The largest state in New England, Maine truly has it all.
And only an hour from Boston; lakes and rivers, sand beaches, jagged coves and rocks and mountainous regions abound.
A real gem of New England visits and stays in Portland, Kennebunkport, Boothbay Harbor and Bar Harbor, if time, are recommended.
Travelling up the coastline from Boston, relax at the sand beaches of Kennebunkport or Ogunquit and then continue up to the city of Portland pausing for a photo opportunity en route at the iconic Portland Head Light lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth.
A vibrant and cultural city home to the Portland Museum of Art, boutique stores and a Freedom Trail, Portland is a good place to spend a day or even a night.
From Portland onwards, the coastline changes and sand beaches become a distant memory. Interjected with coves and rocks, this dramatic coastline is home to a grand total of 65 lighthouses. Whilst on the coast, order the delicious fresh lobster and seafood- a real treat, nearly 90% of the country's lobster produce is caught off this coast.
A popular coastal town, Boothbay Harbor is conveniently located under an hour and a half’s drive from Portland. Its main attraction is kayaking, whale watching excursions and its picturesque coastline.
Further up Maine’s dramatic coastline is the beautiful Bar Harbor, the gateway to the Acadia National Park. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, biking, hiking and driving the scenic Loop Road in this 40, 000-acre park, are musts to enjoy a full experience in the second most visited national park in the country.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sea views at Cliff House, a breezy beach hotel in Maine that boasts a perfectly placed alfresco patio and two outdoor swimming pools overlooking the ocean. Well located and well equipped, Cliff House certainly has a lot to offer from its coastal perch. The look of the hotel inside is that of a sophisticated, elegant beach shack, so the floors are lined with pale wood...
- A quintessential New England Inn on the edge of the charming coastal town of Kennebunkport
- Dine at the AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star restaurant set in a spectacular historic barn
- Explore the Kennebunks on one of the complimentary bicycles or take a private cooking class
- Relax at the peaceful pool area after a day exploring this beautiful part of New England
Situated in the heart of Maine’s Kennebunkport is the charming and elegant Kennebunkport Inn. Once used as a large home by a tea merchant in 1899, the property now features delightful inn style accommodations and is a perfect location as a base to explore Maine. The Inn and accommodations are split into three areas, the Main Inn, the adjacent Riverhouse and the Wharfside Building, located acro...
250 Main Hotel sits right in the middle of Rockland Harbour, making it a super spot to enjoy the town’s various museums and galleries, restaurants and bars throughout your stay. This prime location also means some of the area’s best views, which can be enjoyed from either your guestroom – thanks to huge panoramic windows, a private balcony (certain categories only) or roof terrace, a unique featur...
With its beach club, boat tours, onsite gym and tennis courts, two swimming pools and spa, the award-winning Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina leaves no stone left unturned. This is a top resort full of facilities in Frenchman's Bay, Maine. The hotel itself looks the part from the outside, a cross between a wood-clad ski chalet, upmarket beach club and archetypal beach retreat in one. The grounds are...
Camden Harbor Inn is an elegant Relais & Chateaux property set in a desirable Camden location, a delightful waterfront town in the US state of Maine. This heritage hotel dates back to the late 1800s when it served as a summer hideout for well-heeled visitors to New England, and while today it continues this tradition, it’s now also open year-round for all seasons. The distinctive white exterior wi...
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