Spas Archive

Where to Find Luxury in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and “luxury travel” haven’t been in the same sentence much until the last decade or so and only after the opening of Mukul Beach & Spa Resort did the country really get on the upscale travel agents’ radar. On the plus side, it means your decision-making is not all that difficult when deciding where […]

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Their List, Our Reviews: World Travel Awards

The annual World Travel Awards for Latin America took place recently in Lima and a lot of properties we’ve highlighted were among the winners. Like any contest where people go online to vote—and the nominees beg and plead for weeks to sway the outcome—there’s a lot of ballot stuffing determining the winners. Whoever has the […]

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Pikaia Lodge: a Reason to Stay on Land in the Galapagos

For a lot of good reasons, most visitors who come to the Galapagos Islands spend five to ten nights on a ship. Pikaia Lodge, opened in late 2014, is the first property luxurious enough to give visitors a reason to have a land base instead. It’s a good option for those who have problems sleeping […]

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Barber & Blade Experience at One&Only Palmilla

Any male interested in spa services at a resort could usually be forgiven for asking, “Hey what about us?” I’ve seen spa menus that went on for 20 pages, then had three lines of offerings for men at the end. Granted, most of the customers booking hours of treatments at the typical spa are women, […]

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Las Ventanas in Los Cabos After the Revamp

In late 2014, that gorgeous Las Ventanas al Paraiso suite you see above was a complete wreck. After hurricane Odile ripped through, nearly everything not made of concrete or porcelain needed to be replaced. The resort shut down for more than half a year while owners waited on insurance money and crews got to work […]

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Indura Beach and Golf Resort: Tops in Central America

If you asked me to name off the top luxury beach resorts in Central America, one of the best would be in…Honduras? Although it might seem far-fetched until you visit it, Indura Resort near Tela ranks up there with the best of them, showing off terrific rooms (all spacious junior suites), attentive service, and far […]

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