It should not surprise anyone that one of the most sought-after luxuries today, as we adjust to this new normal, is a beautiful setting with plenty of space for the entire family. The less we want to leave home, the better. Oceanfront resort communities have a lot to offer singles, couples and families looking for a home (or second home), including the simple luxuries of endless ocean views, direct beach access and hearing the waves crash at night. Add resort-style living with world-class amenities and VIP services, and you may never want to leave. We have rounded up three of the best oceanfront resort communities in dreamy destinations for those seeking a more permanent paradise to call home.

Oceanfront Resort Communities We Love: Cabot Saint Lucia

Cabot Saint Lucia is a magnificent resort community within a development on the northern tip of Saint Lucia. Cabot Saint Lucia will include Coore & Crenshaw’s first Caribbean golf course, magnificent real estate and a boutique oceanfront resort. Residents and guests will have exclusive access to the very best in amenities, including three restaurants, the world-class Cabot Spa, a wellness center and much more.

Real estate sales are under way for phase one, with lots priced from $760,000 to $2.4M. More than half of phase one’s 42 lots have already been sold. The community will have 320 residential units once it is fully developed. The design approach for the resort community can be summarized as naturally modern that combines contemporary design with the site’s glorious natural surroundings. Studio RHE is leading the design process and working alongside Ron Krater Studio for strategic land planning.

The team will be using sustainably sourced local materials and the latest environmentally-aware thinking to create understated architecture with a strong ‘sense of place’ that is very current, yet also distinctly Saint Lucian. Influenced by the site, designs will embrace coastal, secluded and rustic elements.

Oceanfront Resort Communities We Love: Rancho San Lucas

Rancho San Lucas is the newest resort community in Cabo San Lucas. The exclusive 834-acre resort is situated among rolling desert foothills that slope to 1.2 miles of pristine beachfront on the Pacific Ocean. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas (known for their deep-sea fishing, golf and nightlife), this gated enclave occupies a privileged location that offers a level of serenity rarely found in Cabo. The property includes the luxurious new Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, an all-suite hotel boasting ocean views from every room.

The low-density community is elevating the standard of coastal living in Cabo with The Villas at Rancho San Lucas and the Norman Estates. The Villa Margarita homes are the newest real estate offering within the community, ideal for those seeking a stress-free and seamless second home option. The first phase of The Villa Margarita offering includes nine beautifully designed single-story homes available from $675,000 to $735,000. Guests and owners can make a splash in three pools, five Jacuzzis and a saltwater lagoon that winds throughout the property.

For those seeking serenity, the Seaside Spa has outdoor treatment rooms and private beachside cabanas. The resort is also home to the new Greg Norman Signature golf course, world-class dining options and 15 miles of jogging and mountain bike trails.

Oceanfront Resort Communities We Love: Oil Nut Bay

Oil Nut Bay is located on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda in the coveted North Sound region of the British Virgin Islands. The idyllic island resort is spread across 400 exquisite acres, entirely surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The setting is exceptionally private and consciously preserved, and accessible only by boat or helicopter.

The luxury homes and villas are custom-built into the island’s topography, and the architectural designs meld cutting-edge, modern elements with natural elegance. Lots and homes for sale range from $2.95M to $50M, and nightly villa rentals range from $550 to $9,550, per night. The low-density community will include just 117 homes once it is fully developed.

Amenities include a private beach club with three pools and a swim-up bar; wellness center with gym and two tennis courts; two heli-pads; equipment for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling; Nut House Kids Club; and world-class dining options. The resort also features an exciting new Marina Village with Nova overwater restaurant and bar; suspended pool with hammocks and daybeds; a games room; 93-slip marina; market; and boutique. Upcoming expansion plans include a day spa with outdoor showers, watersports center, art gallery and additional retail. The resort and Marina Village are set to reopen December 1.