Archive | September, 2013

Best Hotels in Riviera Maya

Rosewood Mayakoba

We are heading to Riviera Maya, Mexico for ILTM Americas – a fantastic luxury travel trade show – but where are the best hotels in Riviera Maya?? This is one of my favorite vacation spots and with so many wonderful hotels to choose from, a breakdown of the best of the best could be helpful for anyone trying to extend their summer or heat up their winter!

Banyan Tree Mayakoba – this is the go to choice for anyone who wants privacy and tranquility.  Each room is a villa with a private pool and huge outdoor area.  You never have to leave your room if you don’t want to.  You can even have all your meals delivered to your private outdoor dining area.  A totally zen experience.

Maroma – this is all about the beach! The rooms are simple but elegant and everything is close to the sea and sand. For an authentic Mexican experience with a true sense of place this is the place to be.

Viceroy – this all villa eco-resort is barefoot luxury at its finest.  But you will be close to nature so if the sounds of the jungle are not your thing, this might not be the right choice for you.

Rosewood Mayakoba – this is the place to be if you want to see and be seen.  If you are looking for more of a sophisticated glam vibe with some fun nightlife and gorgeous accommodations you will love it here.

Grand Velas – this is a 5 star all-inclusive.  All rooms are suites and the food is delicious – great for families or couples.

Viceroy Riviera Maya

 

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Secluded Luxury in St. Lucia at the Viceroy Sugar Beach

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If you want a secluded luxury experience, look no further than the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia. I just got back from the most fantastic trip there.  I have never been to the island before and the first thing that struck me as my taxi drove out of the airport is how GREEN it is! St. Lucia is so incredibly lush and gorgeous. Over 65% of the country is undisturbed rain forest – and it grows all the way to the beach.

The Viceroy Sugar Beach is a collection of villas scattered in the hills overlooking the famous Pitons and the amazingly clear Caribbean Sea. You can hike, snorkel, see a volcano and swim in a waterfall all within 10 minute of the resort.  Or you can do absolutely nothing and just enjoy your private pool or the gorgeous beach and the larger resort pool.  I snorkeled off the beach and saw a school of barracuda and countless colorful fish. Then took about 10 steps and had a rose at the beach bar. What could be better??

But what really blew me away was the service.  The taxi from the airport took me right to my villa where my butler was waiting with drinks.  I didn’t see the reception area my entire stay! You just ask your butler to call for a buggy when you want to head to the beach, pool, restaurant or anywhere else you can imagine.  And within minutes you have a private driver zipping you away. The whole staff knew my name and my son’s name and they even took toys from the kids club for him to play with on the beach.

The resort was filled with honeymooners – and I can understand why – it so beautiful and romantic, it really is the perfect place for not only a honeymoon, but a babymoon as well!

Check out our  wonderful babymoon package – this is the ideal way to relax before welcoming a little one….Stay in a luxury villa and receive:

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Candlelit Dinner
  • Two Breakfasts in Bed
  • Couples Spa Treatment

Whether you are a couple or family, this resort will make anyone feel at home, and you will never want to leave!

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Esperanza Resort Gets Personal!

LA PALAPA

The Infinity Pool at Esperanza Resort

I love when hotels go the extra mile to make sure I (or any of our clients!) are happy.
As I am getting ready for my trip to Cabo San Lucas next week, just got the sweetest email from Esperanza ResortNarciso, the concierge that will be assisting me during my stay just added his personal touch by customizing my amenities before my arrival.  He requested I send my flight information, robe and sandal sizes and inquired if we have any food allergies to make sure our stay is perfect.  We are certainly feeling pampered already!

Virtuoso Rate for 2013 Includes:

• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• $100 USD Resort Credit
• Gourmet homemade chocolates delivered on 2nd night!

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New Look at La Samanna

Check out the new look at La Samana!  The best hotel in St. Martin has gone through an incredible renovation.  All of the rooms and common areas have been completely redone and the result is absolutely beautiful.  The hotel is now light and bright and has a modern and airy feel. They even have a new chef and the food is better than ever. But most importantly, the best feature of all – the pristine beach – is still as fantastic as it has always been.

To celebrate all of these amazing upgrades La Samanna is offering $150 resort credit for every night you stay. This is a wonderful deal – get a massage every day!! Plus you can combine this with the Virtuoso amenities which include:La-Samanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

• Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• A complimentary lunch for two people once during stay
• For stays of 5 nights or more: One day luxury car rental
• Fruit basket in the room

Come see this NEW island paradise today!

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