Category: Caribbean

Bimini Bay Resort Food Festival

Bimini Bay Resort and the Bahamian Culinary Team  are to  join forces at the First Annual Bimini Bay Resort Food Festival, taking place on 28th April 2007, at 6pm. The festival will offer guests an assortment of activities and mouth-watering Bahamian food in a laid-back bayfront setting and will feature seven interactive cooking stations with […]

New spa at Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Fern  Tree Spa at  Jamaica’s  Half Moon resort is due to open next month following a $4 million investment.     The spa was once the resort’s signature villa, Fern Tree House, but is being transformed into a  68,000 square foot sanctuary for the mind and body.  The spa  will meld modern spa techniques with […]

New brand from Ritz-Carlton: Ritz-Carlton Reserve

New brand from Ritz-Carlton: Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Ritz-Carlton is launching a new brand, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, to cater for those who prefer more unusual destinations. The first such resort within the brand will be Molasses Reef in the Turks & Caicos Islands, scheduled to open in 2008 with 125 suites, 60 villas starting from $2.6 million, two restaurants and a spa. Over 50% […]

The most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas?

The most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas?

Think what the most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas is, and you’d be forgiven for saying something like  Atlantis Paradise Island or  Long Island’s deserted beaches.   However, you’d be wrong.   Apparently, the most popular tourist attraction there right now is the grave of Anna Nicole Smith and it’s bringing visitors over in […]

Carnival Freedom about to set sail

Carnival Freedom about to set sail

The brand new, 110,000  Carnival Freedom superliner has been officially named in Venice by Kathy Ireland who serves as Godmother. The ship will set sail on its inaugural European tour next week, before going trans-Atlantic in October. From November  2007 until April 2009, the vessel will focus on a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean […]

Cruise the Caribbean during the 2007 Cricket World Cup

Cruise the Caribbean during the 2007 Cricket World Cup

The 2007 Cricket World Cup Series is just around the corner, and will be held in the beautiful Caribbean in April 2007. But getting between islands to watch your team will be a challenge. The big jets don’t do the inter-island hops. Can you imagine flying from island to island in tiny little planes to […]

New menus on Guana Island, BVI

New menus on Guana Island, BVI

New lunch and dinner menus at the private island resort of Guana Island showcase pistachio-crusted goat cheese over mesclun, West Indian chicken roti with mango chutney and poached pear with raspberry sauce. And for those really looking to indulge, the spa and yoga centre menus  have also been  updated with soothing treatments such as the […]

Paradisus Palma Real Resort joins The Leading Hotels of the World

Paradisus Palma Real Resort joins The Leading Hotels of the World

In recognition of its level of excellence, Paradisus Palma Real Resort, a five-star, luxury, all-inclusive resort located on the  legendary Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which opened its doors in December 2005, has been honoured as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious collection of luxury hotels, The Leading Hotels of […]

Biras Creek Resort, British Virgin Islands

Biras Creek Resort, British Virgin Islands

Newly acquired by Victor International and following multi-million dollar renovations, all accommodation at the Biras Creek Resort now consists of non-smoking rooms including 300 thread count cotton linens and Sealy Plush pillow-top mattresses. Luxurious amenities also include Sony LCD TVs and Bose iPod sound decks in the Grand Premier suites, a fitness centre and private […]

Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution

One for all the art fans out there. Des Moines’  Drake University’s Anderson Gallery  is hosting “Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution”, a rare exhibition featuring 50 works by major Cuban artists including Jacqueline Brito, Yamilys Brito, Rocio Garcia, Elsa Mora, Sandra Ramos and Julia Valdes on loan from the Center for Cuban Studies in […]

Marley Resort & Spa in Nassau, Bahamas

Marley Resort & Spa in Nassau, Bahamas

Once the Marley family summer home (yes, we’re talking Bob Marley here), the Marley Resort & Spa has been designed to combine both African and Caribbean style. It is due to open this Spring and has 16 themed suites, each named after a  Marley song title. I doubt there’s anywhere else where you can stay […]

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 […]

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