Monthly archives for January, 2014

TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE DISCERNING EX...

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With your holiday time being so precious, we always try to ensure that our guests experience the most magical visits possible to our luxury destinations. From ensuring all concierge arrangements are organised before travel, to villa pre-stocking and our simple personalised booking process we are always mindful of your retreat, and how it should solely […]

HOLDERS SEASON

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Founded in 1993, the Holders Season is established as the premier cultural event in the Caribbean. Acclaimed nationally and internationally, the season is a celebration of opera, music and theatre. The production always plays to capacity houses and its high artistic standard draws audiences from around the world. Holders House, St. James, again plays host […]

THE BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS

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Barbados’ culinary fare offers a multitude of tastes and flavours, but the focal point of many a chefs menu is the exquisite seafood that is found in their shores. Local delights included flying fish, lobster, dorado, red snapper, tuna and king fish along with freshly imported favourites such as mussels, crab and shrimp. At Handpicked […]

OUR TOP FIVE ADVENTURES IN ST LUCIA

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Rejuvenating In The Rainforest St. Lucia’s dramatic terrain provides many hiking trails through the island’s rain forest reserve. Many hiking tours through the major trails are coordinated by the Forestry Department and the St. Lucia National Trust. The hiking trails through St. Lucia’s interior caters for all levels of fitness and are usually a whole […]

LOCAL MARKETS IN CALA D’OR

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As all of our luxury villas in Mallorca are self catering, we would like to share with you our expert advice on the best places to pick up local produce. Our villas in Southern Mallorca, mainly those with proximity to Cala D’Or may benefit from the following local markets. Most markets in Mallorca are held […]

ORLANDO’s – THE BEST SPOT...

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For our guests who are more inclined to enjoy the Southern delights of Soufriere, we try to provide as much information as for those who reside in the North with the plethora of entertainments that Rodney Bay provides. We always try to provide suggestions of the most delicious culinary spots, to compliment the luxuriousness of […]

OUR GUIDE TO GOLF IN MALLORCA

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As well as being a culinary hotspot, and boasting a plethora of beaches nestled alongside spectacular scenery, Mallorca has long been renowned as one of the premier destinations for budding golfers. With over 300 days of sunshine per year and 20 golf courses located throughout the island, there are many options available to our guests, […]

MALLORCAS MICHELIN STARS

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Having developed a reputation as a growing culinary destination, we are delighted to bring you the newest Michelin stars to arrive on the beautiful island of Mallorca. We thoroughly recommend that you explore at least one of these exquisite menus during your trip to Mallorca. Es Fum Location: Costa d’en Blanes, South-West Mallorca Head Chef: […]

TRAVEL TIPS: COVER UP

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At Handpicked Villas we pride ourselves on providing our guests with the most up to date travel information possible. This includes any local customs, cultures, laws and rules, that may affect your invaluable time abroad. A new civil ordinance law has been passed in Mallorca, where guests are banned from wearing Bikinis and Swim Wear […]

TOP GEAR FESTIVAL

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http://www.topgearfestivalbarbados.com/ Top Gear Festival will make its debut in the Caribbean on the island of Barbados this Spring! The newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit will play host to the british institutes that are Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May on 17th-18th May 2014. Be prepared for an awe-inspiring line up of cars and driving […]