With value never going out of fashion, all-inclusive resorts remain eternally popular with savvy travelers. There’s an undeniably comfort in knowing you can kick back, relax, and have everything taken care of with no sticker shock at a trip’s conclusion. With a plethora of options in the all-inclusive sphere, hotels and resorts have upped the ante when it comes to added value. We take a closer look at all-inclusive resorts going the extra mile for guests.
Once the preserve of cloistered Penthouse Suites and their lucky guests, private plunge pools are becoming ubiquitous in hotels of all shapes and sizes. Despite this increasing presence they still represent the utmost in comfort, providing a decadent perch for relaxation and romance. With some of the world’s best hotels among our roster, we’ve donned our bathing suits to take a deep dive into seven of Kiwi Collection’s dreamiest private plunge pools.
Whether you’ve steadfastly maintained those resolutions or they’ve been consigned to the scrap heap, 2017 can still be the year to affect positive change. One of the most effective ways to kick start this process is a wellness vacation. Once considered niche, this industry has boomed over the last decade to encompass holistic spas, hiking getaways, weight management programs and even spiritual retreats. We take a look at 10 hotels that help guests cleanse and renew to work toward a new ending.
January has arrived with its associated resolutions. Right now, the only trip most of us are considering is a guilt trip directly to the nearest gym. However, a new year also provides an opportunity to reassess and improve one’s quality of life. One such avenue to explore is embarking on a slower pace of life—not unlike the takeaway from children’s story The Tortoise and the Hare. We take a look at seven hotels where a slower pace isn’t just encouraged, it’s impossible to avoid.
As 2016 draws to a close, there’s no better time of year for indulging in a little nostalgia. December is known for many things, but its the annual “best of” lists that make the month so enjoyable. It was a year in which some lesser known gems finally received widespread acclaim, while a smattering of old favorites came roaring back into vogue. Herein, 11 of 2016’s hottest vacation destinations, and some of the hotels that helped make them special.
Far too often there’s a feeling of arriving home from vacation in need of more time off. Sometimes this is a hangover from our holiday excesses, but often it’s because we haven’t addressed the reason why we took a vacation in the first place — to get away from it all. Carving out some time to decompress can be difficult on a city break, so we’ve searched the globe for eight havens where one can escape from civilization.