Five Hot Beach Hotels for 2015


These are my picks for the top five hot new beach hotels for 2015.

1. Condado Vanderbilt

Marabar-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.

2. Rosewood at Baha Mar


You know I love Rosewood. I also love that we have another new easy to get to property in the Caribbean that offers true luxury. Plus, a casino, duty free shopping, golf, and the creme de la creme room category – Beachfront Villas.

3. Four Seasons Manele Bay

Four Seasons Manele Bay

It is technically not a new hotel, but with the complete transformation of the room product, I feel it qualifies. Gorgeous new rooms. Nobu. A private complimentary airport lounge just for hotel guests. The best from the beach snorkeling out of all of the Hawaiian Four Seasons resorts. It’s Hawaii taken to a whole new level.

4. Mukul


Bored with the Mexico and Costa Rica? Looking for something exotic, yet close to home? Mukul is still new enough to qualify for the hot factor for 2015. Located on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Nicaragua this is the perfect place to find your inner surfer. Or perhaps you would rather soak away the afternoon in your private plunge pool on the patio of your Bohio. Whatever you choose, it is easy to slow down and soak up life on the Emerald Coast.

5. Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Rotz-Carlton Cancun Family Pool

Emerging refreshed from a multi-million dollar renovation, indulge in modern luxury on the hotel strip. A fun cooking school, an excellent spa, and all rooms with at least an ocean view make this hotel easy to love. Not to mention the breakfast buffet is one of the best in Mexico. Fifteen minutes from the airport and you are ready to hit the beach.

Of course, VIP treatments and extra amenities come standard at all of these hotels when you book through me. Give me a call at 508-485-3061 or send me an email. I look forward to seeing which one you choose!


Site Inspection: The Ritz-Carlton Cancun – 2014

Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Ritz-Carlton Cancun

During my time in Cancun I decided to pop over to the Ritz-Carlton to see their new room product. We stayed at the hotel last November for Thanksgiving, but they had just started the renovations and all of the renovated rooms were occupied, so I had not yet seen the updates.

The renovations are gorgeous! The rooms had always been extremely well-maintained and spotlessly cleaned, but they used to be quite dated and very traditional. They now have a fresh modern “beachy” feel. Love!

They also have purchased some new lounge chairs and all new lounge chair cushions. You can now be confident that you can rest comfortably by the pool or beach all day long!

Your complimentary Virtuoso amenities are as follows:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, alcohol, or third party services, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not validon taxes, service charges or third party services.)
  • Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)


Are looking for the perfect hotel in Cancun? You can’t VIP yourself, so get in touch!


Trip Report: NIZUC Resort & Spa – 2014

NIZUC View from Room

NIZUC View from Room

I flew down to ILTM Americas a couple of nights early in order to squeeze in a little rest and relaxation. I wanted to be close to the airport in order to maximize the amount of time I could spend at the pool. So of course I decided to stay at NIZUC!

Since my last stay at the hotel in April 2013, which was shortly after their opening, they have completed the spa, fitness center, the Italian restaurant Terra Nostra, the tennis courts, and all of the rooms. Luckily, they did not change the amazing service! It was just as impeccable this time as last, even though occupancy was much higher for this stay.

I still love the service, and the huge infinity pool. Terra Nostra is a great addition to their international cuisine restaurant offerings. I especially appreciated all of the vegetarian options between the salads, pastas and pizzas.

The dining options here are wonderful. You will definitely not get bored eating at NIZUC during a seven night stay. The food is very high quality, and they do have an all-inclusive plan called Endless Indulgence. If you are a foodie, or just like to enjoy quality food and drinks while on vacation you will feel that the AI plan is worth every penny (or peso).

Don’t forget that as a preferred partner of NIZUC, my clients receive the following complimentary amenities:

  • One Way Private transfer from the Airport to the Hotel – Luxury Van
  • Room upgrade to the next category upon check in, if available
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet for two adults when booking European Plan
  • One access to Thermal Experience per stay for 2 adults.
  • Welcome amenity in their room on arrival day: Tequila Bottle and Dry Fruit