Orlando to Host Copa America Centenario Soccer Tournament Next Year

Orlando has been announced as an official host for the prestigious Copa America Centenario 2016 to be held at the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time in history!

The Orlando Citrus Bowl

The Orlando Citrus Bowl

The newly renovated stadium will host three games in the popular South American tournament said to be the second-biggest event coming to Central Florida since the World Cup in 1994. Now in its 100th year, the Copa America Centenario will take place at venues across the U.S. from June 3-26th featuring the best national teams from South America and CONCACAF.

The Orlando Citrus Bowl will host three games of the tournament including two pool games and a third game that will be either a pool game or potentially a knockout-round game. The games for each venue have not yet been announced, however Orlando is likely be a top candidate to host Brazil and Colombia.

The tournament is expected to bring some of soccer’s biggest stars to the States including Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Brazil’s Neymar, Colombia’s James Rodriguez, Mexico’s Javier Hernandez, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and Alexis Sanchez, who helped lead Chile to the 2015 Copa America title.

“From the international tourism, to the significant impact for our local economy and the sheer excitement for the game of soccer, this announcement is another big win for Orlando,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We spent the better part of last year completely reconstructing the Orlando Citrus Bowl so that we could host more high-profile events like this and I’m proud we continue to deliver on that promise.”

“Hosting the Copa America Centenario at the Orlando Citrus Bowl is a great example of what our community can accomplish when we come together for a common goal,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “These events are not only exciting opportunities for our residents, but will draw thousands of people from across the world benefiting our local economy.

Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride and Orlando City B season ticket holders, along with members of other sports-related organisations will be eligible for an exclusive private ticket sale. For more information visit www.ca2016.com.

To book accommodation near the Orlando Citrus Bowl contact the Top Villas concierge team today.

The Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes For The Holidays

Say cheers to the holiday season with these creative Christmas cocktail recipes from tropical travel experts @rumtherapy.

From Cranberry Rum Punch to Eggnog Shooters, raise a toast to these seasonal rum sensations sure to warm up your parties and get-togethers this holiday.

Candy Cane Cocktail


Candy Cane Cocktail courtesy of Rum Therapy

“Peppermint, chocolate and rum…, what’s not to like about that combination?

“This decadent treat is more a desert than a cocktail, but who’s counting calories at this time of the year? Infuse your own peppermint flavoured rum for this one!”

Read on for Rum Therapy’s Candy Cane Cocktail recipe:

Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito courtesy of Rum Therapy

Cranberry Mojito courtesy of Rum Therapy

“A holiday variation of a classic rum drink, the mojito.

“This version successfully mingles a tart cranberry taste and mint with the sweetness of brown sugar. Use a basic white or light rum such as Bacardi Superior. Delicious!”

Read on for Cranberry Mojito recipe:

Creamy Candy Cane Rum Drink

Creamy Candy Cane Rum Drink courtesy of Rum Therapy

Creamy Candy Cane Rum Drink courtesy of Rum Therapy

“A creamy rum delight sure to impress your holiday guests with its festive look and delightful taste.

“Use a vanilla rum such as Cruzan Vanilla for this tasty treat.”

Read the full recipe here: 

Cranberry Rum Punch

Cranberry Rum Punch courtesy of Rum Therapy

Cranberry Rum Punch courtesy of Rum Therapy

“Need a delicious rum drink for a larger crowd? This recipe makes enough for about 20 of your holiday revellers!
“There are two types of rum used in this one – a gold rum and a light rum. Rum suggestions: Mount Gay Eclipse for the gold and Appleton White Rum for the light rum.”

Make your own Cranberry Rum Punch

Rum N Eggnog Shooter

Eggnog Rum Shooter courtesy of Rum Therapy

Eggnog Rum Shooter courtesy of Rum Therapy

” A big taste in a small glass (shooter)! This one is almost too pretty to drink, but you’ll be glad you did.

Use a nice aged rum for this one such as Zaya Gran Reserva.”

Rum N Eggnog Shooter recipe:

Apple Cider with Spiced Rum

Apple Cider with Spiced Rum

Apple Cider with Spiced Rum

“An absolute delight on frosty days, this spiked cider with chunks of delicious apple is topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel…this is definitely one of the best Christmas cocktail recipes!

Rum suggestion: Cockspur Spiced Rum.

Read on for full recipe:

Why not sip a Christmas cocktail in style from the luxury of your very own Top Villas vacation home? Top Villas offers a fantastic choice of luxury rentals in the world’s most desirable vacation destinations. There are plenty of Christmas villa deals available, for more information call the Top Villas concierge team today.

Anguilla 20

Anguilla 20

Top Places to Eat in Orlando This Christmas

With the festive season right around the corner, there’s no better time to begin planning where to spend the special day. In Orlando, a vast collection of different eateries are on show, providing diverse experiences, to make your Christmas vacation a truly unforgettable one.

Whether you’re on vacation with family, friends or young fussy toddlers, finding the perfect restaurant that’ll cater everyone’s needs can be a tricky. Showcasing an assortment of attractions in the Orlando region, there’s a vast choice to pick from.

Downtown Disney/ Disney Springs


Image courtesy of M. C. Bob Leonard

Recently renovated into the official Disney Springs, there’s an endless new lease of restaurants and amenities available to discover this Christmas season. Ranging with a huge selection of different cuisines from typical American fare to sumptuous Italian style food, sensational seafood and even unusual Asian dishes; the variety is widely open to test out. Either head to The Boathouse for an incredible culinary experience serving up wholesome dishes of steaks or seafood, visit Morimoto Asia for a twist on your Christmas lunch, tasting their eccentric flavours or even Jock’s Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, a more casual eatery, showcasing an aviation theme and serving up unique cocktails to make your Christmas day that extra bit special. Boasting the finest group of other restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice this festive period.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom


Image courtesy of Brandon Hardy

Discover the magic this Christmas with a meal at the glorious Magical Kingdom. Celebrated as one of Disney’s top parks, the heart-warming location is created to uncover some of the biggest fairy tales and allow children’s imaginations to run wild. For something an extra bit special this Christmas, why not head to one of their spectacular restaurants which offer not only a variety in cuisine, but showcase character dining, giving your little ones the opportunity to meet their favourite princess or animated character. Either set foot in the famous Be our Guest restaurant for an elegant, formal dinner, Cinderella’s Royal Table to experience a truly royal princess encounter in a fairy tale dining setting or Tony’s town square restaurant to add a touch of romantic flair to your Christmas feast. Boasting an array of other places, there’s an endless selection for you and your family, catering to everyone’s needs.

Disney’s Epcot


Image courtesy of Walt Disney World

Home to a collective of diverse cuisines, Epcot is the most unique of all the Disney parks. Teeming with various tastes to test out, you’re spoilt for choice on restaurants especially when it comes to the Christmas season. With the park glistening in lights, festive cheer and bursting with wintry decorations, it creates an extraordinary setting to spend the nostalgic period. Experience storybook dining in a medieval setting at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, encounter the sea life in the panoramic tanks on show in Coral Reef Restaurant or appreciate the authentic Italian menu at Tutto Italian Ristorante. Showcasing a limitless amount of other food establishments, there’s a vast assortment to pick and book for the special celebration.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

animal kingdom

Image courtesy of Gary Burke

For a sense of adventure on your Orlando vacation, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is packed with colourful and flavoursome restaurants, perfect to spend in this heart-warming season. Venture into the outstanding Rainforest Cafe, delving into a real-life Amazon adventure with  jungle decor and an abundance of sounds or head over to Restaurantosaurus to enjoy American style dining in a dino-theme eatery. Whatever you decide in this park, each place is guaranteed to offer a truly unique, eccentric experience.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Image courtesy of Michael Kappel

Bring the movie magic to life at Hollywood Studios through all the glitz and glamour shown in their many attractions. With a large selection of eating places, there’s a fabulous choice for an alternative Christmas dinner, swaying away from tradition. Choose from many classic American style menus including 50’s Prime Time Cafe, The Hollywood Brown Derby and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant which boasts a unique, retro-style 50s drive in design. For other cuisine options, there’s a delicious Italian, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano amongst other hidden treasures to try out.

Universal Orlando

mel's drive in

Esteemed as one of the most exciting attractions in the world, Universal is packed with a selection of various eateries in it’s theme parks, Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark and the Citywalk. Showcasing top favourites including Lombard’s Seafood Grille, Finnegan’s Bar & Grill and Me’ls Drive-in in Universal Studios, there’s many other treasures to try out at Christmas time. In Universal Islands of Adventure, this festive season introduces Grinchmas, getting up close and personal with the Grinch himself at his character breakfast, held in the circus themed establishment, Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous.  Other featured options are the Three Broomsticks, Mythos restaurant and Confisco Grille & Backwater Bar. When entering Universal, Citywalk is the area which showcases the most amount of restaurants, nightlife and shops, perfect for a celebration. Emerils Restaurant, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Hard Rock cafe, are to name a few of what’s on offer.

Reunion Resort


Image courtesy of Reunion Resort and Club

If you want to spend your Christmas meal in the comfort of your own resort, there’s an array of options located here in Reunion. From the grand, star gazing spot of Eleven, the wholesome, authentic Italian Forte or even the Clubhouse Grille. With different variety, you’re offered the chance of picking an eatery suitable for you, dependent on your group size and style of food.


Providing visitors to Orlando with thrilling entertainment, fabulous shopping opportunities and a countless selection of dining establishments, the International Drive is filled with exciting activities to experience on your Christmas vacation. Ranging from original American eateries including Applebee’s, T.GI Fridays or Copper Canyon Grille, amoungst numerous others to finer formal restaurants such as the Capital Grille which serve up sumptious steaks and an award winning collection of wines, perfect for a Christmas celebration. If you’re after something alternative, Carraba’s Italian cooks up a lavish Mediterranean menu, Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar embraces their Cuban culture and Oishi Japanese restaurant boasts unique Asian dishes, to name a couple.

If this Christmas you are heading to Orlando, our concierge team are on hand to guide you through any extra service you may need. They can steer you to the right ticket suited best, help you through the booking process and offer an unprecedented wealth of information. For all your queries and advice, talk to our concierge on 0800 43 34567 (UK) or 1-866-341-8086 (US.)

Exploring Celebration, Orlando

Mention the town Celebration to most visitors in Orlando and you’ll probably get a few confused looks. This well-kept secret is the home of Walt Disney’s vision of idyllic suburbia, built to accommodate his growing number of theme park employees. Both locals and well-travelled visitors will tell you this small Floridian gem is definitely worth discovering.
celebration florida realtyStepford wives-esque buildings meet the large range of boutique stores circling along the lake front of Celebration. The rows and rows of neat, well-kept gardens and picket fences keep the rustic charm that many modern towns have lost and instil a sense of magical timelessness, akin to that of a Disney movie.

This magic is really evident in just how quiet the area is. The town’s close proximity to all the Disney Parks is fantastically convenient, with a taxi ride from the local vacation rental communities being very affordable (around $25) and the most convenient way to experience this town.

A manic week spent on rollercoasters can be broken up with a refreshing trip to this quiet town and its clean, well-kept brick lined streets.

The town retains its working roots and provides homes to many of the residents that still work nearby. The architecture is reminiscent of traditional American small-town buildings found country wide, in an effort to embrace the spirit of “living well”. A town hall, post office, restaurants and a 50’s style cinema add to the quaint feel of the town and function as a draw for many families looking for something low key to do.

These same families can be seen during the school run if you end up exploring the town on a week day – nothing to be concerned about, as most families in this small town choose to walk or cycle their children to school.


Despite the whimsical nature of Celebration, the town centre is often active with seasonal events. Of note is the “Now Snowing” event, which invites families to stroll along the lakeside path before enjoying ice skating, Santa Claus visits and experience the thrill of a real “snowfall” on select nights throughout November and December.

For those seeking something a bit more lively, the Exotic Car Show visits in April, which draws in thousands of visitors from abroad and is one of the most popular car shows in the world.

celebration car

Celebration, Florida, should be on the top of all visitors’ to-do lists. If you’re considering visiting this beautiful town, please contact our concierge team to learn more about what events are on and how best to get there.

Ignite This Season’s Spirit With All-New Festive Fun At Disney World’s Epcot!

Disney’s Epcot park will ignite this season’s spirit with all-new entertainment offerings as well as seasonal favourites during its renowned Holidays Around the World celebration which kicks off this month.

Christmas by Candlelight

From November 27 – December 30, 2015 this magical event will come alive with a whole host of exciting entertainment offerings including the Christmas Candlelight Processional with all-new songs and celebrity narrators, Epcot’s exciting World Showcase complete with new twist on old seasonal favourites and plenty more to ensure this years’s Christmas at Disney World Orlando soars to new heights!

JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

The magical Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Disney World, held at the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Featuring a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir, this festive performance takes place every day at 5, 6.45 and 8.15pm. For an extra special yuletide experience guests can purchase the Candlelight Processional Dining Package including starter entree, dessert and beverage at select Epcot full-service restaurants and guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional.

Holidays Around the World Mexico Pavilion

Holidays Around the World Mexico Pavilion

Other Epcot offerings include soulful performances at the Fountain Stage in Future World each day with two merry musical ensembles. The soulful band American Music Machine will lend a modern twist to favourite Christmas tunes at this lively stage show with new musical arrangements, dances, and a brand new look with nostalgic holiday hits, including “White Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.” And for spirited renditions of holiday classics, guests also can sing and dance to the music of “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.”

Holidays Around the World China Pavilion

Holidays Around the World China Pavilion

In addition to the joy-filled stage performances, Holidays Around the World immerses guests in holiday celebrations and traditions from various countries throughout World Showcase. Amid joyful music and festive treats, treasured traditions spring to life as storytellers share their countries’ holiday heritage. International holiday experiences around the World Showcase include the musical Canadian Holiday Voyageurs at the Canada Pavilion, the colorful Chinese Lion Dance at the China Pavilion, a festive mariachi band and vibrant dancers at the Mexico Pavilion, and a lesson about the “spice of life” by a Moroccan drummer at the Morocco Pavilion. Guests also can enjoy the music of the Voices of Liberty Dickens Carolers and greet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the American Adventure Pavilion.

Illuminations Reflections on Earth

Illuminations Reflections on Earth

The celebration comes to a joyful conclusion each night with “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” a laser, light, and fireworks spectacular capped with a dazzling seasonal finale.

To book your own Disney Christmas package, or to find out more about events during your stay in Orlando, please contact our concierge team who will be happy to find you the best deal.

Embracing the Adventure of a Vacation Rental

It’s in those dark moments at your office desk that you can’t help but imagine clichéd paradise – palm trees, hot sandy beaches, cool ocean spray. It’s all too tempting to simply stick with what we’re comfortable with and just plough through it.  But this shouldn’t be the case.


#NationalStressWeek has highlighted the growing issue of stress in our modern lives.  Stress often rears its ugly head with both physical and mental symptoms and can take over the lives of the most unassuming people. Being able to find an escape and return to a relaxed state is key to living in the modern world.

Thankfully, it is now easier than ever to book a last minute getaway and experience a life of relaxing luxury away from our usual 9 – 5 lives.

Let Go of Organising (I Dare you!)


If you’re spending money on a trip why do all of the legwork? With all the travel options available to you, there is no need to put in so much effort organising the perfect trip. Sit back, relax and let experienced travel experts find your perfect accommodation.

Equally, don’t fuss once you’re arrived at your destination. Any concierge service worth their salt will just be a phone call away – don’t be afraid to make the most of this service. Be exhilarated with your new found freedom and strip yourself away from your everyday responsibilities.

Keep your Creature Comforts

orlando vacation rental kitchen

Just because you’re jetting off on a luxury adventure doesn’t mean that you should let go of what makes you relaxed and happy at home. In fact, keeping hold of certain creature comforts can help guide you into a state of utter relaxation. This could be anything from your favourite brand of coffee or your favourite magazine or book. It is always worth checking to see if you can purchase your selected brand once you’ve arrived at your destination, or simply contact your concierge to see if you can have it delivered to your accommodation on arrival. The best vacation rental companies will allow you the flexibility of bringing a small piece of your home lifestyle into your vacation home.

Embrace Nature


Take the opportunity of travelling abroad to bathe your senses in both new and old experiences. In our hectic work lives we often to forget to sit and smell the roses. Travelling abroad is the perfect time to do this without being limited by tight deadlines and also works as an exercise in withdrawing away from the pressures of work.

Staying away from the main tourist accommodation traps can help you reach these areas. Selecting a luxury home away from the hustle and bustle of high rise hotels helps to satisfy that lust for adventure we often forget in our adult lives.


Della’s Highlights – Villa of The Week

Situated in the incredible gated community of Formosa Gardens, our villa of the week is a brand new, expansive build, complete with 7 luxurious bedrooms and various amenities.

Formosa Gardens 45

Accommodating up to 16 guests, the vastly spacious vacation rental is located only 2 miles from Walt Disney world and teeming with astounding features.

Formosa gardens 45

Formosa Gardens 45

Holding a striking presence, the outdoor exterior combines terracotta roofs, wide windows, clean cut grass and surrounding shrubbery, creating the perfect image.

Formosa gardens 45's lounge

Formosa Gardens 45’s lounge

Once entering the home, the plush lounge space provides ultra comfort with leather seating and TV set, ideal to spend a cosy evening in, chattering away or catching up on the latest shows.

Formosa gardens 45's kitchen

Formosa Gardens 45’s kitchen

Designed with luxury in mind, the modern kitchen area is crafted with marbled surfaces, sleek, wooden cupboards and stainless steel accents, boasting a sophisticated vibe. Great to prepare lunches, dinners or even baking delicious desserts, take the opportunity to get all the family involved and cook up a scrumptious feast.

Formosa gardens 45's dining area

Formosa Gardens 45’s dining area

To put on a spread of your mouthwatering treats, the dining room boasts a grand look, occupied with solid wooden furniture, pristine white washed walls and large windows, letting light shine through.

Formosa gardens 45's master bedroom

Formosa Gardens 45’s master bedroom

With 7 magnificent bedrooms shown throughout the villa, the master suite possesses complete elegance. Filled with beautiful solid furniture, warm toned accents and swish flooring, it’s designed for a truly fabulous vacation.

Formosa gardens 45's finding nemo room

Formosa Gardens 45’s Finding Nemo room

For the younger guests, on offer is a fanastic Finding Nemo themed bedroom. Packed with hand painted design on the walls, character touches and a double bunk bed, children will adore this uniquely crafted paradise.

Formosa Gardens 45's home cinema

Formosa Gardens 45’s home cinema

To entertain your guests, the villa introduces its own home cinema. For a evening in after the excitement of the nearby attractions, immerse yourself with a night of films, snacking on typical theater attire and relaxing in the comfy leather chairs.

Formosa gardens 45's games room

Formosa Gardens 45’s games room

Or if you’d prefer more hands on activities, challenge your family members to a round of air hockey and various other features available in the games room.

Formosa Gardens 45's pool

Formosa Gardens 45’s pool

To truly relax on the other hand, located at the back of the home is a soothing private pool. Sheltered by the lanai, through the glass panels is a gorgeous landscape, ideal to make your time in the pool even more peaceful.

Formosa gardens 45's putting area

Formosa Gardens 45’s putting area

Positioned outside is a heartwarming putting green, where budding golfers can practice before heading out on the signature courses nearby.

For an exquisite experience in the exciting city of Orlando, a stay in our villa of the week is close to perfection. Embrace the warm climate, escape to the popular attractions and ultimately spend some quality time with your family in this vacation rental. To find out more or to book this villa, click here

Thanksgiving in Orlando – How To Celebrate in Style

Thanksgiving in Orlando is an extravagant affair with a cornucopia of food-themed things to do. We asked @TastingTable for their top Thanksgiving tips to help you celebrate in style…

reunion resort 43

there’s plenty of room for a thanksgiving feast at the super-sized dining table in reunion resort 43

Reunion Resort 43

For guests who prefer to dine at home during their Thanksgiving vacation, this luxury villa in Orlando offers all the space you need for a family feast. With generous living and eating areas, alfresco dining spaces and BBQ this Orlando vacation rental is perfect for entertaining families, friends and large groups. A super-sized gourmet kitchen is the ideal area for cooking up a storm. Need some recipe ideas sure to impress every guest?

Here’s how to serve up the perfect Thanksgiving feast by @TastingTable…

reunion resort 8 is ideal for thanksgiving

reunion resort 8 is ideal for entertaining in style

Reunion Resort 8

Head away from the hubbub and celebrate this Thanksgiving from the comfort of this beautiful 5-bedroom villa. This glorious home is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends, with open-plan living areas, a stunning private swimming pool and spa, a games room, a top-of-the-range kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining areas perfect for serving up a Thanksgiving feast. Want to know more about holiday hosting minus the fuss?

Here’s how to stay merry whilst hosting a houseful

there's plenty of room to cook up a storm in reunion 623

there’s plenty of room to cook up a storm in reunion 623

Reunion Resort 623

This luxurious property is the perfect home from home during a Thanksgiving vacation with 8 en-suite bedrooms and space to sleep up to 16 guests. Families and large groups can relax in numerous expansive living areas with a games room, private swimming pool and spa plus state-of-the-art entertainment facilities. The large dining area is equipped with a super-sized table for entertaining and a fully-equipped kitchen that includes the expansive breakfast bar, ideal for preparing food. Featuring the incredible sun terrace, this area is perfect for an after dinner aperitif by the pool, are you struggling for cocktail recipes?

Try the Autumn Smash Cocktail by @TastingTable

there's plenty of room for family and friends in reunion 608

there’s plenty of room for family and friends in reunion 608

Reunion Resort 608

This brand new luxury villa in Orlando offers enough space to sleep more than 2 football teams! This stunning spacious home is in a league of its own with 9 en-suite bedrooms and room to sleep up to 24 guests. As with all Top Villas vacation rentals this home has been finished to an exceptional standard with generous dimensions, large open-plan living areas, a games room, home cinema and private swimming pool and spa. Entertaining is easy with a huge gourmet kitchen and an elegant 18-seat dining area.

If you’re catering for a large group, you may want to  prepare in advance. This no-fuss recipe for maple pot de crème can be made up to two days ahead. Topped with bourbon-infused whipped cream and finished with a dusting of cocoa and a sprinkle of sea salt, this dessert is the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving feast.

For more information about Thanksgiving villa deals call the Top Villas team today. We can also arrange catering, personal chefs, car hire, flights and more – just ask.

Della’s Highlight’s – Villa of The Week

Esteemed as one of Orlando’s top resorts, Reunion showcases an array of luxurious rentals. Our villa of the week, boasts a collective of features, filled with everything you could possibly need for a memorable stay.

Reunion Resort 7500

Accommodating up to 18 guests, the vastly spacious 7 bedroom vacation rental is brimming with magnificent design and endless exciting amenities.

Reunion Resort's 7500 exterior

Reunion Resort 7500’s exterior

Holding a sophisticated looking exterior, the blend of fresh white walls and tiled brown roofs, adds a rustic vibe to the overall modern appearance.

Reunion Resort 7500's lounge area

Reunion Resort 7500’s lounge area

Their lounge space is bursting with deluxe decor, consisting of a neutral colour scheme, tall ceilings, sleek electricals and plush sofas. Boasting such a lavish, cosy atmosphere, this area is perfect for relaxing, chattering away with your loved ones.

Reunion Resort's 7500 kitchen

Reunion Resort 7500’s kitchen

For dinner preparation, there’s no better place than their kitchen. Showcasing a truly modern design, the glossy white cabinets and marbles surfaces are sure to catch the eye. Offering an island/breakfast bar paired with luscious purple chairs, the cooking process becomes an opportunity to interact. Take the chance of getting everyone involved, putting together a fantastic feast, using those excellent facilities provided.

Reunion Resort's 7500 dining area

Reunion Resort 7500’s dining area

To enjoy your scrumptious creations, a lengthy, plush dining area is available, seating up to 12 guests. Designed with a combination of extravagant chairs, draped golden toned curtains, round chandeliers and elegant touches, the overall sleek appeal is ideal for that luxurious evening experience.

Reunion Resort 7500's master bedroom

Reunion Resort 7500’s master bedroom

The grand decor is continued through to the master suite. Presenting a cream attire, the accents of blue bring light and air to the swish space.

Reunion Resort 7500's Minecraft games room

Reunion Resort 7500’s Minecraft games room

Celebrated as one of the homes top features, their intricately crafted minecraft games room is out of this world. Filled with the games hefty logo, bold, bright lights, an assortment of games and comfy seating, it’s a gamer’s paradise.

Reunion Resort 7500's home cinema

Reunion Resort 7500’s home cinema

For some family fun, this villa comes complete with its own home cinema. Spend an evening after a jam-packed day at the nearby attractions, enjoying a movie or two on the expansive screen. Embrace the comfortable leather chairs with a collective of delicious snacks to truly get into the theater spirit.

Reunion Resort 7500's private pool

Reunion Resort 7500’s private pool

If you’d prefer an outdoors activity, located at the back of the home is a pristine pool. Overlooking the ongoing signature golf course, this bubbling pool is the ideal location to retreat to after a fun filled day. Either participate in some water games, unwind in the tranquil spa or lounge on the sunbeds, absorbing that beaming Florida heat.

For an unforgettable experience in one of America’s most popular cities, this ultimate family friendly villa is guaranteed to create infinite memories. To find out more information or to book this newly decked home, click here

The Best Rum Cocktails You’ll Ever Taste

With the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival on the horizon we asked experts @rumtherapy how to make the best rum cocktails you’ll ever taste…

Authentic Rum Punch



“1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong, 4 of weak. This is the rhyme commonly used to recall the recipe for an authentic rum punch. Just try remembering it after trying one (or two!)

“Can’t quite remember where we sampled our first rum punch. Barbados? Jamaica? Hmmm – I know we’ve enjoyed them on many islands, and they all seem to have a completely different taste. Is it the rum used? Is is the “sweet” ingredient or the “weak” ingredient? I think it’s safe to say – all of the above – with a huge dose of who you’re enjoying it with and where”.

Read on for Rum Therapy’s Authentic Rum Punch recipe.

Banana Daiquiri



“Delicious and tropical, this recipe works well with Mount Gay Silver.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Banana Daiquiri recipe.

Cockspur N Cream



“There’s nothing wrong with having a little dessert before dinner! Try this rich treat with Cockspur Fine Rum.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Cockspur N Cream recipe.

Bajan Cooler



“This easy to make rum cocktail has only 3 ingredients and they combine for one seriously delicious Bajan cocktail! For best results use Mount Gay Eclipse.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Bajan Cooler recipe.

Coconut Rum Punch



“With the taste of coconut, pineapple and orange juice, this thirst-quenching cocktail is like a tropical party in  your mouth. Use Malibu Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Coconut Rum Punch recipe.

Good Ol’ Glass of Rum

Good Ol' Glass of Rum

Good Ol’ Glass of Rum

“Barbados rums are some of the best in the world. Skip the mixers and try sipping these neat or with a single cube of ice: Cockspur 12, Doorly’s XO, Mount Gay Extra Old or Mount Gay 1703, St. Nicholas Abbey Rums – any you can get your hands on!”

Rum Therapy

Established in 2010 by travel enthusiasts Pamela and John Ott, Rum Therapy has grown into an excellent resource for those longing to experience sun, sea and sand and plenty of tasty rum cocktails in the tropics.

Barbados Accommodation Deals

For great value accommodation in Barbados enjoy 10% off all villas and apartments on bookings made by the end of September 2015 via Top Villas.