Truthfully, we weren’t expecting any inclusions beyond food, drink and a beach chair at budget-friendly Riu Naiboa resort, the least pricey of five hotels in Riu’s massive Punta Cana compound. So the complimentary Wi-Fi was an unexpected bonus. Granted, it’s just 90 minutes and is accessible only in the lobby. But we’ve stayed at much pricier resorts and still had to shell out to log on. -SG
It's not just all-inclusive goodness! Sandals Resorts has created Sandals Corporate University, where employees can expand their knowledges with new education and training programs like Caribbean Hotel management. A doctorate from Sandals? Sign us up.
Take a look at the most comprehensive dive program in the Caribbean from Sandals Resorts. (There are more than 510 dive sites to choose from!)
Happy Chocolate Heritage Month! This October, St. Lucia will be celebrating these delicious days by commemorating the role cacao and its sweet byproduct has played in its history. But we have to ask — can you really live off chocolate? We sent a writer to St. Lucia's Hotel Chocolat to find out.
(Ready to indulge? Check out St. Lucia's Facebook page, where you'll get the scoop on hotel deals, chocolatey spa treatments and more.)
What's better than dancing the night away on Caribbean sands? Dancing the night away with Rihanna at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Whether traveling to St. Kitts now or later in the year, you'll want to take advantage of the "Fall in Love" island-wide added value program that makes your dollar go further.
It takes almost a full day to reach this place. This long trek to the tiny island of Petit St. Vincent guarantees I'll be secluded among the tiny isles near the Tobago Cays. I arrive to my stone villa perched on a hill overlooking the beach. Yeah, there are other villas around here, probably with other guests, though I can't be sure. They wouldn't know I'm here, and vice versa.
Jewelry and chocolate is nice. But if you want to seriously get the attention of your significant other, a plane ticket to a tropical destination would make for the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Thankfully, some of our favorite resorts are offering some great deals, but you better hurry: For some of these deals, you'll have to book by the end of this week.
Editor's note: We've very excited about the news that American Airlines will start direct flights to Martinique this April. In honor of that, here's an account of our editors' recent trip to Martinique.
I blame Pierce Brosnan. Ever since I watched him seduce Rene Russo by whisking her off on a romantic island getaway in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, I’ve longed to visit Martinique, where those steamy scenes were shot. So when the invitation to visit arrived, I jumped at the chance. That first morning, I’m struck by the dichotomy of Martinique: With its undulating terrain, roadside fruit stalls and tracts of sugar cane intersected by winding roads (some so hilly they change the orientation on my iPhone), the tiny isle first appears as Caribbean as any other. But ...
Go underground in the Dominican Republic's La Cueva de Rulfo.