Front Runners December 2015: Wet All Over

A new wave of water-sports experiences from Bali to Bodrum.  Dive In ❖ The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum (shown at left;, is opening up the wonders of the Aegean Sea with its new Diving into the Eternal Blue package. Introduced in October and priced from about $780 per person per night, the experience includes accommodations […]

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia, Announces Chocolate Lovers Festival

Jade Mountain, recently named the  Number One Caribbean Resort by Travel + Leisure, is not just a dramatic, luxurious getaway overlooking St. Lucia’s famed Piton peaks. It’s also a resort with its own cacao trees, more than a thousand of them, on its private, organic Emerald Estate. Once again, owner/architect Nick Troubetzkoy and his culinary team invite […]

Sneak Peek: Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia

Following a three-year, multi-million-dollar renovation, the former Jalousie Plantation on St. Lucia reopened as Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort after its original incarnation as an 18th-century sugar mill. The resort has 59 villas and eight beachfront bungalows, as well as 11 revamped rooms, priced from $350 per night. New dining options include an upscale Caribbean […]

Ladera, St. Lucia, Adds New Suites and Wine Cellar

Ladera Resort in Soufrière, St. Lucia, reopened this season with a new wine cellar and tasting room—the first in a series of new additions to the resort in celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2012. The cellar features 1,000 different wines selected by Ladera’s new head sommelier, Karim Boulet, who trained at Michelin two-star restaurant […]

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