Readers recommend

Switzerland: Mountain highs

Hotel Krebs, 4 Bahnhofstrassse, CH-3800 Interlaken; 011-4133-822-71-61, . “Summer or winter, the area around the lakes of Thun and Brienz is beautiful. I can still hear the lovely cowbells. Adding to the allure of the region is the famous 130-year-old Hotel Krebs in Interlaken. With its concierge service and one of the best kitchens in Switzerland, it’s a find for visitors.” Doubles start at $163, including a breakfast buffet.

Dick M. Blue

Tampa, Fla.


Cayman Islands: Quiet retreat

Southern Cross Club, Little Cayman Island, (800) 899-2582 or (619) 563-0017, . “Secluded, newly remodeled club on Little Cayman Island has tastefully appointed ocean-front bungalows and 900 feet of white sand beach. Picture-perfect retreat offers fishing and diving, new spa services and dining that’s out of this world.” Three-night stay from $650 per person, double occupancy (single surcharge $210), including accommodations, meals and transfers.

Michele Joyce

San Diego

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