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June 17, 2012
Lessons in Island Hopping

Lessons in Island Hopping

St. Barth’s is already one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations for international jet setters, but for guests at the Carl Gustaf Hotel, it’s even more than a destination in itself. From the picturesque harbor at Gustavia, embark on half-, full- or multi-day journeys to the surrounding islands to experience the full drama and excitement of the islands.

The shortest jaunts will carry you across cerulean waters to the picturesque small islands just off the shore of St. Barth’s itself. Anse du Grand Colombier and Ile Fourchue are popular choices nearby, both with pretty beaches and quiet inlets.

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April 27, 2012
Lessons in Summer Breaks

Lessons in Summer Breaks

 

One of Forbes’s 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is about to enter its summer season. With the kids out of school and summer heat really setting in, the crystal-clear waters of Banderas Bay and the picturesque townscape of Puerto Vallarta might just start beckoning. You should probably go ahead and listen.

At the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, enjoy water sports, family visits to the city of Puerto Vallarta, sailing in the bay and the private resort beach. Want time to yourself? The resort offers programming for children every day from 9am to 9pm, giving you time for spa treatments, visits to the galleries in town or a silent afternoon by the water.

Special promotions running for the summer months will allow parents to book family suites with up to two children under the age of 12 for free, and kids from 13-16 at half off.

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April 14, 2012
Lessons in Royal Pedigrees

Lessons in Royal Pedigrees

It’s not just the visitors to the Caribbean’s most exclusive island who have royal pedigrees. The Hotel Carl Gustaf, named for the reigning king of Sweden in honor of the Scandinavian nation’s historic presence on the French island, received specific permission from the King himself to use his name. Come for the shoulder and summer seasons and you can get your culture fix, as well, as Caribbean arts and French culture are on full display for the international jet set.

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