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Travel: Caribbean Club

Travel: Caribbean Club

Have you ever been on a vacation and never wanted it to end? Every time I step foot into Caribbean Club (even if it is my own back yard on Seven Mile Beach) I feel like I am whisked away to a dream world.  This luxurious, stunning villa-style vacation makes you feel like you’re at home at the waters edge.

Grab a coffee with me this morning and let's take a tour of one of my most favourite places on earth. Scroll to the bottom for the link to my YouTube video and leave me a comment of your favourite place on earth! 

Truth be told, this was the very first place I ever stayed on island with the Wedluxe and Cayman Vows Magazine team, and it completely transformed and excited my vision of travel. I could walk this white sandy beach forever.

I have stayed in some beautiful hotel rooms, some absolutely stunning villas, but the Caribbean Club is extremely special. Each “villa” consists of an open concept apartment-style great room, with each of the three bedrooms - offering privacy, comfort, style and all around class for every age and for every family and their needs.

The thing I love the most about the Caribbean Club is its luxurious versatility. You have oodles of privacy, above and beyond service, and the views are breathtaking. You could be on your honey moon, celebrating a vacation, you could bring the whole family! There is something for everyone, including a lovely central pool area, a penthouse gym with all the latest and greatest equipment, and beach activities galore!

I’m the type of person, I love to unpack during my stay, I like to get really moved in for my trip. CC has all the creature comforts you could ever ask for, including a toothbrush and mouth wash delivered to your door, and a pair of comfy slippers to trot around in.

To top it off, Caribbean Club is also home to one of the islands best restaurants, Luca. Not only is the menu excellent, the service is so friendly you might even ask them to join you! Haha! The views are breath taking, with one of the most romantic sunsets. I could only imagine how hot (as in place to be...the temperature is PERFECT that time of year!) this spot gets during the holidays and for NYE celebrations! I love to peek at menus and imagine what I’m going to order before I go, so I’ll give you a sneak peek on my faves:

  • branzino al sale: fresh whole mediterranean striped bass baked in salt crust, grilled vegetables, chardonnay and caper sauce
  • herb crusted mahi mahi on saffron risotto, grilled asparagus, breaded local organic egg yolk, baked tomatoes

YUM!

Design & Style Guide

There is so much to love that I’ve also shared a little design guide, in case there are a few pieces you want to purchase for your very own Caribbean Club stay-cation!

Finding the perfect island chairs should include: a texture (something woven is always lovely!), something stripe (my preference, but can be bright, bold colours too!), and something comfortable (hello! Time to sit down and relax!). 

This is the perfect island chair, the Mattituck Armchair by  Serena and Lily  

This is the perfect island chair, the Mattituck Armchair by Serena and Lily 

This Capitola Side Chair from  Palecek  is one I've long admired - its versatile, not too formal and super comfortable!

This Capitola Side Chair from Palecek is one I've long admired - its versatile, not too formal and super comfortable!

The Bungalow Chair by  Serena and Lily  is customizable and on trend with everything island

The Bungalow Chair by Serena and Lily is customizable and on trend with everything island

I'm always searching for lovely lamps for my clients and these are fabulous little accent options that offer some visual interest and can also go with a very coastal theme - at a fabulous price point!

An elegant way to draw some symmetry and dimension to a space is to use double mirrors, perhaps above his and hers vanities or use a single star burst above a bed, credenza or living room sofa space to make your space pop! 

My go-to for fabulous, neutral rugs at (again) a really great price point is Dash and Albert. They have so many colours and options, and I've used this print time and time again! A lot of these rugs are indoor/outdoor which can really help in high traffic areas for runners and for kids room and guests rooms, when you want durability to trump glamour and cost to come first. 

And weaving woven elements (get it? haha) into your space is one of my favourite things. It doesn't have to cost a fortune It can be things you collect on your travels, beachy memories, seashell frames, candles, flowers and woven textures - it will add such a lovely sentimental texture to your space. 

I also love the use of the fish scale tiles in the bar - check out my video for inspiration like this!

I also love the use of the fish scale tiles in the bar - check out my video for inspiration like this!

With a wrap around terrace you need ample seating and lots of different nooks and lounge options. Outdoor furniture can be an investment, no matter the climate you are shopping for, so be very smart with your research - go neutral on the base furniture and be playful with cushions and accents! 

No space would be complete without...PILLOWS! HELLO! I've included some quick grab-and-go ones or you can be the master of creation and source some lovely fabrics, repurpose some old linens, be imaginative and layer LOTS. The key to coastal inspired décor is to have FUN! 

Imagine waking up to this view with your loved ones and your morning coffee. YES PLEASE!

Check Caribbean Club for bookings, and their incredible Instagram with daily updates and live videos at @caribbeanclub!

I’ve become dear friends with the hostess with the mostess, Danielle Wolfe, who is such a beautiful person – inside and out! Thank you for always welcoming my and my family and my friends!

Attached is a tour we did together of one of my favourite villas .. Just another morning in paradise!

Have you ever wondered what it is like to stay in the Cayman Islands? Grab a coffee with me and let's tour one of my favourite spots in the world - Caribbean Club on Seven Mile Beach!

And be sure to check out my You Tube Channel at Mia Parres and on Instagram @miaparresdesign to follow along in my adventures! 

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