Monday, October 5, 2015

Nevis Autumn Resort/Air Bonus

Book (5) nights or longer at Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation Beach Club between Oct 18 and Dec 18, 2015 and receive an immediate $100 discount off the daily rate. 

All photos courtesy of Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

The $100 discount is for every night you book
Stay 5 nights, save $500 - Stay 7 Nights, receive $700 off 

Early Booking Bonus Includes:

  • Nightly room or suite
  • Full daily breakfast
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Nightly three-course gourmet dinner
  • Free Rum Punch cocktail daily to celebrate our Silver Jubilee
  • Complimentary round-trip airport transfers from St. Kitts or Nevis ($280 value)

You Could Fly Free!
You can also choose to apply the $100 savings towards airfare, and be entered into a drawing where (1) lucky guest will have their entire airfare paid for by the resort. Every guest will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will receive a check to cover the entire cost of their airfare even if it was First Class (less the $100 per night airfare savings already received).

This offer is available for a limited time and for new bookings only - not combinable with any other special or promotion.

To redeem this offer, book online, contact hotel reservations at 869-469-9325 or 800-742-6008, or e-mail us and mention Autumn Bonus.

More info on this travel special and many more offers at Nisbet Plantation

Happy Travels,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bahamas Out Islands Hurricane Relief

Friends and family in the Abacos reported they are fine, with no damage to the island. 

This morning they asked if I would help in getting the word out on the relief effort for fellow family islanders on Long Island, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, and Acklins Island. 

The southern islands of the Bahamas experienced sustained hurricane winds in excess of 100 mph, and sea surges up to 20 feet. 

Long Island

Long Island is 100 miles long, and Hurricane Joaquin traveled the entire length of the island with devastating damage. 

Parts of North and Southern Long Island are underwater, and the roads are impassable. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, and drinking water is limited as the island wells are contaminated. 

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been deployed to Crooked Island and Acklins where there are reports of significant flooding. It's being reported 85% of the homes in one settlement on Crooked Island were destroyed. 

Relief supplies are also on the way to Rum Cay, Bahamas which suffered severe damage. 

Currently don't have info on San Salvador - Here's a video of the hurricane taken by residents 

How to help Bahamian residents: 

Hurricane Joaquin Disaster Relief Fund For Long Island Bahamas. Please Help My Island!! 

Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, Trans Island Airways (TIA), Florida Air Cargo along with other local companies, ‪pilots‬ and shipping companies are working to get relief supplies - See updates here  

Related Articles

Hurricane Joaquin Exits Bahamas; Several Islands "Completely Obliterated" 

Joaquin Bearing Down on Bermuda; Hurricane Warning Issued 

New search for ship lost off Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Grenadines Best of Both Worlds Luxury Special

Have you been dreaming of a romantic, 
secluded luxury Caribbean getaway? 

Look no further . . . 
Here's your opportunity to experience two hotels in 
The Grenadines - Bequia, and the private island of Mustique

Firefly Plantation Hotel Bequia

Located on a secluded hillside overlooking Spring Bay. This informal hotel is situated on the grounds of 200-year-old working plantation filled with swaying palms, along with banana, grapefruit, orange and lime trees. 

Firefly Hotel Mustique

On the private island of Mustique, the playground of the rich and famous. This tiny luxury hotel was originally built as a private villa, and is tucked away into dense tropical foliage on a steep hillside. The hotel bar is popular with celebrities from around the globe. 


  • Watch sunset from your room in Mustique and sunrise from your room in Bequia
  • 3 Nights at Firefly Hotel Mustique
  • 4 Nights at Firefly Plantation Hotel Bequia
  • You will be upgraded on arrival to the best room available at each hotel
  • FREE boat ride or flight between islands
  • All meals INCLUDED at both hotels

Please check websites for all other services and goods included at each location. US$1950.00 per person (plus 10% tax & 10% service)

Just email and let them know what dates you want for your "Best of Both Worlds" special and they will take care of the rest!

Note: This offer is not available between the 19th of December and the 1st of January.

Travel Tip for Firefly Bequia - There are steep steps to negotiate getting to the upper rooms, and a 10 minute walk to the beach. 

Happy Travels,

Friday, October 2, 2015

Longest Beach in The Caribbean

Barbuda - 
This secluded "Pink Paradise" is really one of the 
Caribbean's best kept secrets!

Photo Credit: Travel News Blog

When reading articles about the Caribbean's Best Beaches, this spectacular beach is often not included. Obviously the writers have not visited Antigua's little sister island Barbuda. (ˆ◡ˆ) 

Named 17 Mile Beach or Low Bay, this breathtaking 17 miles of pink sand beach deserves a mention on the regions best beach list. The beach is actually a 17 mile strip of land that separates the Barbuda lagoon from the Caribbean Sea.

Walk for hours on the soft hues of pink/white sands and and never see another person - or even a footprint in some areas.  

The beach is lined with towering palms, the aqua blue waters are calm, and you can easily take a swim or snorkel anywhere along this pristine coastline. 

Photo Credit: Planet Ware

This is a wild, natural environment, so you will not find the typical beach facilities. For a day trip bring plenty of water, towels, sun screen, snacks, a straw hat or cap, and a camera. 

Largest Frigate Bird Colony in the world 

After spending time on the beach, head across the lagoon by boat to the mangroves to the Frigate Bird Colony. 
Photo Credit: Travel 2 the Caribbean

During mating season the male Frigate birds inflate their large 
red throat pouches like a balloon. 

There are an estimated 5,000 frigate birds, along with hundreds of other species of birds. I was amazed at the wing span size of the frigate birds which can span up to 90 inches! 

If you are staying on Antigua, Barbuda is just 28 miles away. You can opt for the ferry, or take the Barbuda tour by catamaran. For those visitors staying on Barbuda, the larger resorts will arrange helicopter service which takes about 20 minutes, and land directly on the property.  

View of Barbuda from the air
Photo Credit:

Barbuda is 15 miles long, 8 miles wide, and remains largely undeveloped. 

This is a very small, close knit community and the locals are extremely friendly and helpful. 

The land is flat, rocky and the interior of of the island is mainly shrub. In the villages goats, donkeys and horses roam around freely. For tourists it's all about the pristine coastline beaches. The island has a limited amount of restaurants - one of the best is Uncle Roddy's which is known for fresh lobster, and beachfront setting.


Stayed at both Coco Pont & the Light House - Excellent service, rooms and of course the beach!

Coco Point Lodge

All inclusive secluded resort on a 164 acre peninsula bordered by miles of pristine pink and white sand beaches. 35 bedrooms on the beach side, each with a lush tropical verandah. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of fresh seafood including lobster, fresh vegetables/fruits, along with fine wine.

Light House Bay Resort

Five-star luxury at its finest! Nine beachfront suites, on-site restaurant offering three gourmet meals daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi in each room - excellent service.

Smaller Barbuda Accommodations:
Visited both properties while on the island - very nice, comfortable accommodations right on the beach

Barbuda Cottages
Eco-friendly lodging on the beach

North Beach Cottages
5 bungalow beachfront cottages with 3 I's' Rule (No iPhones, No Internet, No Interruptions)


Barbuda Express Ferry 

Excellence high speed catamaran provides Barbuda tours, along with tours in Antigua. The Barbuda tour includes lunch, unlimited drinks, beach time, and visit to Frigate Bird Sanctuary.  More info here

Carlisle Bay - Antigua

Antigua boasts 365 beaches, one for every day of the year . . . 
Beach lovers take my advice when visiting Antigua - head over to the little sister island Barbuda - you can thank me later!  

Happy Travels,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Discover the Newest Bahamas All Inclusive

Grand Lucayan Resort has announced the launch 
of a new all-inclusive concept available December 2015

 Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan, on Grand Bahama Island 
All photos courtesy of Lighthouse Pointe, Grand Bahama

The 198 room upscale resort will serve as an additional option for guests seeking an all-inclusive vacation experience instead of the traditional à la carte model.

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar enhancement project. Extensive renovations include modernized guest rooms, upgrades and redesigns of the common areas, and restaurant updates. 

Lighthouse Pointe's spacious quarters will offer Caribbean inspired decor with nautical accents. With ocean, island and marina/garden view accommodations, the all inclusive concept will also feature complimentary WiFi, airport transfers and long distance calls to the U.S. and Canada. 

Lighthouse Pointe's amenities will include an on-property nightclub for adults and expansive kids club for guests 12 years of age and under. The resort is winthin walking distance to Port Lucaya Marina and over 30 shops

All-Inclusive Dining:
8 restaurants and bars, including 4 outlets exclusive to Lighthouse Pointe guests 
With seven dining destinations available for all-inclusive guests, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan will feature an eclectic array of cuisine ranging from Italian and modern Asian to regional Caribbean and traditional American fare. 

The new concept will also provide guests with in-room dining for dinner, a traditional wood-oven burning pizza café, access to weekly beach barbeque, fish fry and Bahamian buffet events and premium alcoholic beverages.

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan will offer specials for occupancy beginning Dec. 12, 2015.

Happy Travels,

Source: Grand Lucayan press release

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

5th Annual Turks and Caicos Caribbean Food & Wine Fest

5th Caribbean Food & Wine Festival on November 5–8, 2015

Grace Bay Resorts, in partnership with the Turks and Caicos Tourism Board and The Wine Cellar, has announced the headline chefs and schedule of events for this years festival 

The annual event pairs internationally renowned chefs and winemakers with Turks & Caicos’ diverse local talent for an authentic and innovative celebration of Caribbean cuisine.

This year’s headliners include:

  • Alex Guarnaschelli, Iron Chef and Food Network star
  • Justin Quek, renowned Franco-Asian cuisine innovator and Principal Chef of Singapore’s Sky on 57
  • Kyle Bailey, Executive Chef of Birch & Barley and ChurchKey in Washington, DC
  • Vintners from Davis Bynum Vineyards, Michele Chiarlo and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
The not-for-profit festival will raise funds for The Department of Youth Affairs and the Lit’l Chefs mentor program, which supports and encourages young local chefs to develop skills that will assist them in pursuing careers in hospitality, a vital industry of Turks and Caicos. 


Thursday, November 5 
Welcome Dinner – Seven Restaurant
The kick-off dinner for the weekend-long events, features exceptional creations by headlining Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

Friday, November 6
Women of Wine Luncheon – Fire & Ice Restaurant, Blue Haven
This event caters to the adage “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” by offering an extended lunch break in a relaxed environment for women who love wine

Gourmet Safari - Discover the Island’s incredible restaurants
The Gourmet Safari was the original event that served as a catalyst for the festival and continues to be a guest favorite today.  
Grace Bay Club – Innovative cocktails
Coyaba – Appetizer course
Seven Stars and The Regent Palms – Dinner
Gansevoort – Dessert

Saturday, November 7
Food & Wine Pairing – West Bay Club (by Grace Bay Resorts)
Intimate food and wine pairing seminars highlighting meat, seafood, cheese and dessert with tasting rooms showcasing the guest chefs and winemakers with support from the aspiring local talent of the ‘Lit’l Chefs’ mentor program.

Island Street Food Fair
Fun, family-friendly event featuring local entertainment that showcases island restaurants’ expert grilling & barbeque techniques for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.

Dinner under with the Stars – Grace Bay Beach
Headlining Chef Justin Quek pairs his signature recipes with the winemakers’ rarest vintages for a lavish dinner experience, allowing guests to dine under the beautiful Grace Bay stars alongside the festival’s featured stars.

Sunday, November 8
Brunch – Amanyara
Hosted by Chef Kyle Bailey, this brunch marks the conclusion of the festival events by showcasing an immaculate spread certain to leave guests craving a taste for more.

For tickets and additional event information, please visit

Happy Travels,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bonaire Fall Fest 2015 - Dive, Dine, Discover

Bonaire - The "Ultimate Divers Paradise"
Over 86 dive sites - 57+ species of soft and stony coral 
- and more than 350 fish species

Photo courtesy of Bonaire Tourism

Bonaire's Fall Promotion is available until December 19, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

Variety of accomodations are being offered 
A number of the islands tourism parterns are participating in the Bonaire Fall Festival and offering accommodation packages, excursions, underwater and island activities and fantastic culinary specials. 

Check out Bonaire Vacation Deals and Dive Packages


Photo courtesy of Bonaire Tourism

Whether you are looking for a laid back, casual, dining experience, or a more sophisticated atmosphere . . .  
Specials offered by participating restaurants

Discover the Beauty of Bonaire

Photo courtesy of Bonaire Tourism

Bonaire is the ideal Caribbean island for eco-adventure from sea and mangrove kayaking to exploring the east coast side of the island while horseback riding, Bonaire offers a wide variety of land activities. 
Take advantage of the following activity specials being offered during Bonaire Fall Festival

Diving on Bonaire

Photo courtesy of Bonaire Tourism

There are 63 official dive sites on Bonaire and 26 more on Klein Bonaire

Happy Travels,

Monday, September 28, 2015

Caribbean Rum And Beer Festival

Experience some of the regions finest rum and beer products
The beauty of Dutch St Maarten
And some of the best duty free shopping in the Caribbean! 

This festival brings together some of the finest rum and beer products from the Caribbean, along with Caribbean food, culture, entertainment, and the highly competitive 2015 CAB Taste Contest. 

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino is the Partner Hotel for the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival 

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino Limited Special Offer 
Exclusive to Festival Guests only

This property is the largest all inclusive hotel on the island, and is perfect for couples, families and groups. 

The all inclusive offering includes enticing à la carte menus and sumptuous buffets, exciting theme nights, all beverages and tropical drinks in the restaurants and bars, including the swim-up pool bar!

Festival schedule and more info at

Happy Travels,

Bahamas Day Pass Expands Shore Excursions

Bahamas Day Pass, the official distributor of resort day-pass shore excursions and an affiliated partner of Atlantis, Paradise Island’s Marine and Water Park Division, has added two more products to it resort day pass offerings . . . 

Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas in Nassau and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach resort in Freeport.

Cruisers longing for a relaxing day in Nassau can now purchase a resort-day pass to Breezes Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort located on the world-famous Cable Beach. 

In addition to beach access and land and water activities, this resort features three freshwater pools including a swim-up pool bar, main pool and misting pool, plus a poolside Jacuzzi. 

This all-inclusive resort day pass includes dining at an array of buffets and outdoor grills as well as premium cocktails and exotic tropical concoctions.

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach

Cruise passengers visiting Freeport will find a 1,200-foot stretch of soft, white sand beach with top-notch snorkeling in one of the world’s largest reef systems just off shore at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach all-inclusive resort. 

Choose from an array of land and water sports or just relax in style by the 120-by-50-foot pool surrounded by a spacious sundeck, lounge chairs and umbrella tables. 

This all-inclusive resort day pass includes Viva Wyndham Kid’s Retreat for children and teens; breakfast, lunch and snacks all day along with unlimited refreshing beverages and cocktails.

The company’s most popular resort day pass continues to be the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Atlantis Dolphin Cay in Nassau. Cruise passengers have the opportunity to purchase Atlantis Day Passes in advance.

Cruise passengers interested in purchasing a resort day pass should visit

Happy Travels,