New Hotels Archive

Yemaya Upscale Yoga Retreat on Little Corn Island

When we arrived at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island, it reminded me of my younger backpacker days roaming around the islands of Thailand and Indonesia. An unspoiled coast with natural beaches, little cottages tucked away behind the coconut palms. No big resort complex with sprawling concrete structures, just some unobtrusive [...]

New Andaz Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Andaz brand from Hyatt is meant to be luxury with a playfulness, upscale but fun, well-equipped but laid-back. Their foray into Latin America is a good start, with the new Andaz Papagayo Peninsula Resort in northern Costa Rica getting high marks from our reviewer who was just there. The Papagayo Peninsula is an upscale [...]

New Vines of Mendoza Luxury Wine Lodge in Argentina

A few years back I did a popular post on the best wine lodges around Mendoza and it was a pretty short list. I need to update it. After a few years of big announcements and building, we’ve got a lot of new things to talk about in Argentina. The long-awaited Vines of Mendoza is [...]

Mukul Luxury Resort Review and Video Tour

We’ve been raving a lot on here and our Facebook page about Mukul Beach Resort & Spa in southern Nicaragua. Despite just opening fully late last year, it’s in a league of its own. The only resort you can really compare it to in Central America is Four Seasons Costa Rica (who they share an [...]

All-inclusive Luxury in Cancun at Secrets The Vine

Secrets The Vine in the Cancun hotel zone is a welcome, adults-only resort that really manages to deliver high-end service for one set price. Yeah, we know: you hear the phrase “all-inclusive” and you picture annoying wrist bands, buffet restaurants, keeping track of towels, and ponying up extra money for internet access. The Secrets chain [...]