CHRISTMAS ON THE BEACH

If a White Christmas isn’t what you’re dreaming of this year, there are other options. To somewhere warm and welcoming where you can feel sand under your feet rather than puddles under your boots, and sun on your skin rather than drizzle in your face. To a place where you can still have turkey and all the trimmings on December 25 – but a rum cocktail as well. Because this is your vision, and you can shape it as you please.

Avoid the holiday travel rush by scheduling your vacation during the first ten days of December, or book months ahead of time if you plan to visit the popular vacation destinations during the peak times. 60% procent of the christmas period is already booked in June. Most of them book a villa  for two weeks or for a week during the christmas or new years eve. Remember to call ahead and reserve spa treatments, golf tee times and other activities as well.

It may cost you more money but the great experience is priceless.
In fact, there are many fantastic places around the caribbean that offer the chance to spend the holiday on a beautiful stretch of sand – and while, it may be white, you can be sure that in these places, it won’t be cold.
If you do go to the Caribbean be ready to enjoy this period in a different way.

Here are my tips to help you on your way:

– Plan your vacation way ahead
– Pay in advance
– Think outside the box
– Don’t forget to enjoy
– Focus on making memories
– Don’t forget the photo album


Beautiful beaches, fantastic dinning and extraordinary houses

Half Dutch, half French, St Martin is liked for its beautiful beaches, fantastic dining and magazine-worthy houses.
Here at Key Caribe, St. Martin is a firm island favorite. We enjoy early mornings drinking tea on a stretching swimming pool deck, taking in the too-good-to-be-true views, and afternoons filled with water experiences like catamaran trips or snorkeling tracks.
In truth, we like it a lot we have actually assembled our leading 10 factors for going to the island, with the specialist insight of our concierge partners. 10 factors, one strong reason to schedule an aircraft ticket and go see for yourself.

 

1. Beautiful views
The hilly nature of the island indicates you’re given picture-perfect vistas from your personal rental property, day after day. Take Sunrise for instance: You can either sit in your garden or relax at your infinitypool and enjoy the oceanview. Sunrise is a romantic honeymoon villa. Needless to say, your social media friends will be green with envy.

 

2. Beaches, beaches, more beaches.
Trying to find some peace and quiet? Chances are you’ll have Friar’s Bay Beach virtually all to yourself. Choose the action of coffee shops and beach bars. Baie Rouge is prepared for you. For an unforgettable day out with your partner load a picnic basket for an afternoon at Baie Longue. Travelers preferred beach since you can bring your very own food and beer. Or possibly you remain in the marketplace for snorkeling? Mullet Bay is your best option. The major attraction of Orient Bay is the nude beach and the world´s famous Club Orient (“Club O”), the island´s only naturist resort at the southern end of the beach. Which’s simply is the start of the options that are possible..
3. Excellent dining establishments.
French food? Island-style food? A mix of both? Even the most critical tastebuds fall for St. Martin. Like the Creole grouper at Karakter Beach bar. For a taste of the French impact, try Auberges Gourmande in Grand Case, “Auberges Gourmande serves specials you would anticipate at a dining establishment in Paris– foie gras, an incredible wine list– it’s undoubtably among the very best put on the island for those who like a timeless French dining experience. However you’ll likewise discover terrific fresh seafood choices too, so you get the Caribbean style however in a noticeably french method.
4. Personal happy hours.
The very first benefit of personal mixed drink hour? You begin whenever you like, oh, and there’s no cut off point either. At Acqua, astonishing views are the best way to enjoy a cold one. Perched atop the Terres Basses hillside, the vacation home has a damp bar, stunning balcony and lovely gazebo. The very best method to take delighted hour from great to spectacular? Have the island’s best personal chef, and his group come and prepare a mixed drink and wonderful dinner.
5. Comfortable nights in.
You currently understand there’s an wide range of excellent dining establishments on St Martin. However when you remain in the state of mind for a night in, your vacation home is your friend. Some like to head out, however absolutely nothing beats remaining in your very own vacation home, paying attention to your very own music. C’est la Vie and the chef, included in the rental, will delight your taste buds with her superb Caribbean style cuisine.

 

6. Sundown reveals.
Whether you’re parked on Plum Bay Beach with a picnic basket, or you’re drinking wine and enjoying the aircrafts
fly over at Sundown Bar, the sky gives a great show night after night.  “The view at La Dacha is fantastic. It’s the very best location to see the sundown.”.

 

7. Water, water all over.
Yes, there’s terrific swimming, however there’s much more under the surface area. Take a snorkel journey out to Prickly Pear island, or scuba dive around Turtle Reef. If you do not wish to get your feet damp, we enjoy taking a luxury yacht or catamaran trip around the island with Captain Sebastian. A rest stop in Anguilla for lunch? Why not. Take the paddleboards for a trip to St. Barts? You have actually got the best concept!
8. Dreamy interiors.
A mix of cultural impacts implies several architectural designs on one island. For instance, The Reef immaculate interior spaces include a ground floor, well-equipped and welcoming kitchen, a spacious dining area with a long table easily able to seat 10/12 people and an impressive home cinema with seating for 8. If this is too contemporary for you we also have the timeless caribbean home Le Caprice.
9. The night life.
Friday night at the Soggy Dollar Bar in Simpson Bay is an island staple, and music fans will take pleasure in Sopranos piano bar. If you’re trying to find late night home entertainment, Bamboo Bernies has actually been on the St. Martin night circuit for rather a long time, and has an unique method of making visitors toss on their dancing shoes.
10. Because once is never ever enough.
When an island has all of it like St Martin, it’s even more difficult to let yourself go and head back to the daily routine.  “There’s a lot to do and see, it’s tough to cover all of it in one go.” Perhaps there’s a beach you didn’t get to, or a restaurant you kept passing by but never had the time to dine at. That’s why we continue to return, time and time  again.


Caribbean Fantasy

It’s March. You’ve had enough of the cold weather and are looking forward to spring. You just want to leave behind the dark days of winter and head to brighter, lighter and especially warmer times. But why wait?! Now is the time to start planning that eagerly awaited vacation where you can lie on the beach, go on an exotic getaway or take that picturesque overseas trip you’ve always wanted.

The carribean is the world’s greatest beach destination. These beaches are stripped down to their essence: sand and sea, usually with a sprinkling of palms to complete the fantasy. The warm sea that provide these shorelines with the blazing Caribbean sun hitting the ocean floor. Creating the beautiful colors that the water displays.St_Martin_Villa_Chateau_des_Palmiers_671_01bDreams can become a reality if you’ve ever dreamed of a villa on the beach, you’re not alone. Popular with celebrities, villas on the beach provide the privacy you need and are ideal for multi –generational family reunion, spectacular wedding celebrations, business meetings or trips of a lifetime.

You too can be jetting off to a tropical paradise in the Caribbean, this is not just for the likes of Barack Obama or Richard Branson (we’ve all seen those pictures and loved it!). If you are willing to spend the money, the possibilities are endless.  So get going because this month, you can make your fantasies a reality and kick start this season with your own well-deserved break!


What Is the Worst Time of the Year to Go to the Caribbean?

What Is the Worst Time of the Year to Go to the Caribbean?

Source: USAtoday

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/worst-time-year-caribbean-106942.html

There’s really no bad time to travel to the Caribbean, but some times may be better than others. The worst time to go depends on what you want to avoid most. Winter is the heaviest tourist season, while weather at other times of the year varies significantly.

Tourist Season

Winter is the busy season throughout most of the Caribbean. Prices soar and many attractions are crowded. Some places even sell out at times, especially around the holidays. Some travelers enjoy the crowds and the fact that everything is open all the time, but if this is your idea of a lousy vacation, then any time from December to April would be the worst time for you to visit.

Other Seasons

Caribbean beaches are relatively pleasant throughout the year, so there are plenty of other times to consider visiting. However, traveling between March and November has its own disadvantages. While prices are significantly lower and crowds are much thinner, there are also fewer services available than during the peak season. Hotels, attractions and even transportation can be more limited for the rest of the year. If you prefer to have as many options as possible, avoid the off season.

 Summer

Aside from the prices, summer is the worst time for most people to visit the Caribbean. The weather can be uncomfortably hot and muggy at the best of times. More important, summer is also the hurricane season. The risk of hurricanes is especially high in August and September. Even if none occur, this time of year is the most likely for tourist destinations to be closed. Unless you’re more interested in local culture, there’s not much reason to visit during the summer.

 When to Go

The best time to go to the Caribbean mostly comes down to avoiding the worst times. To skip the tourist season and the worst of the hot and rainy weather, plan a trip for spring or fall. November may be the best choice for most travelers, since you can avoid spring break crowds and get away from late fall weather at home, while still beating the winter rush.


St. Martin Heineken Regatta

Breathtaking, romantic, soothing, serene, relaxing..

These are the words that come to mind at the mention of Sint Maarten (pronounced Cint Marteen). If you’re looking for an ocean-side paradise with stunning views, rich culture, fabulous weather and incredible food, you’ve found it. With miles of glistening beaches and warm, crystal clear, torquoise water, Sint Maarten is a spectacle of its own.

If you’re a history buff, marvel at the colonial architecture as you saunter along the cobble stone streets or take in the stone forts that guard the coastline and enjoy a cocktail as you watch the sun arc across the sky.

If you’re an adventurer, you have unlimited options to explore from scuba diving and surfing to wakeboarding, 4-wheeling, hiking and zip-lining across the majestic landside. You can charter a boat and go marlin fishing or grab a glass-bottomed kayak and spend an afternoon swimmimg and watching tropical fish. St Maarten is a watersports afficiondo’s heaven with hundreds of possible activities including jet-skiing, kayaking, fishing, hang-gliding and kite-boarding.

Or perhaps, you’re more of a sailor and prefer the adreneline rush of cresting over giant waves, the gale at your back, the spray of the waves, warm water lapping at your cheeks. If that’s the case, you won’t want to miss the 36th Heineken Regatta, taking place next month, March 3rd to 6th. This spectacular event combines sailboat racing with intense celebration and is considered by many the largest regatta in the Caribbean.

So far there are some 120 boats registered with over 2000 sailors competing across four courses. According to the event director, registration will continue until just before the races and they expect a showing of some 200 boats in all. Last year, the event attracted captains from some 36 different countries and was incredible, this year will be absolutely amazing.

If you have a boat and you want to get in on the action, its not too late. If you can’t bring your boat in time, don’t fret, there’s still chance to register as part of the crew of a head boat. This late in the game you probably won’t get a spot on Scarlet Oyster, last year’s Regatta class winner, but there are many more options. For more info on getting into a head boat, check out http://www.heinekenregatta.com/boats_for_charter.php

Equally as exciting as the racing itself are the partes afterwards. Well known for their excesses, and lasting well into the night, the parties inlcude nightly concerts with many thousands of people. Past acts have included the super-popular hit band, the Black Eyed Peas. In fact, last year, Kool and the Gang showed up and upstaged everyone.

This beautiful island paradise is actually a merge of two distinct cultures, the Dutch colony Sint Maarten, inhabiting one half of the island and the French colony, Saint Martin, along the other, both of which share rich history in their fight for control of the island. Nowadays, visitors can enjoy the merge of French, Dutch and Caribbean culture, music and food – in fact, some say it is the culinary capital of the Caribbean – a place for gourmets to satiate their palates with a fusion of Caribbean and European flavors.

This incredible islalnd also has several Vegas-style casinos and there are hundreds of restaurants, clubs and discos to get your groove on and there are several boutique malls for high-end shopping and duty-free merchandise. Whether you’re coming to relax or explore or be to be adventurous or to enjoy the Regatta and its parties, St Maarten is where you want to be. It’s unimaginable. It’s paradise.

If you haven’t already booked a place to stay this year, don’t worry – we still have a few fabulous villas available. Remember that Key Caribe is your first-class travel team. When you call us, our professional travel planner will work with you to choose all the options that suit your needs. She’ll dedicate an expert concierge to you so that when you arrive at the island, a friendly face will be waiting to pick you up from the airport and stay close throughout your entire trip. You won’t need to lift a finger..

Give us a call now and experience luxury like never before.


Christmas in the Caribbean

It’s almost time to put the rake away and bring out the shovel. Winter has arrived, and Christmas is hot on its heels. Already, the familiar tunes are playing in the stores, and the staff has stocked the shelves with gifts and wrapping, ornaments and trinkets.
We all love Christmas; for many of us, it’s the one moment each year we can spend time with our loved ones. It’s a time for eggnog and carols, good food, another log on the fire, smiles and laughter. It’s a time to enjoy each other’s company and give thanks for all we have.
On the other hand, we all abhor Christmas too. The rush, the stress. If you haven’t already begun your gift shopping, you’ll be in for a real treat these final two weeks with packed stores and clogged checkouts, snarled parking lots and mile-long traffic jams.

This year, why not treat your family to something different?

Wouldn’t it be great if you and your family could spend some quality alone time, bonding? Break free from the usual headaches that come with Christmas and instead, let us take you on a Christmas vacation to remember. Let us worry about the headaches while you and your family make incredible memories.
Enjoy the magic of the Caribbean islands with an award-winning, first-class travel team. We offer a fullservice experience with high-end, luxurious villas on most of the best islands including Curacao, Aruba, and St Martins.

When you call us, our professional travel planner will work directly with you to choose all the options that suit your needs. She will dedicate an expert concierge to you so that when you arrive at the island, a friendly face will be waiting to pick you up from the airport and stay close throughout your entire trip. You won’t need to lift a finger.

Come and wiggle your toes in the luxurious white sand of a deserted island off the coast of Aruba.

Indulge in some well-deserved spa time on the beach in St Marteen or take the plunge and go diving with your kids to explore some of the worlds’ most beautiful coral and tropical reefs on the coast of Curacao.

KeyCaribe isn’t just an award-winning, luxury travel planner.

We’re also a full-service guest management firm. We have connections with the best realtors on the islands and can offer you time in the most luxurious villas available. Plus, our concierge service is second to none; we can quickly make your dreams a reality.
Most importantly, when you book a vacation through KeyCaribe, you can feel safe and secure in the knowledge that everything will go masterfully from the moment you call us. But don’t take it from us;

check out what some of our clients have had to say:

“I was blown away with the high level of service we got from Mitchell and his team at KeyCaribe. These guys seriously took care of us. My husband and I and our kids had a fantastic time at the villa in Aruba.. we spent a week, and I wish we could have stayed forever.”

Julie Taymor (Little Rock, Arkansas)

“KeyCaribe knows how to treat people right. We have travelled twice through them – once to Aruba and once to Curacao – we can’t wait to try St Martins next year!

“Susan and Jack Dale (Montreal, Canada)

Make your dreams a reality; book now to secure a beautiful villa for you and your family this Christmas.


Luxury Villa Rentals in the Caribbean

Villa rentals Caribbean is all you need if you are looking for a perfect place for accommodation while you are enjoying your vacation in some of the top Caribbean islands destination. Caribbean islands such as Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curacao are indeed the top option if you are looking for a paradise-like destination.

Island hopping in the Caribbean

Many vacationers and tourist prefers Caribbean because it is not just a top spot for sunbathing as it boast with some of the most sparkling and attractive beaches in the world but also the unique culture of each and every island scattered all over the Caribbean sea. That is why island hopping is just one of the top activities that a visitor must not forget to do while on vacation with loved ones. Caribbean is indeed the best destination for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

When planning your vacation in Caribbean, the place of accommodation is one important factor that you must not forget. Of course as you look forward to experience the uniqueness and beauty of the Caribbean, it is equally important too for you to be able to look for the best place for you to rest after long days of discovering the splendor of these .

Villa rentals Caribbean is perhaps the best choice for a place of accommodation. This is because you will have a place that you can call a home away from home. If you are looking for a fully furnished villa then luxury villa rentals in the Caribbean is all you need. These places of accommodation are jam-packed with some of the best amenities and facilities that money can buy.

As there are several accommodation providers in Caribbean, choosing can sometimes be daunting especially the fact that there are several companies that promises that they are offering the top notch services.

Good thing KeyCaribe is here to provide you with all your needs when it comes to a comfortable accommodation while you are in any Caribbean island. At KeyCaribe, the company offers the best access to some of the top locations in the Caribbean wherein the clients will able to experience the finest amenities, made-to-order activities as well as services that are personalized.

KeyCaribe makes sure that every client will able to have the best experience when it comes to amenities that the client will need. When you choose KeyCaribe as your premier provider for a luxury villas expect that you can get the best service 24/7.

Luxury Villas from Keycaribe

The luxury villas from KeyCaribe are top notch, wherein the company makes sure that when the client arrives to their destination is they can easily feel at home while enjoying the magnificence of the Caribbean island.

Aside from the premier luxury rentals, the company also offers couple rentals for couples of newlyweds who are looking for a romantic getaway. Family rentals are also being provided especially if the trip is for the entire family. Caribbean villa rentals on the beach with KeyCaribe is indeed the best choice because aside from the luxury and beauty of the place expect also for an affordable Caribbean villa rentals as well. There’s nothing you can ask for if you choose KeyCaribe.


Benefit of choosing a vacation rental

Experience the Benefits of Vacation Rentals
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Vacation rentals are becoming more and more popular among traveler looking for an experience far more different than the ordinary hotel stay, Thanks to the many benefits they bring like space, savings and authenticity. rentals do provide a more authentic and “local” experience than regular hotels, giving the traveler the ability to cook their own meals, shop at the local market, and mingle with real-life locals within the rental neighbourhood. besides the different facilities their are also perfect because the choices are endless. acation rentals come in a large variety of shapes and sizes to fit a variety of travel needs, with options ranging from condos and cabins to beach homes and villas.

Now if the above stil doesn’t persuade you enough to choose for a vacation rental? Keycaribe gives you a few reasons for why vacation rentals are the BEST option for you.

Rentals save you money

Among the benefits that you as a traveler may favor, studies show that 62% of travelers choose vacation rentals for the value they offer. The average price per bedroom per day of a vacation rental usually is approximately $ 30 lower than the average price for a hotel room, giving you more money in your pocket for other travel expenses. While the average square footage of a hotel room is 325, vacation rentals average 1,850.

There is room for everyone

When exploring the benefits,vacation rentals offer multiple bedrooms, which make them a leading option for families and larger groups of people looking to share vacation costs. having multiple bedrooms allows everyone to spread out while vacationing together. Having more room also helps alleviate one of the top-cited annoyances of family getaways: not enough quiet time for parents. Thanks to the extra space vacation rentals offer, two times as many vacation rental guests travel in groups as compared to hotel guests.

in Home amenities

a fully equipped kitchen is one Of the many benefits vacation rentals offer, having a kitchen allows travellers to cut costs by making some meals at home. Another benefit of having vacation rentals is having an in unit wash dryer. a majority of travellers choose vacation rentals for the home-like amenities, such as in-unit washers/dryers, which can add convenience and help guests cut down on luggage.

Experience the local life

authentic local experience Vacation rentals give guests a true feel for what it’s like to live like a local. What better way to experience a destination than by staying in a local vacation rental property?

Choices are endless

the best benefit of choosing for a vacation rentals is that their are different rental types to fit your needs From condos, private homes, cabins and villas to houseboats, tents, caravans and castles. Keycaribe offers many different vacation rentals in the Caribbean in island such ass Curacao,Aruba,St. Maarten, Antigua and more.