Best Restaurants in Venice Italy

Dining in Italy is always a feast for the senses.  If you want your senses to have the ultimate Italian rush, then the ingredients of delicious dishes and extraordinary surroundings, combine to make a trip to any of the best restaurants in Venice, Italy an unforgettable experience.  What exactly constitutes ‘best Venetian restaurants’, you might… Read more


Best Beaches in Mexico

Mexico is vast.  It is a country of 31 states and if you view a map of Mexico beaches you will see they occupy positions on the coastlines that greet the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Gulfs of both Mexico and California.  As you can imagine, trying to identify the best beaches in Mexico is a… Read more


The Best Dominican Republic Beaches

The sovereign state that is the Dominican Republic commands a glorious position with coastlines that embrace both the Atlantic and Caribbean.  It’s no surprise that some of the best beaches in Dominican Republic find a happy home along the coastlines of this 18,500 square mile paradise.  In addition to the array of unspoiled beaches, the… Read more


Grand Cayman Diving

What are the ingredients that make a diving holiday a success?  Well, it simply has to be something worth getting wet for!  Grand Cayman diving can certainly offer this.  Incredible reef structures, dramatic walls, an array of marine life and a good wreck – there’s more than one reason to take a splash around the… Read more


Fishing in Turks and Caicos

Whether you are an avid angler who has mastered the art of freshwater trout fishing or a new-recruit to the thrill of chasing a blue marlin, Turks and Caicos fishing will provide the perfect setting from which to cast your line into the unknown.  The beauty of the islands where nature and man can commune… Read more


Places to visit in Costa Rica 

I am very often asked, what’s the best thing to do in Costa Rica.  I then take a deep breath and start on the endless list of things to do and places to visit in Costa Rica that just goes on and on … and on.  This unique country is so many things …. It’s… Read more


Restaurants in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world. It is a country that offers a myriad of fun, action packed activities with gorgeous beaches, mountains, jungles and luxury Costa Rica Villas. A holiday can be busy or relaxing but certainly never dull. Each day’s activities can be interspersed with… Read more


Turks and Caicos Resorts

Getting it right!  That about sums up everything you need to know about Turks and Caicos luxury Villas and Resorts.  This island chain came to the Caribbean destination table a little later than a lot of other islands and so had the intelligence and foresight to cherry-pick all of the elements that inter-weave to make… Read more


Things to do in Antigua

It’s pretty likely that the prospect of 365 beaches to choose from has been a definite influence on your booking Antigua.  So now let’s take a look at some of the other amazing things to do in Antigua that might involve the mesmerising beaches or Villas in Antigua but can also include a wide world… Read more


Where to Stay in Costa Rica

It is said before you build your dream home, you should walk through as many other houses as possible.  Download images off Pinterest, trawl through architecture magazines and talk to just about anyone with knowledge about what you should include and consider in your quest for the perfect home.  This analogy could so easily be… Read more


West Indies Cricket

The West Indies Cricket team is rather lovingly referred to as the Windies.  Since 1928, when it attained Test status, this remarkable team has entertained and intrigued the cricket world.  With players coming from any of the 15 Commonwealth, from Barbados to the Jamaica, or Overseas Territories that combine under the Windies banner, it is… Read more


Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Mexico is a vast country – stretching from the Pacific across to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.  Its many States offer a very different tourist experience and the wonderful state of Quintana Roo is host to some of the most spectacular coastline, and luxurious Mexico villa rentals in the whole of the Americas. … Read more


Things to do in Cancun 

Introduction In 1974 a sleepy fishing village, sitting prettily on the shores of the Caribbean attracted the interest of property developer visionaries who built the very first hotels to accommodate lucky visitors to this exceptional location. Modern day Cancun has evolved through the years, now including a wide range of Mexican villa rentals. From its… Read more


Best Places to visit in Mexico

Without casting any major shade on both Canada and the US, it is unequivocally Mexico that scores all the points as a tourist destination in North America. This extraordinary country still celebrates its ancient greatness, mingled with its colonial past, all wrapped up in a modern and vibrant package. It’s a vast country that has… Read more


Direct Flights from London to Caribbean

With daily flights from London to the Caribbean, you can reach the stunning white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters within 9 hours from London to many exotic islands. The main airlines flying non-stop from London to the Caribbean are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, and most of the flights depart from London Gatwick. If you… Read more


Barbados Holiday Rentals

 THE HISTORY OF SOME OF THE BARBADOS BEST HOLIDAY HOMES Barbados is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean for British, American and Canadian Holidaymakers.  The destination first became incredibly popular when Concorde chose this stunning island as its only holiday destination. The first Concorde flight to Barbados was in 1977. With a… Read more


Facts About Costa Rica Every Visitor Should Know

Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the most fashionable and popular places to visit on the planet for a very good reason. Costa Rica is full of culture, wilderness, wetlands, colourful cities, stunning beaches, volcanoes, beauty, incredible food, national parks and history all waiting to be explored. If Costa Rica is not already on… Read more


Things to do in Riviera Maya

Introduction If you are keen to have a Caribbean experience but don’t wish to travel much beyond North America then look no further than Mexico, along the Yucatan Peninsula.  Tucked between USA and Central America is the glorious Riviera Maya that’s become synonymous with beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, archaeological sites that are both dramatic and… Read more


Things to do in Half Moon, Jamaica

Introduction Once you’ve made the sensible decision to travel to this world-class resort, you will be curious to know about the many fabulous things to do in Half Moon Bay, Jamaica.  So let’s get started …. This magnificent private resort is cleverly distributed over a 400 acre site lying on the northern shores of Jamaica. … Read more


Bahamas Fishing

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for life. Regardless of whether you want to dine on your catch or learn the art of luring the fish, the Bahamas fishing experience is the pinnacle of any intrepid holiday! Never has a… Read more


Best Beaches in the Bahamas

If you believe that you aren’t really on holiday until you are fully immersed in a turquoise and deliciously salty ocean, then you need to visit some of the best beaches in Bahamas surrounded by luxurious Bahamas Villas. This spectacular country, lying a few hundred miles off the US coastline, is made up of 700… Read more


Best Restaurants in Punta Cana

If you have decided that the Dominican Republic is your destination of choice then a list of the Best Restaurants in Punta Cana will certainly convince you that this fabulous resort is the place for you to stay. Whenever I am tasked with writing up a Best Restaurants Guide of some of the many stunning… Read more


Dining in Barbados

How can any country be this beautiful? Barbados is heavenly, and even though I have visited more than 20 times, I feel the same each time.  Barbados has it all. Gorgeous beaches, great culture, amazing beauty and the thing dearest to my heart fabulous food and restaurants.  Food is an enormously important part of any… Read more


Bahamas Points of Interest

Introduction – Bahamas Points of Interest The Bahamas points of interest start with the very geography of this country.  It is a large group of islands (700 to be exact) that stretch from the waters off the Florida coastline southwards across the Atlantic towards Turks and Caicos. These islands, 30 of which are inhabited, are always… Read more


Things to do in the Bahamas

Blissful relaxation, glorious food and exciting adventures are all part of the wonderful things to do in Bahamas.  There’s no need to restrict your ideas about what a trip to this divine part of the world entails – the possibilities are limitless. At Exceptional Villas we have decades of experience creating the most unique holiday… Read more


The Best Resorts in the Dominican Republic

In a glorious location in the heart of the Caribbean lie some of the very best Dominican Republic villas and resorts.  Admired by travel writers and the winners of numerous international awards, these luxurious resorts capture all of the unparalleled beauty of this dream destination and offer a holiday like no other to the discerning… Read more


Top 10 Things to do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a vibrant country, laced with vivacious greenery, nature reserves, fine sandy beaches and luxurious Costa Rica Villas.  If you’ve ever wondered what are the best things to do in Costa Rica then read on. I am going to give you the definitive guide to the Top 10 things to do in Costa… Read more


Top 12 Beachfront Caribbean Villas

The Caribbean is famous for its beaches. So much so that it has some of the world’s best and most pristine white sandy beaches caressing its gorgeous shores. But what if you could stay on one of worlds best beaches in one of the world’s best beachfront Caribbean villas? Well, I am delighted to let… Read more