Archive for May 2011

Top 4 Reasons to visit Turks & Caicos

Turks 2006 023Top 4 Reasons to visit Turks & Caicos according to Fodor’s Caribbean Guidebook:

Even on well-developed Provo, there are still miles of deserted beaches without any footprints
or beach umbrellas in sight.
The third-largest coral reef system in the world is among the world’s top dive sites.
Island-hopping beyond the beaten path will give you a feel of the past in the present.
Destination spas, penthouse suites, and exclusive villas and resorts make celebrity spotting
a popular sport.

Couples San Souci – By Kelly Lawson

I wanted to take a minute and give a little feedback on Couples San Souci in Ocho Rios Jamaica. I recently stayed at the resort to be a part of my cousins wedding. This resort is very beautiful and very intimate. Rooms have the true caribbean feel and decore is very laid back. You won’t find glitz and glamour with tons of marble and granite and sparkles..what you will find is comfortable beds…very caribbean colors and beautiful grounds worth taking your time to enjoy. The downside to this is I would not recommend this resort to those that might have issues with walking stairs. You can use a shuttle but sometimes you don’t want to have to wait so to get certain places there are a good bit of stairs because part of the resort is built on a bluff which is why I love it.

There are 3 restaurants for evening dining and all serve very good food. Also room service is available until 11 and then at the beach grill you can get snacks until 6am so you should never go hungry. There is also a beach grill available on the Au Natural side if you are there during the day.

My cousin got married on the gazebo that sat up on the bluff and the view and sounds were stunning. It was what I would call picture perfect and the wedding staff did a wonderful job in making her day special.

They also took advantage of the free scuba class and dive and her husband enjoyed it…she decided it was not for her. If Scuba is not your thing they do offer two snorkeling trips a day as well as glass bottom boats..water tricycles, kayaks and other options that are all included in your price.

Couples also includes some excursions and they vary depending on which resort you are staying at. We did Dunns River and had a blast. I would recommend this tour to everyone at least once..kinda cool how the falls runs right down into the ocean like it does.

There is also a large pond on property which my husband and I loved visiting daily to feed the fish and turtles that ate right from our hands…

If I had to post any negative comments it would be the drive from the airport is quite long but if you want this area you are going to have the drive whereever you stay and there is a lot of steps…also the evening entertainment I felt was a little lacking but we were normally to tired from enjoying all the day had to offer to really enjoy it. If you are looking for a charming resort with true Jamacian feel and great service and food this would be the resort for you.

“Top 4 Reasons to Visit Antigua”

sandals AntiguaTop 4 Reasons to Visit Antigua” according to Fodor’s Caribbean Guidebook:

1 Paradisiacal beaches of every size provide a tremendous selection for an island its size.

2 Some islands may offer more attractions, but Nelson’s Dockyard alone is one of
the Caribbean’s best examples of historic preservations.

3 With several natural anchorages and tiny islets to explore, Antigua is a major sailing center.

4 Activities galore: land and water sports, sights to see, and nightlife.