These luxury island hotels are offering themed “In the Heart of the Sea” packages
A few years ago, we had the opportunity to visit the Harbor View Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard. And more recently, we stayed at the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket. Although you might think of both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard as quintessential summer destinations, both of these charming island resorts off the coast of Massachusetts are resplendent throughout the year and positively shimmery over the holiday season.
These luxury classics came to mind again because we recently saw In the Heart of the Sea, the edge-of-your-seat thriller that recounts the true story of the sinking of the whaling ship Essex (which also inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick). Set in Nantucket and starring heartthrob Chris Hemsworth, the suspenseful Ron Howard movie has incredible visual effects. Watching it in 3D, the whale tail virtually slaps around you in your seat. If you have visited either of these coastal islands, you can’t help but recall the dramatic ocean views and cobblestone streets that define them.
Coinciding with the movie’s release, these properties are offering special packages for Moby Dick fans, seafarers and movie buffs that pay homage to the film and its local roots.
Harbor View Hotel
Harbor View Hotel (as well as its sister property on Nantucket), is offering overnight accommodations in a cozy guestroom or Captain’s Cottage suite, a copy of The New York Times bestseller, In The Heart of the Sea by author Nathaniel Philbrick, two passes to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and breakfast for two.
Click here for more information about the Martha’s Vineyard property and here for the one in Nantucket.
White Elephant is offering a package that encourages guests to experience 19th-century whaling history through a visit to the fascinating exhibits and artifacts on display at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, only a short walking distance from the resort. The package includes two nights in a non-harborview suite, two tickets to the Nantucket Whaling Museum and a copy of the book, In the Heart of the Sea.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the YouTube trailer for the flick: