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Phaknam Bay, Phi Phi Island Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
On the island of Kho Phi Phi, there is the usual town that greets you with bars, restaurant and easy-to-get lodging if you didn't plan ahead. However, if you are so inclined, on the far side of the island there is a veritable Smurf village that...
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Lighthouse Road, West End, Negril ., Jamaica
Built on the edge of limestone cliffs, this secluded resort features 12 charming rooms, all of which have ocean views. Guests can dine on authentic Jamaican cuisine in a private grotto, or take in the scene at the candlelit Cave Rum and...
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Jl. Gn. Sari, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Make sure to check everything off your to-do list before staying at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa because you'll immediately melt into the landscape and never want to leave. The tiered layout and minimal design seamlessly intertwine with the jungle...
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Jl. Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Set on cliffs above the Indian Ocean, this posh resort is made up of 59 spacious villas that blend local stone and wood with Bulgari-made fabrics. It’s a luxurious combination of contemporary Italian design and Balinese traditional architecture. ...
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French Polynesia
After you’ve canoed, sailed, scuba dived, and visited the resort’s sanctuary for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle, you’ll be ready to recline on your patio for a view of the extinct 2,300-foot Mount Otemanu volcano. —Brendan Brady Le...
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, Indonesia
Terracotta and thatched-roof residences with spring water infinity pools jut from the hillsides and line the Ayung River at this 22-acre retreat outside Ubud. Everything, from the dining experiences to the custom health programs, is designed to...
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5255 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
People define Aloha in many different ways. I think of Aloha as a state of peacefulness that comes from an appreciation for the beauty and fragility of life, combined with compassion and respect for the people and creatures we live among. When I...
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Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora 98730, French Polynesia
Visiting the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort on assignment, I feel like the only single person from here to Guam. Every year, Bora is voted among the world’s top honeymoon destinations, and right away you realize everything is designed...
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Scrub Island, VG1120, British Virgin Islands
This property is partially open after hurricane-related repairs and will be fully functioning by July 2018. 

Scrub Island is one place where being shipwrecked might actually be a good thing—pity that dockside boat slips abound. Located...
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24/2 Moo 5, Tambon Koh Yao, ตำบล เกาะยาวน้อย อำเภอ เกาะยาว พังงา 82160, Thailand
So many islands and too little time is your only dilemma while traveling in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand.
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Pamalican Island, Sulu Archipelago, Agutaya, Palawan, Philippines
Occupying its own island in the Cyuo Archipelago—where members of the animal kingdom outnumber humans by some comical order of magnitude—Amanpulo is the consummate artist’s escape. Adding to the resort’s castaway cred is...
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KM-269.5, Puerto Cancun, Carretera Chetumal, 77750 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico
How do you photograph the sweet strains of piano and guitar that float around you or the sense of calm that envelopes you when you gaze across the still water of the pool and out to the sea? How do you put into words the...
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Vaitape, French Polynesia
Nature lovers and history buffs alike will enjoy piling into a Land Rover or other four-wheel-drive vehicle for an off-road excursion to see Bora-Bora’s flora and fauna. During the trip, your Polynesian guide will cover a slew of topics,...
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Ban Chan Neu, Chom Phet Street, Luang Prabang, Laos
Last sunset of 2010 as seen from the Santi Resort and Spa in Luang Prabang, Laos. The sunsets in this town are spectacular--worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage designation in and of themselves!
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160, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Belly breathe some ocean air into your sun salutation at Pranamar, where resident teachers and visiting experts lead flow yoga classes in the teakwood chalet just steps from the sand. If you book a room, one class a day is included with your stay....
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Jl. Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Atop a cliff one hour from the center of the island, and reachable from the beach by elevator, the Bulgari Resort is an Italian-Balinese collection of villas, each with its own pool. There are also several restaurants, where the food was...
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Noreste de Centro de la Fortuna de San Carlos 13 Km, Provincia de Alajuela, Arenal, Costa Rica
A luxury hotel in the shadow of Arenal Volcano features a series of pools—one equipped with slides—and waterfalls set amid tropical gardens. Lava streaming from the volcano may provide an after-dark show. Tabacón Thermal Resort...
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Calabash Bay P A, Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth 00000, Jamaica
Green might be a buzzword for some, but it’s the rootstock of Jake’s, the 49-room Bohemian hideaway on Jamaica’s Treasure Beach. Sprung from the fertile imagination of owner-artist Sally Henzell and established as a restaurant in 1991, Jake’s has...
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Rangali Island, Rangali 20077, Maldives
Located on two private islands, the resort is just the right size. You can be alone in your villa or mingle with other guests. There’s excellent food and wine at seven restaurants, one of which is undersea—enclosed in glass. Naturally, the seafood...
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455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Inspired by the lunar calendar, new spa treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne resort on an island south of Miami Beach explore the moon’s influence on the senses. Products from Éminence’s biodynamic line utilize ingredients harvested during...
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2780 North, WY-390, Wilson, WY 83014, USA
You can get closer to nature without roughing it at the Fireside Resort. Twenty-three modern cabins were made with reclaimed wood and built by a local company that designs RVs. Leather loungers and goose-down pillows keep things cozy. From $100....
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390 Moo 2, Ao Nang Beach, Muang, Krabi 81000 Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81180, Thailand
South East Asia's most popular form of transportation between islands is the long-tail boat, or Reua Hang Yao. These large wooden canoes are powered by a second hand car engine with a propeller mounted on a moveable pole that extends out into the...
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4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
At the foot of Blackcomb mountain, Whistler Four Seasons blends into and complements its gorgeous natural surroundings with a kind of "chalet-luxe" style. The spacious public lobby areas feature earthy tones, wooden beams, granite, and limestone....
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1535 NE Butte Rd, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
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On the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, Amangani offers 360-degree views of the Grand Teton mountains and the Snake River Valley. The resort’s 40 suites feature fireplaces and windowside daybeds for taking in the landscape. Winter activities...
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Tahaa Rd, Pātio, French Polynesia
On a recent trip to research resorts, I had the opportunity to visit Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and the island of Taha'a. All were fabulous places to explore, but my favorite stay was at the Five Star Taha'a Island Resort and Spa on the island of...
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TELUK BELANGA, 32300 Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia
This is the time to sit back, relax and soak in the awesome view with a cold drink in hand at the Pangkor Island Beach Resort. Pangkor is a small island, a sleepy town. It's the perfect place to get away from it all, sit on the beach and just...
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Lankanfushi Island, North Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives, Maldives
The largest overwater bungalow in the world, Gili Lankanfushi’s 18,300-square-foot, four-bedroom structure on a private reserve in the Maldives, has a customizable wine list, private spa, in-villa cinema, waterslide, natural coral pool, and...
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Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
The island nation of Maldives is said to be the smallest country in Asia, in both population and land area. It may also be the prettiest. The flight approach to the airport in the capital city of Male, is the most beautiful I've experienced....
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392 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello, QC J0V 1L0, Canada
When I stepped into the grand lobby of Québec’s Le Château Montebello, I felt like I was entering Paul Bunyan’s living room. Giant timbers braced a three-story-high ceiling, and a massive fireplace in the center radiated warmth in all directions....
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Benguerra Island<br />Mozambique, Mozambique
On Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Azura is made up of 16 white-walled villas with pitched thatch roofs. Each villa has an unobstructed view that extends from the sand out to the sea. In the evening, recline on a wicker chair with a...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Due to its prime location and sophisticated design, one thing you're guaranteed to get when you stay at The Cosmopolitan is a stellar view. Every room has a balcony — a wonderful vantage point for viewing the city's lights. Though the views...
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A point break an hour north of Trujillo, Chicama produces some of the longest left-hand waves in the world. Surfers should book a room at the Chicama Surf Resort; a Zodiac service tows guests back after long rides. During Semana Santa (Holy Week,...
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160, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Florblanca offers two kinds of holidays in one place. Scattered along white-sand beaches, nine villas with open-air living rooms were built for relaxation. But a personal itinerary of surf lessons, sport fishing excursions, and yoga classes will...
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Gulmarg Kashmir, Mandir Road Near Tourist Assistance center, Gulmarg kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir 193403
Pristine powder and dizzying vertical drops lure serious skiers to the resort town of Gulmarg in Kashmir. Stay in Style The Khyber has 85 rooms decorated with Kashmiri namdas (felted rugs) and embroidered throws. Meals include mutton dumplings and...
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72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
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Before their scrub, wrap, or massage, spa guests visit the Apothecary, where they choose from a list of ingredients that includes black lava salt, hibiscus, honey, and macadamia nuts. From $795. (808) 325-8000. This appeared in the...
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2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Every afternoon about 5:30 PM, islanders and connoisseurs of sunsets arrange themselves at their favorite beach side vantage point on the west and south shores of Oahu for a chance to see the legendary “green flash”. In all of my years of living...
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Avenida Real Sur 1, Cocotal Golf & Country Club, Bávaro 23000, Dominican Republic
A resort within a resort, Tortuga Bay has 30 suites and 13 villas designed by D.R. native Oscar de la Renta. Villas face the Caribbean and feature wicker canopy beds and coralline stone bathrooms. Drive your golf cart to the open-air restaurant,...
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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731, USA
We only have one resort on the North Shore: Turtle Bay. It’s set right on the beach and has a 36-hole golf course. Every Tuesday the resort’s bar hosts open mic night. —Hoku Haiku 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, (808) 293-6000. This appeared in...
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Technically part of Tahaa in French Polynesia, Vahine Private Island Resort is an escape from reality. The hotel features three beach bungalows, three self-contained beach suites and three overwater bungalows, all with beach views and designed...
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San Pedro, Belize
My girlfriend and I were wandering along the beach and saw this pier beckoning us to stop and stay awhile. We did and had a magically glorious sunbathing experience, including swimming with barracuda under the dock, a diving contest and swimsuit...
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6 Xiaodonghai Rd, Jiyang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China, 572000
For centuries, many Chinese women maintained youthful skin by applying crushed pearls to their faces. Here, the spa uses a facial powder made from locally harvested pearls. From $385. 86/(0) 898-8888-5088. This appeared in the January/February...
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A short boat ride north from San Pedro will deposit you onto a portion of Ambergris Caye that feels worlds away from any town or city. Once ensconced in a private bungalow on a private beach, there isn’t much to distract the guest from complete...
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Xiacheng, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
The design of most Park Hyatt hotels is supermodern. But for its first resortin China, the brand looked back in time for inspiration. On the shores of the Dong Qian Lake in the province of Zhejiang, the Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa was...
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Society Islands, French Polynesia
The Bora Bora St Regis is located on the reef that surrounds the central island, which is in the background of the picture. All of the rooms are over-water bungalows, and jumping off of the deck into the warm waters of the lagoon was an incredible...
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20 Whitsunday Blvd, Whitsundays QLD 4803, Australia
Islands trace the Great Barrier Reef up the northeastern coast of Australia, clustering in the clear blue waters known as the Whitsundays. There, nestled on Hamilton Island, Qualia has set a new standard for Australian...
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Kuda Huraa, Noordelijke Malé-atol 20097, Maldives
Just minutes from some of the world’s best surf breaks, the Four Seasons has its own surf school offering lessons for all ability levels, from novices to big-wave riders. Surfari Splurge and book a boat trip aboard the Four Seasons’ Explorer, a...
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Siberian Federal District, Russia
April, 2012 - Irkutsk, Siberia I arrived from NY met my German friends here and traveled with guide, in minibus for the 5 hour ride up to Lake Baikal. Why? To photograph the 2012 Russian Iceboat Championship. The boats were "DN"s for the adults...
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Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines
It is wort to spend a weekend at Villa Escudero South of Manila, near San Pablo. The former coconut estate welcomes guests in rustic bungalows and idyllic sorroundings near artificial lake. Beside peace and quite (and romantic evening serenades by...
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Tiahura, Moorea, 98729, French Polynesia
For a truly relaxing, get away from the world vacation, visit the beautiful island of Moorea, and stay in an overwater bungalow. Spend a day in awe at the beauty that lays in front of you. Sitting on your private balcony over the rich ocean colors...
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Simpang Tiga, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
In a fishing village near Cenang Beach, six traditional villas come with artisan-made furniture. Herbs for spa treatments are grown on-site, and therapists are experts in Malay massage. From $534. 60/(0) 3-6201-7275. This appeared in the...
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The El Questro Wilderness Park in Western Australia’s East Kimberley region brings to life an ancient land with an extraordinary diversity of landscapes. It covers one million acres, roughly the size of a small European country. On an Australian...
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Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 14.5 Retorno del Rey Lote 38, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
This all-inclusive, adult only resort offers a truly exceptional experience. The staff is friendly, the service is excellent and the location is ideal for exploring Cancun. Honeymooners, couples and any vacationer in search of a chic, trendy...
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Airport Main Rd, Malé 22000, Maldives
Sunset behind Medhufushi Resort, Maldives.
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2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
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British Virgin Islands
Accessible only by boat or helicopter, Biras Creek Resort offers remote luxury. The property sits on 140 acres, between two hills crisscrossed with six hiking trails of varied elevation gains. Couples kayak, snorkel, or just sun on the beach. The...
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Barrier Reef Dr San Pedro, Belize, San Pedro, Belize
The Phoenix, a little slice of paradise on the edge of San Pedro, features more modern architecture than most buildings in town, as well as modern amenities. Rooms are one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom condominium suites that feature...
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Nanuya Balavu Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Sometimes things don't go as planned, but the fiasco leads you to a whole new adventure. It had rained quite heavily for a few days before we were due to arrive at Yasawa Island Resort in Fiji. The island has a very nice grass landing strip, but...
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BP1005 Papetō'ai Mo'orea PF, 98728, Papeotai, French Polynesia
Popular with honeymooners and families alike, this large coastal property is located on Moorea, a quiet, lush island known for its beautiful mountain scenery and ample hiking opportunities. The hotel sits right on the lagoon and offers garden...
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130C Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, khu phố 2, Thành phố Phan Thiết, Bình Thuận, Vietnam
Minh Tam isn't a luxury resort, it doesn't serve the best food in the universe, and it isn't situated right on the beach - you have to walk a few hundred meters for that. What Minh Tam lacks in creature comforts it more than makes up for in...
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Tombariri, Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
If you go diving in the Lembeh Strait, off north Sulawesi don’t miss the courtship dancing of the tiny Mandarin Fish. They come creeping cautiously from the coral rubble in quiet bays at sunset, wide-eyed and wanton, swishing their little tails...
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Calle Sotavento, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Even if you're not staying at the Pelican Eyes resort is San Juan del Sur, it's a nice place to have a few drinks and gaze out over the town.
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Nafplion, Greece
If you research "pretty seaside towns in Greece", Nafplio often pops up on the search. Located in the eastern Peloponnese, Nafplio boasts narrow, bougainvillea-covered streets, rich-hued neoclassical mansions, wrought-iron balconies and...
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Coron, Palawan, Philippines
The Palawan archipelago in the Philippines is a tropical paradise known for its natural beauty and limestone cliffs. One of my favorite experiences was the afternoon we hired a banka to explore the northern part of the province. After visiting...
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5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
Camelback Inn is offers my dream staycation. This AAA 5-Diamond hotel has maintained its excellence since it first came around in the 1930's. it has an old pueblo-style feel that really exemplifies Southwestern culture. You'll get the most amazing...
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White River, Delices, Saint Patrick Parish, Dominica
Propped up on stilts, each ofJungle Bay’s 35 cottages feels likea private tree house, complete withan open-air shower. OverlookingPoint Mulatre Bay, the hillsideresort offers a full schedule of outdoor activities. Walk along theWhite River and...
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No. 1-7, Mingliu Road, Jinshan District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 208
Tien Lai is a hot spring resort tucked away in the mountains in northern Taiwan, about an hour's drive from Taipei. Every morning their gourmet chefs lay out a complimentary brunch that combines traditional Asian and Western breakfast dishes....
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1 Sunshine access Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1J5, Canada
Most people travel to Canada in the winter to ski the famous big resorts like Whistler and Lake Louise. But 20 minutes from downtown Banff is a little "hill"—as the Canadians like to call their mountains—called Sunshine Village. The resort,...
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Las Ventanas al Paraíso represents the epitome of luxury, with gorgeous, gigantic rooms featuring traditional crafts, handmade mosaic headboards, and classy furniture and accents. Balcony railings are awash in pink blossoms of...
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Via di Campestri, 19/22, 50039 Vicchio di Mugello FI, Italy
Finding myself in Tuscany for the first time, I was unaware that wine is not the only thing bottled in the storied hills of one of Italy's most famous regions. It turns out that water and oil are two more forms of liquid gold which Tuscans count...
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Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
its really great view over looking the red sea resort live with luxury resort at sharm el sheikh.
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Peters Island, Peters Island, 801, British Virgin Islands
This property is currently closed for the duration of 2018 for hurricane-related repairs. 

Peter Island is “an oasis of tranquility,” known as much for its five flawless beaches as its word-class spas and luxurious ocean view...
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Corredor Turistico KM 10 Lote D Cabo del Sol, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
When we first got to the Sheraton in Cabo, all I could think was how Moroccan the feel of the hotel was. It was definitely unexpected, but gorgeous. Beautiful sky-walkways all around so you can truly take in the views.
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Motu Akitua, Aitutaki, Cook Islands
One Foot Island in the Aitutaki Lagoon, the lagoon was amazing, warm water and seeing the giant clams up close was incredible....I would return here in a heartbeat...
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Haputale, Sri Lanka
The aroma of curry greets me before I fully enter the reception area. Intoxicating! The Melheim Resort manager is professional, friendly and a wealth of useful advice for seeing Tea Country. He escorts me to my room. It’s nice: not amazing, but...
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2600 Wolgan Rd, Newnes NSW 2790, Australia
Set on a 7,000-acre reserve between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a luxury ecolodge backed by the dramatic canyons of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Roughly a...
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150 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Y9, Canada
It's hard to miss Rusty’s. It’s the closest bar to the main chairlift at Blue Mountain (one hopes that makes it an après-ski versus pre-ski hot spot) and come nightfall it’s swathed in a band of lime-green Christmas lights. There's a pool table...
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Negril, Jamaica
No hotel in Jamaica blends better with its surroundings than the aptly named Rockhouse, a string of villas clinging to the top of a sea cliff at the western tip of the island. Local stone, timber, and thatch are the building materials, and a...
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Khasab Coastal Rd, Khasab 811, Oman
Oman is an amazing country, off the radar for most travelers and tourists. The Musandam Peninsula is separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates. The peninsula lies across from Iran on the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian (Arabian)...
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Carretera Cancún-Tulum KM 51, Punta Maroma, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Just 25 minutes from Cancún's international airport is Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, surrounded by 200 acres of preserved jungle. Guests here still enjoy direct access to the Caribbean Sea and its powdery, white-sand beach, as well...
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Carr. Transpeninsular, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
One & Only Palmilla is among a handful of luxury resorts that travelers can choose from in Baja California Sur's Los Cabos region, but its history may be the most interesting. Built in 1956, the hotel was commissioned by Abelardo...
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North Beach, Belize
The long trek miles north is definitely worth it for a day at Rojo Beach Bar. This swanky yet casual beach bar is easily one of my favorite spots in Belize and I’m obviously not alone. Rojo has received a lot of international acclaim and was...
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2400 Geneva St, Delavan, WI 53115, USA
Great weekend getaway from Chicago. With restaurants, a pool, general store, bar and spa you don't need to leave the resort. But in the winter, it's a great jumping off point for skiing at Alpine Valley. The rooms are lofted so they feel vary...
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Interior Of Finca Filadelfia, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
I'm not really a coffee drinker although I've always thought it would be cool to be one. On the rare occasion I order coffee, I usually put so much milk and sugar in it, I might as well just order hot chocolate because that's what I really want...
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Airport Rd, Agatti, Lakshadweep 682553, India
If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful getaway, I recommend a few days here in Agatti Island, at the Agatti Island Beach Resort. Agatti Island is a small island in the Lakshadweep Island chain, and is located about 285 miles west of the...
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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
A slice of heaven in CR. In the past few yrs Tamarindo has become more touristy and prices have increased but it is all still worth the trip. A great vacation spot to do a lot of outdoor adventure day trips.
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1124 Malaghans Rd, Arrowtown 9371, New Zealand
Originally constructed as a French Colonial farm over a century ago, the 175-room Millbrook Resort was ranked the #1 golf resort in Australasia a couple years ago. Spread over 500 acres, the extra large rooms and villa suites are housed in...
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14 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA
The Woodstock Inn has a Rockefeller pedigree and the best setting in town. Bartenders are knowledgable about activities in the area, and rooms are spacious and comfortable. The gift shop features the work of several local woodworkers and glass...
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1 Mountain Rd, Chapmans Peak, Cape Town, 7985, South Africa
The multi-tiered wooden decks and cozy thatch-roof rooms, combined with the lush green hillside setting, makes Monkey Valley feel like an island treehouse escape. At the foothills of Chapman's Peak and rising above Noordhoek Beach, this hotel and...
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Mya Pyin Village Ngapali Beach Thandwe Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)
Who would have thought you could find caribbean blue waters on the west coast of Myanmar on the Bay of Bengal? This amazing beach has not yet been inundated with tourists, but still has easy access with a local airport (Thandwe) with flights from...
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65600 Pronghorn Club Dr, Bend, OR 97701, USA
Surrounded by juniper forest, this luxury get-away with private club and private homes, in the central Oregon high desert is in the middle of a paradise of incredible seasonal outdoor adventures including golf, skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing...
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Latin America
...where surely many Whale Tales have been a result. To play 3B at this Jack Nicklaus-designed course (or less-daunting 3A) stay at the Four Seasons or St Regis, Punta Mita. At high tide, reach the green by 'amphibious' golf cart (as they call it...
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555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996, USA
I especially enjoyed the pool at the hotel. I sat at the tropical pool and read and then swam for a while.There is an outdoor bar and food service so I had lunch poolside. The service was attentive and friendly. There are several restaurants and a...
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Km 10, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Situated in Cancun's hotel zone, this stellar all-inclusive resort offers 234 guestrooms and suites in one of the area's most popular locations with easy access to restaurants, shopping and nightclubs. The all-inclusive plan allows the opportunity...
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2588 Shen Tai Lu, Qingpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201714
For a surreal China experience, head out to Sun Island resorts just outside of the city. A pristine 18 hole course awaits you on this river island. And if you have kids, they'll love the water park here. You might want to pack a bag to spend the...
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Boulevard Kukulcan Km.12.5 Lt 18, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Enjoy these stunning oceanview and beachside cabanas at The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort, a seaside resort in Cancun, Mexico. Enjoy the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean, a sweet haven for the sun-seekers. A perfect place to soak under the...
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1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
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My stay at the Four Seasons Biltmore was relaxing and refreshing and the service was impeccable. My husband and I had an evening escape from L.A. We got in late and enjoyed tapas and a glass of wine at the TY Lounge. It was bustling with couples...
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Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia
At Lizard Island, luxurious amenities meet an ecologically diverse island paradise. The sole resort on the island, the exclusive spot features 40 rooms as well as 24 private beaches, all but guaranteeing your own pristine sliver of paradise....
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229 Moo 1, อำเภอ เชียงแสน เชียงราย 57150, Thailand
Yes, there is something touristy about impersonating a mahout (elephant trainer) for the day. No, that does not mean you should miss The Anatara Elephant Camp. This is not a joy-ride for the faint of heart - no seat, no saddle, no riens to speak...
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Poste restante, Fakarava 98763, French Polynesia
Fakarava's lagoon is majestic, with translucent blue waters filled with vibrant coral and tropical fish. In fact, Fakara is touted as the "mecca of diving" thanks to its waters rich with flora and big fauna. Enjoy a walk along its perimeter...
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St. Christoph 1, 6580 Sankt Christoph am Arlberg, Austria
This 14th century refuge turned luxury hotel charms its guests with a modern, yet decidedly elegant atmosphere and signature Tyrolean hospitality. In its old days, the complex would offer a warm, safe place to sleep after crossing the dangerous...
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Cave Branch River, Belmopan, Belize
Cave tubing is one of the most popular adventure activities in Belize. Like so many things in the country, it is another chance to learn more about Maya culture. In Maya mythology, caves were the entrances to the underworld, known as Xibalba. A...
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4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City, UT 84098, USA
Though the Park City Farmers' Market at Canyons Resort runs Wednesdays (noon to 6 p.m.) June through October, fall offers the most prolific bounty, with native tomatoes and peaches topping the charts. Aside from amazing locally grown produce,...
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4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753, USA
Of all the accommodations in Maui’s tony Wailea resort community, the Fairmont Kea Lani may be the most family-friendly of the bunch. The 22-acre waterfront property’s 450 guest rooms are some of the biggest on the island—the...
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Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is an ideal escape for travelers looking to enjoy the best of Riviera Maya’s natural landscape without sacrificing luxury amenities. Just a 30-minute drive from the Cancun’s International Airport, the...
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1 Chome-31-1 Asamaonsen, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0303, Japan
At the new Kai Matsumoto inn, located in the historic town of Matsumoto in the Japanese Alps, the spa offers 13 different traditional Japanese bathing rituals in its eight baths. The alkaline water is drawn from nearby Asama Hot Springs, which...
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Sherpur, Khiljipur, Near Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
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Arriving at this insanely beautiful luxury wilderness camp located on the fringe of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is akin to time travel. 10 Mughal-style, air-conditioned (!), 6 ft high tents provide utterly breathtaking accommodations. They echo the...
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The Guanziling Hot Springs (關子嶺) are located in the foothills of the mountains of Taiwan, about 70 km northeast of Tainan City. These hot springs produce a fine, silty mud which is found in only three places in the world. It's said to be...
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Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047 Langkawi, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Kedah, Malaysia
Bon Ton is a collection of old Malaysian wooden huts and buildings with thatch roofs - incredible architecture. The huts are scattered around a long pool with a restaurant at one end. Other buildings serve as great places for a snack or drink. Our...
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455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Key Biscayne is a historically rich, tropical barrier island paradise. The Ritz-Calton is a favorite weekend spot for laid-back Floridians. It’s only 15 minutes south of South Beach but seems like a different world in attitude and ambience....
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1 Changde Rd, JingAnSi, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040
I booked this hotel online when I found out I was going to Shanghai, and it was everything its website promised and more. As soon as you enter you understand what they mean by Urban Resort, because even though it is a short hop from Nanjang Road...
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Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Sawah, Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553, Indonesia
The resort’s 36 limestone-clad suites were inspired by Borobudur, Java’s famous Buddhist sanctuary two miles away, and face the surrounding rice paddies. Don’t miss the Grain of Rice experience, which starts with a visit to...
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500 N Pendleton St, Middleburg, VA 20117, USA
Salamander Resort & Spa has one of the best equestrian facilities in the U.S. Horse lovers can book a stay in one of the hotel's 168 rooms, but the facilities are also open to the public. The 340-acre resort has a 22-stall stable and nine...
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28500 Overseas Hwy, Little Torch Key, FL 33042, USA
"Some of the world's finest cuisine can be experienced in the Palm Island resort’s Dining Room. Lead by Executive Chef Luis Pous and his culinary team have been recently recognized as the Best Hotel Dining in Florida and Number Three in the US by...
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100 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
For family-oriented skiing—plus tons of other outdoor winter activities—Northstar is a winner. The resort’s sprawling village features a 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink surrounded by fire pits and cabana bars; a...
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3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA
Aaah Sunrise...breathtaking room with a view from our room. Hmmm...welcome coffee.
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Jalan Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Trying yoga outdoors was one of the many reasons I wanted to attend the Surf Life Yoga Surf Retreat on Bali. Throughout the week we had daily outdoor yoga sessions, with a couple times attending classes at The Temple Lodge, a family-owned...
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Monte Nahuac Lote L, 63734 Higuera Blanca, Nay., Mexico
Check out the tub in my bathroom at the Imanta Resort, just outside of Punta Mita, Mexico. It's an amazing 12 room property on the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This tub was a boulder on the property and they built the suite around it....
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2960 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
When you visit Maui, stay at the Mana Kai in Kihei. It used to be a resort for pilots after their long hauls, now is a glorious respite for all. Traditionally, people gather on the beach at sunset and blow conch shells as soon as the sun touches...
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Santa Fe, Cebu, Philippines
Bantayan Island is a hidden gem, and is sometimes dubbed as the quieter version of the popular but more busy Boracay. It has the same fine white sands and clear light blue waters, minus the busy night parties of Boracay. A couple of friends and I...
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1505 17TH AVE SW, Kananaskis, AB T0L, Canada
Between Calgary and Banff you’ll find Kananaskis Country, a giant park in the foothills where in-the-know locals come with their skis and snowshoes to escape the city. There is one downhill ski area, Nakiska resort, as well as the Canmore Nordic...
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405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the brainchild of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. On arrival at Banff, the tourism visionary made the canny observation, "Since we can’t export the scenery, we'll...
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1309 Avenida Doctor Ashford, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
An alarm clock may wake you up, but windows overlooking azure waters and the prospect of a succulent breakfast will have you sprinting out of bed. After a day of tanning and swimming, simply walk up to your room in the Concha Resort in San Juan....
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1 Whitehorn Rd, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada
Lake Louise Ski Resort isn’t just the largest in the Canadian Rockies. With 4200 acres, it’s also one of the biggest in North America. Located smack-dab in the middle of Banff National Park, skiing in Lake Louise often seems equal parts sport and...
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118 Grace Bay Rd., Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
I was just in Turks and Caicos recently, and shot some work at Beaches Resort, part of Sandals. I must say I'm not big on all inclusive places but beaches was amazing for families and kids. beautiful, safe, organized with a ton of cool activities...
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400 Ave of the Champions, West Palm Beach, FL 33418, USA
The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is the ideal place for a golf and shopping vacation. It is situated in a pleasant year round climate, home to a PGA tour event, the Honda Classic, and boasts every amenity a guest could...
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25 km south of Polokwane on the N1 R101, Farm Hollands Drift, 0700, South Africa
I went to Polokwane for a wedding, which was hosted at the Ranch Nature Conservancy resort. Aside from the golf and relaxation, you can also go for a walk with lions! You get to hold their tails and also amazingly not get eaten by them! Haha ;)...
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Guatemala
During our stay at Francis Ford Coppola's small boutique resort, La Lancha, we had the pleasure of viewing howler monkeys right on the property. There were three different families of monkeys and they would swing in the canopies surrounding the...
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1255 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
For a quiet night out, try the Bambu Bar in the lobby of the Outrigger Guam Resort. The bar serves a nice mix of island-themed cocktails, while acoustic guitar and ukelele players strum in the background. Plus, there's free wi-fi.
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Jl. Raya Bunutan Amed Ababi Abang Karangasem Bali, Bunutan, Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
I went on a solo journey to experience Bali. The highlight by far was diving at the wreck site of the USS Liberty, a WWII cargo ship torpedoed and dragged up to shore. It now sits just below the waterline, covered in a rich tapestry of underwater...
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
Kona is beautiful and rugged and sweet and colorful and delicious... You feel like a speck in this vast land of volcanic rocks. The landscape is surreal, and oh so peaceful.
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14500 Continental Gateway Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Orlando offers a variety of family-friendly accommodations, from kid-centric hotels to luxury resorts that pamper adults and also cater to kids. At Disney resorts, nearly everything sports mouse ears—from pancakes, to golf holes, to power poles....
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61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050, USA
Most travelers head straight to Key West from Miami. Unlike Lot’s wife, there’s no turning back for many of them —it’s an arrow-straight drive down gorgeous Route 1, past clusters of islands and over the endless, graceful arcs of bridges down to...
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Durocher, Haiti
A bungalow-style resort in the island of Ile A Vache, off the coast of Haiti, Abaka Bay is slice of calm away from the mainland. It is both secluded and a bit exclusive, but the real beauty of this resort is, of course, the hope of increased...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
For an amazing three-day tropical escape from NYC, look no further than San Juan, PR. A clean, comfortable, and affordable option within striking distance of the airport (no car rental required) is the Marriott Isla Verde. Great long board/SUP...
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Al Qudra Road, Opposite Endurance City - Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Built in the style of a desert fortress near an endurance horseracing center 45 minutes from the city of Dubai, the family-friendly Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa wraps around an oasis and looks out over gently rolling sand dunes that guests...
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Tuamotus Islands, French Polynesia
Ninamu resort is the newest resort in Tikehau. The resort is the only establishment on the island and consists of just 6 bungalows, a common area, bar, restaurant,kitchen, boutique, and equipment room. Ninamu is the place to go if you really want...
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Dead Sea Road, 11180, Jordan
The Movenpick Resort is a great way to unwind after Petra and the Wadi Rum in Jordan. The dead sea is steps away and you can dip in the water, as well as use the fresh mud to smear over yourself before dipping in the sea.
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Loisium-Allee 2, 3550 Langenlois, Austria
This little town just a few miles away from the Wachau region and the Danube river is the perfect spot to celebrate all things about Austrian Wine. Some of Austria's most prominent winemakers are located here. Names like Loimer, Bruendelmayr,...
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Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
One of my absolute favourite places to be at is the Meritus Club Lounge at the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort in Langkawi. You have access to the lounge if you're staying at one of the suites or Club rooms. Breakfast and tea are served here and it...
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4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The resort, now called Scott Resort & Spa, is under new management.

FireSky Resort & Spa’s natural-meets-contemporary style is centered on the elements of earth, wind, water and fire. Its lobby, designed to look like a grander version...
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4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
Confusion. I think that’s what some people feel when they first lay eyes on the Montelucia Resort & Spa. With its ornate entryways and floral squares, the resort looks more like a charming European village than an Arizona resort. But, you know...
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Thôn 1,, Việt Hải, Cát Hải, Hải Phòng, Vietnam
We were over it. My husband and I stopped for a pizza (yes, a pizza in Vietnam) in Cat Ba Town. We needed a minute to rest and rejuvenate our brains after a long day of travel and it was only noon. It was time to decide if this quest for the...
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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Yasawa Island, Fiji
Getting to Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is most of the fun. I learned the runway sloped down, but was not aware it was made of grass! After a bumpy van ride you are delivered to an oasis in the middle of nowhere. This is the view of the beach near...
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The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P7, Canada
Back in the day, you used to ride up the chairlift to your favorite ski run gliding high above a twisting sort of riled rattlesnake track of concrete that squirmed through the woods below, riding a sort of modified go-kart in an activity that...
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21/4 Trung Street, Vĩnh Phú, Thuận An, Bình Dương, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City can be a daunting blur of motorbikes, aggressive vendors, and too much excellent food to choose from. A stay at the An Lam Saigon River hotel, just 15 minutes by speedboat from the city center, makes you feel like the cherished...
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163 Twin Lakes Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
The Mammoth Lakes Basin proves to be just as spectacular in the winter as in the summer, though it’s covered in snow. To best explore the area, head up to the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. More than 19 miles of groomed cross-country ski...
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Laucala Island, Fiji
Expect no less than over-the-top extravagance at Laucala, a resort island in Fiji with its own rental submarine. Bring friends: The island has 25 villas spread out over 4.6 square miles, with a rain forest, beaches, cliffs, a lagoon, and one of...
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144 Oyster Pond Road, St. Maarten, Sint Maarten
For a truly relaxing vacation, the beachfront Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten features everything you need right onsite: gamble in the casino, swim in the infinity-edge swimming pool, have a drink in the pool bar, dine at one of the...
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Nassau, The Bahamas
We all owe a big thanks to the popular Beach Boys song that always leaves us with a vision of tropical adventures. My first trip out of the states was an hour long plane ride to New Providence Island, where the capital city of Nassau lies....
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72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
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Peace, relaxation, beauty, and a tasty menu—the Beach Tree Bar is a fabulous place to watch the sun close out the day past the Pacific Ocean. With swaying palm trees and a large tree right on the beach, the casual lounge is perfect for pupus...
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Sandy Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica
I love the view from the top floor verandah in this incredible villa. It feels like paradise here and, in almost every way, is a shangri-la. Imagine walking downstairs after savoring this view and grabbing the most delicious mango ever from a...
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From the boardwalk or the beach, in bright light and even on gray days, Revel seems to shine. Atlantic City's newest resort and casino is a glass and steel behemoth devoted to entertaining its occupants. Yet it's more than entertaining, it's a...
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Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines
Discovering shells on the beach made me realize that I'm just another tiny puzzle piece in the universe.
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Xanterra Parks & Resorts furnishes horseback excursions that allow visitors an opportunity to see Yellowstone the way the first explorers did, though hunting and trapping your own meal is no longer necessary. Rides are available from Canyon,...
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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
There is no shortage of beaches in El Nido on the long island of Palawan, Philippines. While most are best accessed by boat or kayak, Las Cabanas Beach is reached on foot or tricycle (the Filipino motor-taxi or tuktuk). We had heard that the beach...
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North of the bridge, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Belize
The table in the foreground is part of the Ak'Bol café, where one can eat healthy food for good prices--lots of vegetarian food, smoothies, and coconut French toast. At the end of the pier is the location for yoga. I went on a Wednesday, which was...
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700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
This was a scene I won't forget for a long long time. The sky took every possible shade between pale yellow and dark purple in thirty minutes. We just stood there and watched in silence...
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78-6740 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
One of the more relaxing evenings away from home was spent at the Outrigger Hotel in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. I checked in with no problems and was even upgraded to a partial ocean view room! I had enough time to mosey on through...
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1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, USA
The first thing you notice at One Ocean is that the service is divine — from the valet to your personal docent who looks after your every need. You don’t have to park your car and make your way to a check-in line for a credit card exchange and...
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Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Kedah, 07000, MY-09, Malaysia
A trip to Langkawi typically means you're there for the nature, culture, and to unwind. After an active day of exploring, instead of indulging in a heavy meal or happy hour, re-energize with a massage. They offer all types of massage and have a...
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2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
Green Valley Ranch has a stunning oasis of a spa with its own parking lot so drop-ins can skip the casino. Its cozy fitness studio features enormous windows to allow in loads of natural light—the perfect setting for yoga and Pilates classes, and...
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Bonaire Estate, Marisule, Gros Islet 1, St Lucia
With its 26 suites, private beach, and two waterfront bars, Calabash Cove offers a boutique hotel alternative to the typical all-inclusive experience. Set a stone’s throw from the turquoise waves of Bonaire Bay, the sprawling,...
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Vail, CO 81657, USA
The top Ski runs to hit at Vail Game Creek Bowl- Dealer's Choice run Sun Up Bowl - get some untracked snow in the trees by Yonder and Over Yonder runs Blue Ox, Highline, Prima, Riva Ridge and Rogers Run - best runs on the front side Blue Sky Basin...
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West End Village, Meads Bay, 2640, Anguilla
My first experience with the Caribbean was in Anguilla. Now that I've begun exploring other Caribbean islands, I've realized one important thing: that experience spoiled me. My conception of the Caribbean was shaped by Anguilla's white sand...
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Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Perfect for families, this all-inclusive resort in Cancun's popular hotel zone is a AAA-Four Diamond Award-winner. Accommodations, dining, drinks, entertainment, and a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities are included in the...
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Calle Quinta Avenida s/n, Luis Donaldo Colosio, 77719 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
This Paradisus Resorts first adults-only resort debuted recently with 394 elegantly appointed suites including 120 Royal Service Suites, two of which are Royal Service Presidential Suites. The hotel’s 60 swim-up suites enhance privacy allowing...
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Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Sprawling impressively along the soft shores of Cancun, this luxurious all-inclusive resort has been a consistent AAA Four Diamond Award winner since 2006. Located 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport, the elegant oasis features four...
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When most think of the Dead Sea they think of Israel, but remember you can visit it in Jordan too. We hired a driver to take us to an area where locals go. We were able to rinse off in a nearby stream and we didn't have to pay a fee. Floating and...
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Abu Dhabi Golf Club - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Dune bashing, as it is called in the UAE, is when you go off-roading in SUV on sand. To make the ride really exhilarating, the drivers go into blind drops down the side of a dune then expertly allow the vehicle to slide down the face of the dune...
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Dragonara Road St. Julian's MT STJ, 3143, St Julian's, Malta
Quadro is one of the most popular restaurants in Malta. It's perfect for an elegant night out; the venue is open and airy with gorgeous views of the sea. The fresh, Mediterranean, seafood-centric fare changes as often as the the tide.
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Americas
Wonderful place to relax with my family and be inspired by nature and the outdoors after a full week of meeting and problem solving. Here there was nothing to solve, no deadlines or set agenda.
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28/8 Moo 4, Sakoo, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand
Choose from multiple restaurants on the beach and drink/eat the best Thai and Seafood you will ever have and it is cheap! It was right down the street from our awesome hotel Andaman which had its only private beach and was super reasonable! Eat...
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1.5 km northwest from Arenal Dam, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Lost Iguana is a resort that sits in a rainforest where each room has a view of Arenal Volcano. There are trails through the jungle that lead you to the pool area which has two pools: one is cool, one hot. There is a swim up bar where food is also...
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The Turnberry isle Resort Golf Club is known as one of the best golf facilities in the country. The facility includes two courses include courses: Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Turnberry Isle Miami’s 18-hole championship courses – The...
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Cayman Islands
One of my favorite highlights from a recent visit to Grand Cayman was watching the Sunset at The Reef Resort. Located on Grand Cayman's quieter East End, the resort is a tranquil and casual escape, just minutes from some of the island's best...
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Kawasan Pariwisata, BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
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Of course we got the giggles, but what a wonderfully relaxing day we spent at the Westin, lolling around in a cabana, reading and enjoying massages. It was the perfect antidote after several hectic days of sightseeing. We just loved how nice the...
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Hon Lan, Tan Thanh commune, Ham Thuan Nam District, Bình Thuận 000000, Vietnam
After spending a few chaotic days in HCM, my wife and I were looking forward to our beach side retreat in Phan Thiet. The resort was some 4 hours away but once we got there we knew we made a good decision. Although we like to explore and sample...
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There are no bugs. Weather is perfect and the water is glassy. The sweet scent of flowers and the lilting of birds are everywhere. When I go horseback riding on the beach in the late afternoon, the sun casts long shadows on the sand. Mussel shells...
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BP 680, Uturoa Raiatea 98735, French Polynesia
The Raiatea Lodge Hotel located on the island of Raiatea is one of French Polynesia's only 3-star hotels (most are budget pensions or luxury resorts). Guests can enjoy comfortable and stylish accommodations in an intimate boutique hotel that...
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1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
Breckenridge, Colorado, is only a 90-minute drive from Denver and has some of the best learning slopes in the country. I came here with my 6-year-old daughter to go to ski school during our Thanksgiving break. The long, easy, groomed, gentle...
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Ko Mak, Ko Kut District, Trat, Thailand
We anchored off Ko Mak for the night and the next day group I was with rented scooters while I decided to spend the morning kayaking, having a massage on the beach, swimming, and relaxing on deck with the boat to myself. Ko Mak is beautifully...
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34843 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA
When a friend suggested that we begin our wine tasting journey through Temecula at the South Coast Winery, I had no idea that we would also be dining in its award-winning restaurant, the Vineyard Rose. My crunchy grilled-cheese sandwich stuffed...
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2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Smack in the middle of Waikiki’s perennial party, the Moana Surfrider has elegant old bones and the bustle of a big-city hotel. On any given day, the Victorian-era lobby is full of young Japanese brides and grooms, trailed by their...
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400 E Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
Just an everyday (stunning, short and strenuous) hike up High School Butte, as it's called by locals. Snow King is in the distance, along with all of Jackson proper.
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Interior Of Finca Filadelfia, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Fila coffee tours out of Antigua gives you an informative tour on how coffee is grown, picked, cultivated, roasted and ends up in your cup. Highly informative for coffee lovers
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101 Montelago Blvd, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
Paddle to the Core has introduced Lake Las Vegas (via Westin's beach) to the Hollywood hit workout, standup paddle boarding (SUP). Owner Kathy Holesapple tirelessly creates new ways to get new (sign up for a beginner lesson) and avid...
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John F Kennedy Boulevard Bay, Curacao, Curaçao
The Curacao Marriott is currently closed for renovations. It is slated to reopen in late 2018.

The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort may be one of the best located hotels I’ve ever been to. Situated on a private beach in Piscadera Bay, the...
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No. 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, Tees January Road Area, Motilal Nehru Marg Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
Claridges seamlessly blends historic charm, contemporary facilities and stellar hospitality. The hotel has a prime location in central Delhi near diplomatic missions, markets, and historic sites, including India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. There...
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Kasem Mai 3 Alley, Tambon Nong Han, Amphoe San Sai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50290, Thailand
Recently stayed at this brand new resort just North of Chiang Mai. The resort is set in a teak forest - ideal for relaxing on the grounds. It is also well located for excursions to many of the sights in and around Chiang Mai. The resort facilities...
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8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance, UT 84604, USA
Robert Redford has successfully conserved Sundance as a beautiful and serene place for everyone around the world to enjoy. Tips- Eat: Foundry Grill Stay: Sundance Resort Do: Hike the trails (range from Easy/leisurely to Intense all day hikes),...
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Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 7 Mz 10, Punta Ballena, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, sits on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, offering guests exceptional views of the Sea of Cortéz. Each of the hotel’s 57 rooms faces the sea and Esperanza’s private beach but also...
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1015 Glades Dr, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
DO make a bucket list for yourself. DO check things off that list and add new ones when you find them. DO travel alone - sometimes that is the best way to meet people. DO take lots of photos. And absolutely DO things that scare you. This past...
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One Casino Drive, Suite 12, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
My sister freaked out when she heard that Kenny Chesney would be playing a special concert at the Atlantis Resort on Memorial Day weekend last year. She begged me to go, and with neither of us having been to the Bahamas, it was an absolutely...
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Calle Quinta Avenida s/n, Luis Donaldo Colosio, 77719 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
One of the newest luxury resorts to open on the Riviera Maya, this luxurious all-inclusive resort houses 512 luxury suites, including 56 swim-up suites, 122 Family Concierge suites and two Presidential suites, allowing for two and three-bedroom...
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Barnes Bay, West End 2640, Anguilla
While Four Seasons might have spruced up the property slightly when it took over management from Viceroy in 2016, the original clean lines and sharp angles of WATG's midcentury modern architecture coupled with Kelly Wearstler’s...
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1 Kayenta Rd, Canyon Point, UT 84741, USA
Set within a postcard-perfect corner of southern Utah and surrounded by national parks, the 600-acre Amangiri is tucked away in a protected valley among the canyons, flat-topped mesas, and desert landscapes of the Grand Circle. The resort’s...
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Cusco, Peru
The route to Machu Picchu has gotten smoother, thanks to two hotels outside Cuzco. Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness resort is built on a 17th century hacienda and has one of Peru’s largest spas. Treatments feature coca leaves and camu...
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Val Des Pitons Forbidden Beach La Baie de Silence, St Lucia
For a taste of Miami by way of St. Lucia, look no further than Sugar Beach. Set on a white-sand crescent between the Piton mountains—within a 100-acre former sugar plantation studded with shady palm trees—the resort’s...