luxury beach resorts Archive

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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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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Hopkins Bay Beach Resort on the Sandy Coast of Belize

It’s not always easy to find a sandy mainland beach in Belize, or to stay close to a real Garifuna village. At Hopkins Bay Resort you get both though, in a secluded area halfway down the coast. Located in the Stann Creek district between Dangriga and Placencia, it sits by a small village populated by [&hellip

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Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much [&hellip

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Los Cabos Goes Modern at The Cape Hotel

If your hotel tastes run to the sleek and modern, The Cape is your spot in Cabo San Lucas. In a region teeming with luxury hotels that evoke a strong sense of place, there would seem to be room for one that takes a different approach, going glam and contemporary instead. More rock band than [&hellip

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