If your idea of ultra-luxury includes lavish accommodations with room to spare for your private pilot, butlers who cater to your every whim, or a studio to record a jam session after you’ve tanned on a white sand beach, then here are 5 Caribbean hotels for you. They will impress even the most discerning traveler.
Whether you want to tan on a beach all day or party the night away, there’s a Caribbean island to suit your every desire.
Anguilla has none of those pesky “must-see” sites – it’s all beach. Spend the day laid out on the sand, taking intermittent dips into the impossibly turquoise waters and then hit up a beach bar for a barefoot lobster lunch and a rum punch.
2. Petit St. Vincent
Couples looking to unplug and enjoy each other should head to Petit St. Vincent. With only one resort, boasting 22 cottages spread over 47 hectares (115 acres) of tropical woodlands and impeccable service, this place is the ultimate in seclusion. Hoist a yellow flag outside your cottage to have one of the butlers swing by and take a message, or fly a red one for “Do Not Disturb”.
If you’re a nature lover, Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) should be at the top of your list. While it has less in way of sandy beaches, this island is overwhelmed with jungle and trekking opportunities. A fantastic amount of flora and fauna thrive on the island – you’ll encounter brightly coloured parrots and 3m- (10ft-) long boa constrictors aplenty.
4. Negril, Jamaica
Negril, Jamaica is one of the best places in the Caribbean for dancing in the sand.From legendary beachside hangout Rick’s bar, you can catch an unbelievable sunset and watch divers leap off the cliffs, whilst the plethora of open air bars and beach parties are awash with live music, as reggae performers flock to the town.
5. Musha Cay, Bahamas
If your desktop screensaver is a Caribbean version of Fantasy Island, then Musha Cay, owned by illusionist David Copperfield, is your escape come true. With over 500 acres and 25 sugary white sand beaches trimmed by tropical fauna, the Islands of Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas accommodate just 24 guests in five spectacular beach houses. Each is brimming with rich mahogany furnishings, wraparound decks, exotic antiques, and a private beach. After you sample the array of water activities, relax while your personal chef prepares the catch of the day pulled straight from the sea. You’ll feel as if you’ve vanished into a dream.