St. Barths Gourmet Festival – Foodies Rejoice!

Make your plans to visit tropical St. Barths in November. The popular St. Barths Gourmet Festival is an experience every foodie should have on their personal bucket list. Enjoy a delectable display of culinary prowess by Michelin-rated French chefs. Plus, experience a weeklong dive into the highly curated barrels of the world’s best rums. St. Barths has much to offer curious taste buds.

St. Barths Gourmet Festival is back to remind us why this French isle is the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Since 2014, the St. Barths Gourmet Festival has highlighted the best of the best in French cooking. Top chefs fly in for four nights of multi-course tasting menu dinners. Next, these chefs each team up with local chefs and work in the kitchen of St. Barths’ top restaurants.

The patron chef this year is highly respected Pierre Gagnaire. He has been awarded three Michelin stars for 20 consecutive years. Hence, it is no wonder he was elected “the best-starred chef in the world” by his peers. As a result, Gagnaire has invited a “Dream Team” of chefs to St. Barths for the event.

Meet the Chefs

The invited chefs flying in to participate in the St. Barths Gourmet Festival event, represent the best of the best in the world of fine French dining. For example, several run the most revered restaurants in France. Plus are proud owners of multiple Michelin stars. Here is the list:

Pierre Gagnaire – Patron Chef and ambassador of the St. Barts Gourmet Festival and 3-Michelin star Chef at Pierre Gagnaire Paris
Eric Frechon – 3-Star Michelin Chef at Hotel Le Bristol Paris
Arnaud Lallement -3-Star Michelin Chef at L’Assiette Champenoise
Jean-Rémi Caillon – 2-Star Michelin Chef at Kintessence, K2 Palace, Courchevel
Sébastien Vauxion – 2-Star Michelin Chef at Sarkara Restaurant, K2 Palace, Courchevel
Dimitri Droisneau – 2-Star Michelin Chef at Restaurant La Villa Madie, Cassis
Nicolas Beaumann – 2-Star Michelin Chef at Restaurant Maison Rostang
Marcel Ravin – 1-Star Michelin Chef at Restaurant Blue Bay, Monte-Carlo Bay Hôtel & Resort, Monaco
Juan Arbelaez – Chef and Businessman, owner of 10 restaurants in Paris
Matthias Marc – Chef at restaurants Substance et Liquide
Jean Imbert – Chef at Hôtel Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

The Caribbean Rum Awards

The Caribbean Rum Awards has quickly become the Caribbean’s most exclusive celebration of rum. Each year, a team of judges from the Caribbean and around the world descends upon St. Barths. They judge a coveted selection of the Caribbean’s best rums. For example, try “Uber-Premium” categories of rum, such as Rhum agricole.

Now in its fourth year, this event gathers the most expensive rums on the market for an unparalleled competition. It is hosted in Gustavia, definitely the heart of St. Barths. The Caribbean Rum Awards packs a punch with nightly events ranging from tastings to workshops to exclusive gala events.

Reservations are required. Contact The Life of Luxury today. We can book all of your travel reservations for both the St. Barths Gourmet Festival and the Caribbean Rum Awards! Therefore, it reduces the hassle and stress, so you can enjoy yourself.

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Ultimate Caribbean Luxury Getaway at a Private Island Resort

Staying at a private island resort offers a level of privacy and service that’s hard to match. Expect VIP transfer to the private island in either a private boat charter or a helicopter. Stay in intimate contemporary private villas for two to six people. Each with a faux-rustic charm. Enjoy private swimming pools and staffing that is at once always available while being nearly invisible.

Welcome to your own private island resort, VIP experience. Make your next luxury getaway a bucket list vacation. Here are some of our favorite private island resorts in the Caribbean offered by Wimco Villas:

Eustatia Island (photo above)
Eustatia Island is a 35-acre island in the North Sound area of the BVI with beautiful white sand beaches. Enjoy unique and inviting villas and a focus on self-sustainability. Plus, guests can access it via a private boat charter from Trellis Bay on Tortola or Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda. There are four private villas on the island of Eustatia with a total of seven bedrooms. In addition, each villa has its own personality and own kitchen and outdoor lounge area.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
A private island vacation experience at Necker Island is like no other in terms of the services and amenities guests can enjoy. The resort sits on an idyllic island amidst the archipelago of small tropical islands. In other words, they make up the North Sound area of the British Virgin Islands.

Villa Bali Lo is a three-tiered Balinese house in the middle of Necker island. It features a ground floor lounge, a bedroom located on the middle level and a cushioned relaxation area on the top floor. In addition, Villas Bali Lo, Bali Buah and Bali Kukila all share a gorgeous swimming pool.

Rooms in the Necker Island Great House all boast spectacular sea views with private balconies. Therefore each bedroom in the Great House comes with a large balcony with views out to sea or across Necker Island. Plus, all rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with a shower and wooden screens which can be opened for interrupted views through the bedroom. All rooms have a King-size bed and most can be twinned on request. Lastly, interconnecting rooms are available for families traveling together.

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands
This 3 mile long private island resort is one of the most secluded and exclusive resort islands in the Caribbean. However, it is just 35 minutes by boat from Providenciales. Parrot Cay beckons with over 1,000 acres of pristine white-sand beaches and lush tropical landscapes. Much more than a resort, Parrot Cay is a sanctuary. In the end, it’s a mystical place in which to renew your spirit and discover your bliss.

For guests seeking the ultimate escape with luxury and service, you are in luck. Six private beachfront villas offer inspiring ocean views, spectacular sunsets and private butler service. In addition, the amenities are designed to meet every need for an island getaway like none other. Parrot Cay’s Shambhala Spa offers Asian Inspired holistic therapies. For foodies, Lotus restaurant provides the ideal setting for a candle lit waterfront dinner for two. Rates villas on this private island start at $1,900 per night in peak season.

Wimco can also provide getaway weekends or week-long vacations at several other private island resorts:

– Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay in the Exuma Chain in the southern Bahamas. This exclusive private-island resort in the Bahamas has luxurious villas that can accommodate up to 24 guests. Interestingly, it is owned by illusionist David Copperfield. You will find Musha Cay only 85 miles southeast of Nassau.

– Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands, features a marina, two restaurants and a dozen private villas. It offers an idyllic quarter mile long private beach with a beach bar and pool that will make it awfully hard to leave. Plus this amazing private island is just a 10 minute ferry ride from Tortola.

– Calivigny Island is a private island resort not far from Grenada. This 80 acre island has a Great House and several private villas that together can accommodate up to 50 guests. Above all, when you vacation on Calivigny Island, you will have complimentary access to a fleet of boats. After that, enjoy private chefs, guided snorkel and scuba trips and much more.

– Pine Cay is an 800-acre private island resort that features the 13 bedroom Meridian Club. In addition, there are a dozen private villas for rent by the week. For example, the main beach on the island is over 2 miles long, and you often have it all to yourself. Guests on the island scoop about on electric golf carts and bicycles. Pine Cay island is in the Turks & Caicos islands. In summary, it is easily accessed by private boat charter from a dock in the Leeward area of Providenciales.

Mustique is the ultimate, private island resort. It offers 80 private villas to rent by the week. In addition, you will find a luxury hotel (The Cotton House), and the celebrated watering hole Basils Bar. For instance, guests here enjoy full staffed villas, private chefs who can cater a lunch on the beach. Get pampered at the celebrated spa, and a tennis center with world class pros.

The Life of Luxury is available to make your travel dreams come true. One of our travel specialists can help arrange your private island resort vacation. We can coordinate your international and local flights, plus a private boat charter and VIP welcome service.

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Beat The Winter blues with a Luxury Vacation to the Caribbean Islands

Although winter has its grip on the most of the Northern Hemisphere, there are destinations offering warmth. Time to consider a luxury vacation to the Caribbean islands.

This time of the year is peak-season in the beautiful Caribbean islands. It’s white sand beaches and coves become an exciting platform for the latest travel trends. It’s no surprise that the unique Island of Nevis could hit the top spot for destinations to visit in 2019.

Paradise Beach Nevis is the only beachfront villa property located on Nevis. In addition, it is privately owned. In addition to the five new Beach Houses, the secluded resort offers seven sophisticated two, three, and four-bedroom thatched villas. Each one boasts a pebble-lined plunge pool and outdoor marble shower. Plus, find a private setting within lush gardens.

Unrivaled Romance:
Relax into the luxury of your own private Beach House at Paradise Beach, Nevis. Launched just in time for the holidays, each of the five new Beach Houses features its own sparkling portion of the ocean. Therefore, watch the stunning sunset with your love in complete seclusion. The beachfront property is also available to be booked for exclusive use.

Health and Wellness:
Sparsely populated, the island is home to more monkeys than people. As result, visitors can touch nature on an island unspoiled by commercial development. Guests of Paradise Beach, Nevis can enjoy fresh juice delivered daily, rainforest bathing and in-villa, luxury spa treatments.

Action-packed Adventures:
Attracting competitors from across the globe, Nevis is host to a variety of athletic competitions. So guests visiting later in the season, can participate in the Nevis to St. Kitts’ Cross Channel Swim. This popular event takes place on March 31, 2019.

Multi-Generational and Group Travel:
Paradise Beach offers a range of villa sizes. Each villa comes equipped with full gourmet kitchens and private pools. Hence, to tailor the luxury level, guests can pre-order groceries or enlist the private chef. That’s a pure luxury lifestyle. Also, enjoy complimentary yoga classes or work with the personal trainer.

Cultural Carnivals:
Experience the best of Caribbean culture at the St. Kitts Nevis National Carnival. In addition, it’s also known as Sugar Mas. It runs between mid-November and early January. Seasonal visitors can also experience the visually stunning National Carnival Parade, which takes place in January.

Once you arrive in the Caribbean islands, take a connecting flight to St. Kitts Basseterre International Airport. Next, it’s a short 10 minute boat ride to Paradise Beach, Nevis.

This gorgeous Caribbean island is remote, tiny and private. Yet, it is simple to get to in comparison with other long-haul expeditions.

Are you ready to finally stop shoveling snow and lie on a sandy beach in the Caribbean Islands? We thought so. Beat the stress of everyday life and pamper yourself.

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Photo: Paradise Beach, Nevis

Tropical Relaxation in a Luxury Villa – Barbados, Caribbean

Have you dreamed of tropical relaxation to relieve your daily stress? Taking a luxury vacation can cure your blues. With the cold weather of winter nearing, plan your escape to Barbados in the Caribbean for a luxury getaway.

Barbados is an island in the eastern Caribbean. It’s capital is Bridgetown and the island is an independent British Commonwealth nation. As part of the Lesser Antilles, Barbados offers miles of white sand beaches and warm sea waters. There is so much to do in Barbados. Whether you want to lie on the beach or play on one of many championship golf courses, Barbados awaits.

But before we get more into that, let’s help you decide on your accommodations. How does a stay in a luxury villa sound? That’s the ultimate tropical relaxation. There are numerous luxury villas to choose from. If you want to get pampered, you are in luck. Most luxury villas come with a staff. Often times you will enjoy the services of a butler and chef. In addition, expect endless luxury amenities during your exotic vacation.

Villa AA HCH
It’s named Villa Half Century House, but more commonly known as AA HCH. This luxury villa offers 6-bedrooms. Take in spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. The villa’s interior decor consists of cool, coral-stone finishes. There’s a sunken living room that leads you to a large covered terrace. Plus, from there you are only steps to a spectacular swimming pool.
Rates – Summer: from $12,600 per week and Winter: from $11,200 to $19,600 per week.

Villa AA BLF
Villa Bluff House is known as AA BLF. This is also a luxury 6 bedroom villa. Tropical relaxation beckons while staying here. The property was just refurbished and enlarged. It features stunning furnishings and gorgeous lighting. In addition, as you stroll down the coral stone hallway, enter the new, entertainment area. This are is adorned with lush, tropical plants. Adjacent, you will find the roomy pool deck. Lastly, take a moment and soak in the Caribbean Sea and swaying palm trees.
Rates – Summer: from $16,100 per week and Winter: from $28,000 per week.

Villa BS CRY (photo above)
Villa Crystal Springs is truly a rockstar villa. As a result this place has it all. Doesn’t matter if are a celebrity or just wanting to getaway and have some privacy. This luxury villa will provide tropical relaxation. Villa Crystal Springs offers guests 10 luxurious bedrooms. This special was built in the 1940’s and sits up 1.7 lush acres. In addition, it gets even better. Villa BS CRY is located on a cliff with panoramic Caribbean Sea views. The complex is massive. It totals 12,000 square feet and made up of 6 buildings. The elegant living room features extra large windows that provide wide angle views. Now this is paradise at it’s best.
Rates – Summer: from $50,715 to $62,650 per week and Winter: from $71,540 to $88,550 per week.

So doesn’t Barbados sound like the place to take your next luxury vacation? Our travel concierge specialists can help you plan your entire trip. Just pack your bags and leave the rest to us.

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3 Luxury Villas to Enjoy the Best the Caribbean Has to Offer

Warm waters, sunny days and tropical beauty await visitors to the Caribbean. This scenic paradise must be experienced to fully appreciate all that it offers. From rich culture to endless white sand beaches. We want to share 3 luxury villas to consider staying at during your Caribbean vacation.

The Life of Luxury has access to numerous luxury villas around the world. From intimate to over-the-top villas, these luxurious properties are impressive. Make your next getaway a dream vacation. Enjoy a stay in a luxury villa where you can utilize endless luxury amenities.

Each of these 3 luxury villas offer something unique. They are ideal for a romantic vacation or honeymoon. In addition to being centrally located, each offers privacy and of course – terrific ocean views.

St. Barths – Villa La Tortue (Villa WV TOR)
Located in Lorient Bay, St. Barths – this luxury 1 bedroom villa is centrally located in Lorient. It’s nearby shopping, restaurants and of course the beach. Gaze out over the Caribbean and enjoy beautiful ocean views.

The bedroom is equipped with a colonial style, 4-poster king bed. We love the décor that includes several antique pieces. The bathroom is large and contemporary. For those who want a larger unit, you are in luck. Villa CAR is an adjoining unit that can be rented separately. As a result, it can also be combined with Villa LaTortue to become a spacious 3 bedroom villa.

The unit opens up to roomy terrace and pool. Therefore, sit back and take in the surrounding islands and ocean views. The terrace includes several lounge chairs for relaxing or sunbathing under warm tropical skies.

Weekly rental prices range between $3,200 and $6,600, depending on the time of the year.


Turks & Caicos - Villa Capri
Turks & Caicos – Villa Capri (Villa TC CAP)
Located in Sapodilla Bay, this incredible 1-bedroom villa is ideal for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway. The contemporary cottage is literally steps away from the nearby beach. Hence, this waterfront cottage offers sensational views of Sapodilla Bay.

The open living room provides plenty of space. Pass through the sliding doors and walk out on to the terrace. There you’ll find an outdoor dining area, adjacent to a small pool. Relax on the provided loungers and take in the soothing ocean view.

Upstairs you will discover the master bedroom. It comes with a king-size bed. The private terrace provides great views and is furnished. The ensuite bathroom offers plenty of room and features double vanities.

Lastly, the kitchen is well equipped, including a dishwasher, breakfast bar and stools.

Weekly rental prices range between $3,995 and $7,255, depending on the time of the year.


St. Martin - Villa Lune de Miel
St. Martin – Villa Lune de Miel (Villa C LUN)

This amazing luxury villa can be found in Hillside/Terres Basses. It’s a large 2 bedroom unit that sits on 2.5 acres of lush land. The villa is newly constructed and its name is appropriately translated to “Honeymoon” in French.

You’ll notice that Villa Lune de Miel features a spacious living room. It features a plasma TV, DVD, as well as stereo tape/CD. Gaze out the glass sliders to the outdoor deck and swimming pool. Perfect for entertaining or simply sunbathing, the deck comes with loungers that surround the large pool.

Both bedrooms are air-conditioned. The large master bedroom includes a king-size bed. Walk outside and enjoy a private terrace with a spacious gazebo. The second bedroom also has a king-bed and conveniently opens up to the outdoor living area and swimming pool.

To handle any sudden power outages, this St. Martin villa even comes with an automatic generator. Other amenities include a washer & dryer, Direct TV, gas grill, electronic security gate and WiFi. In addition, the kitchen is well-equipped and comes with a large breakfast bar.

Weekly rental prices range between $3,500 and $8,500, depending on the time of the year.

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KISS Kruise VI – Sail in VIP Rock and Roll Style

The cruise industry keeps pushing the envelop each year. All the major cruise brands continually try to leap frog over their competitors by offering more and more! Here’s one that’s tough to be beat. Now you can cruise in VIP rock and roll style by sailing the Caribbean with rock band icon KISS on KISS Kruise VI.

Sixthman is widely known to offer some of the most incredible VIP experiences on the high seas. Their music themed cruises are awesome and definitely a memorable time for all. Go crazy and get on board for the upcoming KISS Kruise VI. It’s an incredible opportunity to sail with legendary rock and role ban KISS. Meet Gene, Paul, Eric and Tommy in person!

But in addition to KISS, other performers on KISS Kruise VI will include – Whitford/St. Holmes, King’s X, Skid Row, Enuff Z’Nuff, Magnetico, The Dead Daisies, Cleveland’s Breakfast Club plus more to be announced. This once in a lifetime, Caribbean cruise is scheduled for 5 days, from November 4 to 9, 2016. That’s a lot of partying and concert time with KISS.

There are 2 amazing concerts planned. The first – Unmasked Electric Sail Away – will be held on the gigantic pool deck of the cruise ship. Then in the ship’s Stardust Theater, see 2 different performances of their Creatures Tour fro.m 1982. What a wonderful, musical trip to the past.

Here’s a video from Sixthman that highlights the successful KISS cruise held in 2015.

Proof the apple doesn’t fall from the family tree, you’re in luck. Sophie Simmons is the daughter of KISS founding member Gene Simmons. You can see her perform as well. In addition, check out The Dives. This New York City band features Evan Stanley. The band’s frontman is the son of famous dad – Paul Stanley of KISS. In total, there will be dozens of different musical performances covering’s the cruise ships’ six stages. Wow, KISS Kruise VI is gonna rock!

But don’t think there will nothing else to do but attend concerts for 5 days. No way. This cruise is packed with a variety of fun events and activities. There’s a full service tattoo parlor, face painting and many chances for photo opportunities with KISS and the other bands.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship will be your party home away from home. The ship has 15 massive decks, jam packed with entertainment and dining options. Enjoy an outdoor pool, award-winning spa and several hot tubs for some wet and wild fun. Chow down at 19 dining experiences and party down at 13 bars and lounges.

Don’t worry, that’s not all. In fact, it barely breaks the surface of things to do at KISS Kruise VI. The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship features the Pearl Club Casino to gamble the night away, play basketball on the sports court and even try to score a perfect 300 on the ship’s own bowling alley.

The cruise ships itinerary departs from Miami, Florida and sails to Cozumel, Mexico and George Town, Grand Cayman, before returning to Miami. Enjoy an awesome time in the Caribbean. Dock and check out small Caribbean villages or just chill on white sand beaches under the warm tropical sun. Ahhhhhhh!

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Photo: Sixthman

7 Spectacular Days Touring the Virgin Islands by Luxury Yacht

A visit to the amazing British and US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is always a great vacation. But to tour the Virgin Islands by luxury yacht is an incredible, VIP experience.

Hallas Travel is offering a 6 night and 7 day luxury travel package. For up to six people, you can cruise around the Virgin Islands by luxury yacht that’s fully staffed. Be pampered on a luxury private yacht and have everything taken care of by both a professional and attentive staff.

Land in the Virgin Islands by private jet, then begin your magical 1 week vacation in VIP style. You get the opportunity to visit some of most exclusive island retreats up close. This unforgettable, VIP experience is the perfect vacation escape for you and your friends or family. Soar above the area’s many islands by private helicopter. Enjoy a fine dining experience with five course gourmet dinners served right on deserted beaches at sunset. How romantic is that?

Day 1: Miami
You depart from Miami, Florida and arrive in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands via private jet. Meet your Hallas Travel rep and transfer via Private Seaplane to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. Once you arrive in the North Sound, you’re taken to your private yacht for the week. After meeting your staff for the week, enjoy the afternoon with an array of watersport activities or gourmet selections for your enjoyment. Enjoy a North Sound sunset on the yacht prior to yourlocally inspired Five-course dinner. Conclude your day under the North Sound stars before retreated to your private accommodations on your yacht.

Day 2: Virgin Gorda
The next morning, awake to the stillness of the North Sound and to a gourmet breakfast. Enjoy Virgin Gorda for the day by starting with a sail to the Baths, a unique geologic formation with natural tidal pools, tunnels, arches that open to the sea. Enjoy the afternoon with a selection of watersport activities or a privately chartered scuba dive excursion at one of the world-class dive sites in the British Virgin Islands. Your day will conclude with a private gourmet meal on the beach.

Day 3: Anegada
Spend your second morning in the British Virgin Islands with a local nature tour that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. As your nature tour concludes, you will sail north to Anegada, the British Virgin Islands only coral atoll. Experience marine life such as needle fish, mojarra, rays, and parrot fish while snorkeling the waters of Anegada. As your days conclude, experience local cuisine and entertainment aboard your private yacht.

Day 4: Scrub Island & Marina Cay
Depart Anegada in the early morning for Scrub Island and Marina Cay. Have the option of relaxation and wellness activities or watersport activities upon arrival. Enjoy lunch at Marina Cay before your private helicopter tour of the British Virgin Island’s 60 islands. Spend your evening enjoying dinner surrounded by the cool Caribbean breezes upon the stern private yacht.

Day 5: Jost Van Dyke & White Bay
Arrive at the shores of Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the British Virgin Islands 4 main islands. Enjoy the classic Island life in and around Jost Van Dyke – local establishments you will experience include Foxy’s, Ivan’ Stress-Free Bar and of course, the world famous Soggy Dollar Bar in nearby White Bay. Conclude your liming and fun with a private dinner on your yacht.

Day 6: Saint John & St. Croix
Work through the British Virgin Islands memories of enjoyment with exploration of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park in St. John. Over 7,000 acres to enjoy in paradise! Take a step back in time learning about the stories related to the local windmills and ruins. As your day concludes, enjoy dinner at a famous restaurant in St. Croix.

Day 7: St. Croix
Spend your morning aboard your private yacht for one last picturesque breakfast view of the Caribbean sea and reminiscing of the islands and adventures your experienced the 6 days prior. Experience a seamless departure as you take one last Seaplane experience to your private jet for departure from your Virgin Islands “Island Hopping” Experience.

This once in a lifetime trip to tour the Virgin Islands by luxury yacht should not be missed. The total cost for the 1 week luxury vacation getaway is $252,000.

The founder of Hallas Travel is Mo Sallah and was quoted, “Our clients are some of the world’s most discriminating travelers. We put our travel savvy to work for them, crafting exclusive experiences that are soul satisfying.”

If you would like more information about this luxury vacation to tour the gorgeous Virgin Islands by luxury yacht, contact us today. We can help plan and arrange your entire Caribbean trip. Feel free to extend your stay or visit other nearby countries. We hope you enjoy reading about all the luxury travel stories we publish on our luxury blog. Stay up to date on all the latest luxury industry news.

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Stay in a Tropical Luxury Virgin Gorda Villa – “On The Rocks”

Spending a vacation in a tropical Virgin Gorda villa will be a memorable experience. For a truly luxury time, stay at the Villa “On The Rocks”.

As the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Virgin Gorda is also the second most populous island. The Caribbean island isn’t all that large, only about 8 square miles in size.

Wimco Villas offers a wide choice of luxury accommodations including a Virgin Gorda villa named “On the Rocks”.

This luxury villa, also known as MAV OTR, sits among large boulders and tropical shade trees. It’s a contemporary 4-bedroom villa that consists of three circular pavilions.

The main pavilion houses the Rising Sun Suite. This suites comes with a beautiful 4-poster king-size, enclosed in netting. The gorgeous French doors open to unveil a tranquil garden patio. You’ll find twin sinks in the bathroom, plus an outdoor shower surrounded by lush landscaping. There’s a 2-story guest pavilion beside the pool. Each level of the pavilion has two bedrooms. The floors are connected by a stylish, curved staircase. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a balcony that overlooks the inviting swimming pool.

Tropical Luxury Virgin Gorda Villa - On The Rocks

Inside is a great room, made up of a living area as well as a dining area. The gourmet kitchen has an open-concept plan and features curved granite counters and floors made from Travertine. The living area has an amazing, semi-circular wooden ceiling with furniture consisting of West Indies colonial-style decor. Hanging on the Virgin Gorda villa walls are original art photography shot by the villa’s owner.

As you stroll along a stone walkway, you leave the main villa and arrive at another pavilion. This building has twin beds, French doors that open to a garden patio, an outdoor garden shower, in addition to chairs and a hammock to enjoy the flowers of the garden.

To take a dip in the swimming pool, walk from the villa’s coralstone terrace. The pool is surrounded by giant boulders. The pool’s lighting is energy efficient, fiber-optic. Relax by the soothing sounds of a cascading water feature that falls into the pool. It’s a majestic paradise of relaxation and peaceful rest.

You can contact a Virgin Gorda villa “On The Rocks specialist for details on available house cleaning services. The villa property is non-smoking. There is a countless list of luxury amenities to enjoy, such as a charcoal barbecue, beach chairs, snorkeling gear to swim in the Caribbean, cable TV, WiFi, and even EO organic body care products to take care of your skin.

You can also work with a concierge specialist to arrange a private chef, airport transfers, spa and massage treatments, boat charters, tennis, golf and much more!

Rates during the summer are $7,500 – $8,500 per week, $13,400 per week during major holidays and in winter, between $9,500 – $10,800 per week. Thanksgiving is a popular time so a minimum 7-night stay is required.

Make your dreams come true with a stay in a tropical paradise. Pamper yourself with the beauty of the Caribbean and accommodations in a luxury villa from Wimco Villas.

Make your vacation or holiday travel plans to the Caribbean and stay in luxury at the Virgin Gorda villa “On the Rocks”. The Life of Luxury can assist you with all your booking needs. Return again to follow this luxury blog and stay up to date with the latest luxury travel news and popular destinations from around the world.

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Discover the Amazing, Caribbean Island of Saba

The incredible, Caribbean island of Saba is a land of opposites. From the gorgeous, tropical scenery to the white-knuckle airplane landing, Saba is the place to be.

Only five square miles in size, it’s the smallest of the all Dutch Caribbean islands and just 28 miles southwest of the island of St. Maarten. Small in size, but oh it delivers untouched, visually stunning beauty at every turn. It’s a nature lovers’ paradise that must be explored at a leisure pace, to take in all that it has to offer.

Island life on Saba is slow paced, but you will receive a warm welcome from the locals. The people understand the importance of tourism to their island and visitors very much appreciate the hospitality during strolls through the surrounding villages.

Saba has been called “The Unspoiled Queen.” Tourists will notice the melting pot of people from different nationalities, including those from Europe plus African and Latin descendents. You’ll hear various spoken languages like Dutch, English and Spanish.

Saba island hiking
Photo: Eveline de Vree

In addition to wandering Saba’s rocky coastline, for a glimpse into the history and culture of the Caribbean island, be sure to check out their museums.

You’ll find the The Harry L. Johnson Museum inside a 19th century sea captain’s cottage. Located in the historic district of Windwardside, the museum is surrounded by varieties of lovely flowers. Inside, you will view collections from both 19th and early 20th century, as well as artifacts discovered on various Amerindian archaeological sites on the island.

Another option is the Dutch Museum Saba. View Dutch antique collections that are as old as 150 to over 400 years old! The collections include a wide variety of items including: books, tapertries, tiles, porcelain, paintings, lacework and furniture.

Since it lies in the Caribbean, the tropical island of Saba has a history of pirate life. For years, it was home to ruthless, Caribbean pirates. But as years went on, that distinction changed. Many of the island’s men turned to fishing and becoming sailors. Spending sometimes months at sea, Saba was once named “The Island of Women.”

Regarding accommodations, you can choose between many options, depending upon your preference, such as hotels, villas, lodges and small cottages. For a VIP experience, stay at the the Queen’s Gardens Resort. Perched about 1,200 feet above sea level, this luxury resort provides stunning views and is upscale, but with a casual chic vibe.

Queen's Gardens Resort - Saba

Queen’s Gardens Resort offers guests 12 elegant and spacious suites. What is unique is that each suites takes up an entire floor of the building. Enjoy scenic views of the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea or nearby Saba Rain forest. For a romantic experience, relax in your own, private Jacuzzi.

Saba is an island of not just lying on the beach, but countless outdoor activities. You can try hiking one of the many beautiful trails and explore the rainforest, or take to the water and try either snorkeling, scuba diving, yachting or deep sea fishing.

Spending a vacation getaway on Saba will leave a lasting impression. Time seems to stand still as you immerse yourself in the Caribbean lifestyle. The island beckons and welcomes all who want to discover it. Offering exquisite, natural beauty …. be sure to add it to your bucket list. A stay is perfect anytime of the year and ideal for a honeymoon, anniversary or just to rekindle your love.

If you would like to discover this Caribbean gem, contact us today and we can plan and book your luxury getaway to the island of Saba. Relax in VIP style and enjoy nature at its very best. Learn about other fabulous getaways by reading this luxury blog.

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Spice Island Beach Resort Honeymoon Package

The luxurious, all-inclusive Spice Island Beach Resort is located on Grenada in the Caribbean. This incredible, tropical property provides its guests several suite accomodation categories that include garden, beachfront and private pool suites.

As one of the premier romantic retreats in the Caribbean, Spice Island Beach Resort is now offering a fantastic honeymoon package. The exciting news is that for newlyweds who stay seven nights or more, the package is available at no additional cost!

The amenity-rich honeymoon package for couples includes flowers upon your arrival at the luxury resort, a bottle of champagne, selection of fresh fruit, various spice-scented body oils, romantic sunset cruise in addition to a couples massage. In all, it’s a $500 value!

Spice Island Beach Resort recently finished a multi-million dollar renovation project. Some of the property areas upgraded included the residence lounge, reception area, a redesigned courtyard plus guest rooms and restaurants. The full-service Janissa’s Spa was also expanded and received an extensive upgrade.

Known as a boutique hideaway, the chic Spice Island Beach Resort is the ideal place for newly married couples to begin their life together in a tropical and very romantic setting.

All of the suites available at Spice Island Beach Resort are air conditioned. The suites feature amazing five-star amenities such as LCD flat panel televisions with cable, large bath tub, dvd player, minibar, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, coffee/tea facility and toaster, safe, soft Italian Frette linen and bathrobes, plus chaise lounges and patio or balcony. Some of the resort’s suites also include your own private pool.

Food lovers won’t be disappointed as the luxury resort in Grenada offers an unmatched culinary program that serves seven-course dinners and covers everything from diet-friendly to decadent. Yum!

With starting nightly rates at only $946 based on double occupancy, the Spice Island Beach Resort honeymoon package is available from now until Dec. 16, 2014.

If you would like to discover true romance and book a reservation and stay at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada, please contact The Life of Luxury. Be sure to return on a regular basis to read about other exciting luxury travel packages published in our luxury blog.

Enjoy an Indigenous Treatment at a Caribbean Luxury Spa

As discerning travelers look for more than just a luxury hotel to stay in, many also search for other luxury amenities. A luxury spa is often high on that list and many top Caribbean hotels are offering indigenous inspired, VIP spa treatments.

Some of the top luxury hotels in the Caribbean, including Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences, Esencia Estate and Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge have introduced high-end luxury spa treatments.

For example, the Esencia Estate in Mexico is offering new signature spa treatments at its luxury Aroma Spa. The focus on wellness utilizing ancient medicinal traditions is a key for Aroma Spa. The luxury spa offers its clients a wide selection of pioneering treatments from mexico with the modern health benefits of relaxation.

The “Ritual de Limón” treatment at Aroma Spa at Esencia Estate lasts 80 minutes and is priced at $222. Using a Mayan tradition, this luxury spa treatment utilizes the absorbent and purifying power of a lemon fruit to cleanse the physical disease, rub on the body, boost a person’s energy. T complete the ritual, the lemons are tossed into a fire. The belief is the fire’s flames incinerate the remains of a disease plus any negative energy is absorbed by the lemons.

On the best section of private beach on the Samaná Peninsula of Dominican Republic’s, sits the luxurious Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences. The resort features Sublime Spa. This luxury spa is the finest in the area and provides the ultimate Dominican spa experience. The spa utilizes many, local indigenous ingredients such as coconuts grown on the resort’s property.

The “Coconut Whispers” treatment lasts for 80 minutes and costs $110. You’ll receive a relaxing, full-body coconut exfoliation on the beach. What could be better than that? In addition to natural coconut, organic honey and sea salts are also used. As you lie under the Vichy bamboo shower, receive a light spray of water that is meant to activate your body’s circulation. The treatment ends with a warm coconut milk bath that is followed by a relaxing body massage.

Overlooking the stunning Caribbean Sea, the Tanama Eco Spa at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge is also located on the Dominican Republic. For eco-conscious travelers, you can enjoy a terrific spa sampler. Tanama Eco Spa features a

luxury spa package that allows Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge guests to be pampered with a 30-minute taste of several of Tanama’s most popular, signature treatments.

The Casa Bonita Spa Sampler Package is priced at $709 for a Deluxe Suite or $1,019 for a Ocean View Suite. You’ll receive 3 nights in you room choice, plus a daily breakfast and your choice of one Spa Sampler such as a mud facial, body wrap, relaxing bath and more!

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