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Ocho Rios, Jamaica – March, 2024

I recently returned from a Sandals Workshop in Jamaica at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. Sandals Ochi is located on the beautiful North Coast of Jamaica is situated on the slopes of over 100 acres of beautiful hillside gardens overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Comprised of 3 Villages, the Butler Village, the Great House Village and the […]

Alaska Airlines to Nassau-Jan, 2024

ALASKA AIRLINES recently announced their NEW non-stop air service between Seattle and Nassau in The Bahamas.The Pacific Northwest’s favorite airline providing the first-ever non-stop air service to the Caribbean! I am personally familiar with all Islands and Resorts I suggest in my newsletters. “Been There – Got the Tee-shirt!” ~ Molly BAHAMAS RESORTS AND HOTELS […]

Ama Waterways River Cruise

The trip of a lifetime, Paris and an Ama Waterways River Cruise Paris to Normandy on the Seine! Paris, the most beautiful city in the world, coupled with a serene sail on the Seine to the historic Normandy Beaches has been an experience I have planned for several years. Nov 1-4, 3 nights, Paris – […]

Sandals Royal Curacao

I visited Sandals Royal Curacao in September this year. The resort, located on the island of Curacao near Aruba and Bonaire, part of the ABC Islands often called the Dutch Caribbean, opened in late June 2022. Several of my experienced clients visited the resort and reported back to me their concerns so I decided to […]

Sandals Dunns River

Those of us who have known the Sandals Resorts for many years are so happy to welcome the NEW Sandals Dunn’s River back into the fold. One of the early Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, the founder, Butch Stewart, was instrumental in purchasing the property and guiding it to its current glory prior to his death […]

St Kitts & Nevis

ST KITTS – St. Kitts was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies for its domination of 18th- century colonial battles. The island rose to become the world’s leader in sugarcane cultivation, an inspiration for the industrial revolution in the process. A former slave-ship-captain-turned-preacher was inspired to write the beloved folk song, “Amazing […]

Caribbean Yacht Sailing

I am a huge fan of small-ship cruising, having personally bare-boated a barge on the French Canals and sailed on a small ship in Alaska waters. I’ve sold European River Cruises and one of my favorite companies, Emerald Cruises, has recently introduced Luxury Yacht Cruising in the Caribbean featuring small vessels (only 50 cabins!) and […]

Aruba Familiarization Trip

In the travel industry, professional Travel Advisors who produce are often invited to participate in Familiarization Trips by Island Tourism Boards to visit the Island and “inspect” resorts and hotels. I won’t lie, there is beach-time but mostly the trips are pretty intense, fast -paced and educational. This is one way Travel Advisors stay on […]

Saint Martin/Sint Maarten

A holiday on the magical island of St Martin and Sint Maarten is like two vacations in one. This 37-square-mile island is the smallest landmass on earth to be shared by two separate nations, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. There’s no actual border dividing the two tiny kingdoms, just a few signs and […]


“The Island of Spice” – A picturesque island from its white sand beaches to its rain forest located in Grand Etang National Park, Grenada offers a diverse experience and some of the friendliest, most accommodating people I have ever met in the Caribbean. Pure Grenada I am personally familiar with all Islands and Resorts I […]

Caribbean Cottages

I am often asked about cottages on the beach in the Caribbean. Usually small boutique resorts, some are all-inclusive but most are not.  I am personally familiar with all Islands and Resorts I suggest in my newsletters. “Been There – Got the Tee-shirt!” ~ Molly St Lucia East Winds – All-Inclusive, Oceanfront Suite next […]

Sandals Royal Bahamian – Nassau

Sandals Royal Bahamian – A resort steeped in history with a brand new look! I am personally familiar with all Islands and Resorts I suggest in my newsletters. “Been There – Got the Tee-shirt!” ~ Molly Sandals Royal Bahamian – Nassau I returned from Sandals Royal Bahamian in June so I want to pass on […]

St Barths-A Taste of France in the Caribbean

Saint Barthelemy, a French-speaking Caribbean island known as St.Barts, is known for its white-sand beaches and designer shops. The capital, Gustavia, encircling a yacht-filled harbor, has high-end restuarants and historical attractions like the Wall House, whose exhibits highlight the island’s Swedish Colonial era. Perched above town is 17th-century Fort Karl, looking out over popular Shell […]

Aruba – Your Happy Place!

ARUBA – ONE HAPPY ISLAND! From ancient Caiquetto Indian roots, through Spanish and Dutch rule, to the modern day standing as a constituent country of the Netherlands, Aruba’s history dates back centuries. Aruba resides outside the hurricane belt with an average daily temperature of 82 degrees. Sunshine and perfect weather is practically guaranteed! Peace and […]

Mexico’s Caribbean

Located on the 2nd longest reef in the world Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, features crystal-clear turquoise water, white-sand beaches, Cenotes, majestic archeological sites, natural parks, ages old Mayan culture, magnificent resorts and exquisite cuisine. Contact me for your next Caribbean Vacation “Been There – Got the Tee-shirt!” ~ Molly STAY Dreams Sapphire Resort & […]

Bahamas Out Islands

The Bahamas Out Islands appeal to travelers who are connoisseurs of Caribbean island life, to those who want their tropical vacations to be unique and at their own pace. One visits the Out Islands of The Bahamas to experience authentic off-the-beaten-path destinations and activities. 700 islands in 100,000 square miles! Abaco – Sailing […]

Grand Cayman – You never forget your first island!

GRAND CAYMAN – BEST Diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean! We “discovered” the Caribbean on out first trip to Grand Cayman and it changed our destination focus forever. When we stepped out on to amazing sugar-fine sand on 7-Mile Beach and saw the crystal-clear turquoise water, we were sold! To that end we spent our […]

Exuma – I Swam with the Pigs!

Sandals Emerald Bay – Located in the Exotic Bahamian Out Islands Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas is secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach. Featuring three impressive pools – including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle – to 11 exceptional restaurants and a world-class spa, […]

Anguilla – My Favorite Island

I’m often asked which is my favorite Caribbean Island. Without hesitation, I say it is Anguilla! Located 20 minutes by ferry from French St Martin, Anguilla is only 3.5 miles wide and 16 miles long and due to it’s shape means “the eel”. Anguilla is home to 33 of the prettiest white-sand beaches in […]

Antigua – 365 Beaches

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA – 365 beaches…one for every day of the year! Rich in history – think Nelson’s Dockyard, located on a natural harbor for repair and maintenance of ships in the 1700s – Antigua’s shoreline is hugged by 95 miles of superb coastline. Her sister island, Barbuda, is surrounded by protective reefs and features […]

Turks & Caicos – Beautiful by Nature

Crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches are trademarks to the over forty islands and cays that make up the Turks & Caicos. With an ease of connectivity from Miami, each island and cay in the archipelago is a destination on to its own. Visitors will enjoy its pristine and inviting beaches, experience luxurious […]

Jamaica – Part 1

JAMAICA – PART 1 – Feel the rhythm of Jamaica – A BIG island. 4244 square miles with a population of 2.4 million, Jamaica is made up of several regions, each with it’s own identity, atmosphere with an intriguing menu of experiences and activities. Instead of planning a vacation to “island-hop” Caribbean islands, try “Jamaica-hopping” […]

Jamaica – Part 2

JAMAICA – PART 2 – Feel the rhythm of Jamaica – A BIG island. 4244 square miles with a population of 2.4 million, Jamaica is made up of several regions, each with it’s own unique identity and atmosphere, with an intriguing menu of experiences and activities. Instead of planning a vacation to “island-hop” Caribbean islands, […]

British Virgin Islands-Come Sail Away!

British Virgin Islands (BVI) – Reminiscent of Washington State’s San Juan Islands, the BVI are a collection of 50 unspoiled islands that pack the best of the Caribbean into one convenient destination. Discovering the beauty of BVI is all about uncovering the unique character of each island in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago. Ferries make traveling […]

St Lucia – Let Her Inspire You

SAINT LUCIA – ONE DESTINATION, Limitless Inspiration – Equal parts beauty and mystique, Saint Lucia captivates anyone who sets foot on her coastline. She welcomes visitors with her soothing waves, warm beaches and hospitable people. The only sovereign nation to be named for a woman, the island personifies adventure and inspiration. Whether reclining on a […]


DESTINATION BARBADOS – During COVID-19, recognizing that more people are working remotely, sometimes in very stressful conditions, with little option for vacation, Barbados wishes to offer the opportunity to relocate temporarily and work from one of the Caribbean’s most lovely Islands. The Barbados Welcome Stamp Visa is valid for 12 months. Barbados offers a wide […]

Grenada – The Spice of the Caribbean

GRENADA, a hidden gem with unspoiled beauty famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate. The tri-island destinations of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are located in the Eastern Caribbean, south of Barbados. 40 white sandy beaches, 15 breath-taking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries, 30 unforgettable dive sights, including the largest shipwreck in […]

Kids with Autism at Beaches Resorts

Beaches Kids Camp – Beaches focuses on INCLUSION for those on the Autism Spectrum Sesame Street Muppet characters featured at Beaches Resorts include Julia, a Muppet character who is on the Spectrum. ~ Parents fill out the Advance Questionnaire. ~ The Manager will follow-up with a phone call or email to discuss the individual’s requirements […]

Sandals South Coast (formerly Whitehouse) – All Beachfront Rooms

If you imagine yourself on a sugar-fine, white sand beach in a quiet, laid-back resort destination, surrounded by a crystal turquoise-blue sea then there’s a lounge at Sandals Whitehouse with your name on it.

Sandals Royal Plantation – Butler Service in Every Suite

Royal Plantation, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, having recently joined the Sandals family of resorts, is now offering Butler Service with every suite.

A Brief Snapshot of Jamaica

The beaches in Jamaica are truly spectacular, from secluded private coves to Negril’s world-renowned seven-mile stretch of powdery white sand, all looking out onto the ultra-clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean.