Hyatt Chesapeake Bay: Discovering Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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I never considered discovering Maryland’s Eastern Shore region but I am certainly glad I decided to add this to my road trip route. Alfred and I drove from Raleigh, North Carolina all the way to Niagara Falls, Canada with various stops along the way focusing on what mother nature had to offer as well as historic places. The opportunity to discover Maryland’s Eastern Shore came up, and after doing a bit of research, we added it to our itinerary. Luckily for us, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay decided to put us up for a couple of days while we explored and discovered what the region had to offer.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is a perfect base for discovering Maryland’s Eastern Shore and really one of the best hotels in the area. While it is a family-friendly hotel, there are plenty of opportunities for quiet relaxation and the hotel is one hundred percent accepting of the LGBT Community. If you’re hoping to discover Maryland’s Eastern Shore including its food culture, unique ecology, natural beauty, and important history than you should definitely stay at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. After a long day of exploring, it’s the perfect place to rest and prepare for the next day.


Where is the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay?

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic in Cambridge, Maryland. It’s a short 15 minutes from Baltimore and approximately 1.5 hours driving from Washington DC. The hotel sits on 342 acres along the Choptank River and the scenic Eastern Shore of Maryland. It’s central location is perfect for discovering Maryland’s Eastern shore.


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The rooms are perfect! | Used with permission of Hyatt
Our Room at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay offers 400 guest rooms including 16 suites. Some of the suites include in-room fireplaces and nearly 1200 square feet of space. All rooms come with a private balcony and views of either the water or the resort. The hotel even offers pet friendly rooms so your furry friends can join you in discovering Maryland’s Eastern Shore! As for room amenities, you can expect the normal things such as WiFi, a telephone, safe, desk, and mini refrigerators.

While I did not get to experience one of the more luxurious rooms they offer, my room was pretty fantastic. We were given a room in the center of the hotel facing the water which offered spectacular views in the early morning as we took our coffee. Overall, our room was excellent with comfortable beds and modern furnishings. We particularly liked the balcony area which made the room bright and cheery. The room had everything we needed and was perfect for catching good night’s rest.

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Activity Pool at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay | CC: Hyatt
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay: Pools

Of course, staying in a resort means there are a plethora of activities to occupy your time during the day and night. In fact, there is so much to do at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay that you don’t necessarily need to leave. However, I still highly encourage you to discover Maryland’s Eastern Shore because it’s a pretty fascinating area. If you decide to stay and enjoy the resort, you won’t be disappointed. The hotel offers an indoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs, an outdoor pool with a water slide, and an outdoor infinity pool. Aside from that, you can play tennis, enjoy some water sports such as paddle boarding and jet skiing, and relax on the resort’s activity beach. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay also offers mini golf, disc golf, volleyball, cycling, and a shell lined jogging path.

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Activity Beach and Marina| CC: Hyatt
River Marsh Marina 

If you plan to participate in any of the water sports offered by the resort then you’ll have to make your way to the River Marsh Marina. Featuring a 1,100 foot pier, the marina is your doorway to exploring the more than 4,000 miles of shoreline in Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Near the marina is where you’ll book all your water activities including sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boating, and paddle boarding. It’s also home to a marina store where you can get everything you might need for a day out on the water. One of our favorite things to do in the marina is go fishing. the resort allows fishing from the pier and we spent a good portion of a day catching catfish, shark, and other types of fish. We even managed to hook a sting ray.

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Get Pampered At The Sago Spa And Salon

The resort is also home to a spa perfect for relaxation. The Sago Spa and Salon is actually named after a type of underwater grass that is extremely resilient. After you treat yourself you’ll feel just as resilient! The Sago Spa offers all the treatments you’d expect of a spa with a bit of a Chesapeake Bay twist incorporating ingredients found locally such as bay laurel and rosemary. Get the Old Fashioned Back Tonic and you will feel revitalized and ready to tackle it all. The salon offers a full array of hair services, manicures, and pedicures. If you’re like me, you love to take some “me time” and the spa is perfect for letting your worries melt away.

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Golfing | CC: Hyatt
River Marsh Golf Club

If you’re a lover of golf, then the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay will definitely fit the bill with its 18-hole championship golf course. According to the Hyatt, “the par-71 layout features four sets of tees and is designed to accommodate all levels of players. The 18th hole is a par-5 that runs along the Choptank River, offering stunning views of the water.” I know nothing about golf so I assume that’s all very good. Additionally, the hotel offers a driving range, practice greens, and a teaching facility. Throughout the year the hotel also puts on golf programs including a Four-Hole Family Loop, Night Golf, Birdies and Brews, and FootGolf. The resort is a veritable golfer’s dream!

Blue Heron | By John Tuggle | CC: Click Photo
Blue Heron Rookery

Out of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay’s 342-acre grounds, 18 of these are a nature preserve known as the Blue Heron Rookery. This preserved area of lush vegetation is home to many indigenous animals of the Eastern Shore including, most famously, the Great Blue Heron and American Bald Eagle. You can visit the nature preserve throughout the year but it is closed according to federal regulations for nesting from Dec 15 to July 31.

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Beautiful Sunsets Await | CC: Hyatt
Book Your Stay at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay

If you are ready to explore an off-the-beaten-path part of the United States then you should definitely head to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay offers you the best luxurious resort stay while giving plenty of opportunity to explore the regions natural and cultural history. Book your stay at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay by visiting their website and get ready for a relaxing time!


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J Harvey is a travel writer based in North Carolina. With two masters degrees, he decided to forget working a normal 9-5 job and instead create a travel blog focusing on travel for a more inclusive community. He hopes to increase LGBT representation within the travel industry while inspiring others to travel in whatever capacity.

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