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Your Caribbean Vacation: Why Rent a Private Villa?

Villa Etolie de Mer – St. Martin

If you want to experience the ultimate private getaway, then consider renting a villa. Many people book rooms in large hotels, thinking that they’ll experience the height of luxury, only to find themselves disappointed with the lack of privacy, or by simply feeling restricted in a […]

All You Need in a Beach on St. John

Trunk Bay (credit: USVI Dept. of Tourism)

What do you look for in your beach experience when you travel to a small Caribbean island like St. John? This very quiet corner of the U.S. Virgin Islands has something for everyone – sun worshipper, active outdoor and water sport fans. Knowing what you might expect […]

St. John – The Nature Island

courtesy – USVI Dept. of Tourism

Quieter and somewhat less developed than its sister U.S Virgin Islands, St. John does offer some worthwhile natural and man-made outdoor attractions that keep travelers coming back. Sailors and surfers appreciate it for its coastal opportunities, but so do nature lovers and other adventure travelers planning to explore […]

Caribbean Villa Rentals: Caribbean Classics and New Retreats


Different villa style accommodations make this most exclusive of hideaway options even more alluring to those seeking ultimate privacy and luxury in a Caribbean setting. The available locations and choice in the villa market have continued to expand even in a turbulent global economy, with longtime favorites finding new fans and […]

Caribbean Reading: Restaurants & Recipes of the Virgin Islands by Karin Donaldson

This colorful and well-illustrated large paperback is a lively exploration of the cuisine and dining locations of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. While restaurants come and go with amazing speed in the present world economy, Karin Donaldson’s book has an enduring value thanks to the particular […]

St. John Reader Review

I am happy to provide a short review of our St. John visit during Thanksgiving week.

We rented Villa Luminaria for the week and found it to be a wonderfully tranquil place to enjoy the sights and views of that part of the island. We ate at Skinny Legs, Morgan’s Mango, and a couple of […]

Seabourn: Luxe Yachting Lifestyle with Super Cruise Amenities

courtesy: Yachts of Seabourn

The Yachts of Seabourn has built a distinct profile for itself in providing the luxuries and ambience of the yachting world along with all the facilities of the world-class superliner. The Seabourn Sojourn is the newest addition to their fleet in 2010, and in November this sleek vessel launches from […]

Nature Lovers Flock To St. John

There are many reasons why people love visiting Caribbean islands. Some of the most beautiful sights are found in the Caribbean, from pristine beaches to panoramic views from mountain peaks. It is impossible to visit these breathtaking destinations without enjoying the best nature has to offer. While this is true for most […]