Past the towers of downtown Miami and the café-lined streets of Coconut Grove sits a tiny bridge leading to the lush 20- acre privat island resort of Grove Isle Hotel & Spa. Oversize palms, canopied beds, adults- only beaches and the Bali-inspired spa will make you forget city life. But here you can still marvel at the urban views of twinkling lights over Biscayne Bay — while you dine at the Gibraltar on brandy-infused lobster bisque.
"Are you squawkin' to me?!" Palm trees and beach chairs are par for an island vacation, but pics of yourself holding tropical birds? At the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, bird interaction sessions are the norm and the resort has opened up new a new Family Time program of summer activities for the whole family.
The Hawaiian Islands are a great destination for your next family vacation with easy flights, family friendly resorts and numerous attractions. A family vacation to Hawaii is an fun way to introduce your child to a new culture. Read these helpful tips from the travel experts at Travelwizard.com.
“Free" is a rare modifier at Atlantis. So when my friend boasted of a hotel that offered free breakfasts, free Internet, and free entry to Atlantis, I knew a kicker was closing fast. "The hotel isn’t on the property," she admitted. Yep, I knew there was a catch. "It’s right there," she said. She pointed to a pink building just down the driveway from Atlantis’ Coral Reef Towers. Between me and it, a sidewalk. No major intersections. “The hotel isn’t advertised on the Atlantis website,” she beamed. “You know, because it’s the Comfort Suites.”
The Hawaiian islands have long held one of ISLAND's top spots in our rankings of best places to live or visit. But getting there can seem just a little too expensive to some travelers. That's why when we spot a good deal, we like to crow a little about it. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui is touring what it calls "an enriched cultural experience," offering a variety of ways for guests to enjoy the Hawaiian culture.
It's day 3 in New Zealand. I'm sitting overlooking the break at Raglan. I've spent the last two hours paddling through these waves, and wish I could have stretched the session longer. It's Autumn here, and my wetsuit was no match for the chill of approaching Winter. My whole body has gone numb, and after hiking from Auckland to Raglan, I'm thankful for a bit of relief.
Stress is a life stealer – especially when a heart condition forbids it. To stop worrying, a writer heads for Grand Turk for a lesson in relaxing.
My room number has ﬁve digits.
As in, room number 11-544. Can I tattoo this number onto my hand? You know, so I can ﬁnd my room, or simply remember to keep looking for it? I’ve been distracted by a Maya temple, Chihuly glass sculptures, underwater ruins, 12-foot manta rays, shopping malls, slot machines and thousands of smiling kids — slipping and skipping through miles of water slides, rivers and aquariums.
Of course, all this is Atlantis, visionary Sol Kerzner’s take on the mythical sunken city, raised from the depths as a modern-day, semi-sunken resort. Perhaps the world’s most ambitious. I’m here for a travel conference. It’s an odd setting for one. Atlantis is decidedly not the Bahamas, nor travel. It’s a fantasy. A megasize one.
Now, if only I could locate my room in it all ... whoa, a race-car track?!”
On North Carolina's Outer Banks, the adventurous (and not so adventurous) feel right at home.
It sounded great. A chance to have a Caribbean island (Thomas Cay in the Exumas) all to myself. Unlimited sand, sun and sea for my exclusive use. No iPhone, TV or Internet, no world financial crisis or lawn maintenance. Count me in.
You've found the perfect secluded beach – now what? One blogger reveals a must-have travel product for your next beach day.