The Kea Lani – which opened as a Ritz-Carlton in 1991 – has 413 rooms. Every room in the landmark hotel is actually a one-bedroom suite. Outside, on the lush 22-acre grounds, stand 13 posh two- and three-bedroom villas.

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The Bahía de Banderas, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, shelters numerous diverse ecosystems, including tropical lagoons, rainforests, mangroves, pristine beaches, the Pacific Ocean, waterfalls and mountains.

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President Porfirio Lobo Sosa of Honduras has announced a permanent shark sanctuary in Honduran waters, building on the country’s 2010 shark-fishing moratorium. The designation encompasses all 92,665 square miles of the country’s exclusive economic zone on its Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

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Delta Air Lines has expanded its Asia-Pacific network with the addition of new nonstop flights between Japan and two Pacific-island vacation destinations – Honolulu on the Hawaiian island Oahu, and Koror in the island nation of Palau.

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