Best Luxury Caribbean Beach Resorts in island
See also best Caribbean seasons, inexpensive resorts.
$$$ = expensive (over $400 per room)
These are Caribbean low season estimates. In high season some rates
If money is no object there are complete islands one can rent, such as Richard Branson's Necker, or complete hotels such as Southern Cross on Little Cayman.
A 179-acre 5 star Caribbean resort overlooking mountains and set
on two spectacular beaches, just 15 mins. from Anguilla's airport.
The Moorish style villas are elegant and romantic, especially at
sunset. Some sea-front suites have covered terraces and marble bathrooms.
Trips to inhabited islands can be arranged. Water sports and tennis
lessons are free; also there's a free kids club with supervised
activities for 3-9 yrs from mid June- early Sept, but no children
under 6 allowed in high season.
Harbour Island, off Eleuthera Island, Pink
This resort is located on one of the Caribbean's
best beaches (3 mile Pink Sands) and used be the most stylish hotel
in the Bahamas attracted many celebrities as a hideaway, but recentry
some say food quality has been gone down the tube.
The 25 cottages scattered in 20-acre tropical gardens are furnished
simply in ethnic style, casual but elegant.
Pink Sands is a 5 minute water-taxi ride from Eleuthera Island.
A 3 acre resort with 40 English style suites
including 2 deluxe with private pools. It hosts the award-winning
Terrace Restaurant which serves some of the best cuisine on the
Cobbler's Cove offers complimentary tennis and watersports; weddings
can be arranged.
The hotel is 18 miles (45 minutes) from Barbados Airport. Families are welcome
and will find kid's programs and facilities. However no children
under 12 are permitted mid Jan - mid March. Barbados information and photos.
Republic, Casa de Campo Resort
This is the choice for people who think a
Caribbean beach holiday should be packed with action. A massive
complex which has everything, 300 rooms, 150 villas, 3 beaches including
one private, 14 pools in different designs with landscaped patios,
3 championship golf courses, 13 tennis courts, a fitness centre
and so on.
Also boutiques, craft shops, a gallery, a museum and a church. It's
not a bad idea to hire a golf cart to get around this huge area.
Otherwise there are shuttle buses running regularly.
Weddings can be arranged and the hotel complex offers a good honeymoon package.
It's one and half hours from Santo Domingo town and airport. The
rate depends on the room. Some mixed reviews. Dominican Republic information and photos.
Moon (Golf, Tennis and Beach Club) $$-$$$
The Half Moon has a worldwide reputation as
one of the finest hotels in the Caribbean and is a holiday destination favoured
by royalty, artists and film stars. It certainly enjoys the most romantic
settings on the island.
The resort is on 400 acres of well-maintained gardens with over
400 rooms/suites, cottages and villas (some with private pools)
and has a private white sandy beach along the half-moon shaped bay.
There are 6 superb restaurants (some of the best in Jamaica) including
an open-air diner specializing in Caribbean cuisine, an 18 hole
championship golf course, 9 tennis courts, and pools.
There's a fully staffed children's center; wedding/golf package
are also available. It's 6 miles from the airport. Jamaica information and photos.
and Caicos, Beaches Resorts $$$
(picture above right)
For families: this is a sibling of the Jamaican Sandals all-inclusive
hotel chain and especially aimed at families.
It's located on the famous, Grace
Bay, with excellent facilities such as 5 pools (one for scuba
certification, one for kids with a Pirate Island), tennis courts,
fitness centre and 10 restaurants (including Japanese).
3 separate, age-based kids clubs provide both indoor & outdoor
programs. Free spa treatment are also available.
All Sandals resorts, including this one, offer a Hurricane Guarantee
(replacement holiday) as well.
and Caicos, Grace
and sophisticated but with large, stylish rooms or villas with sea
views and a full service spa offering various therapies. GBC is
also known for a superb oceanfront restaurant which serves gourmet
A shuttle bus travels to a nearby 18-hole championship golf course,
and there are excellent Scuba and Deep Sea fishing facilities available.
But it's not for children.
and Caicos, Parrot
60 room 'holistic' designer beach resort with gym, spa, infinity
pool (the island's largest) and plenty of birds (feathered). A more
Indonesian than Caribbean feel, seafront villas have private pools
and there's Yoga without end and 3 miles of porcelain white sand.
Lots of flash, lots cash, an A-list paradise.
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