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MANDARIN ORIENTAL- Miami
The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is everything you’d expect it to be in this sizzling destination- chic, elegant, sophisticated, eclectic and downright fabulous…yet with a bit of an Asian flair. As if the contemporary design, high-energy restaurants, dynamic lounges and award-winning spa weren’t enough to satisfy even the most discerning of palettes, the location makes it absolutely ideal…set on a luxurious piece of Brickell Key- close enough to the action of South Beach, yet far enough away for those that don’t wish to be in the middle of the frenetic all-night pace.

What we love most here is the spa…or should we say spaaaaaaaahhhh. 15,000 square feet of sensational serenity graced with exotic textures and scents, a cocoon of sheer bliss with 17 private treatment rooms, 6 of which are VIP suites for the perfect personalized spa experience. Try something new and enroll in a Thai Massage class with a master healing trainer, who brings with her the techniques used in the Old Medicine Hospital School of Chiang Mai. No previous experience required! http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/useful_info/

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Complimentary one-category room upgrade.* Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!
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OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA- Key West, FL
What’s the Key to having a great time in Key West? Letting go of the stresses of life and just relaxing. Trust us, the sooner you adopt an island mentality and get with the program once you set foot in this curious spot, the quicker you’ll start to fall completely in love with the quirky fun found around every funky corner and down every colorful clapboard-house-lined street.

Ocean Key Resort & Spa is everything you imagine Key West to be. It’s colorful, casual, vibrant, charming and most importantly right on the ocean overlooking the stunning sea. You’ve got “conch-fusion” cuisine at their Hot Tin Roof waterfront restaurant, global cross-cultural wellness experiences at their signature SpaTerre, and probably the best sunset-watching spot in all of the Florida Keys. Our pick for the best place to stay in Key West, hands down.

Don’t just take our word for it though (although we’re glad you often do!)… Ocean Key Resort & Spa has been nominated for the “Conde Nast Readers Choice Award- Top 100 Hotels in the World” list, and they truly deserve it. Click HERE if you’d like to take a moment and show them some love.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Free daily breakfast for two, valid on all categories. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

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LITTLE PALM ISLAND RESORT & SPA- Florida Keys
You’re looking for luxury, you’re looking to escape, you’re super busy and you’re looking at your calendar and realizing you only have a few days at best to make this all happen. Really not a problem, luxe romantic bliss is but a short hop to Florida and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. Do you think you can handle a few mornings of waking up to the blissful sound of lapping waves while enveloped in a soft linen cocoon in your private thatched-roof oceanfront Bungalow suite? Spending a lazy few days napping in an oversized hammock, strolling through a meditative Zen Garden, or simply just planting yourself in a plush lounge chair nestled in the sand? Then this is where you need to be.
Romance rules here at Little Palm Island, ensuring each guest is free of the distractions of everyday life to be able to focus on what matters. No telephones or TVs, just the serene outdoors, indulgent cuisine complete with private dining options, and an exotic Indonesian-style spa with a lavish array of Balinese and Thai treatments. Island concierges even secretly slip into your suite whilst you’re at dinner to prepare the ultimate sensual setting to retreat to in the evening.

If all of this wasn’t enough, the ease of access is key here. Head to Miami, rent a convertible and take the gorgeous drive down to Little Torch Key, where you’ll board a boat for the 15-minute ride to this private island paradise.
EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Complimentary daily breakfast for 2. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

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