10 Hotels Opening in 2017 That Are Calling Our Names

Feb 10, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Half the fun of any vacation is the hotel you stay in; and many of today’s properties are so chic that often times, they’re the sole reason for the trip itself. And in 2017, there are so many luxury hotels opening that we barely know where to begin when planning our next trip. If you love unique properties, high-end amenities and immersive experiences, be among the first to book one of these 10 properties opening this year:

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Amazing $10K+ Valentine's Day Packages to Spoil Your Loved One

Jan 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Each year, we round up some of the best over-the-top Valentine’s Day hotel packages from across the globe. With price tags of $10,000 and up, this year’s list had no shortage of elaborate offerings, and choosing only 10 proved to be difficult. But whether you want to surprise your darling with a trip to New York, hit the beaches of Anguilla or go snorkeling in Thailand, these offers have just about everything you’d need for the perfect V-Day. Starting from $10,000 and working our way up, here are the most extravagant packages to indulge in this lover’s holiday:

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Sirenalia's Mermaid Retreat Is What Ariel Dreams Are Made Of

Dec 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Last year, we introduced you to mermaid workouts as a new fitness craze. The exercise included donning mermaid tails and swimming around in pools to work on your core, all while feeling a little like Ariel in your new attire. This year, adventurous swimmers can take their mermaid love to the next level by going on a trip specifically-designed for the water-dwelling creatures.

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Las Terrazas Resort Lingers In Your Memory Long After Your Belize Vacation Ends

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

The Mayan coffee that is served at a smattering of restaurants on Ambergris Caye in Belize is an aromatic blend of fresh, locally-grown coffee beans, cardamom, cinnamon and a swirl of agave syrup. It is more elixir than everyday beverage, the experience of it lingering long after it's over. This is the same sentiment you’re left with after visiting Belize, and one that was immortalized by Madonna in her 1987 song "La Isla Bonita.”

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We Found Paradise in Belize and it's Called the Itz'ana Resort & Residences

Jul 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When looking for a vacation home, finding something that overlooks the ocean is nice, but a home that is literally on the water is even better. Itz’ana Resort & Residences in Placencia, Belize look like adorable little boutique houses floating along 16 miles of the Caribbean peninsula. The location is actually even better than that, since the coastal resort village is positioned right between the peninsula and the sea. 

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Here is How Leonardo DiCaprio Plans to Heal the Belizean Island He Owns

Apr 8, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In the last few days, reports have been circulating surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio's plans to open resort on his private island in Belize. Slated to open in 2018 on Blackadore Caye, his eco-conscious property will be in partnership with NYC-developer Delos.

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Wild Orchid Residences Give Buyers a Choice of Beach, Marina or Private Island Living in Belize

Jul 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With its diverse wildlife and flora, living in Belize sounds like a dream. Because it's located between North and South America, there are a wide range of climates that make the land ideal for many different types of plants and animals — the jungles of Belize are even home to jaguars — and over 60 percent of the land is covered by forestry. There's also a barrier reef for snorkeling and scuba diving aficionados. If all this sounds amazing, you may want to check out Wild Orchid Residences because eight years ago they bought three fantastic properties in Belize and are offering home buyers the chance to live on the southern coastline.... Read More

Two New Luxury Villas Come to Ka'ana Belize Boutique Resort

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The Ka’ana Belize, a boutique resort in San Ignacio Town, has expanded its opulent accommodations with the addition of two new luxury villas. The resort is known for providing guests with an authentic Belizean experience, so it was only natural to use locally-sourced materials, craftsmen and builders to create these private pool villas.... Read More

Vacation-Ready Villas on the Market in Belize

Dec 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  1 Comment

Baby boomers in search of a tropical vacation home or retirement property have been eyeing Central America quite a bit lately including the tropical destination of Belize. Avalon Partners has listed several properties located on a secluded peninsula in Belize at Cocoplum Residential Resort, a neighbor to Coppola's Turtle Inn Resort.... Read More

Francis Ford Coppola Resorts: Committed to Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Francis Ford Coppola's famed resorts in Belize, Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn have further strengthened their commitment to ecotourism and sustainable travel by joining the Sustainable Tourism Program led by the Rainforest Alliance. They also became a part of Sustainable Travel International's global Sustainable Tourism Eco-Certification Program (STEP), which represents the gold standard for companies striving to be environmentally innovative and socially responsible.... Read More

The World's Best Places to Nap

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It's summertime and the countdown is on to easy livin' and vacation dreaming. True, some like to skydive, spelunk, Salsa dance or spearfish during their off hours - but after the pressures of the past couple years, most of us would just like to curl up and take a beautiful, long, carefree nap. Here are the best places to do just that, from Tahiti to the Great Barrier Reef.... Read More

Best Cruise Itineraries of 2011

Apr 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  3 Comments

When you consider what to do with your precious vacation time this year, does a charter yacht cruise to the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival seem like a good way to splurge? Or are you more the type to book a week of wine education, complete with private tastings, winery visits and winemaker dinners?

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Cayo Espanato: Rent A Private Island for $12,000 Nightly

May 3, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Vacation Rentals: Ever thought about hooking renting an island for a special vacation or getaway? We found this stunning vacation-rental opportunity on the Western Caribbean in Belize. Welcome to Cayo Espanato!... Read More

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