private pool villas

Private pool suites

You want swank? These private pool suites are tops

By Janice and George

As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.

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Best luxury hotels in Bali

Beach lover? Romantic? 14 Best luxury hotels in Bali for you

By Janice and George

Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a splurge? We review 14 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your travel style.

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luxury villas in Seminyak with private pool

In Bali, luxury pool villas in Seminyak are all the rage

By Janice and George

Once a small village, Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district. Villa rentals are popular here. We stayed at both The Kunja Villas & Spa and The One Villas. Great perks!

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Azura Quilalea

Make like a celebrity at Azura Quilalea Private Island Resort

By Janice and George

The private island resort of Azura Quilalea in Mozambique’s off-the-grid Quirimbas Archipelago wows with just 9 hand-crafted villas, colorful diving and a picture-perfect beach.

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Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

Asian Style in Acapulco! Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

By Janice and George

Have you ever been totally happy to just stay put in your hotel? Cliffside villas at Acapulco’s Banyan Tree Cabo Marques offer secluded tropical luxury and private pools. Why leave?

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Is Alila Villas Uluwatu the most luxurious hotel in Bali?

By Janice and George

We’ve stayed at many gorgeous Bali hotels. But with 3,000 sq. ft villas, a clifftop perch and a stunning birdcage lounge, Alila Villas Uluwatu may be the most luxurious hotel in Bali.

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tongsai bay review

Why You’ll Love This Koh Samui Luxury Resort: Tongsai Bay review

By Janice and George

For Thai-style coddling in beachfront suites or private pool villas, you can’t beat Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui. A beautiful private beach! Their famous “fruit lady”!

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Kayumanis Bali

Kayumanis villas make a splash in Bali

By Janice and George

Kayumanis villa resorts in Bali spoiled us! Private pool, complimentary massages and airport transfers, afternoon tea – all included.

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Take a peek at 10 of the world’s best hotel bathrooms!

By Janice and George

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.

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Four Seasons at Sayan review

Four Seasons at Sayan Review: Private pool villas in the Bali rainforest

By Janice and George

Was this a spaceship in the rainforest? No, it was the unique reception of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The resort is lovely, as are the private pool villas.

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simbambili game lodge

Simbambili Game Lodge: Luxury Safari Stay in Sabi Sands

By Janice and George

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!

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Ayung Resort Ubud

Ayung Resort Ubud: Tropical luxury and art in Bali

By Janice and George

One of the best-priced luxury resorts in Ubud, Bali? Ayung Resort Ubud is filled with art (think golden serpents and carved dragons). It dishes up artful cuisine too.

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St. Nicolas Bay Crete

St. Nicolas Bay Resort: Chilling at one of the best hotels in Crete

By Janice and George

After exploring many of Greece’s archaeological sites, chilling out at St. Nicolas Bay Resort, one of the best hotels in Crete, was the travel prescription we needed.

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four seasons resort bora bora

Dive off your deck from these overwater bungalows

By Janice and George

There’s something sensual about overwater bungalows. We’ve stayed in several now in Bora Bora, Fiji and Panama. Now we’re hooked on sleeping overwater!

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