Are you daydreaming again about those pristine sandy beaches and glistening waves while you lounge in luxury surroundings? Make this your reality as we review Fodor’s recommendations for the top hotels in the Caribbean.
COMO Parrot Cay
TURKS & CAICOS
Situated on a private island in Turks and Caicos, is Como Parrot Cay where wellness and seclusion are the principle players for your fun and relaxation. Guests can expect private villas and butler service with assorted international cuisine on hand. The area itself is all about sustainability with its wildlife and coral reef systems.
El Blok Hotel
VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
Vieques, which is a tiny island in Puerto Rico, offers El Blok – a unique architectural property comprised of concrete. With its geometric cut-outs, it offers a special artistic perspective based on its shadows. The property is situated between the town of Esperanza and Sun Bay beach.
The Island House
Located along the western part of Nassau Island, the family-owned Island House is a sprawling estate surrounded by tropical greens and beautiful beaches. There’s plenty to do here with the option to swim with pigs, kayak or peruse the area’s art galleries.
Jungle Bay looms over cliffs with seaside views and offers plenty to do from diving and yoga to enjoying local farms. The treehouse-like accommodations are polished teak interiors, bamboo furniture, and partially outdoor rain showers with earth-friendly bath products.
Guests can expect this romantic hideaway with its four-poster canopy beds and private plunge pools overlooking the sea the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Located on the southernmost part of Grenada, adults here can frolic as there’s no children’s policy. Expect breathtaking beaches and the opportunity to chart your own boat to visit neighboring islands.
Le Sereno Hotel
At St. Barth’s Le Sereno, which is situated on the Grand Cul de Sac—a protected marine reserve home to a colony of sea turtles—the boutique property offers plenty of activities from glass-bottom kayaks to paddle boarding and windsurfing.
Mandarin Oriental Canouan
We’ve written before that Canouan is the headquarters for billionaires who want to escape it all. This tiny island has one luxury resort – the Mandarin Oriental. Guests can enjoy fresh meals, sunbath on the beach, and take a yacht to the Tobago Cays.
Petit St. Vincent
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
This beautiful boutique resort is surrounded by tropical forest and serene beaches and is situated on a 115-acre private island. Here is the ideal place for digital detox as the island is without WiFi or mobile service. Need something special? Leave your red flag raised outside the villa and someone will attend to your needs. Expect stone cottages and villas with teak interiors and open floor plans.
Head to Rockhouse House in Negril where each room is built into cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Each thatched-roof cottage has its own private water access and everything is an open-air floor plan.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
Situated on what was once a sugar plantation, Sugar Beach is surrounded by the Pitons (UNESCO mountains). Enjoy the beach, the rainforest, mud baths, hikes as you also have the best in service with the property’s butler service. Other amenities include its incredible rainforest spa and sports activities including diving and tennis.