luxury beach resorts Archive

Take a Tour of Hopkins Bay Resort in Belize

At Hopkins Bay Resort in Belize, you get your beautiful stretch of beach with lounge chairs and two swimming pools, but you also get to be in a real town instead of a place filled with other tourists. The town of Hopkins is a Garifuna settlement with a few hotels, rather than a hotel settlement [&hellip

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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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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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