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New St. Thomas Luxury Villa Rental U.S. Virgin Islands

Welcome to the newest addition to Blue Sky’s catalogue: Villa Santorini! This fully renovated 5-Bedroom, 5.5-Bath is in the gated neighborhood of Peterborg on St. Thomas, USVI. Location Villa Santorini sits 80 feet up on the cliffs which creates the perfect soundtrack of crashing waves all day and night. The ocean breeze blows through the terrace and living room making the custom Italian couch a perfect place to lounge. Magens Bay Beach is a 5-minute drive away. One of the island’s most beautiful beaches, it also has great amenities including chair rentals, paddle boards, kayaks, bar, and casual restaurant. It is a wonderful and convenient spot for a picnic or sunset/sunrise stroll along the ocean’s edge. Convenient Access St. Thomas is easily accessed by the Cyril E. King International Airport (STT) and the villa is just a 30-minute taxi ride away. As a United States territory, no passport is required to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. Newly Renovated Villa Santorini has undergone a full renovation. The entire villa is painted white with accents of cobalt blue. It’s aptly named because the villa evokes the Greek Isles right here in the USVI. Upon entering the front door, you will find a

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New Vacation Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach (locally known as 30A) Blue Sky owner, Shanna Dickerson, has made her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and has now partnered with a local company to provide vacation rentals for clients! Also known as the Emerald Coast, this is the closest you can get to a Caribbean feel while remaining in the continental United States!  30A is made up of picturesque beach towns nestled between Inlet Beach and San Destin. Each town has a unique vibe with its own architecture, boutique shops, local artisans, amazing restaurants, and different beaches. Renting an E-bike to hop around from town to town is a great way to spend a day exploring.  A few popular beaches include Alys, Seaside, Seagrove, Watercolor, Grayton, and Blue Mountain Beach! Santa Rosa beaches are ranked #1 in the U.S. by ABC News. Caribbean-Worthy Coast The 30A beaches are made of sugar white sand from quartz. These beaches and the turquoise blue water look straight out of the Caribbean, but have the convenience of being in the continental U.S.   Rare Coastal Dune Lakes Grayton Beach State Park has multiple coastal dune lakes, a special natural phenomenon that exists in only a few places in the

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Island Awards

As a luxury travel agency the #1 question we receive is… “What is our favorite island?” From our experience in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Bahamas, we have some recommendations.  These are our awards for best island for couples, best for friends, and best for families!  For Couples: St. Lucia We think St. Lucia makes the perfect couple’s getaway! For a honeymoon, vow renewal, or just because, St. Lucia’s 5-star resorts know how to set the mood with spas, champagne, and private plunge pools. The island’s hikes, waterfalls, springs, and botanical gardens ensure plenty of fun dates (if you can manage to leave the resort)! St. Lucia has love in the air. Take it all in with a couple’s massage, candlelit dinner at the water’s edge, or a lobster and champagne sunset cruise!   For Friends: Yacht Charter in the British Virgin Islands With a captain, chef, and first mate to take care of you, all that’s left to do on a yacht charter is have fun with your friends as you explore the British Virgin Islands.  Most of our sailing catamarans have four cabins to fit four couples or eight guests! These are expertly designed to glide effortlessly and steadily through

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A Favorite Villa in Turks and Caicos

Blue Sky Luxury Travels CEO, Shanna Dickerson, just went to Turks and Caicos to check on the current villas and add new ones to the catalogue! Today, we’re spotlighting one of her favorites that is located directly on Grace Bay Beach, on the main island of Providenciales! Why Choose Turks and Caicos?  Easy Access Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the main airport with many direct flights from U.S. cities!  10-15 minute drive from airport to most villas.  Caribbean Charm Snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding White sand beaches Luxury Villas Villas range from the luxury to ultra luxury price point. Many are fully staffed with butler, daily housekeeping, and daily chef services. Villa Spotlight   Vision Beach: 5 Bedrooms (10 guests or 14 with children) This is one of the most beautiful villas on Turks and Caicos and it sits on the iconic Grace Bay Beach! The full staff includes butler, housekeeping, and daily chef services. Four of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, ideal for guests with low mobility.  Rate: $7,700 – $22,000 per night (+23% tax)   The Bedrooms:  Four bedrooms are on the first floor to ensure easy access. Two are principal suites with king size beds, beach/ocean views, and

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Last-Minute 30% CliffHouse Discount

If you are looking for extra special Valentine’s Day plans or a spontaneous getaway, consider staying at CliffHouse villa on St. John, USVI this February! We are able to offer a 30% discount since it is a last-minute booking.  The Deal The all-in winter rate is $29,700 per week, but with the discount, it will only be $20,000 (taxes already included) per week!  Good for stays between February 9-23, 2024! Available for parties of up to 10 people. The CliffHouse The CliffHouse is a 12,000 square foot luxury Caribbean villa offering upscale accommodations for parties of up to 8 guests. It is located in the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay and has private access to Peter Bay Beach, one of the best snorkeling and swimming beaches on St. John.  The villa has four bedrooms (three kings and one room with two queen beds). Each bedroom has a large en suite bathroom and there is an extra half bathroom off of the kitchen.  Click here for more information: https://blueskyluxurytravels.com/villas/st-john/the-cliff-house/ Indoor/Outdoor Living The villa’s pod style layout creates a seamless blend of indoor/outdoor living. There is AC in every pod and strong Wi-Fi across the property (including on pool deck). Throw open

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Caribbean Destinations With Convenient Flights

A convenient flight makes a great start to any vacation! We are glad to announce that many airlines are adding flights to the Caribbean and increasing the frequency of their winter service to St. Thomas, Antigua, Anguilla, and The Bahamas.  New York (JFK) – Daily service to Antigua into Spring 2024 Miami (MIA) -Two daily flights to Anguilla from January 8 to April 3, 2024 -Two daily nonstop flights to Antigua beginning June 5, 2024 Charlotte (CLT) -Two daily flights to St. Thomas beginning June 5, 2024 -Daily flights to Bahamas from February 15 to April 3, 2024 Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) -Daily flights to Nassau, Bahamas beginning February 15, 2024 ST. JOHN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS The CliffHouse: Four Bedroom Villa at Peter Bay The CliffHouse is a 12,000 square foot luxury Caribbean villa offering upscale accommodations for parties of up to 10 guests. It is located in the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay and has private beach access to Peter Bay Beach, one of the best snorkeling and swimming beaches on St. John. Rates from $17,000 per week.  Villa Kismet: Six King Bedroom Suites Cruz Bay Villa Situated on a verdant hilltop with spectacular ocean views, Villa Kismet is a luxury vacation rental villa

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Anguilla for destination weddings, corporate retreats, and large family gatherings

Anguilla, a Caribbean paradise known for luxury and pristine beaches, is a great location for your dream destination wedding, corporate retreat, or large family gathering. Anguilla, a Caribbean paradise known for luxury and pristine beaches, is a great location for your dream destination wedding, corporate retreat, or large family gathering. 4 Villas with 25 Bedrooms Total Long Bay has three villas on their main compound totaling 16 bedrooms. Directly next door (and beachfront) is Santosha which offers an additional 9 bedrooms. If there are more guests, overflow can be accommodated in the nearby five-star hotels (Four Seasons, Malliouhana, and Cap Juluca). Dedicated team provides 5-star service and streamlines event logistics The Long Bay team’s authentic island hospitality sets the tone for your peaceful stay in Anguilla. Services offered include 8-hour daily butler, on-call concierge, daily housekeeping, daily continental breakfast, excursion coordination, beach service, watersports, and personal training. Experiences can include world-class diving/snorkeling trips, private dining in the villa, and music/entertainment. The team at Long Bay also leverages their local relationships to streamline logistics for your special events like destination weddings, family celebrations, and corporate events. The 3 Main Compound Villas: Sand, Sea, and Sky Villa Sand Villa: Named after the

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Available Villas for this Festive Season

Let us take care of your holiday plans! These villas are ready to welcome you and your family for an unforgettable festive season. Check out some of our options from The British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, and Costa Rica Baraka Point | British Virgin Islands Located on the west coast of Virgin Gorda, Baraka Point is a fully staffed private luxury estate with five-star service. The estate is nestled in two acres of tropical gardens on a private headland, the 12,000 sq ft villa’s copper-peaked pavilions accommodate a total of 16 guests in five ocean view suites plus a sixth principal master suite overlooking the beach. – Available December 13th – 26th, 2023 10-night Minimum stay ($13,500 per night) – Available January 5th- 20th, 2024 (1-6 guests $39,500 / 7-12 guests $43,500) Choini Cay | The Bahamas  As an exclusive nature reserve, Choini Cay is committed to maintaining the natural environment; only 3 of its 83 acres have been developed. Nestled on the island’s south side, is a five-bedroom villa set within three beautiful Balinese-inspired structures, connected by thatch-covered walkways lined with candlelit lanterns and manicured flora. There are six private white sand beaches with the clearest waters imaginable. Nature

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Itinerary Series: 7 Days on St. John

Itinerary Series: 7 Days on St. John Since 2010 we have planned lots of custom itineraries for clients traveling all over the world. I thought it would be fun to share some sample itineraries to give an idea of what can be arranged! First up on our itinerary series: 7 Days on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands   Itinerary: St. John, USVI Pre-Arrival Before your trip, we will help you with all the logistics. This includes booking car rentals, contacting Land Lubber for grocery provisions, and arranging transportation to and from the island. The rate for private land + water transportation from St. Thomas Airport to St. John is around $200 per person (roundtrip) plus gratuity (4 person minimum). Day 1 Welcome dinner  A private land taxi will be waiting for you at the airport to transport you to Red Hook, where the captain of the private water taxi will bring you to St. John. When you arrive, the fridge will already be fully stocked by Land Lubber. No need to go to the grocery store! In-villa chef services provide for an easy 1st night with no cooking or clean up required. During apps & drinks at sunset a local steel pan player will

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6 Top Favorite Beaches

If you’re looking for some pristine beaches, Blue Sky has you covered with owner Shanna Dickerson’s top six favorite beaches! All of these beaches are in world-class destinations complete with luxury villa rentals, restaurants, and incredible views. #6 Laucala Island Laucala Island in Fiji is owned by the same family that owns Red Bull. This ultra-luxury, COMO private island resort rents individual villas or will do a full island buyout for over one million per week. Each villa comes with a private pool and the island has five bars and restaurants, a spa, a stable, and an 18-hole golf course. #5 Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos is known for its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Most famous is the 12-mile Grace Bay Beach which has won numerous best beach awards. Some equally impressive Turks and Caicos beaches include: Long Bay for some of the best kiteboarding in the world Parrot Cay (another private COMO resort only accessible by boat) Plus more private outer island beaches we can help you book! #4 Anguilla Anguilla has gorgeous luxury villas that are as close to the beach as it gets. There are over 33 beaches to choose from, with many of

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