Sandy Lane Hotel

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Close by the trendy and upmarket shops of Holetown Sandy Lane overlooks the Caribbean Sea on a tranquil coral sand beach, in St James Barbados. Shaded by mature mahogany trees, the hotel is proud to have two and a half golf courses it can call its own. Big and brash it makes the headlines every […]

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Barbados Again

Monday, January 11th, 2016

For the second time in our Caribbean sojourn we enter Barbados landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport. Barbados maybe the most easterly of the Lesser Antilles, but technically, because it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is not touched anywhere by the Caribbean Sea, is not correctly a Caribbean island at all! It […]

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La Favorite Rhum Packs a Punch

Monday, January 11th, 2016

You will be hard pushed to find the La Favorite Rhum distillery in Martinique. Despite its rural; appearance in photographs it is in fact very near the city of Fort de France and as such makes it an easy day trip for vrew and guests whose yacht is docked in town. Located in Le Lamentin, […]

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The Yellow

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Eat at The Yellow Yes we know the French can cook and so it should come as no surprize that we found this wonderful little restaurant up on the first floor above a shop in down town Fort de France. But it did and its worth telling about! It’s small and has a limited menu, […]

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Martinique Hotels

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

For our first few nights in Martinique we stayed in Hotel La Pagerie a low-key hotel surrounded by tropical gardens in Trois Ilets. The modern rooms with colourful accents (think electric pink!) have wood furnishings, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. All include fridges, coffeemakers and balconies. Some rooms (but not ours) have […]

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Martinique

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Part of the Lesser Antilles and another of the overseas region of France, Martinique somehow manages to combine a distinctive blend of French Je-ne-sais-quoi with West Indian Caribbean cultures. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and is a very superyacht friendly port of call. Massive Hypermarkets the type seen in Monaco and […]

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Superyacht Dockage in French Caribbean

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

It seems inconceivable that that Captains seeking to dock their yachts in ports of the Caribbean continually choose to locate themselves in the most expensive of facilities where the services they get are at best; second rate. Having toured the Caribbean on a fact finding mission we were fascinated to learn that in Guadeloupe International […]

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Refit and Repair in Caribbean with IMM

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Throughout the Caribbean, International Marine Management (IMM) offers a wealth of refit and repair experience and facilities, including gravity docks and floating docks with up to 180m capacity. Besides ISPS compliant berthing facilities in Guadeloupe the company has its own 45 metre floating dock. With a width of 17 metres and a 4 metre draught, […]

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St Lucia Tourist Board – Thanks for Nothing

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

St Lucia Tourist Board – Thanks for Nothing How many other vacation destinations do you know have been voted “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” 8 times by the World Travel Awards? Just imagine how many more awards it could have won if only the St Lucia Tourist Board did what it is paid to do and […]

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France Beats England in Island Ping Pong

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

When they look at the thriving French islands in the Caribbean what ever must the citizens of the former UK colonies think? They must have been so proud in the 1960’s when Britain cut them loose and gave them independent country status. How full of hope they must have been back then when all the […]

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