Category: US Virgin Islands

5 unique destinations best experienced by yacht

5 unique destinations best experienced by yacht

For those looking for the ultimate getaway, chartering a yacht can allow you to go one step further and discover some of the world’s most amazing landscapes in a completely unique way. In addition to allowing you to set sail and enjoy views from your own private deck, yacht charter also provides you with on-hand […]

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Visiting the Caribbean is about experiencing a completely different culture. You can kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views and sandy beaches from the comfort of your luxury villa but how do you know where to go? The Caribbean is made up of over 700 islands, with a huge variety of beaches, so to save […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

In an email just in, Tripadvisor tell me that their top 10 Caribbean dream escapes are as listed below. Grand Cayman tops the pile, whilst many others are notable in their absence (eg. Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, etc.) What do you make of the list? 1. Grand Cayman 2. Aruba […]

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Those of you currently enduring sub-zero temperatures might be interested to hear that Tripadvisor has come up with a top 10 list of warm weather escapes.  Making the list are the following: 1. Cancun, Mexico 2. St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 5. Miami Beach, Florida, USA […]

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Caribbean for couples

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Caribbean for couples

For most, the Caribbean evokes images of picture perfect white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the wind and warm turquoise waters. Now couple that imagery with an idyllic luxury resort and you’ve got yourself the recipe for an exquisite vacation. It’s truly no question the Caribbean appeals to honeymooners and couples in search of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

Caribbean cruise discounts from Windjammer

Caribbean cruise discounts from Windjammer

Windjammer has discounted several Caribbean cruises for next month. For example, a seven-day cruise of the U.S. Virgin Islands on the Legacy, departing St. Thomas on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th  April 2006, starts at $599 per person; the usual fare starts at $1,500. Port charges are included; fuel surcharges are $25 per person. Sounds […]

Thatch Cay, US Virgin Islands

Thatch Cay, US Virgin Islands

If you’ve ever aspired to owning your own private island, then I suspect you could do far worse than Thatch Cay, one of the last privately owned islands in the eastern Caribbean. This 237 acres of sun-drenched paradise will set you back $24 million. The island even comes with geckos, whilstling frogs and its own […]