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Caribbean

Paradise at Belmond Cap Juluca

Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla

Stunning, breathtaking, otherworldly: these are just a few words that come to mind when I describe Belmond Cap Juluca to my clients. One of the Caribbean’s most beloved and iconic hotels, this legendary property reopened its doors last winter after a change in ownership and major recovery effort from 2017’s devastating hurricane season. I recently visited to  see the enhancements firsthand.

Baha Mar's beautiful shoreline

Baha Mar, The Bahamas

I snuck away to the Bahamas with some colleagues this winter to check out Baha Mar, a new and exciting resort development that recently opened on Nassau. Comprised of three hotels, 40 bars and restaurants, a huge ESPA Spa, a comprehensive kids club program, and the largest casino in the Caribbean, this mind-boggling complex is best described as the tropics meet Vegas!

Ready to explore Baha Mar
Private dock, Four Seasons Nevis

Four Seasons Nevis

My latest summer travels took me to the charming Caribbean island of Nevis.  The main purpose of my visit was to stay at the Four Seasons Nevis and learn more about their exciting renovations, which are already well underway.  I’m a big fan of the property so had been closely monitoring news of their upcoming enhancements and couldn’t wait to get a sneak peek at what’s in store for my clients beginning this December.

Arrival at the Four Seasons Nevis
At the Four Seasons Nevis
Adults pool at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts

Park Hyatt St. Kitts

I’m writing this blog pool-side at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, taking in the views of Nevis in the distance.  Heaven!  The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is one of the newest luxury properties to open in the Caribbean and Park Hyatt’s first resort hotel in the Caribbean.  They opened their doors in time for festive business last November and have quickly put themselves on the map as an exciting, new 5 star option for the Caribbean luxury traveler.

Ready to explore the Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Excited for my arrival at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

My latest travels took me to the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman – a gem of a tropical destination best known for famous Seven Mile Beach, warm and friendly locals, and a fantastic dining and shopping scene. While I was there, I spent some time as a guest at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, which lived up to every expectation I had about the property.

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
With a member of the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman sales team
Penthouse view at Kimpton Seafire

Kimpton Seafire, Grand Cayman

I recently visited Kimpton Seafire on the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman, Kimpton Hotels’ first resort property to open in the world. I’ve sent quite a few happy clients since they opened their doors in November so was anxious to check it out myself and get a better understanding of the Kimpton brand as a whole.

Kimpton Seafire oceanfront view
With my husband at Kimpton Seafire
Hawksnest Beach is one of Caneel Bay's beaches

Caneel Bay, St. John

I recently returned from a magical stay at one of the Caribbean’s most beloved and iconic hotels – Caneel Bay on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. This was my third visit to the property and a particularly special trip for me both personally and professionally, as I’d been invited to attend their 60th Anniversary Gala as a representative of the luxury travel industry. I was honored and excited to attend.

Caneel Bay's 60th anniversary gala
Attending Caneel Bay’s 60th anniversary gala dinner with my husband
Malliouhana, Anguillla

Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, Anguilla

I just returned home from a blissful week on the magical island Anguilla, one of my favorite destinations in the Caribbean.  The main purpose of my visit was to stay at Malliouhana and experience it first-hand, as I’ve been regularly sending happy clients since it reopened in 2014 and wanted to see for myself just how special this iconic property really is.

Boat transfer from St. Martin to Anguilla
Arrival on Anguilla
Anse Mamin beach at Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Where do I even begin? Jade Mountain, one of the most exclusive and spectacular properties in the Caribbean, is so special that it’s a bit difficult to describe the experience of staying here in a blog post.  Jaw-dropping, breath-taking, and surreal are some of the first words that come to mind.  And they don’t even begin to tell the whole story.

Jade Mountain infinity pool
A pool setting to remember in my sanctuary at Jade Mountain
Bayside Restaurant, Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – St. Lucia

As I sit under a warm blanket here in Virginia in the midst of a blizzard, my mind wanders back to my wonderful (and warm!!!) week in St. Lucia just a few short months ago. While I was there, I spent some time at famous Sugar Beach, one of my top sellers and one of the Caribbean’s most luxurious and picturesque properties.

Setting at Sugar Beach
Unforgettable setting at Sugar Beach