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You'll Cry When You Leave: Five Hotels Where You're Not Just a Room Number

Natalie Compagno | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

(photos courtesy of An old but sturdy seaplane awaits to bounce me over the Pacific Ocean and then ease up into flight over seemingl...

The 15 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel

There are times when getting away with the kids is great, and times when getting away from them sounds even better. For those latter moments, here are this year's 15 best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean.

The Best Phuket Hotels Along the Beach

Oyster | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel

Travelers and locals alike often spend their days splashing in the water, snorkeling along the reef, or diving from cliffs. For the most stunning ocean views and easy access to the beach, we suggest considering staying at a hotel with its own waterfront.

Hidden Gems In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel

Fortunately some quaint bed-and-breakfasts can be found nestled among the beaches of the Caribbean, and our hotel investigators discovered 10 hidden gems during their recent travels.

An Inside Look at Miami's Hottest New Property

Oyster | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel

An affiliate of the Starwood Capital Group, the 1 Hotel brand is a luxurious, eco-conscious line of hotels inspired by nature; environment-friendly ...

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

4 Hidden Gem Surf Hotels You Didn't Know Existed

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel

For true surfers, who fully embrace the surfer culture and lifestyle, finding a hotel that fits the low-key, hang-ten, no-worries-bro vibe can be a more difficult feat.

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Oyster | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel

No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't shock you with any unwanted surprises.

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Oyster | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12

The 8 Most Romantic Escapes for Valentine's Day in the World

Oyster | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel

These eight hotels -- whether perched on the rocking outcroppings of the Italian coast or hidden away amidst the rice fields of northern Thailand -- are some of the most romantic in the world and are the perfect places for a romantic rendezvous... with a little international flair.

The Best Family Beach Hotels

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

No need to worry about riptide, sunburns, childcare -- no need to worry at all. From sheltered saltwater lagoons to shaded chaises, these top-ranking beach resorts have families covered.

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

These Beach Hotels Are Where?!

Oyster | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel

We'll make the assumption that when most people hear the word "beach," England isn't the first place that comes to mind. But England is actually home to some pretty spectacular spots on the sand, and after checking out these seaside hotels, you'll never leave England off of your beach vacation bucket list again.

9 Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape In 2015

Oyster | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to. -- Alex Creange, Oy...

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts For Families

Oyster | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

You won't find a more kid-friendly resort on the island of Turks and Caicos than Beaches. With 10 pools, a beautiful beach, a water park, an Xbox Games Garage, a Sesame Street kids' camp, and even a DJ-spinning academy, the hotel is determined to rule out any inklings of boredom.

The Best Beaches in Antigua

Oyster | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel

With 365 beaches (one for each day of the year!), Antigua is the perfect island getaway when you're in need of some sand and surf.

The 10 Best New Beach Hotels This Winter

Fodor's | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite t...

You'll Moon Over Mexico's Moon Palace Resort

Oyster | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel

With 2,433 rooms across three resort sections -- each with their own decor, design, amenities, and appeal -- it's no shock that this is the largest Palace property in the world.

Is It a Luxury Apartment Building or a Hotel? Hotels With Gorgeous Apartment-Style Rooms

Oyster | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel

These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities.

Surf's Up! 8 Top Destinations for Riding the Waves

Oyster | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel

Whether you're a total pro or a complete amateur, there's nothing quite like the rush of surfing.

10 Golf Courses With Amazing Views

Oyster | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel

So what if you double-bogey when all you can see is crystal-clear ocean for miles?

Hottest New Beach Hotels (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

From Mexico to Waikiki, the lure of beach hotels remains constant in the travel world. And today, the hottest new beach hotels are making waves with new amenities, like better food, personalized touches, family activities and nightlife.

Mancations for Every Dad

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

Of course your dad is a family man, but this Father's Day why don't you give him a little break from the tots and chaos by sending him on a mancation?

Beachfront Luxury: 15 Decadent Hotels on the Sand

Oyster | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel

Who doesn't love a beach vacation? The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send yo...