The New Sandals Barbados (And What It Means for the Caribbean)

The New Sandals Barbados (And What It Means for the Caribbean)

Sandals Resort in BarbadosA new kind of hotel for the Caribbean

The newly-minted Sandals Barbados delivers maximum luxury using cutting edge design, construction, technology and meticulous attention to detail and service.

But this isn’t about the quality of the hotel, which is superb. It’s about what the hotel means for the region.

The property, which held its grand opening a few months ago, is located in the south coast of Barbados on Dover Beach…READ MORE

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Perfect Little Caribbean Island: TERRE-DE-HAUT Guadeloupe

A Perfect Little Caribbean Island

Black-sand beach in GuadeloupeWhat is The best-kept secret in the French Caribbean? TERRE-DE-HAUT !

This is the best-kept secret in the French Caribbean, the tucked-away corner of a larger archipelago, Guadeloupe, that has, due to decades without direct US flights, remained hidden away from just about any tourist who doesn’t speak French.

Terre-de-Haut has almost no cars, just a slew of golf carts and solar-powered electric carts and scores of mopeds, driven by tourists and locals alike…..READ MORE

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Avoiding Back Injury While Traveling

Tips for Avoiding Back Injury While Traveling

Travel Healthy

Travel plans can mask the fact that travel itself can leave our backs – which often bear the brunt of heavy luggage, cramped transportation and unfamiliar beds – vulnerable to further injury, according to Daveed Frazier, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Atlantic Spine Center. “Travel can be extraordinarily hard on the spine, something that may seem like an afterthought when we’re excitedly making plans for our summer vacation,” explains Frazier, who completed two spinal surgery fellowships and is a published author on spine disorders and treatment. “But between cumbersome bags, uncomfortable seats, and too-soft or -firm hotel mattresses, the very idea of travel can be daunting for those with pre-existing back or neck pain.” But injuring – or further injuring – your spine while on vacation doesn’t have to happen if common sense measures are taken before and during your trip, he says. Here’s what Frazier tells his patients about how to protect their backs while traveling.

Protect your back while lifting luggage

No matter where your travels take you, the one thing almost everyone needs to deal with is luggage. Beyond packing lightly, if possible, try to use luggage with wheels so you don’t need to strain your back to carry heavy bags. Other baggage-conscious tips include:
* Bending at the knees and using leg muscles to lift bags, rather than bending at the waist. * Avoiding twisting the lower back while lifting bags. * Distributing weight evenly on each side of the body. * Carrying shoulder bags on alternate shoulders for short periods of time to avoid stressing one side of the back. * Renting a pushcart to move through stations and airports. * Taking advantage of curbside check-in at the airport so you don’t have to handle the bags yourself.

Traveling doesn’t always involve airplanes or trains

Sometimes an old-fashioned road trip is the ticket to paradise. But whether you’re sitting for hours on planes, trains or automobiles, the mere fact that you’re sitting for long periods requires some forethought to prevent back pain. Here are some ideas to help with your pain. * Use a lumbar support pillow for your lower back, or rolling up a sweater or blanket in a pinch. * Use an inflatable travel pillow around the neck to avoid neck strain while resting or sleeping in a sitting position. * Align your back against the back of your seat, keeping shoulders straight, and avoiding hunching. * Getting up frequently and moving around. Sitting too long stiffens muscles and places stress on the spine. Once you reach your destination, you’ll also reach your new (temporary) sleeping spot, which likely involves an unfamiliar mattress. Frazier offers a simple back-friendly tip for this eventuality. “While you can’t bring your own mattress along on trips – wouldn’t that be wonderful? – you may be able to pack your own bed pillow,” Frazier notes. “This is a good idea, since we usually wear in our pillows in such a way that make them most comfortable for us, and familiar to our neck and back.”

Best Hotel in the Caribbean – on Saba Island

The Best Hotel in the Caribbean (And the Best Table) in Saba is the Bird’s Nest above the Queen’s Gardens Resort, Saba.

SABA — I don’t eat lobster very often. Sure, I like it. But when I go to a restaurant that seems good, I always feel that the way to see what the restaurant does best is to order something else.

The lamb, the glazed mahi, the duck. Things that require creativity.

With few exceptions, lobster always tastes good, but it also always tastes the same.

That was, until I was sitting in a treehouse called the Bird’s Nest above the Queen’s Gardens Resort in Saba…READ MORE

 

Where is Saba?

Saba is a five square mile island located at Latitude – 17.38 North ~ Longitude – 63.13 West in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, 28 miles southwest of its international hub the island of St. Maarten.

Saba can be reached by air & sea from it’s neighboring island of St. Maarten. By air it takes a sprightly 12 minutes and by Sea a more leisurely 90 minutes.

Formaly part of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010 she became part of a Special municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands together with the islands of St. Eustatius and Bonaire.

 

A Floating Caribbean Hotel

A Floating Caribbean Hotel

By the Caribbean Journal staff

It’s one step beyond the overwater bungalow.

It may just be the first of its kind in the Caribbean — a floating hotel.

It’s called Aqua Lodge, and it’s set off the coast of the town of Saint-Francois in the French Caribbean department of GuadeloupeREAD MORE