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The Runaway, Jamaica
Ever thought of opening your own establishment, but didn’t have the funds to do it? Well, if you take a page from Kalisa Martin and Jeff Belizaire’s book, you can definitely get it done. Owning and operating The Runaway Jamaica — which is a luxury bed & breakfast found on Jamaica’s North Coast and the world’s first successfully crowdfunded B&B— the duo has made it their point to curate cultural experiences for anyone who stops by. A private four bedroom and four bathroom home, the space is one that you’ll be rushing to visit over and over. And, if you’re interested in taking your travels a step further, check out their restorative getaway in Bali titled The Runaway Wellness Series. Spotlight: Changing seasonal menu, cooking demonstrations, and more.
La Creole Beach Hotel, Guadeloupe
With 211 bedrooms spread around a tropical garden by the side of the sea, La Creole Beach Hotel has become one of the island’s most prized possessions. Visitors will get a firsthand experience of true Creole dining and see just what relaxation looks like. While getting to the island may have been a little difficult in the past, those interested in visiting the island can get there sooner than before with direct flights through Norwegian Air. Spotlight: Babysitting services available.
Looking to experience something new when it comes to lodging? The Wiwashimara offers guests an opportunity to live life in their own little bubble. Experience a night under the stars or watch the rain fall as you sleep in your intimate and secluded space.
Ocean Terrace Inn, St. Kitts
Heading to St. Kitts anytime soon? If not, the Ocean Terrace Inn might make you want to book a trip. The intimate 4-star boutique hotel has been noted as the premiere hotel in St. Kitts for quite some time and promises to deliver a sense of island hospitality to each of its guests during their visits.
Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla
Take your international travels to a new height by staying in Anguilla’s Black-owned Frangipani Beach Resort. Family owned and operated, the luxury boutique resort has been noted as an exquisite island getaway with an intimate feel.
Primate Lodge, Uganda
If you’re a lover of the wilderness, then hitting Uganda’s Primate Lodge will quickly become one of your things to do in the next few years. Located at the entrance of the Kibale National Park and known as home to 13 species of primates, the lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience life in the rainforest amongst the primates. From seeing them wake to watching them swing through the trees, Primate Lodge is sure to give you an experience like none other. Spotlight: Track the primates in their natural habitat for $100-$150 — depending on the season.
Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
Hosting 64-elegant suites, the Spice Island Beach Resort is one Black-owned property that should find its way onto your bucket list in the coming years. Nestled on the spectacular Grand Anse Beach — which has been frequently named one of the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean — the all-inclusive resort is located just 10 minutes from the airport and is well worth the pretty penny that you’ll be spending.
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