Category: Caribbean

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 […]

Rooms at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten being upgraded

Rooms at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten being upgraded

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten is investing more than $2.5 million in order to renovate 115 rooms and suites, with the utmost in guest comfort in mind. The new Premiere Rooms, located in the resort’s main building on the top three floors, will be perfected with contemporary design, teakwood furniture, cool […]

Helicopter tragedy in Dominican Republic

There is sad news just in that there has been a  helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic, tragically killing four people. One of those on board was the hotel tycoon Howard ‘Butch’ Kerzner, son of Solomon Kerzner. He is said to have been scouting sites for a new  One  & Only resort, the five star […]

Special October promotions from Epoque Hotels

Epoque Hotels are running a  number of special promotions for the month of October.   Here’s a selection of them:   Hotel St. Paul, Montreal – Rooms starting at CAD 209.00 per night Golden Apple Boutique Hotel, Moscow – Rooms starting at RUB 6048.00 per night Hotel 987 Prague, Prague – Rooms starting at EUR […]

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, […]

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

In response to online travelers’ demands for upscale, luxurious accommodations, CheapCaribbean.com has introduced the Ultra-Luxury for Less product line, which promises lavish accommodations, sumptuous gourmet dining, and pampering service throughout Bermuda, the Caribbean & Mexico, for a price that you won’t find anywhere else. Among its partners are the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, The Palms […]

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 […]

World Travel Awards 2006

It’s the 13th Annual  World Travel Awards ceremony tomorrow so watch this space for further news! The event is this year being held in the idyllic Turks & Caicos islands.

Ten luxury hotels worth the splurge

Ten luxury hotels worth the splurge

In a recent article by Molly Feltner for SmarterTravel.com, a shortlist of ten luxury hotels “worth the splurge” were identified. The lucky few to get a mention were: Forte Village, Sardinia Ladera Resort, St. Lucia Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH Hotel Secreto, Isla Mujeres, Mexico New York Palace Hotel, NY Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua […]

Extend your summer glow with Royal Caribbean

Extend your summer glow with Royal Caribbean

Wearing flip-flops in 50-degree weather? You obviously can’t let go of summer. And why should you, with sensational Royal Caribbean Interational  savings to hot spots like the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. They’ve got lots of deals on at the moment so you might want to take a look.

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia is scheduled to open next month. The brainchild of a Russian-Canadian architect, Nick Troubetzkoy, and owner of the Anse Chastanet Resort,  this new  resort has its own private spa, beaches and concierge desk. Like the Ladera resort also on St. Lucia, rooms are designed so that they have three walls, and […]

Top yoga retreats

Top yoga retreats

According to a recent Concierge.com article, the top yoga retreats to be found worldwide  are: Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Begawan Giri, Bali, Indonesia Adventure Yoga Retreats (all over the Americas) Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California LifeTime Private  Retreats, Kangaroo Island, Australia Maya Tulum, […]

Free weddings at The Bahama Beach Club

Free weddings at The Bahama Beach Club

Imagine saying your vows on a beautiful tropical island beach — absolutely free. The Bahama Beach Club, a family friendly luxury resort in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, is offering a complimentary wedding package to couples tying the knot. When a wedding party rents five or more condominiums for a minimum of three nights, the wedding […]

Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including […]

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 […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners

AAA Five Diamond Award winners

After reviewing over 50,000 hotels and resorts across North America, AAA inspectors have announced the winners of the AAA Five Diamond Award. Throughout most of August, there will be a post a day summing up the 24 US states that have AAA Five Diamond accommodation, plus those in Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.