Offers a richly detailed description of the world's most luxurious and exotic resorts for the discriminating hedonist. Opens with several introductory chapters covering essential topics such as how to select a resort, how to plan and book the trip and what to take along. Describes the resorts by location, including the Continental U.S., the Caribbean Mexico, Hawaii, the South Seas, Australia and the Far East, Africa and the Indian Ocean and Europe. Stern details each resort's history, accommodations, dining, sport and other facilities, grounds, entertainment and environs--providing all the information needed by travelers and travel agents, including an up-to-date price list and a chart rating each resort in eleven categories. The descriptions are enhanced with over 500 color photos depicting each resort's special qualities and unique charm.Stern, Steven B. is the author of 'Stern's Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World', published 2006 under ISBN 9780977860807 and ISBN 0977860809.