Category: Caribbean

Discover unknown talents with Paradisus Resorts

Discover unknown talents with Paradisus Resorts

Vacationers who have always wanted to learn the tango, dance salsa or even make sushi but never found the time, can now do so at Paradisus Resorts, the five-star, luxury all-inclusives located in the Caribbean and Mexico. Guests have the opportunity to discover unknown talents through an extensive array of life-enriching activities. á Among the […]

The Lusso Collection passes 100 member milestone

The Lusso Collection passes 100 member milestone

The Lusso Collection – an exclusive destination club that began in June last year and provides members unlimited access to a collection of multi-million dollar residences in the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations – has announced that it has signed more than 100 members since its official launch. Destinations covered include Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas […]

Cell phones and laptops at Paradisus Punta Cana

Cell phones and laptops at Paradisus Punta Cana

The 5-star Paradisus Punta Cana is testing áa cell phone and laptop rental program that allows guests the flexibility to leave bulky laptops at home and avoid costly cell phone roaming charges. The cell phone rental program includes free unlimited incoming international calls, while phone cards are available for an additional cost to make outgoing […]

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com. á For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined áas ones that áhave less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… New York’s ultimate Italian restaurant: Del Posto Hang out at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort Learn the trade at Shangri-La Academy Cultured travels from The Cultured Traveler

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

Construction is due to commence early next year on The Island Resort and Residencies, an upscale resort at Spotters Bay, Grand Cayman, designed by Rafael Amuchastegui, one of the architects behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It will occupy some 800 ft of beachfront and will feature four inter-connected swimming pools, a pool bar […]

Sun, sand and gourmet dining at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos

The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, located on the world-renowned 12-mile Grace Bay Beach, offers a special Palm d’Or Package designed for those who relish a Caribbean escape and yearn for sun, sand and gourmet indulgence. The Regent Palms’ package features a 4-day / 3-night stay in a Luxury Room, One or Two Bedroom Oceanfront […]

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Shiver me timbers! Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort in Antigua, is offering a Pirate Adventure Package until the end of October 2007. The package consists of 7 nights in an Oceanview Suite, all meals included, a Pirate Movie Night under the stars, a Private Island Treasure Hunt, a Caribbean Beach Party, a Sunday Pancake Party […]

World's Best Luxury Hotels 2007 from Five Star Alliance

World’s Best Luxury Hotels 2007 from Five Star Alliance

Our friends over at Five Star Alliance have devised their own ‘best hotels’ list for the second year running. Their World’s Best Luxury Hotels 2007 sees the spectacular Four Seasons Punta Mita recognised as one of the áWorld’s Best Golf Resorts, and Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands as one of the World’s […]

Expedia Insiders' Select

Expedia Insiders’ Select

I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their ábest hotels and resorts worldwide ábased on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world. á It’s an […]

World's sexiest beaches

World’s sexiest beaches

Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has áposted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list. á Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal. á Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, […]

New from Starwood Capital Group: Baccarat Hotels and Resorts

New from Starwood Capital Group: Baccarat Hotels and Resorts

Starwood Capital Group (not to be confused with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide) has announced the creation of a new five-star luxury hotel brand inspired by Baccarat‘s global iconic status. The new brand, to be known as Baccarat Hotels and Resorts, aims to á”deliver a distinctively personalized experience at the world’s most sought-after locations”. á […]

Jamaica's only resort with an equestrian centre

Jamaica’s only resort with an equestrian centre

Equestrians looking for a vacation to pursue their passion need look no further than Half Moon, the only resort to boast its own equestrian centre in Jamaica and one of only three such resorts in the Caribbean. Led by skilled and passionate trainers, the centre offres exciting programmes for all ages. Guests can take advantage […]

The world's most expensive hotel suites

The world’s most expensive hotel suites

Forbes has run an interesting feature on the world’s most expensive hotel suites, áfeaturing ágeographically widespread hotels and resorts, áfrom Mexico to the Maldives. To make their top 10, you’ve got to be charging at least $10,000 a night. Here is an abbreviated ásummary of the áincredible suites that áthey list: Two Story Sky Villa, […]

Starwood plans to put an end to trans-fats

It’s not happened yet but apparently áStarwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, Inc plan to elimiate trans-fats from food, catering, room service, bar and lounge menus at ámany of its áproperties by the end of 2007. á Their press release states that: [Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.'s] goal [is] to eliminate all artificial trans-fats from […]

Aruba has new airport terminal for private jets

Aruba has opened a new airport terminal for private jets in a bid to attract more upscale travelers to the Dutch Caribbean island. á The facility has its own customs and immigration so private jet travellers no longer have to go through the main terminal. The number of private jet flights to áQueen Beatrix International […]

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