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We’ve curated collections of cool and beautiful hotels in popular places around the globe. You’ll find links to our honest hotel reviews of the hundreds of hotels we’ve stayed at!
We’re professional travel writers, and we only report on finds we really like – from charming B&Bs with loads of character to gorgeous overwater bungalows.
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Collections: Best hotels around the world
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Best USA hotels
If you’re vacationing as a couple, you’ll want to know about the most romantic hotels in Maui. They range from a deluxe adults-only sanctuary (Hotel Wailea) to the affordable boho-chic Paia Inn.
What’s the best part of Kauai to stay? The North Shore or sunny Poipu?
As for the hotels on Hawaii’s garden island, they range from a boutique adult getaway on Poipu Beach to a grand and gracious resort. Oh, and let’s not forget Kauai’s lovely condo-style resorts!
USA hotels with private pools
Experience ultimate luxury in the USA at hotels with private pools!
From the Fairmont Kea Lani’s beachfront villas to the desert oasis of Amangiri in Utah, these exclusive retreats ensure a truly memorable stay in some of America’s most breathtaking destinations.
Best Mexico hotels
Tulum Beach is the best area to stay in Tulum for a luxury vacay. (There’s also the town and Aldea Zama).
Tulum hotels range from deluxe boho-chic beach digs (like Lula, with its yoga studio and vegan resto) to cool boutique hotels in Aldea Zama (like KAN Tulum, with rooms overlooking a cenote).
The swankiest Tulum digs even have rooms with private plunge pools.
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)
The top hotels in Cabo San Lucas are among the most deluxe in the world. Find reviews of the best, from an artsy boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo to the top all-inclusive resort. Bonus: Discover where Jennifer Aniston likes to stay!
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
We loved the Hacienda San Angel in the heart of the historic area. Then again, Casa de Mita is a sweet secret getaway in Punta de Mita. And what about Imanta? Hmmm. Tough choice!
Mexico hotels with private pools
Nothing says indulgence like having a private pool in your hotel room. From the Viceroy Riviera Maya to the Nizuc Resort in Cancun, discover the best Mexico resorts with private pools.
Best Caribbean hotels
Bocas del Toro (Panama)
For an eco-adventure, escape to the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama. We stayed at three great places here.
Check out Nayara Bocas del Toro – it has a cool “overwater beach”! La Loma Jungle Lodge is award-winning with hand-crafted bungalows. You can even find overwater bungalows at Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge!
St. Martin (Caribbean)
Trying to decide where to stay on St. Martin (French side) or St. Maarten (Dutch side)? The two best areas on the French side of this Caribbean island are Grand Case and Orient Bay.
As for the best hotels, they range from the boutique L’Esplanade to the stylish all-inclusive Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.
Vacation like a multi-millionaire at these luxury Caribbean villas and villa resorts in Barbados, Jamaica, the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands. Pssst! They’re not as expensive as you may think.
Caribbean overwater bungalows
Also check out these bucket list overwater bungalows in the Caribbean!
Best Europe and Mediterranean hotels
From splurgey 5-star hotels to a beautiful former palazzo (reasonably affordable too!), these hotels are delightfully romantic places to stay for couples.
Of course you want to stay on the beach in Mykonos! These Mykonos beach hotels are the finest places to stay on the glam Greek island.
What’s your fancy on the Greek island of Rhodes? A seaside hotel? A quaint inn in the lovely village of Lindos? Or a centuries-old historic hotel in the Old Town?
Our reviews of these beautiful boutique hotels in Rhodes should help you decide.
It’s hard to choose! But whether hip or historic, all of these boutique Istanbul hotels are great places to stay in the exotic East-meets-West city.
Where exactly on this Spanish island should you stay? Deia? Soller? Palma de Mallorca?
We also review the best hotels – from castles to trendy boutique hotels to charming fincas (farm estates).
Best South Pacific hotels
Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
In Bora Bora, you must stay in an overwater bungalow! Bora Bora’s overwater bungalows redefine paradise.
Yes, Fiji has overwater bungalows too. Beautiful ones! These idyllic accommodations offer a unique escape, providing unrivaled views and direct access to the vibrant sea life below.
Other best hotels in the world
Are you a romantic? Is beachfront key? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a “splurge”? Find the right Bali hotel or resort for you.
You’ll love these insanely gorgeous places to stay in Sri Lanka.
Victoria, BC (Canada)
We live in Victoria, BC. And we know where to stay. Indeed, we’ve personally unpacked our suitcases in these 10 best luxury hotels in Canada’s garden city.
Wow! These hotels are seriously decadent
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