The Tranquil, Japanese-Inspired Shou Sugi Ban House

This serene retreat provides an experience unlike most others in the Hamptons

Many hotels in the Hamptons are all about the high-end beach life, with bright white oceanfront rooms and seafood restaurants and toes-in-the-sand bars. But Shou Sugi Ban House—a destination spa and wellness retreat in Southampton that recently expanded to include the Shou Sugi Ban Inn and Shou Sugi Ban Residences—offers a different kind of vibe. Set on five acres of land with more than 250 …

Riviera Maya’s Accessible Oasis, Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Eco-conscious travelers will feel a world away at this ocean-meets-jungle property

For those seeking a “fly and flop” vacation—an easy trip to a beautiful destination with plenty of lounging around—finding the ideal spot can be difficult. Plenty of hotels that cater to that idea are massive, a little soulless, or don’t focus on details beyond the cocktails. Anybody interested in an easy vacation that also means supporting the local community, conserving the environment, enjoying design and …