Category: Florida

2 Night Summer Spa & Golf Package at Boca Raton Resort & Club, FL

2 Night Summer Spa & Golf Package at Boca Raton Resort & Club, FL

With activities ranging from sun and surf to golf and tennis, and 1,043 rooms and suites ranging in size, ambience and design, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is one of the Sunshine state’s premier resorts and is perfect for couples or families seeking a luxurious getaway. In the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast in
Summer at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami FL

Summer at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami FL

The best of Miami can be yours when you book a stay at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, a distinguished resort set on world-renowned “Millionaire’s Row” just minutes from the excitement of South Beach. A 3,000 square-foot Edouard de Paris health spa and salon, beachfront fitness center, outdoor Olympic- sized heated swimming pool with
A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The

Hilton St Petersburg... but not where you might think

You could be forgiven for thinking that Hilton St Petersburg is in Russia.   But it’s not.   It’s Hilton Hotels’ newest property and it’s at Carillon Park, Florida. The 227-room hotel is influenced by local and international artists such as Salvador Dali and aims to provide guests with “a contemporary and luxurious experience”. State-of-the-art
Dozens hurt on Crown Princess

Dozens hurt on Crown Princess

It’s not proving to be a good week for Princess Cruises. Having just completed a nine-day Western Caribbean cruise, the Crown Princess  experienced a steering problem yesterday whilst heading out of Port Canaveral, Florida, throwing both passengers and crew to the deck.   The ship went on its maiden voyage only last month. More than
Relaxation Getaway Package from Sabal Palm House, Florida

Relaxation Getaway Package from Sabal Palm House, Florida

Lake Worth’s Sabal Palm House is offering a Relaxation Getaway Package until 31st October 2006  which consists of two nights in select rooms and a relaxing one hour Swedish Massage in the privacy of your room for only $60 or a Deep-Tissue Massage for $70 from a licensed massage therapist. Sabal Palm House is one
New air taxi service from DayJet

New air taxi service from DayJet

DayJet, a new Florida-based air taxi service with a fleet of Eclipse 500 aircraft, has announced that its offering will start by serving Gainesville, Boca Raton, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee (all in Florida). The cities have been selected owing to “strong business climates and limited transportation infrastructures”. Four more cities in Florida and 12 cities
UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort and Residences is  a new, ocean-living concept incorporating the elegance of a luxury cruise ship atmosphere.  The $400 million resort  will be anchored 3 miles off the Miami coast line and claims that it will include the largest spa ever built. There will also be a large casino, some 600 suites, a golf
Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

A month ago  I  blogged that Nicky Hilton was possibly going to be opening her own line of boutique hotels. It appears this is now becoming a reality. The chain will be called Nicky O and the first hotel will open in South Beach in November 2006. The second will follow in Chicago a month
The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four
Swimwear for 2007

Swimwear for 2007

If last month’s catwalks in Miami are anything to go by, the beach look for 2007 will be something minimal and inpractical. The beachwear  costumes on display from a variety of designers, including the likes of Jamaican-born Miki Nembhard, are certainly not for the faint-hearted. You’ll have to be extremely slim and probably very well
New Hilton Worldwide Resorts in the United States

New Hilton Worldwide Resorts in the United States

Hilton Worldwide Resorts will open three new resorts in the US during the next 12 months. Florida’s Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Missouri’s  Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing  will both open this summer, while Hilton Santa Fe North Buffalo Thunder Resort   in New Mexico’s Rio Grande valley is not expected until the Spring
Nicky Hilton following in her father's footsteps?

Nicky Hilton following in her father's footsteps?

Not wishing to have sister Paris steal all the limelight, Nicky Hilton has supposedly expressed an interest in going into the hotel industry with her own line of boutique hotels.    Her manager Paul Fisher recently told the  NY Daily News that she is exploring possible locations in Miami, Chicago and San Francisco.
Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine is South Florida’s most complete chronicle of the good life. It caters to a high-end readership in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami. Stories of local importance and national relevance – from people to places, food to fashion – keep  its devoted readers abreast of what’s new. The magazine is available
Top 10 All-American Resorts

Top 10 All-American Resorts

In a bid to get US citizens to explore places closer to home, Matthew Collins of  Luxist has devised a list of the top 10 resorts in the USA.   There is a nice mix of resorts in his list, from a range of states. Of course, some in the list come as no surprise
Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve