Sun, sand and plenty of samba – see some of Brazil’s hottest highlights all packed together in an eight-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Start the party in Rio de Janeiro, where Copacabana, Ipanema and Christ the Redeemer all vie for your attention. Travel to the cobbled streets of colonial Paraty, then cruise to the pristine Ilha Grande – an island where lush green rainforests meet untouched sandy beaches. You’ll have local knowledge to guide your way and plenty of time to explore at your own pace, and when it comes to free time in Brazil, all you need to know is the word ‘praia’ – beach.
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Located in the heart of Saint Lawrence, a bustling South Coast hotspot, Sandals Barbados adds Luxury Included® elegance with beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, gourmet dining, impeccable butler service and more. Explore white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, rolling hills, and hidden, underground lakes and caverns.
Picture 20 acres of some of the most luxuriant and fragrant tropical gardens imaginable. Then set this Eden on the widest stretch of one of the most celebrated beaches in the world. And you'll only just begin to get an idea why Beaches Negril is truly a paradise beyond compare.
Located on Jamaica's famous seven-mile beach, this ultimate Beach Resort and Spa is serene and secluded. Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is set amongst lush palm groves, powdery white sand beach and the calm aquamarine Caribbean Sea, a must for scuba and snorkel enthusiasts. Negril offers some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean, as well as a myriad of water sports to choose from.
Set on one of the most glorious beaches on the globe, twelve pristine miles of white sand, this spot enchants with its unspoiled, mythical beauty. Yet, with the ultra-chic French Village, complete with Parisian-style architecture, cuisine and ambiance, as well as top-of-the-line amenities for family members of all ages, this resort truly melds the best of all worlds to create one fantastic universe.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort delivers a benchmark of personalized service and attention to detail amidst the relaxed spirit of the Rocky Mountains. The property underwent a $40-million redesign in 2011 inspired by grand manor lifestyle of the Gilded Age to refresh guest rooms and public spaces.
Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, this is Voyages Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. The interior decor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with a gallery in the lobby and significant artworks featured throughout the public areas and in the private rooms.
Inspired by the local flora and fauna, the layout of the resort is based on an imaginary gathering of animals using the shapes of cocoons and shells for the design of the studios and pools. True to the Andaz brand, Andaz Papagayo reflects the indigenous nature of Costa Rica, offers uncomplicated and personal service by real people who have a passion for their heritage and their role in the community.