Looming high above the town of Watch Hill, Rhode Island like a golden watchman is the luxurious and iconic Ocean House, a Relais and Châteaux property that dates back to the 1860s. A complete gut renovation in 2010 elevated the property to it’s current elegance; the resort boasts six restaurants, an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, and a Forbes Five-Star award-winning spa. There is nothing quite like it on the East Coast.
The first time I drove up to the property, it took my breath away; something that still happens every time I see it. The private beach is accessed by a gate that opens to a crystal caribbean blue ocean view with the Watch Hill Lighthouse just a few yards over to the right. But the views and amenities do not come cheap; this is a splurge for sure, one that is sure to leave a mark on the memory as well as the wallet. But once you sit on the soft sandy beach and start sipping your cold cocktail, you’ll find yourself grateful for the experience at any price.
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