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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I stayed at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa in late October 2010 while in Honolulu for 3 nights. It was a marvelous, restful place to be as the room was huge, with a desk which had a beautiful arrangement of fruit and water on it upon my arrival-just what you need when you finally get to your destination …finally, you are THERE in your room. (more…)

Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Located on the Atlantic shore, seven miles southeast of downtown Miami via the toll road, the Ritz-Carlton South Beach hotel is one of the best resorts in southern Florida, competing head-to-head with the more contemporary Mandarin Oriental Miami. Although the latter provides more attentive service, this hotel’s recent makeover has cemented its laudable reputation for years to come. (more…)

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa is a very nice resort located 30 minutes from the St. Thomas airport, 5 minutes from the town of Red Hook, and 25 minutes from the great shopping of Charlotte Amalie. (more…)

The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is a AAA 4 Diamond resort located 30 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from the great shopping of Charlotte Amalie. The resort has 152 rooms and suites spread out into 6 buildings. (more…)

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is located about a half mile from Lewers Street away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The resort has 5 pools (including the “super pool” which is the largest in Waikiki and the Paradise Pool with 4 waterslides), 7 towers, 2860 rooms, a private lagoon, the widest sand beach in Waikiki and a private salt water lagoon (great for snorkeling and paddle boarding). (more…)

Outrigger Reef on the Beach

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Outrigger Reef on the Beach was built in 1956 and just received a $110 million renovation. There are 639 rooms located adjacent to the shops and restaurants of the new Waikiki Beach Walk. The rooms are located in two towers (Pacific and Ocean Towers). (more…)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is located across the street from a beautiful section of Waikiki beach. Chairs and umbrellas are provided for Hyatt guests at the beach. The resort has 1230 rooms and suites and is situated in two towers on top of a mall with 60 shops and restaurants. (more…)

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The Moana Surfrider , A Westin Resort & Spa is the oldest hotel in Waikiki (built in 1901). There are 795 rooms and suites in 3 different wings. (more…)

The Royal Hawaiian

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The “Pink Palace of the Pacific” was closed in 2008 and emerged after a $60 million renovation as a Luxury Collection Resort. The Royal Hawaiian has 528 rooms split between the Historical Wing and the Ocean Tower Wing. (more…)

Sheraton Waikiki

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Sheraton Waikiki has 1695 rooms and suites of which 80% are ocean view. The resort completed a $180 million dollar renovation in January 2010. The rooms look great, (more…)

The Westin Resort & Spa

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos is famous for its architecture and is located at the beginning of the corridor closer to San Jose del Cabo. The Westin Resort & Spa has 243 ocean view rooms, with either one king or two double beds. The rooms are beautiful with the Heavenly bed and plasma televisions. (more…)

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Monday, April 4th, 2011

The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is located near the action in Cabo san Lucas, on a nice swimming beach. The Riu Palace has 642 Junior Suites of which most are ocean view or higher. The resort is symmetrical with two large pools with swim up pool bars. (more…)

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa is a nice EP property located in the corridor, 10 minutes drive from Cabo san Lucas. There are 270 rooms including several levels of suites (1-3 bedrooms). The resort is spread out into 11 buildings, and is mainly geared towards families. (more…)

Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa is a gorgeous resort. The lobby is located 8 floors above the pool and common areas with fantastic views. Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos is located in the corridor, closer to town than the Westin Resort & Spa. (more…)

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa has 308 suites and is located in the center of the Corridor of Los Cabos. The resort has two pool areas, both of which have a swim up pool bar. The main pool is the active pool, and the other pool is a quiet, relaxation pool area. (more…)

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is an EP property located next door to the Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort in the middle of the Corridor of Los Cabos. The Hilton also has a swimmable beach. (more…)

Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort is located in the corridor of Los Cabos about 30 minutes from the airport. The resort was built in 1989, and there is an artificial barrier allowing it to have a swimmable beach. The resort became all-inclusive in 2003, (more…)

Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos is the oldest resort in Cabo and was built in 1981 and renovated in 2001. The resort is located in San Jose del Cabo with a nice thick beach (more…)

Royal Solaris Los Cabos

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Royal Solaris Los Cabos is located in San Jose del Cabo only 10 minutes from the SJD Airport. The resort is all-inclusive with 5 restaurants. Three of these restaurants are buffet and two are a la carte. The theme for the a la carte restaurants are (more…)

Grand Wailea Resort, Waldorf Astoria Collection

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Grand Wailea Resort shares a very nice beach with the Four Seasons Resort Maui. The resort is now part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection and the resort’s 780 rooms were renovated in 2009. The rooms are very similar with the exception of the view. The rooms are all 640 square feet with nice bathrooms and plasma televisions. (more…)

Four Seasons Resort Maui

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Four Seasons Resort Maui is located on a nice beach that is shared with the Grand Wailea Resort, 30 minutes from the airport. The resort is amazing and is the only AAA 5 Diamond resort on Maui. There are 377 rooms and suites and three pools (main, adults-only, and kiddie). (more…)

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui is located on a nice coved beach in the super upscale town of Wailea. The resort has 413 suites and 37 villas. The resort is amazing! Every suite is (more…)

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua was built in 1990 and was closed for 6 months in 2007 for a full $180 million renovation. The resort has 463 rooms and suites and is located on two golf courses (the Bay and Plantation which host a PGA event every year) and guests receive a discount and preferred tee times.

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The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas are on a great stretch of North Kaanapali Beach. Starwood offers a free shuttle between its properties, which could be used to get to Whaler’s Village. The South Tower was built in 2003 and the North Tower was completed in 2007. There are 1021 units at this resort. (more…)

Kaanapali Beach Club

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The Kaanapali Beach Club is a moderate hotel located on a fantastic stretch of Kaanapali Beach. The upscale shops and restaurants of Whalers Village are a quarter mile walk along the beach walk. The resort was built in 1964 and has 432 rooms. (more…)

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa was built in 1980 in the beach community of Kaanapali. The resort is located in the middle of the beach walk next to the upscale shops and restaurants of Whaler’s Village. The resort has an awesome beach and pool area with multiple slides and waterfalls. The Westin has the only adults-only pool in Kaanapali! (more…)

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa was built in 1980 in the beach community of Kaanapali. The resort is located on the quiet end of the beach walk with gorgeous views of the Lanai and Molokai islands. The Hyatt Regency Maui has (more…)

Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa is a great EP property on Palm Beach (the high rise section). The resort is a AAA 4 Diamond resort. The resort has beautiful zero entry pools with a pool bar and lush gardens and flora. (more…)

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive resort is similar to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive. There are 236 rooms all of which are the same room category (ocean view). (more…)

Divi Aruba All Inclusive

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort is a moderate property with 203 rooms in the low rise section of Eagle Beach. The resort is all inclusive and has exchange privileges to the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive resort. The Divi Aruba All Inclusive has a beautiful beach, (more…)

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I stayed two nights at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino and liked it a lot. The resort was under renovation back in February of 2007. All of the rooms were being renovated as well as the lobby and public areas. (more…)

Riu Vallarta

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The Riu Vallarta opened in November of 2006 and has 850 rooms. The resort is located adjacent to the Riu Jalisco and has exchange privileges (except for dinner). The resort is on a great stretch of beach in Riviera Nayarit. (more…)

Riu Jalisco

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The Riu Jalisco is very typical of all Riu Resorts. There are 700 rooms located on a nice stretch of walking beach in Riviera Nayarit. The Run of House rooms have two double beds (which can be pushed together), liquor dispenser, and fully stocked mini bar. (more…)

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center is located in the hotel zone adjacent to downtown Puerto Vallarta. The resort has 600 rooms of which 90% are ocean view. The resort has a large pool area and a nice walking beach. (more…)

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is located 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta on a secluded beach near Mismaloya. The resort has the best beach in the Puerto Vallarta area. The sand is white, it’s nice for walking, and the water is clear and blue. (more…)

Melia Puerto Vallarta

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The Melia Puerto Vallarta is located on a limited beach in the exclusive residential area of Marina Vallarta (7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta). (more…)

Vallarta Palace

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The Vallarta Palace is a AAA 4 Diamond resort located on a nice beach in Riviera Nayarit. The resort is very similar in design to the Playacar Palace and Le Blanc Spa Resort. (more…)

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is set on a nice stretch of beach in the exclusive residential area of Marina Vallarta (7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta). (more…)

The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta is located in the exclusive residential area of Marina Vallarta (7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta). The design of the hotel was done by the same famous architect who designed the Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos. (more…)

Marival Resort & Suites

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Marival Resort & Suites is located on a nice stretch of beach in Riviera Nayarit. The resort has 495 rooms and suites including 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites. This resort is definitely geared towards families. All of the rooms have a balcony, stocked (more…)

Allegro Nuevo Vallarta

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Allegro Nuevo Vallarta is located on a nice stretch of beach in Riviera Nayarit. There are 294 rooms and 4 restaurants. This resort is for budget and family travelers. (more…)

Beaches Sandy Bay

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Beaches Sandy Bay is located on a long beautiful stretch of Seven Mile Beach. The beach there was beautiful, partially making (more…)

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

I was very impressed with Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. It is located on a beautiful stretch of white sand on Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica. Despite having such a large beach and pool area, there are only 210 rooms. There are 5 restaurants (including 1 adults-only) along with the three available at Beaches Sandy Bay. (more…)

The Reserve at the Paradisus Palma Real Resort

Friday, March 4th, 2011

The Reserve is located across the street from the Paradisus Palma Real Resort and is tailored towards families. The Reserve has its own lobby and reception area and a shuttle is required to get to the beach and pool area of the Paradisus Palma Real. (more…)

Paradisus Palma Real Resort

Friday, March 4th, 2011

The Paradisus Palma Real Resort was built in 2005 and has 554 suites. The Paradisus Palma Real receives 4 Diamonds from AAA. This resort is very large and elegant and all guests receive unlimited green fees at the Coctal golf course (more…)

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana was originally built in 1994. The resort was closed in 2007 and re-opened in 2008 after a $22 million upgrade. The resort is located on a great beach and has a lovely pool area. (more…)

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Majestic Elegance Punta Cana is adjacent to the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana. The Majestic Elegance opened in November of 2008 and caters to destination weddings, honeymoons, and really anyone. The resort has 6 restaurants serving the following (more…)

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Majestic Colonial Punta Cana is adjacent to the newer Majestic Elegance Punta Cana. The Majestic Colonial opened in 2005 and caters to destination weddings, honeymoons, and really anyone. The resort has 6 restaurants serving (more…)

Iberostar Bavaro Suites

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Before I get specific with the Iberostar Bavaro Suites, I’d like to decode the dining policy at the Iberostar Resorts complex. There are four resorts at the complex: (more…)

Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Dreams is the family brand of AM Resorts which specializes in destination weddings and vacations for the whole family. Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa was built in 2004 and renovated in 2007. (more…)

Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico was built in 2004 in the town of Rio Grande, 40 minutes from the San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport. The resort is located on Coco Beach and is home to the Trump International Golf Course. (more…)

Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Resort

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Resort is located in the town of Rio Mar, 40 minutes from the San Juan Airport. The resort is self contained and no other resorts can be seen from the property. (more…)

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is located on a nice beach in the heart of San Juan, Puerto Rico, just 10 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from Old San Juan. The resort was completely renovated in November 2008 and now received the AAA 4 Diamond Award. (more…)

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Riviera Maya

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I was very impressed with Dreams Puerto Aventuras Riviera Maya. I visited this resort in December of 2006 and (more…)

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Dreams Riviera Cancun┬áResort & Spa┬áin Riviera Maya opened in November of 2009 and is my favorite family resort in the area. The resort is located 30 minutes south of the Cancun Airport. (more…)

Azul Sensatori Hotel

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

This Karisma Resort has 438 suites and opened in 2008. The Azul Sensatori Hotel caters to families and destination weddings, but it also has an adults-only section with private adults-only pool. This resort is super family friendly and children are greeted with milkshakes (while the adults receive champagne) at check-in. (more…)

Carousel Inn & Suites

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I have stayed at and/or inspected almost every property within reasonable distance to Disneyland in the last 14 years. I visit Anaheim on average of 4-6 times per year. I try my best to give unbiased opinions that give people an overall view of the property. (more…)

Aston Maui Lu Resort

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I would like to start by saying that my first impression as I drove up to the check-in area, was that the grounds at the Aston Maui Lu Resort were nicer than I had expected. I was greeted by 2 VERY friendly front desk staff members. They were so welcoming and (more…)

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia is located on the Atlantic side of the island and was formerly a Club Med. This resort is a short ride from the airport which makes it a draw to many. (more…)

RIU Palace Riviera Maya

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I just arrived back after 6 days at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya in the Playacar area of Playa del Carmen. The hotel is very impressive with the big chandeliers as you enter the hotel. (more…)