Top 10 cougar resorts

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Apparently cougars love resorts in warm climates, with many activities and sexy male hotel staff.

Cougar Life, a dating site aimed at pairing older women with younger men, polled 3,533 of their members to discover where and how cougars like to get away.

"Many Cougars, like myself, prefer an active vacation that includes tennis, golf, hiking, and skiing," said Cougar Life spokesperson Marlo Jordan.

They also prefer (in a 76 to 14 percent margin) to seduce resort staff while on vacation, rather than bring a date. One third of respondents claimed to have an affinity for tennis and golf instructors.

According to the Cougar Life website, a cougar is a woman 35 or older and seeking or involved with a "cub," a man at least five years younger.

“Cougars are classy, confident women that already possess many of the finer things in life -- but now want the young, hot guy to go with it,” reads the website.

Last year, the site came under fire for a risque billboard ad it placed on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The ad showed a sexy blonde woman holding a cocktail and lounging next to the words, " … for Mother F*ckers.“

And this year, following Mother’s Day, the site again ran into some trouble after running a billboard ad of a naked woman breastfeeding her baby with the phrase “jealous?” written beside the image.

The billboard was deemed too racy for the streets of Los Angeles and was taken down.

Regardless of recent publicity scandals, the site currently boasts more than 4.5 million members throughout North America, Spain, Australia, and the U.K.

Without further ado, here’s what the Cougar Life  says about where to vacation like a cougar:


1. Resort at Pelican Hill, OC (CA)

This resort on Newport Beach in Southern California, was given the Forbes Five-Star rating and voted the "#1 Resort in the United States" by the readers of Condè Nast Traveler.

(One&Only Resorts)

2. One & Only Palmilla Resort (Mexico)

According to its website, One&Only Palmilla Mexico Resort is "an exclusive hideaway for stars of screen, lauded authors, and the global jet-set." Sounds like an ideal cougar destination.

(Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.)

3. Westin Riverfront Beavercreek Resort (CO)

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is for those who like luxury and a whole lot of activity. The resort is located in the heart of Vail Valley and includes direct access to Beaver Creek skiing, Beaver Creek Golf and year round activities.

(Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)

4. Fairmont Chateau, Whistler (BC)

A classic example of mountain luxury, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel. In the summer, the resort offers free outdoor concerts and competitions to make sure guest always have something to do. Top criteria on the cougar resort list, must have activities. This resort definitely fits the bill.

(Kiawah Island Golf Resort)

5. Kiawah Island Resort (SC)

Kiawah Island Resort is housed on ten miles of wide, ocean beach. The resort features world-class recreational facilities, including golf courses and tennis courts. Those cougars lusting for tennis instructors are in luck.

(Canyon Ranch)

6. Canyon Ranch, Tucson (AZ)

In business since 1979, this resort prides itself in having a holistic approach to vacationing, with a focus on wellness and health. Its staff includes registered dieticians, board-certified physicians, exercise physiologists and licensed therapists.

(JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa)

7. JW Marriott Palm Springs (CA)

This resort in the springs of Palm Desert, Calif. hosts boat cruises and boasts fine dining, championship Ted Robinson-designed golf courses and a state-of-the-art spa. It may also soon be known as Cougar City.

(Aman Resorts)

8. Amangani Jackson Hole, (WY)

Amangani (meaning peaceful home) is an all-season resort. In the winter, the resort, like many on this list, offers skiing. In the summer guests can enjoy the surrounding wilderness areas of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

(Stowe Mountain Lodge)

9. Stowe Mountain Lodge (VT)

This six-story, 300-room luxury resort draws on the architectural tradition of New England. All rooms are framed by oversized windows and outdoor balconies that showcase the area's mountain landscape. Cougars will enjoy the resort's winter skiing and, according to the survey, many of the cougars will equally enjoy the ski instructors.

(Marriott International, Inc.)

10. Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa (FL)

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is home to three miles of white-sand beaches and a vibrant natural habitat. Dolphins, sea turtles and birds are all visible along the shoreline. Also visible, the wild cougar.