The Very Best Resorts in Texas, USA

Take the hassle out of your next vacation at one of Texas' fantastic resort havens
Take the hassle out of your next vacation at one of Texas' fantastic resort havens | © Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo
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23 October 2020

From the Hill Country to the Gulf Shore beaches, Texas is the perfect place to live that Instagram-worthy resort life.

Oftentimes, people jump on a plane and head to a posh resort for R&R, beaches, spa treatments, divine cuisine and vacation fun. But why head to some far-flung locale for a vacation when you can have all of the above without leaving Texas? We’ve compiled some of the best resorts in the state for fun and relaxation during that valuable vacation time.

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Los Colinas

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Set on 400 acres (162ha) just 15 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth – and about 20 minutes from the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers stadiums for sports fans – the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Los Colinas is great for golfers, families and fitness enthusiasts looking for a quiet escape away from the hustle of the city. The resort boasts three pools, an award-winning golf program with two 18-hole courses filled with native plants and wildlife, and an outstanding sports and recreation club with tennis facilities, personal trainers, a variety of sports courts and group fitness classes like anti-gravity aerial yoga with the only anti-gravity-certified instructor in the Southwest.

Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Health and wellness take center stage at Lake Austin Spa Resort. On the shores of Lake Austin, the all-inclusive, 40-room resort offers unlimited indoor and outdoor fitness activities. Guests can view the activities schedule daily and choose what suits them – whether it’s a heart-pumping cardio class, a tranquil yoga session or a fun kayak ride on the lake. Three pools on the property and a training room overlooking the shores of Lake Austin provide even more activity, and when it comes to cuisine, the resort offers nutritional dishes using local and organic ingredients from the resort gardens.
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La Cantera Resort and Spa

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Beauty and luxury collide at La Cantera Resort & Spa, situated on 550 acres (223ha) at the edge of Texas Hill Country. The resort has 496 rooms, and 34 private villas were unveiled last summer. For a bit of time away from the kids, check out SEVEN, the adults-only floor that comes with daily access to the 25,000-square-foot (2,323-square-meter) spa, which offers hair and body treatments, facials, massages and signature treatments that are available in the Sky Lofts situated above the golf course.

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Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

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For a taste of rugged West Texas, head to Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, with 27,000 acres (11,000ha) of land along the Rio Grande River. All 101 rooms have Old West decor, and some condos and villas come with fireplaces for chilly desert nights. Golfing is a major draw, as the 18-hole course is set against a beautiful backdrop of the Chisos Mountains and rugged landscape. Guests can unwind at one of the pools or with a massage at Agave Spa, and thrill-seekers can enjoy numerous outdoor activities like ziplining, horseback riding, mountain biking, clay shooting, Jeep rides through the desert, birding and more.

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The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa

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Nestled on 27 acres (11ha) in the heart of Houston, the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a great place to escape suffocating city vibes without even leaving the city. The resort’s Mediterranean-style spa, Trellis, is a nice way to spend the day, with 20 treatment rooms, an indoor float pool, rain shower, jacuzzi and steam room. For those wanting to break a sweat, the Houstonian has its own jogging path, which winds through the property, along with multiple pools and tennis courts. Dining options include fresh coastal seafood at the Manor House and outdoor poolside eats at Arbor Grill.
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The San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center

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Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center is a beachgoer’s dream, with 32 acres (13ha) and 250 guest rooms all with private balconies and outdoor seating. Guests who choose Club Ten stays enjoy the adults-only 10th floor and VIP amenities like complimentary valet parking, breakfast service each morning, VIP priority seating at resort restaurants and sweet treats throughout the day in the 10th-floor lobby. The resort offers 10 restaurants and a full-service spa, and a popular way to spend the day is renting a cabana with lounge chairs, a mini-fridge, flat-screen TVs and tableside service with fresh fruit, water and a bottle of champagne.

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These recommendations were updated on October 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.