Schlagwort-Archive: Caraibe

St. Barth – das Beste aus zwei Welten

Die Karibik-Insel verfügt über die Eleganz von St. Tropez mit der Lässigkeit des karibischen Lifestyles. Mit anderen Worten: Die nur knapp 18 Kilometer lange Insel gibt sich exklusiv und gleichzeitig unprätentiös. Auf verhältnismässig kleiner Fläche beeindruckt sie mit Vulkan- und Korallenlandschaften, mit insgesamt 22 Traumstränden und unzähligen Möglichkeiten, sich kulinarisch verwöhnen zu lassen.

Die Le Sereno-Highlights auf einen Blick

  • Insgesamt drei Le Sereno Villen, welche ausreichend Raum für grössere Familien und Gruppen bieten
  • Zwei neue «Suites Piscines»
  • Luxus-Spa mit Indoor- und Outdoor-Behandlungsräumen, in denen Produkte und Treatments des Schweizer Labels Valmont zum Einsatz kommen
  • Italienisches Restaurant «Al Mare» mit dem kulinarischen Team des mit einem Michelin-Stern ausgezeichneten Restaurants des Il Sereno Lago di Como
  • Picknick de luxe mit «Larusmiani X Le Sereno»
  • Hotelanlage mit weitläufigen Outdoor-Bereichen und Suiten mit jeweils eigener Air Condition, wodurch Ansteckungsrisiken so weit als möglich minimiert werden
  • Top-Destination St. Barth: von den Leserinnen und Lesern des Condé Nast Traveller im Rahmen der Reader’s Choice Awards 2020 als «Best Caribbean Island» bewertet
  • Hochzeits-Location Nr. 1 auf St. Barth

Le Sereno Suites Piscines

Die beiden neuen Le Sereno Suites Piscines verfügen über zwei grosse, beheizte Pools. Mit der Möglichkeit, Räume miteinander zu verbinden, eignen sie sich optimal für Familien oder eine Gruppe von Freunden.

Le Sereno Villas

Sie bieten ein hohes Mass an Exklusivität sowie absolute Privatsphäre und sind perfekt für all jene, die sich für eine Weile eine Auszeit gönnen oder in Ruhe und stilvoller Abgeschiedenheit arbeiten wollen. Die inklusive ihrer Aussenbereiche circa 650 Quadratmeter grossen Villen mit Blick auf die türkisfarbene Bucht von Grand Cul-de-Sac verfügen jeweils über einen eigenen Privatpool und sind in einen terrassierten Landschaftsgarten eingebettet. Zu den Annehmlichkeiten zählen ein 24-Stunden-VIP-Service inklusive Privatkoch, Butlerservice und Event-Management sowie über freien Zugang zu sämtlichen Angeboten des 5-Sterne-Resorts. Bei Bedarf können die drei Villen als Einheit gebucht und miteinander verbunden werden. Verantwortlich für die Gestaltung der Villen war der französische Stardesigner Christian Liaigre. Die für seine Entwürfe typische Klarheit und Einfachheit findet sich auch hier. Warme, natürliche Texturen verschiedener Hölzer und Gesteinsarten bilden einen spannenden Kontrast zu den kräftigen Farben der umgebenden Natur.

Ristorante Al Mare

Die von Küchenchef Raffaele Lenzi speziell für das Ristorante Al Mare kreierten Speisen basieren auf frischen, lokalen Produkten, mit denen er zeitgemäss leichte, moderne italienische Gerichte komponiert. Klassiker des Restaurants wie Spaghetti con Aragosta bleiben erhalten; neu auf der Karte sind Köstlichkeiten wie Spaghetti mit Gurken-Ceviche, Hummer mit Caponata, Spaghetti Ai Cinque Pomodori oder eine traditionelle italienische Fischsuppe, die mit getoastetem Brot serviert wird. Ein Comeback feiert die bei den Gästen beliebte Aperitivo Hour. Zu Gitarrenklängen werden mediterrane Antipasti, köstliche Weine und Cocktails serviert.

Outdoor-Aktivitäten

Was die Vielzahl an Outdoor-Aktivitäten anbetrifft, haben die Gäste des Le Sereno die Qual der Wahl. Am hoteleigenen Strand können Kayaks, Paddleboards und Schnorchelausrüstungen ausgeliehen werden. Für sportlich besonders Ambitionierte steht Top-Equipment zum Kite- und Windsurfen, zum Wasserski-Fahren und Jet-Skiing bereit. Wer lieber festen Boden unter den Füssen hat, kann in Begleitung eines Wanderführers die Höhenzüge von St. Barth erkunden. Lohnende Ziele sind u.a. die Naturpools von Petit Cul-de-Sac, Grand Fond mit grandioser Aussicht auf die Küste sowie Saline Beach.

Hochzeiten

Viele Heiratswillige haben 2020 ihre Hochzeit bedauerlicherweise verschieben oder gar absagen müssen. Le Sereno – das als die Top-Hochzeits-Location auf St. Barth gilt – lädt Paare nun dazu ein, zusammen mit den engsten Freunden und der Familie diesen besonderen Moment im kleinen Rahmen mit einer einstündigen Zeremonie zu feiern. Zur Wahl stehen dafür der hoteleigene Strand oder das Pool-Deck. Das Le Sereno’s Micro-Wedding Package umfasst den Flughafentransfer (St. Barth-Le Sereno-St. Barth), einen Brautstrauss sowie Knopflochblumen für den Bräutigam, eine «Sunset Cocktail Hour», ein intimes viergängiges Menü mit Weinbegleitung aus der Sereno-Sterneküche, eine zweistöckige Hochzeitstorte, zwei Übernachtungen in der Villa du Pecheur sowie eine In-Room-Massage für zwei am darauffolgenden Tag. Das Micro-Wedding Package für zwei Personen ist ab CHF 9’200.00 buchbar, Preis für weitere Personen auf Anfrage.

Boutique

Exquisite italienische Labels gibt es in der Boutique des Le Sereno zu entdecken. Kaufen kann man in der stylishsten Hotelboutique der Insel unter anderem handgefertigte Moda Milanese von Larusmiani, dem ältesten Mailänder Herrenausstatter mit Sitz in der legendären Via Monte Napoleone. Hüte der berühmten, bereits 1800 in Italien gegründeten Manufaktur Cambiaghi sowie Bademode von Carioca ergänzen das sorgfältig kuratierte Angebot.

Weitere Informationen und Buchung über www.serenohotels.com

The Coolest Caribbean Hotels for 2021

Now in its ninth year, CJ’s Cool List has always sought to inspire different kinds of getaways — to hotels with personality, with purpose. And the latest edition is a journey through a diverse portfolio of places to stay, from mountain retreats at the edge of the Caribbean Basin to hip new beach resorts with world-leading restaurants, some of which you may have heard of — and others which may be wonderful new mysteries to discover. This year, we’ve also tried to focus on properties where you can really get away; hotels that, by their location, design and setting, are perfect for finding some space amid the new realities of travel.

Because cool doesn’t have just one definition. Whether it’s the look, the culture, the service or the sustainability, it’s ultimately about how a hotel makes you feel. 

Here are the coolest hotels in the Caribbean for 2021. 

Goldeneye, Oracabessa, Jamaica Ian Fleming’s Jamaican retreat isn’t just the “birthplace” of James Bond; it’s an energetic, hip, playful boutique resort that the sets the standard for Caribbean cool. Whether you’re staying in the Fleming Villa itself or the Beach Huts or the stunning Lagoon Villas, owner Chris Blackwell ensures you’ll have some spectacular stories of your own.
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Baoase Luxury Resort, Curacao Curaçao may be best known for the urban, historic charm of Willemstad. But venture beyond the capital and you’ll discover this Dutch Caribbean island’s breezy, cosmopolitan personality that immediately intoxicates. And that’s precisely what you get at Baoase, a hidden gem among Caribbean luxury hotels, a boutique beach resort that’s somewhere between the Riviera and Bali — but oozes not with pretentiousness but with personality.
Rabat Hotel Saint Lucia You may remember it as Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, but the rebranded Soufriere hotel remains the coolest place to stay in Saint Lucia. A collection of 14 eco-lodge-style cottages set on a 140-acre cacao farm, it’s a portal to an authentic, unadulterated Saint Lucian experience. And amid the new realities of travel, its indoor-outdoor design, open-air spa, restaurant and bar and secluded location make for just about the perfect getaway. 
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Secret Bay, Dominica There may be no more spectacular hotel rooms in the Caribbean than the striking villas at Dominica’s leading boutique hotel. From sweeping indoor spaces to stunning plunge pools (and on-call concierges), it’s a dramatic vision of what Caribbean hospitality can be — in a sustainable package.
Delfins Beach Resort, Bonaire Bonaire has always been a haven for divers and marine adventurers, a hideaway in the Southern Caribbean where the story was mostly on and under the water. But travelers are increasingly discovering the unique charms above the water — and the epicenter of Bonaire’s renaissance is this, a crisp, solar-powered, gorgeously designed beach resort that just so happens to be home to the number one restaurant in the Caribbean. 
Coral Beach Club, St Maarten Perhaps the best-kept secret in St Maarten, this luxury villa resort is set above the sands of Dawn Beach, with collection of 24 units with an ultra-sleek design that marries the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. It’s a rarefied, private corner of St Maarten that also provides the perfect jumping off point to explore the riches of this island.
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Eden Rock St Barths A jet-set era signature, this St Jean retreat remains one of the Caribbean’s truly timeless places to stay, fueled by original founder Remy de Haenen’s spirit of adventure. But it’s post-storm transformation has taken the property to new heights, from the new Rock Rooms to Jean Georges’ reimagined Sand Bar. 
Calabash Grenada There are just 30 suites at this Relais & Chateaux outpost on the Grenada’s Lance Aux Epines Beach, a property that’s long been a favorite of luxury travelers and is now a window into the chic personality that’s increasingly drawing travelers to Grenada. (We particularly love the Pool Suites, each of which comes with its own private plunge pool). 
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin GordaBritish Virgin Islands In many ways, the recently-reopened Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a completely new hotel, one that expertly weaves itself into the wondrous natural beauty of this corner of Virgin Gorda, a kind of a grand eco-resort. And all of the property’s 81 rooms and suites are well spread out among the sands and flora of this 500-acre site.

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SFAT: The Best Luxury Resorts in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, luxury is different. Of course, any great resort must have excel in the fundaments of luxury: food and drink; interior and exterior design and, most importantly, service.  But Caribbean luxury transcends that. In the Caribbean, luxury is also about beauty, about space; about the natural environment; about the sights, the aromas, about the art of experiencing the outdoors. In other words, it’s about all of the things that travelers prize most right now.

Compiling our annual ranking of the best luxury resorts is always a challenge; and this year, even more so. But the properties that made this list combined exacting quality in the aforementioned technical areas (including, of course, health and safety protocols) with that most important criterion of all: how special a resort makes you feel. 

Here are our favorite luxury resorts for 2021. 

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The Shore Club, Turks and Caicos Now more than ever, travelers are drawn to residential resorts — properties that combine all the amenities of a home or villa with the ones you get at a hotel. Indeed, the things we want in a hotel experience have changed — and that’s what’s made the Shore Club Turks and Caicos even more of a masterwork. This Long Bay beach stunner has some of the most gorgeous — and gorgeously appointed — rooms you’ll find in the Caribbean, married with marvelous service, an exceptional culinary offering (including the wonderful new Almond Tree), a world-class spa and the kind of impeccable service that answers every request without ever being intrusive.
The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, Paradise Island, The Bahamas There’s always been a magical property to this resort, which first opened in 1962 as the “it” resort in The Bahamas and, well, still is. Now as a Four Seasons, it’s taken things to another level, with outstanding service, the same sweeping rooms and villas), its signature Versailles gardens (a wonder of the Caribbean) and the resort’s party piece: the blindingly white sands of Cabbage Beach. Photo by Rupert Pearce.
The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas This property was always beautiful; but now, following a $100 million renovation, it’s better than ever, with wonderful rooms and suites filled with little amenites like motion-activated lights and sprawling terraces, an impressive health and safety program, and one of the most spectacular settings in all of the US Virgin Islands. 
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Baoase Luxury Resort, Curacao Somehow, this place is still something of a secret in the travel world. But it just might have some our favorite rooms in the Caribbean, with a Bali-meets-the-Caribbean aesthetic, many with private jacuzzis or plunge pools. And then there’s the restaurant, which serves up Michelin-level food every meal of the day. 
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Eclipse at Half Moon, Jamaica The newest, sexiest resort in Jamaica is Eclipse, the brand-new resort-within-a-resort at the legendary Half Moon resort in Montego Bay. It’s a dramatic new design, one that takes the historic property to the forefront of Caribbean design, while preserving the authenticity and grandeur that always defined the original. 
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Silversands, Grenada Grenada is increasingly drawing luxury travelers, and that’s in large part due to the debut of Silversands, a sleek, crisp, stunning resort on the island’s flagship Grand Anse Beach. The property marries high-tech, high-design guest rooms with an impressive dining offering and what’s billed as the longest pool in all of the Caribbean. 
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Eden Roc Cap Cana Cap Cana is the luxury enclave of greater Punta Cana, and in the area’s sea of large resorts, this is a full-fledged jewel. The only Relais & Chateaux in the Dominican Republic, this is a hotel for gourmands, for those in search of indulgent, opulent, vacations. There are two wings here: one on the beach and one just a stroll away, and it’s the latter, with its grand private plunge pools, that is the star of the show. 
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Park Hyatt St Kitts This is the only Park Hyatt-branded resort in the Caribbean, and it’s become the halo hotel for increasingly hip St Kitts. The five-star resort fits perfectly into the natural environment of St Kitts’ Southeast Peninsula, with crisp, modern rooms, an impressive slate of restaurants (including the out-of-this-world Stone Barn) and inspired design that bridges centuries of history on the island. 
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Sandy Lane, Barbados You can’t put together a list of the best luxury resorts in the Caribbean and not include Sandy Lane. It’s the kind of Caribbean icon that is a fixed point, a timeless resort that’s always defined the best of Caribbean hospitality — and still does, from its endlessly impressive amenities to its elegant, rarefied design. 
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Mandarin Oriental, Canouan The only Mandarin Oriental in the Caribbean (another is in development in the Cayman Islands), the former Pink Sands Club is a throwback to the jet-set age, a glamorous, colorful, clubby property that just so happens to be set in one of the most beautiful corners of all the Caribbean. 
Le BarthelemySt Barth There’s no more competitive luxury hotel market in the Caribbean (and maybe the world) than St Barth, but the 44-room-and-suite Le Barthelemy has quietly been vaulting right to the top, with a jaw-dropping Grand Cul de Sac setting and fabulous rooms designed by Sybille de Margerie.
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Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla Any great hotel in Anguilla has to begin with the beach, and the powder-white sands of Maundays Bay is one of the most incredible beaches in the region. But Cap Juluca is more than that, from its sparkling Moorish-style rooms and villas to its transcendent spa, and the way the place has of always managing to make you feel, well, grand. 

Sandals Resorts New Design Plans, Marking A New Era Of Innovation

Sandals Resorts International, the world’s leading all-inclusive company, is proud to unveil the design plans of a multi-million-dollar renovation at their picturesque Jamaican oasis, Sandals South Coast. Set to debut this December, guests can expect a new era for the resort company with the addition of the world’s first-ever Swim-up Rondoval™ Suites, positioned on a 17,040 sq. ft. pool oasis. Guests will also revel in a completely reimagined 112-room Dutch Village with direct access to two new expansive swim-up pools. A modern lush wedding venue is being added to adorn the garden in the resorts Italian Village.

Having first introduced the cutting-edge Rondoval design at Sandals Grande Antigua, followed by Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Grenada and Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals South Coast will now set another milestone with the first-ever Swim-Up Rondoval Suites. Designed to be a luxurious haven tucked away from the world’s path, the 20 Swim-up Rondoval Suites will measure an impressive 22 feet in diameter with 20-foot conical ceilings. Bringing guests closer to the water than ever before, the suites in the round will feature private plunge pools ornamented with Italian glass-clad fountains and Indonesian limestone. Hallmarks of the innovation include access to a zero-entry 17,040 sq. ft. pool, the longest pool in the Western Hemisphere, a scalloped Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a cozy indoor wicker swing with scenic outdoor views. Furnishings will be custom-made from across the globe, bathrooms will boast a suspended stone vanity with a Hollywood lit mirror, and outdoors, contemporary lounge furnishings will complete the private coral sundeck. Couples will enjoy the attentive pampering of a personal butler, trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, offering complete exclusivity throughout their stay.

Further exceeding expectations of next-generation leisure travelers, the resort’s Dutch Village will undergo a complete renovation setting the scene for modern relaxation inspired by the sea. The fully reimagined suites will be a nod to the water’s natural beauty with a light blue and neutral color scheme. The 112-room village – comprised of 16 Butler Elite suites and 96 Club and Luxury Level rooms will include indoor free-standing tubs and showers, outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ for two, and swim-up access from a private pool for select categories.

„Sandals South Coast is one of the most beautiful destinations in the uncharted land of Jamaica,” stated Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts. “Our goal is to exceed expectations time and time again, and the new Sandals South Coast will do that and more. The resort which is nestled within a lush 500-acre nature preserve, along crystal blue waters was our inspiration for this incredibly expansive project. We can’t wait for our guests to experience these new, luxurious innovations.“ Stewart continued.

These enhancements will join the resort’s already cutting-edge architectural design features, such as the lavish Over-the-Water Bungalows, Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel, and an overwater bar offering 360-degree views of the ocean.

Sandals South Coast will reopen on October 1, 2020. The new Swim-Up Rondoval Suites and renovated Dutch Village suites are now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning December 10, 2020. To book your next Luxury Included® vacation in one of these captivating suites, visit: https://www.sandals.com/south-coast/

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Air France will serve the French Caribbean from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly this winter

Air France is increasing its service to the French Caribbean. Starting from 17 December 2020 and for the remainder of the winter season, the company will operate flights between Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in addition to its frequencies on departure from Paris-Orly. In total, up to three flights will be operated daily between Paris and each of the two islands. 

Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France will thus be connected to the two Air France hubs, giving customers connecting opportunities throughout the company’s short, medium and long-haul network.

Flight schedule as from 17 December 2020.

  • To/from Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe): 21 weekly direct flights:
    • 17 weekly direct flights to Paris-Orly
    • 4 weekly direct flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • To/from Fort-de-France (Martinique): 19 weekly direct flights:
    • 16 weekly direct flights to Paris-Orly
    • 3 weekly direct flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777 equipped with Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.  

Tickets can already be booked at all Air France points of sale including www.airfrance.com. Under the terms of its commercial policy, Air France currently offers modifiable tickets at no cost, irrespective of the selected fare. 

IT MUST BE MUSTIQUE

Mustique, steeped in history and surrounded by intrigue, lies in the stream of islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines just a hundred miles west of Barbados.
The islands gentle climate and natural beauty of dramatic hilltops and pristine palm fringed beaches has attracted visitors for generations. Drawn by the unique sense of island life, they return to enjoy the exclusive luxury villas and hospitality offered on this original private island.

Enjoy the privacy of your own villa, or the legendary house parties where fellow guests get together to enjoy anything from a gastronomic dinner, a cocktail party, to a beach barbeque, or Jump Up at Basil’s. On Mustique, anything goes.

Explore the island at your own speed, where a whole host of experiences await; from swimming and scuba diving in the jewel coloured waters, to sailing and snorkeling with the turtles at nearby Tobago Cays. Onshore choose from riding horses along the beaches or honing your tennis skills at the renowned Mustique Tennis Club, or indulge in a world-class spa treatment.

Many visitors are so charmed by island life, the unequivocal hospitality and friendliness of the staff and the sense of wellbeing this holiday island gives them that they fall under its spell, only to return every year.

History of Mustique

The story of Mustique’s evolution has been well documented over the years. It was a unique concept, the product of one man’s vision that has developed over time into a thriving and desirable destination. Its landscape today possesses the same breathtaking allure that its early residents enjoyed fifty years ago, but now pleasingly combined with a world class degree of modern luxury.

In 1958 Lord Glenconner, Colin Tennant, arrived on Mustique and bought the island for just £45,000 despite the fact it had no roads, no jetties and no running water. Initial ambitions were to see it thrive as a cotton plantation, but these plans did not prove economically viable and Tennant looked for other ways to develop the island.  Having gifted his good friend Princess Margaret a plot in 1960, there was considerable media interest in Mustique as a destination and in 1968 he formed the Mustique Company to develop a private island hideaway for the rich and famous.

There were two architects who helped shape the island during its early years; Arne Hasselqvist, a resourceful construction engineer from Sweden, who was employed by the company to bring Tennant’s vision to life; and Oliver Messel,  a leading British theatre set designer who had developed a reputation for the houses he had designed on neighbouring Barbados.

With the help of entrepreneurial investors a business model was created. The idea was for the island to be split into plots and sold to shareholders who would invest equally in the infrastructure. Plots were quickly bought by an eclectic group of socialites, rock stars and private individuals who flocked to the island from far and wide to create their fantasy dream houses and to be part of something unique.

The last fifty years has seen Mustique become one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world, where homeowners frequently return and visitors repeatedly rent one of the many private villas that are available throughout the year. Such is the island’s allure that guests come back year after year to visit old friends and embrace the pure escape that Mustique represents – the quintessential private island paradise.

Accommodation Tip:

Villa Fort Shandy – Built on the ruins of an historic 18th century hilltop fort, Fort Shandy offers a commanding view of Britannia Bay and the surrounding Caribbean. The villa features natural woods, grey stone, colourful tile work and comfortable furnishings.

Villa Paradiso – Strategically located on a private hilltop, this Portuguese inspired architectural residence offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Villa Salamander – From this villa’s ridge-top location at the island’s southern tip, guests can view sunrise from their bedrooms and sunset from the terraces.

Villa Opricot – Opricot is a gorgeous contemporary Paolo Piva house nestled in the Endeavour hills. With stunning sea views overlooking Opricot Rock and The Pillories it is situated in the heart of the island’s facilities. Moments away from The Tennis Club, The Cotton House and the beach.

http://www.mustique-island.com