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Every Guest Deserves a Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

At some beach resorts the room choices are limited to studio units and suites. At Banyan Tree Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya the question is, “How big will your villa be?” The only room category that doesn’t have “villa” in its title at this luxury Mexico resort is the Three-bedroom Family Residence. As you’d expect, [&hellip

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Checking out Belize Ocean Club in Placencia

While Ambergris Caye wins the volume award for tourists in Belize, Placencia has emerged as the best luxury travel destination and we’ve got a new review posted of Belize Ocean Club. Opened in 2013 and now really hitting its stride, Belize Ocean Club is a resort situated on one of the thinnest sections of the [&hellip

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The Best Hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We’ve long had reviews of the two best upscale hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was time for an update though as both have gone through some renovations, plus there’s a third one on the way that’s going to be the clear top luxury choice when it opens in early 2017. Guayaquil is kind of a [&hellip

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Your Private Island Resort in Belize: Thatch Caye

If you want a romantic overwater bungalow vacation but don’t want to spend 16 hours in a plane to do it, we’ve got the answer: Thatch Caye Resort on a small private island in Belize. You can get to Belize without much effort from much of the USA and Canada, then you just hop a [&hellip

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Chabil Mar Villas Beach Resort Turns 12

In the hotel industry there’s a lot of turmoil and turnover all the time, but Chabil Mar Villas in Belize is getting ready to mark its 12th year in Placencia, Belize. We’re getting ready to change one resort’s name for the third time in three years in our review and it’s hard to keep up [&hellip

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Where Luxury All-Inclusive is a Reality in Mexico

Many upscale travelers cling to the idea that “luxury resort” and “all-inclusive” are mutually exclusive. When they hear “luxury all-inclusive resort” they think of buffet lines, sappy entertainment, some cheerleader with a mic by the pool, and rowdy kids accompanying loud drunken parents. Granted, there are plenty of hotels like that in the Cancun area [&hellip

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