Category: Caribbean

Sol Melia to open hotel in Aruba

Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts are going to enter the Aruba market. They are to renovate the former Bushiri Beach Hotel, which has been closed for some time. The new hotel will include a casino, a spa, a beach club and several restaurants and will comprise part of a larger government-sponsored development that will feature […]

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Richard  Whitfield is  Managing Director  of Half Moon, a beautiful resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been welcoming guests for over 50 years.   Richard joined the resort as Financial Controller back in 1976 and became Director of Operations in 1986.   Following the retirement of Heinz Simonitsch in 2002, Richard was promoted to […]

Jumeirah Southlands Resort, Bermuda

Jumeirah Southlands Resort, Bermuda

Jumeirah is expanding its presence in the Americas with a new luxury resort in Bermuda.   As part of the Dubai-based group’s plans to extend its international portfolio to 40 luxury hotels and resorts by 2009, the Jumeirah Southlands Resort will cater largely for the North American market and will have 300 spacious balcony suites […]

A totally tropical Valentines Day

A totally tropical Valentines Day

Occidental Hotels & Resorts in Aruba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico are offering a Grand Romance Package that’s perfect for celebrating Valentines Day. The packages are available to any couple who books a deluxe or better room for at least three consecutive nights at any of the group’s all-inclusive resorts, and includes a […]

Spa Escape Package from Peter Island Resort, BVI

Spa Escape Package from Peter Island Resort, BVI

Escape from those long, cold winter days and enjoy the warm, tropical paradise of Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands with the Spa Escape Package. Discover healing hands and spa treatments that will rejuvenate, revitalize and renew your mind, body and soul. This package includes 5-nights in the accommodation of your choice,  use […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Unparalleled service from The Executive Connection Get the low-down from Dolce Vita magazine Discover the Caribbean’s finest with Definitive Caribbean Luxury villa rentals from Villas of Distinction

Mainsail Resort, Marina & Spa

Mainsail Resort, Marina & Spa

Scheduled to open in late 2007 on Scrub Island, Mainsail Resort, Marina & Spa is the first luxury resort development in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years and will be fully equipped with ocean view suites, villas and residences, a world class spa, marina, restaurants, retail shops, amphitheatre, nature trails, and an […]

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

The editors at ShermansTravel.com have sorted through the ever-increasing number of Valentine’s Day travel promotions and picked their five best Valentine’s getaway deals…   including one for singles! Celebrate Love in the City of Lights for $569 La Dolce Vita in Venice this Valentine’s from $439 Valentine’s Sojourn on the Snow for $595 Romantic Beach […]

Cruise Critic's top 5 cruises for 2007

Cruise Critic’s top 5 cruises for 2007

At Cruise Critic, they’re interested in cruise lines and ships that are playing against type – and against conventional wisdom: big ships in exotic destinations and small ships in more well-trodden ones. Making their top 5 list for 2007 are: Bermuda on Celebrity Journey The Western Mediterranean on Disney Magic Liberty of the Seas or […]

St. Kitts Vacation Club from Marriott

St. Kitts Vacation Club from Marriott

A new vacation club from Marriott, which shares its facilities with the St. Kitt’s Resort and the Royal Beach Casino, has opened in the West Indies with one quarter of its proposed 88 villas. The villas have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, king beds and oversized soaking tub, full kitchens, and separate living and dining […]

Valentines with Villas of Distinction

Remember the $100,000 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Valentines package I told you about a short while back?   If you thought that was extravagant, think again: 10-Day vacation of a lifetime priced at $425,000; now that’s amore! Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – the love of your life, the love of family, the love […]

Speaking engagement for Adam Gopnik at Caneel Bay

Speaking engagement for Adam Gopnik at Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands is hosting the Hot Type Author Series next week, from 27th-31st January 2007. Adam Gopnik, known for work at the New Yorker and the novels Paris to the Moon and The King in the Window, will host a series of private dinners where guests will have the exclusive […]

Resort credits from Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Resort credits from Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Guests reserving Half Moon‘s luxurious Royal Villas this winter can receive up to $1400 in resort credit when they book Half Moon’s Winter Escape package. With the Winter Escape, guests who book a minimum of 5 nights will receive a resort credit of $1000 for a 5-bedroom villa, $1200 for a 6-bedroom villa and $1400 […]

$2bn investment in Baha Mar in the Bahamas

$2bn investment in Baha Mar in the Bahamas

Confirmation is in that a  joint venture agreement has been made between Baha Mar Resorts Ltd.  and a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment  to develop  one of the largest destination resorts in the Caribbean, Baha Mar.   Located in Nassau, Baha Mar will  include hotels under  Starwood’s W, St. Regis, Westin and Sheraton brands. This is […]

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

The Japanese-style residence that goes by the name of Stargroves Villa, on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines, is in fact owned by Mick Jagger.   The 6-bedroomed beachfront property offers wonderful views of scattered islands for a typically weekly sum of $16,000. Now you can truly can get satisfaction by relaxing like a […]

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Michael Winfield, President and CEO of Cambridge Beaches and the Frascati Hotel Company, the organization that owns Cambridge Beaches and other assets, which makes  him responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that  you do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]

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