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If villa-hiring isn't your family's style, consider a full-service resort. However, a kids' menu alone doesn't guarantee the perfect stay. You want to be in a place where there are other young playmates, in addition to planned entertainment. Word ...
“People who think it’s all about rice and beans will be surprised,” says Roberto Treviño of San Juan’s restaurant scene. Treviño, an Iron Chef veteran, chose Condado—the city’s current nexus of all things fabulous—for his latest venture, the Asian...
ST. THOMAS Hotel 1829Though it's only steps from Charlotte Amalie's cruise-port chaos, this gem of a hotel is miles away in spirit. Built for the bride of a 19th-century French sea captain, Hotel 1829 is a confection of Moroccan tile, terraces swi...
A good six miles and an almost equal number of decades separate Old San Juan's tiny Isla Grande Airport from Puerto Rico's mammoth international terminal. As I scarf down a ham sandwich at the bar, I realize that the man on the next stool is my pi...
Within the space of 10 minutes during one recent San Juan sunset, I walked along the fat ocher stones of a centuries-old fortress, passed through a garish strip mall with an ocean view, and ended up at a romantic Italian restaurant. I went in, of ...
Rising from a boulder-studded hillside on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques is a cluster of concrete buildings that look deceptively like bunkers. In fact, Hix Island House, the vision of Toronto-based architect John Hix, is an unusually fashiona...
Relive memories of your childhood playhouse at a treetop hotel. No secret password required—just a reservation. OUT 'N' ABOUT Cave Junction, Oregon; 800/200-5484; www.treehouses.com; doubles from $90. On the edge of Siskiyou National Forest, this...
A quick hop from the mainland is a place where the sky is blue and the water's bluer, the beaches are all public, no passports are needed, and you never have to change your money. Few family getaways are this easy—and exotic. Want a rain forest or...
It's still best known for busy beaches, Spanish forts, and post-cruise sightseers, but San Juan is breaking away from its provincial past. A sophisticated fusion of Latin and Yankee cultures is upping the hipness quotient, as is the buzz generate...
OCCUPATION Singer, songwriter HOME BASE Long Island, New York DOWNTIME "I had just finished a seventy-city world tour and wanted to find a beautiful place where I could sit and reflect on the end of this major moment in my life," Keys says. "Viequ...
High up on "gringo hill," a tropical-forested peak on the western end of Vieques, British developer Stuart Hankin admires the view from the swimming pool at Lionheart, his new luxury villa. Directly below lies Esperanza, the island's second-larges...
Rincón isn’t happening. Antonio’s Beach is dead. The teenagers lounging around the pool at the Casa Isleña guesthouse are melting into their chaises; their Coronas are going warm. Across the parking lot, two college-age surfing instructors sprawl...
See our slideshow of Caribbean Hotels Under $150. When is a vacation not a vacation?When you can’t relax because you’re worried about spending money. The current economic crisis is forcing many to be financially creative, and that includes travel...
Old forts take on a strong beauty in the Caribbean sunlight. I'm thinking, in particular, of the steep, enfolded bastion of San Cristóbal at the entrance to Old San Juan, how its precise angularity is softened by a centuries-old patina, how the ca...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in ...