Whether you have visited the islands for years, or whether this is your maiden voyage, you can easily explore more than one island during your stay...with a little help from your friends!
In this month's issue, we'll offer 5 great tips that will add sparkle to your next Caribbean villa adventure!
Nancy M. Anderson,President & BrokerMcLaughlin Anderson Luxury VillasSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands www.mclaughlinanderson.comOn-island villa rental experts since 1985
|Discover the islands like a pro!|
| Island-hopping - 5 easy tips|
3 - Use us! We're here to help! Your island managers (we and our various colleagues) live here and will offer guidance on ferries, seaplanes, and private charters to get to your daytrip destination with minimal hassle and guesswork. Our Concierge will provide current information and make reservations if needed, for all that you want to do.
4 - Think comfort. Sunscreen is very important for all skin hues. Hats with wide brims, visors and sunglasses will increase your protection. Wear lightweight clothing in white or light colors and sturdy footwear. Bring along water to drink, and give the same attention to your children.
5 - Tune in. You're on vacation, but you will be among people who are going about their daily lives. A pleasant greeting such as "good morning" or "good afternoon" is the best way to get the attention you need to ask a question on the fly, and you may even make a new friend or discover your next vacation spot!
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|2011 BVI Spring Regatta|
|Need a villa for the Regatta? |
Since 1972, the annual pilgrimage of stalwart sailors to the BVI Spring Regatta has grown in numbers from just 25 entries to 150... attracting top talent from around the world! Even with the worldwide attention, Caribbean sailors continue to provide the foundation and spirit of competition that keeps the BVI Spring Regatta among the top sailing events around the globe.
The 40th anniversary celebration of the Regatta is set for March 28-April 3 with races, special events and entertainment to thrill all in attendance.
Steele Point West End Tortola (Don Hebert photo)
Limited accommodations are still available on Tortola (including Steele Point, pictured at left) for those who would like to enjoy the festivities!
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|Private, exquisite Isla Vista!|
|Isla Vista on St. John an instant hit
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Photo by Steve Simonsen
New to our villa rental program is Isla Vista, and things are looking up for this ultra-private and elegant property. Recent visitors left an enthusiastic rave, with instructions to share their joy with Isla Vista villa on St. John...!
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|On the Rocks a new favorite|
|Virgin Gorda villa and team earn high marks!
|On the Rocks
Virgin Gorda, BVI
Little Trunk Bay Estate
Photo by Don Hebert
Within walking distance to an idyllic white sand beach and gently secreted amongst majestic boulders, On the Rocks became a new favorite villa for these seasoned travelers. They not only praised the property, but the extensive management team, from McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas' Concierge Angela, to the island manager Bernadette and her staff...
Read more Virgin Gorda villa reviews...
|The Ritz-Carlton Club® St. Thomas|
|Beachfront luxury, island style
|The Ritz-Carlton Club® St. Thomas
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with its well-appointed 2-bedroom Residences
, 3-bedroom Residences
and 2-bedroom Suites
offer superb accommodations and detailed attention to the discriminating traveler.
Here, you will enjoy the privacy of residential living within a fully-staffed resort with Concierge, a European health spa & health club, aquatics center, and access to a 53-foot catamaran for private charters, sunset cruises and daysails; the Ritz Kids program provides constructive fun for the younger set. Fun in the sun is a given - The Ritz-Carlton Club was selected among the Best Caribbean Snorkeling Resorts
by Caribbean Travel + Life
feature full kitchens (Saturday to Saturday rentals) and Suites
(Friday to Friday rentals) feature bistro kitchens + Dining Club privileges (all-day beverage service, breakfasts, panini sandwiches and salads at lunch, and warm hors-d'oeuvres and desserts at supper).
A lighted tennis court, heated pools (including a kiddie pool) and both in-room and restaurant dining are also available on this gated 15-acre beachfront property.
Contact Reservations for latest availability at 1-800-537-6246 or 1-800-626-6246 Monday-Saturday or email Reservations: email@example.com
|Why we're special|
McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas President Nancy Anderson We really are villa experts
We live in the islands, but it takes much more than that to become an villa rental and management expert. Our company was established in 1985 by happy accident. We began renting out homes for sale as a way to defray maintenance, improvement and upkeep costs, and soon creating spectacular Caribbean luxury villa vacations
became a way of life.
We know our villa and island managers personally, and regularly tour our properties so that we have come to know them inside and out! Our amazing support team now spans 6 islands (and one adorable cay).