Nothing makes a vacation cooler more than a resort with a stunning pool. Whether you seek a refreshing reprieve from the intense summer sun, a tranquil place to lounge or a bass-thumping evening social scene, a beautiful hotel pool can do it all.
Walk into the office of Brent Reynolds, the real estate developer transforming US1 in Coral Gables with two large mixed-used projects, and it’s hard to miss the artwork of motorcycle racers. There’s one photo in a blur of speed behind Reynolds’ desk, a shot from his trip to watch the famed Isle of Man motorcycle competition.
Just off a protected beach on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, the year-old Casa Chameleon, an adults-only hotel, sits high on a ridge overlooking a small town. One morning last spring, while the honeymooners were still sleeping, I returned to my villa from snorkeling in the bay to find my “house mama” cutting fruit.