Category: Caribbean

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

Luxury-Hotels.com has conducted a survey that identifies the most expensive hotels in the world. The findings came from an analysis of average room rates for standard double rooms in hotels around the world during the June to August 2012 summer season.  Interestingly, half of the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are all […]

4 amazing destinations for a wedding abroad

4 amazing destinations for a wedding abroad

Over the past few years, there’s been a real increase in the number of couples choosing to hold their wedding abroad and combine it with a luxury honeymoon. For those couples who want a standout destination honeymoon, the attraction of combining the wedding with that honeymoon is clear. But when you’re planning a wedding, there’s […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

5 things you need to know about playing golf in Bermuda

5 things you need to know about playing golf in Bermuda

Sweeping ocean views, verdant fairways, beautiful landscapes and recognised as some of the best in the world, Bermuda’s golf courses have long been enticing golfing enthusiasts. Each of Bermuda’s nine golf courses (a whopping amount for such a small island – only 21 miles square) have been designed by some of the top names in […]

Top 10 Caribbean wedding tips

Top 10 Caribbean wedding tips

So you’ve found that perfect someone, now how about the wedding venue? Destination weddings are a growing luxury travel trend, with the Caribbean leading the way. Before you say ‘I do’ take a look at our top 10 Caribbean wedding tips. 1) A Caribbean Welcome: start your wedding weekend on a fun note with a casual […]

New luxury beachfront bungalows at The Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia

New luxury beachfront bungalows at The Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia

The Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia has announced the opening of eight stunning new Luxury Beachfront Bungalows set right on the white sands of Sugar Beach and just steps from the water’s edge. The opening of the new accommodation is the latest component in a multi-million dollar enhancement project that will see the property re-branded and […]

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

We all love a good cocktail whilst on holiday, the two go hand in hand like Bonnie and Clyde or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. I’ve put together this little fun list of the best ones out there, where they hail from and how they are made: Singapore Sling, Singapore This fabulous cocktail was famously […]

The world's 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

The world’s 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

With so many holiday villas to choose from it’s a hard task finding four that can truly carry the word luxury in their description. This list courtesy of VIP Villas was narrowed first by destination because you may have a fantastic villa but, if the location isn’t just right, it can’t be called ‘luxury’. 1. […]

Top 5 luxury golf vacations in the Caribbean

Top 5 luxury golf vacations in the Caribbean

For many people, golf is a great way to unwind and relieve stress, while others are more competitive and set goals like playing through every course that they have access to. These are two of the top reasons why one might plan a vacation that revolves strictly around playing golf. There are a number of […]

Aruba's oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel, the award-winning Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, has now completed an extensive, US$30 million renovation of its three towers. Built in the 1950s, Radisson Aruba was the very first high-rise hotel to open on the island. The renovation took nearly two years and included refurbishing all 355 guest rooms and suites […]

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa […]

World Travel Awards – The Grand Final

World Travel Awards – The Grand Final

Doha in Qatar was host of the Grand Final of the 2011 World Travel Awards last week, which saw the best of the best throughout the world of travel awarded for their services to the industry.  The Wall Street Journal recently dubbed the awards as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, and it’s not hard […]

In profile: the island of Barbados

In profile: the island of Barbados

Thousands of visitors enter Barbados every year through Bridgetown Port, one of the island’s most recognisable landmarks and a visually impressive docking point that seems to beckon you in. With a number of restaurants, bars and duty-free shops located directly at the port you can begin your adventures almost immediately. It’s well documented that Barbados […]

Paradisus Punta Cana: a lush tropical getaway

When you think about the Caribbean, luxury may not always be the first thing that comes to mind, particularly if you’ve had a bad experience in the past.  But if you’re looking for a unique and luxurious Caribbean getaway, look no further than the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic. Let me first […]

The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

When planning a luxury holiday for the family, one of the key things parents want to know is how well the destination resort caters for children and teenagers. A 5 star hotel in a peaceful, tranquil and sun soaked destination may be the minimum requirement for adults, however, that much needed peace and quiet could […]

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

I blogged a few weeks ago offering tips on 5 leading honeymoon destinations, so I thought I’d continue the theme and share my thoughts on 6 further resorts with you. Mauritius A colleague of mine has recently returned from Mauritius, where she hired a car and saw most of the country’s key highlights like Chamarel, […]

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