida on the eastern seaboard of the Treasure Coast between Cocoa Beach, Stuart and the Palm Beaches - this little gem has so much to offer! Fabulous restaurants, fantastic shopping, water sports, golf, museums, wonderful people and a fabulous beach. Vero Beach has that small town feeling with all the amenities of a first class city. It is a hidden little paradise and I am so fortunate to be able to frequent my home away from home!
MANDY MELENDEZ - SANTA ROSA BEACH
My favorite beach is Santa Rosa Beach - Watercolor, Florida! I have some of the greatest memories of our past three summers there with all of our best friends and all of our kids. I love how easy it is, riding our bikes everywhere, walking down to the beach to the Taco Hut in Seaside for lunch, our big horseshoe of chairs on the beach, and that everywhere you look is crystal waters and white sand beaches. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen - and most special because I got married last summer there!
FARRAR MANSFIELD - PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
I love the beaches of Palm Beach, Florida. I am biased because I lived there for many years as a child and have continued to visit often since we moved away. The ocean is so beautiful with gorgeous blues and greens, the sky is the perfect blue, there is a nice reef for snorkeling and the waves are perfect for boogie-boarding. Paradise!
SUSAN TEEPLE - HAWAII
I love all the answers above, some places I've been blessed to visit and some that are now on my list! For my favorite beach, it is no doubt the beaches in Hawaii. Sloan and I honeymooned on the Big Island 20 years ago this June. (and yes, I was a child bride) Last fall we took our family to Maui. The beaches are breathtaking, the Hawaiian people are so kind and welcoming, and we spent the majority of our time playing in the surf. While we were there we all participated in a trail run that ended on the beach, and I love this moment of my boys running together.
Thank you to all of our Fun Friends for their input! Now it is time to head to the BEACH!
Your fun friends,
Susan and Farrar