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Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Cool Pools: Colony Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Make the most of your holiday to Barbados with a range of experiences right at your fingertips.
Families and groups will enjoy the spacious accommodations at Colony Club, which include
20 luxury poolside rooms with private access to the meandering, lagoon-like pool. 

Colony Club

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Have an Aquatic Adventure at Westin Puntacana Resort and Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Westin Puntacana Resort and ClubIf you are fans of aquatic adventures, you'll want to check into Westin Puntacana Resort and Club. The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is conveniently located in the Playa Blanca area of the magnificent 15,000-acre PUNTACANA Resort & Club. 

Located on 3 miles of white sand beaches along the Caribbean Sea, this luxury resort is the perfect home base for a water-filled active vacation. The 87,000-square-foot Punta Cana Aquatic Center at Puntacana Resort & Club offers a range of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and water skiing. 

It also offers:

Boating: The resort has boats suitable for romantic cruises for two or a family adventure.Westin Puntacana

Kiteboarding: The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club offers kiteboarding lessons through the Kit Club Punta Cana, the first and only fully IKO certified kite school on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Playa Blanca is an ideal location to learn how to kiteboard thanks to the flat, waist high water and steady winds. Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels in both private and group sessions. 

Scuba Diving: Whether you are a seasoned diver or this is your first step toward certification, The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club is the perfect place to begin your next underwater adventure. The resort offers PADI certification classes as well as underwater tours of nearby sunken ships.

Deep Sea Fishing: Full and 1/2 day deep sea fishing excursions are a great way to enhance your vacation. The resort's boats range in size from 37 to 54 feet, and it is known worldwide for its big game fishing.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Professional instructors can get all ages and sizes up and paddling in just a few minutes. The resort also hosts Paddle Surf Eco Tours through the Puntacana Marine Reserve. 

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Dining al Fresco: Carlisle Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Indigo on the Beach restaurant is the relaxed heart of Carlisle Bay. Sea breezes fill the open-sided room
and terrace. Tables are spread out over a wooden floor on which bare feet are welcome, at any time of day.
Dishes tend toward the fresh and healthy - grilled seafood, salads, home-made breads and pastas - while
children can enjoy the flexible menus designed just for them.

Carlisle Bay

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Dining al Fresco: Caneel Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Perched atop the Caneel Bay's 18th-century sugar mill ruins, overlooking the stunning scenery
surrounding Caneel Bay, ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill offers a menu of northern Italian fare presented
by famed local restaurateur John Ferrigno and his team. Bask in the breeze in this open-air
environment while you gaze at the shimmering lights of St. Thomas, scattered along the horizon.

Caneel Bay

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Cool Pools: Taiwana


By: Five Star Alliance

Located in the heart of the hotel, Taiwana's main pool overlooking the beach offers a unique place for relaxation and is a gateway to the wide variety of activities available at the resort.

Taiwana

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Dining al Fresco: The Caves


By: Five Star Alliance

The Blackwell Rum Bar at The Caves was created from two limestone grottos. 
There is a full bar, where guests can enjoy after dinner drinks – or cocktails made
with Blackwell Rum. The Lounge area opens up to the turquoise ocean, and is fully
furnished with cut stone tables and benches built by local stone masons. 

The Caves

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Best Bathrooms: Belmond La Samanna


By: Five Star Alliance

For those wondering where to stay in St. Martin, the Deluxe Ocean View Rooms
at Belmond La Samanna are an inviting haven. Marble or Caribbean-style
bathroom feature cotton bathrobes and slippers, along with other luxury amenities.

La Samanna

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New to Five Star Alliance: Cobblers Cove


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of grace and tranquility to discerning travelers.

Cobblers Cove

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