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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER

 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Cool Pools: Pure Salt Port Adriano


By: Five Star Alliance

Pure Salt Port Adriano is the only hotel in El Toro located in the famous marina of Port Adriano. Separated from the marina by a small beach with fine sand and crystal waters, this adults only hotel in Majorca becomes an oasis of peace and calm. 

Pure Salt Port Adriano

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New to Five Star Alliance: Taj Exotica Goa


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the southwest coast of Goa, overlooking the Arabian sea, Taj Exotica Goa is one of the best five star hotels in Goa. Set amidst fifty-six acres of lush gardens, Taj Exotica is a showcase for relaxation with tropical-inspired design touches, grand architecture, a sun-drenched atrium, wide shady corridors, and flower lined patios for a memorable stay.

Taj Exotica Goa

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Have an Aquatic Adventure at Westin Puntacana Resort and Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Westin Puntacana Resort and ClubIf you are fans of aquatic adventures, you'll want to check into Westin Puntacana Resort and Club. The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is conveniently located in the Playa Blanca area of the magnificent 15,000-acre PUNTACANA Resort & Club. 

Located on 3 miles of white sand beaches along the Caribbean Sea, this luxury resort is the perfect home base for a water-filled active vacation. The 87,000-square-foot Punta Cana Aquatic Center at Puntacana Resort & Club offers a range of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and water skiing. 

It also offers:

Boating: The resort has boats suitable for romantic cruises for two or a family adventure.Westin Puntacana

Kiteboarding: The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club offers kiteboarding lessons through the Kit Club Punta Cana, the first and only fully IKO certified kite school on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Playa Blanca is an ideal location to learn how to kiteboard thanks to the flat, waist high water and steady winds. Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels in both private and group sessions. 

Scuba Diving: Whether you are a seasoned diver or this is your first step toward certification, The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club is the perfect place to begin your next underwater adventure. The resort offers PADI certification classes as well as underwater tours of nearby sunken ships.

Deep Sea Fishing: Full and 1/2 day deep sea fishing excursions are a great way to enhance your vacation. The resort's boats range in size from 37 to 54 feet, and it is known worldwide for its big game fishing.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Professional instructors can get all ages and sizes up and paddling in just a few minutes. The resort also hosts Paddle Surf Eco Tours through the Puntacana Marine Reserve. 

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Dining al Fresco: Carlisle Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Indigo on the Beach restaurant is the relaxed heart of Carlisle Bay. Sea breezes fill the open-sided room
and terrace. Tables are spread out over a wooden floor on which bare feet are welcome, at any time of day.
Dishes tend toward the fresh and healthy - grilled seafood, salads, home-made breads and pastas - while
children can enjoy the flexible menus designed just for them.

Carlisle Bay

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Image of the Day: Cloister at Sea Island


By: Five Star Alliance

Cloister on Sea Island has been standard-bearer for southern grace and hospitality.
Generations of families, royalty and heads of state have found respite in the magnificent
coastal landscape. In turn, The Cloister on Sea Island pampers them with unparalleled service
and a legendary array of amenities, recreations and children's programs. The Cloister at Sea Island
s part of the Sea Island Resort complex - which includes The Lodge at Sea Island (a boutqiue hotel experience)
and the Sea Island Cottages.

Cloister on Sea Island

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Dining al Fresco: Caneel Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Perched atop the Caneel Bay's 18th-century sugar mill ruins, overlooking the stunning scenery
surrounding Caneel Bay, ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill offers a menu of northern Italian fare presented
by famed local restaurateur John Ferrigno and his team. Bask in the breeze in this open-air
environment while you gaze at the shimmering lights of St. Thomas, scattered along the horizon.

Caneel Bay

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Cool Pools: Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

There are 2 pools on site at Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort. The outdoor infinity pool is heated,
and towels are provided. The outdoor lagoon pool is also heated, and has a slide. Towels are provided.  

Marriott Singer Island Resort

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How to Choose the Perfect Room at Grand Miramar Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Miramar Resort Exterior


Bad rooms simply don't exist at Grand Miramar Resort and Spa. But to help you make the perfect choice of accommodations, here's a breakdown of the suites offered at this oceanfront Puert0 Vallarta paradise. 
All the luxurious suites feature a terrace with a spectacular view. Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire property. The contemporary décor incorporates marble, granite, fine tropical hardwoods and artisan-crafted custom furnishings.

All Suites offer the following amenities:

Wifi
Sky TV
Air conditioned
Safety deposit box
Telephone
Clock Radio
Queen or King size bed
32-inch LCD screen
42-inch LCD
Queen size chaise lounge
Bathroom
Terry robes and slippers
Amenities Agave Spa
Terraces 
82 to 121 square meters


Junior Suite
Junior Suites are luxurious, spacious and comfortable, each one with a panoramic ocean view from the terrace.
They feature all the amenities listed above. 
 
Grand Junior SuiteGrand Junior Suite (pictured left)
Grand Junior Suites combine spaces designed exclusively for comfort. Each features a terrace with a view of the sea. Grand Junior Suites measure 80-121 square meters and have one King bed and 1 Chaise-lounge Queen bed.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Desk
Bathroom with double sinks


Grand Junior Suite Double Suite (pictured right) Grand Miramar Double Junior Suite
These suites can sleep six and feature two Double beds & one Chaise-lounge queen bed. Each 80-121 square meter suite has a balcony that offers spectacular views of the bay.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Desk
Bathroom with double sinks
One bedroom with two Double size beds and 32-inch LCD screen

Grand Miramar Resort and Spa Master SuiteMaster Suite (pictured left)
The spacious and beautiful Master Suites feature a terrace with a Jacuzzi for two and spectacular ocean views. These suites are very popular with honeymooners.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Desk
King Size Chaise lounge 
126 to 137square meters
Jacuzzi on the balcony
Terraces with ocean views


Governor's Suite (pictured right)Grand Miramar Governor's Suite
This is a luxurious penthouse spread over three floors. Terraces on each level feature views of the ocean. The first floor houses the living room, a dining room seating eight, and a spacious kitchen as well as two bedrooms with en-suite baths and a half-bath for guests. On the upper floor, there are two more large bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, dressing room, and terrace. The top floor is an enormous private palapa with living and dining areas, and a Jacuzzi. Sleeps 12.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet
Three floors
Marble in kitchen and in baths
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining area with seating for eight
Four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet
LCD screens
Living room
Lavatory
Three terraces with ocean view
Palapa on rooftop entertainment area and Jacuzzi
678 square meters

Presidential Suite (pictured left)

Grand Miramar Presidential Suite

One of the finest hotel suites in Puerto Vallarta, Grand Miramar's Presidential Suite offers breathtaking beauty, luxury, and exclusivity. It covers 9,225 square feet on three floors. 

The beautifully decorated open concept living area unites the living room, dining room, and kitchen. With views of the ocean, the living room is enormous, as is the dining room with seating for eight.The kitchen includes an island, a breakfast bar, wine refrigerator, and a separate pantry. 

Two downstairs bedrooms each have en-suite baths and walk-in closets. The upper floor features two more bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, walk-in closet, and a view of the sea. 

The master bedroom suite has a king-size bed and two chaise-lounges. It has a his-and-her walk-in closet, marble bath with two wash basins and two showers, and a terrace with a spectacular view. 

Looking out over the ocean, the third floor features a spacious private palapa with living, dining and recreational areas. The terrace with its Jacuzzi for invites you to stay a while.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:

Three floors
Marble in kitchen and baths
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Wine Celar
Dining area with seating for eight
Four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet
LCD screens
Living room
Game room
Lavatory
Terraces with ocean view
Palapa on rooftop entertainment area and Jacuzzi
857 square meters

In addition to suites, the resort also offers residences. The comfortable two and three-bedroom residences are designed with the family or friends in mind. Each modern residence is perfect for an unforgettable vacation or an extended stay for the business traveler, with all the comforts you'd expect in a luxury home. Each has a fully equipped kitchen.

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Cool Pools: Al Bustan Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Al Bustan Palace has a 50-meter temperature–controlled infinity pool with four lagoon pools including a kids pool with access to one kilometer private beach.

Al Bustan Palace

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Cool Pools: 1 Hotel South Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at 1 Hotel South Beach can relax amid the palm trees lining an infinity-edge pool,
or ascend 18 stories to soak in the gorgeous, seductive Rooftop oasis featuring a lavish lounge and exotic pool.

1 Hotel South Beach

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