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With crystal clear seas, pristine white sands, and a laid-back, relaxed approach to life, it’s little wonder that the Caribbean is a favourite with holidaymakers from all over the world.
With a firm focus on tourism, the Caribbean islands offer up an array of quality hotels whether you’re looking for a large all-inclusive resort with lots of facilities, or something a bit more secluded and low key. To help you plan the perfect holiday, we’ve rounded up some of the best Caribbean resorts for your Caribbean getaway.
Located on Jamaica’s relatively undeveloped south coast, this intimate boutique resort is perfect for holidaymakers looking for a quiet and relaxing break. All of the cottages and guest rooms offer views of either the sea or the beautifully landscaped gardens, and some boast additional features such as rooftop terraces or outdoor showers.
Resort guests can enjoy facilities such as a cocktail bar, seawater swimming pool, and on-site spa. The resort also has its own private section of beach, complete with coral reefs and plenty of tropical fish to delight snorkelers. Jamaica has some of the best beach resorts in the Carribbean.
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Rising above the beach-front resort of Anse Chastanet on St Lucia’s south-western coastline, Jade Mountain Resort is one of the island’s most romantic luxury resorts. Jade Mountain has 29 luxury suites, each with high ceilings, a jacuzzi or infinity pool, and an open wall which lets in the sea breezes and provides spectacular uninterrupted views of the Pitons – two volcanic peaks that rise majestically out of the clear blue sea. Visitors to the resort can also enjoy food by award-winning chef Allen Susser, and the hotel’s position at the island’s highest point makes it ideal for a tranquil getaway.
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis
The island of Nevis may be one of the smaller Caribbean islands, but it punches above its weight when it comes to luxury resorts. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club – a historical Caribbean plantation situated right on the beach. With its wicker furnishing and local artwork, the resort has an air of authentic old-world charm, and its open-air beach bar and restaurant, and full service spa, ensure that the focus is on pure relaxation.
Couples Negril, Jamaica
Couples Negril is an adults-only resorts, which is perfect if you’re looking for a romantic getaway. There are plenty to choose from in Jamaica, but Couples Negril, overlooking Bloody Bay, is a particularly good example. This cosy and serene resort is set in tranquil gardens and boasts modern rooms, a private beach, great facilities such as swimming pools, a health spa and a swim-up bar. There are also plenty of activities on offer, including couples’ massage classes.
One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Located on the north coast of Paradise Island, this sprawling private estate is a favourite with celebrities and the wealthy. And it’s easy to see why. The picturesque and tranquil resort is set in formal French gardens and has its own stretch of pure white sand beach – thought to be amongst the best in the world. The rooms themselves are understated and stylish with Frette linens and deep soaking tubs – perfect for relaxing after a hard day at the beach! The food is also superb, with Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serving up a French-Asian menu with Bahamian influences.
From sprawling luxurious resorts to romantic boutique getaways, the Caribbean has many options when it comes to accommodation. And with a bit of research, you’re sure to find a resort that is perfect for you, enabling you to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime in this beautiful region of the world.