Kia Ora Hotel, French Polynesia
Situated on a stretch of white-sand beach on the northeast coast of Rangiroa, Hotel Kia Ora defines French Polynesian luxury with well-manicured gardens and lavishly appointed bungalows, perfect for couples and honeymooners. Scuba divers and snorkelers will enjoy exploring an incredible array of marine life under turquoise-blue waters.Whether visiting for relaxation or adventure, the Hotel Kia Ora features amenities for every type of traveler. Guests can unwind with a Tahitian drink specialty at the bar, dine on fresh seafood at the on-site restaurant, rent a bicycle for a relaxing ride, or book a dolphin watching excursion at the activity desk. A Polynesian dance show with local musicians entertains guests weekly.
The Raleigh Hotel, Miami
The Raleigh Hotel, considered one of the classic hotels of South Beach, the Raleigh is a throwback to "old Hollywood" Miami. Housed in a renovated 1940 Art Deco building, its 111 guestrooms are on eight floors and feature garden, city, partial-ocean, or oceanfront views. The S-shaped Raleigh Pool was used in old Hollywood movies starring America's most famous synchronized swimmer, Esther Williams, and features a waterfall. The pool's sun deck is surrounded by fragrant tropical foliage and palm trees. Picture yourself being in the movies as you sip a cocktail from the poolside bar. The hotel also offers its own lush oasis between the pool and ocean with hammocks and lounge chairs. The hotel has its own private white sand beach on the Atlantic, and pampers you with your own chaise lounge and towel, and food service right to your chair.