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Direct Flight: Places "The Bachelor" stays


Fans of ABC's "The Bachelor" have been following along as Brad Womack travels with "the ladies" to various destinations for fantasy dates. All of Womack's resorts were comfortable, to say the least. Among the shooting locations:

Costa Rica

WHERE The Springs Resort

INFO 954-727-8333,

RATES From $385 a night

The Springs Resort has 18 pools, each with views of the surrounding forest, waterfalls and a nearby active volcano. The 165-acre property doubles as a wildlife rescue preserve. The resort has a spa, with treatments offered in the natural hot mineral springs.


WHERE CuisinArt Resort

INFO 800-943-3210,

RATES From $440 a night

The resort has 93 rooms and suites within Mediterranean-inspired villas. Organic food is grown on an on-site farm. Cooking classes and wine-tasting events are held several times a week. The five-night "Bachelor's Journey" package for two (from $3,580) includes a stay in a beachfront suite, airport transfers, daily breakfast, several dinner experiences and a couples spa treatment.

South Africa

WHERE The Lion Sands Private Game Reserve


RATES From $656 a night (includes two game drives, three meals, beverages and airport transfers)

Located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Guests go on Land Rover game drives to spot wildlife. The property has a spa, gym, swimming pools and wine cellar. The 10-day, seven-night "Bachelor Ultimate South Africa Getaway" (from $6,875 a person) includes round-trip airfare from New York and within South Africa, stays at The One&Only in Cape Town and the Lions Sands River Lodge (including a night in the Chalkley Treehouse, perched in a tree) and various meals.

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