Category Archives: Resorts – Luxury

An Extraordinary Vacation at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay

The location of the elegant Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay is steeped in Hawaiian history and legend, and is home to the sociable denizens of the deep – the ever entertaining Manta Rays of Keauhou Bay.  We touched down at the Kona airport on Hawaii, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, frequently …

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Exploring the Luxurious Naples Bay Resort

Some luxury hotels like to be considered “destination resorts,” but few actually fit the bill. The elegant Naples Bay Resort in Florida is the exception that proves the rule – it is a self-contained destination of choice for upscale vacationers. Situated in Naples, on Florida’s Paradise Southwest Gulf Coast, the Naples Bay Resort is an AAA …

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Cheeca Lodge and Spa: A Tropical Superstar Resort in the Florida Keys

The Cheeca Lodge and Spa has welcomed guests to the sunny isle of Islamorada in the Florida Keys since 1946. Through the years, it has earned a reputation as a world-class oceanfront resort with breathtaking views and extraordinary luxury amenities and service. Here’s what we discovered. We were about one hour and twenty minutes south …

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Holman Ranch and Vineyard: Early California Charm for Memorable Occasions

The Holman Guest Ranch in Carmel Valley, California, dates back to 1928 and was originally on 1500 acres of rolling hills and indelible vistas. Through the years, the ranch had several owners and has evolved into a prestigious venue for special events. Its current 400 acres of natural grandeur is more than ample to provide space and satisfaction …

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Magnificent Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

Those of you who have frequented the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui over the years will remember the queen of Ka‘anapali Beach – the Sheraton Maui. The hotel was new and glamorous in 1963. Back then, it was sitting quietly alone near the legendary and now famous lava jetty called Black Rock. It has been …

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A Beachy Keen Hideaway on Florida’s Gulf Coast

The cottages at the Bungalow Beach Resort on Anna Maria Island on the west coast of Florida are special for several reasons. Here’s what we found one rainy day on the fabulous Gulf Coast. Seeking Old Florida It was already raining when we made a left turn off Highway 64 in Bradenton and onto Highway …

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The Best of Connecticut Resorts and Spas

In one way, writing about New England’s unparalleled Mayflower Inn and Spa is probably the easiest assignment of our literary careers. However, finding the right superlatives to describe this extraordinary property was no easy task. Let us start with the first one that comes to mind – incredible! Nestled in a pastoral setting in rural Connecticut …

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By Land or Sea the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel is the Place to Be

If you owned a multi-million dollar yacht, what would induce you to tie up and sleep at a seaside hotel? We found the answer when we visited the fabulous Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel located along the picturesque Connecticut shoreline of Long Island Sound. Entering the Delamar demesne, we parked our rental auto a scant few …

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Relaxing in Luxury on Exotic Little Palm Island, Florida

Tired of run-of-the-mill luxury vacation destinations? Looking for something extraordinary and exotic for that very special occasion? We have found a world-class tropical resort – in the United States – that will have you talking about your getaway for years to come. Here’s the story of Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. Driving south …

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Discovering a Luxurious Hideaway in the California Gold Country

Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California in 1848 and inquisitive tourists have been exploring the old mining towns of California ever since. Today, striking it rich in the gold country means finding luxury vacation accommodations at reasonable prices. We staked our claim at the Eden Vale Inn B&B, and this is why… …

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