luxury beach resorts Archive

Summer Resort Deals in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

High season is in full swing in the Riviera Maya beach region of Mexico right now, in March as I write this. The weather is nasty in much of the USA and Canada and many vacationers are rushing to trade in snow shovels for flip-flops. This generally continues through Spring Break season, then as sure [&hellip

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The Last of 4 Mayakoba Resorts – Andaz Riviera Maya

The Mayakoba complex north of Playa del Carmen is one of those ambitious master plans that required a lot of guts and long-term vision. Spanish investors started buying the land in the 1980s, applied for permits in the 1990s, and finally opened the first hotel there (Fairmont Mayakoba) in 2006. Now the project has finally [&hellip

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An Original Luxury All-Inclusive Turns 20: Royal Hideaway Playacar

I remember the first time I read an article about a “luxury all-inclusive” resort. It was long before we launched Luxury Latin America, back when most travel information came from vessels holding ink on glossy paper that were mailed to your house. The writer was talking about a new resort near Playa del Carmen in [&hellip

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Formal Glamour by the Beach: Ritz-Carlton Cancun Resort

While lots of new kids on the block have sprung up since we launched Luxury Latin America about a decade ago, the grandpa resort of Cancun is still going strong. Defying all current trends with its 19th-century furniture reproductions and gilded oil paintings on the wall, it continues to embrace its position as the calmer, [&hellip

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What Winter Looks Like in Belize

Does that photo of Belize above make you dream of summer days at the beach? Well that’s not summer in Placencia. It’s how things look right now, and all through what’s winter in North America. The weather outside is frightful in some parts of the USA and Canada as we welcome the first day of [&hellip

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A Destination Wedding on the Caribbean Beach in Mexico

Do you dream of a destination wedding on the beach, looking out at blue water, for yourself or your grown-up child? Is that thought followed by anxiety about making the arrangements? Belmond Maroma Resort on the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico has you covered. They are trying hard to take the stress out of planning a [&hellip

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