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Gorging on bacon-wrapped dates, sipping Jamaican rum, and puffing on a Cuban cigar: now, this is what I call a yoga retreat. Not sitting on the floor in an ashram eating brown rice alongside saffron-robed swamis. Instead, I'm by a pool under a tro...
"If you can get past the food, it's wonderful." Last season alone, 11 friends returned from the Caribbean voicing that hungry refrain. My favorite bet-you-can't-top-this story fingered a hugely expensive golf resort where the eggs Benedict take a...
ST. THOMAS Hotel 1829Though it's only steps from Charlotte Amalie's cruise-port chaos, this gem of a hotel is miles away in spirit. Built for the bride of a 19th-century French sea captain, Hotel 1829 is a confection of Moroccan tile, terraces swi...
'I should be chopping celery for stuffing,' Barbara says as she rises at 7 a.m. I pull a pillow over my head, but the scent of jasmine whispers me awake. It is Thanksgiving morning on St. Bart's. The holiday has always been my favorite, mostly fo...
Reader's FindOur family of four recently stayed at Venice's Romantik Hotel Metropole (39-41/520-5044, fax 39-41/520-3679; doubles $211-$398). Our room was elegant and spacious and filled with antiques, yet it had completely modern amenities. Overl...
ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my boyfriend), I asked him whether he preferred Venice or Paris. A surfer, he wanted to go where the...
POP QUIZ: WHAT'S PACKED AND FRENCH AND CHIC ALL OVER?ANSWER: ST. BART'S. The Caribbean island has its own maverick dress code, which falls somewhere between Riviera couture and California beach-bum. We already know about the celebs and the superm...
St. Bart's is a private club posing as a Caribbean island, with all the style (and attitude) you expect from the French. On the hotel front, the possibilities have never been greater. Traditional resorts, boutique properties that rock into the nig...
Parisian designer Christian Liaigre recently cut the ribbon on a small shop on St. Bart's (Rue du Centenaire, Gustavia; 590-590/287-791), his first stand-alone showroom in the Americas. It's got the perfect wenge-wood bench for your island aerie.
Originally called Ouanalao by the Carib Indians, St. Bart’s has been “discovered” repeatedly since Columbus arrived in 1493 and renamed it for his brother Bartholomeo. The French followed in the 1600’s, and although they were briefly supplanted by...
Immersion suites—the ultimate amenity for well-being—are popping up at resorts across the globe. At the Guanahani (590/590-276-660; www.leguanahani.com; doubles from $820) on St. Bart's, the Wellness Suite comes with an ocean-view terrace ...