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Adventure and Relaxation Travel

Before we tell you what Jackson Hole is, let us tell you what it isn’t. Jackson Hole, despite its name, is not a hole at all. It’s charming northwestern Wyoming town nestled in a lovely valley between the magnificent Teton mountain range to the west and the Gros Ventre wilderness area to the east.

The first non-native visitors to visit the region found their way into the valley via the steep slopes at the north end; that’s probably where the misnomer came from.

What to do in Jackson Hole

The fur trappers that once populated this magnificently beautiful part of the west are gone now. Today Jackson Hole offers adventure, relaxation and first-class accommodation to visitors who seek an exceptional experience without the crush of tourists that are typical to other ski resort towns in the American west.

In the summertime, Jackson Hole offers an exceptional home base for excursions to nearby Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. The scenery in Wyoming is beyond compare, providing inspiration to artists of all sorts. During winter, savvy snowbirds ski, schuss and snowboard down immaculately groomed, powdery ski runs.

Jackson Hole may not yet have the cachet of other ski resort towns like Vail, Telluride, and Aspen, but that’s part of what make it such a refreshing getaway. Maybe that’s why notable figures including Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, investment expert Charles Schwab and golf great Tiger Woods maintain homes in the area.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
How to get there

If you’re up for a road trip and the weather allows, enjoy the scenic drive into Jackson Hole. Interstate 80 will get you close; take Hwy 189 north from Evanston, WY. If you prefer to fly in, American Airlines, Delta and United offer non-stop service to Jackson Hole Airport from more than a dozen major U.S. cities.

Where to stay

AAA rarely gives a five-diamond rating, but that’s exactly what happened when they reviewed the fabulous Four Seasons Resort just outside Jackson Hole at 7680 Granite Loop Road in Teton Village, Wyoming. Offering valley view, mountain view and resort view rooms, the Four Seasons resort is a preferred destination for luxury lovers in the know. Reserve the Presidential Suite on the 8th floor and enjoy a full marble bath and more than 2,000 square feet of palatial comfort.

At the Four Seasons resort you’ll find fine dining, in-room massage service and all the gracious amenities you’ve come to expect from the Four Seasons brand.

Where to eat

Start the day right with a scrumptious breakfast at Persephone Boulangerie and Cafe. A chic and sophisticated favorite among locals and visitors alike, the cafe owes its inspiration to the rustic bakeries of France. Owners Ali and Kevin Cohane invite you to tuck into an eye-opening array of artisanal breads, piping hot Intelligentsia coffee and omelets made with local ingredients and organic eggs. Located at 145 East Broadway in Jackson Hole. For hours and driving directions, send your email inquiry to info@persophenebakery.com or give a call to 307.200.6708

Make your reservations now

If you would like to know more about Jackson Hole or if you’re ready to reserve your room, speak with a Concierge Travel Design travel specialist by calling 888-788-9078

A Famous Luxury Hotel in St. Moritz

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is an internationally famous luxury hotel that offers not only exquisitely furnished rooms and suites but also is packed full inside and out with such a large array of guest activity rooms and areas as to make it really more than a hotel, a full-fledged resort that operates both Summer and Winter alike. A retreat oft frequented by royalty, the super rich, artists, actors, and foreign dignitaries, Badrutt’s Palace was made the more well-known by its inclusion in Noel Coward’s Private Lives as the scene of the main characters’ honeymoon. The original Hotel Beau Rivage became the current Badrutt’s Palace after it was purchased and completely renovated by Caspar Badrutt and his descendants beginning in 1892. The Palace’s presence in St. Moritz was the single most important factor in this little Swiss mountain village becoming not merely a Summer but also a Winter resort town. The Swiss Alps’ rugged peaks and thick evergreen forests that surround this hotel along with the clear, peaceful waters of Lake St. Moritz nearby make for an inspiring display of natural beauty that visitors will never forget.
Badrutt's Palace Hotel
The hotel contains 159 rooms, 38 of them suites. The Standard level accommodation is fully furnished with a large bed, a desk, a television and DVD player, a full use bathroom and shower, and more, and has 172 to 236 sq. ft. of floor space. The Superior, Deluxe, and Grand Deluxe rooms essentially offer the same but with increased space and bigger and better televisions, bathrooms, beds, etc. All rooms offer a picturesque view of the village below, of the mountain-top point known as Corviglia, and of the surrounding Alpine scenery. Suites add yet more to the luxury experience, and special events can be scheduled in the Embassy Ballroom, on Veranda West, and elsewhere in the hotel.

Activities offered guests vary greatly in scope and adjust to the Winter or Summer season. There is a sports grounds that facilitates numerous sports, including: soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, hockey, and ice skating. A world class bobsled slide and skiing areas are available for Winter use, and hiking among the green, flower-covered hillsides sets the beauty of the Summertime Alps before you at every step. Inside the building, there is a pool, spa, fitness center, organic treatment centre with Alpine garden seen through glass walls, the Palace Galerie Shopping Mile, and the
Kids’ Club Palazzino where children can have scheduled day care and an educational and fun time.

A number of snack and meal choices are conveniently located right within the hotel property. Among these are: Le Restaurant (French cuisine), Le Relais (Japanese food), Belle Epoque restaurant, suchi, and cocktail bar, Renaisssance Bar, Le Bistro restaurant, and Acapulco snack bar. The dining areas are attractively decorated and are a respite from a busy day as well as a place to try a variety of exceptional dishes.

Outside of the hotel grounds in and near the village of St. Moritz, there are many other attractions the guest at Badrutt’s Palace may wish to get out and see. Firstly, he or she should consider riding on the Glacier Express- a cable car system that passes close to three high mountain tops on its way from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Next, it would be interesting to visit the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun and watch the bobsledders race and train in the piste. Finally, there are many ski trails and hiking trails in the vicinity and several beautiful Alpine lakes to explore.

Luxurious All Year Resort in Whistler

Hidden deep in the midst of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains is the quaint little town of Whistler. Surrounding by the towering peaks is a luxurious all-year resort on Chateau Boulevard known as the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. This world-renowned get-away location offers a generous supply of benefits to every client, but two of the most famous activities it is well-equipped for are Summertime golfing and Wintertime skiing. The interior of the hotel is fitted out with all the fringe benefits and is as attractive as the majestic landscape and skyscape that can be peered at through every hotel window.

WhisterAccommodations

This grand structure holds 550 exquisitely designed and decorated guest rooms. The Moderate Guest Room is the most basic, yet even it has a full bathroom, a wonderful view of the mountainous terrain, Wi-Fi, and a Queen-sized bed, and 350 square feet. The next level up, the Fairmont Room, adds a fully outfitted work area, can handle up to four guests, has a King and a Queen sized bed, and is 400 square feet large. The Deluxe Valley View Room increases the luxury on all fronts yet further and gives a great view of the rising sun every morning as well. Fairmont’s Suites and Specialty Rooms come in 475, 800, and 1,200 square-foot sizes and add numerous other features for the enjoyment of guests. The most luxurious of all ways to stay at this incredible hotel resort, however, is to come as a Fairmont Gold guest. Even better rooms, special food and beverage services, a “Gold-only” lounge, French doors on a personal balcony, your very own jet-tub and marble bathroom, two flat-screen televisions, and much more are all available with the Fairmont Gold program.

Amenities

While there are extra, bigger, and better amenities that come with upgraded room types, all accommodations will include the following: air conditioning, coffee maker, tea kettle, color t.v., iron with board, security safe, telephone and voice mail, high-quality toiletries and bathrobes, and windows that give a spectacular view and let in the fresh wilderness air. Available upon request are: cribs, handicap tub-benches, wheelchairs, de-humidifiers, lamps, sofa-beds, and more. Microwaves and refrigerators can be had for a fee.

Activities

There is unlimited golf, ski-in and ski-out facilities, tennis, croquet, toboggan rental, various sports, board games, and both an indoor and outdoor pool with relaxing pool deck. Inside one can use the Vida Spa and exercise at the Health Club and Fitness Center. Dry saunas, whirlpools, treadmills, exercise bikes, weight-lifting stations, and more are all there for your convenience. Special annual events like the October Turkey Sale and Thanksgiving Dinner and the Seniors’ Winter Celebration add to the experience and ambiance.

Fine Dining

This resort includes a large number of in-hotel restaurants. The Wildflower Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and you can choose Fairmont’s healthy Lifestyle Cuisine menu if you desire. The Grill Room brings you expertly prepared steaks, chops, and seafoods. The Portobello Bakery, Alpine Afternoon Tea in Mallard Lounge, three meals daily during golf season at the Clubhouse, and the Whistler Family Restaurant are among your many options. Fine wines and cocktails can be had as well.

In Town

The Audain Art Museum is set to open next year, the Whistler Sliding Centre is nearby, and a number of beautiful parks and nature reserves are in the areas, such as Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park and Whistler Olympic Park. Numerous impressive waterfalls are in the neighborhood and a ride from Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola cable car is not to be missed.

Experience the Best of Sydney Luxury

For anyone interested in traveling to Australia, a visit to Sydney is a must. A vibrant and diverse city, Sydney is home to numerous attractions for all types of travelers. Plus, the city is home to amazing restaurants, hotels, parks, and beaches, all of which allow you to do something incredible and different each day of your visit.

Where to Stay
Boasting one of Sydney’s most awe-inspiring views of the harbour, the Park Hyatt Sydney gives its guests the best in luxury and convenience. Located between the world famous Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, the hotel is an excellent home base for any visitors eager to take advantage of all the cultural attractions the city has to offer.

At the Park Hyatt Sydney, you can stay in one of its 155 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Each of these rooms and suites has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a private balcony, allowing you to enjoy your view of the water and the Opera House as you retreat from the hubbub of the city. You also have access to 24-hour butler service and to the day spa that’s decked out with a sundeck and rooftop pool.

The hotel recently underwent a $60 million renovation in 2012, and current guests can enjoy modern touches ranging from bathrooms with sleek fixtures to the perfect lighting in outdoor spaces. All of the hotel grounds are tastefully and thoughtfully decorated with art and architectural elements that are inherently Australian.

Where to Visit
In direct view of the Park Hyatt, the Harbour Bridge stands tall above the Sydney Harbour. The commanding steel arch bridge connects the Sydney central business district with the North Shore, a residential area in Northern Sydney.

In addition to being an architectural marvel, the bridge has also become a popular tourist attraction. The “Bridge Climb” experience allows visitors to walk all the way up the bridge, reaching 134 meters above sea level. This experience provides unforgettable views, and the Bridge Climb staff can help you document your climb with their professional equipment.

A little further away from the hotel, Bondi Beach has been on the Australian National Heritage List since 2008. About 1 kilometer long, this beach attracts millions of visitors each year to its sandy shores and strong waves.

In addition, the Bondi Beach area boasts a vibrant commercial district with cafes, restaurants, and shops, in addition to a community cultural center that hosts music festivals and performances. Bondi Beach is a popular backdrop for various Australian television programs and movies such as Bondi Rescue and Breakers.

To book your stay in beautiful Sydney, contact a travel specialist at conciergetraveldesign.com and you’ll soon find yourself exploring the best that Australia has to offer.

Paradise Luxury Resort in Fiji

In a long string of tropical islands just northwest of the main island of Fiji, lies the paradise luxury resort location known as Turtle Island. This private island is populated by none but the staff and visitors to its 14 secluded bures (Fijian cottages). Each bure enjoys its own private beach and is beautifully decorated and fully stocked and equipped with all modern amenities. Turtle Island is the perfect get away spot for romancing and honeymooning couples, a true gem in the throes of paradise.

Each bure is uniquely built and adorned, but all of these two-room, traditional Fijian cottages have the following benefits in common: hardwood flooring, a majestic king-sized bed, plenty of light flooding in through the many windows, an excellent view of the peaceful waters of Blue Lagoon, a roomy dressing area, writing desk, walk-in shower inside, open-air shower outside, a hot tub, and a veranda for day naps with a palm-shaded queen-sized bed. Each bure is extremely spacious and is a luxurious home away from home. Deluxe bures add: an extra indoor shower, a sitting room with rattan, and more. The most popular of all the bures, however, is that on Vonu Point which is is considered the premium bure of the whole island for its breathtaking, panoramic view. All bures are wonderfully romantic and relaxing with the pleasant aromatic scent of Fijian blooms wafting in on the gentle breeze.

Private breakfasts on your own personal beach, private or group picnics, and dinners on a Luxury resort in turtle resort in Fjilantern-lit miniature pontoon, alone by the light of the moon, or at scheduled events with the other island guests are all options. Yellow fin tune, lobster, crab meat, Australian beef, abundant Fijian fruits, and an international selection of top-quality wines are all on the menu. Professional cooks ensure that dishes are prepared with perfection, and after-dinner performances offer a peek at native music and culture.

Numerous activities on both land and water are constantly at guests’ disposal for no extra charge. You can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, fishing, coasting along in a sail boat, and admiring the incredible fish and sea life that inhabit the island’s coastal waters. On land, you can hike the island’s pathways, explore on horseback, tour native gardens, join in a game of beach volleyball, and survey the tropical jungle and colorful bird life. Special annual events like Yellowfin Tun Run and the Baby Turtle Release add to the excitement.

The superior accommodations, scenic beauty, and large selection of activities to engage in render Turtle Island of Fiji one of the premier resorts in the Pacific and in the world, and especially fitting for romantic getaways and beach-side weddings.
It is easy to arrive on the island by small sea plane or boat from the Fijian capital Suva, and arrangements can easily be made by contacting a travel specialist at conciergetraveldesign.com. Anyone looking to spend some time away from the hassles and worries of the “rest of the world” and relax by a pristine private beach in the shade of overhanging palm trees can do no better than to travel to the remote, yet accessible Turtle Island Resort.

To learn more, contact a Concierge Travel Design travel specialist to give you ideas.

Luxury Resort in Miami

Travelers who want to spend their vacation in the Miami area in luxurious surroundings will appreciate the Delano South Beach-A truly luxury resort in Miami.  Amenities of this hotel include direct access to the beach, a spa and a fitness center.

All rooms at the Delano have spectacular views and rainfall showers in the adjoining bathrooms. City view rooms have one king bed or two double beds. Alcove rooms have a seating area. These rooms have two queen beds or a king bed. Rooms with an ocean view have a king bed or two double beds.

delano hotel in south beach miamiGuests who want extra room during their stay at the Delano can stay in a suite. The loft suite has a king bed, a sofa bed and a marble bathroom. The bedroom in the one-bedroom suite has a king bed. This suite’s separate living area has a sofa bed and a dining area. This suite’s amenities include a balcony and two marble bathrooms. A duplex with two floors next to the pool has a balcony and patio. A bedroom with a king bed is on the second floor. The first floor has a sofa bed, a dining area and a wet bar.

The two-bedroom penthouse on the hotel’s top floor has a king bed and two double beds. The balcony overlooks the ocean. The hotel also has a two-bedroom apartment that measures 1,310 square feet. Apartment amenities include two full marble bathrooms, a half bath, a balcony with an ocean view and a dining area.

Guests can have spa services in their rooms, and room service is available 24 hours.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the hotel’s Italian restaurant. Eggs Benedict and freshly baked pastries are on the breakfast menu. The lunch menu includes Kobe burgers, filet mignon and salmon. Lobster salad, veal ravioli and tuna pizza are some of the items on the dinner menu. The hotel’s sushi bar has Maine lobster, snow crab and salmon on the menu.

Hotel guests will find plenty of things to do at the hotel. They can enjoy cocktails while they listen to music in the FDR at Delano. People who want to relax can visit the hotel’s rooftop spa for massages, body wraps or facials. Those who want to work out can exercise on treadmills in the fitness center. Private sessions with trainers and yoga instructors are available. People who want to enjoy the water during their stay can visit the Delano Beach Club. The club has a swimming pool and beach access.

South Beach has something for people with all types of interests. People who like an active night life can visit the area’s night clubs. Those who enjoy the outdoors can ride bikes, play tennis or go fishing at Haulover Park. Shoppers can buy luxury goods in the designer shops at Bal Harbour Shops.

Those who want to spend their next vacation in this luxury hotel can get in touch with a travel specialist at conciergetraveldesign.com.

Most Beautiful Location in the World

Rio De janeiro, luxury travel, beaches, festivalsRio de Janeiro, Brazil is known as one of the most beautiful locations in the world. It is one of the top tourist destinations, famous around the world for its perfect weather, scenic beaches and annual Carnival festival. Rio is also a favorite vacation destination for some of the world’s biggest celebrities. If you are looking for a place to leave your worries behind and enjoy some fun in the sun, Rio de Janeiro is the place to do it.

The Belmond Copacabana Palace

If you decide to visit Rio de Janeiro, there are many options available to you in terms of places to stay. However, if you are not willing to settle for anything less than the best, the Belmond Copacabana Palace is a five star hotel that will simply take your breath away. This stunning hotel stands at the very top in terms of luxury hotels located in Rio. In fact, it is considered by many people to be the best hotel in all of South America. First opening its doors in 1923, it is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Movie stars, singers and other luminaries from the world of entertainment have called this hotel home during their stays in Rio.

The hotel is in a superb location, not far away from the legendary Copacabana beach. It is easy for tourists to get to because it is only a short drive from the Santos Dumont Airport, the International airport and Rio’s business centre. It is also not far from many of Rio’s biggest and most famous tourist attractions. To put it simply, the Belmond Copacabana Palace is in the heart of the action.

Amenities

As you might expect from the most luxurious hotel in South America, it does not suffer from a shortage of amenities:

Pool

If you feel like taking a dip and you do not want to go down to the beach, you can relax in one of the largest swimming pools in all of Rio. The pool itself is only part of the fun. The service you experience while at the pool is second to none. You will find several pool assistants who will make your every wish their command. Whether you want something to eat from the pool menu, a cool beverage or some fresh towels, they will be there to serve you.

Beach

If you decide to go down to the beach, the service does not stop. You will be provided with umbrellas, sun lounges and water so you don’t get dehydrated. There will also be beach assistants nearby to watch over all of your belongings.

Tennis court

If you are a fan of tennis, you can take advantage of the hotel’s tennis court. There is also professional coaching available for an additional fee.

Boutiques

If you want to do some shopping for someone special in your life, you are in luck. There are two boutiques located on the property of the hotel. You can buy souvenirs from Rio, jewelry, clothing and many other things.

Health club

If fitness is important in your life, there is also a health club and spa on the premises.

Contact a travel specialist at conciergetraveldesign.com, for more information.

Beach Vacation in Anguilla

Tucked away just east of Puerto Rico lies the paradise island of Anguilla.  With white sand beaches, a turquoise sea, an air of tranquility, and a plethora of family-friendly activities, it’s a wonder that the island has escaped the grasps of overdevelopment and packs of imposing tourists.  Because of this, Anguilla is a blank slate, where visitors are enabled to design any vacation they please.

As with any island in the sun, water sports and beach activities reign supreme in Anguilla.  Multitudes of boat tours take water lovers out to sea for fresh air, gorgeous views, and prime fishing.  The ultimate water experience to be had, though, is for the swimming enthusiast. Anguilla is home to several breathtaking bays, marine parks, and reef systems where snorkelers and scuba divers alike can enjoy the rich marine life.  A trip to Anguilla would also not be complete without exploring the unique Pelican Trail at Little Bay.  Visitors must ascend through the eco-park to the bluffs 200 feet above sea level before cascading down to a marvelous swimming hole.  The spot also has a huge trampoline island in the water, glass bottom kayaks, and a diving platform.  viceroy anguilla

For a more in depth look into the local history and culture of the island, guided sightseeing tours (ranging from a few hours to an entire day in length) depart from town.  These tours take visitors back in time, winding through old villages and stopping at informative heritage sites.  The more independently adventurous folk can also rent bicycles and map their own tour of the island.  It is the perfect place to do so, as the terrain is flat and only a single main road exists.

While the island has maintained its remote charm, Anguilla also houses temples of indulgence and bliss that emulate their five star ratings.  At the acclaimed Viceroy Anguilla, travelers can relax and treat themselves to the highest standards of luxury.  The resort offers a variety of accommodation to suit the needs of any trip, from rooms and suites to villas and residence rentals.  Guests arise to fabulous sun-kissed views of the pristine beach and clear sea before setting off on a day’s worth of vacation activities.  Boat rides to the beautiful reef, island excursions, and water sports can all be arranged with ease through the resort, allowing guests to vacation both spontaneously or on a schedule.  Visitors yearning for relaxation can pamper themselves at the lavish spa and wellness center. The spa offers a comprehensive menu of skin and body treatments, with specials and packages year round.  A trip to the state-of-the art fitness center also gives guests various fitness options, including yoga classes, excursions, private training sessions, and general gym equipment.  When it’s time to dine, guests will never be short of options, as the resort boasts five magnificent restaurants and lounges run by top chefs.

No matter what, there is always something for everyone for your beach vacation in Anguilla. Embracing an island pace of life has never been so simple. Contact a travel specialist from Concierge Travel Design to book your trip.

Abama Golf and Spa Resort – Tenerife, Canary Islands

Abama Resort & Golf Canary IslandsThe Abama Golf and Spa Resort is a private estate in a beautiful, secluded area of the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Tenerife is located about 300 kilometers from the African coast and around 1,300 kilometers from Spain’s mainland. The resort sprawls over 160 hectares of volcanic terrain with a large variety plants, palms and other trees. The pleasant weather here has earned it the name the Island of Eternal Spring. Abama Golf and Spa Resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the island.

Abama Golf and Spa Resort Amenities

The landscape of the resort slopes down to meet the sea with its own exclusive beach. Beach goers can stroll the golden beach crescent, play in the tranquil water or soak up the sun and views on comfortable loungers. Enjoy a light lunch and cocktails at the oceanfront Beach Club restaurant until dusk.

The resort’s nine swimming pools appear to be a part of the natural landscape, each with its own character. The citadel’s long pool winds along the length of the hotel past a restaurant that serves drinks and snacks to pool guests. A private, secluded pool is in the resort’s Persian Garden. Each of the first three tiers of the resort’s villas have its own private pool and the last one shares a pool with El Mirador restaurant. Along the beach are two natural ocean lagoon pools.

Abama has tennis and paddle facilities for every level from the beginner to high-level pro. There are also four paddle tennis courts with AstroTurf surfaces.

Several shops at Abama feature high-end fashion, jewelry, daily necessities and sundry essentials. The spa has its own boutique and sells exclusive bath and beauty products. The spa offers a variety of treatment packages to suit every mood from beauty treatments to massages. The landscape at Abama provides many of the fruits, oils and minerals used at the spa.

Abama’s golf course rambles over 6,271 meters of changing terrain including 22 lakes, waterfalls, white-sand bunkers and thousands of palm trees. It accommodates the handicapped and challenges the pros.

The Abama resort features 10 restaurants and four bars. Exquisite food and fine wines, brews and cocktails will meet the tastes of everyone around the globe.

Abama Golf and Spa Resort Accommodation Amenities
Abama’s Canary Islands Hotel has 469 rooms and suites that are divided between the Complex and the Villas. Private balconies have spectacular ocean, garden or golf course views. The Complex incorporates ethnic architecture with a Moorish flavor in many of its rooms and suites. The marble bathrooms are stocked extensively with luxurious bath amenities. All air conditioning is individually controlled, guests have high speed Internet access, satellite and cable television and two-line speaker phones. Other amenities include a mini bar, coffee machine, iron and ironing board and a security safe. Around the clock room service and laundry services are available.

The citadel is in an ideal location between the beach and the golf course. Guests can easily walk to either or get to each one in two minutes by a chauffeured buggy. This accommodation offers a choice of deluxe rooms or two kinds of suites. Using designs that incorporate local materials like Canary Island pine, they are equipped with either a king bed or twin beds and a spacious oak wardrobe. Marble bathrooms have deep tubs and separate shower stalls. Bathrooms are stocked with Asprey bath products. Private furnished terraces overlook the Atlantic with La Gomera Island on the horizon.

Abama’s villas are nestled among the botanic gardens and combine luxury with seclusion. In addition to all of the citadel amenities, each row of villas has pool access, stunning ocean views from the top floor rooms, high ceilings with exposed beams and four-poster beds. The Villas also have full room service and transport to other parts of the resort.

Reserved exclusively for adults, the Tagor’ Villas are a row of luxury rooms and suites in a tropical flower garden with pool access. It is the perfect place for honeymooners. In addition to all of the room amenities in the rest of the resort, complimentary water, soft drinks, wine and beer are served at the pool all day. Guests are also served appetizers four times a day and are served a buffet breakfast every morning in the El Mirador Restaurant.

Contact your Concierge Travel Design specialist to book your trip.

Greek Island Dream Destination

Mykonos offers you sand, sunshine, ouzo, and windmills! Located in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is a dream destination, and many cruise ships dock in port here. If you don’t come by cruise ship you can come by ferry or plane from Athens. The slow ferry takes most of the day. High speed ferries cut the time in half, while planes take under an hour. During your visit you can get a taste of Greek culture (both modern and ancient) while enjoying luxurious modern hotels, high-end shopping and exciting nightclubs.

The main town is a maze of narrow streets, deliberately confusing to deter pirates, lined with whitewashed homes and churches (and boutiques). In the western side of town you’ll find Little Venice where buildings border the sea; having a drink here while watching the blue water turn gold at sunset is almost mandatory. There are also windmills in the western part of the town, leftover from when they ground local wheat; whitewashed in the Greek style they look nothing like the windmills in Holland. A photogenic Byzantine church, Panagia Paraportiani, is also on the western side of town.

You might encounter the town’s mascot, Petros the Pelican, almost anywhere in town or along the waterfront. Mykonos is on its second or third generation Petros now! He’s often seen along the dock where you can get a boat to the nearby “sacred island” of Delos, a world heritage archeological site with ancient buildings and mosaics. The archeological museum in town has some items from Delos also.

Beaches line the island edges, almost all with beach chairs, umbrellas, and restaurants. Vendors roam up and down many beaches selling additional items.
Mykonos and Kivotos Clubhotel
Of course, if you stay at a hotel with a beach, all of that is at your doorstep. Kivotos Clubhotel on Mykonos’s Ornos Bay has a beach with vistas of Aegean blue and green. Condé Nast Traveller included the hotel on its list of the 10 best beach hotels in Europe. The 5-star hotel has rooms and suites; most come with views of the ocean. For the ultimate in deluxe comfort and privacy, you can stay in their waterfront villa with its own private pool. The 3-story villa has private access to the hotel’s spa, but also has its own mini gym, sauna, and Jacuzzi. 

If you use the spa, you can enjoy treatments including Ayurveda, Hammam, and Thai Massage, among other therapies. You can also keep fit with the yoga and Pilates classes. 

Dining at the hotel is seaside Mediterranean fusion, featuring fresh, locally caught fish. For lunch dine al fresco at poolside. One day each week octopus dries around the pool for the Fresh Fish barbecue. The dinner restaurant is candlelit, overlooking the bay. There are also options for private dining, whether a group dinner party, a private dinner for two on the beach, or dinner on the hotel’s private yacht (either docked or at sea). If a romantic dinner leads to thoughts of marriage, you can make use of the hotel’s chapel for your wedding.

If you need to get into Mykonos Town, it’s less than 2 miles away. The hotel can help arrange transportation services. To get to Mykonos and Kivotos Clubhotel, contact Concierge Travel Design for all the help needed to make your Greek Island dream trip happen.