Calling all escape junkies. This travel eye candy might just inspire you to book the next flight to the tropics.Jamaica Vacations

The spot:

The SPA Retreat in Negril, Jamaica.

Why we love it: 

There is absolutely nothing generic about this adults-only escape – from the 18 handcrafted stone cottages you’ll call home base to the seawater pool and exotic grey cliffs. (And yes, you read that right, no kids.) 

On the to-do list: 

Order a cocktail at the poolside bar. Nap under a shaded cabana. Then take a ladder down to the ocean for some snorkeling in the property’s coral reef. After it all? Try sunset yoga or Pilates at the open-air SPA pavilion, followed by some cliffside farm-to-table dining

Ready to jet? Our The SPA Retreat – Jamaica Boutique opens Thursday, May 8, at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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May 8, 2014

No matter how hard I wish for beach weather, the Boston forecast seems to be stuck in gloomy rain mode. As a result, I’ve been spending a lot of time daydreaming of a place where things aren’t so grey. I’m talking turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, palm trees…

I simply cannot get my mind off the Caribbean. So, in the name of daydreaming, I’ve crafted my own imaginary (for now) island itinerary where my days are filled with scouring local markets, dancing to reggae, cruising by sunset, and – of course – spending a hefty amount of time poolside. I’ve even gone ahead and planned my ever-so-stylish outfits, too. (Because you never know when someone might offer you a free flight.)

Caribbean Outfits

Our Globetrotting Style: Off to the Caribbean Boutique opens Thursday, April 11, at 3PM ET. And if you’re inspired to pack your bags yourself, our Time to Globetrot: The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa also opens Thursday, April 11, at 3PM ET.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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April 11, 2013

CasaSandra

The bikini is packed. You’ve stocked up on SPF. Chic new sunglasses are stored in their case. What’s left to do in preparation for an upcoming island getaway? I, for one, like to get into a tropical frame of mind – and nothing says tropical like a coconut concoction (liquid or otherwise).

Try one (or all, we’re not judging) of these delectable recipes before hopping the border so you’re totally prepared for the onslaught of relaxation.

Frozen Coconut Drink: Think of this as an embellished piña colada. All you need? Coconut ice cream and rum.

Coconut Macaroon Pancakes: Because you’re not on vacation until you stop counting calories. (Don’t feel too guilty – coconuts are healthy, after all.)

Coconut Shrimp: Dress up your favorite seafood with shredded coconut. Shrimp cocktail who?

Coconut Flan: For those of you more ambitious in the kitchen than I (a.k.a. anyone reading this), try your hand at this upgraded Iberian dessert.

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie: This basically begs to join you poolside.

Now that you’re ready (and an expert in all things coconut), start planning your getaway. Our CasaSandra – Holbox Island, Mexico Boutique opens Friday, March 1, at 11AM ET.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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March 1, 2013