Discover Our World with Belmond | Brownell Travel

Discover Our World with Belmond


From foodies to families, Belmond’s extensive portfolio of hotels, trains, and river boats has something for every type of traveler. Discover which destination and property is best for you below.

For Multigenerational Family…


Where: Belmond La Samanna, Saint Martin, French West Indies

Why: With 3- and 4-bedroom villas as well as 83 oceanview rooms and suites, you can find accommodations for families both large and small. The villas have fully equipped kitchens, a dining room, a private pool, and indoor/outdoor living spaces. Plus, guests can use the resort facilities.

When: November – June

For Couples


Where: Afloat in France

Why: There’s seeing France and there’s seeing France on your private barge. Belmond has seven small luxury vessels in Burgundy, Provence, and Midi that hold 4 – 12 passengers. You and your friends can explore the French countryside at a leisurely pace from the deck or take out the on-board bicycles and ride along the shore. And however you spend your day, you can enjoy a gourmet dinner on board.

When: Late Spring – Early Fall

For the Adventurer


Where: Peru 3 Ways

Why: From the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Peru has so much to see and explore. Begin your journey in Cusco, where you can explore cobblestone streets and Incan sites. Take a day trip to the Sacred Valley or spend a few nights at the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado where adventure-lovers can raft down the Urubamba, ride horses, go on an ATV tour, or hike. End the trip at marvelous Machu Picchu. Either take the Belmond Hiram Bingham to the top or hike part of the Inca Travel to the top. Stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge – the only hotel adjacent to Machu Picchu – and experience this wondrous site when the tourists have left.

When: May – October: Dry season, though there could still be rain. June – August tend to be the busiest times.

For the Romantic vacay


Where: Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya Mexico

Why: If you need a long weekend or a full week of relaxation, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is the place to go. Just 30 minutes from the Cancun International Airport, this resort is a thatched-roof oasis tucked by a white sand beach. You and your significant other can unwind in the award-winning spa, lounge by pool, or explore the region’s sites. And however you spend your time, you can count on exceptional service, delicious regional cuisine, and a truly authentic feel.

When: November – April

For the American Getaway


Where: Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, SC

Why: Charleston was named the 2016 World’s Best City by Travel + Leisure so naturally the Belmond Charleston Place is on the list. The city epitomizes Southern charm with jasmine-scented streets and Lowcountry feel. And the restaurant scene is one of the best in the country. Belmond Charleston Place is in the heart of downtown, so you can explore the city on foot – or by carriage – from the hotel

When: March – June and September – October

For the Foodie Tour


Where: Grand Tour of Italy

Why: If you love food, then you will love Italy. And with six stunning properties throughout the country, Belmond can host you on your culinary adventure. Each region offers unique delicacies, so we recommend exploring different parts of the country. Begin in Venice at the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Oro, the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant, features fresh ingredients and an extensive wine list. Next, travel south to Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence. Here you can not only dine on incredible Tuscan cuisine but also learn to make it in the culinary school – the souvenir that keeps on giving! End your journey in Sicily at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea where you can try regional cuisine and fresh seafood with the gentle sea breeze and sweeping vistas.

When: April – October

For the Island Escape (with a Twist!)


Where: Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira, Portugal

Why: Tucked in subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid’s Palace is more than just an island destination – it brings history, culture, and relaxation together in a beautiful setting. The property opened in 1891 and has hosted famous guests, like Sir Winston Churchill. The property is surrounded by 10-acres of renowned gardens that beckon you to relax with a glass of Madeira wine. If you enjoy swimming, dive into one of the hotel’s three pools or head to the sea level platform and dive right into the Atlantic. Whether you travel as a couple or solo, with your family or with friends, this special property offers something for everyone.

When: May – October

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