Beautiful turquoise waters lined with tropical palms on powdery beaches, the Caribbean sets the perfect backdrop for adventure paired with relaxation. You can hardly go wrong with a vacation in the Caribbean, but if you don’t know where to start then this list of the best hotels in the Caribbean is a good place to start.
1. Park Hyatt, St Kitts
Park Hyatt St Kitts is set on Banana Beach in Christophe Harbour. The five-star resort that spans the entire width of Banana Bay boasts units with sea views, suites with terraces, a restaurant and a sun terrace.
Amenities include WiFi, 24-hour front desk, two outdoor swimming pools, rain showers in guest rooms and premium suites that have individual rooftop views of the island of Nevis.
You’ll find that local citizens and residents of the country are super friendly. This makes it a popular and inviting destination for travellers as well as its warm weather. St Kitts is famous for its blue seas and fine sandy beaches as well as its gorgeous green mountain chain. The mountain chain is almost completely covered by thriving rainforest.
2. Eden Rock, St Barth’s
Located in the middle of St Jean Bay, the red roofs of Eden Rock greet visitors from the sky. Every part of the hotel is infused with relaxation, cool breezes and magnificent views. Attractions include a sand-bar restaurant and candy-cane red and white loungers along the beach. How does a ‘frozé’ cart handing out slush-puppy rosé sound?
There are a variety of different rooms in the rocky setting – some glamorous with plunge pools and vast bathrooms; others calm, in sand-coloured rattan, with original art and books by Camus and Chandler.
St Barths has been on everyone’s lips ever since mercurial French Caribbean aviator and adventurer Rémy de Haenen first welcomed guests to his Eden Rock home on the ocean in the 1950s.
3. Sandals, Grenada
This adults-only all-inclusive resort is the perfect breakaway. Only five minutes from Grenada‘s main airport, Sandals resort is entertainment central. Attractions include nine different restaurants, live bands, fashion and talent shows, beach parties and a spa to name a few. There are also pools everywhere – from private plunge pools to cascading waterfalls.
Other highlights include the stunning Pink Gin Beach and world-class scuba diving.
4. Secret Bay, Dominica
Secret Bay in Dominica is a six-star all-villa rainforest resort experience. The resort features secluded clifftop residential-style villas with private plunge pools.
Other experiences that could appeal to visitors include; dedicated villa hosts, on-call concierge, chefs and guides, secret beaches and curated transformative experiences. Secret Bay was ranked the number one resort hotel in the Caribbean for 2020 and 2022 by Travel + Leisure.
Dominica, also known as the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean,” is renowned for its abundance of natural splendours. These include; 365 rivers, hot springs, subterranean volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, both black and white sandy beaches and the second largest boiling lake in the world.
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5. Ladera resort, Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia’s most unique and luxurious resort for sure! Did you know that Ladera resort is the only resort situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site? It used to be part of the Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière’s most well-known and oldest cocoa plantations.
Set on a volcano ridgeline 1000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, the views of the Pitons and surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. With only 37 rooms and suites, Ladera is an intimate resort. Resort amenities and attractions include authentic Saint Lucian culinary experiences as well as private plunge pools and magnificent views. Each of the 37 rooms and suites has an “open wall” that exposes breathtaking views of the Pitons and the ocean.
Dominica boasts a pristine coastline, acres of unspoiled tropical rainforest, incredible marine biodiversity and a number of natural hot springs thanks to its volcanic origin.