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Boutique hotels in Caribbean (15)

A broad expanse of islands between North America, South America, the Caribbean is a wonderland, not only for the golden beaches of the area, but for the unique heritage and culture it contains. Think beyond calypso and reggae, there’s so much more for the intrepid traveller to discover.

Where to go
To list all the highlights of the Caribbean would take several volumes, let alone a destination guide, so let’s focus on activities. The coral reefs found throughout the region make for superb snorkelling and scuba-diving. The broad sweeping bays are ideal for watersports such as jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and surfing of all types. The mountainous environments of many Caribbean islands make for excellent mountain biking trails and there are several world-class golf course in the region. Boutique shopping can be found on most of the larger islands and each has patrolled beaches for swimming and sunbathing.

Food & Drink
Caribbean cuisine is the very definition of ‘fusion’ - it not only draws from the dishes prepared by the African slave population but from the many colonial powers who vied for power in the region. Expect to encounter plantain - a sort of ‘cooking banana’ - used within a variety of dishes. For the very best dining in the Caribbean, we recommend La Plage (Baie de St. Jean) on St Barth’s for its exciting innovative fare and presentation. Otherwise, dine like James Bond at the Gazebo at Goldeneye (Race Course, Oracabessa), Ian Fleming’s Jamaica retreat. 

Nightlife
Where to begin? The Caribbean positively hums with the sounds of nightclubs and bars. We’ll restrict our recommendations to islands in general, rather than specific bars and clubs. Our picks are Barbados and St Barth’s, both vibrant and fun islands crammed with exclusive beach clubs, yet without the relative crowds of some of the biggest regional destinations. Both are small enough to explore by car or boat, so get looking - and tell us your favourites! 

Where to stay
Our picks for the Caribbean are Cobbler's Cove and Hotel Le Toiny. Cobbler’s Cove on Barbados is a luxury hotel that offers a huge range of activities and spacious, luxury suites that have beachfront access. Hotel Le Toiny on St Barth’s is an exclusive hotel that boasts one of the best beach clubs in the Caribbean and fantastic dining with sunset views, alongside their luxury villas. 

How to get there
Daily flights leave from London airports to various Caribbean islands, with most transiting through Miami or Orlando. 

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HOTEL LE TOINY

saint-barthélemy, guadeloupe

Hotel Le Toiny is a secluded and romantic luxury boutique hotel on the island of St Barths in the Caribbean. The 15 luxury villa suites are complemented by an award-winning restaurant, spa and beachside setting.

COBBLERS COVE

st. peter, barbados

English elegance with Caribbean charm perfectly sums up Cobblers Cove, a 40 suite luxury hotel and restaurant, located on the west coast of Barbados.

BARAKA POINT ESTATE

virgin gorda, british virgin islands

Baraka Point Estate is an exclusive beach estate on Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands. Enjoy soft sandy beaches, spectacular views, a pool, a spa, a boat, great food, 5 luxurious suites, 4 twin rooms and a dedicated staff of 8, all for exclusive use.

VILLA LAVIDA

virgin gorda, british virgin islands

Contemporary design meets beach chic at the stunning new luxury villa Villa LaVida situated moments from the beach on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.  Sleeping up to 10 with ease, this fully-airconditioned villa is a must for those looking for space and privacy in a stunning setting.

MOUNT CINNAMON

grenada

A luxury villa retreat of the highest calibre, Mount Cinnamon is a collection of suites and villas overlooking the two-mile stretch of Grand Anse Beach. Surrounded by well-tended gardens and swaying palm trees, this island idyll is a firm favourite of honeymooners and romancing couples.

PIMENTO HILL HOUSE

jamaica

A luxury villa experience like no other. Pimento Hill House near Montego Bay, Jamaica, has a team of 7 staff who provide service second to none.  Five minutes from the beach at Round Hill Hotel, 10 minutes from the best golf course in Jamaica and with a stunning pool it is as near perfection as you can get.

LA BANANE

saint barthelemy

La Banane is an oasis; a small boutique hotel in St Barts filled with charm and style, set amid a lush tropical garden bursting with frangipani, jasmine and bougainvillea.

MONTPELIER PLANTATION AND BEACH

saint kitts and nevis

Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis is a boutique hotel that is pure laid-back chic. During the 18th-century, Montpelier Plantation and Beach was a working sugar plantation, but today the 30 acre estate is a small luxury hotel given over to myriad varieties of tropical plants located 750 feet above the Caribbean Sea.

CAP MAISON

saint lucia

Luxury boutique hotel Cap Maison offers guests the most spacious and beautiful suites and ocean views in St Lucia. Add to this exceptional service and attention to detail and you will be hard-pressed to find a better luxury hotel in the Caribbean.

LALUNA

grenada

Laluna is a romantic collection of 16 luxury cottages on the stunning Morne Rouge beach, Grenada. This chic retreat combines Caribbean materials with minimalist styles and Indonesian designs. The perfect romantic hideaway.

SECRET BAY

portsmouth, dominica

Secret Bay enjoys a privileged position on a cliff top with stunning views across the Caribbean and the unspoilt island of Dominica.  With 4 luxury bungalows and villas this chic retreat is the ideal boutique hotel experience for honeymooners.

LITTLE WHALE CAY

berry island chain of the bahama, bahamas

Barefoot chic, Little Whale Cay is an exclusive, private island in the Bahamas surrounded by fine white sand. A secluded Chic Retreat where guests can totally escape.

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