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The 12 Best Islands for Luxury Villas

In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than staying in a resort.

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Europe’s 10 Best Beaches | Trip.com

By Becky Mahan, Editor When one envisions “the beach,” images of white sand, waving palm trees and crystal clear azure waters probably come to mind, along with a sweet tropical drink (probably garnished with fruit), and maybe even a hot cabana boy. But beaches come in all shapes and sizes, my friends. Europe’s beaches are known more for their rocky shores, rent-a-cabanas, and even, gasp!, nude-friendly environments. Here are the best ones, according to Trip.com users: #1: Studland Beach and Nature Reserve – United Kingdom Photo: Studland Beach and Nature Reserve by: treehouse1977 flickr – Courtesy: Trip.com This nationally protected reserve is filled with miles of safe, golden beaches, sand dunes, cafes and equipment rentals for a fun family outing at the shore. You can also take the ferry across the water to Sandbanks to see the rich and famous — and their luxurious homes. Beautiful beach and coastline with a great beach café to stop and have a drink and a bite to eat. – Lisa C. #2:

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Sleek New UNICO Hotel Opens Doors in Mexico

A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and it’s called UNICO. And it’s a very exciting place.

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VIDEO: The Wonder of Bathsheba, Barbados

It’s the late afternoon in Bathsheba and a group of young surfers are gathered on the golden shores of Bathsheba, looking to catch the right wave.

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Why You Should Visit the New Riu Reggae Resort

Riu Hotels is now the largest foreign operator of resorts in Jamaica, growing from a single 400+room resort in Negril in 2001.

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VIDEO: The Most Mystical Place in the Bahamas

The Hermitage was built in 1939 by Father Jerome, an architect-turned-priest known for building churches in England and Western Australia.

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20+ Of The Craziest Festivals Around The World That Bring People Together | Bored Panda

The world is full of fun and crazy people, and these festivals are solid proof. This list features some of the craziest, messiest or most colorful festivals and events ever, which have gathered millions of people from all around the world.

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Rum Journal: A Bucket-List Caribbean Rum

It’s a rainy afternoon on the outskirts of Fort de France. We drive up a road through the waving green of cane fields and enter a dimly-lit distillery.

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10 Beach Vacations You Should Try Now

We urge travelers to look beyond sun, sand and sea and sample the region’s remarkably diverse culture, food and art. But we also love beach vacations.

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Five Great Hotels for a Dutch Caribbean Honeymoon

As trips go, a honeymoon is likely the most memorable one you’ll ever take, so there’s a lot riding on your choice of where to go and where to stay.

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