Five Hot Beach Hotels for 2015


These are my picks for the top five hot new beach hotels for 2015.

1. Condado Vanderbilt

Marabar-Condado Vanderbilt

What is not to love about a former grand dame of a hotel that has been lovingly and completely restored? Oh, and it’s super easy to get to from the Northeast. Did I mention no passport required? Perfect for long weekend getaways or week long vacations. A great location in San Juan for exploring or doing nothing at all.

2. Rosewood at Baha Mar


You know I love Rosewood. I also love that we have another new easy to get to property in the Caribbean that offers true luxury. Plus, a casino, duty free shopping, golf, and the creme de la creme room category – Beachfront Villas.

3. Four Seasons Manele Bay

Four Seasons Manele Bay

It is technically not a new hotel, but with the complete transformation of the room product, I feel it qualifies. Gorgeous new rooms. Nobu. A private complimentary airport lounge just for hotel guests. The best from the beach snorkeling out of all of the Hawaiian Four Seasons resorts. It’s Hawaii taken to a whole new level.

4. Mukul


Bored with the Mexico and Costa Rica? Looking for something exotic, yet close to home? Mukul is still new enough to qualify for the hot factor for 2015. Located on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Nicaragua this is the perfect place to find your inner surfer. Or perhaps you would rather soak away the afternoon in your private plunge pool on the patio of your Bohio. Whatever you choose, it is easy to slow down and soak up life on the Emerald Coast.

5. Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Rotz-Carlton Cancun Family Pool

Emerging refreshed from a multi-million dollar renovation, indulge in modern luxury on the hotel strip. A fun cooking school, an excellent spa, and all rooms with at least an ocean view make this hotel easy to love. Not to mention the breakfast buffet is one of the best in Mexico. Fifteen minutes from the airport and you are ready to hit the beach.

Of course, VIP treatments and extra amenities come standard at all of these hotels when you book through me. Give me a call at 508-485-3061 or send me an email. I look forward to seeing which one you choose!


Trip Report: Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

For our annual pre-winter beach vacation, and my husband’s birthday, we decided to spend a week at Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Located in the British Virgin Islands on Virgin Gorda, Little Dix Bay truly is a timeless Caribbean retreat. Originally a Rockefeller Resort opened in 1964, it is located on a gorgeous half mile crescent shaped bay. Many guests have been coming every year for decades.

Little Dix Bay Beach

The rooms have been recently renovated and run the span from the traditional Tree House Suites to the modern Junior Suites, all with the amenities that you would expect at a luxury resort (except televisions in the rooms). The fitness and relaxation areas of the resort are exceptional. The fitness center is one of the best I have seen in the Caribbean, and it’s centrally located next to the tennis courts. The Sense Spa is gorgeous, and worth the trip up the hill, even if only to enjoy the view.

View from spa pool

The beach has plenty of lounge chairs and shade. It’s perfect for little ones because there really are not any waves. It is also great for anyone who wants to snorkel directly from the beach, or perhaps float away the afternoon on one of the many complimentary rafts. Since the bay is so large there is plenty of room for sailing and paddle-boarding, both of which are included in the room rate. Or if you are feeling more adventurous, sign up for one of the many beach drops and find your own little slice of paradise.

Beach drop

The complimentary Virtuoso amenities are as follows:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in room guests
  • A $100 USD spa service credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excluding products)
  • Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability

Don’t miss my complete photo tour!


Considering a stay at Rosewood Little dix Bay? Get in touch at 508-485-3061 or via email and I will help you plan the perfect vacation.


Virtuoso Preview: Rosewood at Baha Mar

Rosewood at Baha Mar

Set on the white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach and just twelve minutes from Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Rosewood at Baha Mar is a destination unto itself. 

Accepting reservations for May 1, 2015 and beyondthe enclave of Baha Mar will offer a casino, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and a full array of leisure amenities.

Enjoy traditional British Colonial architecture and interior styling at Rosewood Baha Mar. The resort will present up to 190 beachview rooms and suites, five luxurious beachfront villas, four signature dining venues, two pools and Sense, A Rosewood Spa.

By booking your stay through me by October 31, 2014, you will receive:


For stays between May 1 – December 18, 2015

• Room upgrade at time of booking, if available
• Breakfast for two daily
• One-time $200 Spa Credit at Sense Spa

• Exclusive Rosewood at Baha Mar departure gift included for the first 100 bookings for stays in 2015!

This is sure to be the hot new beach resort for 2015!

Contact me at 508-485-3061 or via email with questions, or to book your stay.