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David Crofts

Seasoned Canadian hotelier David Crofts has taken the reins of the new Comfort Suites Ports of Call resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Crofts, with almost 30 years of industry experience, has managed hotels and resorts in Canada, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos where he was executive assistant manager of the Caribbean Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos over the past three years.

As the holiday season is now in full swing across the US, The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, is still accepting gifts for their annual Holiday Toy Drive, delivering toys and smiles to underprivileged boys and girls throughout the Caribbean this holiday season.
In proud partnership with Hasbro, Inc., one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers, the Sandals Foundation is bringing the “gift of play” to underserved children in community centers, orphanages, adopted schools and children’s homes across five islands through this year’s Holiday Triple “Play” campaign.

Fond Doux Holiday Plantation in Saint Lucia. As the island nation of Saint Lucia embraces the rapidly expanding health and wellness niche, one of its unique resorts has unearthed a truly unique Caribbean spa experience.

The award-winning Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, in the picturesque, old French colonial town of Soufrière, launched the new and improved Mamma La Terre Spa to renew mind, body, soul and spirit in a tranquil, therapeutic sanctuary.

comfort-inn-san-juanA popular hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has announced plans to increase its share of visitors from other parts of the Caribbean.

Nash Mawani, the proprietor of the 56-room Comfort Inn San Juan, averred North American travelers were the primary target of the downtown hotel, but he was determined to attract more Caribbean residents to experience the Puerto Rican charm of the value-centered property.

Mawani, a veteran hotelier with investments around the world, said islands such as St. Maarten/St. Martin, Dominica, Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands - because of their proximity to Puerto Rico - were key markets. And there were many reasons to visit.