Cayman – Luxury Villas

Cayman has it all. For those looking for a friendly, safe, easy-to-get-to, food-forward, relaxing, service-oriented island with fabulous beaches and water, Cayman checks all the boxes! One of my biggest challenges when identifying villas for my clients is finding not just a great looking and quality home, but ensuring the service is of the highest …

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Jamaica: Cherry oh Baby!

I had not been to Jamaica for 20 years and it was high time I checked back in! This island has an easy, happy and friendly vibe that encourages you to smile and let your hair down right away! Due to great air connectivity, we have families who rent fully staffed homes at Tryall Club …

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Cuba Libre: A Magnificent Island on the Verge of Transformation

Cuba is on the verge of massive and irreversible transformation. It is a magnificent country to which Americans can currently travel to legally under 12 special categories including People-to-People. Resort to Laura Madrid can arrange private touring for Cuba or assist you in selecting the right scheduled escorted group tour. There are not nearly the number of accommodations nor infrastructure to keep up with current demand. Cuba is best planned 6 months in advance to insure best possible accommodations, guides and experiences. Remaining extremely flexible planning for and while in Cuba is critical to your pure enjoyment!

A FOODIE WEEKEND GET-A-WAY at the Condado Vanderbilt in San Juan – A Classic Reinvented!

I have always been an aficionado of the Spanish Caribbean – just love the Latin culture on a tropical island. Though I have been to Puerto Rico several times, I would say that this visit was very much about the culinary. If your idea of a weekend away involves at least three meals a day, …

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Nizuc: The new game in town near Cancun!

Whatever your impressions of Cancun are, there is a new player in town and for the sophisticated traveler, not to be missed!  Nizuc is a sleek and unique resort that has recently opened not more than 10 minutes from the Cancun airport on a quiet  bay with the Cancun hotel zone nearby yet a million …

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Discovering the Dominican Republic

Having traveled to 60 countries, but never the Dominican Republic, I knew that I would need to get there sooner or later to see what it was all about.  Yes, the destination is widely known for mass-market holidays, affordable flights, and all-inclusive resorts that all seem to come from the same recipe. My mission on …

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A Naturally Relaxed Island Paradise – St. Lucia

So many of us love the Caribbean but are a bit concerned about it being all about the beach and not much more.  St. Lucia is a naturally stunning island with incredible vegetation, volcanic mountains, superb snorkeling, genuine hospitality, and the famous Pitons are not hard on the eyes either! We did a full island …

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Turks and Caicos

With non stop flights form so many East Coast destinations, The Turks and Caicos Islands, have always been a perfect solution for my clients seeking exceptional sand and water experiences with relative ease. With so many outstanding accommodations on the islands, I decided to travel down on a bit of a reconnaissance mission.  The great …

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Deliciously Dorado – Puerto Rico

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve - Reserve is a new ultra luxurious brand within The Ritz-Carlton portfolio. There 2nd Reserve property had now opened, this time in the Americas, at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico. Ok, don’t stop reading. I know many people don’t think of Puerto Rico when they are conjuring up a luxurious …

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Atlantis – The Cove, The Reef, and One and Only

I I am just back from a site visit of Atlantis where I did site inspections of The Cove and The Reef inside Atlantis and of the glorious One and Only Ocean Club just up the road. If you are thinking of going to Atlantis and staying in one of the main towers, my advice …

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