Category: Jamaica

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 […]

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, […]

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…

Golf at Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Golf at Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica

If you  enjoy golf, sunshine and unadulterated luxury then the Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica is the place for you to be.   The club are currently offering four free green fees for those booking holidays at the exclusive resort for the end of this year.  The club treats its guests to house villas, […]

Success for Jamaica at World Travel Awards

Success for Jamaica at World Travel Awards

Jamaica has picked up the award of Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the 13th World Travel Awards. The Hon. Aloun N’dombet Assamba, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Entertainment & Culture accepted not only this award but also the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist & Convention Bureau, won by the Jamaica Tourist Board. Further success for Jamaica came in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

7th Annual Epicurean Escape

7th Annual Epicurean Escape

The 7th  Annual Epicurean Escape, in conjuction  with Food & Wine Magazine,  is just around the corner.   It will take place from 29th June  to 3rd July, 2006 and is this year subtitled  “Flavours of the Mediterranean” meaning that you can enjoy everything from Greek octopus salds to Italian prosciuttos. The venue is the […]

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 40% sale

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa – a couples-only resort located on the best stretch of Negril’s beautiful 7-mile beach  – is offering a 40% sale for minimum 3-night visits made before 31st August 2006. All-inclusive rates begin at $247 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

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 […]

Valentines in Jamaica

Valentines in Jamaica

One of the great hotel legends of the world is Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego, Jamaica. Round Hill, a former sugar, pineapple, allspice and coconut plantation, is steeped in history and tradition. It’s quiet and elegant with its lush gardens and cozy villas. With Valentine’s Day packages that include chocolate truffles, you can’t […]

Continental Airlines Vacations special offer

Continental Airlines Vacations special offer

Continental Airlines Vacations are offering up to 50% off at Couples Resorts in Jamaica.   The particpating resorts are Couples Negril, Couples Swept Away (also Negril), Couples Ochos Rios and Couples San Souci Resort & Spa (also Ochos Rios). From fine dining to luxury spa treatments to beach rendezvous to off-site excursions, you’ll find a […]

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards

The votes are in for the 2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners!  The top 10 Caribbean hotels, as  picked by TripAdvisor travelers, are: Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis Coral Reef Club, Barbados Iberostar Costa Dorada, Dominican Republic Couples Negril, Jamaica Jamaica Inn, Jamaica CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Anguilla Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica […]

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]