The Caribbean is one of the hottest destinations for romantic getaways, honeymoons, or just a trip centered around relaxation and enjoying the scenery. However, with all of the high-end resorts the area has to offer, it can be difficult to decide which Caribbean beach resort, or even which island, to choose.
This list of five outstanding Caribbean beach resorts details the best of the best that these locations have to offer- from six-star luxury to Eco-friendly holistic spas. These resorts span the region, located on Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Antigua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Bermuda. Though they all have unique features and amenities, each one is guaranteed to provide guests with an unforgettable and luxurious experience.
Caribbean resorts have become known around the world for their high-end spas and their beautiful beaches. You could go to Sandals, Beaches, or Atlantis- but resorts like these are almost guaranteed to be crowded and lack the privacy and personal touches that those looking for luxury vacations expect. The resorts on this don't just offer pools and beach cabanas- they provide personal infinity pools and hot tubs, and beaches in undeveloped island coves.
Part of providing amazing service is making sure that guests want for nothing. Many of the resorts on this list boast multiple restaurants, from fine dining to local specialties and locally sourced ingredients. Some even provide grocery services and personal butlers. They also all offer unique spa options, some of which can be booked via tablet without even leaving the hotel room.
The resorts listed here aren't just the best of what the Caribbean has to offer- they're also the newest. The hurricanes and tropical storms of 2017 devastated the region, and one year later the islands are rebuilding. Guests are coming back to bask in the glory of their incredible weather and scenery. Whether you're celebrating your honeymoon, heading back to your favorite island for the tenth time, or just a need a weekend (or week, or two) away from it all, these five incredible resorts are just waiting to pamper you.
Five Outstanding Caribbean Beach Resorts
Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica
Located only fifteen minutes from Sangster Airport (the international airport servicing the north coast of Jamaica), the Jewel Grande Resort and Spa is located in the popular Montego Bay area. The northern coastal region is dotted with plenty of luxury hotels, but the Jewel Grande stands out in Montego Bay for its comparatively high levels of service and its brand-new facilities. Each room is all-inclusive, and all are serviced by butlers for a personalized and low-stress experience.
Without leaving the grounds of the massive resort, guests can enjoy drinking and dining at eleven different bars and restaurants- featuring cuisine ranging from local Jamaican to Asian fusion. And as with any top-notch Caribbean beach resort, they have two pools and a 30,000 square foot spa on the premises. The massive spa features 14 treatment rooms, a Himalayan salt room, and a juice bar. The spa also includes a fitness center where guests can enjoy traditional yoga and pilates, or a local specialty- reggaelates, which of course is pilates set to reggae music.
The Jewel Grande also offers guests the opportunity to tour nearby historical locations- such as the reportedly haunted Great House at Rose Hall, which dates back to the 18th century.
Turks Cay Resort and Marina, Turks and Caicos
Though not yet open, the Turks Cay Resort and Marina will soon be one of the most luxurious spots in the Caribbean. The six-star hotel (which lets you know just how seriously the resort takes its hospitality and level of service) is owned by Arik Kislin, who also happens to be the co-owner of the Hotel Gansevoort in NYC, and will be open at some point in 2019.
The Turks Cay Resort and Marina may very well set the bar for luxury resorts in the region once it opens; the over-the-top luxe facility includes a movie theater, three pools, a full spa with a hydrotherapy section and waterfall pool, and a cigar bar- it is the Caribbean, after all. There will also be plenty of dining and shopping options for guests to enjoy,as well as gaming entertainment on site.
As if the facility itself wasn't enough to impress guests, the Turks Cay Resort and Marina is situated on the pristine Grace Bay- which is an as-yet undeveloped area of the island. This means that the resort's guests will have access to gorgeous beaches that are not yet crowded with other visitors to the area.
Hodges Bay Resort and Spa, Antigua
The Hodges Bay Resort and Spa is a unique offering- this Caribbean beach resort bills itself as an eco-friendly destination, featuring "green walls" and spaces that transition easily from indoor to outdoor. Located on the island of Antigua, the resort is owned by Elegant Hotels Group, who are well-known for their luxury hotels on the island of Barbados. The property is brand-new, having just been unveiled in the summer of 2018.
There are 79 lodging options available at the Hodges Bay Resort and Spa, from rooftop villas with stunning ocean views to beachfront villas, even houses complete with butler service. Guests can truly sit back and enjoy their stay without worrying about the details- the resort offers laundry and grocery services. They also offer butler services at both the heated infinity pool and along the pristine expanse of white sand beach.
The experience doesn't stop there- the resort also features a cutting-edge fitness center and holistic spa and wellness center. As is standard at a high-end Caribbean beach resort, the Hodges Bay Resort and Spa also boasts three restaurants and six bars, one of which is a rooftop bar perfect for enjoying the views of the water.
Pink Sands Club, Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Pink Sands Club caters to those looking to splurge on a luxurious vacation- honeymooners, for example. It isn't a common destination, located on the five mile long island of Canouan, which is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Now owned by Mandarin Oriental, it will be undergoing a name change in the near future.
This Caribbean beach resort is one of the most exclusive and expensive in the region- but you get what you pay for. The Pink Sands Club's 26 luxurious suites are all equipped with high-end linens and his and her walk-in closets. The hotel also recently added patio villas, complete with infinity pools and hot tubs. If guests don't feel like leaving their room or using their cell phone to book a spa appointment, they can use the tablets in each room to schedule any services they desire.
Once guests do head outside, they're greeted by the lightly pink sands (hence the name Pink Sands Club) of the sparsely populated beach. For those who love to golf, there is also an 18-hole championship golf course.
The Loren at Pink Beach, Bermuda
Although Bermuda is located in the Atlantic, it's still situated close enough to the Caribbean islands to be considered part of the region. One of its luxury gems, The Loren at Pink Beach, can easily be considered a Caribbean beach resort that can compete with the best of them. The boutique property is located right on Pink Beach- which, as the name suggests, is famous for its naturally pink-colored sand.
The Loren isn't just a brand-new property- it's Bermuda's first new hotel in a decade. The design has been described as sleek, with clean, modern lines and decor throughout. The Loren may be small for a Caribbean beach resort, but it packs a lot of punches- floor to ceiling windows to take in the views of the water, a dramatic floating spiral staircase in the foyer, stunning artworks throughout the property, and two on-site restaurants with locally sourced menus.
The rooms themselves all feature private outdoor spaces with stunning views,as well as marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. They're perfect for relaxing after a long day of enjoying the resort's amenities and walking along the beach.
Each of the five resorts on this list are considered to be the best of the best- and cater to those seeking out luxury stays and exceptional service. Although the Turks Cay Resort and Marina is not open just yet, it will be ready for your 2019 travel plans. Others like the Pink Sands Club are going through changes, but still offer everything high-end travelers desire.
The region is going through many changes, with new hotels and attractions opening all the time. It means the Caribbean is recovering, though the road has been long. Whether you're looking to get away right this minute or want to wait for that perfect moment to get away from the office, these resorts all offer everything you'll need to relax and unwind. Enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar, pamper yourself at a spa, or just feel the sand beneath your feet- the Caribbean islands are waiting for you.