Category: Caribbean

Caribbean resort prepares to ‘Jam’

Saint Lucia’s biggest and best-loved festival, ‘Carnival’ returns to the island this month in an explosion of colour, soul calypso and Caribbean energy, and a leading Caribbean resort will be there to join in the fun. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is perfectly situated for travellers wanting to take in the Carnival energy, in the […]

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here […]

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival

Richard Gere will be the official host of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (4th-10th June 2010). The actor will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and take part in the Festival’s ‘In Conversations With’ series. A number of premieres and major studio films will be showcased to complement the independent, art-house selections from […]

Ritz-Carlton to open in Aruba

Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton has announced plans to open an exclusive 320-room oceanfront resort situated on Aruba’s famed Palm Beach.  The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will bring a new level of elegance in accommodation and amenities to the island. It will offer several restaurants, a luxurious spa, two swimming pools and a 24-hour casino. In addition to […]

Family fun with Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Family fun with Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Leading all-inclusive hotelier Barceló Hotels & Resorts has  debuted its first all-deluxe family rooms resort, Barceló Bavaro Family Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Part of the four-in-one Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort complex, this truly family-friendly hotel offers 180 deluxe family rooms, all situated along the resort’s 2.5 miles of white sand and tranquil waters, […]

Renovation of Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Rico

Renovation of Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Rico

Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa in Guanica, Puerto Rico, has recently undergone a renovation of its 106 guest rooms, suites and villas. The upgraded rooms include flat screen LCD televisions, new decor as well as new pool and beach furniture. Weekday specials currently start from $145 a night for a Garden Room.

First ever over-the-water suites in St Lucia

Sandals has revealed its plans for the first ever over-the-water suites in St Lucia which will begin construction in early 2011 and welcome guests in 2012. The Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort will consist of  26 brand new over-the-water suites in three luxurious categories. They will feature see-through glass floors offering views […]

Witness an eclipse of a different kind

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until 11th July 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now.  The third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time […]

Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas debuts!

Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas debuts!

After months of great anticipation, Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas officially opened its doors yesterday, welcoming guests to another new and exciting Luxury Included ® holiday destination. Following a soft-opening on 22nd January 2010, the resort additionally hosted more than 30 top tour operators and travel agents for a first-hand look at the newest […]

Luxury Spring Break for college students

Luxury Spring Break for college students

Every March thousands of university students travel from all over the US to a handful of destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean for three weeks of the so-called spring break. Traditionally a highly homogenous experience in which students were congregated in low quality and high density resort rooms, the experience left much to desire for […]

The Cliffs Ocean Resort, Dominican Republic

The Cliffs Ocean Resort, Dominican Republic

Miami-based Desires Hotels has announced the latest international addition to their modern boutique collection, The Cliffs Ocean Resort, which is situated between Puerto Plata and Samana along the stunning north coast of the Dominican Republic. Opening in the Summer of 2011, room amenities will include large living areas and private terraces with unmatched views to […]

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Alison Scott is the Commercial Director for Elegant Resorts.  She has been at Elegant for just over a year and prior to that was Head of Product at ITC in Chester. Her background has always been in travel. She started in travel after she left University, as a Rep overseas, and has stayed in the […]

Adventurous winter romance in St. Lucia

Adventurous winter romance in St. Lucia

When blue skies turn to grey and winter’s chill is in the air, there is no better time to add some passion to the picture, especially when you can do so in one of the world’s most spectacular locations.  The Jalousie Plantation on the scenic west coast of the Eastern Caribbean Island of St Lucia […]

Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay becomes Marigot Bay Hotel

Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay becomes Marigot Bay Hotel

From this month, the award-winning Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay has become known as the Marigot Bay Hotel. It’s a subtle change but one that marks the start of an exciting period of transformation for the hotel and surrounding area, including the launch of the Marigot Beach Club (opening in 2010) and the addition of new […]

The award-winning Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

St. Maarten’s Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino has been honoured with its third consecutive Incentive Magazine Platinum Partner Award for outstanding meetings services. The award has become the benchmark of achievement in the areas of motivation, corporate gifting and incentive travel for the past 17 years. With more than 16,000 square feet of meeting […]

Saba – the unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean

An official promotional film for the island of Saba in the Dutch West Indies.