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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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Loving London #travel

England may be on most people’s bucket lists, but covering quintessential London can easily be one all on its own. Few other cities in the world come close to the tradition, romance, history, and contemporary excitement of this vast city of seven million souls and even more adventures waiting to be had. Meet Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Sumatran tiger cubs at the zoo, or try to catch a glimpse of the growing Royal Family. Be the one to make a Beefeater crack a smile at the Changing of the Guard, checking the schedule against Big Ben, or ride the London Eye to confirm if London Bridge is, in fact, falling down. Enjoy afternoon tea after a day in botanical Kew Gardens, browsing posh department stores like Harrods, or at the longest shopping street in all of Europe: Oxford Street. An extensive mass transit system makes sure you get to all of these, as well as the street markets, designer boutiques, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, West End theaters, and the infinite list of brilliant ways to fall in love with London.

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Some of our favorite London Hotels

51 Buckingham Gate

This hotel has 86 lavish suites with fully-equipped kitchens and luxurious amenities. Indulge at the Michelin starred Quilon Restaurant and relax at the exclusive Spa at 51.

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel

Experience luxury in the heart of London at the Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. Located in London’s Mayfair neighborhood, close to the West End theatre district, this historical hotel was opened in 1929, and was restored to become a JW Marriott Hotel in 2008. Despite its central location, this hotel is in a world of its own behind the original Lutyens wrought-iron gates. Lavish guest rooms and suites offer both style and convenience so you can make the most of your London stay.

Hilton Waldorf

The Waldorf Hilton enjoys one of London’s most enviable locations as it bridges the West End and the Square Mile, providing an excellent base for accessing the main financial district in the day and the popular cultural hub of Covent Garden and Theatreland in the evening.

All newly refurbished rooms include wall mounted plasma screen televisions, latest hi-tech shower and a specially designed sleeping experience.

The May Fair

The May Fair is a luxury hotel that was opened by King George V in 1927. It offers 400 bedrooms and suites, a luxury spa, a fine-dining restaurant, the May Fair Bar, and a casino. The rooms offer complimentary WiFi, 24-hour room service, and turndown service.

The Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury is a boutique hotel located on Great Russell Street in the heart of 18th-century Bloomsbury, near the British Museum. 153 rooms offer free WiFi, turndown service, and coffee makers.

 

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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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Luxury on Lana’i in Hawaii

The Pineapple Island
The romantic island of Lanai is a destination of untouched tranquility. Relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful seclusion of “Hawaii’s Most Enticing Island.” Two high-caliber courses at the luxurious Four Seasons Resorts make Lanai a mandatory stop for golfers. Enthralling sights like the lunar landscapes of the Garden of the Gods and the iconic Sweetheart Rock are distinctly unique to Lanai. Removed from the pressures of the outside world, Lanai is an island where relaxation is accompanied by the pleasures of the good life.

Resorts we Love

Four Seasons Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele

At the center of the Hawaiian archipelago, a few miles west of Maui, the tiny island of Lanai is an unspoiled paradise of spectacular sea coast and enchanting highland forest. The island is 98% privately owned, providing a sense of uncrowded, natural calm unique within the Hawaiian Islands. A place of deep cultural significance, Lanai features many historic sites, old fishing villages, and unique topographical attractions.

The central highlands of Lanai reveal a rare and exciting world defined by majestic mountains and forests of towering pines. Like a gracious country estate – warmed with the intimacy of a private guest house – Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele presides over 20 acres of manicured lawns and gardens with sculptures and a reflecting pond. Elevated highland vistas extend up to the central mountain peaks and down over rolling hills to the ocean in the distance. Indoors, under the high ceilings of the Great Hall, roaring fires and deep sofas encourage intimate conversation.

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay

On the island’s southern shore, Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay offers dazzling views over the white crescent beach of Hulopoe Bay and the blue-green waters of its protected marine preserve. The resort presents a captivating blend of Hawaiian and Asian design, built around intimate courtyards, lush gardens, flowing waterfalls, and tranquil pools.

Evoking a relaxed island feel, the Resort’s 236 spacious guest rooms, including 21 suites, feature warm, golden tones enhanced by rich cherry and rustic wicker furnishings. Tropical accents and East Asian influences complete the scene for a truly inspiring atmosphere. All rooms open to a private lanai (Hawaiian for a terrace or balcony) furnished with an inviting daybed, small dining table, and two chairs. Views encompass lushly landscaped gardens or Hulopoe Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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