The Caribbean has been expertly providing barefoot luxury, romantic holidays and honeymoons for decades.
If exploring your very own stretch of the Caribbean sounds appealing then there is plenty of choice and we know just the place to suit your needs. However we also have itineraries up our sleeves for those that want something more active; jump on board a private yacht boat to explore quaint archipelagos like St Vincent and The Grenadines or sail between the Leeward Islands, climb volcanoes and take on the hiking trails of St. Lucia, try your hand at deep-sea fishing or scuba – diving or head to Jamaica to get under the skin of the Caribbean’s musical and cultural heritage.
Private islands and exclusive resorts in the Caribbean make white sand beaches – fringed by warm, turquoise waters and tropical vegetation – feel like they were created for you alone.
Privately owned Guana Island is one of the best preserved of the British Virgin Islands and its 850 acres of jungle, lagoons and beaches are for the exclusive enjoyment of just 40 guests, spread out across a variety of private villas and rooms. For complete seclusion, Petit St Vincent remains unspoilt despite its luxurious accommodation, boasting 113 acres of land surrounded by two miles of white sand beaches with just 22 exclusive cottages. There is a refreshing absence of TVs and telephones here, when guests need room service they get in touch with staff by hoisting a small yellow flag on a bamboo pole outside the
Further north, Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos wraps guests up in easy-going luxury from the moment they arrive by speedboat. Infinity pools, a holistic spa and elegant rooms make it impossible to feel anything but calm and well-rested on Parrot Cay, even after a day diving on the nearby world-famous reefs.
For families looking for more structured fun, Carlisle Bay in Antigua manages to provide all the entertainment and convenience of a resort without detracting from its peaceful setting. The 1 to 3 bedroom self-catering apartments at Little Good Harbour in Barbados offer a great home-from-home set up for young families, with the Fishpot Restaurant, a local favourite, right on your doorstep.
The more culturally inclined will enjoy a stay at the Goldeneye Resort part of Island Outposts collection. What used to be Ian Fleming’s home and a social hub for artists, actors and musicians is now the intimate and quirky project of legendary music producer Chris Blackwell.