Hotels in Southern Vermont
Kingston’s nifty Black Range Lodge occupies a former saloon and casino, now warmly and artfully converted into a B&B. The most inviting rooms have bathrooms with heated floors and private balconies overlooking the mountains.
Tensing Pen is one of those rare island hideaways that has made the successful transition from 1974 hippie hangout to rustic-chic boutique hotel. With everything from yoga classes and seaside massages to hammocks strung beneath trees overlooking the ocean, the emphasis is on total relaxation.
Steps from the city center, with a Mediterranean feel and a host of classes open to guests, from drawing to cooking.
It all started here. The concept of a romantic adults-only resort with everything included—food, beverages, activities—began when Couples Tower Isle was launched in 1978 in Tower Isle, an island getaway dating back to 1949.
The all-inclusive vacation is a grown-up affair at this refined adult couples-only resort. The 312 airy wood-and-tile suites are spread out over 17 acres of gardens along Negril's Seven Mile Beach.
This ultrahip hangout takes its name from its cluster of thatched-roof bungalows built atop rock cliffs that jut just above an aquamarine cove. Most of the 34 so-called rock houses are outfitted with private patios or sundecks; a few have private ladders leading right down into the sea.
Good luck getting your kids to leave this veritable amusement park, with its 200-foot waterslides and teen disco on a prime swath of Seven Mile Beach. Thanks to a large coral reef off Negril Bay, the water is placid and perfect for young children.
Built in the tradition of an alpine lodge, the Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow stretches along the base of the mountain and has gabled roofs and Bavarian-style wooden trim. A stone fireplace rises up through the center of the open lobby, which the upper-floor hallways overlook.
The smallest of the Couples resorts, with just 150 rooms, this adults-only, all-inclusive property is built on a cliff above a seaside cove in Ocho Rios.
As of spring 2013, this property is under new management.
All-inclusive resorts may have a less-than-sterling reputation, but the Sunset at the Palms raises the bar. Located at the north end of Negril’s legendary Seven Mile Beach, the 65-room property has the intimacy and amenities of a small luxury hotel.
Located in Montego Bay, the all-inclusive Rose Hall Resort is set on a former sugar plantation, surrounded by the Blue Mountains and its own private beach. The 489 guest rooms are decorated with white walls and linens, dark wood furniture, and private terraces with views of the sea.
All-inclusive, couples-only Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios combines two resorts into one on a lush, 44-acre tropical landscape. The beach side is where the club and most of the bars, restaurants, pools, and entertainment are located; meanwhile, the manor side, perched on the St.
Legendary 59-year-old estate on 400 acres, 15 minutes from the airport, that offers polished service and a multitude of amenities, including a new 68,000-square-foot spa.
Tucked high in the Blue Mountains with drop-dead views of the far-off Caribbean and Kingston, Strawberry Hill is a luxurious oasis of tranquillity that’s light-years removed from raucous coastal Jamaica.