Category: South America

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

The Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, situated in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valley, is running a Luxury Romance package where you can leap into a world beyond your imagination blending romance and elegance. As well as luxury accommodation, you’ll enjoy Champagne and flowers upon arrival and  a daily breakfast for two at their […]

Iberostar Bahia, Brazil opens

Iberostar Bahia, Brazil has just opened its doors for all inclusive vacations. This five star hotel is located in Praia do Forte, only 60 km north of Salvador, the capital of Bahia State. The resort is situated in a privileged location, near the Atlantic Forest, natural lagoons, wonderful beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs. […]

Spas of America welcomes 400th member from Brazil

Spas of America welcomes 400th member from Brazil

Spas of America have announced that their 400th spa listing and their first South American member spa will be the Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa, in Gramado, Brazil.   This spa has an international reputation for excellence in health and wellness. It is located in southern Brazil, in the town of Gramado, 126 km from […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven  of twelve in 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 November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in 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 October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine of twelve in 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 September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island, […]

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The long-awaited  Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt has finally opened in Buenos Aires. Their website currently  states that you can enjoy their introductory offer for a limited time period until 31st August 2006. The rate is apparently per room per night excluding service charges and taxes, but they neglect to tell you what the rate is! […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in 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 June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in 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 January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

Inti Raymi

The second largest festival in South America, Inti Raymi, begins tomorrow in Cusco, Peru. It’s an ancient Inca festival of the sun and the week-long celebrations start at the Cusco fortress, Sacsayhuamán. The event will attract hundreds of thousands of Peruvians who will come to see free concerts, dance displays and more.

Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge, […]

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

From Ananova: A couple are suing a five star resort after its swimming pool allegedly turned a woman’s hair green. Carolina Carreno and Francisco Vargas were on their honeymoon at a top resort in Quinta Region, Chile. Carolina’s waist-length blonde hair turned green after the went for a swim on the first night, reports La […]

W Hotels heading for South America

W Hotels has  revealed plans to open its  fifth international property and its first  in South America. The 205-room W Santiago will be located across from Plaza Peru, on Avenida Isidoro Goyenechea in Santiago, Chile, and is expected to open in 2008. The development is a joint venture between the Territoria Group and Starwood Hotels […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Enjoy 4 nights at one of the most luxurious hotels in Rio at special honeymoon rates starting from $520 a night. The famous Copacabana Palace is a South American landmark, celebrated as a haven for relaxation, fine living and international glamour. The offer includes flowers and Champagne on arrival, a Brazilian buffet breakfast, a romantic […]

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel stands in the heart of the Recoleta of Buenos Aires, a refined quarter with ample parks, wide avenues and elegant architecture. The best restaurants, coffee stores, antique shops and boutiques of Argentina’s capital city are found in this area, as well as some of the most important museums and cultural centers. […]