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Our Top Three Villa Picks on Turks & Caicos

Turks and Caicos is a beautiful group of 40 low-lying islands in the Caribbean, located southeast of the Bahamas. The gateway island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to expansive Grace Bay Beach, as well as numerous luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. There is also no shortage of private luxury villas for travelers seeking ultimate comfort and privacy. Here is our top three villa picks on Turks and Caicos. Hawksbill Villa Hawksbill is an eight bedroom beachfront villa on Grace Bay, accommodating up to sixteen guests. The bedrooms are spread across different buildings, which makes it the perfect retreat for a large family, corporate gathering or other special event. Hawksbill can be rented as either a 5, 6, 8, or a 10 bedroom villa if combined with the adjacent beach house. The villas feature contemporary Caribbean design and natural materials, including stones and different types of wood that create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Located on the property is a long swimming pool perfect for laps, a Jacuzzi, a gym, a tennis and a basketball court. Hawksbill boasts a high vaulted ceiling and an open floor plan in its living and dining area with plenty of windows that create

5 Things to See and Do on Antigua

Situated in the eastern Caribbean, the island of Antigua is a popular year-round travel destination. Many visitors arrive at the cruise ship port in the picturesque capital of St. John’s, where shops, restaurants, museums and historic buildings are the prime draws. Popular activities include a variety of water sports, such as swimming, surfing, diving, sunbathing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. Below are five popular things to see and do on Antigua. Stingray City Looking for a fun and unique adventure? Located just a five-minute speedboat ride off Antigua’s eastern shore is Stingray City, a shallow pool with a sandy ocean bottom amid a tropical coral reef that’s home to hundreds of friendly stingrays. Watch these magnificent creatures glide through the crystal clear waters. If you want, you can stand, swim or snorkel with them. Feeling the stingrays’ smooth bodies brush against your skin is a highlight of this adventure. Nelson’s Dockyard National Park Located in English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is one of Antigua’s most popular tourist attractions. It is home to the island’s 18th century British Naval Dockyard, as well as restored historic buildings and scenic nature trails. The restored marina features beautiful old stone warehouses, and visitors also

Over Yonder Cay – One of the Best Vacations in the World

Located in the heart of the Bahamas’ Exuma chain about 200 miles from Florida, Over Yonder Cay is the perfect vacation destination if you are looking for privacy and ultimate luxury. The 72-acre island used to be a quaint fishing outpost in the past. Today, it features four stunningly beautiful island villas spread out around the island, yet within a golf cart ride away from each other. Each one of the villas offers an amazing level of comfort and features stunning architectural design and state-of-the-art green energy technology. The main villa, Meridian House, offers guests plenty of space, with four en-suite bedrooms that sleep eight guests. It is situated on the highest point of the island with panoramic sweeping views of the Exumas on all sides. Situated close to the main beach is West Sands, which accommodates eight guests as well. This villa also has four bedrooms, two of which share a bathroom. Overlooking the eastern beach is East Cove, which also sleeps eight guests. The remaining villa, South Point, is surrounded on two sides by the sea as it is located on a peninsula. The villa has room for six guests, with three bedrooms, two of which share a

Ultimate Diving Adventure – Dive the Titanic

Looking for a unique and once-in-a-lifetime diving adventure? Blue Sky Luxury Concierge, in partnership with The Bluefish, are offering limited dives to the legendary “unsinkable” Titanic! Two identical expeditions will set sail from St. John’s in Newfoundland. This extremely rare diving adventure will take you to a depth of 12,500 feet on board the MIR I or II submersibles. The dates are yet to be released, but participation is limited to just 20 divers per expedition, so if you are interested in this adventure, book your seat as soon as possible. The MIRs accommodate one pilot and two passengers. After a briefing, you’ll enter the submersible and the on-board crane will lift the MIRs into the ocean. You’ll then begin your descent at a rate of 100 feet per minute. The entire dive takes about 11 to 12 hours during which you’ll get in close proximity to the Titanic. The submersible’s bright lights will pick up her huge anchors, which are larger than the submersible, as well as the capstans, the bridge and the famous grand staircase, all nestled amongst rivers of rust as the ocean slowly consumes the grand old lady. You’ll also get to see the Titanic’s telemotor,

Things to Do in Turks and Caicos

Located in the Caribbean to the southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos archipelago consists of 40 low-lying coral islands. The island group’s main hub is the island of Providenciales, also known as Provo. It is home to beautiful Grace Bay Beach, which is lined by luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. There are many things to do in Turks and Caicos, and below are some of the highlights – popular things to do among visitors to the islands. Relax on Grace Bay Located on the north shore of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach is everything you could want from a picture perfect tropical beach – the water is an amazing turquoise blue and the sand is powdery soft and white. Spend a day sunbathing on Grace Bay Beach and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Grace Bay is also backed by most of the island’s luxury resorts, so there is no shortage of entertainment – meaning shops, bars and restaurants are never too far away. Kiteboard at Long Bay Beach South of Grace Bay in the southern part of Providenciales Island is Long Bay Beach, known as a popular spot for kiteboarding. Here, the Atlantic trade winds

Caribbean Island Destinations within Easy Reach of the United States

Blue Sky Luxury Concierge specializes in VIP concierge services in the Caribbean and beyond. They can help you connect you to your travel destination in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Antigua, Anguilla, Belize, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, Nevis and St. Kitts and other destinations. All of these locations are within easy reach of the continental United States. Below is an overview of how to get to these tropical vacation destinations. Getting to the U.S. Virgin Islands There are two major airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. Non-stop and connecting flights from the continental United States to St. Thomas and St. Croix are available from several major cities, including Miami (2.5 to 3 hours), Charlotte (3.20 hours), Atlanta (2.5 hours), New York (3.5 hours), Houston (8 hours) and San Francisco (10 hours). Some flights also make connections in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Inter-island flights in the U.S. Virgin Islands are available as well. Getting to the British Virgin Islands The main airport in the British Virgin Islands is the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport. Flights from the United States to the

Our Top Three Villa Picks on St. John USVI

St. John is the island to go if you are looking for luxury accommodations, unspoiled landscapes, scenic views and pristine beaches. Most of the St. John vacation rentals specialize in private and secluded accommodations. Here are our three favorite St. John villas that have it all and will make your vacation unforgettable. Villa Marea Villa Marea is our favorite and we recommend it to anyone who is looking for a combination of ultimate luxury and seclusion. It is a very private and spacious seven acre estate located at the end of Ditleff Point. The villa is away from neighbors and features immaculate oceanfront views all around. There are five luxurious suites with room for up to ten guests. All suites are facing the east side, so your day will start with a beautiful Caribbean sunrise you can observe from your private suite balcony. All five suites have oversized windows, private balconies with outdoor showers, air conditioning and upscale entertainment equipment. The kitchen features a state-of-the-art design with Italian ceramic dining ware, two ovens and an eight burner stove. If you are in a mood of wine, check out the wine cellar that features over 500 bottles of imported wines. Read

Best Activities on St. Lucia

Located in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Lucia is a beautiful island nation with volcanic beaches lining its shoreline and the Pitons on its west coast. Trails in the island’s interior lead to waterfalls. St. Lucia is a popular tourist destination, and there are several luxury resorts on the island. Castries, the capital, is a popular Caribbean cruise port. One of St. Lucia’s top attractions is Sulphur Springs, also known as the “world’s only drive in volcano.” Located near Soufrière in the southwestern part of the island, the Soufrière Volcano last erupted in the 1700s. Today, it is considered to be a dormant volcano. The water at the center of the springs boils at about 340 Fahrenheit (170 Celsius), and it is possible to drive up right to the edge of the springs. A few hundred yards downstream from the springs, the water temperature is cool enough for people to enjoy a hot mud bath, about 110 Fahrenheit (45 Celsius). These mud baths are believed by some to have medicinal properties, and they attract people from all over the world who hope to heal a variety of conditions, such as eczema, arthritis, sore joints and sun burns. Another popular St. Lucia

Top Bahamas Beaches

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Florida, the Bahamas archipelago encompasses 700-plus islands and even more beaches. Many of them are picture perfect tropical beaches and stand out for their perfect mix of sand and surf. The islands of Grand Bahama and Paradise Island are home to many hotels and resorts and are among the best known. Top snorkel and scuba diving sites include the spectacular Andros Barrier Reef, the black coral gardens off Bimini and Thunderball Grotto. Located on Grand Bahama Island within the protected Lucayan National Park, Gold Rock Beach is the most beautiful section of this island’s 90 miles of south shore coastline. This white sand beach is almost a football field wide at low tide, and the shallow nearshore waters are perfect for wading and snorkeling. For those who prefer to stay dry, the park is also home to limestone caves that are worth a visit. Due to its proximity to the most popular resort in the Bahamas, Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island is a must-see. Since it is just a short stroll from Atlantis Resorts Bahamas, it is one of the most visited beaches in the Bahamas. The beach is a great place for

Top Antigua Beaches

Ringed with coral reefs, the island of Antigua is known for its many beautiful beaches. One of the best beaches of the island lies directly north of St. John’s. Dickenson Bay features a mile of white, powdery soft sand and azure calm waters, making it especially attractive for families with small children. It is the archetypal Caribbean beach, the perfect destination for swimming and other water sports. A few hotels, restaurants and beach bars line the beach. Dickenson Bay also features spectacular views, from the lush green hills to the gorgeous sunsets. Also located just a ten-minute drive from St. John’s is Deep Bay, a great destination for snorkeling as a wreck lies right in the middle of the bay. Almost 100 years ago, the Andes, a ship from Trinidad, sank here and its mast reaches out of the water until today. Often hailed as the most beautiful beach of Antigua, Half Moon Bay is a beautiful, 1.5 km long curve of light pink and white sand, located on the island’s east shore. The nearshore waters are protected by a reef, but windsurfers find good conditions beyond the reef. The main public beach on Antigua’s south shore is Pigeon Point

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