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Learn to Dance the Calypso

When one thinks of the Caribbean, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, turquoise waters, friendly people and vibrant music and culture all come to mind. Well the music you’re thinking of is probably Calypso. Despite originating in Trinidad and Tobago, this catchy genre can be heard all over the Caribbean. Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and […]

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What’s on the Menu in Barbados

Barbados is a beautiful island nation just off the coast of Venezuela where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. The island, though small, is densely packed with a colorful culture that serves up some tasty food. They like things spicy but a lot of their food is not spicy at all. Barbadians have their own seasoning which […]

Bequia Beach Hotel: Home Away from Home

Welcome to Bequia Beach Hotel, my personal home away from home, and the home of our upcoming wellness retreat to Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines! My favorite room is the Beachfront Suite which nestles right on the sand at Friendship Bay. The beauty of this room is you get the sound of the ocean […]

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Bequia’s Top Ten!

 By: Ali Quinn  There are so many amazing things to do in Bequia. Here are our top 10 faves! 1. Take a water taxi from port Elizabeth to Jack’s Beach Bar on Princess Margaret Bay and enjoy the gorgeous coastline. Order lunch, go for a swim and return for delicious food and a cocktail. 2. […]

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Snorkeling, exploring, and soaking up the Bocas del Toro Islands

The Bocas del Toro Islands are made up of 10 main islands (Isla Colón, Cayos Zapatilla, Isla Bastimentos,Isla Carenero, Isla Cayo Agua, Isla Cristóbal, Isla Popa, Isla Solarte, Isla Pastores, Isla Bagui) and 250 small cays in the North of Panama on the Caribbean side. They are accessible by quick flights from Panama City (with […]

Bequia by the Numbers

Bequia is the second biggest island of all the Grenadines. It is one of our growing travel locations and an absolutely stunning destination. Here are some quick know before you go numbers for the island! 2066 Miles from New York City to Bequia 4,300 Number of people who call this lovely island home. 220(V) The voltage used […]

Panamanian Cuisine

The perks of living in NYC are unlimited, and clearly impossible to describe neither in 1, 2 or 3 blog posts. The pure fact that we all prefer to pay double or even triple rent than in our hometown or any other city in the States proofs that there´s certainly something about you “New York, […]

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A Week in Bequia at a Glance

Day 1 Arrive, settle and stretch  Arriving in Bequia its impossible to not completely relax into the Caribbean way of life immediately. A dip in the ocean and a rum punch are the perfect recipe to snap into the beach vibe! The sound of the waves, the smiles from the staff, the smell of the salty […]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles to Bequia!

Hi adventurers, Ali here with all the info on getting to and around the island of Bequia! I’ve been lucky enough to visit Bequia twice in the last two years and it’s a fun filled adventure with quite possibly the best views from the island hopper flight out of Barbados.  Getting to Bequia is easy […]

Meet Ali, Paraiso’s Newest Retreat Specialist

The Paraiso team has been expanding in exciting ways and we are so unbelievably stoked to be working with Ali Quinn who is planning a retreat to the gorgeous Caribbean island of Bequia next winter. Ali is a native Londoner with a ton of travel under her belt, an eye for a gem of a […]

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