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It began with a man named Xantos. Xantos Francesco Corleone to be exact- a man with a larger-than-life persona who has left his footprint on all 7 continents and over 100 countries (and still going). He’s a connoisseur, a self-made success, an explorer and might well be the cousin of “The Most Interesting Man In The World”. What does a man with this much admiration for world cultures and such passion for the unexpected do when he’s seen over half the world? He opens hotels of course…and his knowledge and experience becomes your opportunity to explore and indulge.

Meet the SUU Hotel Group, exclusive lifestyle resorts in some of the world’s most spectacular locales, all taking great steps to integrate each destinations culture, purity and perfection. The properties are designed to offer guests an exclusive personalized experience, whose soothing elegant ambiance and upscale unique amenities (including Xantos’s personal blend of bath and beauty products) are 100% focused on providing you with an unequalled experience.

Interested in a SUU experience? We’ve got just the thing at the SUU Manuel Antonio. 28 rooms with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and rainforest, minimalist stylish décor, butler service, gorgeous vodka & caviar bar, and fusion restaurant blend together to create Costa Rica’s most eclectic hotel experience. Get misted with Evian water by your lifestyle butler while enjoying a mid afternoon fresh fruit sorbet, and pamper yourself in the Spa, where perfectly crafted treatments are complemented by the products created from locally grown fruits & spices, and minerals from the ground.

Check out its sister property in Bodrum, Turkey and several more slated in the near future in places like Mykonos, Bali and beyond. SUU-N come!

EXCLUSIVE OFFER- Stay 4 nights, get 1 night FREE plus daily continental breakfast, room upgrade AND round-trip airport transfers from San Jose. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!




Sometimes, a girl's just gotta get away. If a weekend of shops & spas isn't exactly your speed, we'd love to introduce you to Pura Vida Adventures, featuring unique surfing and yoga retreats, just for women. The ideas behind the concept are simple: to offer a break from the everyday routine of life, to offer guests an opportunity to learn new things in a non-competitive environment, and ultimately to rejuvenate and embolden your spirit and allow you to rediscover the vitality of being purely free. It's all about trying something you never thought you would try, and the joy of discovering something completely new and exciting.

Their 7 day/6 night packages are robustly filled wtih a beautiful blend of cultural experiences like spending time in local villages, to surfing and yoga classes, delicious healthy meals, massage and all sorts of optional add ons from rainforest treks to Spanish lessons. Anything and everything to get you back on track, refocused, and rediscovering the true adventurista in you. Costa Rica was recently dubbed the #1 “happiest nation”* with its people living long, happy and meaningful lives- with the US ranking a good old #114, well, it may be time to see how the other half (or 113) live. Upcoming retreats take place August 9-15, and August 17-23.

Explorateur Exclusive- In addition to saving $200 on any adventure retreat in August, get a complimentary additional massage for any adventures booked by December 31, 2009. Call 415.465.2162 or email for more information and be sure to tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!
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