Beach Resorts


Australia’s Capella Lodge Gets an Upgrade

One of the world's most exotic hideaways, the nine-suite Capella Lodge on Australia's Lord Howe Island, has reopened after a major refurbishment.

GoldenEye: At Home with James Bond in Jamaica

Located close to the town of Oracabessa in Jamaica, GoldenEye was once the home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Now it is primarily a couple's resort.

Best Beach Resorts: Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Climbing an astonishing 19 places, Cap Juluca in Anguilla returned in force to claim the top spot on the Best Beach Resorts list.

A New Aman in the Dominican Republic

Amanera, the 29th Aman resort, is set atop a cliff in a remote part of the Dominican Republic in keeping with the company's preference for pristine locations.

Hideaway Report Classic: The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

In the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's boutique, I purchased a few postcards with aerial photos of the hotel and its broad sweep of private beach.

A New Maui Hotel Discovery

I sought a post-cruise stay at luxury hideaway Hotel Wailea, somewhere removed from the crowds and with memorable views of the Pacific.

Caribbean Islands: Eleuthera & Harbour Island

If time could be rewound, the history of the Bahamas would unfold here, on these two islands. Read more about our favorite caribbean islands.

Caribbean Islands: Paradise Island

Spanish, British and West Indian traditions still inspire the rich culture of Paradise Island. Read more about our favorite Caribbean islands.

Photos: Song Saa, Hideaway of The Year

Andrew Harper shares travel photos and favorite trip experiences from the 2016 Hideaway of the Year, featured in the January 2016 Hideaway Report.

Hideaway of the Year 2016: Song Saa

A 35-minute speedboat ride from Sihanoukville on Cambodia's west coast, Song Saa lies in the pristine Koh Rong archipelago.

Caribbean Grand Awards 2016

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top Caribbean beach resorts selected.

Photos: 3 Newly Recommended Hotels, November 2015

The November 2015 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to new South Pacific hotels in Fiji, Vanuatu and Australia, as well as Sun Valley, Idaho.

A Fiji Classic Restored: The Wakaya Club & Spa

The Wakaya Club & Spa has been a favorite Fijian retreat since 1991, when we had our first of several stays at this entrancing hideaway.

The Magic of Song Saa: An Idyllic Cambodian Private Island Resort

As I researched my visit to Song Saa, Cambodia’s first luxury private island resort, I found myself dreaming of Thailand 30 years ago.

Readers' Choice 2015: Top 20 Beach Resorts

After a two-year absence from this list, Acqualina in Miami returned in force to claim the top spot.

Photos: Readers' Choice 2015 Top Beach Resorts

Enjoy an exclusive slideshow showcasing the top Beach Resort winners around the world from the 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.

Just Back From | Maui, Hawaii

A detailed trip report from a family vacation in Hawaii during the peak of whale season.

Just Back From | Four Seasons Punta Mita

Two staff members share details from a business trip to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita that featured its fair share of relaxation, memorable meals and more.

Just Back From | Punta Mita, Mexico

A staff member shares tips for what to do, see, eat and drink after a five-night stay in Punta Mita, Mexico.

São Paulo Options

São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city, with a population of about 11 million, and lies a 40-minute flight (270 miles by road) southwest of Rio.

Fisher Island: Miami Sanctuary Renewed

The Fisher Island ferry leaves from a dock a few hundred yards from Miami’s cruise ship terminal and just a short drive from the madding crowds of South Beach.

Nicaragua: a New World-Class Resort

Although Nicaragua has most of the ingredients required for success, its tourism has been slower to develop than expected. So I was intrigued to hear about a new $250 million Pacific coast retreat.

Last Minute Options for the Holidays

Around this time of year, the Travel Office’s phones start to ring with calls from people who want to go “somewhere warm” for the holidays. Alas, many of the most obvious destinations have already sold out.

In the News: Necker Restored

Sir Richard Branson’s idyllic hideaway in the British Virgin Islands is open for business once more.

Reader Survey 2013: Top 20 Beach Resorts

Beach resorts from California to Thailand, South Carolina and Australia grace this year's Top 20 list. See all the destinations, including perennial favorite Mexico, below.

In the News: Lanai Redux

Last year, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison purchased the Hawaiian island of Lanai for $300 million. (Apparently, it was originally priced at $1.2 billion, so it seems he found a bargain!)

Martha's Vineyard: My Favorite Inns

In many ways, Martha’s Vineyard is a little world unto itself. Indeed, the 17,000 year-round residents like to say that they are “45 minutes from America,” citing the time it takes for the ferry to cross from Woods Hole.

Costa Rica: Perennial Favorites

Founded by American conservationists Karen and John Lewis, Lapa Rios nestles in a pristine 1,000-acre reserve, where it harmoniously blends into glorious surroundings on three jungly ridges connected by garden paths.

Where to Stay: Lavish Resorts

Although the hotels in the Dominican Republic do not number among the Caribbean’s finest, there are nonetheless some luxurious places to stay.

The Dominican Republic's Peerless Water Holes

Golf is treated as just another amenity on most Caribbean islands. It's something to do between the last scuba dive and the first rum punch; it’s seldom the primary focus of a vacation.

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