429MAGAZINE by Carlos Melia this week St. Barth | dot429.com | My weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429MAGAZINE is out and online everyone. This week I am sharing my fabulous weekend in St. Barth, my absolute favorite island in the Caribbean, part of the exclusive collectivity of France that comprise the West French Indies. Frequented primarily by an upscale clientele and celebrities, this French island attracts discriminating travelers who favor an exclusive vacation spot. Check it out (here). Till next week. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Le Sereno Beach Hotel in Saint-Barthelemy | St. Barth, French West Indies | It has been a while since I left St. Barth, and since then I have been craving for more and more. As I have mentioned several times, I am not a huge fan of The Caribbean, but St. Barth has fully got me and captivated me. Plage de Saline is to my own ranking, one of the most amazing beaches I have been in my life. And of course, a great destination has to be matched with an outstanding hotel, and I found the perfect match for such an idyllic destination, Le Sereno Beach Hotel, located at the picturesque Grand Cul-de-Sac.
Fly in style with Tradewind Aviation in St Barth | St Barth, French West Indies, Caribbean | Once you fly private, trust me you will never want to go back to scheduled flights or airlines. Tradewind Aviation offers private and semi private jets to/from St Barth from/to San Juan of Puerto Rico. VIP ground guest services, speed customs and immigrations, cleared security. In less than 40 minutes you will be in style and full comfort at your destination.
GPS Carlos Melia at Plage de Saline in St. Barth | St. Barth, West French Indies | There are just no words to describe this island, and coming to see Plage de Saline yesterday, has left me speechless. Stunning natual beauty, that images will speak by themselves. All I have to add is that Saline is know to be the Gay Hotspot of the Island, specilly to the left side as you walk to the water. At the far end, also in a very European style, you have the fully clothing optional area.
Le Ti St. Barth Restaurant and Cabaret | St. Barth, West French Indies | Le Ti stands for Le Petite, a small version of what Saint Barthelemy has to offer by night. A small traditional Caribbean style tavern with a Cabaret, that brings the flavor or Paris and the Moulin Rouge to Saint Barthelemy. Live performers, fashion shows and lots of fun. Sexy waiters and performers, trendy deco where red is the star and low lights with candles set the intimate atmosphere. Located in the quartier of Pointe Milou, in the northeastern part of the island.
My day driving around Saint Barthelemy | St. Barth, West French Indies | So this morning I woke up and my hotel, the beautiful Le Sereno Hotel informed me that they had arranged for at MINI Cooper Convertible for me to, to explore and drive around the Island. So after a great breakfast, overlooking the Baie Grand Cul de Sac I jumped on my perfect island transportation, and ventured to explore St. Barth for the first time. Stops at Gustavia (aka. downtown), Plage des Salines, Gouverneur Beach and Loirent. A stunning sunny day, striking natural beauty and vibrant colors that only unspolied nature can produce.
GPS Carlos Melia at Le Sereno Hotel Saint Barthelemy | St. Barth, West French Indies, Caribbean | So this morning I left freezing New York City and arrived on the early afternoon to this idilyc French Caribbean island of St. Barth 0r Saint Barthelemy. Only 40 minutes flight from San Juan of Puerto Rico and 4 hours and 30 minutes from New York City. The perfect week or weekend winter gateaway. The easiest way to enjoy the best of both worlds, the class – style – service and cuisine of France, matched and combined with the flavor – sexyness and warmness of the Caribbean. I must admint, to be true to mysled and those who have heard me over and over the years, I have never been a huge fan of the Caribbean, but in all fairness I must admit that the West French Indies, have left me spechless. Nevertheless, still 3 more exciting days ahead to pronounce my final veredict.