Category Archives: Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Maruba Resort Jungle Spa – Maskall, Belize

Hotel Review: Maruba Resort Jungle Spa – Maskall, Belize

‘Belize Vacation on the wild side’ – this unique slogan caught my eye when I first saw the Maruba Resort Jungle Spa website. That looked interesting, actually more, it looked exciting. Truth is, the more we travel, the harder it is to find things that excite our interest. A Jungle Spa – I thought, whyContinue Reading

Hotel Review : Hopkins Bay Resort, Belize

Hotel Review : Hopkins Bay Resort, Belize

When we initially mapped out our travel plans in Belize, Hopkins was not part of it. The reason? I didn’t find much information about this part of the country. However, when Hopkins Bay Resort invited us to review their property, I sat up and took a closer look at the area. I learned that Hopkins isContinue Reading

Hotel Review: Xanadu Island Resort – San Pedro, Belize

Hotel Review: Xanadu Island Resort – San Pedro, Belize

After a week in the jungle of Belize, now it was time to check out an island boutique hotel we had heard a lot about. A resort that has been awarded for being eco-friendly and for its excellent service. Xanadu Island Resort in San Pedro, Belize on Ambergris Caye stands out also for its rather unusual ecoContinue Reading

Luxury on Soliman Bay, Tulum – My Review of Jashita Hotel

Luxury on Soliman Bay, Tulum – My Review of Jashita Hotel

In my search for a unique hotel in Tulum, Jashita jumped out at me for it’s superb location, and for being the only hotel located on the beautiful Soliman Bay. That was enough to make me want to stay there! On learning more about their beginnings I had nothing but respect for the owners. Jashita was originallyContinue Reading

An artful escape – My review of CasaSandra Boutique Hotel

An artful escape – My review of CasaSandra Boutique Hotel

I love the unusual, the creative, the interesting things in life. Things that stimulate my mind and stir up my soul. During my stay in the Mayan Riviera I asked around to find out if there was a place that I really MUST go to. Turned out, Holbox Island was the place to visit. So we did.Continue Reading

The Houben Hotel – One of the Nicest Views in Koh Lanta, Thailand

The Houben Hotel – One of the Nicest Views in Koh Lanta, Thailand

I still remember the first time I saw a picture of The Houben, all bathed in the glow of a golden sunset, the red pool lights and the tree on the top of a cliff, overlooking the Andaman Sea. It was a vision that was imprinted in my mind. While I had no plans toContinue Reading

Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa – One of the Top 10 Boutique Resorts in Asia

Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa – One of the Top 10 Boutique Resorts in Asia

The Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa was initially built to accommodate the business partners and family members of the owner, Mr. Sompak Trakarnkoolpunt – a real estate developer in Thailand. As it seems, when the resort first opened, all his business partners and family members, were amazed with the infrastructure, the decor, and also withContinue Reading

Hotel de la Paix Review – Once a Prison, Now the Last Word in Luxury!

Hotel de la Paix Review – Once a Prison, Now the Last Word in Luxury!

When I first heard that Hotel de la Paix was built in 1910 as a French colonial fort, I was curious to see the architecture. Then I learned the long and colorful history of this wonderful structure. The very same building used to be the governor’s residence and at some point in time the building wasContinue Reading

Pelangi Estate – One of the most breathtaking villas in Ubud, Bali

Pelangi Estate – One of the most breathtaking villas in Ubud, Bali

Before my first visit to Bali I could only picture myself sitting by a sandy beach resort. Up until then, in my mind, Bali was popular only for its beautiful beaches, and Ubud was just a name to me. It wasn’t until we arrived at the Pelangi Estate, that Ubud was transformed from being justContinue Reading

The Shells Resort & Spa Review – All-Inclusive Spa Resort in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

The Shells Resort & Spa Review – All-Inclusive Spa Resort in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

There is a great chance you’ve probably never heard of Phu Quoc Island – a slow-paced Vietnamese island with beautiful beaches and impressive sunsets. But let me tell you, what makes this island so enchanting is the fact that the island remains undeveloped and unspoiled. So, if you’re the kind of traveler that wants toContinue Reading