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If you’re looking for luxury, privacy, a bit of pampering, and amazing cuisine in a tropical setting then look no further than Jade Mountain located on the southeastern coast of St Lucia. Built in 2006 by architect Nick Troubetzkoy, Jade Mountain it is a stunning architectural feat which includes 29 rooms on 600 total acres. Jade Mountain shares this property with it’s older sister property Anse Chastenet and includes 2 beaches. All rooms include butler service and you will want for […] Continue reading →

Do you like style, class, and historical glamour? Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica is all 3 of these! Built in 1953, this resort has hosted numerous celebrities including Taye Diggs (Stella got her Grove Back here), Cindy Crawford, Sir Noel Coward, Adele Astaire, Ralph Lauren (owns a villa or two), Jackie-O and JFK just to name a few. The property is located on 110 acres about 20 minutes from the airport (MBJ). I highly recommend purchasing the VIP arrival and departure […] Continue reading →

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Aug

St Barts 101

St Bart, St Barths, Saint-Barth, or however you want to say it is a delightful French island located in the southern Caribbean. What’s it like? Since it’s a French territory, the residents are French citizens, speak French, and the currency is the Euro.  Because of these factors, St. Barts is one of the more expensive Caribbean islands.  The people are warm and friendly (they live in the Caribbean!) and are usually younger.  The island is very hilly and mountainous with a […] Continue reading →

My husband and I recently spent a few days in St. Barts and stayed at Cheval Blanc – Isle de France.  This small resort is a modern seaside retreat decked out in white and driftwood with a touch of sophisticated elegance.  You are greeted by a staff of young french ladies in matching dresses with their hair in buns and handsome  young men with great tans. We stayed in room 22 which is a garden bungalow located across the “street” from the main hotel but tucked away in a […] Continue reading →

Did you send your kids to summer camp and wish there was a grown-up version that maybe served alcohol and had a fantastic spa?  Your wish has been granted!  BodyHoliday located on St. Lucia in the Caribbean is an all-inclusive resort with so many daily activities to choose from.  I recently spent 5 days there and came back so rested and relaxed.  Their mantra is “give us your body for a week and we’ll give you your mind back”. With only 155 rooms and a staff of over […] Continue reading →

If you’re looking for a complete ocean front experience on Turks and Caicos then look no further than Grace Bay Club.  Your accommodations, pools, and all dining are ocean front.  Located on the island of Providenciales (Provo) on Grace Bay Beach, this resort is 5 star. There are 3 different accommodation areas, The Hotel, The Villas, and The Estate.  The Hotel is the original property built in 1993 with only 21 suites and the only adult-only section of the resort.  This area is 3 […] Continue reading →

Turks and Caicos is one of the most beautiful island chains in all of the Caribbean and the most popular of these islands is Providenciales where you can find many luxurious resorts.  One of these is Regent Palms located on Grace Bay with a sophisticated atmosphere in a lush and tropical setting. Made up of less than 100 condo-style accommodations, Regent Palms is a great destination for couples and families.  The entry-level room is a junior suite at 640 square feet with a King bed and a […] Continue reading →

If you’re looking for a hip and cool place in the Caribbean where you can soak up the rays, then Gansevoort is the resort for you.  Located on the island of Providenciales (Provo) in Turks and Caicos, this resort embodies all that is trendy and funky.  With only 91 suites you will feel pampered at all times. Upon arrival you are greeted in their open-air lobby to the sounds of hip music by a host or hostess with a cold towel and a rum punch.  This just lets you know you’ve arrived in […] Continue reading →

I recently returned from a trip to Turks and Caicos where I fell in love!  This island chain is the best kept secret in the Caribbean although they are technically not in the Caribbean, but rather the Atlantic.  They are made up of 40 islands and cays but only 8 are inhabited and lie 550 miles southeast of Miami, just below the Bahamas.  The official language is English and the currency is the US$. Here are my top 10 reasons to fall for Turks and Caicos: Beaches – Because Turks is […] Continue reading →

This past fall I was honored to sail on Celebrity Cruises’ ship the Summit in the Southern Caribbean with several other advisors.  We departed out of San Juan, Puerto Rico for 7 days of fun in the sun!  Prior to departure I stayed one night at the Ritz-Carlton San Juan located close to the airport.  I decided to arrive in San Juan a day earlier in case of flight delays so I wouldn’t miss the ship.  This is a good idea for any cruise because you never know what might happen with your […] Continue reading →