These are my picks for the top five hot new beach hotels for 2015. 1. Condado Vanderbilt What is not to love about a former grand dame of a hotel that has been lovingly and completely restored? Oh, and it’s super easy to get to from the Northeast. Did I mention no passport required? Perfect for long weekend getaways or week long vacations. A great location in San Juan for exploring or doing nothing at all. http://www.condadovanderbilt.com/default-en.html 2. Rosewood at Baha M
Set on Hawaii Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast less than 20 minutes from the airport, the oceanfront resort of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at HistoricKa‘ūpūlehu‘s captures the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition. Housed in intimate two-storey bungalows, the 243 guest rooms and suites exude a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s Golden Age. Considered by many to be one of the best beach resorts int he world, a stay here is sure to please travelers of all kinds. What
Bordering a marine preserve perched atop a rugged red-lava cliff above a white-sand beach, the Four Seasons Lana’i at Manele Bay, will make you swoon – and the spectacular golf course with three cliff-side fairways will take your breath away. If you are looking for a more laid back and authentic Hawaiian experience away from the hustle and bustle, Manele Bay would be perfect for you. It’s also great for longer trips to combine with stays at The Lodge at Koele, or at Four Seas
Escape to a gorgeous Hawaiian retreat with lush and spectacular gardens, two world-ranked golf courses, and stunning countryside views – all hidden away on Hawaii’s private island of Lanai. The Four Seasons Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele is truly a breath of fresh air in any Hawaiian island itinerary. From the azure ocean and tan beaches you ascend into a green and verdant landscape touched by cool island breezes. This just might be one of the least stressful places on Earth. Rea
Overlooking the wide crescent shape of Wailea Beach, Four Seasons Resort Maui, epitomizes a classic Hawaiian resort with all of the modern luxury and services that you would expect from a Four Seasons. Boasting the largest guestrooms and guest bathrooms on the entire island of Maui, you will surely find plenty of room to relax and recharge whether you are traveling solo, with that special someone, or with the entire family. What did I love about my stay at Four Seasons Maui?
Are you considering a vacation to Hawaii? On Saturday I will be leaving on a ten day trip to visit each of the four Four Seasons properties in Hawaii. I have listed a brief description of each one below. Stay tuned all next week for live updates via your favorite social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), and sign up to receive email updates (see form in right sidebar) so that you don’t miss any of the full length trip reports or photo tours. Four Seasons Resort Hua