Spas Archive

Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda [...]

Sleek Nizuc Resort on the Edge of Cancun

After a bit of a lull in new hotel openings on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a few new projects have opened in the past year. The latest and greatest is the sleek Nizuc Resort & Spa that’s a quick hop from the Cancun airport. This place was a while in the making, changing hands [...]

Rio Sagrado Belmond Hotel in Peru’s Sacred Valley

If you remember hearing about a hotel in Peru called Rio Sagrado but that “Belmond” part is a mystery, that’s because this Sacred Valley resort just got a slight name change. The famous Orient-Express company has rebranded itself and is going with Belmond. It’s really just a new logo on the letterhead. In Peru the [...]

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 [...]