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The 14 Most Beautiful Hotels in St. Lucia

Unlike many developed Caribbean islands, St. Lucia maintains a sense of unspoiled beauty. The landscapes here are some of the most stunning in the world — gorgeous beaches and lush mountains included. And that jaw-dropping beauty certainly extends to the island’s resorts, which come with swanky amenities like attractive infinity pools, chic spas, and picture-perfect…

The 14 Most Beautiful Hotels in the Bahamas

The Bahamas, an English-speaking archipelago that begins about 50 miles off the south coast of Florida, is comprised of 700 islands — some bustling, some secluded. But no matter where you head — Eleuthera, Nassau, Great Exuma, Paradise Island, or Harbour Island — you’ll find a pretty property that will have your jaws dropping and…

The Best Bucket List Getaways for Couples

Pool at Pezoules in Santorini For couples who love to travel, choosing where to go next can be tough. From Europe to Asia, there are so many destinations worthy of a spot on your and your sweetheart’s bucket list. Whether you’re after a languorous sojourn on the beach or a buzzy city break, you can’t…

The 16 Most Beautiful Resorts in Costa Rica

Costa Rica features a diverse landscape that includes tropical rainforests and rugged beaches. Its steep cliffs, good surfing conditions, stunning volcanoes, rich wildlife, and gorgeous sunsets are just a few factors that make it a top travel destination. Luckily, that natural beauty also extends to the country’s hotels. The beautiful properties stretch from the Guanacaste…

The 12 Most Beautiful Resorts in the Seychelles

White-sand beaches — many with the striking boulders — and sparkling blue water are among the features that make the Seychelles an alluring destination for travelers around the world. But its beauty doesn’t stop there. The archipelago with 115 islands in the Indian Ocean is also home to some drop dead gorgeous properties, from budget-friendly…

Spain vs. Italy: Which Vacation Destination Should You Choose?

Both Spain and Italy conjure up images of sunshine, delicious food and wine, beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle. While the two countries have a lot in common, they are also wildly different. How, then, does one choose which country to visit if the budget doesn’t allow for both? We’ve put the two destinations head…

The One Vacation Oyster Editors Would Redo

Vacations hold so much promise: Relaxation! Discovery! Renewal! Strawberry daiquiris! So it’s heartbreaking when a trip falls short and becomes a disappointment. We’ve heard from you — our readers — about the trips you felt needed a do-over because you were duped by marketing photos and websites that never showed the dated decor, unhelpful staff,…

Where We’d Travel If Money Was No Object

Traveling is eye-opening, fun, and breathtaking, but let’s face it: It can be hard on the wallet. So while we’d love to jet off to the Maldives for a two-week stay at an expensive resort, or go on an around-the-world cruise, that’s not always doable. For a minute though, we suspended disbelief to imagine where…

7 of the Best Trips for Introverts

Introverts are often thought to be shy and timid, though recent studies have shown that this isn’t always the case. Sure, introverts may relish their alone time, but some just function better in smaller groups or in shorter social periods. Introverts will likely want to skip places where public interaction is inescapable and it’s hard…

Introducing the New TripAdvisor: A Social Platform for Travelers

Gone are the days of keeping track of trips — previous and prospective — in email threads. Say goodbye to searching for vacation inspiration, hotel reviews, and restaurant recommendations on multiple platforms. TripAdvisor (Oyster’s parent company) has launched a social stream that puts all your travel needs in one place. Referred to as the world’s…