Category: Caribbean

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 ájoint venture agreement has been made between Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. áand a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment áto develop áone of the largest destination resorts in the Caribbean, Baha Mar. á Located in Nassau, Baha Mar will áinclude hotels under áStarwood’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. á 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 áhim responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that áyou do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental Hotels Group áis investing a total of $95 million to upgrade, expand and renovate their hotels throughtout Latin America and the Caribbean. Renovations that began in 2005 cover a total of 22 properties and will be completed by the end of 2007. IHG is the second largest hotel operator in Latin America.

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails áwhich offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that áyou […]

Trade snow for sand in Aruba and get the 5th night free

Trade snow for sand in Aruba and get the 5th night free

Book at stay at The Westin Aruba áResort before 23rd February and your 5th night is free! Relax and refresh on a magnificent beach amidst sparkling blue water and soft sand beaches. Discover the ideal blend of Caribbean warmth and Las-Vegas-style excitement at this new resort from Westin.

The future for Jamaica?

The future for Jamaica?

It’s not a publication I can claim to read often but an article in the Jamaica Gleaner caught my eye today. Recent discussions by tourism industry officials at the Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa concluded that the way forward for Jamaica is to set out to be the best. á This, áaccording to Adam Stewart, […]

Space charter with a $1.76 million price tag

Space charter with a $1.76 million price tag

The famous luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is selling a space trip in their catalogue that includes the opportunity to experience weightlessness along with a spectacular view of Earth. Their space charter for you and five of your best friends áwill set áyou back á$1.76 million! á The fee áincludes training, medical assessments and áa ride […]

News from Aruba

News from Aruba

Two resorts on Aruba have undergone recent renovations. á The Westin Aruba Resort has recently re-opened, having formerly been a Wyndham property. It features Heavenly Beds and 32-inch flat-screen TVs, with rates starting at around $300. Meanwhile, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is getting a $20 million facelift, átransforming áit into something ámore […]

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

Frommer's Top Travel Destinations for 2007

Frommer’s Top Travel Destinations for 2007

The editors at Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com have come up with a list of 12 emerging destinations that they recommend we visit in 2007. á Making the shortlist of places not to be missed are: Krakow, Poland Tokyo, Japan Minneapolis, Minnesota Panama Asheville, North Carolina Ethiopia Portland, Oregon Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Okanagan […]

Is St. Lucia in your 2007 travel plans?

Is St. Lucia in your 2007 travel plans?

Named by Travel + Leisure as the ‘next Caribbean hotspot’ and featured in the New York Times’ ‘where to go in 2007′ map could áindicate that St. Lucia is in for a successful 2007. If it forms part of your travel plans, don’t forget to consider Jade Mountain, áa new resort high on Morne Chastanet […]

Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa

As if by magic, a replica of an old-fashioned Jamaican village welcomes you, with gingerbread architecture, a town square, skilled craftsmen and coconut vendors of selling their treasures on the cobble-stoned streets…

UnderSea Resort in Malta

UnderSea Resort in Malta

You may recall me writing about the UnderSea Resort off the coast of Miami earlier this year. Well now UnderSea Resorts is heading for Europe. Qawra Bay in Malta is looking to be the most likely location, with talks with Malta Shipyards Ltd. currently underway. Similar resorts could also become a reality in the Bahamas, […]

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