HOTEL REVIEWS: Inn at English Harbour

HOTEL REVIEWS: Inn at English Harbour

The Inn at English Harbour has the most incredible arrival experience, passing colorful flowers as you enter upon the terrace restaurant and reception area with stunning views over English Harbour and Caribbean Sea. This boutique hotel has only 28 rooms and suites located on 19 acres of pristine rolling hills and gardens with it’s own secluded beach. Rooms are colonial inspired and open to lush gardens.

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: Casa Hemingway, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Casa Hemingway, Dominican Republic

Casa Hemingway is an exclusive hideaway for wealthy Dominicans and tourists alike. The seaside community of Juan Dolio is the perfect retreat while travel throughout Dominican Republic. Casa Hemingway features oversized one- and two bedroom suites, equipped with full kitchens and comfortable living space making this property ideal for families or friends traveling together. Guests enjoy the facilities of Club Hemingway including 4 swimming pools, tennis, squash, kid club and horseback riding, all within a relaxed beachfront setting.

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: Round Hill Jamaica

HOTEL REVIEWS: Round Hill Jamaica

Discover a 100-acre private enclave of luxury villas, oceanfront rooms, rolling hills, spa, golf and a private bay of turquoise water. Round Hill is ideal for wellness retreats for the most discerning clients. The service is five star, genuine Jamaican hospitality.  My favorite is the tropical pathway takes you to a full wellness oasis- where you will find a large Yoga Pavilion, Fitness Center and 7-treatment room Spa. 

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star Relais & Chateaux resort nestled in Cap Cana, the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Eden Roc at Cap Cana has 60 suites, private beach club, infinity pool, multiple restaurants and a beautiful yoga studio. The Forbes Travel Guide recognized resort is a proud member of Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, as well as Ensemble Travel Group, Altour Hotel Collection, Fine Hotels & Resorts, AAA, Signature Travel Network and the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. 

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: Le Sivory Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Le Sivory Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Le Sivory Punta Cana is a boutique hotel for Adults Only, hotel where you can relax, immersed in the beauty of the Campiña de Uvero Alto (High Uvero Countryside).  Le Sivory has been awarded with the prestigious AAA Diamond Status, the tranquility and intimacy are the medals of this boutique hotel and management is committed to the sustainability of it’s surroundings. With only 55 rooms guests can choose from Oceanfront or Garden View Junior Suites, some with private pools or jacuzzis. The culinary experience is one of the most attractive values of Le Sivory, and presents a complete gastronomical offer with three restaurants and one Palapa restaurant right on the sand. The Resort is known as “The Jewel” of Punta Cana because of its personalized service and beachfront rooms.

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: Zoetry Agua, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Zoetry Agua, Dominican Republic

Zoetry Agua is located on far Eastern Edge of Punta Cana called Uvero Alto about 1 hour from the airport. This Wellness resort features endless privileges and a variety of rooms to choice from: rooms with pool access, king or 2 queen beds. I love the unique spaces. So many incredible places for yoga, indoor and outdoor locations. Every guest receives a Complimentary 20 min massage and complimentary horseback riding on the beach.

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: Amanera, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Amanera, Dominican Republic

Meticulously designed to frame its natural setting, Amanera, just like other Aman destinations focuses on unique spaces and privacy. Accommodations features oversized Casitas with floor to ceiling glass doors emphasizing the dramatic views. 

Amanera has a large wellness focus. Amanera’s holistic programme includes customized yoga sessions, breathing techniques, and guided meditation experiences for all-levels, to enhance endurance, balance and connection to the body, mind and spirit. A fully equipped fitness and tennis centre is also available to guests along with a menu of alcoholic mocktails and healthy culinary delights. 

Read More

BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN PUERTO RICO WITH AN INSPIRING STORY

BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN PUERTO RICO WITH AN INSPIRING STORY

Some places I visit leave a lasting impression and the O:live Boutique Hotel was one of these places. Nestled on a quiet side road in the Condado area of San Juan, this boutique Mediterranean inspired property delivers warm, personalize service with a romantic, trendy vibe. It’s a place where everyone knows your name and you feel like your coming home to friend’s house every time you enter. 

Husband / Wife Team, Loisse Herger and Fernando Davila, owners and visionaries of the O:live Experience have thought of every detail. Each of the 15 unique rooms feature an oversized private patio with outdoor shower and tub, gorgeous distressed wood with colorful Moroccan tiles and a view of the lagoon.

Read More to find out what else makes this property extra special followed by an interview with the owner Loisse Herger and the incredible story about O:live Boutique Hotel. 

Read More

HOTEL REVIEWS: A Weekend at Curtain Bluff, Antigua

HOTEL REVIEWS: A Weekend at Curtain Bluff, Antigua

As Conde Nast Johansens Local Expert for the Caribbean, I get to travel to amazing 5 star resorts every month. I recently visited Curtain Bluff in Antigua, a premier location where the Resort's signature Bluff separates the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Guests therefore enjoy two pristine beaches: A Calm Caribbean Beach and a Surf Beach on the Atlantic, where all the guest rooms are found.

This trip was unique for several reasons. For starters when traveling for Conde Nast it's rare for me to spend 4 nights at the same Resort, but it's definitely the best way to capture the full experience. I am also normally traveling alone so I was thrilled that my cousin from NY could join me as well as my friend Kino MacGregor, who I work with to organize amazing yoga film trips around Caribbean and beyond.

Read More

GETTING THERE: Curtain Bluff, Antigua

GETTING THERE: Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Antigua is easily accessed with several affordable, direct flight options from North America, UK, and Europe. Flights from the North American include Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, US Airways & Jetblue. Many have direct flights from the New York Area. About 50% of the tourist traveling to Antigua travel from UK on British Airlines, Virgin or Caribbean Airlines. 

Read More

Well Xplored Retreat to Antigua: WHATS INCLUDED

CB Photo_Yoga Deck.jpg

Curtain Bluff Yoga Retreat 

with Melini Jesudason & Virgile Peyramaure

April 14 - 19, 2018

CB HOT TUB SERVICE.png

Complimentary Resort Amenities

  • Swimming pool 
  • Sailing, Windsurfers, Hobi-cats
  • Dive boat for Twice daily snorkeling trips to Cades Reef
  • Scuba diving (for Certified Divers only)
  • Waterskiing, Wake-Boarding
  • Sea kayaks - Single and Double
  • Beach Lounges, Sun Floats, and Hammocks 
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis: 4 Championship Courts
  • Squash: 1 International Court
  • Golf Putting Green 
  • Bocci Courts
  • Shuffle Board
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • High Speed Internet
  • Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Conceirge Service

Not Included:

  • Award Winning Spa
  • Beauty Salon services
  • Tennis and squash lessons
  • Connoisseur wines from the cellar
  • Cooking and wine-appreciation classes
  • Tennis Shop, Spa Shop and Gift Shop
  • 4, 6 and 8-hour deep sea fishing charters available through the concierge desk

Retreat Includes:

  • Beachfront Luxury Accommodations
  • All Taxes & Service Charge
  • Ground Airport Transfers To / From Resort
  • All meals and drinks, including room service and mini-bar items
  • Complimentary Water Sports & Activities (See Below)
  • Daily Yoga & Handstand Workshops with Melini & Virgile
CB Sail-Paddle Vertical.png
CB Kayak 2.jpg

Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Curtain Bluff, Antigua

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than the one that greets you at Curtain Bluff. The Resort is perched on a rocky peninsula between two beautiful beaches on Antigua’s southern tip.

A modern enclave with old world charm and genuine service, Curtain Bluff has the feel of a delightful country club – one that nearly three-quarters of guests return to again (and again). Whether you opt for beach or bluff, all the rooms enjoy a stunning seascape. The décor is simple and stylish with cozy beds, wicker furniture and wooden accents, while floor-to-ceiling windows, and private verandas highlight the incredible views.

Read More

Mahogany Bay Resort, Belize

Mahogany Bay Resort, Belize

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club is a luxury resort community located within a hand-designed village, featuring diverse restaurants, artisanal retail shops, and a private beach club. Each free-standing 1 o 2 story Villa Cottage is made from locally sourced hardwood, built by Belizean craftsmanship. Enjoy five star amenities at this brand new resort, which opened December 2017. You know you've found paradise when relaxing in your private hammock listening to the sound of coconut palms in the gentle cooling trade winds. 

Read More