Saturday, November 7, 2015

Four Season Resort Maui at Wailea

No one can deny that Maui's beaches are some of the best in the world, but there's more to Maui than its coastline. Venturing inland leads to some truly breathtaking scenery that makes this island even more spectacular, and an exhilarating place to explore. Discover why the beach is just the beginning in Maui.

In the inland center of Maui is Iao Valley State Park, home to the landmark 1,200-foot Iao Needle. This towering rock formation juts upward from the valley floor, a ragged peak of brown lava rock that contrasts with the blue skies and lush, deep green vegetation. Hiking trails abound near the Needle that lead to lookout points with stunning views of both the Needle itself and the surrounding scenery.

Eastern Maui boasts another spectacular place to explore, Haleakala National Park. Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, and its 10,000-foot slope is a hiker’s paradise, with trails that lead above the cloud line for an unforgettable experience. The Park’s terrain also makes for an array of microclimates: trails traverse lush valleys, parched deserts, and everything in between - including coastal waterfalls. Haleakala Crater is also regarded as one of the best places to watch a Hawaiian sunrise creep over the horizon, or to end the day with a sunset and stargazing through Maui's clear skies.
For the true nature lover, Maui's best offering is the Pipiwai Trail, roughly nine miles from Hana at the edge of Haleakala National Park. This fantastic hike follows the Pipiwai Stream that feeds through the O’heo Gulch, a stunning river valley known for a series of crystal clear ponds that fill craters in the rocks called the Seven Sacred Pools. But as gorgeous as they are, the pools don't hold a candle to the final payoff of the Pipiwai Trail: Waimoku Falls, Maui's largest waterfall. Towering 400 feet above the gulch floor, Waimoku cascades down a sheer lava rock wall into a pool filled with boulders. It is a natural spectacle that truly must be seen to be believed, and makes for a breathtaking way to have a break from the beach!

Maui is diverse in its resorts too. Our site visitors overwhelmingly book Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea over any other resort on the island, despite it being routinely the most expensive. It is is the ultimate in 5-star resorts. Whether you crave the beach, the pool, the activities for all members of the family, or all of the above, the resort will leave you speechless from the sights and sounds of the island to the concierge’s assistance in helping you plan your itinerary to the unmatched service exemplified by Four Seasons. However, by making your reservation with WhatAHotel! you will receive our Exclusive Complimentary Perks. One of these, and my personal favorite, is the buffet included in your breakfast. From the banana-macadamia nut-chocolate chip pancakes to the made-to-order omelets, everything is fresh, delicious, and for the most part, locally grown. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hot Resorts in Hangzhou


Gorgeous Heated Pool
Hangzhou, China is a fan favorite for the experienced traveler.  This beautiful location is known for its natural beauty, rich silk production and thrilling shopping options.  Originally one of the seven ancient capitals of China, this glorious city offers modern style and historic significance for almost everyone.  Plan to stay at Amanfayun, one of the Best Hotels in Hangzhou, and get ready to savor the award-winning luxury at this stunning Hangzhou resort.  

Luxurious Guest Accommodations
Amanfayun was created in the true spirit of a traditional Chinese village.  Stone pathways extend to shaded courtyards and quaint restaurants feed the body while the peaceful surroundings feed the soul.  The resort was built on 14 hectares just to the west of West Lake and on the outskirts of a UNESCO  World Heritage Site.  Guests will find comfort in the 42 rooms, suites and villas.  They each boast contemporary design that is beautifully blended with ancient Chinese style for an authentic feel.  Other exciting amenities found here include exciting food and drink selections at the restaurants and bar, a steam house perfect for an traditional meal al fresco, a chic boutique with local wares, the Aman Spa for a relaxing treatment and the 20 meter heated outdoor pool.  Situated in the center of Amanfayun is Fayun Place, a commanding and original structure that houses lounge areas, a Cigar Room and even a library.  China is an exotic travel destination that is sure to be both thrilling and memorable for all.

Beautiful Resort Eateries
When booking your stay at Amanfayun across a certain site, guests will receive Exclusive Complimentary Perks for an unbeatable deals.  These perks include a daily continental breakfast for two, a room category upgrade subject to availability, a $100 USD hotel credit and options for both an early check-in or a late check-out.  Plan your travels to Amanfayun where patrons can savor both the old and new of incredible China.           

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best and Brightest Bali Resorts


View from the Restaurant Terrace
With the year coming to an end, it is the perfect time to surround yourself with serenity and grandeur.  Look to further than beautiful Bali, for a trip that will be truly amazing.  Amanusa is an impressive Aman Resort on the southern peninsula of this alluring locale and guarantees that each guest can experience privacy, comfort and luxury.  Travel to a true tropical paradise where ocean breezes and white sand beaches are the backdrop to fabulous.

Sensual Suites and Villas
Amanusa sits atop a garden hillside near loads of incredible attractions.  Guests will love the close proximity to the Bali National Golf Club, the Indian Ocean and its pristine beaches, remarkable restaurants, an exciting nightlife, shopping and thrilling entertainment.  While the area around the resort is tempting, the resort grounds are what capture the hearts of all that stay here.  Both of the suite and villa accommodations are comfortable and fashionable.  They are serene retreats with teak wood accents, white billowing draperies and modern conveniences for a perfect stay.  Amanusa also boasts delightful restaurants and bars, an exquisite beach club, a large pool bordered by a trellis and stone wall and relaxing spa treatments.  Active guests will love the tennis courts and fitness center while the wireless Internet and meeting/event venues cater to each and every guests needs.  The ultra-chic towns of Sanur and Seminyak provide options for shopping and enjoying the local culture, but the unique on-site boutique brings local favorites to guests for ease of shopping.  Escape the ordinary and discover the extraordinary at the magnificent Amanusa.

Beautiful Beach Loungers
When booking your travel to Amanusa across a certain site guests can savor Exclusive Complimentary Perks for an unbeatable deal.  These perks include a continental breakfast for two each day, a room category upgrade at check-in, a $100 USD hotel credit and options for an early check-in and late check-out.  Bali is a peaceful paradise and Amanusa is quite simply one of the Best Hotels in Bali.  

Monday, December 29, 2014

Luxury Awaits in Vietnam

Amanoi Vietnam

Regal Restaurant and Bar
Aman Resorts has made its debut in intriguing Vietnam with the contemporary and beachside resort, Amanoi.  This glorious retreat has a name that means 'peaceful place' and each corner of the resort guarantees a tranquil stay.  Get ready to savor the powder white beaches, the spectacular views of Vinh Hy Bay and the modern amenities found at the remarkable Amanoi.   

Contemporary Guest Accommodations
Vietnam is arguably Southeast Asia's most fascinating country and although its past is unpleasant, its future is truly bright.  Aman Resorts has created a retreat in one of the many beautiful sections of the country allowing visitors to savor the beauty and grandeur of the area.  Amanoi features 31 guest pavilions, a few with private swimming pools, and five Aman Villas that are positioned on the hillside with incredible views.  Each space offers combined living and sleeping areas, an exciting sundeck with loungers, comfortable furnishings and modern technologies for an inspiring stay.  This scenic resort is also equipped with a top of the line fitness facility, a rejuvenating spa and even a tempting beach club proving there is something for everyone at Amanoi.  On property, guests can enjoy the delightful food and drink served up at the Restaurant and Bar, a wide range of reading materials in the charming library, traditional Vietnamese wares sold at the chic resort Boutique and lounge areas that will not disappoint.  Off the resort grounds, guests can explore the beauty of the countryside with thrilling excursions.  Adventure and elegance await at the beautiful Amanoi.  

Glamorous Poolside
When booking your stay at Amanoi across a certain site, guests will receive exciting Exclusive Complimentary Perks for a memorable trip.  These perks include a daily Continental breakfast for two, a room category upgrade at check-in, a $100 resort credit and options for an early check-in or late check-out to ensure you travel plans do not interfere with your time here.  Vietnam is a gorgeous and exotic locale that is sure to capture the hearts of all that travel here.  Stay at the luxurious Amanoi for the trip of a lifetime at one of the Best Hotels in Vietnam.