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Nihiwatu Might Just Be the Best Island Resort in the World, Here's Why We Think So

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It sounds like hyperbole, but it's not; Nihiwatu is the best island resort in the world. I am convinced of this, and I feel confident in claiming so after visiting more than four dozen other stunning excursions around the globe from the Galapagos to Sri Lanka. A few months ago while touring Indonesia and Malaysia, I resolved to visit Sumba.

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A Grand Ballroom Turned Presidential Suite Makes for an Unforgettable Stay

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

For over a century, THE US GRANT has been one of San Diego’s premier luxury hotels, attracting discerning travelers with its grandiose elegance and historic roots. The palatial property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just a short walk to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment found within the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and Seaport Village. One step inside its doors and you’ll begin to understand why it has been the recipient of numerous honors and accolades, including the AAA Four Diamond Award for the past eight consecutive years.

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Bay Ho is Home to a Local Farm-to-Table Restaurant You May Not Yet Know About

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you're a food lover in San Diego, you may have seen the name Kitchen 4140 gracing the pages of local food blogs and online magazines. But you most likely have no idea where it is located. That’s because the farm-to-table restaurant is situated off-the-beaten bath in a neighborhood called Bay Ho, where Clairemont, Pacific Beach and La Jolla meet.

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Hotel Ella Provides a Unique Alternative to Big-Branded Hotels in Austin

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Often times, guests can experience a more interesting and authentic stay at smaller boutique properties which don’t have to cater to big corporate clients or parent companies. On a recent visit to Texas we found just that kind of property, unsurprisingly part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, a group that prides itself on curating some of the coolest hotels around. Hotel Ella was once a Classical Revival mansion built between 1898 and 1900, and now is a boutique property open to guests visiting Austin.

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Dune Port Douglas Promises the Perfect Amount of Seclusion & Five-Star Amenities

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just forty miles north of Cairns is one of Queensland’s most sought-after vacation destinations, and it’s quite possible you’ve never even heard of it. Known for its beautiful beaches, year-round tropical climate, golf courses and fine dining, Port Douglas attracts elite travelers looking for a true escape Down Under. It’s just far enough off-the-grid to keep the crowds at bay, but still within reach of the state’s most popular attractions, further increasing its quiet appeal.

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La Bastide de Marie: A Dreamy French Countryside Retreat in Menerbes

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Sitting down to breakfast at a flagstone terrace bathed in sunshine next to rows of succulent grapes is just one of the delights of a stay at the 15-room La Bastide de Marie in Luberon Regional Park. Located in the foothills of Ménerbes, this elegant 18th century residence is nestled among 57 acres of vines. It was also three miles away from here that Peter Mayle, wrote his best-selling memoir A Year in Provence.

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4 Awesome Atlantic City Vacation Rentals Perfect For Your Next Trip to America's Favorite Playground

Mar 16, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its eight-mile long boardwalk, historic casinos and its collection of amusement park rides and games, Atlantic City is an exciting destination no matter your age. While the Borgata Hotel & Casino is always a great choice for a luxury hotel in the area, we know that many travelers are turning to home sharing communities instead for their upcoming visits. 

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Mykonos or Santorini? Which Island Would You Choose for Your Greece Vacation?

Mar 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Spring is right around the corner, and it can’t come quickly enough for those of us living in areas pummeled by snow and chilly winter temps. As travelers plan their upcoming vacations in search of warmer weather, many hotels, restaurants and bars on the Greek islands are opening for business after closing for the winter. The isles are one of the most popular European destinations this time of year, offering culture, delicious food, plenty of beautiful beaches and an overall respite from daily life.

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5 of the Most Lavish Luxury Ski Hotels & Resorts in the Alps

Mar 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Frith

There’s a lot to be said for the independence and freedom that comes with hiring a luxury ski chalet when visiting the Alps. Other times, you may be wanting more of a true hotel experience. For those who prefer the latter, there are plenty of options in the area ranging from grand and elegant five-star luxury properties to intimate boutique-style establishments. Here are five beautiful hotels that have proved very popular with Swiss snow bunnies:

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Which 6 LA Nightclubs Are as Cool as They Claim? These Ones Made the Nation's Top 100 List

Mar 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Las Vegas may have dominated Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list of the highest-grossing nightclub venues in the US, but Los Angeles was no slouch either and took six spots. With Hollywood at the eye of the entertainment industry storm, LA attracts some of the world’s biggest celebrities who they to party somewhere, right? We’re not saying you’ll spot your musical crush at one of the below establishments, but there’s probably a good chance. 

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Capella Singapore Reigns as One of the City-State's Best Five-Star Resorts

Mar 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Singapore shines with the brightest facets of a star-studded jewel. This remarkable island nation lit the galaxy of first world nations just 50 years ago and continues to sparkle with world-class offerings in every category from aquariums to zoos and accommodations to nightlife.

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Who Wouldn't Want to Stay in a French Estate on Their Saint-Tropez Vacation?

Mar 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Once a countryside estate involved in winemaking and silkworm farming, Mas de Chastelas a few miles outside Saint-Tropez, has been transformed into a five-star property attracting a diverse international clientele. It was here that the eyes of Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve met hypnotically on-screen in the movie Je Vous Aime.

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Borgata Plans for New Outdoor Music Park & Nightclub to Open This Year

Mar 10, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City knows how to put on a great show. For the past 11 years, the luxury hotel has been entertaining guests and locals with world-class musical acts and superstar DJs at their venues. Last week, the property announced their plans for two more additional entertainment sites: an outdoor festival grounds and a state-of-art nightclub.

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Casa Las Tortugas: Mexico's Hidden Gem is a Welcomed Break From the Crowds

Mar 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you ask an avid traveler whether they prefer the high-touristy destinations or the ones off the map, they’ll usually choose the latter. It’s exciting to visit a place that is untouched, especially if you really want your vacation to be an actual break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sitting off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the 26-mile-long Holbox Island is one such destination.

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Listen to an Actual Humpback Whale Symphony on Your Next Cabo Vacation

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Humpback whales are basically the opera singers of the sea, with their vocalizations being not only hauntingly beautiful, but also a highly-evolved method of communication that varies depending on the geographical area. We may not fully understand how whales communicate, but it’s pretty well known that males use songs to flirt and court females. Thanks, whales, way to make online dating a lot less appealing.

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