Extravagance Archive

The Evolving Luxury Real Estate Scene in Panama City, Panama

When we first published a luxury real estate article on Panama City a decade ago, what was then called Trump Ocean Club was the slick new game in town and the market was getting flooded with buyers from Argentina, Brazil, and especially Venezuela who were looking for a stable place to put their money. Meanwhile, [&hellip

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The Suite Life on the Riviera Maya Coast of Mexico

There’s a good reason Mexico gets so many luxury travelers drawn to its coasts: the country has more luxury beach resorts than any other country in North America—including the USA. You can quickly get to the Riviera Maya region of the Yucatan Peninsula from the east coast or Midwest of the USA. Leave your home [&hellip

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The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There’s a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, [&hellip

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The Hacienda Hotel Re-imagined: Chable Resort & Spa Outside Merida

Hacienda hotels in the Yucatan state of Mexico have normally followed a similar playbook, but Chablé Resort & Spa is a bold new addition that embraces modern design in the guest quarters. It’s not that Chablé has ignored the roots of its location in the land where sisal fiber production once created an empire built on [&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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A Private Yacht Tour Around the Islands of Belize

Some destinations seem tailor made for a private yacht tour where you sail around warm waters with your own crew. Belize is definitely one of those, with a stretch of the world’s second-longest coral reef and lots of islands to explore scattered off the coast from north to south. In terms of logistics, you can’t [&hellip

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