IDYLLIC ESCAPES

If you are yearning for sun, sugar-white beaches and days of glorious relaxation, then we’ve got the trips for you. Here are three hot idyllic escapes that are guaranteed to renew your senses and bring you back to life. All you have to do is book a flight, pack a bathing-suit and some sunscreen.

MEXICO, Playa del amor (Lover’s Beach)

Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) is one of the most spectacular stretches in Mexico. Indeed it is the perfect backdrop for another movie that we would call “Swept Away to south of the border”, of course with a better cast. Playa del Amor is located between towering rock formations at the southern most tip of Baja California. The only way to reach the secluded golden sands is by kayak, water taxi or a private boat from the nearby Cabo San Lucas. Experience El Arco, one of the most spectacular rock formations, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. This spot is a popular gathering area for sea lions.We recommend you stay at the One & Only Palmilla Luxury Resort. With 173 rooms, this resort is the perfect combination of desert and ocean, isolation and celebration, Mexico and the Mediterranean.

St. Barts, Anse du Grand Cul-de-Sac

At this quartier of Sain Barthélemy Island, encircled by shallow reefs; you feel as if the Côte d’Azur has been transplanted to the Caribbean. St. Barts was a clandestine hideaway for the the jet-setters like the Rockefellers, the Rothchilds and their confidants, and today all of the hot celebrities dock their yachts at St. Barts, where the glitzy night life and the glamorous day times are the envy of the Caribbean. So do not be surprise if you run into Harrison Ford, Liz Claiborne, Beyoncé or Black Eyed Peas.

This hidden gem is one of the best place to eat a delicious Egg yolk and White with capers Oscietra Caviar and a succulent Roasted Octopus with Sour Pomegranate Sauce at the world renowned restaurant Le Bartolomeo while you stay at Hotel Guanahani & Spa. With 68 bungalows overlooking the sea, the hotel Guanahani & Spa is set on its own 16 acres private peninsula in the heart of a tropical garden. This Cul-de-Sac is a haven for meeting stylish and beautiful people à la française.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S DOMINICUS BEACH

Punta Cana might get all the attention, but for us the most beautiful sugar-white beach in the Dominican Republic is the Dominicus Beach; with its towering palm trees and the iconic black and white lighthouse. Soft sand, plenty of shade and translucent warm water, lures the perfect crowd.

Stay at the exquisite Casa de Campo, located about a half hour of Bayahibe and Dominicus. This amazing 7,000-acre hotel, resort and residential community, unlike any other Caribbean destination offers you the perfect package: golf, tennis and an equestrian facility.

As you stroll in the near by village of Bayahibe, the cafes and wineries will transport you back in time. If you love nature, then the Sanoa Island – as part of the Parque Nacional del Este – is a must do. For its exceptional water quality, safety and environmental efforts, this was the first beach in the Caribbean to be awarded with the Blue Flag status from the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

 

Marlon Moreno

Publisher + Founder

Architect of Ideas. Publisher and CEO of Moreno Inc. Founder of BOLD magazine + LATIDOS magazine. Recipient of the Entrepreneur of the year 2012 award.

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