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Caribbean Living Winter 2015

Caribbean Living takes you beyond the beach, to the heart of the Caribbean and the most exquisite travel destinations. Jump into each issue and discover the best of Caribbean travel.

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letter from the publisher

Hello there, It's winter in the northeastern United States, Canada, Europe and much of the world. Yes, it's even winter in the Caribbean, which means...frozen cocktails, ice-cold beers, earlier sunsets, tropical breezes, and warm surf. This fabulous weather pattern has been in place forever and we love it! Join us in this issue as we visit properties that hold on to a vintage style from seductive eras of glamorous travel, while indulging their guests with the most luxurious amenities. Hop from Curaçao to Jamaica and over to Puerto Rico as we detail some of these amazing resorts. Indulge in the decadence of Nandana, the Bahamas' luxury villa vacation you won't want to miss. Andrew swings through Harbour Village in Bonaire and captures a glimpse of an even older history, while diving…

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Director of Photography Andrew Innerarity It's all about triggering emotion via imagery. When I convey the very essence of a situation with a single photograph, then I am complete, because the viewer understands the more than the moment, they know the situation. Features Editor Ava Rosales You can take the girl out of the island, but you can't take the island out of the girl. Creative Director Camila Lavori Beach chic is an absolute must in the Caribbean. You want to look effortless and relaxed yet put together at the same time. Fortunately, that doesn't require much when most days are spent enjoying the gorgeous beaches. For me, it's all about a great bikini, gold strappy sandals, and a silk print tunic. Top it off with a floppy sun hat and I'm all set!…

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island dates not to miss

The New Year is ushered in with warm and friendly Caribbean smiles and balmy breezes. Carnival promises a dazzling display of brilliant garments and hip movement that mesmerize and entice, especially in Trinidad and Tobago. Across the islands, the waters are inviting to dive, swim, surf, or sail, and on land, festivities abound where steel pans will be played, costumes will amaze, and culinary delights will satiate any appetite. JANUARY Festivities are jumping for the New Year on Nassau and Paradise Island as performers in elaborate and brightly colored traditional Junkanoo costumes march and dance to the dramatic drums, horns and whistles during The Bahamas: New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade, January 1 www.junkanootix.com Later in the month, there is a different reason to jump for joy as runners cross the finish line…

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new & noteworthy

Gansevoort finds a niche in the Dominican Republic and Karisma brings the “essence” of what it means to expand in grand style. Puerto Rico brings back vintage in a divine way and unveils new elements of several contemporary resorts. Oceania Cruises narrate art at sea and makes a culinary experience one of cultural understanding. Dominican Republic Gansevoort Playa Imbert, brings a luxury lifestyle resort to the country’s north coast province of Puerto Plata, with its impeccable style, service and amenities that are signature Gansevoort. Featured will be 48 suites comprised of one and two-bedroom lofts; three-bedroom apartments with private plunge pools and spacious terraces; and a collection of four-bedroom penthouses each with a private rooftop Jacuzzi. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed seascape views. Top this all off with a three-tiered cascading infinity…

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vintage travel and the big bang

With the roaring twenties filling out the pockets of so many and the Dirty Thirties, emptying them with rapidity, the Fabulous Forties seemed to bring a sense of stability to some, but the Nifty Fifties set the Caribbean ablaze. Sometimes things take a while to reach an island, for better or for worse…but when the Fifties came ashore, all the style, swagger, sexy and romance rolled in like a wave at high tide on a full moon. The Caribbean wasn’t unscathed by what was going on in the US and around the world, but like I said, for better or for worse, things took their time in reaching the tropics. I like to look at things on the bright side. The glamour, style and sophistication that spanned the decades of…

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{yo ho...} rum

Quick notes: For rhum agricole, the sugar solution called "vesou" is made from fresh sugarcane juice. The key word here is the fresh! Rhum, with the “h” is produced in the French West Indies. Martinique, Rhum has a designation, not uncommon to that of Cognac and Champagne. The AOC, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, ensures that your are imbibing freshly-squeezed sugarcane juice that gets distilled to about 70% alcohol by volume; pretty posh. , pretty potent. As for traditional rum, the sugar solution is made from molasses, which is a way of saying it is made from the by products of sugar production and water, making it far easier to replicate, and produce in larger quantities. The role of rum throughout the Caribbean is that of a smooth, charismatic, leading man who has been properly…