Seven Stars Resort: True serenity in Turks and Caicos

Seven Stars Resort is named for the the seven stars of the Pleiades constellation mentioned in Greek mythology. Each of the stars represents one of the seven daughters of the god Atlas and goddess Pleione: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Celaeno, Alcyone, Sterope and Merope. Seven Stars Ocean View

But the real star at this luxurious oceanfront resort in Turks and Caicos is you.

Whether you’re sipping signature cocktails around the magnificent mosaic-tiled swimming pool (the only heated salt-water pool on the island) or tasting tapas oceanside at sunset, Seven Stars Resort offers a variety of island-inspired gourmet dining experiences.

Seven Stars Garden ViewEvening will find you resting comfortably in a roomy luxurious suite so peaceful, you’ll suspect a glittery Caribbean fairy godmother sprinkled your pillow with stardust.

No matter where you roam on the grounds of Seven Stars, you’ll find genuinely hospitable employees who function as resort ambassadors empowered to solve problems and enhance positive experiences for their guests–which is the true essence of Seven Stars’ service.


Salmon fishing in Scotland

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If only I had read Rebertson’s Guide to Field Sports in Scotland before my guide from River & Green picked me up at The Gleneagles HotelRiver-Green

Had I read the book, I would have known who owns the rivers and the land and how much or how little you can pay for a a day’s fishing, as I did with a salmon casting champion who assists rods (anglers) on the Coupar Grange beat of the River Isle in Scotland. I would have had a better understanding of the part field sports play in conservation of the Scottish countryside. And I would have comprehended that while field sports are not the exclusive preserve of the rich and famous, they do comprise a heritage of etiquette as detailed as customs for country club cotillions in the Deep South of the U.S.

I would have known that my Columbia fishing pants and my North Face fleece pullover were not appropriate attire. 2013-09-06 10.02.21And my guide, Ian Walls, surely would have been spared a few embarrassing moments!2013-09-06 08.52.53

Nevertheless, learning to salmon fish with junior ghillie Jamie Cathro is one of my fondest memories on the water.