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Kimpton Seafire | Grand Cayman
A small, culturally-diverse island with big culinary offerings, Grand Cayman attracts foodies, watersport enthusiasts, and sealife adventurers alike. Considered the culinary capital of the Caribbean, this breathtaking getaway offers numerous opportunities to experience a wealth of flavors, whether at one of the three resort dining destinations or world-class restaurants in town.
As Kimpton’s first international resort, the 266-room beachfront Seafire Resort and Spa delivers fun and relaxation for couples or the whole family–complete with breathtaking panoramic views of a cerulean sea. The Seafire offers a wide range of activities, from scuba diving with the resort chefs to catch lobster to beachfront yoga and fitness classes. If you need to destress and unwind, look no further. With seven treatment rooms and a signature plunge pool, the Seafire spa was deemed “Best Spa in the Caribbean” at the Global Spa & Wellness Awards in 2017. And if you’re needing some time alone as a couple, Camp Seafire features thoughtfully planned programs for ages 4 to 8 and 9 to 12. Resort Highlights:
A beach kiosk offering unlimited use of snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, kayaks, and mini catamarans.
Executive chef Massimo De Francesca’s sleek but airy restaurant Ave features Mediterranean-inspired dishes with locally-sourced ingredients.
Jade Mountain | St. Lucia
The perfect romantic destination for honeymooners and anniversary trips, Jade Mountain, St. Lucia is world renowned for its stunning architecture. That’s because owner and designer Nick Troubetzkoy intentionally built the resort to be in harmony with nature. It’s seductively nestled in a dense rainforest with breathtaking panoramic views of the jagged volcanic peaks of the Piton mountains and the shimmering Caribbean bay. Individual bridges lead to open air “sanctuary” guest rooms, featuring pristine infinity pools, high ceilings, and a 4th wall open to the views without compromising your privacy.
The resort’s friendly and round-the-clock room service and housekeeping staff are there to tend to your every need. From birdwatching to scuba diving, cooking school to chocolate tours, there’s no shortage of blissful and exciting activities at your fingertips. St. Lucia offers a little bit of everything, and is an excellent spot for a maiden voyage to the Caribbean. Resort Highlights:
Jade Mountain intentionally excludes televisions, radio, and telephones from their sanctuary rooms and limits cell phone use in public areas to allow for a digital detox experience for all guests.
The resort has its own local organic farm, where they grow their own produce and cocoa beans used in their restaurants and chocolate brand.
Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain while all of sister resort Anse Chastanet’s restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities are just minutes away.
Como Parrot Cay | Turks
If you’re looking to completely unwind in a tranquil setting away from more touristic sites, Como Parrot Cay luxury resort will be right up your alley. Set on its own private island 35 minutes by boat from Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos, the five-star resort offers secluded rooms, suites, villas, and even private homes that are all a short walk from blissful and unspoiled beaches. Filled with bright rooms and fresh spaces, the resort offers world-class service, from holistic therapies at the Shambhala spa to mouth-watering cuisine at the Lotus restaurant.
With Play by COMO Space, younger family members will have their fill of fun-in-the-sun activities while mom and dad can explore and connect one-on-one. The friendly resort staff consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that nothing is overlooked when it comes to first-class luxury service. Resort Highlights:
From yoga and tennis to meditation and pilates, the Shambhala Spa features a wide range of offerings to nourish mind, body, and spirit.
Instead of cars, pollution, and streetlights, Parrot Cay is rich in hidden coves, pristine beaches and reefs.
The Lotus restaurant features some of the most varied dining in the Turks and Caicos. Menus draw from the Caribbean’s rich seafood larder with an emphasis on fresh, local, and organic.
Andaz | Guanacaste
One of the two beach resorts on Peninsula Papagayo, the Andaz is the first Hyatt property in Latin America. The chic hotel blends modern and organic aesthetics in a unique and focused way, thanks to the work of visionary Costa Rican architect Ronald Zürcher. With floor to ceiling windows, each room has feeling of privacy and gives you the sense that you’re one with nature, from regular howler monkey sightings in the surrounding flora to panoramic views of Culebra Bay. A river stone rain shower opens out to a bird’s nest-inspired balcony in all rooms, and suites offer a deep soaking tub, plunge pool or both.
Whether using the 24-hour gym with steam room, taking a mixology or barista class with masterful local teachers, or lounging on one of the three surrounding beaches, the Andaz has something for everyone. And with countless opportunities beyond the resort–from horseback riding and ziplining to volcano tours and hiking trails, you’ll come away with lasting memories for a lifetime. Resort Highlights:
From fresh and flavorful mango and avocado salads and plantains at Rio Bhongo to delectable tapas plates at Chao Pescao, the Andaz offers a wide range of culinary options at four restaurants.
This kid-friendly resort offers the Cambi kids club and multiple pools, including an adults-only pool for those seeking a more tranquil kid-free setting.
In addition to being greeted by a friendly and welcoming staff, all guests receive a complimentary welcome massage, drink, and cold towel upon arrival.
Four Seasons | Guanacaste
It’s no surprise that the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is the only Forbes five-star luxury resort in Central and South America. With a $35 million renovation in 2018, the 176-room resort clearly defines the perfect balance of luxury and nature. With spacious terraces, guests can effortlessly take in the stunning and scenic natural landscape of Costa Rica and the Papagayo Peninsula from the comfort of their rooms.
Whether enjoying a private romantic meal on the beach or connecting with family members at a refined open-air eatery, the Four Seasons’ airy and elegant dining options feature numerous farm- and -sea-to-table dishes. From fitness classes to an 18-hole golf course, there’s no shortage of both relaxing and engaging activities on-site. Or, for more adventurous individuals and families, sign up for surfing classes or stargaze from one of the top locations in the world. There’s no doubt you’ll go home feeling rejuvenated and full of memories and experiences unlike any other. Resort Highlights:
The resort offers access to two separate beaches: one is more family-oriented, with non-motorized water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking. The other is made for relaxation, with dozens of loungers and cabanas spread across the soft sand.
Enjoy everything from a volcanic purification ritual to a bamboo massage or mango sugar scrub at the resort spa.
Whether visiting a school or spending the day with a Costa Rican family, guests can engage with locals and do something good for the local community with the resort’s social responsibility program.
Grand Wailea Waldorf | Maui
Easygoing and bursting with fun, the 800-room Grand Wailea by Waldorf Astoria is located on a beautiful stretch of the south Maui coastline. A terrific option for families or travelers of all ages, this resort’s beachfront location features various pools and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Lanai island. Complete with waterslides, rapids, a rope swing, swim-up bar, and nine individual pools on six different levels, the Wailea Canyon activity pool will keep kids and adults entertained for hours on end. For those seeking a more low key and romantic experience, you’ll have the adults-only Hibiscus Pool as an option as well. In the evening, perhaps opt for the Grand Luau at Honua’ula complete Hawaiian lawn games, Hula lessons, and a traditional luau feast. Top off the night with entertainment at the Botero Lounge, featuring refreshing cocktails amidst Hawaii’s largest collection of art.
With expansive hotel grounds full of flowering Hawaiian trees, at the Grand Wailea, you’ll find everything from an extensive shopping mall to a diverse array of culinary destinations. Whether eating seasonal Polynesian and Hawaiian cuisine at Humuhumu or enjoying panoramic Pacific Ocean views at the Grand Dining Room Maui’s breakfast buffet, your palate will always be satisfied. When you’re ready to adventure outside of the resort, the concierge is just a text away and ready to coordinate everything from island helicopter tours to snorkeling trips to Molokini Crater. Resort Highlights:
Grand Wailea activity partner Aqualani offers daily kayak, paddleboard, and aqua glider tours or rentals. Or join a professional instructor in the only resort-designated SCUBA training pool in Hawaii. From there, you can take your pick for one of four ocean dives tailored to novice or certified divers.
With 40 treatment rooms, the Spa Grande at Grand Wailea is the largest spa in Hawaii, and has been voted one of the “Top 10 Spas in the United States” by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines.
From Camp Grand to The Spot, a teen hangout, your kids will have more than enough opportunities to engage in fun activities and make new friends–giving the adults time for adventures of their own.
Four Seasons | Maui
Located on 15 beautiful oceanfront acres in Wailea, Hawaii’s most exclusive resort enclave, the Four Seasons Resort Maui offers 376 spacious rooms and suites that make a modern and contemporary impression. A place to both see and be seen or relax in private and luxurious surroundings, it includes three championship golf courses, high-end shopping, a serene spa, and a gorgeous two-mile beach walk that runs along the ocean. With soft linens and a calming color scheme, rooms and suites have luxurious marble bathrooms, refrigerated mini-bars customized to your preferences, and private lanais overlooking captivating landscaped grounds and ocean views. The resort also actively embraces the beauty and tradition of Hawaiian culture at every turn, it’s not uncommon to see hula dancers performing to alongside live Hawaiian music during sunset in the lobby.
Whether you want to spend the day by the adults-only infinity pool or embark on a one-of-a-kind photography tour with nationally acclaimed fine art photographer Daniel Sullivan, the Four Seasons staff is there to make your experience seamless. And when it comes to food, the resort has an option to please everyone–from rustic Italian fare at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante to fusion of Hawaiian and California cuisine at Wolfgang Puck’s Hawaii outpost, Spago. Exuding serenity and freedom around every corner, you may just find yourself drawn to return to this holiday haven again and again. Resort Highlights:
The Four Seasons Resort Maui offers a Club Floor with its own staff and concierge team exclusively dedicated to the 26 rooms and suites on the uppermost level. The highest level of exclusivity, the Club Floor also has a lounge with complimentary refreshments and a premium bar throughout the day.
Four Seasons Resort Maui is home to world-famous sports camps including tennis, cycling and windsurfing all run by international-level athletes. Regardless of your skill or level, you’ll have the exciting opportunity to participate in these clinics and camps.
From poolside treatments to massages in one of the resort’s traditional open-air thatched treatment huts next to the ocean, you’ll have your pick of out-of-this-world spa offerings.
Four Seasons | Big Island
A pristine property with immaculate landscaping surrounded by white-sand beaches and black-lava rocks, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai sits on 865-acres and attracts many members of the Forbes 400 and Forbes World’s Billionaires lists. It’s easy to see the attraction, as it’s an unparalleled paradise where you can instantly decompress, relax and recharge. Located on the Big Island’s North Kona Coast, the spirit of Hawaii is imbibed in both the space and offerings on the property, from local art decor to traditional outrigger canoe trips at sunrise. Upon check-in, you’ll be greeted with a mai tai drink and lei, while younger guests will receive personalized welcome gifts, milk, and cookies to feel instantly at home and excited about the experience ahead.
Guest rooms and suites are housed in intimate two-story bungalows and exude a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s golden age. Lower level rooms have a tropical outdoor lava rock shower, while upper rooms feature a lanai with superior views of the ocean. The on- and off-site activities coordinated by the friendly and attentive concierge are numerous. From ukulele lessons at the on-site cultural center to snorkel lessons with a marine biologist or day on the water whale watching and snorkeling with dolphins, the possibilities are limitless. Throughout the day, you can satisfy your palate with a range of mouthwatering local and international dishes at multiple dining destinations such as The Beach Tree and Ulu Sushi Lounge. Resort Highlights:
Essentially a large aquarium, one of the Four Season’s pools King’s Pond is surrounded by beautiful lava rock and filled with over 4,000 fish. Guests can snorkel in the pool, and experience the wonders of the diverse and colorful sea life of Hawaii.
Kids for All Seasons, the Four Seasons’ children’s camp, is complimentary and provides entertaining and educational activities for children age 5 to 12– from fish feeding at Kings Pond to rock climbing.
The resort is the island’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond rated resort and was deemed the best hotel and resort in Hawaii from US News & World Report, Travel + Leisure, and Traveler’s Choice Awards from Trip Advisor.
Fairmont Kea Lani | Maui
Located at a secluded curve along Wailea Beach, The Fairmont Kea Lani boasts stunning ocean views, 413 one-bedroom suites, 37 villas, and the perfect respite for travelers looking to shift gears and make lasting memories. After an extensive $70 million renovation, the accommodations, dining establishments, and spa feel chicer than ever, while still paying homage to the resort’s Hawaiian roots.
A genuine aloha spirit runs through every encounter with staff, starting from the moment they greet you with kukui nuts and orchid leis. Little extras in the room–such as the personalized bath amenities, a step stool for the kids at the bathroom sink, and orchids on the beds and bathtub–make you feel welcome and right at home. With a wealth of cuisine options, you can dine under the stars at the award-winning signature restaurant Kō, or enjoy a variety of island-inspired dishes in one of the resort’s other four restaurants and four lounges.
Polynesian-inspired art and garden atriums filled with orchids and other flowers infuse public spaces with a very relaxed and tropical vibe. However, you’ll never be left wondering what to do, with three swimming pools featuring an adults-only pool and two family activity pools connected by a 140-foot water slide, water sports, and beach activities, 24-hour fitness center and wellness classes, Keiki Lani Kids Club, and boutique shopping. Voted “Best Island in the World” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, the island of Maui has a wide range of optional activities such as Maui Ocean Center visits and Haleakala National Park, home to the world’s largest dormant volcano. Resort Highlights:
Featuring three types of experience showers (inspired by different types of Maui rain), steam room, dry sauna, heated volcanic stone bench, and a mud bar, the acclaimed Willow Stream Spa features locally-inspired therapies and treatments that won’t disappoint.
A stay at the resort includes a complimentary photo session with Pacific Dream Photography, enabling you to make moments turn into lasting Maui memories you can take home with you.
Fairmont Kea Lani has a unique fitness and wellness program called Inspire Your Energy. Under the guidance of a certified personal trainer, you can try a number of classes, including boot camp, yoga, barre, and meditation. Additionally, you can have freshly-laundered Reebok apparel, shoes, and socks delivered to your room.
UNICO 20°87° | Quintana Roo
Defined by relaxed luxury and cultural immersion, Unico 20°87° is an outstanding adults-only, all-inclusive experience in the Riviera Maya. Featuring the latitude and longitude of its location in its name, the resort immerses you in the rustic and contemporary charm of the region’s most exciting locales and lesser known wonders. The immaculate guest rooms feature wood, local art and handcrafted accents that evoke a modern sense of the region–and all rooms have either swim-up pools or outdoor hydro spa tubs. Unico also provides you with a Local Host for an added level of personalized service–from making golf, spa, and excursion reservations, to help with packing and unpacking.
Within the resort, you’ll have your pick between three pools, with surrounding cabanas and beds suspended in the water for lounging, sunning and sleeping. Various pop-up stations throughout the day feature everything from artists with traditional handicrafts, to stations where you can learn to make specialty drinks and more. Conveniently located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, you’ll have access to a wide range of excursions and activities that extend beyond the resort–from a trip to the ruins of the ancient Mayan city Chichen Itza, to swimming in a cenote, a natural cave filled with freshwater. Resort Highlights:
The resort has its own easy-to-use app where guests can do everything from requesting a turndown service to making reservations at one of the resort restaurants. Turn on notifications and you’ll be alerted of the pop-up activation schedule, rotating menus, live music, and reminders for appointments and reservations.
To more closely connect with the culinary innovations of modern Mexican cuisine, the resort has a rotating chef program at their restaurant Cueva Siete, which features dishes deeply rooted in Mexican and Mayan flavors and traditions.
Unico’s Esencia Wellness features signature spa treatments with natural ingredients, a full-service beauty salon & barber shop, a fully-equipped hydrotherapy facility, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.
Rosewood Mayakoba | Riviera Maya
True luxury is really in the details, and with a stay at the Rosewood Mayakoba, you’ll discover why. Built along winding lagoons and a mile‐long arc of pristine beach, when you check into the 129-suite resort, you’ll be greeted with a refreshing drink in their beautifully modern lobby. A stay in their blissful lagoon rooms means you’ll be whisked away by boat to your accommodation nestled amongst a jungle of mangroves and indigenous wildlife. And with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks for lagoon rooms, and the finest in‐room design and detail, these rooms are like nothing you’ve stayed in before.
Located between the popular locales of Playa del Carmen and Tulum, the Rosewood Mayakoba has its own private stretch of a white sand beach with crystal blue Caribbean waters, as well as multiple infinity pools. And with beautiful tree-lined bike and running paths connecting the Rosewood Mayakoba to three other resorts along the lagoon, you can easily access and sample other restaurants, pools and beaches. Resort staff go above and beyond for guests, and dedicated butlers for each room are always on hand to help with your every need, such as suggesting excursions or preparing an intimate terrace dinner. Resort Highlights:
Experience traditional Mexican village life at El Pueblito, the resort’s very own recreated Mexican village–complete with its own church and various restaurants and shops.
With an eye for personalization and detail, all guests receive turndown gifts in their rooms each day–from a chocolate Mayan calendar and tequila, to monogrammed pillowcases and fresh fruit.
The Rosebuds Kids Club is filled with a wealth of exciting and engaging activities such as Mayan storytelling, scavenger hunts, and yoga. Babysitting services in suites are also available when mom and dad wish to enjoy a romantic dinner out.
One&Only Palmilla | Los Cabos
Originally used as a vacation getaway for the son of the Mexican president, today One&Only Palmilla has 173 rooms and serves as a prime destination for Hollywood celebrities and socialites. Located 30 minutes from Cabo San Lucas, this private resort is its own oasis set amongst lush tropical gardens. With Spanish colonial-style red tile roofs, travertine floors, exposed wood beams and outdoor terraces, the rooms are located in a setting of fountains, swaying palms and tropical flowers. Most are beachfront terrace junior suites, with a spacious 750 square feet of space. It’s not uncommon to fall asleep listening to the rhythm of the rolling waves after catching a magnificent sunset over the Sea of Cortez.
Whether you’re out adventuring in Los Cabos or taking some much-needed downtime by the pool, the time is yours to enjoy. And with seasonal whale watching aboard the resort yacht and desert excursions on horseback, at the One&Only Palmilla, you’ll never be left wondering what to do. The team of staff have a “nothing is too much trouble” approach, and you’ll be looked after with genuine hospitality and service, accented by the freshness of local warmth and charm. Resort Highlights:
Though most beaches in Los Cabos have powerful undertows and often treacherous waves, One&Only Palmilla provides beachfront access to one of the only swimmable beaches in the entire region.
One&Only has truly mastered the art of clean food. Whether dining at Seared, a steakhouse restaurant by a Michelin-starred chef, or Agua by Larbi, the resort’s al fresco farm-to-table restaurant, you’ll have endless healthy and fresh options at your disposal.
Bespoke treatments provided by ESPA therapists in private cabanas set beside tranquil yoga gardens work to calm, soothe and restore face, body, mind and spirit. And with the renowned Beverly Hills OBO Salon, Pedi:Mani:Cure by Bastien Gonzalez, and Barber&Blade by One&OnlyTM, there are a wealth of top-notch beauty and spa services for men and women alike.
Palmetto Bluff | South Carolina
Where Southern hospitality and dreamy decadence converge for the ultimate in Lowcountry luxury. Nestled along the May River in the Lowcountry of South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, the 20,000-acre community encompasses an extensive nature preserve, walking trails, a vibrant village, marina, restaurants, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. From charming rooms, suites and cottages at Montage Palmetto Bluff to majestic homes in Wilson and Moreland Village that pay homage to the region’s rich heritage, all it takes is a short stay to create the stories that last a lifetime.
Among the nine dining options available to resort guests, one is the newly remodeled Canoe Club and can be accessed via boat from the Inn. A perfect way to arrive for a fantastic dinner.
Nightly s’ mores roasting with the community is available.
A dedicated Equestrian facility, the Longfield Stables’ is a 173-acre farm, boarding and training facility that stands out among the best in the country is available to experience.
Bicycles are the primary mode of transportation around the Bluff.
Hotel Bella Grace | Charleston
This beautiful new modern boutique hotel combines over 200 years of history with a sleek modern design. The intimate 50 room hotel opened last year located in the heart of downtown Charleston on Calhoun Street. From this convenient location, a guest is only two blocks from the vibrant dining and retail scene of Upper King Street and Charleston’s Historic District steeped in culture and history.
The Delaney House Circa 1830 is the home of the new Delaney Oyster House and where guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
The hotel and Delaney House located across from Mother Emanuel AME Church are steeped in history and pay respect to this history in subtle touches throughout the hotel property.
Thirty-five of the guest rooms include sleek built-in kitchen amenities, as well as a personal concierge service with grocery shopping services available.
The custom-designed guest rooms feature contemporary decor, beautiful artwork and cutting-edge entertainment with streaming technology.
The Dewberry | Charleston
The Dewberry is a Mid-Century landmark that celebrates Charleston’s classic style. Honouring the history of the historic L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building (circa 1964). The Dewberry captures the luxury and quiet restraint that are hallmarks of historic Charleston. The detail of preservation has given guests a thoughtfully designed blend of past and present. Overlooking Marion Square, the hotel is neatly situated between the food and cocktail scene of upper King and the lower King shopping area.
The Dewberry’s 8th-floor terrace is the highest rooftop lounge in Charleston, Citrus Club, which features citrus-inspired cocktails, and fresh lite bites.
Henrietta’s a locally sourced, French-inspired restaurant
The Spa, sourcing Lowcountry ingredients in their treatments.
The Dewberry Volvo House Car Service Complimentary Bikes
Private Shopping Experience
Hotel Bennet | Charleston
The hotel’s design and interior finishes evoke European grandeur with extravagant use of marble, limestone, copper and tile. Still, it’s the local touches that impart a unique dose of Carolina Lowcountry soul. The artists featured throughout the property are those from the owner, Mr Bennett’s youth in Charleston. Mr Bennett says, “These individuals were painting Charleston before it’s rebirth, so they are part of the story.” Part of the hotel incorporates the former west wing of The Citadel, South Carolina’s Military Academy, and more recently was home to the Charleston Library.
The 179-room property draws inspiration from the grand hotels of Europe and features a combination of guestrooms and suites.
The signature restaurant, Gabrielle’s overlooks Marion Square
Camellia’s Champagne Bar. The egg-shaped room design inspired by the famous Faberge jewel boxes and features four pieces of art which depict the Camellia flower
A full-service spa that provides an authentic King Street shopping experience for those browsing the exclusive retail offerings
Rooftop pool complete with a bar and cabanas.
Overlooking Marion Square and King Street, the hotel is ideally situated between the food and cocktail scene of upper King and the lower King shopping area.
The Restoration | Charleston
Voted best Urban Hotel Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2020. The Restoration has captured the Charlestonian flavour throughout while integrating contemporary design and furnishings. The Restoration offers two distinct ways in which to relax in Charleston with either a real home away from home experience in The Residences or their luxurious hotel rooms. Spacious rooms with exposed brick walls and ample kitchens make this an excellent option for a weekend away or business travel. The public spaces from the library where you can check out beautiful books, the Rise coffee shop, or throughout the hallways, you will see intriguing photography and premium fixtures.
Prime location in the heart of the historic district Near many shopping and dining options
Spacious and luxurious rooms with kitchen amenities
NYC-style rooftop terrace with downtown views
Evening wine and cheese reception
Complimentary bikes available
Located on Charleston’s iconic King Street, The Restoration is at the centre of it all.