Category: Caribbean

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails  which 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  you […]

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  Resort 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.   This,  according 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  will set  you back  $1.76 million!   The fee  includes training, medical assessments and  a ride […]

News from Aruba

News from Aruba

Two resorts on Aruba have undergone recent renovations.   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,  transforming  it into something  more […]

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.   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  indicate that St. Lucia is in for a successful 2007. If it forms part of your travel plans, don’t forget to consider Jade Mountain,  a 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, […]

Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]

Golfing greats club together to form Albany Golf & Beach Club in the Bahamas

Golfing greats club together to form Albany Golf & Beach Club in the Bahamas

Three of the top names in golf, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Tavistock Group have partnered together to create Albany Golf & Beach Club,  destined to become one of the world’s finest resort communities that will feature the highest level of luxury, quality and amenities within an oceanfront club community. It will be just seven […]

Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, US Virgin Islands

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas’ Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort has just finished being renovated. With its new  Reef Health Club, casual on-site restaurants  and a  beach  with wonderful, soft white sand,  you’d be hard-pressed to find a better location for a stay in the US  Virgin Islands. Voted “Best Resort Hotel and Best Resort […]

Rooms at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten being upgraded

Rooms at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten being upgraded

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten is investing more than $2.5 million in order to renovate 115 rooms and suites, with the utmost in guest comfort in mind. The new Premiere Rooms, located in the resort’s main building on the top three floors, will be perfected with contemporary design, teakwood furniture, cool […]

Helicopter tragedy in Dominican Republic

There is sad news just in that there has been a  helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic, tragically killing four people. One of those on board was the hotel tycoon Howard ‘Butch’ Kerzner, son of Solomon Kerzner. He is said to have been scouting sites for a new  One  & Only resort, the five star […]

Special October promotions from Epoque Hotels

Epoque Hotels are running a  number of special promotions for the month of October.   Here’s a selection of them:   Hotel St. Paul, Montreal – Rooms starting at CAD 209.00 per night Golden Apple Boutique Hotel, Moscow – Rooms starting at RUB 6048.00 per night Hotel 987 Prague, Prague – Rooms starting at EUR […]

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