Welcome to the Summer of Adventure

June 20th, 2016

Today marks the first day of summer and everyone’s eager to make the most of the beautiful weather.  From sky diving to whitewater rafting, this season is all about embracing thrilling new pastimes.  Below we’ve highlighted four experiences that are ideal for a summer adventure.

Evian Resorts

What better place to paraglide than in the region where the sport was invented? From sailing on the biggest lake in Western Europe to paragliding over the Alpine peaks, Evian Resorts boasts over 80 outdoor activities.  The resorts even offer helicopter rides over the Chamonix Valley followed by a picnic lunch on the mountain.  Located between Lac Léman and the French Alps, Hotel Royal and Hotel Ermitage flourish in the summer with endless adventures for the whole family.

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle De France


Go on an afternoon excursion with the team of experts at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France’s sports center.  Choose any activity, from sailing to water skiing, and the resort’s team of Alchemists will combine their professional ability to interact with nature and their knowledge of the island to create an unforgettable tropical experience. You might even spot the hotel’s very own mermaid in the water!

Nayara Springs


Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica while staying at Nayara Springs.  Water rafting, canoeing, and horseback riding are just a few of the many ways to explore the tropical wilderness.  Those feeling especially adventurous might try the canopy tour and zip-line along the top of the rainforest, 150 feet above the ground.

Domaine de Manville


Only a short drive from Domaine de Manville, the Camargue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect place to explore Provence’s unique terrain.  Bike, bird-watch, and ride horses through the acres of wetlands. Those who wish to stay on-property can hike the 3 kilometer nature trail and take in the French countryside. The family-friendly journey is filled with panoramic views of the Alpilles, the mountain range that dominates Provence’s landscape.

 

 

 

how to celebrate national rum punch day

September 18th, 2014

This week in  NYC we really started to feel the chill creep up.  Instead of rushing for cashmere throw blankets and Farmer’s Market hot apple cider, we’re burying our heads in the proverbial sand and grasping one last inch of summer.  How?  By throwing a Rum Punch Party! We highly recommend you do the same to celebrate National Rum Punch Day on Saturday, September 20.  Here’s how:

Step 1: Mix up one or all of our preferred rum libations (recipes below)

Step 2: Tune into some Reggae and steel drum beats (may we suggest the Jolly Boys?)

Step 3: Fill your home with sand and palm trees and transform your bathtub into a swimming pool (optional)

Traditional Rum Punch at Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

3 oz fresh pineapple juice
3 oz fresh orange juice
1 oz g St. Lucia Distillers Crystal White Rum
1 oz St. Lucia Distillers Bounty Rum
1 oz grenadine syrup for color

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into an ice filled glass. Sprinkle the top with fresh nutmeg and dress with fresh pineapple.

Planteur at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in Saint Barth

  • 2 oz white and dark rum
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • .5 oz pineapple juice
  • .5 oz guava juice

Shake over ice and add fresh lime juice and cinnamon.

Blackwell Rum Cooler at Island Outpost’s GoldenEye in Jamaica

  • 2 oz Blackwell Rum
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 orange
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • 1 can of ginger ale
  • 6 to 10 ice cubes

Mix Blackwell Rum with muddled lime and orange, brown sugar and crushed ice, top with ginger ale and garnish with orange slices.

 

Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France’s Newly Renovated Two-Bedroom Villas: Perfect for Families

March 12th, 2014

Though known for its rooms that face Flamands beach, one of the island’s most beautiful, Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France has another side to it, the 15 rooms in the garden section of the hotel just across the road and a two-minute walk from the beach.

The top rooms here are the two newly renovated Garden Villas, each1,586 square feet. They accommodate up to six people and their large living rooms open onto an expansive wooden deck with a pool. Each villa is in effect a family compound, surrounded by a wall of palm fronds and banana leaves, which ensures privacy.

Chefs are available to make lunch and dinner in the villa, and Isle de France’s star babysitters will keep kids busy with sandcastle contests, French lessons, and shell art, or give parents some down time by taking children on excursions to natural tidal pools, a horse ranch, or a paint-your-own-pottery shop.

Key Facts About the Garden Villas

  • Renovated in September 2013
  • 1,586 square feet, accommodate up to six people
  • Two bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms
    • One with a king bed
    • One with twin beds
    • Full kitchen
      • Can be stocked with food and drinks and a private chefs can be arranged
      • Extensive outdoor space, including private swimming pool
      • Garden Villas start at €2,000/night (approximately $2,740)

Another great family option is the interconnecting one-bedroom garden bungalows, which can accommodate four-six people.

 

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LVMH Hotel Management

LVMH Hotel Management launched in 2010 to oversee the wider LVMH Group’s activities in the luxury hotel sector as a response to a growing demand for tailor-made experiences from a new generation of luxury travellers.

In addition to operating Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France since its acquisition by LVMH Group in summer 2013, LVMH Hotel Management is developing the Cheval Blanc brand through a collection of unique Maisons; today, the portfolio consists of Cheval Blanc Courchevel located in the French Alps and the newly opened Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives. Further openings will follow in Paris, Oman and Egypt. LVMH Hotel Management also operates White 1921 in St Tropez.

LVMH Hotel Management has complete ownership of its brands; their direction, design, service and management, led by its own, dedicated in-house team.  This team of specialists, selected from across the luxury goods and hospitality industries, demonstrates the brand’s commitment as a long-term player in the luxury travel market and to providing guests with an intimate and exclusive experience.

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