Virginia Beach, Virginia, is situated where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, site of the 1607 Jamestown landing marking the arrival of America’s first English colonists. The three-mile long boardwalk is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest pleasure beach in the world” – which happens to be at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, also officially the world’s longest bridge-tunnel. Of course, water sports are a mainstay with jet skiing, parasailing and even kiteboarding, all along the oceanfront.
A few iconic activities include hiking False Cape, visiting First Landing, or touring the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The area hosts a long list of festivals, marathons and other events annually, including the East Coast Surfing Championships as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship, a beach soccer tournament. Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in the vacation ownership industry with over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries, manages two excellent vacation destinations in Virginia Beach – Beach Quarters Resort and Oceanaire Resort. To help visitors understand the highlights and differences of each, Diamond Resorts Reviews has taken a closer look at them.
Diamond Resorts Reviews considers Beach Quarters Resort to be a high-value vacation hotspot, with the most amenities of any other resort on the beach, while also offering an excellent value for the price. It boasts rooftop tennis, shuffleboard and a swimming pool, as well as a second indoor pool and hot tub with stunning oceanfront views. The understated, airy, stylish rooms (studios, one- and two-bedrooms) all have oceanfront balconies, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, along with well-equipped kitchenettes, microwaves and mini-fridges. Some suites include full kitchens and whirlpool tubs. Additional on-site recreational facilities include a game room, gym and sauna.
The guest experience at Oceanaire Resort is unparalleled for Virginia Beach, with a more deluxe atmosphere, in addition to being situated in the middle of the beach strip allowing easy access to everything. The property boasts four beachfront pools – two indoor and two outdoor – as well as an ocean-view fitness center and valet parking. Accommodations range from a studio up to a three-bedroom penthouse suite. All of the rooms are decorated with plush bedding, triple sheeting, deep jet tubs as well as stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the partially- and fully-equipped kitchens. Additional standard amenities include flat-screen TVs with Blu-Ray players, safes, and private balconies. Diamond Resorts Reviews’ experts love the range of choices of on-site dining opportunities for all moods and guest personalities – whether it’s a casual restaurant, fun tiki bar, or a sophisticated martini lounge, every guest can find something to satisfy their taste.