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10 must-see Islands

by Trip Advisor

10 must-see islands

Ko Phi Phi Don
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Bali, Indonesia
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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Easter Island, Chile
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Ischia, Italy
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Santorini, Greece
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Madagascar, Africa
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Anguilla, Caribbean
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Maui, Hawaii
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Top Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the World

Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the World

bt Trip Advisor

BollAnt's im Park

A perfect retreat. Wish I had stayed much longer! Very friendly staff, great spa treatments, outstanding food.— Eva_Maria_10, Zurich, Switzerland
Adler Dolomiti Spa & Sport Resort
It is has everything just right…. Everything !

 

Jasmine Spa and Wellness Holistic Health
Love blossoms at Jasmine Spa and Wellness!
Erika
very confortable
Gaia Retreat & Spa
Pure bliss

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Top 10 Beach Destinations in Caribbean

by Trip Advisor

1Providenciales Turks and Caicos

Providenciales
What Caicos Dream Tours calls  Flamingo Tongue Grace Bay Beach at T & C Club Taylor Bay

What makes this little Caribbean island the Travelers’ Choice top beach destination for the second year in a row? Families love it for its uncrowded beaches at Taylor Bay and Grace Bay. Divers and snorkelers flock there to explore the bountiful barrier reef, including Smith’s Reef and its ocean floor walk. And newlyweds find it a perfectly romantic place for a honeymoon.
2Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
Inhabited since the year 1000, Aruba is an island rich in history and culture. Eagle Beach is an idyllic Caribbean beach, with white sands and turquoise waters, and is frequented by water sports enthusiasts. Palm Beach, on the island’s west side, offers perfect swimming conditions and powdery sand. Those more concerned with conditions under the waves won’t want to miss the wreck of the torpedoed tanker Pedernales, a popular diving site. Aruba is only 20 miles long, thus easily explored by bike or moped.
Sure, you can leave the sunny sands in favor of a crocodile watch or horseback ride, but when the main strand is called Seven Mile Beach, it’s clear what draws most visitors to Negril. Depending on how much sun you want, you’re welcome to go topless or even sunbathe in the buff in some places.
Amazing beach-Bury me there!
This is what Caribbean postcards are made of: 25 miles of white sand, swaying coconut trees and crystal-clear water. An affordable tropical getaway, Punta Cana is known for its many all-inclusive resorts. Long a getaway for European tourists, Americans are now catching on to this Dominican Republic hotspot.
Varadero city
Cuba’s top beach destination sits on a 13-mile-long peninsula with powder soft sands lapped by waters of the Kawama Channel. Resort hotels teem along the shore that U.S. celebrities and gangsters, including Al Capone, discovered in the 1920s. Sip a refreshing mojito to cool off from an all-day beach-baking session or deep sea fishing excursion.
6Cayo Coco, Cuba
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Treat yourself to the good life at a Cayo Coco luxury resort. Here in the islands called Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens), picture-perfect skies meet powder-white beaches and calm seas. Explore the beaches, plan a fishing trip, go horseback riding… it’s all here.
 
Just 10 miles east of La Romana lies the fishing town of Bayahibe. Bayahibe offers spectacular coral formations and three shipwrecks: the Atlantic Princess, St George and Coco. It’s no wonder diving is one of its most popular attractions! Snorkeling in the gorgeous, clear water is a must for viewing the abundant starfish. In the national park, nature enthusiasts will find lagoons and wildlife, including a variety of birds. There is much to do, but the inviting, soft white-sand beaches are perfect for the traveler seeking relaxation.
8Nassau, New Providence Island
Atlantis from cruise ship entering Nassau harbor
The gleaming beaches and vibrant coral reefs of Nassau and neighboring Paradise Island draw vacationers from all over the world. Bahamian culture dictates a carefree atmosphere that extends from the flavorful nightlife to the powdery sands. With 17 beaches to choose from, there’s truly something for everyone, from the leisurely loungers to adventure-seeking divers, snorkelers, parasailers and windsurfers.
Low-key and relaxed, Mo-Bay (as the locals call it) offers sun, fun and tons of activities on the golden Jamaican sands or in the sparkling Caribbean waters. Swim and snorkel in water that sparkles every shade of blue at Doctor’s Cave and Fletcher Beach. Braver souls can dive in the ominously named Widowmaker’s Cave. The rewards are worth the risk; multicolored corals and schools of unusual tropical creatures.
10San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The historic beaches of San Juan offer something for everyone, from families to laid-back vacationers to rum-scented party-hoppers. Popular Ocean Park Beach buzzes with activity—and plenty of locals. Kite-surf, toss a disc or enjoy an ice cream while strolling beneath swaying palm trees.

HondaJet, Advanced Private Jets of Luxury

HondaJets provide advanced private jets of luxury that are lightweight business aircraft offering an extra large cabin, high cruising speed and high fuel efficiency.

It is a luxury private jet and can achieve such a high performance thanks to an over the wing engine mount configuration. A natural laminar flow wind and flow fuselage nose was developed after extensive analysis and wind tunnel tests. The wind of the luxury jet is metal and has an integral machined skin which gives it a smooth upper surface needed for the natural laminar flow. The fuselage is designed entirely of composites with stiffened panels along with sandwich panels which reduce weight and cost.

The prototype of this private jet was designed and manufactured in the USA. It has undergone tests including structural proof tests, control system, system functions and ground vibration which it passed with flying colors. The first flight of the private jet took place in 2003.

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7 Beautiful Golf Courses

at the Very Best

Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand

bonus video : Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, Bay of Islands – New Zealand 

Pacific Dunes, Oregon

Old Head Golf Links, Ireland

Pebble Beach Golf Links, California

Torrey Pines Golf Course, California

Whistling Straits, Wisconsin

 

Whistling Straits, Wisconsin

 

10 Fantastic Hotel Pools

at TripAdvisor

10 fantastic hotel pools
1. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek  Orlando, Florida, US

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2. Hansar Samui Resort Bophut, Thailand
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3. The Mirage Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, US

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4. Valentin Imperial Maya Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5. Vencia Hotel Mykonos Town, Greece
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6. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa  Maui, Hawaii, US
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7. Hard Rock Hotel Bali  Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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8. Riviera Resort & Spa, Palm Springs Palm Springs, California, US
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 9. Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island  Denarau Island, Fiji
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10. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Herradura, Costa Rica
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Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the World

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HERE Film by The Luxury Collection

Featuring the stunning Agyness Deyn, ‘HERE’ is the latest indie film offering from Lucas Guadagnino (Melissa P., I Am In Love), following a stunning young woman’s journey to the luxurious properties offered by The Luxury Collection.

10 Warm Weather Escapes

by Trip Advisor

10 warm-weather escapes - Put on your swimsuit and bask in the sun.

1. San Pedro, Belize  photo by wjedi95

2. Cape Town, South Africa photo by SeaDream2

3. Kata Beach, Thailand photo by KhunRoger

4. Tamarindo, Costa Rica  photo by coley9

 5. Playa del Carmen, Mexico  photo by Meli D

 6. Port Douglas, Australia  photo by YvonaJ

7. Nusa Dua, Indonesia  photo by yamanote

 8. Isla Mujeres, Mexico photo by cecandpam

9. St. John’s, Antigua  photo by trobin4787

 10. Bophut, Thailand photo by Gatiux

 

The Very Best Ski Resorts in France


at VerBest.com

Do you have a passion for skiing and luxury? If so you may be interested in our list of some of the very best ski resorts in France. Here are just five of the most superb when it comes to a vacation in luxurious surroundings.

The Alpe D Huez is classed among some of the very best ski resorts in France located in the Southern Alps and is known around the world for its superb sunshine. The snow conditions are superb with some very long runs along with nursery slopes and some very steep slopes for the more advanced skier. There are numerous leisure activities at the resort and the night life is excellent.

Argentirere is a traditional Savoyard village and also home to one of the finest ski resorts in the whole of France. This is where you can find and enjoy some of the most exciting skiing anywhere in the world. The Les Grands Montets stand at 3300 meters with a piste at the top and other delights such as the Pas De Chevre.

The Avoriaz is listed among the very best ski resorts and is also one of the highest resorts in the Portes Du Soleil area. This superb resort offers fantastic skiing along with numerous spectacular views out over the vistas. There is something to keep all ages and ski levels busy, along with the infamous Swiss Wall.

Chamonix is among the superb and cosmopolitan luxury ski resorts of the world and France. This is an internationally know resort when it comes to winter vacations and skiing. There are more than six ski areas offering more than 160 km of some of the very best pisted skiing. When it comes to off piste skiing there are more areas than you could possible ski in a single season. From all of the luxury ski chalets you are able to reach some of the most beautiful areas this part of the world offers and even have your own chauffeur driven car.

Chatel is found in the middle of Portes du Soleil and is one of the largest and finest of ski resorts in France. In total it covers over 14 different resorts which are home to more than 400 miles of ski slopes. If you want some of the most stunning scenery in the world along with numerous amenities and the perfect experience on the ski slopes Chatel is a great choice. Whether you are a beginner or an expert Chatel has something to suit everyones tastes.

Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz) is a superb old village resort close to woodland and is home to the 1992 Olympic ski jump which dominates the village. If looking for luxury ski resorts offering an excellent night-life, this is the place. Of course there are some excellent ski slopes too.

bonus video: Avoriaz ski resort


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