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Caribbean Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms and Private Villas

Written by Meg Nolan Van Reesema, Photographed by Jessica Antola

  • October 19, 2010
  • Hardcover
  • Travel - Pictorials
  • Rizzoli
  • 9 x 11
  • $50.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-0-8478-3292-7

About This Book

Featuring stunning escapes selected for their unique views, unrivaled décor, and one-of-a-kind ambience, this book is the perfect gift for both the sophisticated traveler and the interiors aficionado. Every traveler wants to feel as if they are the first to discover their destination—that’s why staying somewhere fresh, somewhere that is still a well-kept secret, is so important. Travel journalist and hotel expert Meg Nolan Van Reesema has combed the Caribbean for the most exotic, exclusive places to stay, from the relaxed, chic bungalows of Hermitage Bay in Antigua with their dark wood furnishings and freestanding tubs, to the open-air guest rooms of Jade Mountain in St. Lucia with unparalleled views of the Piton peaks, and The Fustic House, an exceptional private estate in Barbados with an Oliver Messel design that allows guests to enjoy every island breeze. Luxuriate in the spectacular Balinese furnishings of Anguilla’s Bird of Paradise Villa, or relax in the cosseted bliss of the Colleton Suite at Cobblers Cove in Barbados, a classic English interior with four-poster bed, fringed curtains, and private terrace. Featuring destinations from fifteen islands, and with more than two hundred lavish photographs of stunning interiors and unforgettable ocean vistas, the book is an invaluable guide to the finest guestrooms in the Caribbean.

About the Author

Meg Nolan Van Reesema is a writer and editor specializing in luxury travel and interiors. She has worked at Vanity Fair and Town and Country, among others. She is the author of Italian Hideaways.

Jessica Antola has photographed for Vanity Fair and Travel + Leisure, among other magazines.

Reviews

  • “As if you needed a reason to take an island vacation, Caribbean Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms and Private Villas comes out this month. The book takes you onto ocean-view terraces and into canopy beds at 30 little-known destinations. Most people can’t keep a secret, so you better hurry.” ~Hemispheres
     
    “The accommodations live up to their ‘hideaway’ status as refuges with seclusion and serenity.” ~Chicago Tribune
     
    “No cruise ships here, no mass tourism…just serenity, magic and enchantment. BRAVO.” ~Global Writes
     
    “Seasoned travel journalist and luxury hotel expert Meg Nolan Van Reesema sussed out the Caribbean’s most exotic and exclusive escapes for her entrancing new book Caribbean Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms and Private Villas from Rizzoli. The thirty gorgeous destinations from fifteen islands featured in the book were chosen for their unique views, elegant décor—no examles here of the tacky tropical style we like to call ‘Caribbean Awful’—and unique ambience. Over 200 vibrant photographs by Jessica Antola bring the desirable destinations to life, while practical information about the best suites, what to expect during your stay, and the local surroundings is also included.” ~Luxist
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