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A Room With A View: Inside The Anantara Uluwatu, Bali

May 4, 2017  |   Contributor: Selene Nelson

Bali has been a popular travel destination for years, but ever since Eat, Pray, Love hit shelves and cinemas, the number of tourists flocking to this Indonesian island has skyrocketed. As a result, places like Seminyak and Ubud can be uncom

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The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Island is Vietnam's Hot Spot for the Well-Heeled

Apr 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Vietnam and, in particular, Phu Quoc Island is the up and coming hot destination for the well-heeled traveler. This is Vietnam’s largest island and has just become a rival for the next best island vacation with the 2017 opening of the JW Mar

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What's a $5,000 Per Night Price Tag When Paradise is on The Other End?

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Laucala, a private island refuge in the South Pacific, is home to 25 Fijian-styled luxury villas among dramatic rainforest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches. Sitting on over 3,400 acres, the tropical hideaway is situated amid coconut plantations atop the island’s volcanic mountains.

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Rovos Rail African Train Journeys Might Just Be the Ultimate Way to Safari

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Go ahead, kick up your heels, lean back with cocktail in hand and watch the African countryside pass by inside your luxury rail car. Luxury train company Rovos Rail takes guests back to a simpler time, a time when railways ruled the travel industry and romantic locomotives regularly transported guests from location to location.

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Villa Vacationing in Vietnam

Aug 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Artists, music composers, and creative performers are constantly in pursuit of their perfect masterpiece. It is often unattainable but drives them each day to work that much harder to reach the pinnacle of their craft. It is often the same in other walks of life, designers seek to create a flawless dress, directors hope to create an acclaimed movie, and hoteliers look to craft an unforgettable vacation experience for their guests.

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10 Years at Aman's Turks and Caicos Paradise

Jul 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

An anniversary is an excellent reason to stay at an Aman resort; not that anyone needs a particular celebratory excuse to visit one of the brand’s 31 properties. All its hotels boast beautiful views, uncanny locations, and a world-class staff. This year, Aman’s breathtaking Turks and Caicos property Amanyara, celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Dozens of so-called adamant fans of the Aman resort group, among many other devotees of this particular property, arrived for a week-long stay. If you weren’t there, don’t worry, the celebration continues for the remainder of 2016.

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11 Private Homes Turned Into Stunning Eco-Friendly Villas

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Originally meant to be 11 private homes in Bali for hosting their friends and family, Canadian-born jewelry designer John Hardy and his wife’s collection of antique Javanese houses are now used as an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Ubud. Bambu Indah, translated beautiful bamboo, celebrates Balinese culture and modern luxury through sustainable practices.

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Friendly Planet Travel Promises Experiential Vacations Focused on Cultural Immersion Excursions

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Francesca Berchiolli

Recently, I was introduced to Friendly Planet Travel (FPT), a unique travel and tour operator offering customizable trips for individuals and groups. Unlike your average formulaic vacations, FPT manages to fully immerse you in whichever culture you visit. From day excursions to one-of-a-kind cultural activities and five-star accommodations, the agency is able to create any type of experience you wish.

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White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli Takes Us to The Less-Visited Side of Mozambique

Nov 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

Because world-class beaches and resorts abound along the central and northern coastline of Mozambique, its southern region can sometimes be overshadowed. But paradise seekers willing to take the road less traveled should consider White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli located along a remote stretch of golden sands in the south. White Pearl Resorts is nestled onto a towering, flora-smothered dune with 21 private suites overlooking unspoiled beach and bush.

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Ellerman House's Villa One Might be the Best Way to Vacation in Cape Town

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With five bedrooms and two ground floor spa rooms, Ellerman House Villa One is one of those properties that immediately makes you reconsider the way you vacation. The 7,492-square-foot residence, situated in Cape Town, South Africa, offers 180-degree sea views from its hillside location. The villa has modern, minimalist décor and contemporary furnishings and amenities.

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Ritz-Carlton Adds 2 New Resorts to Bali, Securing it as a Top Destination For Luxury Travelers

Oct 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though times were tough for Bali following terrorist bombings in 2002, the Indonesian island slowly but surely reclaimed its place on the hot list as an international jet-set destination. 

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Seychelles' Original Five-Star Resort Is Still One of the Island Country’s Best

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Asia may have Bali and the Maldives, but Africa has the Seychelles. An archipelago just off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles are blessed with powder-white beaches, lush rainforest canopies, and winding roadways that hug unending picturesque coastlines. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, the Aldabra, the once-dubbed “Garden of Eden,” and the Vallee de Mai, are major draws to this island with a population just over 90,000.

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Is The Mulia the World’s Best Beach Resort?

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Bali are quite simply one of the world’s most elegant beachfront escapes. Encompassing three properties in one, the five star accommodations are situated along the gorgeous Nusa Dua's Bay, long a favorite of elite travelers. From alluring suites to chic lounges and oceanfront pools, the resort sets out to go beyond what guests expect in terms of elegance, amenities and service.

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Overwater Villas, a 13,000-Sq.Ft. Spa & Jean-Georges Restaurant: This St. Regis Hotel is Paradise

Aug 20, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There are few places on the planet that compare to Bora Bora, the ultimate island retreat far from the cares of the rest of the world. When it comes to top-notch accommodations within this sought-after destination, discerning travelers flock to the St. Regis.

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Following in James Bond’s Footsteps: A Tour of Jamaica’s Hollywood Hotspots

Aug 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Drake, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Queen Latifah, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph and Ricky Lauren, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Paul McCartney, Gwen Stefani—the list of celebrities who love Jamaica goes on forever. This isn’t really anything new for the Caribbean’s third largest island.

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