If want to stay in a luxury hotel Caribbean islands are the place to book. Luxury Caribbean resorts provide some of the most idyllic vacation settings in the world: crystal clear seas, white sand beaches, fine restaurants, attentive staff, and picturesque cabanas. If you want to relax and forget the hassles of everyday life, there are few better places to do so than at luxury Caribbean resorts.
You can find luxury Caribbean resorts on almost every island. The bigger island, more visited islands have the most: Aruba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. The Breezes and Grand Lilo resorts on Jamaica are great luxury resorts for weddings or honeymoons. On Aruba, look to the Allegro Aruba on Palm Beach, a luxury hotel Caribbean hideaway that describes itself as “a cruise ship on land.” Reservations are necessary well in advance. For a luxury resort at a (relatively) affordable price, try Habitation Chabert on Dominica.
The smaller islands have fewer but even more luxurious resorts. Ottley's Plantation Inn on St. Kitts is a top-tier luxury hotel Caribbean resort. The Hotel Isle de France on St. Barts is rated as on of the most exclusive of all luxury Caribbean resorts.
The French islands such as Guadeloupe and Martinique are known for their luxurious hotels. Sofitel's Aurberge de Vieille Tour on Guadeloupe is among the best in the islands.
Many luxury Caribbean resorts offer deals combing flights
and accommodation. Most are “all
inclusive resorts,” which means meals, drinks,
and activities are generally included in the price. The
best deals can be found through travel agents or internet
sites, both general and island-exclusive.
For a nice change of pace from the large luxury Caribbean resorts, look for a place on a smaller island that offers individual villas. Luxury Caribbean villas can range from stand-alone family homes rented by the owners or a real estate company to collections of private beach cabanas with many of the conveniences and amenities of hotels. Luxury Caribbean villas are ideal for couples who want a little privacy (and who doesn't on a honeymoon?), for independent travelers who want to explore an island beyond the confines of a resort, or for groups looking for a fun communal house.
Booking luxury Caribbean villas is a little different than booking a room in a resort. Consult websites specific to the island you want to visit or get a travel agent to find a reputable villa. Be sure to read reviews of the villa; do not be fooled by photos taken from a good angle.
The best luxury Caribbean villas are often found on the smaller islands. Barbados, Guadaloupe, and Grenada offer some of the best choices.
Vacations are about escaping the doldrums of everyday life. Spending time at luxury Caribbean resorts and villas are ideal ways to do just that.