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Fresh cocktails prepared by your own bartender!
Fresh cocktails prepared by your own bartender!

Best Staffed Villas in the Caribbean



The only thing better than staying in a Caribbean villa is staying in a staffed Caribbean villa. After all, who really wants to cook on vacation? Some travelers like the idea of grilling their own fresh-caught fish, but being wined and dined while watching a tropical sunset is…

Party all night along the picturesque coastline
Party all night along the picturesque coastline

SXM Festival: The Hottest Music Festival in the Caribbean

St. Martin’s annual music festival is back and better than ever! The Caribbean is home to rich culture and history, and the SXM Festival is a great way to enjoy all the vibrance the islands have to offer.

Tipping in the Caribbean: An Island by Island Guide

Tipping can be one of the trickiest parts of travel— some regions won’t accept tips at all, whereas others will tack on additional fees until you’re bone-dry. The Caribbean is made up of several different cultures and islands, and our team at WhereToStay wants to clear up any misconceptions or…

Family Friendly Carnivals In The Caribbean

The Caribbean is beaches, sun, sand, exotic locales and…carnivals?
Most definitely. Carnivals aren’t just crazy, costumed parties. They are a great way for you and your family to soak up a bit of local Caribbean culture, religion, history and food while having a lot of fun doing it. And yes,…

Every beach is beautiful in the Caribbean
Every beach is beautiful in the Caribbean

Hitting the Caribbean from A to Z

There’s no denying the fact there are endless things to see, foods to try, and places to experience in the Caribbean. Instead of listing a specific category, we thought it would be fun to find all these things for letters of the alphabet. Maybe we have too much time on…

conch shell sign
conch shell sign

Top 9 Caribbean Bucket List Items - What’s Your #10?

Whether it’s a neatly organized Pinterest board, a scratched up legal pad list or a multi-page journal entry, most of us have crafted some sort life “wish list” of accomplishments we want to achieve before we kick the proverbial bucket.

In our humble opinion, a bucket list just wouldn’t be…

You Miss A Lot When You Island Hop!

I sort of dig Caribbean cruises. I enjoy sampling different islands, I like the onboard activities, and I kind of love being able to eat every hour if I want to. That being said – there is one thing that will make me to rent an island villa over cruising…

A Vacation to Anguilla Gets Easier

Many Anguilla visitors are probably already familiar with FUNTIME Charters sea shuttle service. With their fleet of six powerboats, they provide shuttle service to and from St. Maarten airport, St. Barths, and offer private charters for excursions.

Their new sea shuttle schedule has made it even more convenient to get…

La Samanna Gets a Makeover

St. Martin’s beautiful La Samanna Villas has just completed their first phase of an $8 million makeover.  50 out of 83 of the air-conditioned guest rooms, suites and cottages were renovated with new furnishings, artwork and upgraded bathrooms.

The second phase of renovations is set to begin in August,…

The look of a private resort with the privacy of a villa
The look of a private resort with the privacy of a villa

Sandyline Villa

Nestled into the hillside in the exclusive private enclave of Terres Basses and just 20 mins from an international airport,  Sandyline Villa is a newly completed world class, privately owned estate perfectly designed for entertaining. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea surrounded by gardens, this property presents the perfect blend of…

Caribbean arrivals up 4.5 percent in first four months of 2010

U.S. arrivals to the Caribbean are on the rebound, according to John Maginley, chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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