August 2014

August 2014

JW Marriott Cancun REsort & Spa daybed

Onsite Review: Double the Charm in Cancun

Cancun is just a quick jaunt from many North American cities, drawing plenty of travelers looking for a beachside getaway, and with plenty of hotel options for whiling away sun-filled afternoons.

Southern Africa

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe...tour operators whisper in our ears about the wonders of Southern africa.
Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes

Onsite Review: On the Tracks in France

For this Francophile, you can’t beat a day that starts with opening your e-mail inbox to find a press trip invitation that is totally French.
Master Suite bedroom at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun.

Onsite Review: Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

This past fall, Recommend had the pleasure of staying at Grand Residences only weeks after the property’s grand opening in December.
W Retreat Koh Samui in Thailand

Onsite Review: The Beat Goes on for Thai Tourism

Thailand shines even brighter after the early-2014 coup.
Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana

Onsite Review: Punta Cana’s Melia Caribe Tropical—The Level

My rule: It is better to book a standard room in an outstanding resort than to book the best room in a mid-market resort. And I’m always right—except when I’m not. Which brings us to the Melia Caribe Tropical in Bavaro, Dominican Republic.
Sandals LaSource, Grenada

Onsite Review: Sandals LaSource Resort & Spa, Grenada

When Sandals’ chairman Butch Stewart, and CEO Adam Stewart, cut the ribbon for their newest property on April 29, they declared that their goal had been to create a more luxurious experience than they’d done at any previous Sandals resort. They’ve succeeded.
Antwerp in Flanders

Onsite Review: Antwerp Sparkles Like a Diamond

Antwerp, about one hour from Brussels by train, is sure to capture a traveler’s imagination with its singular attractions.
Laguna San Rafael in Chile

Latin America: Tour Operators Do the Talking

No sector of the travel industry has been more important in opening up new vacation horizons in Latin America than tour operators. They invest in the research, do the leg work, and point the way with new and flexible travel products.
Cabanas at El San Juan Resort & Casino

Onsite Review: A Love Affair with Puerto Rico & Four Grand Personalities

Recommend recently spent six days trekking through Puerto Rico visiting various Hilton properties—and falling in love with each and every one of them.