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Carefree Caribbean: 6 Of Our Favourite Luxury Destinations

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Lou Fox

A paradise of palm trees, white sands, turquoise waters and cultural curiosities, the idyllic Caribbean islands never fail to enchant visitors beauty....

The Caribbean promises something for everyone with its unique array of islands and guests can enjoy making unforgettable memories, from the superb sailing and watersports galore in Antigua to the nature-lover's paradise that is lush, volcanic St Lucia. If it's a serious dose of Caribbean holiday glamour that you're after, head straight for celebrity favourites, St Barths and Barbados, or try something new in sunny Jamaica! No matter your destination, whether you're thinking ahead or ready to fly right now, our experts have compiled this short list of our favourite spots and we're here to help craft your ultimate Caribbean escape!

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Nestled along an idyllic, white powder stretch of Godahl Beach, Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is a luxurious and remote island getaway that is fast becoming one of the Caribbean's most sought-after luxury destinations. Mindfully built, sparing no expense with impeccable attention to detail, and boasting world-class service with genuine smiles by colleagues who bring a new level of hospitality to the region, you're sure to love a stay in this Caribbean haven. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan doesn't disappoint with charming hillside treatment rooms and therapists meticulously trained to relax, sooth and decompress while immaculate beaches, a championship Fazio-designed golf course, and luxury superyacht marina will provide an abundance of entertainment during your stay.
Turtles Bar
Villa Patio
Hotel Exterior Aerial View

Curtain Bluff


Set on the Antiguan peninsula, Curtain Bluff is an elegant, yet unpretentious haven that retains much of its original old-world, Colonial charm. Spacious rooms and suites are spread across the bluff, capitalising on the cooling breezes and spectacular vista - each is so spacious you could happily spend a whole afternoon up there; while the 5,000ft² Spa at Curtain Bluff promises the ideal place to unwind with five treatment rooms, an infinity-edge hot tub, and a selection of wraps, scrubs, facials, treatments, and massages, before relaxing on one of the two soft, golden beaches.
Sea Grape Restaurant
Beach Aerial View
Junior Suite Terrace Views

Rosewood Bermuda

Enjoying a prime location on 200 magnificent waterfront acres, Rosewood Bermuda just oozes colonial charm, boasting a plethora of outstanding facilities to suit couples, families and groups of friends alike. A wide range of facilities cater for all tastes and include an impressive 18-hole golf course, walking and jogging trails, and an abundance of activities and experiences, as well as two freshwater swimming pools and a private beach club that boasts access to Bermuda's largest private beach. Guests looking to spot one of the estimated 300 shipwrecks beneath Bermuda's crystal-clear waters can visit the Dive & Watersports Centre, while those looking to relax can pay a visit to the soothing SENSE, Rosewood Spa, complete with a reflecting spa pool, hydrotherapy suites, relaxation rooms with cosy fireplaces, a salon and a T'ai Chi lawn.
Exterior from Water
Beach Club Restaurant
Familia Platters Dinner
Pool Side King Private Cabana

Fairmont Royal Pavilion


A romantic retreat awaits at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, set on possibly the island's most superb beach with half a mile of white sand and jaw-droppingly clear water. After embracing the Caribbean Sea with a wealth of watersports, couples can toast to each other with cocktails as they admire the spellbinding sunset, before a tiki torch-lit private dinner on the beach. The stylish and newly renovated guest accommodation takes full advantage of the amazing ocean views, with suites offering a range of additional benefits, including a private furnished decked terrace just steps from the ocean, butler service and complimentary canapés.
Hotel Building
Signature Oceanfront Room
Aerial View
Swimming pool

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

St Lucia

Positioned within one of St Lucia's most idyllic locations and nestled amidst a lush rainforest and fringed by a white-sand beach with a crystal-clear shoreline lapping its edges, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is something truly special. The hotel boasts a PADI dive centre just steps away from the Anse des Pitons shoreline and the protected National Marine Reserve, and there is a fantastic selection of watersports offered off the resort's beautiful beach, including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, Hobie Cats, water-skiing, wake-boarding, and banana boat trips. Fancy a spot to relax in? The Rainforest Spa features seven tree house-style treatment cabanas, a relaxation pavilion and a temascal (Amerindian steam room) tucked on the lower slopes of the World Heritage-listed Petit Piton, perfect for a soothing afternoon!
Beach Bonfire
Swimming Pool
Luxury Villa

Rosewood Baha Mar

The Bahamas

Sleek, spacious and seriously sophisticated, Rosewood Baha Mar overlooks the dazzling white sands of Cable Beach, of which the property boasts a pristine, private section. Part of the luxurious multi-property Baha Mar resort, you can enjoy access to the first-class facilities - including an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, nature sanctuary, glamorous casino and a heady array of leisure amenities that include a mix of high-end international boutiques and local artisan shops, as well as additional dining venues and selected exhibits of Bahamian art. Rosewood's stunning rooms and suites combine traditional British Colonial architecture with ultra-modern amenities, while Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers both ancient and progressive wellness concepts. A selection of signature dining venues each serve a great variety of exquisite cuisine, as well as offering fun and informative cookery classes with the expert culinary team.
Six Bedroom Villa Infinity Pool and Deck
Lagoon Pool
Rosewood Explorers

Lou Fox

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Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt, traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, to volunteering in a small village in rural Uganda, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.


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