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What are the Most Expensive/Most Luxurious Resorts on the Caribbean?

What are the Most Expensive/Most Luxurious Resorts on the Caribbean?

May 16th, 2002, 10:46 PM
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Welcome back, KarenW--Err, I mean, Lv2Trvl!!
May 16th, 2002, 10:49 PM
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Susan stated, and I quote: "If you are that loaded, hopefully you do something useful with your money too, like give to a charity of some kind." Actually, Susan, it's really NONE of your damn business WHAT Janie does with her money!! Take your liberal pretentiousness to some other board!!! (Yes, it is YOU who is the pretentious one!)

May 16th, 2002, 11:00 PM
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FYI - KarenW and LvTrvl are NOT the same person!!! If you have read a lot of KarenW's post, first of all you'll have noticed the "cute" spellin ("enuff", "nite", LOL, etc.), secondly you'll know that she didn't like PSV all that much!
May 17th, 2002, 05:15 AM
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Anything all inclusive is not luxurious.
By no means, are any Sandals or Beaches properties in the same class as a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons resort. Based on Janie's original request, if she decides to do one of those all inclusive, She would be very disappointed. I have stayed at both Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons properties in the Caribbean and would not even think of staying at an all inclusive place like Sandals or Beaches. Alot of what Janie is asking for in her email is what I look for when I go away. There is no comparison between the two.
May 17th, 2002, 06:20 AM
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We rented Villa Argonauta. Unbelievable
views. Gorgeous to say the least.
We hired Chef Shay Mulcare. [email protected]. He has cooked for Bob Hope, Arnold Palmer,
REM, and many others. The nicest
guy. Food to die for. It was $65 per person dessert included. He was
so fabulous, I hired him for our last
night there. The other nights we
went out to a restaurant called Asolare
beautiful. The chef though, we think
and also our guest was even better.

For the villa: lime-cocunut.com
Lisa Durgen was the property manager.
I think they do have only a couple of
villas on the beach in the Peter Bay
Gatehouse estate area. You will have
to ask them about it. We loved our's
cause the view was to die for. Only
15 min. drive to all the Northshore

If you stay at Caneel Bay resort, you
can get rooms on the beach. We went
over there. Very lovely. But snobby
as hell. We didn't like the idea of
walking outside our bedroom and having
a lot of people right by your doorstep
on the beach.

We were sooooooooo glad we didn't stay
at Caneel. I'm telling you, Villa
is the way to go. Honest opinion.

Drop me an email and any questions,
I will be most happy to answer for you.

I worked so hard for months to find
the right island, villa, etc for my
second wedding. It was a fantasy
wedding and trip. Our guests also
agreed and they have travelled to
numerous island in the Caribbean.

May 17th, 2002, 06:29 AM
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Oh, pleezzzzzzzzzzzzzze to the one
above who wrote that comment about me.

I am helping out people with advice just
as people had done for me when I was
on here inquiring. You certainly have
a problem. Don't you???? Obviously,
people on here do not have a problem with my honest opinion. I have
gotten numerous emails for my advice.

May 17th, 2002, 09:46 AM
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A and Scott are right. Necker Island and Musha Cay. I was fortunate enough to visit Musha (through a connection) and it is heaven. It's a minimum of $15,000 per night depending on how many people are in your party.
Musha's for sale if you're interested in your own little slice of Caribbean heaven.

May 17th, 2002, 10:24 AM
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don't be so touchy nancy. doesn't matter how many email you, you've given bad advice on Caneel. With the way the rooms are set up, you don't walk out on the beaches and find a lot of people on them other than Caneel Beach which is the public beach and you are unfortunate to stay on it. It's what people want and enjoy and some just don't like the idea of playing house when on vacation. They want the luxury of pampering and service. Nothing wrong with either way but don't criticize something until you have done it.
May 17th, 2002, 11:02 AM
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I wasn't criticizing. It was our
opinion and our guests opinion after
touring Caneel. It is a
beautiful resort. But again, we thought
for the same money a luxury a villa
is better. Plenty of space, private. It
wasn't about money, it was about privacy and advice I got from many
who have done both that the villa is
the way to go.

What work. None at a villa. Big deal
you throw a couple of dishes in a
dishwasher if you want to cook out.
Wow, that's really hard work. Most
times people eat out. We chose not
to most timesbecause of the romantic atmosphere and peace and quiet.
Restaurants are a dime a dozen, people
do that all the time. How many
times can one go to a beautiful island
rent a fabulous villa with sunsets
to die for and just be the two of you.
That's a vacation in our opinion.

I don't think sipping Pina coladas,
grilling a steak on a beautiful
deck, and enjoying this meal with
the most exquisite sunsets without
a bunch of people in a restaurant
sitting beside Then swimming at night in your own private pool is really "roughing"

Maybe you should try it sometime.
Then you can comment.

You couldn't have been a little more
classy in your firt email. Anyway,
you have your opinion, we have ours.

Others will decide on their own.
May 17th, 2002, 11:25 AM
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I have done it and will continue to do it but when I want pampering and service, I go to a resort. No need to get snippy since I just pointed out that you characterized Caneel incorrectly. A villa can and is a great alternative and for those who do mind (and there are those who do) cleaning up, cooking, making beds and housekeeping chores (including wash if you want) and don't want to do it, there is an option and a delightful one at that! I happen to enjoy being waited on and pampered for a bit - the rest of the year I do the rest! And there are those people who think that going to the Caribbean means being on a beach and not schlepping off to beaches. Each to their own!
BTW, that "first email" wass't mine so don't kick the wrong messenger
May 17th, 2002, 11:35 AM
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Ladies, ladies please. Enough with the catiness.

Some options. Round Hill Bay in Jamaica. If its good enough for Ralph Lauren, it must be worth it.

If you want to rent a private villa on a fairly secluded and private island, try Mustique. If you go in the high season you can hang with Mick and David Bowie at Basil's. A maid and chef comes with the upwards of $15,000 you'll spend.
May 17th, 2002, 11:59 AM
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I agree with the man who said wrote
Ladies ladies please. This is
so trivial.

I just felt that someone was getting all over my case
because we enjoyed a villa. I didn't
feel as though I was putting Caneel
Bay down. If you read a lot of posts,
so do other people say the same thing.
Not worth the money. Probelms they
had with their bills, lack of service
overpriced restaurants.

The main thing we loved was all that
room and privacy. I've always stayed
at resorts and this was our first time
renting a villa. Guess, I was so
excited, I wanted to share our
beautiful experience. That's all!!!

So, let's call a truce. We didn't
feel we had any cleaning to speak of
a cup or a dish put away in the dishwaher or throw some beach towels
in the washer. No work at all! Anyway, I felt like a princess in a villa, you feel like one at a resort.

As long as were princesses..eh!!!!
Well, got to go cook dinner now. smile

By the way, do you have a name?
Have a great night.
May 27th, 2002, 02:17 PM
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I found this website useful, www.besthotelsresorts.com.
May 27th, 2002, 03:03 PM
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recently returned from 3 weeks at Les Alize in Anguilla, it is a private resort, on the beach, wonderfully relaxing

depends on what you mean as luxurious.. if you want flash go to Sandy Lane, Bardados,

to ourselves, peace and quiet and anonymity is first priority and we found than on Anguilla

try www.caribbeanway.com for more details

May 28th, 2002, 07:04 AM
Another Susan
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Susan mentioned Marriott in Aruba as "luxurious". It's not! It is crying out for refurbishment! And, new mattresses!!!
May 28th, 2002, 08:34 AM
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The Radisson in Aruba is also not luxurious! Come on now! In fact, it's a step above tourist class, maybe.
May 28th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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For an absolutely breathtaking beach/ocean with divine cuisine and the most lush island--see East Winds Inn, St. Lucia at eastwinds.com--oceanfront suites will run about $600-$900 night/all inclusive.
May 28th, 2002, 03:35 PM
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Try the Half Moon Bay in Montego Bay. It is beautiful and you can get several different accommodations that share a pool with only one or two other guests. Some of the suites have butler service. This resort also has a golf course. You can look them up on the web.
May 28th, 2002, 05:15 PM
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If money no object, and you don't mind glitz, Atlantis in Bahamas is the place to go. INCREDIBLE grounds, etc., food expensive but good, lots to see and do.
May 28th, 2002, 07:52 PM
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Try luxurylink.com for suggestions. They have auctions as well as discounted packages for luxury properites including private island resorts, private villas with full staff, etc.

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