The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a slice of luxurious, tranquil jungle paradise set right on the Caribbean Sea. Every step of the way — from the check-in process, to the endless pampering, to the most luxurious villa we have ever had the privilege to enjoy — the Viceroy is in a class of its own. After staying here, it’s no wonder it’s been ranked the second best resort in Mexico and top 100 in the world by Conde Nast.
Located roughly 30-60 minutes away from the airport (depending on traffic), and a good 10-15 minutes from Panama City (again, depending on traffic), the Westin Playa Bonita is a slice of tropical paradise! Upon entering the hotel’s massive lobby, you’re greeted with drinks, ocean views and a warm hospitality only found in this type of property. The resort features 3 infinity-edge pools, 6 restaurants, the Sensory Spa by Clarins, and business travelers can take advantage of over 20 meeting spaces.
Splattered in the Indian Ocean on the peacock blue clear water are motus of varying sizes (a motu is a reef islet – like a very small island) hosting beach resorts with assorted accommodations and amenities. The Maldives, as they are affectionately known, play host to jet setters and beach lovers from around the world.
Club Med Kani beach
The most popular and yearned for overwater bungalows and suites perch on the water with privacy and even personal plunge pools, in
I was able to travel to Honolulu the first part of October and spend six nights at the beautiful Halekulani. What a wonderful hotel. The experience staying at this property is really special. I couldn’t wait to get back to my room every night to see what note and small gift had been left on my bed with the turndown service. With a little over 400 rooms and suites and a staff of over 800 employees, the service was impeccable.
I just got back from Jamaica where I spent five nights touring the Sandals and Beaches properties in Ocho Rios, Negril, Montego Bay and Whitehouse. The weather forecast was for rain everyday, but we only experienced a few drops one evening. In general, the weather was warm and humid, but really delightful – especially around the pool and ocean.
The pool area at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
I stayed at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (adults only) for three nights, where
I recently had the opportunity to chat with the representative for some fabulous lodges in Chile, and it made me want to share what I have learned. Staying true to my specialty, I am concentrating on a few in the southern hemisphere.
In Chile, the Explora Lodges are nothing short of breathtaking. Explora owns and operates hotels and travesias in six remote areas of South America. Travesías are nomadic journeys in which you drive across remote territories, blurring borders and accessing
The Terrace Cafe
I just got back from a cruise with Voyages to Antiquity on their ship, the Aegean Odyssey, which holds an average of 350 passengers. This was a dream come true for me because I’ve been following this cruise line since it’s inception back in 2010, as it fits into my ancient civilizations/archaeological fascination, flows well with any religious travels, and goes along with my Destination Specialist certifications for Southern Europe, Spain, and European Culture & Heritage.
Ever since I first heard about Un-Cruise Adventures, (one of my esteemed Virtuoso suppliers) I knew it was something that I had to experience. It became front and center on my bucket list for active adventure cruising. As a wellness travel advisor and because I am a bona fide travel info junky, I immediately enrolled in the coursework to become an Un-Cruise Adventures Certified Adventurist. My sense of intrigue and desire deepened as I delved into learning about this style of adventure cruising that ventured along the shores of Alaska, the coasts of Costa
Here we are in mid-April. At about this time of the year, I start realllllly looking forward to my summer vacay. Who’s with me? Anyone nodding their head should visit our Alabama office’s Instagram account and enter to win the Beach Bundle Giveaway!
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When you need to slow down and de-stress, it is time for a relaxation vacation at the Dominican Republic’s Zoetry Agua Punta Cana. This rejuvenating resort will artfully fulfill your need for serenity in a luxury nirvana offering unparalleled tropical beauty nestled on a stunning white sand beach. During my visit, this amazing wellness resort resonated deeply within my soul and offered me a Zen-like sanctuary where peacefulness filled my days and mind.
Zoetry swim-up suites
As I first entered the resort lobby,