Red Fox Restaurant (Photo Courtesy of Lewis Johnson)
If someone dropped you off in the village of Rosa Khutor — in the Mountain Cluster of the Sochi Olympics — you get the feeling like you’re in western Europe. Everything is brand new. All of the village’s hotels, restaurants and nightlife were created for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The charm of this luxurious mountain ski village is amazing especially the panoramic views from a ski lift. You’ll love it!
So far, here are my 3 favorite spots to have a meal and a beverage, and chill with a nice mix of locals and fans of the Olympics.
Photography by Aqua Dome
Enjoy near panoramic views of the Otztal Alps from the outdoor Jacuzzis or on the grand lawn of the Aqua Dome Hotel.
Photography by One & Only Cape Town
At the One & Only Cape Town, on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, the African influences have a decidedly urbane feel.
Photography by Barcelo La Bobadilla
Like the white-washed villages of Andalusia, which gleam amid the olive groves and oak forests of southern Spain, Barcelo La Bobadilla is a collection of snow white, Moorish-style, villa-like rooms that evoke an ancient palatial enclave.
Photography by The Stanley Hotel
Located 6 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley Hotel makes an ideal base for hiking and fishing vacations in summer and skiing and sledding jaunts in winter.
Photography by Viceroy Hotels and Resorts
Water babies will want to splash about on the 15th floor, where a 300-foot infinity pool melds into Biscayne Bay.
Photography by The Laguna Resort and Spa
Located 25 miles from the capital of Denpasar, in an enclave of 5-star properties on the island’s southern tip, the resort is known for its nearly 54,000-square-foot swimmable lagoon surrounded by lush gardens.
Photography by Enchantment Resort
From your adobe casita, amidst the ethereal Southwest-style resort of Enchantment, you have the perfect view of this famous box canyon near Sedona, AZ.
Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos (Photo Courtesy of Beaches Resorts)
A polar vortex is making its way across the US, and we have 10 ways to escape this bone-chilling, cold weather. Our Travel’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts will inspire you to visit a luxurious, warm-weather destination. Kick of the new year right with a trip to one or more of our favorite resorts.
Our panel of advisors — including Hotel Impossible‘s hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri, hospitality consultant Shane Green and travel personality Jimmy Im – share their favorite all-inclusive resorts, which include Hermitage Bay in Antigua, Mii amo Spa in Sedona, AZ, and Travaasa Hana in Maui, HI.
After you take a look at our panelists’ favorite resort picks, feel free to suggest other resorts that you think should’ve made our list. Add them to the comment section on our Fan Favorite page. We’ll get fans to vote on a few recommended resorts — and the winner will be added as the 11th pick on our Best All-Inclusive Resorts list. So warm things up and dive into our hot list of all-inclusive resort picks.
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