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Blue Sky Luxury Expands in 2019

Blue Sky is expanding and we want you to be the first to know! In addition to our full-service luxury concierge and event company, we now offer housing logistics for corporate clients and luxury villa rentals. Blue Sky Global Logistics is our newest division, providing corporate and workforce housing for disaster relief staff. We are currently at work in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico housing workers who are helping to rebuild and restore areas affected by natural disaster. We’ve also expanded our villa rental portfolio throughout the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Every day, we spotlight a different villa on our Blue Sky Luxury Villas Facebook page. Our blog has expanded, and we now provide articles each month with all types of information, travel tips, memories and suggestions to make you a more informed luxury traveler. We’ve also started a new Instagram account focused on Caribbean fashion and lifestyle, and we’d love for you to follow along at Blue Sky Luxury Living. 2019 is shaping up to be an amazing year, and this is just the beginning! We look forward to serving our clients with boutique attention and exceptional service. We are here for all your travel needs, simplifying everything for individuals, families, weddings, and corporations.

How I Stay Fit on the Road

One of the things that people most often ask me is how I stay in shape while traveling so much. When I’m at my home base in Charleston, South Carolina, I play lots of tennis and lift weights at the gym. But for most of the year, I’m island hopping, staying in private villas in the Caribbean and meeting with clients. I love to kayak, hike the trails of St. John, and go stand-up paddle boarding, but none of those things really build muscle tone. That’s why I’ve developed a bodyweight fitness routine that I can do anywhere. The only equipment I need is a pair of athletic shoes and a towel. Oh, and a great energizing playlist!   Here’s how I do it. I turn on the music and set a timer for 25 minutes, then fold a towel into a rectangle and place it on the floor. I alternate a variety of exercises for different muscle groups, changing up the choices each time. I do each move for 25 reps then move on immediately to the next. I just pick one from each group to keep challenging my muscles. Legs: Squats, lunges, wall squats, jump squats Upper body:

Luxury Caribbean Vacation Villas for Large Parties

Planning a large party, corporate retreat, gathering or a ceremony in the Caribbean? Let us help. We know finding a luxury Caribbean villa for large parties might be a challenge since most of the accommodations are geared towards intimate gatherings and smaller parties. Below we feature three superb Caribbean vacation rental villas that are ideal for large groups. Villa Flower/Serena on Antigua Situated on Antigua’s Galley Bay, this beautiful estate consists of two villas with a combined 12 bedrooms, seven of them within Villa Flower and five of them within Villa Serena. The villas feature open floor plans, dining and lounging areas and outdoor terraces with a pool and Jacuzzi. The bedrooms have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and private patios with ocean views. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens and linked pathways that connect the two villas. You will also have your own staff that includes your own chef, as well as concierge services, a power catamaran with a captain, a massage therapist and 24-hour security. There is also a fully-equipped gym overlooking the ocean. Over Yonder Cay in the Bahamas This spectacular estate in located on a private island in the Bahamas (Exumas). It offers privacy for parties of

New Hot December Additions to our St. John Island Villas Collection

As St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands comes back to life after the devastating hurricane in 2017, more and more luxury villas come back to life as well. Here are three top choices that entered our villa collections in December. We have personally checked these villas out, and we highly recommend them to our visitors looking for new and luxurious Caribbean vacation rental villas. A La Mer A La Mer is located on Cruz Bay Beach. This is one of the largest villas in the area that accommodates 19 guests in its nine luxurious bedrooms. The setting is resort-like, right on the water with a large swimming pool, sun loungers, swim-up bar, pool toys and tons of other amenities to entertain you and your party. This Caribbean villa is a perfect destination for a family reunion, anniversary celebration or business gathering. There is a private white-sand beach in front of the villa, perfect for beachfront gatherings and relaxation. The villa features custom furniture. It has a very large great room and fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and warm mahogany cabinets. Seven of the bedrooms are in the main house and two are in the guest cottage. All bedrooms are

Top Three Belize Beaches

Belize is a hot travel destination and its beautiful beaches attract people from around the world. The country is home to some of the most azure blue beaches in the world with the most pristine white sands. Many of these places are quite remote and not widely popularized in travel books, which makes them the perfect setting for romantic getaways, as well as for adventurers looking to travel off the beaten path. Here are the top three beaches in Belize loved by travelers and locals alike. Placencia Peninsula The Placencia Peninsula has the longest stretch of beach on the mainland Belize, spanning across three villages – Maya Beach, Seine Bight and Placencia Village. Access to all areas of the beach stretch are public. One of the most popular tourist areas is Placencia Village, where you will find some great bars and restaurants. If you are dreaming of a Belize vacation this might be your best choice. There are good accommodation options, shopping, nightlife and activities. Hopkins Village Beach This is a 5 mile long white sand beach lined with palm trees, a mixture of local homes, inviting guesthouses and a good choice of eateries. The beach is located in the

Best Caribbean Destinations for 2019

Planning a luxurious Caribbean vacation in 2019? We are the experts in luxury travel to the Caribbean and we can help you narrow down your choices. Visiting St. John is a must. The island has gone through an extensive renovation in 2018 and there are brand new luxurious villas and amenities waiting for you. After hurricane Irma devastated the island in 2017, many of the island’s beaches have now been cleaned up and are ready to accommodate visitors. Restaurants and businesses have reopened and the island is coming back to life. St John has always been a top destination choice for those looking for ultimate privacy in the comfort of a luxurious vacation villa. The island is suitable for a variety of occasions, such as a couples’ getaway, corporate gatherings and parties, celebrating anniversaries and weddings, etc. Both the island’s north shore and south shore are ready for you and to make your choice easier we have created a list of recommended accommodations you can review here – http://blueskyconcierge.com/st-john-villas/ If you are planning a wedding or have another romantic occasion, St. Lucia is your ideal romantic getaway. The island is known as a great place to visit if you want

Celebrate New Year’s in Turks and Caicos

New Year’s on the beach? Why not! Turks and Caicos is the place to go if you want to experience an island-style holiday season with lots of food, festivals and fun things to do. The islands have been known as an exclusive destination for travelers who are looking for luxurious accommodations and services, so spending New Year’s Eve here will not leave you disappointed.  Island resorts are all lit up and decorated with holiday decor, music and flavors. A very popular local festival is Junkanoo that takes place as soon as the clock strikes midnight.  The roots of the festival are connected with the time of slavery when slaves were given a day off around Christmas to spend time with their loved ones. So after midnight come visit the streets of Grace Bay and you will see islanders dressed in unique cultural costumes dancing and singing the whole night. Enjoy unique, delightful local music produced by a blend of goat skin drums, guitars and carpenter saws. Just like at any other location New Year’s Eve means a time to reflect over the events of the past year and a time to have new dreams and goals for the upcoming new

Celebrate Christmas Holidays in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a popular tourist destination for the Christmas holidays, and all the islands offer a festive holiday atmosphere with plenty to do and see. There are many carnivals and festivals around this time of year, so bring your slippers and swimming suit and get ready to celebrate Christmas Bahamian-style. Here are some Christmas events you may want to put on your must-see list while in the Bahamas this time of year. Abaco Christmas Festival This is a very popular family festival that takes place every year on the first Saturday in December. Shop until you drop at the Arts & Crafts Bazaar where you can get a head start with your Christmas gift shopping. There is a delicious food court area with booths selling delicious local foods, pastries and beverages. During daytime you can also hear performances from choirs, quartets, soloists, marching and calypso bands. If you stay until the evening you can enjoy a top performance of illustrious sounds of Junkanoo,  featuring colorful costumes and the intoxicating beat of goat skin drums. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Exumas Come visit Regatta Park in George Town on December 6 at 7:00 pm for the annual Christmas tree

New Hot Additions to our St. John Island Villas Collection

The island of St. John is undergoing a complete restoration after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 storm that hit the island in 2017. More than a year later the island is coming back to life and is ready to welcome visitors in newly upgraded villas. Here is a sneak peak of three new villas we recently added to our St. John villas collection. We have personally checked them out and highly recommend these Caribbean villas to all of you looking for luxurious comfort and style in the Caribbean. Mare Blu Located on the hillside of one of the most prestigious locations on the island at Rendezvous Bay, this villa offers six luxurious bedrooms with majestic views of St. John’s south shore. The villa is suitable for 12 guests and provides seclusion for each party since it features four separate buildings linked together by tropically decorated outdoor paths. All bedroom suites boast unique Caribbean furnishings, air-conditioning, flat screen 24 inch televisions with cable and have bathrooms with double vanities, showers, and are tiled in grey granite from floor to ceiling and many other custom features. For your entertainment there is an outdoor sitting space with a huge

Best fine dine restaurants in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is your ultimate destination if you are looking for intimate seclusion, long white sand beaches and fine luxurious villas. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds – privacy and have a superb dining experience. The islands offer fine dining with an island feel and outdoor seating. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday party or other group gathering, the restaurants below provide great food, a lovely setting and excellent service. Coco Bistro Coco Bistro is conveniently located within walking distance of most Grace Bay resorts. You will feel the romantic vibe as soon as you arrive at Coco Bistro. This charming restaurant is set among the largest palm grove on the island of Providenciales and is a food lover’s fantasy in a one-of-a-kind setting. The atmosphere created by the setting of lovely palm trees that are lit up at night makes for the beginning of a great dinner. Here you will enjoy fine dining in a tranquil setting. The menu features local Caribbean delicacies made with the freshest local ingredients. You can also enjoy traditional American cuisine, seafood, vegetarian and gluten free options. Provence The Provence is the place to go if you are craving

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