Accomodations

Inside a Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite at Tortuga Bay

Now that we’ve had a glimpse of Tortuga Bay, let’s take a closer look.  Over the next few posts, we’ll check out our two-bedroom oceanfront suite, we’ll walk the beautifully manicured grounds, and then relax oceanside sipping the milk from our freshly-cut coconut. We’ll check out the restaurants on the grounds, and share our favorite afternoon snacks.  We’ll take a trip…Read More

Short on Time, Long on Luxury: Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tortuga Bay

When our kids were young, we had no problem taking them out of school for a week or more to take a trip to the Caribbean.  That changed when our oldest went off to college, and our traditional Thanksgiving vacation was not possible.  Our daughter had only a few days off from classes for the Thanksgiving holiday, so we skipped…Read More

Just Back From Tortuga Bay, Dominican Republic

If you follow us on Instagram, you have probably noticed that we were away for Thanksgiving break, staying at the AAA Five-Diamond Tortuga Bay, located on the Punta Cana Resort & Club property in the Dominican Republic. We’re back, and preparing posts on our two-bedroom oceanfront suite, the outstanding food at La Yola and Bamboo, and the incredible service.  We…Read More

The Spirit of Jumby Bay, Antigua

The folks at Jumby Bay tell us that the resort is named after the Antiguan “jumbee,” a “playful spirit.”  Some reading on the origins of the “jumbee” or “jumbie” tells us that in some of the islands, the jumbee is a vindictive, mischievous spirit, and that you should take precautions, such as placing piles of sands or knotted ropes outside your…Read More

Dining and Cocktails at Jumby Bay, Antigua

It seems too simple to call it “food and drink” at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay, Antigua.  It was like fine dining at every meal, and a wide variety of cocktails at each of the resort bars. Let’s start with breakfast.  Served daily at the Estate House restaurant, you have a variety of choices at the buffet, a menu of breakfast favorites,…Read More

Welcome to Jumby Bay, Antigua!

Welcome to Jumby Bay, Antigua! “Welcome” seems far too common a word to express the greeting you get at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay.  It’s not just a custom upon arrival of guests.  It even goes farther than an expression that they are happy to see you.  At Jumby Bay, it’s like a big hug from your favorite aunt or grandmother, who…Read More

Family Travel: How to Pick the Perfect Caribbean Hotel

Best Caribbean Resort

When we look toward traveling to a new island, one of the first choices we make is the hotel, and picking the perfect hotel for your family is no easy task.  Picking the perfect resort, villa, or hotel requires research and consideration of what you need, and more importantly, what you don’t need, to make your vacation a happy one.…Read More

Take Me Back to the CuisinArt Resort, Anguilla

CuisinArt Resort, Anguilla

Coming back to The CuisinArt was like coming home again.  We stayed here on our very first trip to Anguilla in 2007.  I still remember the doorman calling to us as we ventured out for our first bit of driving on the island, “Left is right, right is wrong!” It’s a family-friendly resort that’s not too stuffy and not at…Read More

Eleuthera Trip Report Part 2: Our Home Away From Home – “Whel- Appointed”

We had never rented a house before, so I was a bit apprehensive.  We had learned through years of traveling that we used few of the amenities at the resorts where we stayed, and it seemed silly to pay for tennis courts, swimming pools, and spas, when all we wanted to do was hit the beach.  This year, we decided…Read More

BVI Trip Report Part One: Scrub Island

Wendy G. Gunderson

Welcome to Part One of our five-part trip report of our November 2012 trip to the British Virgin Islands.  Our trip report will be broken down by island, covering Scrub Island, Tortola/Beef Island, Marina Cay, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda.  First things first – the reason we came to the BVI – Scrub Island, or more particularly Scrub Island Resort.  Some…Read More

Feel at Home at Meads Bay Beach Villas, Anguilla

We have visited Anguilla three times, in 2007, 2009, and 2010. We stayed at The CuisinArt the first year, Meads Bay Beach Villas in 2009, and Anacaona in 2010. Meads Bay Beach Villas had the most luxurious accommodations, hands down. The four villas are staggered back from the beach, so Villa #1 is right on the beach and #2 is…Read More

Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

Wendy G. Gunderson

Our family loves to travel, but there was a time when we wondered if it was something that we could do.  Our son has been diagnosed with expressive-receptive disorder, which impairs his ability to communicate and understand language.  Because of this, verbal control wasn’t always an available option.  You might physically have to demonstrate something or stop him from doing…Read More

Paradise Found at The Cuisinart Resort, Anguilla

Wendy G. Gunderson

We first traveled to Anguilla in 2007.  When we arrived, the sun had set at Blowing Point Harbour.  By the time we arrived at our destination, the Cuisinart Resort, it was dark outside.  We awoke the next morning to a spectacular sunrise over St. Martin, which you will see in the image above.  The Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa, the…Read More

Nevis – Part One: Four Seasons Nevis

©Wendy G. Gunderson - All Rights Reserved. Any use without express written permission is strictly prohibited.©Wendy G. Gunderson - All Rights Reserved. Any use without express written permission is strictly prohibited.

Our nine days on Nevis were spent at the Four Seasons Nevis, located on Pinney’s Beach on the west side of the island.  For more details on our stay and what the Four Seasons has to offer, click here to read more… All words and images ©2006-2017 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information,…Read More

Join the Party at Anacaona, Meads Bay, Anguilla

On Thursday nights at Anacaona Boutique Hotel, Meads Bay, Anguilla, you can enjoy an Anguillan buffet along with a performance of the Mayoumba Folkloric Theatre, a show of stories and songs portraying the history of the island.  In this scene, the topic is the influence of rum!  Anacaona recently announced the addition of a new show, “The Night of Dance,”…Read More

Hydroponic Vegetables at the Cuisinart, Anguilla

Dr. Howard Resh explains how to grow so many great fresh vegetables and herbs in the regular sun and heat on Anguilla.  All that sun is great when you are on the beach with a drink in your hand, but extreme temperatures make it difficult to maintain a crop.  Cuisinart operates a hydroponic farm where they grow vegetables and herbs in…Read More