Winter calls for something new that offers privacy, pampering and the perfect family getaway.
New and Noteworthy
By Ava Rosales
Bermuda’s Private Island has the ideal high-end, custom getaway. Imagine escaping it all with a few friends, the family or just a significant other and lose yourselves in 25 acres of rugged, lush landscape with your own private beach overlooking the Great Sound and Harbor Islands. All that is completed with your own private chef. Dine-in or beachside, where a leisurly swim in the turquoise waters may offer a glimpse at a local turtle or two. This intimate paradise can accommodate you and fifteen other discriminating guests between the Main Villa and Guard House at Hawkins Island.
Rebranded and renovated is the new Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort. For this escape, the kids are a must have, in order to take full advantage of all the new amenities of this all-inclusive. One of the two new buildings houses a Kids Club. The resort also features one of the largest water parks on Punta Cana. Talk about family fun. Before, during or after an active day, a variety of menu options is in order from the new Tex Mex authentic Mexican cuisine or La Gira Rodizio Brazilian-style steakhouse. There is even lighter fare at the new concept eateries such as the health bar, sports bar or ice cream & coffee shop. Foodies, there are options. So, grab a bite by the pool or take it to the beach picnic areas. All your needs are catered to from burning a few of those new found calories at the fitness center to mentally melting them away with a luxurious spa treatment. There’s even a medical center and pharmacy on property. Whether you’re a first time or repeat guest, the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana promises to offer a “grand” new experience.
Turks and Caicos
Private luxe is in order with a stay in a new collection of four and five-bedroom oceanfront luxury villas each located on approximately half an acre, situated hillside with panoramic views and private pools. Don’t think for a minute that you’ll be land locked though, as you plunge into the turquoise water below your over-the-water swimming platforms with hammock floors. And that famed Pink Bar that was a popup hit is now a permanent fixture that will feature an array of specialized winter refreshers with a new wine selection and cocktail menu with darker spirit-based pink-hued drinks. See why they call it the Pink Bar? A delicious rosé wine sorbet with an optional prosecco floater is the perfect quencher to accompany fresh seafood and Caribbean-inspired fare at the beachfront restaurant. The Gansevoort Villas Turks & Caicos await your arrival
The stars are perfectly aligned for discerning singles or couples with Iberostar’s new high-end experience known as Iberostar Cancún Star Prestige. With ocean views along 13-stories, the sight is spectacular while lounging in your personal whirlpool, indulging in 24-hour concierge and room service. It may be hard to tear yourself away from the in-room amenities, cuddling up to melodies from the Bluetooth sound system or the visual entertainment on the Smart TV. The resort does, however, offer exclusive amenities that allows you to enjoy the rest of the resort. Spend select time away from the crowds in the Star Prestige Lounge at one of the numerous social events with premium beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres; or just enjoy cocktails at the private beach club open bar, but imbibe just enough to hit a straight hole-in-one at the on-site Iberostar Cancún Golf Club. Hurry! With only 156 prestige rooms available, this adults-only experience is exclusivity at its best and is yours for the taking at Iberostar Cancún Star Prestige,