St Martin or St Marteen by Carlos Melia

St Martin or St Marteen by Carlos Melia  |  429 Magazine  |  My full article about my experience in St Martin is OUT and ONLINE at dot429 Magazine featuring my La Samanna by Orient-Express. Check it OUT. Read more about St Martin  Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Fort Louis Marigot St Martin

Fort Louis Marigot St Martin  |  Saint Martin, The Caribbean  |  Located on the French side of the island only minutes away from Marigot, the capital of the French side. Drive all the way up to the top of the hill and walk the rest of the way. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G views over Marigot, Marina Fort Louis, the bay and if you are lucky the silver sunset.  Continue reading Fort Louis Marigot St Martin

Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco

Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco  |  Saint Martin, The Caribbean |  Have lunch on the top of the trees, yes literally. That is what they told me, and I was OK… I have seen enough in this life so nothing quite surprise me anymore, but at the same time I always end up being surprised THANK GOD or life will become too boring right. Love to be outdoors connecting with nature? Or are you a daredevil and love extreme sports? Well there they have them both! Loterie Farm is a secret hideaway nestled in the hillside of Pic Paradis on French Saint Martin where you can wine, dine, climb, hike and glide over the treetop canopy. It is truly an eco-tourism and gastronomical experience you’re not likely to forget or find elsewhere. Shame on me, I only had lunch ha ha ha and a few local drinks.  Continue reading Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco

GPS Carlos Melia heading to Saint Martin

GPS Carlos Melia heading to Saint Martin  |  Saint Martin, The Caribbean  |  Last minute. So much for my quiet time at home in New York. Here we go again, and this time work will take me, one more time, on a glamorous commission in The Caribbean for Orient-Express. Invited by La Samanna by Belmond, I am heading off, this Wednesday for three nights, to Saint Martin in The Caribbean, for the first time. I am not the biggest fan of The Caribbean, but being the proximity to St Barth – destination that I do enjoy very much, I am open to give it a try and be surprised. Looking forward to explore the French side of the island. Will be reporting everything here so stay tuned.  Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia heading to Saint Martin

Le Sereno Beach Hotel in Saint-Barthelemy

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. Continue reading Le Sereno Beach Hotel in Saint-Barthelemy

My day driving around Saint Barthelemy

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. Continue reading My day driving around Saint Barthelemy

GPS Carlos Melia at Le Sereno Hotel Saint Barthelemy


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 or Saint Barthelemy. I will be speding here the next 3 nights, hosted by Le Sereno Hotel and MJL Select Hotels. 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. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Le Sereno Hotel Saint Barthelemy

OUT ON FILMS at W Vieques Island

OUT ON FILMS at W Vieques Island |  Vieques Island, Puerto Rico |  A collection of award-wining Gay and Lesbian Short Films from the most prestigious film festival in The Caribbean will take place at the W Vieques Island Retreat & Spa next May 2011 (13th to 15th May). W Vieques Island has partnered with The Puerto Rico Film Foundation &  CineFiesta, the prestigious Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival, to present a collection of award-winning Gay & Lesbian short films during a weekend of W Happenings at the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island. The weekend kicks off with a Welcome Party on Friday night, featuring signature Caribbean cocktails & tasty bites from The Living Room, and music by DJ Victor Rodriguez, followed by the first screening from our selection of short films. The weekend continues on Saturday afternoon with a SPLASH pool party on the WET Deck, followed by the second & third collection of short films & a post-screening party. The weekend wraps up Sunday morning with a Bloody-Mary Brunch at miX on the beach.
Tickets to the screenings are $75 per night, or $100 for a weekend pass that includes access to the Welcome Party on Friday night, the post-screening party on Saturday night and the Bloody Mary Brunch on Sunday.  Why Not Make a Weekend of It? The Out on Film Package Includes: Nightly Accommodation in a Tropical Oasis Room + Daily Breakfast Buffet at miX (including Sunday’s Bloody Mary Brunch) + Access to all Out-on-Film screenings + Access to Friday & Saturday evening parties, including complimentary cocktails. Rates starting from $419 (single occupancy) and $499 (double occupancy). Two night minimum length of stay required. CM

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