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Contents: Best hotels
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Best hotels in the world – Find collections of cool hotels around the world, from Maui (Hawaii) to Mallorca (Spain)
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Collections: Best hotels around the world
We’ve done the research – so you don’t have to!
From Cabo to Mykonos, we’ve sussed out the following great hotels, B&Bs and resorts:
Hotels, resorts and villas around the world
14 Best luxury hotels in Bali
Are you a romantic? Is beachfront key? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a “splurge”? Find the right Bali hotel or resort for you.
8 Beautiful overwater bungalow resorts
In Bora Bora, you must stay in an overwater bungalow! But how do you choose which resort to stay at? The uber-deluxe Four Seasons Bora Bora? Or the recently rebranded Le Bora Bora, with a glass coffee table for peering down at fish in the lagoon below?
23+ of the best hotels in Cabo San Lucas
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!
The best Caribbean villas
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.
5 Boutique hotels in Istanbul
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.
10 Top hotels in Kauai
The best hotels on Hawaii’s garden island of Kauai range from a boutique adult getaway on Poipu Beach to a grand and gracious resort.
15 Enchanting places to stay in Mallorca
We review the best hotels on the Spanish island – from castles to trendy boutique hotels to charming fincas (farm estates).
15 Best honeymoon hotels in Maui, Hawaii
From a deluxe adults-only sanctuary (Hotel Wailea) to the affordable boho-chic Paia Inn, discover the most romantic hotels in Maui!
23 Cool Mykonos beach hotels
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.
5 Beautiful boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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!
8 Boutique hotels in Rhodes
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.
15 Gorgeous hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka
You'll love these insanely gorgeous places to stay in Sri Lanka.
17 Best resorts in St. Martin + St. Maarten
Trying to decide where to stay on St. Martin (French side) or St. Maarten (Dutch side)? The best hotels on this Caribbean island range from the boutique L’Esplanade to the stylish all-inclusive Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.
30+ Chic Luxury Hotels in Tulum, Mexico
From deluxe boho-chic beach digs (like Sanara Tulum, with its yoga studio and vegan resto) to cool boutique hotels in Tulum Town (like Hotel Bardo, with private plunge pools), discover the best places to stay in Tulum, Mexico.
7 Most romantic hotels in Venice for all budgets
From splurgey 5-star hotels to a beautiful former palazzo (reasonably affordable too!), these hotels are delightfully romantic places to stay for couples.
10 Best luxury hotels in Victoria, BC
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
1) Want swank? Check out these 27+ luxury villa resorts with private pools
2) Take a peek at these 18 amazing hotel bathrooms!
3) Historic palaces in Venice? Riverside mansions in Hamburg? These are our favorite romantic hotels in Europe
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About the authors
Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George Mucalov are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents. See About.
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