Category: Caribbean

Ritz-Carlton heads for St. Lucia

Ritz-Carlton heads for St. Lucia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is building on its presence in the Caribbean  with plans to open The Ritz-Carlton, St. Lucia, and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Lucia, an exclusive 275-room oceanfront resort and residential retreat situated on Half Moon Bay, near Laborie, St. Lucia. All rooms will have ocean views and guests will […]

Wine and Food Lovers Getaway with Cap Juluca, Anguila

Wine and Food Lovers Getaway with Cap Juluca, Anguila

Condé Nast Johansens are offering a superb Wine and Food Lovers Getaway. The package includes four nights at Cap Juluca in Anguila in one of the resort’s amazing beach front rooms, set against 179 acres of tropical forest. Every night guests are treated to a different gourmet meal in one of the resorts distinguished restaurants. […]

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 […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in 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 July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas […]

O Property Collection

O Property Collection

The owners of the Magic Life Group, one of Europe’s most well-loved ‘high end’ travel and property groups have announced the launch of the O Property Collection. The new venture will be focused on unparalleled service, luxury accommodation and facilities. The flagship development for the company is set to open in 2008 on the private […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in 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 June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post  five of twelve in 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 May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

A year of island hopping: March

A year of island hopping: March

This is post three  of twelve in 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 March, the following are recommended: Benguerra, Mozambique: Benguerra Lodge Bermuda: Fairmont Southampston Dominica Maldives: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island and […]

A year of island hopping: February

A year of island hopping: February

This is post  two of twelve in 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 February, the following are recommended: Canary Islands, Spain:  Hotel San Roque and Parador de la Gomera Langkawi, Malaysia: Bon Ton Mallorca, Spain: […]

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in 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 January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

St. Regis Resort, Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico

An agreement has been reached to build a new St. Regis Resort and Residences at Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, an exclusive private development destined to become one of the Caribbean’s finest resort and residential communities. The resort is slated for a 2008 opening. Bahia Beach is idyllically situated just east of Puerto Rico’s capital city […]

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 […]

Voting ends for the 13th Annual World Travel Awards

Voting ends for the 13th Annual World Travel Awards

Voting closes tomorrow for the 13th Annual World Travel Awards, this year being held in the Turks & Caicos islands. One of the most hotly contested awards will be ‘World’s Leading Hotel’ and the list to choose from consists of the following: Mount Nelson Hotel, South Africa Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Illinois The Observatory Hotel, […]

Nicholas Cage buys private island

Nicholas Cage buys private island

Oscar-winning actor Nicholas Cage has reportedly bought his own pristine 40-acre island in the Bahamas. The island was listed at $3m and  is currently undeveloped but has celebrity neighbours in the form of fellow island-owners Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Situated 85 miles southeast of Nassau, the island is part of the Exuma archipelago of […]

Ritz-Carlton's new Turks and Caicos resort now under construction

Ritz-Carlton’s new Turks and Caicos resort now under construction

The currently uninhabited island of West Caicos will welcome a new resort in early 2008. Construction of a 125-suite boutique resort is underway with more than half of the villas in phase 1 already sold. The island is just 20 minutes by boat from Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The West Caicos Reserve will […]