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Experience: Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

A review of the Casa Gangotena in Quito, Ecuador the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles. Highlights Historic mansion with European styled interiors. Central location in Quito’s old city. Fine dining featuring the local tastes of Ecuador. Culturally significant site with close ties to the community. Friendly and professional staff. Background The site of Casa Gangotena … Continue reading Experience: Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

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Experience: Hotel Plaza Grande, Quito, Ecuador

A review of the Hotel Plaza Grande in Quito, Ecuador on the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles. Highlights Historic property right in the central Plaza de la Independencia. Fine French inspired cuisine with live opera. Luxurious rooms and amenities. Highly personalized service. Background Hotel Plaza Grande is has been one of the most unique buildings … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Plaza Grande, Quito, Ecuador

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Experience: Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito

A review of the Hotel Patio Andaluz in Quito, Ecuador on the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles. Highlights Stunning colonial architecture. Close to local historical and cultural sites. Enchanting Ecuadorian and Spanish cuisine. Host to world dignitaries, actors, and historic figures. Listed as an Ecuadorian National Monument. Background Hotel Patio Andaluz is a charming boutique … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito

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Experience: Sugar Reef, Bequia

A review of the Sugar Reef Bequia in Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines on the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles. Highlights Historic buildings converted to a luxury boutique. Dine on locally grown food and freshly-caught seafood. Secluded locale from the top of the mountain and to a private beach. Next door to over 600 … Continue reading Experience: Sugar Reef, Bequia

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Experience: Grenadine House, Kingstown, St. Vincent

A review of the Grenadine House in Kingstown, St. Vincent on the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles. Highlights Beautiful views over the bay. Historic property with authentic feel. Elegant casual and fine dining. Attentive and helpful staff. Onsite spa, gym, and outdoor pool. Background Grenadine House is a historic site on the island of St. … Continue reading Experience: Grenadine House, Kingstown, St. Vincent

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Experience: Maca Bana Resort, St. George, Grenada

A review of the Maca Bana Resort in St. George, Grenada on the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles. Highlights Exclusive eco-friendly villas. Beachside dining. Pristine beaches with nature hikes and world class diving. Tailored service. Personalized spa and yoga sessions. Background Maca Bana Resort is nestled on the Southwestern tip of Grenada along Magazine Beach. … Continue reading Experience: Maca Bana Resort, St. George, Grenada

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Experience: Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, France

A review of the Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port in Marseille, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Fantastic views of Marseille’s port. Fresh and simple Mediterranean dining. Fun and lively retro décor. Diverse function rooms for formal and casual events. Background The city of Marseille is one of the most historic cities … Continue reading Experience: Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, France

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Experience: Five Seas Hotel Cannes, France

A review of the Five Seas Hotel Cannes in Cannes, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Luxury travel themed design. Rooftop infinity pool and sundeck. In-room spa treatments. Chic and modern restaurants. Private yacht. Background Five Seas Hotel Cannes is a trendy 5–star boutique hotel nestled among the historical architecture of the … Continue reading Experience: Five Seas Hotel Cannes, France

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Experience: The Royal Riviera Hotel, France

A review of the Royal Riviera Hotel in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Private sandy beach. Beautiful aromatic gardens. Outdoor heated pool. Exquisite French and Mediterranean cuisine. Background The Royal Riviera Hotel has been a landmark since 1904 when it opened as the Panorama Palace. It managed to survive two … Continue reading Experience: The Royal Riviera Hotel, France

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Experience: Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Azerbaijan

A review of the Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Panoramic views of the Caspian Sea with a private beach. A plethora of onsite activities including the largest waterpark in the city. Excellent dining and bar options. Luxuriously designed rooms and details. Great service by multilingual … Continue reading Experience: Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Azerbaijan