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This is Jade Mountain’s Galaxy Sanctuary (JE1), featuring 270-degrees of open-air living space. Oh, and a “galaxy” of stargazing options from your bed, infinity pool, jacuzzi and – with a little leaning – well, the toilet.
Why Jade's rooms are called sanctuaries:
We dismissed the sanctuary billing as resort hype. Then we stayed at Jade Mountain. Here are three reasons the moniker measured up...
Find the answer to this super popular question for this super popular Caribbean vacation destination on our interactive map.
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.
There’s nothing rugged about the hike to these two St. Vincent pools fed by mountain water that cascades over Dark View waterfalls. It’s surprisingly quick and easy, with sturdy wooden stairs leading to the upper tract. In fact, the ascent is so easy that it almost detracts from the awe of the mist-shrouded pools below, making me wonder if I missed something. But my driver, David, tells me that the road into the falls ultimately ends in terrain too treacherous for pavement, well shy of the summit of La Soufriere volcano. The journey to the falls’ source is possible only from Kingstown, rounding the west coast through villages with names such as Petit Bordel and Chateaubelair that nod to the island’s once-French rule. It’s only during my drive home that I understand. As we descend into a valley — rough-hewn by volcanic fury and forested with coconut trees awash in golden afternoon light — it becomes clear that ...
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 ...
For starters: Should we read into the fact British Airways doesn't even offer service here?
Overwater bungalows are the iconic island vacation, especially for romantic island getaways. But who has the such water villas in the world -- Bora Bora or the Maldives? You decide.
Get more romantic trip ideas in the new ISLANDS Romantic Getaways Vacation Guide.
ISLANDS editor Robert Stephens and photographer Jon Whittle find real island baseball in the Dominican Republic for this trip from the ISLANDS Wish List.
ISLANDS photographer Jon Whittle sets sail to the remote Caribbean aboard the luxury Star Clipper ship for this special cruise on the ISLANDS Wish List.
Snorkeling here today off Fronton Beach at the tip of the Samana Peninsula meant a sea spectacle for our eyes only. One colorful fish after another darted in and out of the nooks and crannies carved into the Dr. Seuss-like coral as black-and-white eels looked on from the seafloor. Every turn revealed something new -- purple fish, then blue fish, then black, then giant brain coral, swaying seaweed and flowering plants. An hour or so of this underwater bliss and then I had to return to life on the land -- and what beautiful land it is.
Get thee to a nunnery -- a modern day stay in an old-world convent in Puerto Rico
The resorts on St. Lucia are known for offering a wealth of fitness packages. But the true meaning of health might not necessarily be found in a Zumba class.