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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
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.

Your Perfect Wedding Proposal Awaits at the Cap Maison Resort and Spa

July 18, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

You’re ready to get down on one knee, but you’re a little nervous, a little unsure of how to make the experience perfect, and basically need a little help upping the romance. The Cap Maison Resort and Spa in St. Lucia takes the stress out of planning the momentous occasion with the help of its Proposal Concierge. The Proposal Concierge (also known as your new best friend), is the ultimate partner in discretion, elegance and creativity who works quietly to handle all details and ensure that every answer is the only answer – YES! A few creative proposal ideas include sailing aboard a private yacht, kneeling under a full moon and returning to a beautifully decorated suite filled with tropical flowers, or enjoying the sunset on a cocktail deck perched above the waves where the ring gets zipped down the Champagne Zip Line. Make your reservations today and take advantage of the Proposal Concierge’s services to ensure an elegant, memorable, and perfect proposal.


Chocolate Festival at Jade Mountain Resort

November 9, 2011
By: Oksana Balytsky

The Jade Mountain Resort will be having its annual chocolate festival December 9th – 12th, 2011, and it is sure to be a unique and exciting event. If you’re a chocolate lover who is curious about understanding and experiencing the alchemy of chocolate, then this festival is absolutely for you. Cacao has a history in St. Lucia dating back to the 1700s, and this resort has over 1,000 cacao trees, which have been the source for harvesting cacao beans for generations. Make a reservation at the Jade Mountain Resort and be one of the first to taste their premier vintage chocolate.

Start off your chocolate weekend with a “Chocolat-tini” party, during which you’ll get to sip on a complimentary chocolate martini and enjoy exotic chocolate desserts including an incredible Double Dark Chocolate Fondue.

Saturday morning, from 10:00am – 1:00pm, take part in an engaging walking and tasting tour of the Cocoa Plantation and Organic Garden, and complete your day with an exotic, ALL chocolate 5-course dinner at the Jade Mountain Club.

Complete your heavenly weekend with a “Chocolate” Breakfast in Bed, where you choose the time, and the Jade Mountain Resort will take care of the rest.

Have you always wanted to jump into a pool of chocolate? We unfortunately can’t offer you that, but the chocolate festival at the Jade Mountain Resort will provide an entire weekend fully immersed in the world of chocolate, so be sure to take advantage of this unique offer.


Caribbean Escapes: The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia Reopens after Renovation

October 10, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia

News from the postcard-perfect Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The BodyHoliday-- the all-inclusive resort famous for its promise "Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind"-- has opened its doors after a $20 million makeover. The renovation added a brand new infinity pool; doubled the size of the Watersports Center; and upgraded the resort's public spaces and dining venues. Not to mention the all-new, open-plan Penthouse Suite-- complete with a marble hammam and a soaking tub for two with sea views. What's more- the resort is introducing two new beauty partnerships to guests: THALGO, a high-end marine-based skincare and beauty line available at the wellness center, and REN, a bioactive skincare line available in-room.


Night Snorkeling at Jalousie Plantation (Soon To Be Called The Tides Sugar Beach)

June 16, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Jalousie Plantation, Saint LuciaBack in 2008, we got giddy over the news that The Tides brand of chic, high-design hotels was planting a flag on the paradise island of Saint Lucia, "the Caribbean's "it" spot of the moment." The Jalousie Plantation is currently undergoing a $100 million makeover project and will be relaunched as The Tides, Sugar Beach in 2012. (The transformation thus far has included the construction of new luxury villas and a first-class spa.) Nestled in 192 lush acres of rainforest and white sand beaches overlooking the sea, The Jalousie Plantation is the only resort on Saint Lucia to offer night snorkeling- an incredible experience that provides an up close look at the nocturnal wonders in the National Marine Reserve beneath the Anse des Pitons.


Caribbean Escapes: 5th Night Free at The Landings St. Lucia Resort

April 29, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Landings St. Lucia ResortGet a head start on your summer tan with a jaunt to St. Lucia, the idyllic Caribbean island famous for its Piton Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site), tropical rainforest, and one of the world's few "drive-in volcanoes." Many of the island's acclaimed hotels and resorts are running special springtime promotions, including The Landings, the lavish resort nestled on 19 oceanfront acres on Rodney Bay's beaches. Revel in the resort's extensive facilities (a tennis club, seven swimming pools, a health club, your own private yacht harbour and a complimentary membership to the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club), and get a 5th night free through May 29, 2011. Flights to St. Lucia: American Eagle recently launched a second daily service from San Juan, Puerto Rico, further increasing accessibility to Saint Lucia from a number of markets serviced by American Airlines.