HOTELS, RESORTS & TRAVEL PARTNERS
Las Catalinas (GUANACASTE COAST, COSTA RICA), www.lascatalinascr.com
Las Catalinas is a walkable beach town unlike any other. A New Urbanism dream becoming ever more real, the town is organically composed of houses, shops, restaurants, pedestrian streets, plazas and recreational facilities that together support a way of life that is healthy, sustainable, fulfilling and fun. All elements are arranged to create a series of public spaces interwoven with nature; architecture is adapted for outdoor living, and motorized vehicles are refreshingly absent. On one side, the town is embraced by over 1,000 acres of spectacular tropical dry forest hills and valleys with extensive hiking and biking trails. On the other side is the Pacific Ocean and two of the finest beaches in all of Costa Rica. There are ample villa accommodations ranging from one to six bedrooms available for short term guests, and the town’s first boutique hotel opened in February 2017. A second “surfer chic” luxury hotel will open in November 2018.
Navy Beach International (MONTAUK, NY; ST. THOMAS, USVI; ST. MAARTEN, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES), www.navybeach.com
After a decade of successfully operating its flagship in Montauk, Navy Beach, a seaside gem beloved by those “in the know” in the Hamptons and beyond, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Island Global Yachting Ltd. for expansion into IGY’s luxury Caribbean superyacht destinations at Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas and Yacht Club at Isle de Sol St. Maarten.
Navy Beach St. Thomas opened in December 2019 with prime waterfront positioning at the sprawling Yacht Haven Grande featuring a delightful mix of fully covered and sun-dappled outdoor seating for more than 100 guests, a comfortable outdoor lounge and 20-seat bar, all with unobstructed views of the surrounding yachts and Charlotte Amalie Harbor, which serves an impressive collection of the world's finest megayachts as well as an array of sailing, sport fishing and other pleasure crafts.
Just as the Navy Beach lifestyle has come to epitomize stylish seaside dining with surreal sunsets and a joyful sense of celebration woven throughout the experience, Navy Beach St. Maarten will raise the bar even further as the brand’s new flagship when it opens in early 2020 in Simpson Bay at the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol (home to 40 megayacht berths). Following a multi-million dollar redesign of this exclusive lagoon-front facility, Navy Beach St. Maarten will boast a variety of enticing indoor-outdoor elements and will be able to comfortably host events for up to 250 people in this sprawling two-story venue that includes an intimate water-view dining area with cozy banquette seating, a 20-seat horseshoe-shaped teak bar, a gaming area, and a handful of coveted daybeds facing the expansive central swimming pool with surrounding tropically landscaped patio and lounge seating. To take it a coveted step further, the über-sexy Sky Deck overlooking the marina and ongoing “yacht show” is like an elevated island in and of itself, ideal for smaller gatherings (up to 75 people) and exclusive affairs.