Category: Caribbean

Top yoga retreats

Top yoga retreats

According to a recent Concierge.com article, the top yoga retreats to be found worldwide  are: Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Begawan Giri, Bali, Indonesia Adventure Yoga Retreats (all over the Americas) Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California LifeTime Private  Retreats, Kangaroo Island, Australia Maya Tulum, [...]

Free weddings at The Bahama Beach Club

Free weddings at The Bahama Beach Club

Imagine saying your vows on a beautiful tropical island beach — absolutely free. The Bahama Beach Club, a family friendly luxury resort in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, is offering a complimentary wedding package to couples tying the knot. When a wedding party rents five or more condominiums for a minimum of three nights, the wedding [...]

Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including [...]

Temporary closure of Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Temporary closure of Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

The Caribbean resort of  Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands closes today, but only temporarily.   And it’s not all bad news… the temporary closure is to facilitate a $35m renovation project. 24 luxury suites, 6 spa treatment rooms, a new 20,000 square foot lounge and a refurbishment to all three of its [...]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners

AAA Five Diamond Award winners

After reviewing over 50,000 hotels and resorts across North America, AAA inspectors have announced the winners of the AAA Five Diamond Award. Throughout most of August, there will be a post a day summing up the 24 US states that have AAA Five Diamond accommodation, plus those in Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Summer at the Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, Puerto Rico

Summer at the Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, Puerto Rico

Like the vibrant city in which it makes its home,  San Juan’s  beachfront Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino offers lots of possibilities for summer travelers seeking signature island diversions. With three freshwater swimming pools, a stretch of private beach, spa services, tennis, basketball and watersports, guests won’t know which way to turn. They can also [...]

Summer adventure at El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa, Puerto Rico

Summer adventure at El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa, Puerto Rico

Discounted summer room rates at  El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa start  from $99 until 5th October 2006. The  resort offers an array of activities for summer travellers seeking island adventure. Diversions include the renowned Golden Door Spa, golf on the resort’s championship Arthur Hills 18-hole course, seven lighted tennis courts, three freshwater swimming [...]

A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The [...]

Crown Princess is given OK to sail

Crown Princess is given OK to sail

The Crown Princess which experienced problems earlier this week when it suddenly listed 16 to 18 degrees, has been given clearance from the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Transportation Safety Board and British flag authorities to sail. A revised seven-day sailing that will call in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos and Bermuda, and not in [...]

Ritz-Carlton heads for St. Lucia

Ritz-Carlton heads for St. Lucia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is building on its presence in the Caribbean  with plans to open The Ritz-Carlton, St. Lucia, and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Lucia, an exclusive 275-room oceanfront resort and residential retreat situated on Half Moon Bay, near Laborie, St. Lucia. All rooms will have ocean views and guests will [...]

Wine and Food Lovers Getaway with Cap Juluca, Anguila

Wine and Food Lovers Getaway with Cap Juluca, Anguila

Condé Nast Johansens are offering a superb Wine and Food Lovers Getaway. The package includes four nights at Cap Juluca in Anguila in one of the resort’s amazing beach front rooms, set against 179 acres of tropical forest. Every night guests are treated to a different gourmet meal in one of the resorts distinguished restaurants. [...]

Five nights for the price of four at the Jamaica Inn

Five nights for the price of four at the Jamaica Inn

Voted #1 in Jamaica by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, the Jamaica Inn in Ochos Rios  is widely considered as one of the most sophisticated hotels in the Caribeean. Its spa is justifiably lauded for its Ayurvedic and Fijian treatments, and its cuisine is the finest for miles around. And from now until [...]

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the [...]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas [...]

O Property Collection

O Property Collection

The owners of the Magic Life Group, one of Europe’s most well-loved ‘high end’ travel and property groups have announced the launch of the O Property Collection. The new venture will be focused on unparalleled service, luxury accommodation and facilities. The flagship development for the company is set to open in 2008 on the private [...]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown [...]

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