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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Atemporal New Artistic Boutique Hotel in Miraflores, Lima

Things are looking up in Peru’s capital and we’re happy to see another luxe boutique hotel open: Atemporal. Lima, Peru has long been just a stopover for most visitors as they spend a night on the way in or out to other parts of Peru. As the culinary scene keeps getting hotter and the best […]

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Scoping Out the Mayakoba Complex in Caribbean Mexico

At one spot in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, near Playa del Carmen, there’s a luxury hotel and golf complex that has three top resorts, a PGA championship golf course, and a gorgeous beach. This would be Mayakoba, where there is also a common “El Pueblito” area that has a wedding chapel. a cooking school, […]

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An Artistic Boutique Beach Resort in Costa Rica: El Mangroove

There are a lot of fantastic places to stay in Costa Rica, but if you’re looking for something modern and stylish, you’ll be narrowing your options down to a very short list. The relatively new Mangroove Resort in the Guanacaste region up north defies the rustic jungle lodge look and is one of the most […]

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