There are plenty of resorts in Alabama located near the state's beaches
or golfing facilities, and many of these Alabama resorts will have easy access
to both. One of the premier Alabama beach resorts is also an Alabama
golf resort located near two of the courses that are part of the legendary
Jones Golf Trail. The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa is
one of the state's luxury
hotels. It overlooks beautiful Mobile Bay, has a full service spa and fitness
center, several fine dining venues
as well as both beach and marina access. Its location near the new Alabama Cruise
Port also makes it one of the great full-service Alabama resorts to stay at
before or after your Gulf of Mexico cruise.
Alabama beach resorts are excellent winter getaways because of the mild weather during that time of year. You will find plenty of cheap hotels along the beaches if you're on a budget, but the majority of the resorts are luxury destinations that offer full vacation experiences. You'll also find that many of them offer vacation packages that are inclusive of various features—from sightseeing and deep sea fishing trips to golf packages and festivities centered around various events that occur statewide or in the region. You should be able to find Alabama beach resorts in any of the major vacation destinations along the Gulf. If you want to be right on the pristine white sandy beaches, look for properties in Orange Beach, Dauphin Island, or any of the Gulf Shores coastal islands. While these properties all have good access to Mobile Airport, there is little public transportation. Therefore, you should look into car rentals or vacation packages that include car rental when you're considering one of these resorts in Alabama for your vacation.
Beach Resorts in Alabama
Even if you're looking primarily for an Alabama golf resort in order get plenty of tee time in, you'll find that almost all of them are accessible to other attractions in the area. The Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Club and Resort is one of these. It is one of the loveliest Alabama resorts and is located in a beautiful Renaissance style villa in the countryside just outside Birmingham. As its name implies, it is an Alabama golf resort set on one of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. But it also has access to many other outdoor activities, as well as to the city of Birmingham, which boasts one of the state's two international airports and is home to the huge Riverchase Galleria, with its more than 200 shops, boutiques, and dining venues. Also nearby are some of the Native American casinos and Oak Mountain State Park, which offers biking and hiking trails, campsites, and swimming.
If you want an even more secluded, countryside retreat, look to the hills and
forests around Muscle Shoals in the north of the state. There are country resorts
in Alabama in this region outside Florence
and Huntsville, located on
the beaches of Wilson Lake, one of the largest recreational lakes in the state.
Doublehead Resort on Wilson Lake offers deluxe log cabin type cottages with
access to all the activities you might associate with lake resorts, and is also
in close proximity to Nashville
and Memphis in Tennessee.