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Sublime Samana: Dominican Republic Hideaway Tucked Into the Northeast Coast

May 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A rotund lobby with an intricate mosaic stone floor makes for an impressive entrance to Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences—a two-story, horseshoe shaped building with palm trees, exotic shrubs and flowering plants scattered along a well-watered lawn from which a paved pathway leads to a private beach two hundred yards away.... Read More

Two New Organic Spa Products Available at Hyatt Regency Trinidad

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Travelers to the Hyatt Regency Trinidad have two new reasons to relax at the luxury hotel's spa with the introduction of two new organic spa product lines, Svarasa and Ruupa.... Read More

Award-Winning W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island Shines in Puerto Rico

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Picture yourself taking in fragrant aromas of tropical florals and lush landscapes flowing in through the windows of your luxury accommodations. In this same place, views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea can be seen from your bedroom as the gentle ocean waves provide the relaxing soundtrack to your vacation. Ahhhh, paradise. W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island hopes to turn those daydreams into reality.... Read More

Westin Dawn Beach Offers the Big Brand Experience on Tiny St. Maarten

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Even amidst the colorful and culturally diverse islands of the Caribbean, the half-French, half-Dutch island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin holds a special multi-cultural place. It belongs to two European nations, and is split down the middle in its allegiance. The languages, currency, and atmosphere change markedly according to which side of the border you’re on; but whether tourists favor the shopping on the French side or the bar-hopping on the Dutch, they’re limited, lodging-wise.... Read More

Tropical Luxury Awaits at The St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In Puerto Rico, a destination known for its rich culture, savory foods, and beautiful beaches, the luxurious St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort has made its home. In the lush vegetation of a Caribbean coconut plantation, the only 5-Diamond resort in Puerto Rico, sits with natural elegance and iconic opulence. Making an appearance for the third year in a row, the hotel has found its way on Condé Nast Traveler's Hot and Gold Lists once again.... Read More

Experience The New Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Apr 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Explore the beautiful Cayman Islands at the recently renovated The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, the ultimate destination for the adventurous spirit. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel has transformed itself into a new sensory experience that hopes to inspire wellness and a renewed energy. Inside, the stunning lobby reflects a few of those changes with freshly repainted columns, wainscoting, and ceiling.... Read More

Luxury Jamaica Resort Unveils New Farm-to-Table Menu

Apr 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel and Villas continues to expand its culinary offerings to delight international travelers, most recently with a new farm-to-table menu designed by Chef Martin Maginley. The See, Touch and Taste Program utilizes the bounty from the property's own organic vegetable garden and is available for guests at The Grill restaurant every Thursday and Sunday night. “Everything on the farm-to-table menu comes directly from the on-property garden or farmers in the community, including all aspects of the meal, from the meat to herbs and dressings for salads” said Chef Maginley. “Small changes such as retiring balsamic vinaigrettes from the menu and replacing them with savory, herb vinaigrettes make a big difference. Overall we are providing lighter meals but with more fl... Read More

Grace Bay Resorts Announces Luxury Residences in Turks and Caicos

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Grace Bay Resorts, owner of the Grace Bay Club, one of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ most exclusive escapes, has announced The Residences, the award-winning hospitality brand’s first-ever standalone residential villas.... Read More

Family-Friendly Activities at Dominican Republic Luxury Hotel

Mar 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Planning a family vacation? Head to Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences, where there are plenty of fun activities to keep mom and dad and the kids occupied. The hotel offers spacious accommodations ranging from spacious one room suites to three bedroom casitas, perfect for multiple generations. While at the resort, families are encouraged to explore the surrounding area with activities that include whale watching, snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding on the beach, and even family cooking courses. With more family travel taking place than ever, there is plenty to see and explore in the Dominican Republic’s pristine, Samaná Peninsula.... Read More

The Only Luxury Boutique Cottage Hotel on Grand Cayman: Cotton Tree

Mar 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

It’s a tale of two sisters—both entrepreneurs and Caribbean girls. Cayman Islands natives with worldly backgrounds and an innate sense for hospitality, Heather Lockington and her sister turned a chunk of beachfront land on Grand Cayman into a lovely and serene luxury villa getaway. It’s sophisticated enough to satisfy the jaded “Please-I’ve-seen-everything-in-the-Caymans” crowd and comfortable enough to make guests feel right at home—whether they’re a honeymooning couple or a family with small children.... Read More

Pure Relaxation Awaits at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is a tropical hideaway sitting along the shoreline of Great Cruz Bay and extending along their very own 1,200-foot-long white sand beach. Just minutes from the Virgin Islands National Park, the resort is the perfect choice for a private getaway nestled in the natural beauty of the Caribbean.... Read More

Warwick International Hotels Buys Paradise Island Harbour Resort, Nassau, Bahamas

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Warwick International Hotels has announced the acquisition of the 250-room Paradise Island Harbour Resort. The Paradise Island Harbour Resort is a beautiful white sand beach-front resort hotel designed to cater to international tourists, business travelers and visitors from the U.S., Canada, Latin and South America, Europe and through the Caribbean and West Indies. The Paradise Island Harbour Resort consists of 250 rooms, most with a spectacular view over the harbour, access to its own lagoon beach and a very short walk to the ocean beach. This resort is also equipped with two restaurants, a lobby café/bar, a large outdoor swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool and a pool bar. It also features conference facilities, a fitness centre and a kids’ club. A complete and extensive renovation of the r... Read More

Romantic Caribbean Island Hotel Promotes a Simpler Way of Life

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Has your hectic work, family and social schedule put ideas for a romantic vacation on hold for far too long? Are you looking to slow down and be able to appreciate the simple pleasures in life? Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis Island might just be the place to do it. The hotel is located on a former 18th century sugar plantation, and sits comfortably 750 feet above the shore at the foot of Nevis Peak, just six miles from the beach. And while you might be getting "back to basics" so-to-speak, this Relais & Chateaux property still ensures five-star service and accommodations that are anything but.... Read More

Two New Luxury Hotels in Port Antonio, Jamaica Opening 2013

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The first two projects to debut from the newly formed Geejam Collection are the stunning oceanfront 13-villa Trident Hotel and the landmark Trident Castle that has been converted into a luxury eight-room hotel, opening March 15, 2013. Music veteran and hotelier Jon Baker, partner and co-owner, Steve Beaver and billionaire businessman and Port Antonio native Michael Lee-Chin lead the Geejam Collection. Continuing the momentum begun by Geejam Hotel, established in 2008 and drawing this generation’s movers and shakers to the region, the project will further invigorate tourism in Port Antonio, putting it firmly back on the map as “The Other Jamaica”. The third project is the Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Villas, set to open later in the year 2013.... Read More

Luxury Resort in St. Martin La Samanna Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

La Samanna on the French side of St. Martin has announced its reopening on the heels of an extensive renovation project. As the ultimate in Caribbean luxury, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as a part of the redesigned main building, as well as refurbished suites and rooms. “La Samanna has been a quintessential Caribbean hideaway for more than three decades,” said General Manager Pascal Deyrolle. “While preserving the property’s authenticity is at the forefront of our Orient-Express approach, our doors reopen this season with revamped facilities and offerings designed specifically to bring back the glamour of luxury travel to St. Martin and the Caribbean.”... Read More

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