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Sun in St. Croix #travel

Paradise found…

St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands (no passports needed for USA Citizens), offers a tranquil tropical destination for vacationers, honeymooners, scuba divers, and more. Rich in cultural diversity, St. Croix has a past filled with a fascinating history. Experience the unique culture of St. Croix through its arts, crafts, music, and more during a variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year. St. Croix provides gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino action, and golf. Although only 22.7 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, the landscape of St. Croix is surprisingly diverse. Visiting just the two main towns of Saint Croix will give you a glimpse of the island’s incredible history, from regal 18th and 19th-century homes in Christiansted to a tropical rain forest in Frederiksted.

Some of our favorite resorts:

Divi Carina Bay Resort

Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort & Casino is a lively retreat nestled on the secluded eastern shoreline of beautiful St. Croix. The resort, 25 miles from the airport, lies along a 1000-foot stretch of white sand on Grapetree Beach. The clear waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands beckon travelers to take a dip, while hammocks stretched under swaying palms provide opportunities to dry-off and relax. The Vegas-style casino accommodates adventurous gamers looking to try their luck.

Enjoy modern beachfront guestrooms, poolside dining, watersports, live entertainment, and the value that comes with an all-inclusive package.

The Buccaneer

Treat yourself to a spectacular getaway at The Buccaneer, a luxurious beach resort that encompasses all the best St. Croix has to offer. Situated on 300 tropical acres, The Buccaneer is less than a five-minute drive from the historic town of Christiansted, where guests can enjoy a fine variety of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. This amazing resort hotel was founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations.

Renaissance St. Croix

Lush green mountains, unspoiled white sands, and crystal-clear waters await the discerning traveler at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa. Nestled among the tropical scenery of Davis Bay, seven miles north of the airport, the resort offers 151 beautiful air-conditioned rooms, the convenience of Carambola Golf Course, and unparalleled snorkeling and diving opportunities.

Golfers will find the lavish fairways of the adjacent Carambola Golf Course surpass their expectations. Designed by Robert Jones, Sr., the course works its way through 6,843-yards of verdant, tropical terrain and houses 94 bunkers, along with its renowned par-three holes. On site, guests have their pick of four complimentary outdoor tennis courts, fishing, scuba and snorkeling services, and a jogging trail perfect for taking in the scenery while maintaining exercise habits. There is also a full-service spa and fitness center.

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Eco-Friendly Vacations

Planning to travel this summer? An eco-friendly vacation will have you enjoying the outdoors while simultaneously preserving the environment. Better yet, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how your environmental contribution positively impacts local culture, wildlife, flora, and more.

Help to preserve your favorite destination for years to come by booking the eco-friendly vacation of your choice. And remember, going green starts with you.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Barceló Hotels & Resorts include:

  • Gold Certification from Green Globe
  • Established beach clean-up programs
  • Education stations available for guests to learn about care of local ecosystems and wildlife
  • Reusing towels and sheets to conserve water and energy
  • Automatic light control in public areas and eco-friendly light bulbs
  • On-site nursery that produces 60% of the plants used in local reforestation
  • Nesting areas on the beach during turtle season to protect baby turtles

Couples Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Couples Resorts include:

  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Energy efficient air conditioners
  • 85% of menu items prepared with products from local farmers and growers
  • Use of electronic hand dryers instead of paper towels

Dreams Resorts & Spas

Various Green initiatives at Dreams Resorts & Spas include:

  • Rainforest Alliance Verification
  • Distintivo “S”
  • Beach clean-up programs
  • Participation in the Amigos de Sian Ka’an Program, which promotes community and environmental development
  • Actively involved in Planet Hour and Earth Day
  • Plant and wildlife preservation
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products

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St. Kitts – An experience like no other…

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. St. Kitts is uncrowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of its ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to wander through the lava formations, tropical forests, and seaside lagoons. This tranquil island full of natural beauty boasts exotic black and white sand beaches and an emerald-green rain forest. Hike to Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano on the northeast coast.

Resorts we love

St. Kitts Marriott Royal Beach Casino

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino captivates you from the moment you first gaze upon it, immersing you in the culture and atmosphere of this relaxing and romantic Caribbean island. Located in the very heart of Frigate Bay, a special area set aside for resorts and luxury homes, this hotel is surrounded by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course and is intertwined with the exuberant tropical foliage and exquisite Lake Zuliani. This spectacular resort rests in a natural beauty that promises an unparalleled island vacation experience.

Ocean Terrace Inn

Located atop a magnificently landscaped plot of land overlooking the natural beauty of Basseterre Bay and Nevis, the newly-renovated Ocean Terrace Inn offers vacationers with all the nuanced tropical charm one could hope to find in a Caribbean getaway. The tranquil gardens and private atmosphere of Ocean Terrace Inn provide the perfect environment for honeymooners, and the clear waters of nearby Turtle Beach meet the horizon in mesmerizing arrays of color at every romantic sunset.

Timothy Beach Resort

Timothy Beach Resort is the only hotel in the Frigate Bay area that sits directly on the calm, Caribbean beach. Set on a half mile stretch of golden sand, this resort lies three miles from the airport and less than a mile from the capital city of Basseterre. Lush tropical landscapes and breathtaking oceanfront views frame this cozy hideaway. A lovely tiled pool overlooks St. Kitts’ azure waters and newly constructed seaside decks provide easy access to snorkeling and the beach. Timothy Beach Resort is perfect for families. 60 air-conditioned rooms ensure supreme comfort.

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Play in Puerto Rico

The Island of Enchantment

Rich in history and filled with natural wonders, enchanting Puerto Rico has it all: worldclass resorts, championship golf, 300 miles of shoreline, fabulous shops, fine dining, and a nightlife that sizzles with nightclubs and casinos. Puerto Rico offers many adventures including Riu Camuy Cave System Park, where visitors can descend into a million year old cave. Tour Old San Juan, the oldest city in the U.S., the historic town of Ponce and the 400-year-old forts at San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal. Don’t miss El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park Service and home to numerous unique plants and animals like tree frogs that serenade in the evenings.

Some of our favorite resorts

Ritz-Carlton San Juan

Explore The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan and discover world-class amenities and a breathtaking Caribbean nation that’s steeped in history and surrounded by the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Located on eight acres of pristine beachfront property in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, this hotel provides guests with an unforgettable escape. Whether spending the afternoon walking the quaint cobblestone streets of Old San Juan or shopping high-end boutiques on Ashford Street in Condado, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan eloquently combines the old and new. This luxurious beachfront resort is ideally located 15 minutes from historic Old San Juan.

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

This AAA Five Diamond Resort, named for three consecutive years to Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot & Gold List, is nestled between El Yunque National Forest and the glimmering Caribbean Sea. Elegant luxury meets iconic butler service at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico.

139 magnificent rooms offer private terraces that lead to breathtaking ocean views. Your retreat is exquisitely furnished with the finest details, providing amenities including LCD televisions with surround sound, WiFi, and a mini refrigerator.

El Conquistador Resort

Lose yourself in the vibrant beauty and captivating allure of Puerto Rico. Perched high above the ocean on a 300-foot cliff, El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is an ultra-luxurious retreat on the Island of Enchantment. This high-end, award-winning resort is divided into five villages, with 750 rooms.

El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers many fun, family-friendly activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and amazing golf at the on-site Arthur Hills Golf Course. The resort also has an 8,500 square foot water park, perfect for families! Play all day in this huge pool that includes a lazy river, five slides, and an infinity edge. If you want a day of total rejuvenation, let the Waldorf Astoria Spa pamper you with massages, body scrubs, and facials.

Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico

Just a scenic 30-minute drive from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and greater San Juan, Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico is a sophisticated architectural gem nestled on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast. Located in Coco Beach, Río Grande, the privacy and exclusivity of this resort allows guests the opportunity to escape from the rest of the world.

Las Casitas Village

Las Casitas Village is an enclave of private villas located on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico, near El Yunque Rainforest. Escape to this Waldorf Astoria Resort, a private Caribbean hideaway and unrivaled guest experience. Enjoy personalized butler service, sweeping ocean views, and fully equipped kitchens along with all the comforts of home in one of 157 luxury casitas (“cottages” in Spanish).

W Retreat & Spa Vieques

Relax and revitalize at W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island, a luxury Puerto Rico Resort 8 miles off the coast of the mainland on the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. The secluded island is easily accessible via a 20 minute flight from San Juan International Airport, and offers an undiscovered Caribbean paradise with pristine beaches, wild horses, and lush mountains. Experience Puerto Rico in style at this sleek hotel, named one of the best “500 Hotels of the World” by Travel & Leisure.

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Amazing Times in Aruba

BON BINI!
It means “Welcome” …On the island of Aruba, you truly are.

Enjoy the charm of windmills, lighthouses, and twisting divi-divi trees or luxuriate in the world’s most opulent spas. Play in the glittering casinos and luxury resorts or wander the unsurpassed pristine beaches. Aruba’s serene settings make it ideal for weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways. On the windward coast, the Atlantic crashes over rocks, coral bridges and cliffs. Aruba has a desert-like climate, and vacationers enjoy clear skies, bright sunshine, and cooling trade winds almost every day of the year. With its sunny weather, long stretches of white sand beaches, modern resorts, and glitzy casinos, Aruba truly has something for everyone!

 

Some of our favorite resorts:

Riu Palace Antillas

The adults-only (18+) Riu Palace Antillas is situated on the shores of Palm Beach in Aruba. The calm clear waters and white sand of Palm Beach make this an ideal location for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. A balance of elegance and excitement make the Riu Palace Antillas an ideal location for making the most of your Caribbean vacation.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Situated on Palm Beach, only seven short miles from Queen Beatrix Airport, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is located on the northwest coast of Aruba. The guest rooms at this visually stunning resort are some of the most spacious on the island, each offering Marriott’s Revive bedding and panoramic views from the large, private balconies.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino

The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino is a 12-acre luxury beachfront resort where Spanish architecture and Caribbean elegance open onto a world-class beach. This resort is located on the beautiful Palm Beach strip, just two miles from Oranjestad and six miles from Queen Beatrix International Airport.

Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino

This spectacular family-friendly resort has everything you need for a truly memorable vacation! With a full 1,500 feet of white, powdery beachfront, guests have plenty of space for relaxing beneath the hot tropical sun before plunging into the shimmering waters of the turquoise Caribbean. The hotel is conveniently located nine miles from Queen Beatrix International Airport.

Riu Palace Aruba

Located on the famed Palm Beach, this dazzling resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy pristine white sand and a stunning turquoise sea. Guests will be able to enjoy top-quality facilities and activities such as two swimming pools, one with an integrated Jacuzzi, a signature terrace-solarium, a five-star fitness center, spa, and casino.

The Ritz-Carlton Aruba

Experience The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, one of Aruba’s newest luxury hotels lining the spectacular Palm Beach. Pristine beaches and stunning landscapes provide guests with all the luxury and elegance on offer in Aruba. The hotel offers fine dining, wellness programs, endless activities, and a prime location to create a memorable vacation for the whole family.

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive features only oceanfront rooms with a terrific, colorful look. This casual and lively low-rise resort offers many amenities and exceptional windsurfing. Guests staying have full access to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive Resort located right next door. The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive is located ten minutes away from the International Airport and five minutes from the capital city of Oranjestad.

 

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