The Best Turks and Caicos Restaurants

Diverse, delightful, delicious, with an abundance of the freshest ingredients, Turks and Caicos restaurants weave magical dishes to please every taste. The gorgeous group of islands that makes up Turks and Caicos is sublimely located in the temperate and lush Caribbean Sea.  Here, Exceptional Villas has the most exclusive Turks and Caicos vacation rentals that… Read more


Best Things to do in Jamaica

Jamaica, at over 4,200 square miles in size, is a remarkable island located in the Caribbean.  It is a unique destination with a fascinating past.  It has an equally modern and vibrant culture that is experienced through the food you enjoy, in buildings and place names and especially through its people.  As you contemplate which… Read more


Best Places to Visit in Jamaica

It’s time to slip off the cares of daily life and step with me, if you will, into a timeless world of music, history, food, culture …. All wrapped up in a warm and glorious setting.  Laze on some spectacular beaches, chill out in one of our amazing Jamaica vacation rentals, navigate through tropical rainforests,… Read more


Luxury Villas in Kauai – Oscar Winning Beauty

It is no surprise to read that for over 80 years Kauai has been the island destination for movie makers who want to capture the true essence of Hawaiian beauty.  Some of the most celebrated films from South Pacific, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic World, Tropic Thunder and so many more, discovered that if… Read more


Corfu Points of Interest

Corfu, the most northern of the Ionian islands, is a 230 sq mile destination with numerous spectacular beaches that has charmed travellers for centuries.  Closer to Albania than to mainland Greece, it is an island that has absorbed the traditions, cuisine and architecture of its many occupiers while retaining its Greek-ness.  Today, the myriad influences… Read more


Rent A Private Island?

Is the world getting a bit crowded?  Yes, I think it is.  How many of you can walk more than 10 minutes from your front door without encountering other human beings?  Of course, this is a good thing.  We are not meant to live in glorious solitude like a lighthouse keeper. “No man is an… Read more


Things To Do In Halkidiki

Halkidiki or Chalkidiki is a peninsula in Northern Mainland Greece.   The peninsula is said to resemble a hand with three fingers or legs, as the Greeks call them.  This unusual shape creates an expanse of coastline covering almost 350 miles. With excellent beaches, wild forested regions and numerous well-spaced villages and towns, Halkidiki is a… Read more


Best Time To Visit St Martin

Saint Martin is still as beautiful and picturesque as ever and continues to be one of the most popular Caribbean vacation destinations from both new and returning tourists. This beautiful and friendly island is attracting and welcoming their past and future visitors with key new offerings. As you might already know the island comprises of… Read more


Best Restaurants in Ravello

Pack your appetites for we are off on a gentle gourmet gambol through this lovely municipality, visiting its unique and exquisite restaurants to sample Ravello food in all its incarnations.


Tuscany Tours

It’s beautiful.  It’s interesting.  It is geographically mesmerizing.  It is a feast for the senses. This is Tuscany. Welcome!


Best Restaurants in Sorrento

Any visit to Sorrento is a feast for the eyes. The clifftop drive, snaking around sharp bends hundreds of feet above the Bay of Naples provides breath-taking views that rival any destination on the globe. Never have land and sea been so well married to create dramatic colours, textures …. the essence of panoramic allure…. Read more


Best Things to Do in Mykonos

Mykonos, Island of the Winds, is a 33 square mile Greek paradise in the Aegean Sea.  93 miles east of Athens, this spectacular island boasts a mountain of over 1,100 feet that gives unparalleled views over the turquoise sea and beyond. Enjoying a classic Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine each year, Mykonos… Read more


Best Things To Do In St Lucia

St Lucia or Santa Lucia Caribe is the only country in the world named after a woman and if an island had a gender it could reasonably be argued that St Lucia is indeed well named.  Exciting, stimulating, beautiful, lush, bountiful, serene – all the very best superlatives used to describe how remarkable women can… Read more


Best Things to do in Positano

I will always recall the first time I set foot in Positano.  Like you, I had read the blogs (or travel articles, as they were so quaintly called in the distant past!), I had looked at many photographs in printed guides and brochures …. But, truly, nothing really prepared me for the dazzling reality that… Read more


The Best Time to Visit Barbados

Crystal clear waters surround this tropical island paradise. Sun-kissed white sandy beaches lined with swaying coconut trees and incredibly stunning views are just one of the reasons that Barbados has been voted the top destination in the Caribbean. The island is known for its glorious weather with a year-round tropical climate ensuring that no matter… Read more


Best Amalfi Coast Restaurants

Writing a blog about glorious Italian restaurants is indeed a wonderful pleasure.  Add to this pleasure the fact that these restaurants create their marvels of cuisine along the world’s most breath-taking coast line of Amalfi, and we are in the realm of ecstasy! The Amalfi Coast restaurants that are elegantly distributed across this peninsula, capture… Read more


The Amalfi Coast

Try to remember the most beautiful place you have ever visited – recall each glorious sensation as you relive the memory of the scenery, the tastes and the sounds…now multiply all of those sensations by a thousand, and you won’t even get close to understanding what makes the Amalfi Coast one of the world’s most… Read more


The Best Places to Stay in Santorini

If you are a first-time visitor to this beautiful island and are trying to work out the best places to stay in Santorini, then it is important to first get an understanding of the geography of this stunning small island. It is just 95 square meters in size, and the coastline is 69 meters in… Read more


The Best Restaurants in St Barts

As owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas, I am often asked where is my favourite place in the world to go on vacation? With so many beautiful places in the world, I am unable to limit my answer to just one vacation spot. My answer to this question is always the same; Italy, The Maldives,… Read more


Best Restaurants in Antigua: The Top 9

The tropical island of Antigua is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations. A historical island that offers a fascinating culture, friendly people, spectacular Antigua rentals and best of all there is endless sunshine. What makes Antigua so popular is its stunning sun-kissed white sandy beaches of which there are 365, one for every day… Read more


From Tuscany to the Amalfi Coast

From Italian Villas in Tuscany to your luxury villa in the Amalfi Coast, how do you choose?  Each part of Italy is so individually beautiful and so incredibly unique. The thing that all parts of Italy have in common are amazing food, breath-taking scenery, phenomenal history, friendly passionate fashionable people and great art. If you… Read more


17 Caribbean Destinations with Direct Flights from New York

The Caribbean is one of the easiest destinations to reach from New York. In fact, there are flights daily to almost every island in the Caribbean. It is especially ideal for those New Yorkers who want to escape the Winter snow and cold weather and trade it for a sun-kissed powdery white sandy beach on… Read more


The Ultimate St Barts Travel Guide

I am passionate about St Barts and get excited every time I visit to look at the newest homes, restaurants, hotels and shops on the island.  When I am asked where I choose to go on vacation, my answer is always St Barts in the Winter and Italy in the Summer. My Ultimate Italy Travel… Read more


The Best Villas in Santorini

Santorini is the most famous and well-known island in Greece. It is best known for its famous sun sets and incredible views. Santorini was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC giving the island its rugged look. The landscape is now filled with white washed luxury villas, overlooking the sea. The main… Read more


St Barts After Irma: Open For Business

St Barts is open for business and is looking more beautiful than ever. The island is delighted to be welcoming guests after suffering damage caused during hurricane Irma earlier this year. However, the island has recovered magnificently and welcomed their first guests in mid-November. The island is starting to get back to normal with most… Read more


Essential Barbados Travel Guide

With some many beautiful Caribbean islands to choose from, how do you choose the perfect one for you? As owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas, the question constantly asked is which is the nicest island? And which is the best Villa? There is no right answer to this question as each of the islands are… Read more


Nevis Villas to Triathlon

I have always liked a challenge. On our first visit to inspect the many Nevis rentals, our wonderful host from Paradise Beach Resort which has some of the best Nevis villas, told us all about the Nevis Triathlon. My ears pricked up because I had always wanted to try a triathlon, but I am a… Read more


Essential Turks and Caicos Travel Guide

Peel back the glamour of Turks and Caicos, and you will find an island that is as naturally beautiful as it is glamorous. I am lucky to travel all around the world as owner of Exceptional Villas, and I can honestly say that Turks and Caicos is one of my most favorite destinations on the… Read more