Hawaii made a fine showing here, with three of its islands represented: Oahu, Lanai and Hawaii itself. Only the Caribbean — specifically Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and St. Barths — gave it serious competition. Members also found more far-flung beaches appealing, handing awards to scenic stretches of sand in Tanzania and French Polynesia. Considering that the Andrew Harper offices are in currently chilly Chicago and New York, this list in particular has all of us dreaming of a warm week by the sea.
1. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Big Island, Hawaii