Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

Hotel EsenciaCasual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha | Riviera Maya, Mexico | One of my favorite getaways from New York, is Riviera Maya. I try to come at least twice a year. This time, I’ve added some extra excitement, planning a stay and visit to a new beach area and recently renovated intimate resort. Hotel Esencia in Xpu HaHotel Esencia is located fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Continue reading Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

My first Summer 2016 full week in Fire Island


My first Summer 2016 full week in Fire Island | Fire Island, United States | Lovely week – as every year – at our Beach House in Fire Island PINES. filled with beach walks, quire relaxing time, friends and family visits, cooking and glasses of wine and lots of breathtaking sunsets over the bay. Lucky enough 6 more weeks ahead await for Rubin, Bruna and I. Very few places in the world give me so much peace and happiness. Fire Island is one of them, and lucky enough this island is only two hours away from New York. No need for long-haul flights. Hope you enjoy my report in photos on this experience. You can also check and follow me on Instagram to see all my past-current-future posts and experiences while in Fire Island #GPSCarlosMeliaFIREISLANDCarlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna

Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna  |  Fire Island, United States  |  Our week in Fire Island PINES introduced by Travel with Bruna, miniature Schnauzer extraordinaire. Pet Friendly Summer Beach Travel only two hours away from New York City. The weekend involved lots of walks around The Pines, lots of runs at the beach, close encounters with ducks, swans and deers, and lots of lovely relaxing sunsets. Read more on Fire Island on all my previous blog posts. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com  Continue reading Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna

La Peniche Restaurant

La Peniche Restaurant  |  Deauville, France  |   Dine on board a barge, moored at the marina of Deauville, steps away of the beach and the famous promenade, featuring cozy mahogany decor, breathtaking views, to top a great value for money. Ideal for a nice extended lunch with friends, lounging over drinks or coffee after a nice meal, enjoying the views.
One of my favorite lunch spots in the center of Deauville. Peniche in French is used to refer to a barge, so there you go, a different alternative type of restaurant.
My choices for the day were rather simple, but tasteful. Based in to menu options for either EUR 23 or EUR 34.

I went for the EUR 34 Euros menu with three options available on each step. As a starter I had: Carpaccio de thon rouge aux éclats de noisettes.
Followed by a main course of Filets de bar au beurre d’agrumes et sa purée de carottes. And of course I could not resist, I am in the region of Normandy, so you must try over and over all the fabulous selection of local cheeses available, Trilogie de fromages normands. For more information visit La Peniche. Bon appetite. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Plage Pampelonne in Ramataelle

 Plage Pampelonne in Ramataelle France  |  Ramatuelle, France  |  Neighbor district to Saint Tropez, only 15 minutes away, holding beautiful beaches and the exclusive Club 55. Six kilometers of beach, and traslucid green waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You will drive along vineyards and classic Tropezienne Provence style house.

If I would have to compare this beach to anywhere in the beach, and maybe in general St Tropez, would be to Punta del Este, Uruguay in South America. Same vibe, although here the travelers are a notch more upscale.


There are areas for only PRIVE Access like Club 55, and also public beaches. But not to worry all, regardless their status are stunning. Enjoy the video and photos. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia at Plage de Saline in St. Barth

GPS Carlos Melia at Plage de Saline in St. Barth  |  St. Barth, West French Indies  |  There are just no words to describe this island, and coming to see Plage de Saline yesterday, has left me speechless. Stunning natual beauty, that images will speak by themselves. All I have to add is that Saline is know to be the Gay Hotspot of the Island, specilly to the left side as you walk to the water. At the far end, also in a very European style, you have the fully clothing optional area. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Plage de Saline in St. Barth

GPS Carlos Melia from South Beach


GPS Carlos Melia from South Beach  |  Miami, Florida  |  A short 48 hours stop in Miami Beach before heading to cold New York City. Windy and a bit chilly, but still beautiful day to do what I always do while in South Beach, running at the boardwalk by the shore line, that goes from 47th. Street to the heart of Ocean Drive.  Not into running, then take your time to go for a stroll. CM

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My TOP 04 list of beaches in Phuket

My TOP 04 list of beaches in Phuket  Phuket, Thailand  |  After over a week here in Phuket and about to leave tomorrow, I want to share with all of you my TOP 04 of favorite beaches in the island. Hopefully this will save you all lots of time, and allow you to better enjoy those areas worth spending time at. Patong Beach might be the most renown area and beach among regular tourists coming to Phuket, my suggestion, do not waste your time there. Patong is to visit at night, go to the bazaars, bars, restaurants and discos, but not for the beach. Continue reading My TOP 04 list of beaches in Phuket