Stern's Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World, Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation, Stern's Guide to European Riverboats and Hotel Barges, and The Indispensable Guide to Foreign Words and Phrases--by Steven B. Stern (Sponsored by Stern's Travel Guides, Ltd.)
     
 
 
 
   
   
INTRODUCTION
PART ONE: BEFORE YOU GO
Chapter One:

Planning and Booking Your Trip – and What to Take Along
Chapter Two
Selecting a Resort Hotel
 
Chapter Three
Fantasy Island:
Putting Together the Perfect Resort and the Best
of the Best
 
PART TWO: THE RESORTS  
Chapter Four
The Continental United States
ARIZONA
The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
The Phoenician Resort
 
CALIFORNIA
Four Seasons Resort Aviara
La Costa Resort and Spa
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Rancho Valencia
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
COLORADO
The Broadmoor
The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa
 
FLORIDA
The Breakers
Colony Beach and Tennis Resort
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
Grand Cypress Resort
The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples
WEST VIRGINIA
The Greenbrier
 
Chapter Five
The Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda
ANGUILLA
Cap Juluca
Malliouhana Hotel
 
ANTIGUA
Curtain Bluff
 
BAHAMAS
One & Only Ocean Club
 
BARBADOS
Sandy Lane
 
BERMUDA
Fairmont Southampton
 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Casa de Campo
 
NEVIS
Four Seasons Resort, Nevis
 
PUERTO RICO
El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa
 
ST. MARTIN
La Samanna
 
VIRGIN ISLANDS
Caneel Bay (St. John)
Little Dix Bay (Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.)
Peter Island Resort and Spa
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
 
   
Chapter Six
Mexico

ACAPULCO
Acapulco Princess
Las Brisas

CABO SAN LUCAS
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso

CANCUN
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

PUERTO VALLARTA
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Chapter Seven
Hawaii

HAWAII (BIG ISLAND)
Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Mauna Kea Resort
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

KAUAI
Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa

LANAI
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai

MAUI
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

OAHU
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa
Kahala Mandarin Oriental
Chapter Eight
The South Seas, Australia,
and the Far East

AUSTRALIA
Hayman Resort (Great Barrier Reef )

FIJI
Vatulele Island Resort
The Wakaya Club
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa

INDONESIA
Amanresorts, Bali, (Amandari, Amankila, Amanusa)
Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Four Seasons Resort at Sayan, Bali
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Resort & Spa
 
MALAYSIA
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

SINGAPORE
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

TAHITI (French Polynesia)
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort
Hotel Bora Bora
Intercontinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora
Intercontinental Resort & Spa Moorea
Le Meridien Bora Bora

THAILAND
Amanpuri (Phuket)
Banyan Tree (Phuket)
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai
The Oriental (Bangkok)
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Chapter Nine
Africa and the Indian Ocean
Four Seasons Resort, Maldives (Kuda Huraa)
Island Hideaway at Dhonakuli, Maldives
One&Only Le St. Geran (Mauritius)
Prince Maurice (Mauritius)
Resorts of the Seychelles
Chapter Ten
Europe

AUSTRIA
Hotel Schloss Fuschl

FRANCE
Auberge des Templiers (Les Bezards)
Chateau d’Artigny (Tours/Montbazon)
Chateau d’Esclimont (St. Symphorien-Le-Chateaux)
Chateau du Domaine St. Martin (Vence)
Chateau Les Crayeres (Reims)
Domaine des Hauts de Loire (Onzain)
Georges Blanc (Vonnas)
Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc (Cap d'Antibes)
La Cote Saint Jacques (Joigny)
 
GERMANY
Brenner’s Park-Hotel and Spa (Baden-Baden)

GREAT BRITAIN
Chewton Glenn (New Milton)

GREECE
Astir Palace (Vouliagmeni near Athens)

ITALY
Grand Hotel Quisisana (Capri)
Hotel Cala di Volpe (Sardinia)
Hotel Cipriani (Venice)
Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare (Portofino)
Il San Pietro (Positano)
Santa Caterina (Almalfi)
Villa d’Este (Cernobbio, Lake Como)
 
SCOTLAND
The Westin Turnberry Resort (Ayrshire)

SPAIN
Barcelo La Bobadilla
Byblos Andaluz (Mijas-Golf )
Castillo Hotel Son Vida (Mallorca)
Hotel Arts (Barcelona)
Hotel Formentor (Mallorca)
Marbella Club (Marbella)
Puente Romano (Marbella)
 
SWITZERLAND
Badrutt's Palace (St. Moritz)
Beau Rivage Palace (Lausanne)
Le Mirador Kempinski (Vevey)
Palace Hotel (Gstaad)
Suvretta House (St. Moritz)
Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa (Interlaken)
Part Three
APPENDIX
Rating the Resorts and Price List –
High Season
 
 
 
     
 
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