Spotlight: Black River, Jamaica

Said to be settled by the British in the 1600’s, Black River is synonymous with the laid back, small town feel and gorgeous Georgian architecture. it was settled by some of the first Jews to inhabit the island , the most famous of these settling families are the Levy’s.


Black River was known as the first area on the island to receive electricity and phone services.


Waterloo Guest House (1819), said to be the first house with electricity.


Anglican Parish Church


Many of the first settlers were wealthy merchants who spent their fortunes on lavish buildings and private homes.

Invercauld Great House

The town was an active slave-trading port and dealt heavily in Logwood production.



Black river was once one of the most important ports for Jamaica. I suggest to take a tour of the community and learn more about its important past, and get a chance to see up close the beautiful architecture!



Sources :
Real Jamaican Vacations (background on Black River) (Waterloo Guest House photo)
Blue Marlin Guest House (Church photo)
Jones House (Invercauld Great House )
Globespots (Great House photo)

Villa Seacliff,Turks and Caicos

This will be a very short written post because frankly Villa Seacliff needs no help in describing its beautiful surroundings.I should not have to do much writing to tell you how amazing this villa is, the pictures can speak for themselves.



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Self explanitory.


Located in Ocen Point on the Proventiales Island, the villa is equiped with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms (all rooms have ensuite bathrooms) a pool and a swimming deck that sits right upon the water. Can you imagine laying out on the deck while the trade winds blow with the panoramic views?turksandcaicos-villaseacliff--04

Each room has a view and if you somehow tire of the pool, the beach is just steps away. Of course the usual amenities are included, especially those who cannot live without wifi, but seriuously with these views it would be a crime to be scrolling through your timelline.



To see the full listing and more photos visit their page here.


Images courtesy of Luxury Retreats.

Monicove, Jamaica

Today’s feature is a villa perfect for those who want a secluded and quiet getaway. Set on its own private beach with three bedrooms and five bathrooms and a private staff, this villa was made for fun and relaxation.

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Monicove Villa

Situated in Whitehouse Negril, a small fishing community,it is  a 90 minute drive to the next major city (Montego Bay) but close to grocery stores and the local hospital. It sits in a gated community and extra activities and pre-stocking options are available to you on early request.


Who would say no to this?

Housekeeping and food service is daily along with the usual amenities of:

Wifi access

Air conditioning



The extra activity options available to you include: kayaking and pre-arranged visits to YS Falls and Black River Safari Tours.


The staff will cook local food and will take very good care of you for your stay. I haven’t seen one bad review of this place!

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For more information check out Monicove’s page.


Images courtesy of Monicove


Baoase Resort, Curaçao

Located in the southern end of the Caribbean Sea, northeast of Venezuela, the Dutch trading post grew to become one of the wealthiest islands in the Caribbean. Curaçao is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets.

The island is not short of island retreats and Baoase is one of them. Relatively new, Baoase has quickly become a favorite among tourists looking for luxury accommodation.

Baoase Resort

If you are looking for an ultra-exclusive, peaceful getaway Baoase would be your next destination. The resort has 23 rooms, suites and villas,promising to deliver the ultimate luxury experience to its guests.

Owners Jesse and Oliver Van der Valk


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The suites at Baoase have a more private setting but are just as fabulous!

Within the grounds there are restaurants, spas, a beautiful garden and even a helicopter to take you around. Baoase would be perfect for a destination wedding or any event, the dedicated staff will be more than ready to accommodate your requests.

Baoase staff member


images courtesy of Baoase