Luxury Travel

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As frequent travelers, we sometimes like to splurge into Luxury Travel mode. Being an SPG Loyal, these travelogues are loaded with SPG properties, possibly rightfully so. The goal of this section is to indicate the available properties at various exotic locations and how to get the most out of your travel bucks. And while we are at it, don’t forget to check out our section on how to best gather miles and points to maximize the return for those travel dollars in Frequent Traveler Resources.


Travel Review

Cancun, Mexico


Ocean view Room

Most hotels in the Zona Hotelera are expensive resort type but the Westin Lagunamar Resort stands out in terms of amenities and extras you get while staying here. Multiple on-site multi-cuisine restaurants, fancy water activities, infinity pool, swim up bars, fantastic views from every room, and state-of-the-art rooms are on offer. Read more

Central Costa Rica



Want to get away from the cacophony of the city and seek refuge in the serene rain forests, while also dipping in luxury? The Peace Lodge in the Waterfall Gardens, a mere 30 miles from central San Jose, Costa Rica gives you exactly this feeling. Catch some trouts for lunch, bathe in a waterfall, night crawl with colorful amphibians or soak in the mist of the rainforest while hummingbirds chirp away in your private balcony. Read more

Waikiki, Hawaii


Room view

 Sheraton Waikiki, located next to the upscale shopping district and nestled on the beach right behind Diamond Head, has everything a visitor can expect from a luxury resort in the capital of the state. From alluring infinity pools, gazebos, hot tubs, upscale restaurants, huge suites, expansive views, boutique shops, and an upscale crowd, this property can embrace luxury with relaxation within the property boundaries. Read more

Arenal, Costa Rica


 With continuous volcanic activity lurking under the surface, the thermal springs in Costa Rica presents an incredible opportunity for visitors to take a dip in the nutrient filled streams. Nestled within the famous Tabacon hot springs and hotel, luxury travel takes a plunge with you in Tabacon with the fancy little coves, artificial waterfalls, and a chain of hot water springs. Read more

St. John, US Virgin Islands



 Nestled within a cove in the southwest coast of St. John, conveniently located, this upscale resort has it all you’d need to make your relaxing Caribbean vacation worthwhile. Right from the time we checked in, we appreciated the warm welcoming reception from the staff. Luxury travel takes the shape of the Westin Villas in the Caribbean Islands. Read more