429MAGAZINE by Carlos Melia this week St. Barth

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

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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

Fly in style with Tradewind Aviation in St Barth

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. Continue reading Fly in style with Tradewind Aviation in St Barth

GPS Carlos Melia on my way back to New York in style

GPS Carlos Melia on my way back to New York in style  |  St. Barth, West French Indies  |  What a best way to finish my four days experience to the chic island of Saint Barthelemy, than on a Semi Private Turbo Jet. No lines, speed immigrations and customs clearance.. and all way through VIP service by local supplier with base in San Juan of Puerto Rico, Tradewind Aviation. In my case was a 40 minutes flight from Saint Barthelemy to San Juan de Puerto Rico, with amazing views of the waters and islands of the Caribbean. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia on my way back to New York in style

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

Travel Update Le Sereno and St. Barth here I go

Travel Update Le Sereno and St. Barth here I go  Saint Barthelemy  |  Next Monday, I am heading for the first time to the idilic French West Indies of St. Barth. Emerged as one of the world’s most elegant and fashionable resorts. Frequented primarily by an upscale clientele,  attracts discriminating travelers who favor an exclusive vacation spot. I am being hosted by Le Sereno Hotel, an intimate, elegant sanctuary. A beachfront gem with 37 exquisitely furnished suite and villas. Continue reading Travel Update Le Sereno and St. Barth here I go