Romantic, a beautiful pool, eco-friendly, a cool beach club. Of course we loved our stay at the adults-only Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro, Panama!
Is this a sultan’s palace? No, the white marble lobby with gold silk divans is part of Baraza Resort and Spa. And this Zanzibar all-inclusive resort is one of the best in Zanzibar.
Smack-dab in Toronto’s buzzing entertainment district, the SoHo Toronto (aka SoHo Metropolitan Hotel) is a cool mix of urban hipster and luxury chic.
A monkey that “comes” with your cabin? Not unusual at Casa Cayuco, an eco-adventure lodge in Panama’s Bocas del Toro islands. Off-the-beaten-path, it’s a place to unplug and eat well!
Simbambili enticed us on our South African safari with its 9 honeymoon-worthy bungalows with private plunge pools. And we saw the “Big 5” too!
It’s a “wow” experience inside Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel. Built over water, the hotel has gob-smacking city views. A rooftop pool and heritage brasserie add to its pizzazz.
Kayumanis villa resorts in Bali spoiled us! Private pool, complimentary massages and airport transfers, afternoon tea – all included.
Don’t think Santorini’s cave hotels are hobbity holes. Take Ikies Traditional Houses. Carved into the cliffs, these boutique digs with views are stunning!
Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai – the world’s best hotel bathrooms are absolute stunners.
How to go from fusty to fabulous! We love the new Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City renovation, especially the cool lobby (with its bold orange-and-red mural) and bright chic guestrooms.
Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.
A spaceship in the rainforest? No, it’s the reception of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The resort is lovely, as are the private pool villas.
Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.
You’re forgiven if the Savoy Hotel takes you back to the days of the British Raj. With overhead fans, teakwood floors and antiques, this boutique hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, oozes colonial charm.