New England has some of the most expensive beach getaways in the world, new survey finds

The TravelMag survey focused on the average cost for a double room and only looked at hotels rated at least three stars and located close to city centers or the beach

No. 1: The Nantucket Hotel & Resort — Nantucket, Massachusetts

Booking a vacation close to home may seem like a way to save some cash, but a new survey found New England boasts some of the most expensive beach destinations in the world this summer.

According to a new survey from TravelMag, Nantucket, Massachusetts is the most expensive beach getaway in the world, based on the cost of hotel lodging.



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The rating shouldn't come at too much of a shock - the island is a popular destination for travel and boasts beautiful beaches, five-star restaurants, museums, and multi-million dollar homes.

The survey calculated the average price for the cheapest available double rooms during August 2023. Keep in mind that the survey only looked at hotels rated at least three stars and located close to city centers or the beach. The hotel rates were collected in July, and Airbnbs, inns and bed and breakfasts under 10 rooms, and other vacation rentals weren’t considered.

The average price in Nantucket came to a whopping $694 a night. The next highest was Positano, Italy at $481.

Other New England hotspots hit the list as well – Kennebunkport, Maine came in at number 5 at $406 a night, Provincetown, Mass. was number 6 at $404 a night, Bar Harbor, Maine at number 8 with $384 a night, and Portland, Maine at number 13 with rooms at $317 a night.

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See the top 20 below.

1. Nantucket Town, Mass. (USA) $694
2. Positano (Italy) $481
3. Montauk, New York (USA) $478
4. Saint-Tropez (France) $440
5. Kennebunkport, Maine (USA) $406
6. Provincetown, Mass. (USA) $404
7. Capri Town (Italy) $399
8. Bar Harbor, Maine (USA) $384
9. Monaco $381
10. Santa Monica, Cal. (USA) $360
11. Rehoboth Beach, Del. (USA) $359
12. Cape May, NJ (USA) $346
13. Portland, Maine (USA) $317
14. Ocean City, NJ (USA) $310
15. Ibiza Town (Spain) $310
16. Santa Eulària des Riu (Spain) $307
17. Platis Gialos (Greece) $299
18. Amalfi (Italy) $295
19. Pismo Beach, Cal. (USA) $293
20. Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy) $292

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