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Explore world history, while writing your own

Are you ready to explore history? Wander through Mayan ruins.
Experience awe-inspiring Egyptian pyramids. Feel history come to life in Williamsburg. Meander down a Roman road.
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THE VALLEY HOTEL & RESORT

THE VALLEY HOTEL & RESORT

Beijing, China

The Valley Hotel & Resort is located in the mountainous area of western Beijing. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from downtown. Diversified spa suites, tents and villas reflect the distinguished characteristics of outdoor luxury. Rooms are handsomely decorated with comfortable beds and private bathrooms. Tents give a more casual atmosphere for visitors who wish to feel closer to nature. It is the ideal destination for mountain hiking, biking, Yoga, Taiji, swimming and other outdoor activities where you will find the true beauty of natural peace. For those seeking to see the sights, The Valley Hotel & Resort's western suburban location is ideal - a quiet respite after a busy day seeing Beijing's famous sights. Take in Shijingshan Amusement Park, Fentai Children's Place, the Ancient Architecture Museum, and the site where Peking Man was discovered. View the Marco Polo Bridge, tour temples with amazing names, like Temple of Heaven, Temple of the Recumbent Buddha, and the Temple of Azure Clouds. Don't miss the 727-acre Summer Palace. Tour Tiananmen Square. See the Great Wall in Beijing, and save a full day for the 9,999 rooms of the breathtaking Forbidden City. Another must-see attraction is the Beijing Zoo and Aquarium. See Beijing and make yourself at home at The Valley Hotel & Resort.

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Busby Manor

Busby Manor

Bay Of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

Busby Manor, in New Zealand's historic Bay of Islands, is on the foreshore of the picturesque seaside town of Paihia. The comfortable, fully self-contained motel-style rooms are a scenic five-minute walk along the gorgeous coastline to the heart of the town's tempting restaurants and coffee shops, quaint boutiques and craft shops, and marina complex. Sheltered sandy beaches are ideal for swimming and the grassy banks encourage relaxation. The fishing is excellent. Hire a mountain bike and discover the natural beauty of the ancient kauri forests, or swim with the dolphins. Unforgettable! Not far away, there are spectacular glow-worm caves and golf courses. Get fresh local produce at the farmer's market, wine from the cellar doors and boutique cheeses and chocolate from the makers on your way home from the oldest and second oldest houses in NZ. Returning to the resort laden with goodies, you'll probably be ready to relax by the pool with a good book and a cold drink, or simply lay back and soak up the ocean views. The geothermal hot pools are a definite 'must do' and Waitangi is more than just the site of the signing of the 1840 Treaty; it also has beautiful gardens and stunning views. Later on, relax in the guest lounge with a coffee and plan tomorrow's thrilling adventure. For a holiday that offers you a taste of everything, it's got to be Busby Manor.

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Lillyland Beach Club

Lillyland Beach Club

Hurghada, Egypt

Lillyland Beach Club near Hurghada, Egypt is ideally located by the clear waters of the Red Sea. It is an ideal destination for colourful marine life, as well as some of the finest underwater gardens for divers and snorkelers from around the world. Glass bottom boats are available for those who want a more leisurely view. Accommodations include one bedroom units that sleep four; and two bedroom units that sleep six with double, twin and sofa beds. All units have a telephone, television, air conditioning, a safe, and a partial kitchen with an oven, two hot plate surfaces and a fridge. Extensive on-site facilities include an Aqua Park, water and sports centre, two outdoor swimming pools, a children's pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, beach volleyball, masseuse, laundry service, restaurants, bar, diving centre, Wi-Fi, café, beauty salon, shops, reception, doctor, tour desk, disco, playground, supermarket and marina. Hurghada has become the foremost tourist resort on the Red Sea and an international centre for aquatic sports, including windsurfing, swimming, sailing and deep sea fishing. Hurghada offers many activities including quad-biking hundreds of miles into the Sahara desert, camel-riding to see remote and ancient wonders; diving and snorkelling around a vibrant and colourful coral reef; boat trips to the unpopulated Big and Little Gifton islands; swimming in the warm sea; good shopping; excellent and varied cuisine from across the world. Lillyland Beach Club is eleven miles from Hurghada. It's a spacious modern resort, with a distinctly Arabic design.

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Club Paihia

Club Paihia

Bay Of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

Club Paihia is poised upon a leafy and scenic hillside on six-and-a-half acres of native North Island bushland. This is the ideal location for making the most of the awe-inspiring beauty of the magnificent Bay of Islands. Even at the busiest of times, the wealth of secluded coves and quiet island walks will have you feeling like you're the only ones enjoying the serenity of this seemingly endless maritime playground. After a day of exploration, make the most of excellent resort amenities that include three swimming pools, spa pools, barbeques, a gymnasium, tennis court, petanque, outdoor chess and bicycles. The Club even has its own private bushwalk, incorporating a magnificent orchid house. In the building housing the owners lounge, you will find the library, pool table and table tennis. Here, the booking kiosk will organise tours and help you make the very most of this aquatic wonderland. In the town of Paihia, you'll find everything from fine art to fine wine and a selection of world-class restaurants. Enjoy a little recreational boating and then, having got your sea legs, tackle up for an unforgettable deep-sea charter in the game-fish-rich waters of the Bay. Visit fascinating historic sites. Revitalise and recharge on one of the many unspoiled beaches. Play a round of golf on world-class local courses. Have a tramp along the Northland's most spectacular bushwalks. Watch the whales. Swim with the dolphins. Dive the Rainbow Warrior. Discover a holiday you'll treasure for years - at Club Paihia.

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Wyndham Patriots Place

Wyndham Patriots Place

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

Wyndham Patriots' Place, a charming resort near the historical district in Williamsburg, Virginia offers everything you'd need to feel right at home, surrounded by manicured lawns and crystal-clear lakes. Suites range in size from studios to one-bedroom deluxe units that sleep up to four comfortably. All rooms come with a fully stocked kitchenette or complete kitchen, cable television, alarm clocks, irons and ironing boards, and fireplaces in the one-bedroom deluxe units. Wyndham Patriots' Place is a quiet resort community surrounded by the lush landscape and historic spirit of Williamsburg. Discover all the convenient vacation amenities and recreation activities that ensure your travels are unforgettable and stress-free. Stay fit while enjoying recreational sports like swimming, basketball and horseshoes. Daily housekeeping is not included and may be added for a nominal fee. Discover an array of recreational activities on site, including an outdoor pool, playground, picnic and barbecue areas, and a basketball court. You'll also receive complimentary access to the facilities at nearby Wyndham Kingsgate and Wyndham Governor's Green, which feature an indoor pool, a fitness area and a putt-putt golf course. Spend your days exploring the historic landmarks and attractions of the area, then come home to Wyndham Patriots' Place, where you can relax and create memories sure to last a lifetime. Choosing Wyndham Patriots' Place for your next Williamsburg getaway is something you definitely won't regret.

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Wyndham Kingsgate

Wyndham Kingsgate

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

Come to Colonial Willamsburg, where Fairfield Williamsburg at Kingsgate lets you discover the ways of the past among the luxuries of modern living. Discover the spirit and charm of Colonial America at Wyndham Kingsgate. This beautiful vacation resort is a quiet retreat offering a picturesque setting that will surely make your worries drift away. Step into the resort's spacious one and Two-Bedroom vacation condos that are outfitted with Colonial-era furnishings and modern amenities that create an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Virginia Peninsula. All one- and two-bedroom condos provide cable TV, hairdryer, DVD player, AM/FM alarm clock, iron and ironing board, and high-speed wireless Internet. One-bedroom units have one bath and a mini-kitchen, while two-bedroom condos have two full baths and a completely equipped full kitchen. At Fairfield Williamsburg at Kingsgate guests can enjoy the recreation area, indoor and outdoor pools, tanning bed, miniature golf, and resort masseuse. Jamestown, Yorktown, and Busch Gardens are few attractions to visit in the nearby areas. A visit to the Virginia Peninsula means enjoying the charm of Colonial America at the historic Williamsburg living history museum. Tour the Governor's Palace and Bruton Parish Church, or get up close to unique arts and crafts at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. A shopper's delight is at the Premium Outlet Mall or Riverwalk Landing in nearby Yorktown. For an unforgettable day of exceptional wine tasting surrounded by postcard perfect vineyards, a visit to Williamsburg Winery is a must-do. Nearby Richmond, Newport News and the gorgeous Virginia Beach are the perfect day trip. For a little history and a lot of fun, head to Wyndham Kingsgate!

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Greensprings Vacation Resort

Greensprings Vacation Resort

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

Everything you'd expect from a world-class resort awaits you at Greensprings Vacation Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Come and relax in your own whirlpool, unwind in the sauna, lounge in front of your welcoming fireplace, take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools, and play shuffleboard. Serve a couple of aces on the floodlit tennis courts, or play a few holes on the adjacent championship golf course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Regardless of whether you choose a two- or four-bedroom suite, you can look forward to a fully equipped kitchen, two full bathrooms with a jetted tub in the master bath, and your own patio or balcony. Also, even though you may feel you've been magically transported back in time to Colonial America, you'll still enjoy luxurious modern conveniences like cable television, DVD players, and combined washers and dryers. Make this cradle of the Civil War your vacation headquarters. The region is steeped in history, from the first permanent English settlement in the New World to the thunder of the Confederate Batteries dueling with Union gunboats off Sewell's Point. Come and walk in the footsteps of visionary nation builders and statesmen. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Williamsburg and be pulled back in time by reenactments of pivotal moments in U.S. history. The gracious spirit of Colonial America awaits you here at Greensprings Vacation Resort!

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King's Creek Plantation

King's Creek Plantation

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

One of the top ten historic resorts in the U.S., Kings Creek Plantation is a handsome home-away-from-home in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Guests can choose one of three distinctive neighborhoods within the resort. There are the Cottages, which line the quaint streets at the resort. Experience the charm of The Cottages with one-, two- or three-bedroom combinations. The Chesapeake, The York and The James are the three designs of detached cottages that line quaint streets at the resort, each with their welcoming porches and copper roof details. They have recently been updated with flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses and more. The second option is The Townes, offering all the amenities of luxury town-home living. The Townes at King's Creek Plantation offers all the amenities of luxury townhome living in two- or four-bedroom designs. Each suite also includes a private sitting area for relaxing at the end of each day. With lots of room to spread out, these nicely furnished townhomes sleep six and feature two full bathrooms, including a master bath with garden tub, two bedrooms, bright sunroom, electric fireplace, wet bar, washer and dryer. Finally, there are The Estates, large and luxurious vacation homes. The Estates set King's Creek Plantation apart from other resorts, offering large, luxury, vacation homes. They feature décor and details expected in deluxe accommodations with multiple decks for optimal outdoor enjoyment. Large jetted tubs adorn each master bedroom suite - and the whole house features three masters. There is a standard fourth bedroom with private bath and double closets. There are fireplaces, beautiful tile and plush carpet, laundry washers and dryers, and kitchens featuring granite countertops and top grade appliances. Spend a day at Busch Gardens and several days exploring Colonial Williamsburg. This is history - and it is fun for the entire family. Explore the area and immerse yourself in pre-Revolutionary America. Vacation with a side of history at Kings Creek Plantation.

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El Dorado Royale by Karisma, a Gourmet AI

El Dorado Royale by Karisma, a Gourmet AI

Playa Del Carmen & Riviera Maya, Mexico

This casually elegant, adults-only beachfront resort offers an ideal setting for romantic and relaxing getaways. Luxuriously romantic and stretching along a secluded white sand beach, El Dorado Royale is ideal for vacationers seeking laid-back luxury.<br /><br />El Dorado Royale provides Gourmet Inclusive&reg; indulgences such as nine a la carte gourmet restaurants, 24-hour room service, two full-service spas and fun activities such as tequila tastings, yoga, salsa classes and live entertainment. The 478 spacious suites include in-suite whirlpool tubs for two, daily restocked mini-bars, double sinks and private terraces. El Dorado Royale has earned the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award. Voted one of Conde Naste Travelers Top 100 Hotels in the world, El Dorado Royale is Mexico's premier adults-only, beachfront resort where couples, wedding parties and honeymooners savor a Gourmet Inclusive experience, and a vacation that fosters togetherness. Luxuriously romantic, stretching on a secluded beach, the resort provides indulgences from gourmet cuisine, luxury swim-up suites, to a lush health club and personalized concierge service.<br /><br />Situated in the center of the Riviera Maya, facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean, the resort is 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, only 10 minutes from Mayakoba championship golf course, 25 minutes away from the Playacar Golf Club, five minutes south of Puerto Morelos and 35 minutes south of downtown Cancun.<br /><br />It's an ideal location on a serene beach, yet close to everything.

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Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort - AI

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort - AI

Playa Del Carmen & Riviera Maya, Mexico

Located on the breathtaking Riviera Maya on Mexico's Caribbean coast, the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya luxury resort boasts beautiful beaches, natural caves, a coral reef, and ample activities for guests of all ages and interests. <br /><br />The resort offers spacious suites with a comfortable, modern design and amenities that will make it hard to leave when your vacation ends, including furnished balconies, mini bars replenished daily, and double Jacuzzi tubs. You'll enjoy access to a-la-carte restaurants, indoor and outdoor lounges, seven bars, and prompt, friendly room service. You'll enjoy all-inclusive dining and drinks, so the hardest decision you'll make all day is which delicious meal to savor. <br /><br />Enjoy a bounty of resort activities ranging from an introductory diving lesson in the pool to day and evening entertainment. The resort has a beautiful gymnasium and activities like tennis, table tennis, football, beach volleyball and even dance lessons. Or you can just relax poolside with a cool drink and a good book. For those who love the water, there are plenty of activities to choose between. Relax in one of two gorgeous swimming pools and separate children's pools. Float down the lazy river, or stroll the pristine beach sands. <br /><br />Leave every care at home when you pack for your vacation at Grand Sirenis on the Riviera Maya. You'll be too relaxed to worry about a thing.

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Shearwater Resort

Shearwater Resort

Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Nestled in an idyllic location on Tasmania's ruggedly beautiful north coast, the award-winning Shearwater Resort is central to some of the Island State's most spectacular tourist attractions. Set in beautiful gardens on 30 acres, adjacent to the resort's 16-hectare golf course, you'll be just short stroll from the water's edge at Freers Beach. <br/> <br/> The studio, one and two-bedroom self-contained units come equipped with TV, foxtel and STD/ISD phones. Prepare a home-cooked meal on your bench cooktop, or make popcorn in your microwave to go along with a movie. All kitchen essentials are provided for your convenience. As you'd expect, the resort boasts a fine choice of amenities, including a bistro and an al fresco dining and entertainment area. Relax by the pool and plan a day of sightseeing you'll never forget.<br/> <br/> Proximity to both Devonport Airport and the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal makes reaching the resort easy by both air and sea. A car will help to enhance your holiday experience, because you'll want to visit Cradle Mountain, nearby waterfalls, National Parks, wineries, caves, beaches and quaint country towns. Fairy Penguins, Narawntapu National Park and Squeaky Point are all close by.<br/> <br/> You'll find there's no better place to unwind, indulge, revitalise and refresh than Shearwater. It's sheer pleasure.<br/>

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