Our cover says it all this month – Experience the Delights! Leisure travel is back and so are the tourists… maybe not in full swing, yet, but definitely in growing numbers compared to last year. It seems everyone from abroad is more than ready to forego the staycay and head for a true Caribbean vacay – crystal blue waters, gentle breezes, and tropical romance beckon!
With that in mind, we highlight Best Practices in Caribbean Tourism with a trip to beautiful Barbados and the distinctive collection of Elegant Hotels, part of the All-inclusive portfolio by Marriott Bonvoy. Each of these seven luxury properties – Colony Club, Treasure Beach, Tamarind, Turtle Beach, Crystal Cove, Waves Hotel & Spa, and the intimate House – has its own unique personality and brings a refreshing new dimension of delight to all who visit. Tour of the rum vault anyone?
When it comes to the pleasures of home life, the savvy design/build group at Construcciones Shaddai likes nothing better than to delight their clients with the finest accommodations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They share, “When you live here, you see the quality finishes and materials, the high ceilings, the LED lighting, the sense of spaciousness, the attention to detail – we want to give you more than a place to live… we offer you a place that feels like your home.”
The ‘dream home’ scenario continues in Kingston, Jamaica, where Tile City & Home Centre started in 1999 with one small location (actually a 20 ft. container!) and now boasts a fabulous revamped showroom in an 18,000 sq. ft. facility – about 10 minutes down the road from where it all began. With the latest product offerings from such renowned brands as Kohler, Porcelanosa Tiles, and Big Ass Fans, it’s a place where inspiration and imagination abounds for designers, architects, and retail clients.
No matter where you call “home” these days, I hope are keeping well and thinking positive. Enjoy the read, my friends!
Lorie Lee Steiner
Editor in Chief