Tranquil Indulgence at Rosewood Mayakoba

The property's opulent Sense spa provides a true retreat within a lush jungle

A 30-minute drive south from Cancun airport, near Playa del Carmen, the 620-acre Mayakoba (meaning “village of water”) development consists of several resorts dotted within the jungle, and provides the kind of vacation that can only be described as easy. It’s the type of place made for those holidays when travelers just want to fly and flop, to venture mere minutes for meals and to …

Word of Mouth: NYC’s Governors Island

From sustainable oysters to pétanque courts and a verdant "dinner and dancing" destination

Offering some of the most extraordinary views of Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River, not to mention serene sunsets and picturesque sailing scenes, Governors Island is a brief ferry ride from South Street’s Battery Maritime Building (and several Brooklyn piers on weekends). Over the last few years, the verdant 172-acre island has transformed from the site of exclusive marquee events to a full-fledged hospitality destination. With a …

Greece’s Euphoria Retreat Offers Holistic Healing in Mystras

A sublime spa experience in the hills of the Peloponnese peninsula

Designed around an 1830s mansion located at the base of an energy forest on the edge of Mystras, Euphoria Retreat is located in one of Greece’s lesser-known areas, at the gateway to the Peloponnese peninsula. About a 2.5-hour drive from Athens airport, the fortified medieval city (which is also a UNESCO World Heritage area) sprawls along the slope of Mount Taygetos and overlooks a valley …