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If you have visited, or plan to visit, one of the places above between June 2011 and February 2012, you could become an ambassador for one of these destinations. Just go the Grand Velas All Suites and Spa Resort page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/grandvelasresort?sk=app_175228065866009 and post about your experiences. You can even add photographs.
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The Balcones del Atlantico, a RockResorts luxury resort, opened in September of 2010 on the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula. It’s the first luxury resort in the area. This villa-suite resort is situated on the shining sands of almost a mile of almost undiscovered beaches, named Playa Las Terrenas after the small nearby fishing village of the same name. You can, as the resort’s website says “walk all day and your feet will never leave the sand.” An up-scale restaurant, name “Porto,” has just opened at the resort and RockResort is offering a “StayFree, EatFree” package in celebration.
Featuring two pools with one swim-up bar, a beach bar, the new restaurant, watersports, tennis, horseback riding, and more, vacationers are never more than a few steps from the beach. Well-known Interior designer, Patricia Reid, is responsible for the chic tropical/ nautical decoration of the Balcones del Atlantico’s 86 two and three bedroom villa suites. The suites range in size from 1,900 to 4000 square feet. Reid’s philosophy is “Simple Luxury.” Her emphasis is on the bright colors of the tropics and natural lighting. Each suite is enhanced with local art, polished coral and granite tiles, and Balinese stone basins and teak counter tops in the bathrooms. Outdoor patios are furnished with wooden tables that seat between two and eight. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access, and state of the art kitchens featuring Viking appliances and cooking equipment by Cuisinart.
The restaurant, Porto, has the largest and most varied wine list in The Dominican Republic. The food, prepared by acclaimed Peruvian Chef Bruco Tosco offer a unique mix of Dominican and Peruvian flavors. Specialties include a daily catch that will vary with the seasons. Locally caught shrimp in three different and unique flavors is offered by the pound.
A highlight of Balcones del Atlantico is its commitment to the local environment and community with its strategy for sustainable tourism and development. Guests and staff may participate in environmental and community projects through the hotel’s partnerships with Reef Check- Dominican Republic and Pack for a Purpose.
To find out more information or to book your next trip to the Dominican Republic, call us at 866-365-8747!
Karisma Hotels and Resorts are offering a new program “designed to elevate inclusive vacations to quality levels comparable to traditional luxury hotels.” Their Gourmet Inclusive Package is a new category in the field of luxury vacations.
As soon as a guest enters one of Karisma’s all inclusive resorts in Cancan their Gourmet vacation starts. Arriving guests are greeted with a moist towel, champagne, and a smile, before being escorted to a personal check-in. Every guest is a VIP guest! Resorts feature lush landscaping, white sand beaches lined with beach beds, and many pools with swim-up bars – a relaxing yet upscale atmosphere. Gourmet services include premium beverages and cuisine, beach butlers, 24 hour room service, turn-down service, and more.
Karisma’s gourmet cuisine is created by star chefs and has been termed “Superb,” “Best in class,” “Decadent,” and “Outstanding.” Travel agent Magazine says “Memorable food experiences and attentive service are hallmarks of the Gourmet Inclusive concept.”
Let Karisma’s gourmet beverages complete your vacation experience. A full menu dedicated from margaritas to smoothies for the kids is offered. 31 flavors of mojito are also offered. Karisma prides itself on offering the perfect cocktails from their special theme bars including a frozen tequila bar, a mojito lounge, and a martini bar. Private label wines are offered, which are produced and chosen especially for Karisma. Sommeliers are available to make suggestions and to organize wine tastings. Enjoy Karisma’s famous Dorado Martini or a tropical drink at one of the swim-up bars.
There are no cash transactions at Karisma Resorts. All meals, accommodations, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a minibar that’s refilled every day, activity programs, full concierge service, use of the Kids and Teens Club, non-motorized sports (kayaks, snorkeling gear, paddleboats), scuba clinics, tennis courts, rackets and balls (where available), taxes and gratuities, live music and shows, shopping tours of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, a fitness center, and 24 hour room service are all included in Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive Package. There are other services that are not included in the package such as spa treatments, car rental, and beauty salon services.
Check out our website on the Azul Villa Carola, one of Karisma’s luxury villas!
“Art is expressed at a more ultra-luxurious and refined degree at Zoetry Wellness and Spa Resorts.”
Zoetry Spa Resorts offer new levels of pleasure, health, and luxury based on wellness, serenity and romance. Not only will you be pampered with healthy gourmet cuisine and spa experiences, but you will have many opportunities to participate in cultural, artistic and educational activities. Zoetry visitors are encouraged to contribute, voluntarily, to local communities and to the Earth in the spirit of both social and environmental responsibility. The three Zoestry resorts include Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (Cancun), Zoetry Agua Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), and Zoetry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos (Los Cabos) each with with different styles, settings, and ambience – all offering serene, luxurious, earth-friendly, spa vacations.
Wellness at Zoetry resorts reaches beyond all traditional health, fitness, nutrition, and spa therapies and is centered in the realm of holistic health. Zoetry experts combine fitness with nutritional advice that focuses on each guest’s lifelong nutritional needs creating a sense of overall health and wellness. All Zoetry spas offer complete menus of holistic, Asian, hydrotherapy and other treatments to rejuvenate you. The Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita spa offers the Thalassotherapy Spa, the first certified facility of this type in North America. Thalossotherapy utilizes heated seawater, seaweed and marine mud to bathe your skin in minerals and to remove toxins. Aquagym, Yoga, Meditation, Tai-Chi, Chinese medicine services, Mayan healing practices, and other services are included.
Zoetry provides professional Business Event Coordinators who expertly cater to your every conference, seminar, retreat, or any other business needs you might have in a paradise-like setting.
All indoor and outdoor meeting facilities will be coordinated. All audiovisual and computer needs will quickly and discreetly be handled and you will be free to take advantage of the resort for private parties with live entertainment, transportation, golf outings to the best courses the area has to offer, as well as many other tours which are tailored to each beautiful location.
Weddings and Honeymoons
What could be more romantic than a wedding and honeymoon by the sea? Zoetry’s professional wedding coordinators guide a bride and groom through every step of the most romantic wedding from flowers, to the food and beverages, entertainment, guest accommodations, transportation and all important legalities. Become husband and wife on the beach at dawn or in one of Zoetry’s fabulously appointed meeting rooms!
And if you’re looking for the most magnificent honeymoon resort, Zoetry offers king-sized beds, luxurious linens, lighting to set a romantic mood, and even passion oils, candles and aromatherapy that are selected by the bride and groom. Should you be too busy to leave your room, you may take advantage of Zoetry’s 24 hour in room dining service. And, of course, there are all of the other spa and resort services found at all Zoetry Spa Resorts.
Visit a Zoetry Spa Resort to refresh the inner and outer you and to enjoy a luxurious, serene, and earth-friendly vacation in one of three of the world’s most beautiful and romantic vacation destinations.
Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, French Polynesia This island paradise affords the guests so many features to help you release any of the problems from stress. When you arrive there are chilled aromatic towels and bottled water for your convenience. It is all part of the ambience that will help you feel the spell of exotic retreats. Located on a French Polynesia’s South Sea island, its picturesque lagoon and brilliant blue sky are the perfect setting to turn your visit into something truly magical. The spell that it inspires exudes the sense of peace and relaxation.
Following those long wooden walkways to your over the water bungalow or one of their seven villas overlooking the white sandy beach. Every detail has been designed to make your stay so comfortable and serene. You can enjoy looking forward to the added having the scent of vanilla linger in the air and use of black pearl textures in the spa. Plus you can enjoy the chance for alfresco dining while having a beautiful view of their famed lagoon.
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA Located in midtown Manhattan, this rooftop oasis is the perfect place to experience a professional devotion to all the body treatments and skin care aids that you would want from a spa. From their view of the city you can enjoy this sanctuary from the world that will truly lift you from any distractions so you can honestly immerse yourself in their services and wellness offerings. With the assistance of Asian, European and Ayurvedic philosophies of care you will experience a time of renewal and relaxation totally inspiring and luxurious.
They offer a complete selection of the latest cardiovascular exercise equipment with personalized trainers to assist you. Their decor of bamboo floors and ambient lighting truly will embellish the teak accents to help calm and motivate. You will also enjoy their cuisine that focuses in on providing you nutritional foods fashioned in a gourmet manner. It all represents the ultimate in spa retreats where every detail of your visit is carefully consider to make the entire time the most enhancing and rewarding you could have during your stay.
Mii Amo Arizona’s Sedona spa offers a truly incredible opportunity for personal transformation and self discovery. With the red rock landscape as backdrop you’ll enjoy the opportunity to spend time with their therapists who are masters at healing arts. They feature various forms of fitness help that will assist with mental, physical and spiritual well being. It is part of their goal to help you regain some sense of balance and reduce stress. Visitors often feel the allure of the mystical appeal that Sedona conveys as it inspires such a change to your life. For many there is nothing to compare with that sensation and all the positive ways it influences your life.
In addition, they offer cooking demonstrations with the use of their organically grown vegetables and many different outdoor activities. Plus there are such classes for dance and art to help give you a balance experience during your stay. This is more than just a simple retreat, Mii Amo, seeks to help you cleanse and calm every aspect of your life so you come away with new hopes and dreams. Picking Mii Amo for your spa needs will be a choice that will leave you touched and blessed in ways you can only appreciate after you have visited.
Long live the Queen! England stop number six on our world tour.
England or Great Britain to which it is sometimes referred almost ruled the entire world a century ago. Although the need for conquering the world and Kings and Queens have become more of an authority “figure” than actual authority, people in England are still proud of their country and heritage.
This country has come a long way from a gigantic colonial empire to a proud and active member of the EU.
Comprised mainly of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is full of scenic locales and energetic cities, the capital city is London. London is a city beyond comparison, representing itself as an icon of diversity with people from different races, creeds and all walks of life blended into its culture, in fact, England itself is home to nearly two million heritage points.
England is famous for its’ many architectural marvels, most notably the London Bridge.
The cities of York and Durham manifests the bygone era of country while Liverpool and Newcastle are modern industrial marvels. England can roughly be defined as a melting pot of just about everything you can imagine in the world in one place.
The country boasts a staggering population of around 61 million people, yet there is but one official language; English. Other regional languages spoken are Welsh, Scottish, Gaelic, and Irish but English is most often used.
It is customary when you are meeting somebody for the first time to offer out your hand to shake. When visiting someone’s house a small gift like flowers or chocolates is customary. An interesting etiquette to note; it is common practice to wait until everyone is served before eating.
Long live these important places to visit while on a luxury travel tour of the United Kingdom:
Hampton Court Palace
The Tower of London
The Bannockburn Heritage Centre
Ben Lawers Mountains
King Arthur’s Labyrinth
Gold Mines, Great Orme Mines
Rhossili Visitor Centre
Taff Valley Activity Centre
There are many ways to travel while in the United Kingdom including air, road, train and by sea. You can traverse this vast land quite easily and visit a lot of different places in a short period of time. We suggest that yet entirely unique. you spend at least at few days in each location. Some of the must do luxury-accommodations in England; both located in London, are the Baglioni and the Milestone. Each is remarkably beautiful and filled with all the modern amenities you would expect to see in a luxury hotel, yet each have a distinct style of their own. The Baglioni boasts an Italian style and flair while the Milestone boutique style hotel is reminiscent of old England.
Wherever you choose to stay or visit on your next luxury vacation to England make sure you take a moment to visit Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guards and indulge in afternoon tea while you reflect on the most amazing parts of this dream vacation.
England in all its’ glory and majesty is number six on the Luxe Travel Deals world tour.
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Germany, day five of our world tour, Guten tag!
Germany is the most influential country of Europe. It has witnessed and been part of some the most controversial events in history such as Nazism, the Holy Roman Empire and the building and demolition of the Berlin wall. Magnificent castles, art and culture make it one of the most fascinating luxury tourist attraction with a multitude of exquisite luxury accommodations.
German is the widely spoken language in Germany, but outsiders can find many English speaking locals especially in the common tourist destinations.
Locals greet one other by handshaking and saying “Guten Tag”. To say goodbye, people say Auf Wiedersehen. Guests are expected to bring uncovered an odd number of flowers, especially roses, when visiting someone’s home. The guests are welcomed with either food or refreshments. At the table, hosts say ‘Guten Appetit’ to which the guests should reply with ‘Ebenfalls”. Locals dress informally but certain occasions like opera, theatre, certain restaurants and social functions call for formal wear.
The nine stars of Southwest Germany where you will find the best luxury accommodations and attractions comprise Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn, Mannheim, Pforzheim Stuttgart, and Ulm. They are considered to be some of the most beautiful cities of Europe.
Each of these cities play a vital role in the culture and tourism of Germany.
Baden-Baden has the finest resorts as well as, Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall.
Freiburg is known as the historic city center and is famous for cobblestone mosaics, open streams and ancient alleys.
Heidelberg has world famous castles and Germany’s oldest university.
Karlsruhe has the famous museum Center for Art and Media.
Look out for various amusements along the Nectar river of Heilbronn.
Pforzheim is the capital for watches and jewelry.
Stuttgart is famous for luxury tourist attractions such as theatres and opera.
Ulm is the birth place of Albert Einstein and is also house to the world’s tallest church spire.
Most notably, those wishing to travel other European destinations can avail the ferry connections to Finland, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Latvia, and Norway. Railway service to and from Belgium, France and the UK is also readily available.
Euro City and InterCity trains have a restaurant on board, providing food and drinks. InterCity Express target the business class and provides services such as fully equipped office, conference compartments, etc.
On November 9th 1989 the fall of the Berlin wall saw the end of the division of Germany. Twenty years later in 2009 Germany celebrated this historic moment with the festival of freedoms. Needless to say, one of the most facinating things to see in Germany is the reminents of the Berlin Wall.
While in Berlin, we suggest that you stay at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski a luxury hotel located in the heart of Berlin and is famous for the Adlon Day Spa for head-to-toe pampering, a choice between 5 restaurants and 2 bars.
Whatever city or place you choose to visit in Germany rest assured it will be one of the most magnificent places you will ever come to see. Let our experts help you plan a luxury travel vacation to Germany today. We help you to live well and travel more!
A growing idea; the Four Seasons resort program!
As the holidays quickly fade into memories and spring edges itself around the corner, we at Luxe Travel Deals are already learning and developing new strategies for the upcoming year. We are working on new ways to help reinforce our commitment to Citizen Diplomat and spreading the word about how luxury travel can and should be used to improve the world one person and one destination at a time.Great ideas develop when people become involved. The Four Seasons, Costa Rica luxury resort at Papgayo Peninsula is a perfect example of Citizen Diplomat and how companies and people can come together to help one another, making great things happen.
50 Four Seasons employees resort guests helped build a fence around a local Costa Rican school to keep the cows out of the classroom. The Principal was grateful to them, but when the volunteers saw that the classrooms had no furniture they created a fund to buy desks and chairs for the children.
This small idea turned into the development of the Growing Together Program. Since 2001, the Four Seasons’ luxury resort owners have been the backbone of this truly great and rewarding program. The program benefits rural communities on the Papagayo Peninsula through customized volunteer experiences. Staff ambassadors match resort guests, groups and families with volunteer opportunities. Opportunities such as; planting a garden at a local school to show children how to eat healthier, cleaning up the environment or adopting a family programs.
The resort has been awarded many titles and accolades including; “The most socially responsible of all hotels and resorts,” on the Virtuoso best of the best list for 2010.
This resort offers all the benefits of luxury that you will find in any other resort; pools, activities, gourmet food and spas. The only real difference is, it offers something that not many other luxury resorts do; time set aside with your family to help those in need. The benefits that your family will receive out of participation in an activity such as this, is immeasurable. Hopefully, this rewarding experience will carry through when you return home and encourage you to get involved and make a difference in your own community.
Spring-break is just around the corner and is a great time to plan a family vacation. None will compare to this one. Your children will have fun while participating in a truly unique experience and perhaps they will have something important to write about when they return back to school.
If your not comfortable with volunteering, there are other ways to help. The resort has a backpack buddy program that is fun and easy to participate in. The object is to simply, purchase a backpack, fill it with school supplies and bring it to the resort with you. The backpack will then be given to a needy child with your name and information so the child will know where the backpack came from. A simple idea, that makes a huge impact in the life of a child.
Travel is not about the how, it is about the why and the Four Seasons resort is a great example of how you can make a simple family vacation turn into a lifelong memorable experience.
Luxe Travel Deals is proud to support causes like this one and we encourage you to send us your travel adventure or Citizen Diplomat stories to us. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or read our blog daily at http://www.luxetraveldeals.com/luxury-travel-guide/.
Every person has a unique luxury travel story and a passion for adventure. It is this driving force that inspires and motivates us. The introduction of computers has given us the freedom to work less and travel more.
The only difference seems to be that we no longer just travel to see the world, we now travel to meet people. The internet has allowed us to have relationships across the globe something that was not possible before.
Weddings are happening all over the world in remote destinations and honeymoons have become a vacation time with family and friends. The world is getting closer one person at a time and travel is becoming an integral part of our daily life.
Young couples are discovering the world of luxury travel and no longer is it just a retirement option. We are living life to the fullest and luxury cruising is top on the list of prefered travel because of its numerous destinations and activities.
Where do you want to go today ?
Plan it, dream it and then live it, one luxury travel adventure at a time.
The top five list of popular luxury travel adventures for the upcoming year brought to you by Luxe Travel Deals are:.
Activity resorts; skiing, golfing and deep sea diving!
Extreme Sporting Trips
Contact our luxury travel advisors at 1-866-365-8747 or http://www.luxetraveldeals.com/luxury-travel-agency/ to book your next adventure so you can live well and travel more!