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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Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the pages of your favorite travel mag. Perhaps they’re in less-traveled Caribbean destinations. Maybe their owners […]
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!
I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their signature libation, and it would have been rude to refuse them, no? While they were […]
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 […]
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 […]
I spend about a third of my year on the road, and back in the day I used to work for a hotel chain. So when it comes to resorts, I’m pretty discerning (OK, I admit it; I’m a hotel snob). While most of the places I stay in are […]
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 […]
How much is too much to pay for the privilege of having your own private fully staffed Caribbean kingdom? I’ve been fortunate to stay at a few private-island resorts in my time (I recommend Petit St Vincent, Fowl Cay and Palm Island), and while none of them were exactly cheap, […]
I’m not a big tea drinker but I do LOVE the idea of making a meal of it with the age-old ritual of afternoon tea. Gathering a girlfriend or two to share a sumptuous snack in elegant surroundings is definitely something I can get behind. In the formerly British Caribbean […]
You’re chauffeured to your suite in a Lexus SUV, so from the moment you arrive at Cap Juluca, one of Anguilla’s swankiest resorts, the bar is set pretty high. And Cap J doesn’t disappoint, with 98 spacious suites serviced by almost 400 hundred staff, a captivating white-sand beach at Maunday’s […]