Dusit Resort, Pattaya

Pattaya City, Chonburi, Thailand
Dusit Resort, Pattaya is a five-star resort hotel that provides a unique blend of coastal leisure and city activity in Chonburi, Thailand, on the Gulf of Siam. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy a secluded beach resort with a wealth of facilities and activities as well as easy access to the many attractions Pattaya has to offer. These include a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, several Pattaya beaches, and the fun Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. The resort is only two hours' drive from Bangkok.

All 462 stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites feature a pleasing, contemporary design and state-of-the-art amenities, while scenic private balconies provide either an exhilarating panoramic ocean vista or a lush, green garden view. It all adds up to the perfect getaway. They also offer a wide range and choice of restaurants, each specializing in distinctive cuisine, enhanced by spectacular views and a carefully created ambiance.

For sporting and recreational fun, the resort provides a remarkable range of facilities. There are not only two swimming pools, but also two beaches where a wide selection of water sports are available. As a complete resort, the new DFiT further provides an extensive Fitness Centre, comprising fully equipped gymnasium, aerobics room, cardio-theatre room, steam room and sauna. Additionally, there are three tennis courts, and arrangements can be made for golf at any of several excellent 18-hole courses near Pattaya.

The resort offers a range of professional meeting facilities with the flexibility to accommodate small groups, medium-sized seminars, or conventions of up to 3000 participants. In addition, a staff of experts is on hand to coordinate all stages of organization.

Impeccable catering facilities, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and other supporting materials also guarantee the success of any type of gathering, whether a local business meeting or a multinational conference.

El Nido Resorts, Palawan

Palawan, Philippines
El Nido is located in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan about 430 km southwest of Manila. El Nido Resorts offer activities as diverse as the environment. Sunbathe in secret coves, kayak in hidden lagoons, explore isolated islands, hike through a tropical forest, have a picnic on a private beach, go on a mangrove river tour, snorkel or scuba dive with colorful tropical fishes among fringing and submerged coral reefs.

The most striking feature of El Nido is its scenic landscape - massive limestone islands of varying shapes and sizes scattered about the sparkling sea. The limestone cliffs of El Nido were naturally carved out of extensive and thick layers of coralline deposits.

Lagen Island Resort has a total of 51 rooms with a variety of accommodation types to choose from. There are water cottages built on stilts on both sides of its cove, Beachfront Cottages with a view of the entire cove and of the sunset, Forest Rooms and Forest Suites built on the fringes of a tropical forest. All cottages, rooms and suites have floors made of antique wood, furnishing made of old wood from old Filipino houses and a full-height sliding glass doors that open up to a private verandah, and depending on the room, affords guests with views of the cove, the cliffs, the bay or the sunset. Each cottage, room and suite is air-conditioned and has a private toilet and shower with bath amenities and a hair dryer, a mini-bar, stereo system with CD player, and IDD telephone.

Miniloc Island Resort has a total of 43 rooms. Like Lagen Islands Resort, it has a variety of accommodation styles to choose from. There are Water Cottages and Seaview Rooms built on stilts, Garden Cottages and Family Cottages surrounded by tropical plants, Cliff Cottages nestled in the hillside and Beachside Rooms right in front of the beach. The cottages and rooms at Miniloc Island Resort are built with thatched roofs and furnished with indigenous Filipino materials. The local flavor extends to the cottages and rooms from the wooden floors and walls made of woven bamboo slats (locally called sawali) to furniture hand-made from natural materials such as bamboo and rattan. All cottages and rooms are air-conditioned and have a mini bar, a hair dryer and private toilet, shower facilities and private verandahs that offer views of the cove and the nearby islands.

Cambridge Beaches, Sandys

Sandys, Bermuda
Cambridge Beaches is a place of the heart, where wellness and relaxation abounds. In beautiful surroundings, our guests renew and reconnect with themselves and their loved ones. Couples enjoy the romance and casual elegance, and friends and families find special ways to be together on their Bermuda vacation. Groups find clarity and inspiration. Our guests travel the world, but this is the place they return to time and again.

Stay in one of our Cambridge Beaches cottage-style rooms or suites and find yourself in a world all your own. You could stay on the property for days and never run out of things to do. There are endless water activities and beautiful beaches which are perfect for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing from May-October. There is a private marina offering all sorts of boats and water equipment.

Enjoy tennis, English croquet or practice your putting on our green. Be pampered in the Ocean Spa. Experience the Cambridge labyrinth. Kayak. Sail. Windsurf. The new outdoor pool opened on July 4th and guests can expect a wonderful new leisure experience overlooking Mangrove Bay.

Little Palm Island, Little Torch Key

Little Torch Key, Florida, United States
The Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, the internationally acclaimed private island paradise, listed among the top resorts in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazine.

Tucked offshore of Little Torch Key and accessible only by boat or seaplane, the resort is a world unto itself, alive with hidden pleasures. Crushed seashell paths wind through lush gardens to thatched-roof bungalows, which serve as your guest quarters. Extra spacious, each suite and grand suite has romantic touches such as a king-size bed draped in butterfly netting, verandahs with ocean views and, in some rooms, private outdoor showers and jetted tubs.

From the lagoon-style pool to the meditative Zen Garden or the cozy Great Room library, a perfect serenity sweeps over you as you wander the island. Oversized hammocks beckon from the trees. Lounge chairs nestled in the sand call from the beach. And at the end of the day, return to your private bungalow for peaceful seclusion to dream again.

They welcome children 16 years of age and older. Pets are also not permitted on the island.

At first glimpse from your boat transfer, Little Palm Island appears, floating like a brilliant mirage, in the Florida Straits. The resort is set on a sweep of powder-soft sand with just 30 remarkable suites. Each of the 28, one-bedroom, thatched-roof oceanfront suites feature a king-sized bed, living room, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private verandah. There are also two exclusive Island Grand suites with his and hers bathrooms and an outdoor hot tub. If a sunset view is important to you, the Island Grand suite is a must. All suites are non-smoking.

Half Moon, Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nestled among 400 acres of tropical landscape on Jamaica's northern coast, the colonial-style Half Moon has been welcoming distinguished guests for over 50 years.

Today Half Moon ranks among the most popular and complete resorts in the Caribbean. The Resort offers 398 elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites or villas, a par 72 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed golf course and world renowned David Leadbetter Golf Academy, 13 tennis and four squash courts, 51 swimming pools, a natural Dolphin Lagoon, 24-hour medical centre, croquet lawn, putting green, jogging and cycling trails, basketball and volleyball courts, world-class equestrian centre, a fully-equipped nautilus gym with personal trainers, gourmet dining, duty-free shopping and complete spa facilities.

Georgian-style buildings scattered throughout the lush, tropical grounds of Half Moon are home to casually elegant and restful accommodations. Individually decorated, Half Moon's guest rooms, suites and private villas were designed to enrich your stay and welcome you back again and again.

For those craving rejuvenation, the resort`s exclusive spa facility is a welcome haven, and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Course, and tennis facilities are world-class. An exciting variety of dining options and entertainment venues allow guests to follow their whims and choose gourmet Italian one night and a sumptuous beach barbecue the next.

As the winner of four major green hotel awards, Half Moon is committed to preserving its beautiful piece of paradise, and makes every effort to harmoniously co-exist with the environment, while still maintaining the highest standards of excellence that guests expect.

Copacabana Palace, Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Located right on Copacabana beach, the Copacabana Palace is South America's most famous hotel and has welcomed the rich and famous since 1923.

This impressive stucco-fashioned edifice is Rio's most traditional and luxurious hotel. This landmark was designed by the French architect Joseph Gire who was inspired by two hotels, the Negresco in Nice and the Carlton in Cannes. Since opening the hotel has had only two owners, the Guinle family of Rio de Janeiro and from 1989, Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises.

The Copacabana Palace has 222 accomodation, 147 in the main building which 71 are suites and 76 are rooms. In the Tower Wing Building, there are 75 accommodations, which are all suites. The rooms and suites face either the sea, internal, pool or city view. The 5th floor, boasts an Executive rooms and suites all benefiting from a range of exclusive facilities and Executive lounge, where snacks and drinks are served throughout the day. The Guest rooms have air conditioner, cable T.V. (major International channels), VCR, fax, electronic safe, hair dryer and direct telephones lines.

The Copacabana Palace boasts a magnificent Semi-Olympic size swimming pool, without doubt the finest in Rio, and a tennis court. The hotel also offers a Fitness Centre, Beauty Salon, Baby Sitter Service and Beach Service.

Water sports nearby include surfing and bodyboarding. It is also possible to cruise and snorkel around the offshore islands as well as play golf, beach volleyball, beach football (soccer) and other sports.

Elounda Beach Hotel, Crete

Crete, Greece
Elounda Beach Hotel is a paradise resort, situated on the Northeast coast of the island of Crete.

The style of traditional island architecture and discreet luxury inspire the decor of all ou rooms, where fastidious attention to detail is evident. Enjoy the uplifting comfort of being surrounded by lush gardens and striking sea views such as that of Mirabello Bay.

At Elounda Beach their guests don't get a chance to make three wishes--they get as much as they like. And all of them are granted with utmost care, expertise, respect and love. Their charismatic staff will not overlook any of your needs or desires.

Each room has air conditioning, veranda, CD player, IDD telephone, satellite television with video channels, mini-bar, safe, and Jacuzzi. Exclusive suites and villas have private decks leading to the sea, steam baths, VCRs, and computer modem outlets. In-house CDs and video library. Exclusive suites with private heated swimming pools in a secluded garden or on the waterfront. Royal suites with indoor/outdoor pools, gym room with trainer, butler, chef, and pianist. New Imperial Penthouse suite with private pool, gym room, in-house movie theater, and 24-hour dedicated butler.

Other facilities include two private beaches and marina, all water sports, health and fitness center, heated seawater swimming pool, floodlit clay tennis courts and many more.

The Leela, Goa

Goa, India
What do you get when you blend South India’s temple traditions with Portuguese heritage? A 5 star beach resort called The Leela, Goa, for one. Sprawled over 75 endless acres in idyllic South Goa, the property boasts a 12 hole, par 3 golf course for the aficionados. And if you prefer to unwind by not doing anything at all, you have the Mobor beach pretty much to yourself. The bustling fishing village along the Sal River, to the south, offers a fascinating insight into how the lucky locals of Goa live.

Being a luxury resort means that The Leela, Goa offers you a choice 152 rooms, suites and villas, as well as from a host of dining options and leisure activities. Add to this a state-of-the-art business centre and you have the perfect destination for a company conference too.

Dotting the 75 acres of lush gardens and sparkling lagoons that we call The Leela, Goa are a 151 plush rooms and suites. All rooms are spacious, elegantly furnished and come with central air conditioning, colour TV with satellite channels, DVD players and CD players, wi-fi internet connectivity and private balconies so that you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast or a romantic dinner. All rooms also have a lagoon view except the Royal Villas and Presidential Suite, which face the ocean and overlook the golf course. The Presidential Suite, the Royal Villas and the 6 Club Suites come with a personal plunge pool.

Hayman, Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Hayman in Australia's magnificent Great Barrier Reef, is a private island destination, presenting a unique resort experience of adventure, indulgence and natural beauty. Hayman is a member of the prestigious organisation, The Leading Hotels of the World.

Hayman is Australia's most celebrated private island destination, beautifully situated in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and presenting an array of unique and memorable resort and Reef experiences.

Hayman presents an award-winning five-star resort complemented by a warm and sincere community of 500 employees and their families, within a breathtaking natural environment.

Surrounded by idyllic coral fringed beaches and lapping the waters of the Coral Sea, on the south-western side of the island, Hayman offers 228 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and a beach villa. The accommodation, restaurants, guest service areas, marine facilities and operational plant, have been designed to blend in with the natural beauty of the surroundings. No part of the resort is higher than four stories and throughout, shady ponds and gentle waterfalls thread their way among beautiful gardens, spacious walkways and open air lanais.

Guests travel to Hayman to bask in a beautiful tropical climate, with warm days, year round swimming and a relaxed atmosphere. Throughout the year, the weather is warm and sultry with January normally the hottest month. The winter months offer warm days with only a light jacket or sweater normally required during the evening. July is traditionally the coolest month.