Preppiest Summer Colonies

Summer Colonies are those famous resorts, whether seaside, lakeside or mountainous, that are and/or have traditionally been the choice destinations for the Upper Classes and celebrities. Here we have compiled a list of the most iconic resorts visited by the smart and proper.




This list may be something of a work of progress so we welcome any thoughts you might have.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua


Argentina
Mar del Plata


Australia
Airlie Beach, Bondi Beach, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Main Beach, Noosa, Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Palm Beach, Peppermint Grove, Port Douglas, Port Lincoln, Portsea, Snapper Rocks, Sorrento, Sovereign Island, Sunshine Coast, Surfers' Paradise, Townsville, Wategos Beach


Bahamas
Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Lyford Cay, Nassau, Sandy Bay


Barbados



Belize
Belmopan


Brazil
Buzios, Camboriú, Florianapolis, Floripa, Rio de Janeiro


British Virgin Islands



Bulgaria
Balchik, Golden Sands, Saints Constantine and Helena, Sunny Beach, Varna


Canada
New Brunswick
Campobello Island, Cap-Pelé
Nova Scotia
Baddeck, Chester, Mahone Bay, Yarmouth
Ontario
Coburg, Cottage Country, Crystal Beach, Kenora, Gananoque, Muskoka, Thousand Islands
Québec
Eastern Townships


Cape Verde


Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman


Chile
Valparaiso


China
Hainan Island, Macau, Sanya, Yalong Bay


Croatia
Dubrovnik, Hvar, Novalja, Split


Cuba
Havana


Cyprus
Ayia Napa, Limassol


Dominica


Dominican Republic


Egypt
Alexandria, Sharm el Sheikh


Fiji
Laucaia Island, Kadavu Island, Turtle Island


France
Antibes, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Biôt,  Calvi, Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, Cap-Martin,Corsica, Côte d'Azur, Fréjus, French Riviera, Granville, Île de Ré, Marseilles, Menton, Nice, Porto Vechio, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, Valbonne, Villefranche-sur-Mer,


French Polynesia

Bora Bora


Germany
Sylt


Gibraltar


Greece
Mykonos, Porto Heli, Santorini, Spetses


India
Goa


Indonesia
Bintan Island, Bali, Sanur, Seminyak, Ubud


Ireland
Aghadoe, Ardmore, Ballycotton, Ballydehob, Ballynacarrig, Baltimore, Barleycove, Brittas Bay, Castletownshend, Connemara Coast, Crookhaven, Crosshaven, Dungarvan, Dunmore East, Galway, Glandore, Irish Riviera, Kenmare, Killarney, Kinsale, Oughterard, Parknasilla, Ring of Kerry, Schull, Sneem, Spiddal, Union Hall, Waterville, West Cork, Westport, Youghal


Israel
Tel-Aviv


Italy
Amalfi Coast, Bordighera, Capri, Cinque Terre, Costa Smerelda, Genoa, Grimaldi, Italian Riviera, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lerici, La Maddalena, Olbia, Porto Cervo, Porto Ercole, Porto Redondo, Portofino, Positano, Rimini, Sanremo, Siena, Sorrento, Tuscany, Venice


Jamaica
Montego Bay


Kenya
Lamu Island, Rift Valley


Lebanon
Beirut


Madagascar


Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, Malacca, Penang


Maldives


Mauritius


Mexico
Acapulco, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Cancún, Careyes, Playa del Carmen, Tulum


Monaco
Monte Carlo


Montenegro
Porto Montenegro, Sveti Stefan


Morocco
Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Tangiers


Netherlands Antilles
Aruba


New Zealand
Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Queenstown


Panama
Coronado, Panama City


Philippines
Boracay


Portugal
Algarve, Azores Islands, Lagos


Réunion Island


Russia
Sochi, Yalta


Saint Barthélemy


Saint Lucia


Saint Martin
Saint-Martin, Sint Maarten


Seychelles


Singapore


South Africa
Durban, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch, Sun City


St Vincent & The Grenadines
Canouan, Mustique


Spain
Balearic Islands, Barcelona, Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada, Ibiza, Mallorca, Marbella, Puerto Banus, Sitges


Switzerland
Lugano


Tanzania
Zanzibar


Thailand
Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Phuket


Turkey
Bodrum, Istanbul, Turkish Riviera


Ukraine
Balaklava, Odessa, Yalta


United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, Dubai


United Kingdom
England
Aldeburgh, Ambleside, Angmering-on-Sea, Bath, Beer, Bembridge, Bigbury-on-Sea, Blakeney, Bourton-on-the-Water, Brancaster, Branksome Park, Bridport, Broadway, Broadstairs, Bruton, Budleigh Salterton, Burford, Burnham Market, Burnham Overy Staithe, Buxton, Charlbury, Cheltenham, Chichester, Chipping Camden, Chipping Norton, The Cotswolds, Cowes, Croyde, Dartmouth, Deal, Discovery Coast (Sunshine Coast), East Wittering, English Riviera, Falmouth, Fishbourne, Frinton-on-Sea, Fowey, Grasmere, Golf Coast, Hamble, Harrogate, Herne Bay, Holkham, Hollicombe, Hugh Town, Isle of Thanet, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Jurassic Coast, Kent Coast, Kent Riviera, Keswick, Kingham, Kingston Gorse, Knaresborough, Lake District, Lyme Regis, Lymington, Lytham St Anne's, Marazion, Margate, Middleton-on-Sea, Moreton-in-Marsh, Mount's Bay, Mousehole, New Forest, Newton Ferrers, Norfolk Coast (Norfolk Riviera), North Cornwall, North Devon, Noss Mayo, Padstow, Peak District, Polzeath, Putsborough, Rock, Royal Leamington Spa, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ryde, Rye, Sandbanks, Sandwich, Sandwich Bay, Salcombe, Seaton, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sidmouth, The Solent, Somerset, South Cornwall, South Devon, South Downs, Southwold, St Leonard's-on-Sea, St Mawe's, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud, Studland, Suffolk Coast, Sussex Coast, Sussex Heritage Coast, Swanage, Thornham, Torquay, Totnes, Truro, Wadebridge, Walberswick, Walton on the Naze, West Wittering, Weymouth, Whitstable, Windermere, The Witterings, Woolacombe
Northern Ireland
Bangor, Cultra, Glenariff, Glens of Antrim
Wales
Abersoch, Betws-y-Coed, Harlech, Llyn Peninsula, Newport, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia


United States of America

Arizona
Scottsdale
California
Balboa Island, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Big Sur, Brentwood, Calabasas, Carlsbad, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Highlands, Chevy Chase, Corona Del Mar, Coronado, Del Mar, Del Monte Forest, Flintridge, Harbor Island, Hidden Hills, The Hills, Hollywood Hills, Holmby Hills, Hope Ranch, La Jolla, Laguna Beach, Lake Tahoe, Lower Arroyo, Malibu, Mendocino, Mission Beach, Mission Canyon, Montecito, Monterey, Napa, Napa Valley, Newport Beach, Oak Knoll, Old Pasadena, Pacific Grove, Pacific Palisades, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Russian River, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Southern California, Stinson Beach, Torrey Pines, Upper Arroyo, Westlake Village, Yountville
Connecticut
Belle Haven, Black Rock, Cos Cob, Darien, East Norwalk, Essex, Fairfield, Fenwick, Gold Coast, Greens Farms, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Indian Harbor, Long Island Sound, Milford, Mystic, Newport, Noroton, North Stonnington, Old Lyme, Old Riverside, Rowayton, Saybrook, Sachem Head, Shippan Point, Southport, Stonnington, Tokeneke, Westport
Delaware
Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach
Florida
Amelia Island, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Cocoa Beach, Coral Gables, Delray Beach, Florida Keys, Hobe Sound, Key Lago, Key West, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Orlando, Palm Beach, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, South Beach, St Petersburg, Tampa, Wellington, West Palm Beach
Georgia
Jekyll Island, Little Saint Simon's Island, Saint Simon's Island, Sea Island
Hawaii
Honolulu, Maui
Louisiana
New Orleans
Maine
Bailey Island, Bald Head Cliff, Bar Harbor, Bayville, Boothbay Harbor, The Calendar Islands, Camden, Cape Arundel, Cape Elizabeth, Cape Neddick, Cape Porpoise, Casco Bay, Cliff Island, Cousins Island, Cushing Island, Dark Harbor, Down East, Falmouth, The Foreside, Fortunes Rocks, Goose Rocks Beach, Isleboro, Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunkport, Linekin, Littlejohn Island, Mount Desert Island, North Haven, Northeast Harbor, Ogunquit, Owl's Head, Prouts Neck, Rockport, Saco River Estuary, Seal Harbor, South Bristol, Southwest Harbor, Turbats Creek, Vinalhaven, Waites Landing, Winter Harbor, York Cliffs, York Landing
Maryland
Cambridge, Easton, Ocean City, St Michaels
Massachusetts
The Berkshires, Beverly Cove, Beverly Farms, Buzzards Bay, Cape Ann, Cape Cod, Chappaquidick Island, Chatham, Cohasset, Duxbury, Eastham, Edgartown, Falmouth, Gloucester, Great Barrington, Harwich, Hyannisport, Ipswich, Kingston, Lenox, Magnolia, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Marion, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Osterville, Pleasant Bay, Plymouth, Pocasset, Provincetown, Rockport, Scituate, Shoestring Bay, South Dartmouth, Truro, Wauwinet, Wood's Hole, Yarmouth
Michigan
Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Grand Beach, Grand Haven, Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island, New Buffalo, Petoskey, Presque Isle, Saugatuck, South Haven, Traverse City, Union Pier
Minnesota
Lake Minnetonka
Nevada
Las Vegas
New Hampshire
Governor's Island, Jackson, Long Island, North Hampton, Rye, Sugar Hill, White Mountains, Wolfeboro
New Jersey
Avalon, Avon-by-the-Sea, Barnegat Light, Barnegat Peninsula, Beach Haven, Cape May, Cape May Point, Deal, Harvey Cedars, Jersey Shore, Little Silver, Long Beach Island, Long Branch, Loveladies, Manasquan, Mantoloking, Monmouth, Northbeach, Point Pleasant, Spring Lake, Stone Harbor, Rumson, Wall Township, West Cape May
New York
Adirondacks, Alexandria Bay, Amagansett, Bailie Beach Park, Belle Terre, Bridgehampton, Canandaigua, Centre Island, Cold Spring Harbor, Cove Neck, East Hampton, East Marion, Finger Lakes, Fire Island, Fisher's Island, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Gardens, The Hamptons, Head of the Harbor, Hudson Valley, Huntington Bay, Hyde Park, Irvington, Kings Point, Lake George, Lake Placid, Larchmont, Lattingtown, Lloyd Harbor, Locust Valley, Long Island Sound, Mamaroneck, Mill Neck, Montauk, Napeague, Nissequoge, North Fork Long Island, North Shore Long Island, Old Field, Old Westbury, Orient, Oyster Bay Cove, Pelham Manor, Roslyn Harbor, Rye, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Sands Point, Saranac, Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs, Sharon Springs, Shelter Island, Skaneateles, South Fork Long Island, Southampton, Southold, St Regis, Stony Brook, Thousand Islands, Upper St Regis, Wainscott, Water Mill, Wellesley Island
Ohio
Kelleys Island, Lakeside, Marblehead, Middle Bass Island, South Bass Island, Vermilion
Oregon
Lake Oswego
Pennsylvania
Milford, Pocono Mountains
Rhode Island
Block Island, Block Island Sound, Little Compton, Narragansett, Newport, Watch Hill
South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach
Texas
Galveston
Vermont
Batten Kill Valley, Dorset, Lake Champlain, Manchester, Shelburne, Sunderland
Virginia
Virginia Beach
Washington
San Juan Islands, Seabrook
Wisconsin
Door County, Green Lake, Lake Geneva


Uruguay
Punta del Este