Playa Cativo Lodge (Esquinas, Costa Rica)

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Playa Cativo Lodge

Address: Golfo Dulce, Playa Cativo, 60701 Esquinas, Costa Rica
Hotel Rooms: 7
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Playa Cativo Lodge Description:

Located in Esquinas in the region of Puntarenas, 14.5 km from Golfito, Playa Cativo Lodge features a private beach area and water sports facilities. The hotel has an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site.

Certain units include a sitting area for your convenience. Certain rooms feature views of the sea or garden. Every room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

There is free shuttle service, free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and a gift shop at the property.

A range of activities are available in the area, such as snorkeling and fishing.

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Le Sereno (Grand Cul-de-Sac, Saint Barthelemy) *****

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Hotel Le Sereno

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Grand Cul De Sac, 97133 Gustavia, Saint Barts
Hotel Rooms: 37
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Hotel Le Sereno Description:

This property is a 8-minute walk from the beach. Comfortable and located beachfront, Le Sereno overlook the bay offering spectacular, panoramic water views from Grand Cul-de-Sac. The property has an outdoor pool, a bar, and a spa centre.

These luxurious and spacious suites offer a modern-style space fully equipped and a large wooden terrace with sunbeds and stunning views. Some of the villas also feature a private pool. The seating and dining areas are placed under the shade, right on the water. Breakfast for 2 persons is included.

All the accommodations feature four-poster beds overlooking the water, a desk, table and chairs, Liaigre’s signature mirrors and various others pieces of furniture especially designed for Le Sereno. The full-size bathrooms are appointed in exotic woods and feature granite sinks, a deep soaking tub that opens to a private sundeck, separate shower, hair dryer and bathrobes.

Other amenities include a safe deposit box, private bar, flat-screen TV, satellite TV networks, iPod station and iPod, DVD player, direct dial telephone, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and Nespresso coffee makers upon request.

At Le Sereno guests will find a restaurant. The property also offers laundry services. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings for free, including snorkelling, canoeing and a beach bag with beach shoes.

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Resort El Secreto (San Pedro, Belize) *****

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Hotel El Secreto

Classification: 5 stars
Address: 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Hotel Rooms: 13
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El Secreto Resort Description:

On Ambergris Caye island, El Secreto is an idyllic location for scuba divers because of the large coral reef, just half a kilometer away. It features free Wi-Fi, and a spa and health club.

The rooms at the El Secreto have modern decor and feature a private bathroom and a hot tub. They also include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a patio.

El Secreto is located on the beachfront in Ambergris Caye, only 30 minutes by boat from San Pedro Airport. Free transportation to San Pedro Airstrip is included for stays of 3 nights or more.

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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico) *****

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Hotel St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

Classification: 5 stars
Address: State Road 187 Kilometer 4.2, 00745 Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Hotel Rooms: 139
Hotel Chain: St. Regis
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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort Description:

With direct access to Bahia Beach, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort features a golf course, spa and a pool with Atlantic Ocean views. There are 3 restaurants, a tennis school and a water sports center.

Each spacious, air-conditioned room at St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has attractive décor and a terrace with garden, pool or sea views. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, and a sitting area with a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station.

The Fern Restaurant serves Puerto Rican cuisine, and American and Caribbean dishes are available in Molasses. Offering ocean views, Seagrapes Restaurant features international cuisine.

The Rèmede Spa offers a range of treatments including massage, facials and manicures. There is a hot tub, plunge pool and gym. Yoga and Pilates classes are also available. This property earned the AAA Five Diamond Award.

El Yunque National Forest is a 15-minute drive from the resort, and San Juan is 40.2 km away.

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TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde (San Juan, Puerto Rico) ***

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TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde

Classification: 3 stars
Address: 4820 Isla Verde Ave., 00979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hotel Rooms: 109
Hotel Chain: Tryp

Hotel TRYP by Wyndham San Juan Description:

TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde offers accommodations in Isla Verde. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant.

A flat-screen TV, Blu-ray player and DVD player, as well as an iPod docking station and a CD player are featured. Certain units include a sitting area where you can relax, it also offers views of the sea or city. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The property offers full american breakfast. There is a selection of on-site restaurants as well as a 24-hour front desk at the property. It is located within walking distance to the beach, entertainment and water sports.

San Juan is 8 km from TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde, and Fajardo is 41.8 km away. Luis Munoz Marin Airport is 1.9 km from the property.

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Zemi Beach House, Resort & Spa (Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla) *****

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All Zemi Beach House rooms are beautiful and overlooking a breathtaking beach

Zemi Beach House Anguilla

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Shoal Bay, AI-2640 Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
Hotel Rooms: 63
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Zemi Beach House Resort Description:

Set in Shoal Bay Village, 20 km from Saint Martin, Zemi Beach House, Resort & Spa features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. The resort has an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. Enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out at the sea or pool. Every room includes a private bathroom equipped with a bath. For your comfort, you will find bath robes and slippers.

There is a 24-hour front desk, a cash machine, concierge service and gift shop at the property.

Car hire is available at this resort and the area is popular for snorkeling and canoeing. Anguilla Airport is 5 km away.

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New Caribbean Hotels for 2016

New Caribbean Hotels for 2016

The new and soon-to-open hotels worth checking out this year

We aren’t holding our breath for the opening of the Bahamas’ troubled Baha Mar project next year, but we are getting excited about the slew of new resorts that have recently come on stream or are about to debut across the Caribbean. Check out some of the places we’re looking forward to checking into in 2016.

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Atlantis Royal Towers Autograph Collection (Nassau, Bahamas) *****

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Atlantis Royal Towers Autograph Collection Resort

Classification: 5 stars
Address: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, NP N-4777 Nassau, Bahamas
Hotel Rooms: 1073
Hotel Chain: Autograph Collection, Atlantis
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Resort Royal Towers Atlantis Autograph Collection, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel Description:

This tower’s lobby features The Dig and Ruins Lagoon, a large open-air marine habitat. Located in the Atlantis Paradise Resort and Casino, it offers colorful rooms with a flat-screen TV.

A French balcony with views of the harbor, ocean, or gardens is included in every contemporary Royal Towers Atlantis room. A CD player and minibar are provided. Room service and Wi-Fi are available 24 hours a day.

Paradise Island’s Adventure Water Park boasts waterslides, 11 landscaped pools, and rock climbing. Dolphin swims at Dolphin Cay and comedy shows at Jokers Wild are also open to guests of Atlantis Royal Towers.

A total of 21 restaurants and 19 bars are part of the Atlantis Paradise Resort including the Nobu with Fine Japanese dining.

The 10,000-square-foot gym offers yoga and cardio classes. Six tennis courts are available, along with racquet rentals and tennis lessons.

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