The Ultimate Caribbean
The Caribbean has some of the finest hotels in the world and it’s here in this tropical playground that exotic experiences will set your heart soaring.
Whether you’re looking for the celebration of a lifetime, a place for incomparable romantic gestures or adventures on the sparkling Caribbean Sea, read on for our guide to the ultimate Caribbean.
"You never forget the feel of the Caribbean - tropical warmth, zesty rum punches and always music on the breeze from calypso, steel bands or live reggae."
THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION
To those in the know, Mustique is the place to come to let your hair down and have fun, all under cloudless blue skies and on powder-soft beaches. If you’re planning a notable birthday or special celebration, then this is the island to choose.
Over the years, exclusive Mustique has become a magnet for royalty and rock stars who come here to soak up its laid-back feel and enjoy privacy at breezy restaurants, hilltop bars and on beautiful beaches. Mustique is known for its friendly, discreet vibe and you can’t fail to have fun – play a game or two at the Tennis Club, have cocktails at boutique hotel Cotton House or pop by famed Basil’s Bar for sunset. We can recommend a secluded villa so you can feel at home and be able to totally switch off. Palm Beach sits alongside a gorgeous swathe of white sand and has a full complement of staff. With eleven bedrooms, you can bring the extended family or a group of friends for a wonderful catch-up in Mustique’s tropical surrounds.
Get ready to tap into Mustique’s ‘island time’ where the hours in the day slow right down. Most people explore the island by buggy, don’t forget to stop to let Mustique’s wandering tortoises cross the road!
“Refine the art of picnicking in Mustique. Choose from one of many gorgeous picnic spots that come with a shaded cabana and a grill. Your chef will prepare and set up lunch – you and your gang just need to turn up!”
GOURMET JUMBY BAY
For many of us, a holiday means the opportunity for long, lingering meals, tasting new flavours and exploring beautiful locations. If this sounds like you, then Jumby Bay, an island just fifteen minutes off Antigua has a plethora of imaginative dining experiences, which will wow you with its inventiveness.
Being an island, Jumby Bay has access to a huge array of fresh produce, and much of their menu is created from locally-sourced fish and seafood, and fruit and vegetables grown either on Jumby Bay itself or neighbouring island Antigua. The White Night Beach BBQ is one of Jumby Bay’s more glamorous evenings, featuring white tablecloths and freshly grilled seafood, although its finale is usually a post-prandial dance under the stars. For something more private, indulge in a candle-lit beach dinner where chefs prepare a five-course meal to be enjoyed on low cushions. You could even dine at the hotel’s farm where vegetables come freshly plucked from the ground or join a communal table that spans the length of the pontoon for a fun seafood-filled feast including Jumby’s speciality – spiny lobster. Alongside smart private dining rooms, you’ll find somewhere different to dine every night of your holiday.
Grab your snorkels and a loved one and head to a secluded corner of the island where you can have a romantic picnic, frolic in the water and sip icy champagne – just the two of you.
“Fill your days with breezy pleasures at the pool or on powder-white beaches, stroll through lush gardens and along two kilometres of palm-fringed paths on the 300-acre private island."
SAIL THE BVIs
The BVIs are made up of more than 60 islets, scattered amid a Caribbean Sea that benefits from near-constant trade winds. Consequently, the BVIs are a mecca for keen sailors and is home to the Spring Regatta. Many seafarers stay at newly revamped Rosewood Little Dix, a gorgeous part of the Caribbean where aquatic adventures take centre stage. Little Dix make it easy to spend time on the water with sunset cruises which showcase the changing colours of the descending sun, while daily boat trips take you to deserted parts of Virgin Gorda.
Consider spending a second week in the BVIs, this time on your own vessel. We can arrange a chartered yacht, with or without crew where you can sail in between uninhabited islands, discover dazzling white, deserted beaches, snorkel remote dive sites that flutter with fish or drop anchor at buzzy beach bars to check in with life on land. Surely the best of both worlds?
Rosewood Little Dix’s new treehouses, rebuilt to Laurence Rockafeller’s original specifications have wonderful sea views, with up-in-the-trees terraces surrounded by palm fronds.
“Fifty years ago, conservationists Laurance Rockefeller discovered a pristine area of Virgin Gorda and created idyllic, eco-pioneering Little Dix.”
SWITCH OFF AT PETIT ST VINCENT
If you’ve ever craved a digital detox, then there could be worse places to do it than on pretty Caribbean isle Petit Saint Vincent. In fact, this idyllic 122-acres of lush tropical jungle ringed by marshmallow-soft sand, is just the place to hunker down with a loved one for an off-grid escape where you can’t be interrupted.
The cottages, discreetly spread out along the powdery sands and verdant interiors have everything you’ll need to be marooned. Champagne and tropical fruit greet you on arrival and the only decision you’ll need to make is when to book in your massage, deserted picnic lunch or snorkelling trip to Tobago Cays. There are few mod cons and no WiFi to disturb the peace and a simple but effective flag system works when you need refreshments. Best of all though, are the big-enough-for-two hammocks, so comfy you’ll want to stay here forever.
Although it’s tempting to do very little, the island is great fun to explore. There are hiking tracks to the highest point of the island through jungle trails or head around rocky headland to discover your own perfect pocket of beach. Spend the whole day here, calling for lunch and drinks whenever you need it.
“PSV as it’s known, is a wild and rugged Caribbean Island, a world away from the big resorts and its charm lies in its personalised service and stunning views at every turn. For a couple wanting time alone, it’s perfection.”
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