Located 40 minutes from Cancun Airport, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba counts itself as the most sustainable resort in Riviera Maya (it is EarthCheck Silver Certified and a recipient of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Standard-Setter Award). Its 116 elegantly appointed private villas and residences feature up to three bedrooms, expansive living areas, ... More
Planning a brilliant holiday bash in no time is easier than you think
Still haven’t gotten around to organizing a holiday party? Turns out, you don’t actually need months of prep time to throw a memorable event—you just need to be clever.
If the thought of prepping your home for 75 nosey guests is enough to give you a panic attack, save yourself the stress and ... More
With Portugal on everyone’s must-visit list this year, we decided to stop by the new Porto Bay Liberdade during a stopover in the country’s magical capital city. Right off of Lisbon’s main thoroughfare, Avenida da Liberdade, sits a five-star urban retreat complete with spa, indoor swimming pool and ... More
Newly reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort provides an unparalleled beachfront experience for families and couples alike. Located on a stunning and swimmable stretch of beach between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, the property features seven dining options and two ... More
Discover the most luxurious property on the island of Mallorca
Located atop a cliff overlooking the village of Port de Soller and the Mediterranean Sea on the island of Mallorca, the Jumeirah Port Soller is 18,000 square-meters of secluded luxury. Garden walks made up of natural rock and vegetation native to the island connect the 121 rooms and suites. Whether you’re enjoying a ... More
It takes more than money to make the cut. Here's how to get into four of the country's most exclusive institutions
These days some of the country’s most exclusive private membership clubs—places once stereotyped as stuffy, formal institutions—are actively shedding their staid reputations and appealing to a more modern clientele. But that doesn’t mean they’re any easier to get into.
We caught up with the people in charge at four of the ... More
Aboard Le Soléal, the newest luxury yacht from the only French cruise line, it's easy to sail like a Francophile
Sacré bleu! I forgot my beret back on land!
Surely there's no greater sin to commit upon boarding a cruise filled with French passengers, steered by a French captain and owned by a French company. We begin in Galway, Ireland and are set to swing by the coast of Scotland before ending ... More
These Asian hotels—one in Beijing, the other in Hong Kong—will make you forget to go outside
At the Opposite House, the lights follow you wherever you move. Closet, bathroom, bedroom—you'll feel like you're being watched, but it's actually a good thing, and a testament to the luxury boutique hotel's high-tech system pulsing quietly through the room, an airy oasis of blond wood (including a ... More
Inside the most widely requested room at this picture-perfect property in St. Barth
As you settle into your lounge chair and gaze out at Marigot Bay in St. Barths’ Le Guanahani, you’ll probably feel like you’ve been transported into a Caribbean postcard. There will be a thatched-roof tiki hut overhead, palm trees on either side of you and a handful of kite ... More
Five-star accommodations exist beyond the standard hotel suite—these companies lead the way
Luxury vacation rental firms like OneFineStay and Inspirato offer a portfolio of homes and apartments in most major cities and vacation destinations. But how is it different from a long hotel stay?
Here's an example: A member of the Inspirato club booked a villa in Tuscany as a surprise ... More