Though you could simply relax and enjoy everything the resorts have to offer, Joali and Joali Being show that tourism can be a force for good: through the arts, sustainability initiatives, and community-focused projects. And that is a great reason to travel.
A few kilometres west of Marbella’s old town, where the remnants of a Moorish fort anchor more traditionally Spanish architecture, there’s a reminder of another ancient civilization: a Roman bridge more than 2,000 years old sits at the heart of the five-star Puente Romano Beach Resort.
Sailing is the most common way to explore the 32 islands forming St. Vincent & The Grenadines, a secluded string of islands and coral cays dotting the eastern Caribbean Sea between St. Lucia and Grenada. St. Vincent is the largest of the chain, but of the nine inhabited islands, one of the more interesting is the whale-shaped Palm Island, home to the luxurious Palm Island Resort.
If you are finding it hard to thaw out after a Canadian winter, the good news is that there are other parts of the world where the sun shines brightly and sandy white beaches beckon. To get some sun to even out your ski-goggle tan lines, here are some island escapes with luxury hotels that are calling your name.
Surfers will go to the far ends of the Earth in search of perfect waves. But in Nova Scotia, you can chase world-class surf on your lunch break—seriously.
Nestled between the two spires on the shoreline of the marble-blue Anse des Pitons bay, you’ll find the legendary Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. This blissed-out beach resort of swishy palms, thatched parasols, and wraparound verandahs reopened in November after a five-month-long refurbishment.
From behind the lens, Cernau frames the prosaic, capturing life in beauty and light by focusing her eye on the real-life moments one tends to overlook.
Beautiful Beach Houses: Living in Stunning Coastal Escapes takes readers on a journey of design and waves.