Decades ago, as a fresh-faced student, I did an 11-month college internship at Hedonism II, the legendary (and naughty!) adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica. And last May I went back to see what’s new at the all-inclusive hotel famous for its come-as-you-are, anything-goes, swinger-friendly attitude. Was it as racy as […]
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Think staying at a Caribbean all-inclusive has to cost an arm and a leg? Think again! I’ve shared a week’s worth of affordable all-incs over on Caribbean Journal (where I’m the travel editor, don’t cha know). So check it out – and then check in!
Travel, like life, is full of surprises. And on a recent visit to the legendary Antiguan all-inclusive resort Curtain Bluff, I was surprised twice: First, by the fact that it was WAY more casual and friendly than it’s old-school, country-club rep had led me to believe. And also by the […]
The first time I checked into a resort where my room didn’t automatically come with a key, I balked. After all, I’m from Jamaica, where, sadly, we’d never dream of leaving our doors unlocked. But a funny thing happened after my first 24 hours on property: Being relieved of the […]
Having your own sun-drenched island is the ultimate Caribbean fantasy. Here are three private-island resorts where you can live the dream. 1. Fowl Cay Afloat in the Exumas, this Bahamian islet is the ultimate Caribbean all-inclusive with just six cottages spread over 40 lush acres. Wake up to the caw […]
Before moving to the U.S. a decade ago, I’d lived in Jamaica for about half my life. Now work takes me back to the island, but not nearly as much as I’d like. Here are a few things I love – and miss – about my former stomping ground that […]
It’s not just about food, drink and a few activities. At some all-inclusive resorts, it’s all you can everything! Here are few all-inclusive perks you might not expect. 1. Phone calls Can’t wait to tell the folks back home what a great time you’re having? Unlimited […]
Nothing beats the convenience of going all-inclusive: You can eat, drink, play and party to your heart’s content, secure in the knowledge that all costs are covered. But that’s not always the case. Before you leave your wallet at home, make sure these potential money-suckers are included in your package. […]
True confession: I’m a sucker for Island Outpost’s hotels. Their compact collection of Caribbean roosts are right up my alley – funky-cool and fashionable, eclectic and fun. But all this chic has a price, of course, and a stay is hardly a bargain. BUT IO recently announced some summertime specials […]
If vacationing on an island is the Caribbean dream, then vacationing on a private Caribbean island has to be the ultimate fantasy. Warm sea, soft sand and solicitous staff all to yourself; what could be more indulgent? I’ve been lucky enough to stay at a few private-island resorts, and […]
Tooling around a resort in a golf cart is fun but hardly unusual; every other luxury hotel bigger than your back garden uses them to ferry guests around the property. But at Petit St. Vincent, a sophisticated but un-stuffy 115-acre private-island resort in the Grenadines, they go one better, transporting […]
I popped into my local Target a few days ago only to find that the aisles of Christmas decorations had already been replaced with all manner of Valentine’s Day paraphernalia. Which started me thinking about some of the most romantic Caribbean places I’ve visited over the last six years. Those […]