The Residences 2 by Grace Bay Resorts: Turks and Caicos

I stumbled on this villa the other day and it caught my attention for obvious reasons.

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The Residences 2 gated beachfront luxury property is part of the Grace Bay Resorts, on island of Turks and Caicos. The decor and build of this villa has all the requirements and more!

With your stay you get access toa  personal concierge service a library! Now I love places that come with everything so I don’t have to leave, but this place makes me not want to book a return ticket!

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Open plan design and decor have me feeling relaxed from behind my computer. The greens and turquoise colours with white tones make the ocean views more spectacular. The furniture is just inviting and I love high vaulted ceilings. The kitchen and living spaces fit in the open plan and make relaxing and spending time effortless. Plus you get daily breakfast 🙂

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The five bedrooms at The Residences 2 can accommodate up to twelve people, TWELVE, seriously why havent you booked this place yet? with one of the bedrooms situated in its own cottage. The two master bedrooms open up to more ocean views that you can enjoy from the terraces. Every bedroom come with en-suite bathrooms.

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Seriously…..

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Book this place…

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I can see why this place was awarded TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice award in 2015 for top quality…..

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The Residence 2 is not short of activities.Let me just list the amenities available with this place:

  • Complete fitness center
  •  Infinity swimming pool (heated by the way)
  • Outdoor hot tub and palapa
  • Outdoor showers.
  • Spacious deck with alfresco dining.
  • Housekeeping,a babysitter
  • Activities, spa services
  • Chef (that can be arranged)

It also comes with a unique scooter tour to see the island, and kite surfing, snorkeling, nature habitat tours, scuba diving and access to the nearby eighteen-hole course Provo Golf Club can be arranged with no issue.

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This is by the far the most luxurious place I think ive posted. And its amazing. Because it’s in a gated micro resort, there are additional amenities like kid activities, shuttle services,complimentary start-up bar (rum, vodka, mixers, wine and beer) and pre-stocked kitchen….I love the word complementary…..

if you havent already booked this place you can do so here.

 

 

 

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Manoir de Lorient, St. Barts

This luxury home is situated in one of the most well-known Islands in the Caribbean. St. Bart’s. St. Barts is a french territory located in the Lesser Antilles and a part of the Leeward Islands. It’s known for attracting the rich and famous for the winter and new year seasons.

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Manoir de Lorient gets it’s namesake from its location on Lorient Hill. Of course I have a thing for good architectural layout and this place just speaks to me. Each of the five rooms are divided into bungalows  which all open up to the courtyard.this place has high ceilings and lots of wood finishings which I adore. st-barts-manoirdelorient-13  It has a centrepiece swimming pool and a fully stocked kitchen (super important) and a heated jacuzzi. Up to ten people can stay comfortably in the rooms which all come with queen size beds and the master bedroom has an en suite bath and a king sized bed.

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I love the design and decor of Manoir de Lorient. The minimalist decor I believe is best to highlight the natural beauty around.

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The pool at night is wonderfully lit. can you imagine sitting outside looking at this view?

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I think this is one of my favourite places that I have posted so far. It has all of my requirements plus everything else that you would need to enjoy a private, relaxing vaction. Check their page to book your stay.

 

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Just fantastic….

 

 

 

 

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Bahia Blue

Today we are hopping over to St. Martin to check out this four bedroom villa on the French side of the island. A private open plan, alfresco villa located in Terres-Basses, it is not the usual beach front property that I post. This villa is only five minutes walk away from  Baie Rouge beach and minutes away from restaurants, stores and entertainment, but far enough to have your privacy.

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Admiring the views of Simpson Bay and Marigot Town from your infinity pool or from the jacuzzi sounds ideal to me. What I love about this property, or any property that has this feature, are the alfresco showers. Always wanted one and this place has them!

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The bedrooms can accommodate up to 8 persons and all come with king size beds, which, I feel are requirements for any place frankly. The layout is amazing, I love open spaces and this villa has views at every angle.

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Bahia Blue is child friendly and comes with a house and groundskeeper. If you give advanced notice they will fully stock the villa, plan outdoor activities and arrange airport shuttle service.

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Each room has its own private patio and en suite bathrooms, again, another requirement! There is also a cool rooftop terrace, so really there are many areas to get some alone time. stmartin_bahiablue_01

Bahia Blue is one of those places where you don’t have to leave the property for a relaxing excursion, you can have one right there. Request renting information and available dates here. I would already be mentally preparing for this stay.

 

 

 

 

 

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Indigo

Tucked away in the shelter of Cinnamon Reef, Little Harbor on the island of Anguilla, Indigo is the perfect size for a large family or friendly getaway.

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There are 1.5 acres of private property so there is ample room to escape for some quite time in this 20 bedroom villa.

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Indigo caters to kids as well and comes with:

  • Chef
  • Butler
  • Housekeeping services
  • Private security
  • Fitness center

Water sport equipment are available for kayaking off the private beach.

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The free-form pool and private gardens are have excellent views of the ocean and it comes with a barbecue pit (grilling while overlooking the stunning sea!)

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The main villa has seven bedrooms, and three bedrooms in the Court Yard Garden House

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Each of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and king size beds

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The layout and interior design enhances the natural surroundings and highlights the colors of the ocean

 

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(I’m already at peace here)

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Additional services include villa pre-stocking, outside excursions and activities, airport transfer, events, and spa treatments. Right now there is a 10% discount on the villa for the Christmas season, you can check the availability here, so go and book your vacation !

I would normally suggest to go and explore the wonderful islands whenever I do a post, but is there any reason to leave this place?

 

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Ottley’s Plantation Inn, St. Kitts & Nevis

Set on 35 opulent acres, the family owned and operated Ottleys Plantation Inn gives its guests a warm and hospitable stay in a spectacular setting

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surrounded by rain forests you will find vervet monkeys roaming around the property and there is a mango orchard on site (at this point I’m sold) to explore.

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but this place wins with the most charming spa ever

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Mango Orchid Spa

A full service spa with body treatments, mani & pedi’s and massages to start your vacay off right

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The grounds
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the 65 foot spring-fed pool! 

Ottley’s has partnered up with Pack with a Purpose that asks travelers to pack medical and school supplies to donate to local communities

There are 23 rooms, the Royal Suite Cottage and the Grand Villa to choose from

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Royal Suite Cottage

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The Grand Villa sleeps nine persons and has a plunge pool outside each room. Each bedroom is outfitted with colonial style furniture and comes with a jacuzzi!

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Room in the Grand Villa

 

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The staff will gladly help you plan your activities on the island at their Tour Information Desk. Visit the FAQ’s page to learn more on this

 

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This place has all my favourite things in one place, mangoes, colonial architecture and ocean views!

 

 

 

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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.

 

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Who would say no to this?

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

Wifi access

Air conditioning

TV

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

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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.

 

 

 

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Trident Castle, Jamaica

When you think of Jamaica the images of Bob Marley, jerk chicken and Rastafarians chilling on the beach usually come up right? but never a castle.

 

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Trident Castle

Well there is one in Jamaica and it’s called Trident Castle. Built by famed Jamaican architect Earl Levy in the 1970’s as a private residence for German Baroness Elizabeth Siglindy Stephan von Thyssen , Levy envisioned a castle emerging from the Caribbean Sea in the British colonial style of the 1700’s.

Sitting on seven acres of peninsula, the castle has eight bedrooms and is joined with thirteen private luxury villas on the same property.

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Side view of the property

 

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Dinning room

 

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Castle bedroom

If the castle experience is not for you then the villas may be your option, and they are just as wonderful.

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bedroom

 

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Room with a view
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The grounds

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The castle and the villas are one of most requested spots to get married and the Trident Hotel specializes in weddings, conferences and private events. The hotel keeps the Jamaican experience alive with local cuisine and unique drinks to try.

Check out the Trident Hotel website to see everything they have to offer.

 

 

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