Caribbean Accommodation Guide

Beautiful Caribbean Holidays

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When luxury is the name of your game, The Caribbean will spoil you with choice. The islands are littered with expensive waterfront hotels and pricey beach resorts providing the ultimate experience whether you're on your honeymoon or travelling for business.

Caribbean Accommodation

The Atlantis Paradise Island is a famous resort and waterpark located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Considered one of the most luxurious and unique of all resorts in the Bahamas, Atlantis is also family friendly. It boasts a huge casino, four massive Chihuly glass sculptures, and the 757-million liter Aquaventure, with slides, rivers, rapids, and four waterslides that offer fun for all ages. Also there is The Dig, the world's largest open air marine habitat. The Royal Towers are joined by the Bridge, made famous in numerous films; the Bridge suite costs about $25,000USD/night. It has spectacular views and ten sumptuous rooms full of unique amenities, including a 22-karat gold chandelier, and a permanent staff of seven.

Considered by many to be the "World's Most Glamorous All-inclusive," Sandals La Toc Golf Resort and Spa on St. Lucia is movie-set fabulous. As you are driven down the mile-long, tree-lined entrance to the estate, you’ll get your first look at this sparkling jewel of the island, called the “Emerald of the Caribbean,” La Toc is also famous for its exclusive gold course, 5-star Diamond French cuisine, and the chance for guests to live the post life with the island’s largest pool, dozens of tropical gardens, and your own personal butler. Feeling entitled, or at least entitled to the best? You’ll be pleased with the luxurious accommodations and the half-mile, crescent-shaped beach, exotic coral bluffs, and lush hills that comprise La Toc.

The Plantation Beach Villas on Tobago offer elegant comfort, and a beachfront location at Stonehaven Bay, one of Tobago’s main turtle nesting beaches. A place of peaceful serenity, there are just six lovely, traditional Caribbean-style villas, located on the hills on Tobago’s northern shore and offering you all the privacy and personal service you could wish for. Each villa comes with a dedicated housekeeper, available concierge service, and numerous family-friendly facilities. Nature-lovers will love watching the plentiful birdlife, including blue tanagers, hummingbirds, kiskadees, and bananaquits, many of which will flit in and out of your villa through the French patio doors, looking for sugar or fruit. The beautiful blue crowned mot mot is also another regular visitor.

Just a few steps from Grace Bay Beach on Turks & Caicos – considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world—is the Regent Palms, consisting of 72 spacious and luxurious suites. You walk in to your well-appointed suite and immediately feel the calm of the Caribbean wash over you. They have taken care of every detail to ensure your comfort, including custom-make linens. All non-motorized water sports (windsurfing, sailing, etc.) are yours for the asking, and lazing by the incredible ($1.8 million USD) infinity pool can only improve on perfection. End the relaxing day is with a relaxing couple’s massage at the Zen-like, 25,000 square foot spa.

The incomparable Jade Mountain Resort, set high on Morne Chastanet overlooking the Caribbean Sea and St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site, is a “Cornucopia of organic architecture,” and a sight to behold. Designed and built by the architect/owner, it is easily one of the most luxurious and incredible resort experiences you will find anywhere. Each ‘sanctuary’ has its own individual access bridge, and its own, extraordinary, infinity pool; and each is extremely private – a good thing, given that each suite has just 3 walls. If you want spa treatments, you can choose from a select menu and have them performed in the privacy of your sanctuary.

Relaxation and unparalleled luxury are what the Caribbean is all about. There are literally hundreds of hotels and resorts on the Islands that offer you the amenities, appointments, and pampering that will make you feel like you deserve to feel every once in a while.

Royal Plantation Island is an exclusive resort located on the tiny islet of Exumas in the Bahamas. With just 6 villas on 50 lush acres, this secluded all-inclusive is the perfect spot to get away from it all, surrounded by tropical beauty. The chef is award-winning and butler service comes with the villa, along with the use of your own golf cart and powerboat.

Le Toiny on St. Bart’s is a lovely, elite, and private resort perched high on a hill, looking out over the Caribbean Sea. This peaceful retreat has just twelve villa/suites, each one isolated from the others by a picket fence, and each with its own swimming pool and fitness equipment and private terrace.

Situated on the largest privately-owned tropical island in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island Resort is incredibly beautiful and extremely private. A large luxury yacht will take you from Tortola to the island, where you’ll have access to a wide selection of activities including all watersports. The family that owns the island and the resort is dedicated to their guest’s comfort and their islands natural beauty. There are just three wildly lavish hilltop villas on the island, and are well-suited to active, solitude-seeking couples, as there are few people on the island and a variety of activites.

Caneel Bay on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is determined to offer you a top-tier resort experience and a completely rejuvenating stay. Their motto is “Disconnect to reconnect,” and they help make this happen by making sure there are no TVs or phones in your room (Internet access is available). There are seven beaches, a pool, a fitness center, and 11 tennis courts to keep you busy, and winding garden paths to wander hand in hand. Look for a complimentary bottle of rum in your room, fresh flowers in the bathroom, and daily high tea.

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The Grand Hotel Bavaro, located in the Dominican Republic, is an adult-only luxury resort with Greco-Roman inspired architecture and Caribbean hospitality. A personal butler will accommodate your every desire 24 hours each day, providing you with the pillow, snacks, or flowers of your choice. The Grand Hotel Bavaro has five restaurants, a two-story beachfront spa, multiple pools, and indulgent seaside palapas to make this a wonderfully indulgent experience.

The Four Seasons Resort on Nevis, sister island to St. Kitts in the Leeward Islands, offers perfect weather, perfect golden-sand beaches, and classic Four Seasons luxury. You’ll love the tranquillity you can find in the award-winning spa, and enjoy a round of golf while taking in the sights of one of the world's most scenic courses.

Perched high on the limestone cliffs of Negril in Jamaica, The Caves is seductive as it is private. With just 12 exclusive suites, private Cave Dining, and a fabulous Aveda Amenity Spa that provides organic treatments, this resort offers a holiday that is bathed in luxury and privacy in tropical splendour.

The Playa Conchal in Costa Rica is nestled within 2,400 acres of lush, forested coastal beauty. The challenging Robert Trent Jones-Designed Lions Paw championship golf course, a huge pool, tennis courts, and rainforest eco-tour where you can zip-line through the canopy make this an exciting, adventurous destination that is also luxurious and lovely. There is also a Kids Club for infants and kids 5-12, so adults can have a little ‘Me-time’.

The Round Hill Hotel And Villas on Montego Bay, Jamaica boasts beautiful gardens, isolated beaches, and a world-class spa in an 18th century Great House that sits right at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Ocean-front rooms, a Kids Club, jeep safaris, and jungle river tubing trips all serve to make this not only top-tier luxurious, but top-level family friendly. Round Hill has received the following Five Star Alliance Awards: Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Jamaica, Best Beach Resorts in Jamaica, Best Hotels for Water Sports in Jamaica and Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts.