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What’s New in the Caribbean Fall 2023

by Mary Melnick

Sep 29, 2023

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Destinations / Caribbean

Planning to visit the Caribbean or Bahamas this fall? Here are some activities and hotels that should be on your radar this season:


Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

  • New Music Nights at Ruinas del Mar Bar: With a sophisticated new cocktail menu, wine cellar and premium spirits, Ruinas del Mar Bar proves to be one of the top dining destinations in Aruba. The bar recently launched new music nights featuring live performances by The Troubadours. Although the bar is open daily 5:30 p.m.–1 a.am., the live music nights happen Friday and Saturday 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
  • Aloe Scrub Making Experience: Guests can immerse themselves in the ultimate aloe educational experience with the resort’s new partnership with Royal Aruba Aloe. During the hour-long class, guests learn the importance of the aloe plant, followed by an introduction to aloe leaf cutting. Guests then create their own unique aloe scrub in an airline-safe container. Reservations are required. The class is available Friday afternoons.


Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf

Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf on Saint Barth offers something for every type of traveler. Here are some new packages for solo or group travelers:

  • Solo Bachelorette Package: This offer includes spa treatments at Spa Diane Barrière Biologique Recherche and features a one-hour treatment, one facial and two Biologique Recherche products to take with you. You will also get a $300 credit to Fourquet’s Restaurant by 3-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, a mixology class including the hotel’s signature cocktails, a yoga class featuring breathtaking views of the island and a one-night stay in a suite.
  • Stay Four, Pay Three: Guests can expect an extra night in the junior suite pool & seaview room, complete with a private terrace and plunge pool, complimentary breakfast in the suite or at Fouquet’s restaurant, a V.I.P. welcome, deckchairs on Shell Beach, a selection of drinks from the room’s minibar and private airport transfers.


Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Located on a private complex along the Caribbean coastline, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya recently debuted a new signature resort experience in collaboration with award-winning mezcal producer Ojo de Tigre. To kick off the partnership, the hotel opened an exclusive Ojo de Tigre suite featuring a variety of signature amenities and unique spa treatments using agave at the full-service Naum Wellness and Spa. The offer also includes:

  • Casa Amate x Ojo de Tigre Dinner: a five-course tasting dinner and Ojo de Tigre mezcal pairing at Casa Amate, the award-winning, on-property restaurant
  • Agave Ritual: An immersive, personalized session with Fernanda Montiel, the resort’s resident shaman
  • Mixology Masterclass: Learn the essentials of creating a perfectly balanced cocktail led by an on-property mezcal expert.
  • Sunset Boat Tour: Enjoy a romantic Ojo de Tigre tasting on a private boat tour through Mayakoba’s lagoon
  • Cabana in Love: Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars on the beach.
  • Agave Aromatherapy: relax with a 60- or 90-minute treatment featuring aromatherapy with an extensive blend of anti-inflammatory herbs and agave-scented candles.
  • Stone Massage: unwind with a 60- or 90-minute treatment to stimulate the body and improve the circulatory system with medicinal benefits of the agave plant.





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