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caribbean I'LL HAVE A BRUNELLO AFTER MY FACIAL COURTESY OF COMO HOTELS & RESORTS ed wetschler These five resorts offer fine wines and fabulous spas. Spas and fine wine? An awkward mix if you're really devoted to wellness and its Ayurvedic trappings, but despite the Buddhist decor at many Caribbean spas, most guests aren't seeking enlightenment; they seek pampering. And not just in the spa, but at dinnertime, too, so we've picked five resorts whose spa services are equaled by their wine service. What would the Dalai Lama say? Well, he's not your client. belmond la samanna, st. martin This rejuvenated classic offers French sophistication, Englishspeaking staffers, personal attention, a superior children's camp ($75 for four hours), watersports, tennis, and a beach with such velvet sand that the pools seem redundant. La Samanna's spa is hardly the largest in the Caribbean, but it is one of the best, with Sisley and Pure Altitude products, openair as well as indoor settings, and treatments that would restore a centenarian. The resort offers a superior fitness center and Pilates and yoga classes, too. Top: Private dining on When your clients dine at one of Smugglers Point at Cap La Samanna's restaurants, they'll Maison in Saint Lucia. find a wine list with 1,250 labels, so Above: Hot stone massage at Parrot Cay by yes, they'll probably find something COMO, Turks & Caicos. worth drinking. The selection is large enough so that instead of listing "French Reds" or even "Bordeaux," the menu breaks Bordeaux into Margaux, Pauillac, Haut-Medoc, etc. All 83 guest units have white furnishings and balconies/terraces with ocean views. High season rates range from $851 (Deluxe Ocean View Room) to $4,320 (4-bedroom villa). Extras such as spa treatments and a private dinner with wine pairing can be reserved when booking. You should inquire about periodic incentives, promotions, and FAM rates for travel professionals. radisson aruba resort, casino & spa Talk about leaving no (hot) stone unturned, the 13,000-sq.-ft. Larimar Spa has nine treatment rooms, a beachside cabana, a hair october 2014 25 26-47 CB HighEndStays.indd 25 9/24/14 10:20 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2014

Editor’s Notes
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Who is Today’s Luxury Client?
New Upscale Hotel Offerings in the U.S.
Tahiti: Blue Lagoons, White Beaches & Black Pearls
I’ll Have a Brunello After My Facial
Guadeloupe Islands Travel Planner
Silver Spirit
Crystal Serenity
Five High-End Stays
Morocco: Gem-Filled Destination
Ah the Spas, Latin America-Style

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