|Beach at Hotel St-Barth Isle de France|
Two of my all time “happy places” are…Mexico and the Caribbean! It is hard to be in a bad mood when you are lounging on a white sandy beach with turquoise water lapping at your toes. When I was in Vegas, I met with people from some of the more well known resorts in both Mexico and the Caribbean, but I am guessing most of you all know about many of those resorts. SO, just as I did on Wednesday with Europe, today, I am sharing a few places with which you may NOT be quite as familiar…so, cue the mariachi or reggae music and let’s hit the beach!
On one of St Barths’
most beautiful beaches, the luxury boutique property Hotel St-Barth Isle de France combines the
chic sophistication of the French Riviera with the charm of the
Caribbean. With just 40 individually decorated rooms, bungalows, suites
and villas and its prime location directly on Flamands Beach, it is no
wonder this gorgeous hotel is often filled with guests
who return year after year. In October, Hotel St-Barth Isle de France
will become part of the Cheval Blanc group of ultra luxe properties,
owned by the Louis Vuitton/Moët Hennesy Group, no doubt making it even better!
Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is a 15 villa private enclave, designed by Oscar de la Renta, within the exclusive 13,000 acre resort compound of Punta Cana, which offers five miles of pristine beaches and two top ranked golf courses. You can feel the gracious hospitality from the moment your plane lands and you are met on the tarmac for VIP processing through immigration. Private residence rentals are also available.
Anyone who has fallen in love with Rosewood’s other beachfront resorts will be thrilled to learn about the opening of Rosewood’s newest property in the Bahamas – Rosewood Baha Mar. As part of a new multi-property resort development at Baha Mar which being hailed as the Bahamian Riviera, the area will include a casino, a Jack Nicklaus golf course and a stunning white sand beach. Rosewood Baha Mar will offer the legendary Rosewood service, solitude and privacy, amidst the multitude of activities offered in the surrounding properties. Rosewood Baha Mar will have 200 rooms and suites, as well as five luxurious beachfront villas. Unfortunately, however, for anyone looking for a holiday getaway, the new Rosewood Bahia Mar is not opening until early 2015.
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Talk about a dramatic entrance! Guests at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico enter the property through a three hundred meter tunnel carved through Pedregal mountain and step into a paradise. Capella Pedregal encompasses 24
spectacular mountainside and oceanfront acres at the very point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Each of the 96 rooms or casitas has a private plunge pool, fireplace and a terrace with sweeping Pacific Ocean views. If you tire of all there is to do at this exquisite resort, the town of Cabo San Lucas is an easy walking distance.
Don’t all of these luxurious beach escapes make you want to sit on the beach with a frozen cocktail in your hand?! We may not be in the Caribbean or Mexico, but it is almost the weekend and it still feels like summer…a girl can dream!
Have a weekend filled with umbrella drinks and sunshine…wherever you may be wandering…
Vel Criste says
I want to go there NOW!!!!! Have a great weekend Sandy!
The Buzz Blog says
Cue the cocktails! It's Friday afternoon on a hot day in CT and we'd rather be at one of these beautiful resorts. We've bookmarked your world tour, Sandy, and are creating a whole new bucket list… Have a great weekend!
C + C
Heather Lindstrom says
Ahhhh Sandy, You are always the perfect beautiful escape for me. You had me at St. Barths where I spent a perfect afternoon several years ago. It's a magical place! For us, Cabo is such an easy, breezy getaway that it's an all time favorite. We're headed back in March. Gorgeous post! I've been having fun catching up on your posts. Happy Weekend!
The enchanted home says
YES, I am so there at least in my mind:) How beautiful they all look…..nothing like being on a beautiful beach with a frozen drink…yes to that!
Enjoy your weekend…..
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Boy, do I already need a little getaway from school's schedule! I LOVE my students, I LOVE my subject matter, but running around under stress does warrant a getaway, and you are always the perfect blogger pal to provide that space. Happy Saturday!
Art and Sand says
Sparkling water . . . soft sand . . . palms blowing in the breeze . . . brings back memories of living on the Caribbean in Port Maria, Jamaica.
As beautiful as the resorts are, we like to rent houses because the whole family is together, and usually still speaking at the end of vacation. And, we can eat breakfast at home because 3 meals a day out gets very expensive.
There is nothing more relaxing that sitting by the water watching the waves slowly lap in. The next best thing: Sandy's vacation spot photos!