Category: Caribbean

Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises suspend calls at St. Kitts

Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises suspend calls at St. Kitts

Two cruiselines – Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises – have suspended calls to St. Kitts following an incident at the weekend. On Sunday, cruise passengers had disembarked Celebrity Mercury and were travelling on an organised excursion; their tour bus was stopped by two armed robbers who proceeded to steal money, jewellery, mobile phones and [...]

That luxury villa has… WHAT?!

That luxury villa has… WHAT?!

If you抮e looking for the ultimate vacation rental, look no further than these truly爏tartling vacation homes. Taking luxury to the next level, these luxury vacation爎entals each bring something new to the table that will fulfill even the most燿iscerning tastes. Summer dreams and water fun Villa with Swim-Up Bar: The beachfront Villa Avalon in Turks and [...]

The whole of Dominica in just over a minute

Discover Dominica wanted to create a strong visual impression of Dominica and subsequently a very different side of the Caribbean. It is a haven for nature lovers, walkers and those seeking a low key, environmentally aware and active holiday, interacting with local people, landscapes and wildlife. There are plenty of luxurious spas and eco resorts [...]

Top 10 island escapes

Top 10 island escapes

There’s something magical about islands. 燭he isolation… the privacy… wonderful beaches and complete solitude. 燗ccording to Tripadvisor, the world’s top 10 island escapes are: 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Cook Islands 3. Mykonos, Greece 4. Maldives 5. Cyprus 6. Boracay, Philippines 7. Ko Lanta, Thailand 8. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam 9. Bora Bora,燜rench Polynesia [...]

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

A trip to Aruba may be the beginning of the end for Julia Roberts’ marriage in her new film ‘Eat Pray Love‘ but for most couples romance rules on Aruba. The island is blessed with great stretches of undisturbed sandy beaches shaded by tall, swaying palms; secluded coves off the beaten path with magnificent surreal [...]

Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic

Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic

Casa Kimball is a stunning Caribbean estate set on 3 acres of land with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by almond trees and coco palms. 營nspired by the dramatic natural elements of the island and the beautiful landscapes of the Caribbean this full service luxury villa offers guests vast views of the [...]

A look at Amanyara on the island of Providenciales

A look at Amanyara on the island of Providenciales

Amanyara is located deep within a 5,000-acre nature and wildlife reserve called Northwest Point, on the island of Providenciales. The Aman hotel chain provides some of the best luxury resorts as well as the most expensive in the world. Amanyara looks incredibly spacious, yet it gives you complete privacy depending on whether you are here [...]

Aruba Wine Extravaganza

Enjoy rare vintages and top scoring wines guided by the winemakers themselves. Taking place for the first time this year, the Aruba Wine Extravaganza (2nd-4th September 2010) will bring together about 50 different South American wineries. The event, held at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino and Spa, will include a series of wine tastings under [...]

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Julian was appointed Managing Director of bmibaby on 1st April 2010. He previously held the position of commercial director for two years, responsible for marketing, revenue management, public relations, network planning, e-commerce and customer services. Prior to this Julian spent two years working for IATA in Montreal where he was responsible for marketing and business [...]

Caribbean resort prepares to ‘Jam’

Saint Lucia’s biggest and best-loved festival, ‘Carnival’ returns to the island this month in an explosion of colour, soul calypso and Caribbean energy, and a leading Caribbean resort will be there to join in the fun. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is perfectly situated for travellers wanting to take in the Carnival energy, in the [...]

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here [...]

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival

Richard Gere will be the official host of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (4th-10th June 2010). The actor will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and take part in the Festival’s ‘In Conversations With’ series. A number of premieres and major studio films will be showcased to complement the independent, art-house selections from [...]

Ritz-Carlton to open in Aruba

Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton has announced plans to open an exclusive 320-room oceanfront resort situated on Aruba’s famed Palm Beach. 燭he Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will bring a new level of elegance in accommodation and amenities to the island. It will offer several restaurants, a luxurious spa, two swimming pools and a 24-hour casino. In addition to [...]

Family fun with Barcel贸 Hotels & Resorts

Family fun with Barcel贸 Hotels & Resorts

Leading all-inclusive hotelier Barcel贸 Hotels & Resorts has 燿ebuted its first all-deluxe family rooms resort, Barcel贸 Bavaro Family Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Part of the four-in-one Barcel贸 Bavaro Beach Resort complex, this truly family-friendly hotel offers 180 deluxe family rooms, all situated along the resort’s 2.5 miles of white sand and tranquil waters, [...]

Renovation of Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Rico

Renovation of Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Rico

Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa in Guanica, Puerto Rico, has recently undergone a renovation of its 106 guest rooms, suites and villas. The upgraded rooms include flat screen LCD televisions, new decor as well as new pool and beach furniture. Weekday specials currently start from $145 a night for a Garden Room.

First ever over-the-water suites in St Lucia

Sandals has revealed its plans for the first ever over-the-water suites in St Lucia which will begin construction in early 2011 and welcome guests in 2012. The Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort will consist of 26 brand new over-the-water suites in three luxurious categories. They will feature see-through glass floors offering views [...]

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