Category: Caribbean

Sun Village Resort and Spa

Sun Village Resort and Spa

A new spa has been created at Sun Village-Cofresi, a Canadian-owned resort in the Dominican Republic. It has indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, tropical gardens, and a spa-only pool and sundeck. There are also 25 Oasis Spa rooms that offer private Jacuzzis and views into the Spa gardens, pool or ocean. And for $299, you can treat […]

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 […]

Queen Victoria from Cunard

Queen Victoria from Cunard

The soon-to-be-finished Queen Victoria will enter service late next year (December 2007).   Operating from Southampton in the UK, this fine successor to the QE2 and QM2 cruise ships will be the second largest of the Cunard ships ever built. It can hold 1,968 passengers and will be heading for the Mediterranean, the Canaries, Northern […]

Holland America's Noordam in New York

Holland America’s Noordam in New York

With more than 1,000 spectators on hand here to partake in the festivities, Holland America Line officially inaugurated its newest ship, the Noordam yesterday. The ceremony included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, the ship’s godmother, christening the vessel with the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle on the ship’s bow.  The Noordam, an 81,769-ton ship […]

Top 10: Travelers' Choice luxury hotel winners

Top 10: Travelers’ Choice luxury hotel winners

No need to take a chance on your next vacation. Pamper yourself at the 10 most luxurious hotels, as chosen by TripAdvisor travelers. 1.   Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 2.   Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 3.   Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai 4.   Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest […]

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 […]

Ritz-Carlton Rose Island, Bahamas - opening 2009

Ritz-Carlton Rose Island, Bahamas – opening 2009

Scheduled to open in 2009, The Ritz-Carlton Rose Island, Bahamas will be an integral part of a Ritz-Carlton-branded, private, 230-acre enclave which will eventually include, in addition to the hotel, a sheltered marina for yachts, estate homes, condominiums, and townhouses. It will provide a new level of luxury in one of the Caribbean’s most idyllic […]

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 […]

Got $200,000 to spare for Valentine's weekend?

Got $200,000 to spare for Valentine’s weekend?

You’re going to have to be quick if you want to take advantage of this extravagant Valentine’s package as it starts on Friday. For $200,000 (yes, you read that right!), you’ll get a weekend experience is brought to you by the wine gift specialists, Vinamor. A limousine pick-up, Cessna to the Napa Valley and a […]

Turks & Caicos Sporting Club

Turks & Caicos Sporting Club

Explore a new horizon of luxury and adventure – live the sporting life at the Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay. This private island sporting community is  reserved strictly for the pursuit of the sporting life. Discover your home amid the harmony of sand and sea. The club is managed by The Greenbrier […]

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Holland America Line‘s Noordam  has left  its Venice shipyard today, bound for its new home in New York where it will be christened on 22nd February 2006 by actress and godmother Marlee Matlin. The ship will then embark on its maiden voyage in the Caribbean. This is the fourth and last of Holland America’s Vista-class […]

Wedding proposal at La Samanna?

Wedding proposal at La Samanna?

This Valentine’s Day,  La Samanna in the French West Indies is helping romantics do the expected, unexpectedly, with a creative idea for a wedding proposal packaged with a romantic getaway. Imagine the surprise of your beloved as they are lead past the restaurant seating and are instead taken to the exclusive cellar. Here, the sommelier […]

Iglesias and Kournikova in the Caribbean

Iglesias and Kournikova in the Caribbean

Pop  star Enrique Iglesias has been enjoying a break with tennis player and  Russian girlfriend Anna Kournikova in St Barts. The glamorous couple flew in to the Caribbean for some quality time after the death of the singer’s grandfather. Anna later jetted on to a modelling assigment in the Cayman Islands.   It seems St […]

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 […]