HOME » LIFESTYLE » BOATING » Christmas in The Caribbean By Yacht: What Could Be Better? It’s hard to imagine a more perfect way to spend the festive season than to charter a sailing yacht, celebrating Christmas in the Caribbean by sailing from one paradisiacal island to another. The Caribbean archipelagos offer the perfect opportunity for joyously whiling away the festive season. Wake up each day in a different picture-perfect anchorage, feel the warm Caribbean sun and cooling sea breezes on your skin, refresh in crystal clear waters, and give a whole new meaning to a ‘white Christmas’ as you feel the blanket of fine white Caribbean sands between your toes. Then, when it comes to New Year in the Caribbean, your yacht deck provides the perfect spot to take in one of the many dazzling firework displays, toasting the year to come. Here’s how to make the most of your yuletide yacht charter. Exploring Christmas in the Caribbean by island group … [Read more...] about Christmas in The Caribbean By Yacht: What Could Be Better?
Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 7:05 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 When Chuks Nwamba graduated from college and entered work life in Detroit, he said he noticed a void in events that featured Afro-Caribbean culture, so he decided to create his own. His party, Jerk x Jollof, is a recurring, roving nightlife event that celebrates the music, food and culture from those parts of the globe. Nwamba has hosted the event in different forms at venues in Detroit, Ann Arbor and in other states. “When I was growing up ... it was like a family tradition to go to parties and be able to experience food and music and performance all at the same time .... all aspects of culture,” said Nwamba, whose parents immigrated to Michigan from Nigeria before he was born. “And in Detroit that was something I was really missing.” This New Year’s Eve, the eclectic and successful party is again taking over all three levels of Saint Andrew’s Hall where last year Nwamba said … [Read more...] about Jerk x Jollof rings in 2019 with an Afro-Caribbean jam
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper 9 Idyllic (and Newly Reopened) Caribbean Hotels to Visit Next Year Supported by Following extensive renovations, some of the region’s most beloved resorts are now more enticing than ever. ByJohn Wogan Dec. 18, 2018 By the time last year’s brutal hurricane season ended in the Caribbean, several resorts in the region — particularly on St. Barts, Anguilla, the British and United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico — were devastated. Collectively, the area suffered over $140 billion in damage, and tourism, the region’s main economic driving force, nose-dived. Buildings were flattened and basic services upended; on Anguilla, for instance, 90 percent of the electricity infrastructure was impaired, as was the main water supply. Just over a year later, though, almost all of the hotels in the … [Read more...] about 9 Idyllic (and Newly Reopened) Caribbean Hotels to Visit Next Year
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | New Flights to the Caribbean This Winter, an Island-by-Island Guide Supported by Update Airlines are adding seasonal nonstop flights that will help cut down on the travel time between the airport and the beach. ByMichelle Higgins Dec. 17, 2018 When planning a Caribbean vacation, you might begin by sifting through the latest list of top beaches or hot new hotels. But where you ultimately decide to go often comes down to one thing: how convenient is the flight? This is not a secret to the airlines, which also realize that the more direct the route, the more likely they are to get passengers’ dollars. Airlines continue to add routes to the islands from key U. S. cities. The number of nonstop flights between the United States and the Caribbean jumped 18 percent to 135,162 in 2018 from 114,150 … [Read more...] about New Flights to the Caribbean This Winter, an Island-by-Island Guide
Escape winter’s dreary skies and frosty nights by heading to warm seas and soft sand. Here are some of the top spots for island time. Warm front If you listen carefully, you may be able to hear the click of a thousand umbrellas being put away – and the sound of an equal number of parasols being opened. The noises are identical but they mean just one thing – now that December is here, the Caribbean has washed hurricane season right out of its hair and has sent itself on its way to the beach in its favourite pair of flip-flops. It invites you to follow its lead as well. For there is no better antidote to the British winter than a week on a sunny island 4,000 miles west. Like, say, Antigua, where seven all-inclusive nights in January at the four-star Verandah Resort & Spa cost from £1,809pp, with flights, via tropicalsky.co.uk. Havana ball Next year will be an opportune time to visit Cuba, the Caribbean’s biggest island, as its capital, Havana, is … [Read more...] about 10 reasons to visit the Caribbean this winter