Top Luxury Resorts in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is one of the world's most stunning regions, with its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and exotic fauna. However, as you know, traveling to beautiful destinations such as these can feel like a hassle if you book a commercial flight or stay in a subpar hotel. You deserve pleasure and peace of mind, so we compiled a list of the most luxurious Caribbean resorts. All these exclusive resorts are the region's staples of refinement and comfort that will be certain to give you the most pleasurable experience during your stay in the Caribbean.
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua
Just northwest of Osbourn, Antigua, rests the luxurious 300-acre, all-inclusive Jumby Bay Island resort. Since it’s only accessible by boat and contains only 40 air-conditioned rooms and villas to accommodate guests, you will have the opportunity to experience carefree island life in serene seclusion. If you feel inclined to explore the rest of Antigua, you can use the complimentary ferry that’s in service from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. But with the fine-dining Estate House, the pristine pools and beaches, private outdoor gardens, wraparound terraces, personal butlers and private chefs, it’s hard to find reasons for wanting to leave this deluxe establishment.
You can even bring children here, as the resort features a range of activities and programs to keep them occupied. These kid-friendly amenities will provide you the free time to engage in relaxing activities at the Jumby Bay Spa that range from revitalization journeys to signature massage treatments from their resident expert.
Some other activities offered at Jumby Bay Island include:
- Coastline tour
- Kayaking tour
- Reef fishing
- Private yacht charters
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia, offers some of the most stunning views — dual volcanic forest-covered peaks overlooking the vast Caribbean sea. At this resort, each suite, or "sanctuary," is on a hill. Due to the hillside location and the absence of walls on the seaside, visitors to each sanctuary enjoy a signature unobstructed view of the volcanic peaks, known as the Pitons. Some of these sanctuaries contain private infinity pools and soothing Jacuzzis located in these open areas, so you can relax in the water while gazing upon the island’s majesty. As an adult-only destination, the Jade Mountain resort is also ideal for couples and honeymooners.
Other stunning features of the Jade Mountain resort include:
- 15-foot ceilings
- Stacked stone and curved architecture
- 24-hour butler service
- Four-poster beds
- Frette linens
There is also a multitude of activities to engage in:
- Spa treatment
- On-site fitness center
- Scuba diving
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico
Millionaire John D. Rockefeller opened the Dorado Beach resort in Puerto Rico in 1958, and since then, it has hosted wealthy and powerful clientele, including four American presidents. This 50-acre resort is a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a title shared by only five resorts in the entire world. it’s no surprise this luxury Caribbean resort is part of such an exclusive group when it has:
- Three historically renowned 18-hole golf courses
- A mile-long beach
- An 11-mile nature trail
- A botanical sanctuary spa
- A private infinity pool
- A large cigar veranda
- Beach-facing terraces
- Outdoor showers
- Stunning historical art
The resort's 114 guest rooms and suites each provide incredible views of Dorado Beach. Guests in these accommodations have access to a sliding glass door that opens the room fully to the outside. Between your beach outings, you can enjoy time in your room with complimentary Wi-Fi, large-screen TVs, phone charging stations and king-sized beds.
Since Rockefeller originally intended this property to be an eco-resort, many of its activities for children and adults have an environmental focus. Snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and archaeological digging give guests an appreciation for Puerto Rico’s history by immersing them into the island's remarkable ecosystem.
Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla
Belmond Cap Juluca sits on a crescent-shaped stretch of white beachfront overlooking Maundays Bay, providing guests in all 70 rooms with extraordinary ocean views. This 167-acre resort is notable for its stunning beach, beautiful white dome villas overlooking the beach, delightful dining experiences and refreshing infinity pools.
At this resort, you can immerse yourself within the exotic undersea environment via snorkeling and scuba diving. If you’d prefer to stay above the water, Belmond Cap Juluca offers opportunities for kayaking and sailing so you can stay dry as you peer into the crystal-clear waters.
You may even be interested in setting sail for the Prickly Pear Cays, where you can engage in birdwatching and various water activities. If you get tired from your day’s adventures, you can seek a relaxing massage or other spa services at the Arawak Spa.
As the evening draws near and you start feeling hunger pangs, you will have your pick of the resort’s four delightful dining facilities: Pimms, Cip’s by Cipriani, the Maundays Club and the Cap Shack.
- Pimms offers Anguillian food in a romantic atmosphere.
- Cip’s by Cipriani specializes in casual Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s name is a nod to their sister restaurant, Cipriani.
- Maunday’s Club serves fine Peruvian meals, shared plates and ceviche along with delightful cocktails and mocktails. There is also a pool terrace that guests can dip into afterward.
- The Cap Shack offers delicious beach barbecue and tasty rum punches by the beach with a backdrop of live music.
Other outstanding amenities to engage with at Belmond Cap Juluca include:
- Water skiing
- Free Wi-Fi
- On-site fitness center
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