San Onofre in South Orange County, Calif., is an ideal break for novice surfers because of its mostly gentle and consistent waves.
Frank Rainieri and Tom Fazio are a perfect twosome.
Northern California-based land developer Serendipity Land Holdings recently made two of its El Banco Beach Villas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast available for short-term lease.
After dining at the Bangkok home of James H.W. Thompson in 1959, British writer Somerset Maugham sent a thank-you note to the American silk entrepreneur.
The site of the original Cannes Film Festival has received an extensive renovation—to the tune of $51 million.
Following a $98.5 million renovation that began in November 2007, the Hôtel Majestic Barrière in Cannes finally reopened its doors last month.
Komodo National Park in Indonesia is considered a holy grail of scuba diving, not only for its more than 1,000 species of exotic fish, but also for its relative inaccessibility.
The recent explosion of resort construction in the Maldives has been concentrated in the now-crowded central atolls, leaving the island nation’s southern reaches relatively untouched.
Since Santorini became a regular cruise-ship stop a few years ago, the Greek volcanic island has become a hot spot for the tourist hordes.
By the third day of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009 off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the weather gods are clearly unhappy.
For those seeking a luxurious Balinese resort, but prefer a more private vacation, Pantai Lima provides both.
Few places on Earth have as dense a concentration of first-rate resorts as Mexico’s Los Cabos corridor.
In June—two months after the Bali provincial administration placed a temporary moratorium on permits for new hotel construction—Alila Villas Uluwatu opened on the island’s Bukit Peninsula.
It may seem odd that visitors to Maui’s Wailea Beach would choose the manufactured sanctum of a hotel pool over the shore’s golden sand and soothing surf.
Ancient Banyan trees and 17,000 swaying palms shade the trails at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives.
Wilbert Das, creative director of the Diesel clothing company, made sure that no trees were felled during the construction of his Uxua Casa Hotel in the picturesque fishing village of Trancoso, Br
Honolulu’s Kahala Hotel and Resort has just undergone a two-year, $52-million renovation that includes refurbished beachfront suites and an upgraded spa, all in time to herald in
Known as one the of the premier private beach getaways, the 1,400-acre Mustique island in the Grenadines has unveiled nine new villas just in time for the winter travel season.
Sasso by the Sea is a new beachfront property in the tiny town of Marmorata, Italy, along the Amalfi Coast, that provides exclusive beach amenities such as a restaurant, relaxatio
Villa Rockstar, Eden Rock resort’s newest accommodation, is as over-the-top as its name promises. Consider the bathrooms: bubble-shaped and lined with white-gold tile.
The pavilion-style villas on the windward side of Qualia—a 30-acre resort on Hamilton Island, off the coast of Queensland—are surrounded by eucalyptus trees and offer private 9-foot-deep plunge po
Fitness flourishes in many forms at Parrot Cay, a 1,000-acre private-island resort where you can swim, snorkel, play tennis, and enjoy one-on-one yoga, Pilates, and meditation sessions.
At Musha Cay, a private-island resort that is available to one party at a time, you pretty much do what you want when you want and where you want.
At Fiji’s Laucala Island resort, the rest of the world can seem, well, unnecessary.
Few experiences could be more soothing than the Sacred Water Ritual at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
The tropical rain oscillates between drizzle and downpour as Bill Tapia takes the stage, ukulele in tow.
Though once a gathering place for pirates, the pristine cove that is the setting for the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is now perhaps the most peaceful stretch on Mahé, the main island in the Sey
Subtlety is not typically a trademark of Kelly Wearstler’s designs.
Since it opened last September, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has been creating quite a scene for its patrons: Sitting on the French Polynesian island’s highest point, it offers unparal
In the cerulean waters of northern Fiji’s far-flung Vanua Levu, a lush and undulant island formerly belonging to the late publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes has been converted into one of the world