Banyan Tree Mayakoba has branded itself as being one of the most prestigious and eco-friendly themed resorts in Mexico. Widely known for its perfectly symphonized communion with the land’s natural structure, guests and visitors are welcome to completely relish in the distinct ecosystems. Not only do the amenities attract guest who seek tranquil and luxurious amenities, the resort has recently attracted professional golfers and fans in the last few years. Continue reading
Nestled on the northern coast of Colombia, where the depth of history meets the upbeat rhythm of modern city life, lies Cartagena de Indias – one of the three most coveted ports in the West Indies, and therefore, the perfect backdrop for swashbuckling pirate adventures, greed-inspired political raids, countless conquests and hard-fought wars of independence from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
Do you ever dream about vacationing somewhere that’s a little bit off the beaten path? Many of our clients do and there are some fantastic, intimate resorts throughout the Caribbean that we recommend. Here are three at the top of my list…
Whenever someone asks for my advice about a summertime getaway, I make sure that they haven’t overlooked the island of Bermuda. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean about 650 northwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Bermuda boasts near perfect weather all summer. The beaches are pristine, snorkeling and diving can be very good, and cities like Hamilton and the village of St. George’s offer fine dining and excellent shopping. Continue reading
St. Barths is, without a doubt, one of the most exquisite destinations in the Caribbean. This small volcanic island—located among the Leeward Islands in the French West Indies—has 22 public beaches with shallow reefs that are perfect for snorkeling. The vibe here evokes a charming French countryside village. After all, St. Barths is a territory of France. A well-heeled crowd visits all year long, staying in hotels and small inns or mooring their yachts in Gustavia’s harbor. Continue reading
Everything you ever read about Bermuda talks about the pink sand beaches. Well, there’s a good reason for that: they’re gorgeous. And Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort has the longest private beach on the whole island. But that’s just one of the reasons this stunning little spot is on our list of favorites.
The BodyHoliday resort in St. Lucia has always had a holistic approach to vacationing. That means engaging all the senses—especially your sense of taste. So it’s only natural that along with its nutritious and delicious cuisine made from fresh local ingredients, the resort has introduced a full wine program directed by sommelier Shawn LaRue, who comes to the Caribbean from California’s Napa Valley. Continue reading
There’s a special place in our hearts for St. Lucia. It’s one of the most relaxed and friendly Caribbean islands we’ve visited. And it’s home to Anse Chastanet, one of the most spectacular resorts anywhere, ever! Honestly, this is a place that takes your breath away, from the moment you arrive and are escorted through its lush, green grounds to your luxurious, hideaway guestroom.
We’re not the only ones who feel this way. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Anse Chastanet their second-favorite resort in the Caribbean for 2012, in a near tie with Nisbet Plantation on Nevis (another one of our favorites).
We love the Caribbean because it always manages to deliver something new. That’s just one reason we keep going back.
Of course, we’re loyal to our old favorite hotels, restaurants and attractions, but we’re also looking forward to checking out these new and newly renovated accommodations set to debut in the coming months.
After all, our list of favorites has to keep growing, right?