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Episode 13 Hotel Legends: Chris Blackwell’s Jamaica Plus Caribbean Travel Tips

In this special Hotel Legends episode, Melissa speaks with Chris Blackwell, the man who introduced Bob Marley to the world through Island Records and is now bringing travelers to Jamaica with Island Outpost, his collection of hotels and villas. Melissa and Chris discuss how his youth on the island inspired his music career and his pivot to the hospitality industry, plus how he put South Beach on the map. Learn how he harnessed the rhythm of reggae music and Jamaican hospitality to transform his properties into laidback getaways enjoyed by the likes of Sting and Bono. He also tells the story of how he acquired the former home of James Bond author Ian Flemming, GoldenEye, an Indagare favorite resort. (Hint: Bob Marley was involved!)

Stay tuned—just in time for the holidays—for a special Caribbean edition of Ask Melissa. She’s answering all your destination-specific questions and sharing Indagare intel to help you plan your next trip.

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