6 Unique Luxury Getaways in the Caribbean

A crisp cool ocean breeze, the warm sun on your body, and the peaceful tranquil quiet that makes the world feel like it’s standing still. It almost sounds like a dream come to life.

If you’re looking for your next dream vacation getaway look no further than the Caribbean Islands. There you’ll find fun things to do, friendly locals, and some of the most amazing luxury vacation rentals

Keep reading to discover unique luxury getaways in the Caribbean for your next vacation.

1. Turks & Caicos

Most would think being overshadowed by the Bahamas would be a detriment. But the Turks and Caicos islands have managed to turn that fact into an advantage.

The Turks and Caicos Islands offer the most authentic deserted island feel of them all. You won’t find a fast food restaurant in sight.

Things to Do 

Families, couples, and honeymooners alike can enjoy the 12-mile pristine porcelain white sand of Grace Bay Beach. 

Thanks to the barrier reef, children can enjoy swimming in safe lagoons. Snorkeling is also available and is one of the best locales for beginners. The water is so shallow you can walk to certain spots. 

But the tranquility and serenity provided by the islands make it the perfect spot to relax for a romantic getaway or honeymoon too.

Where to Stay

There are many great resorts and hotels to stay at on the Turks and Caicos islands but few compared to the Shore Club Villa 3 located in Long Bay. 

Offering 4 bedrooms and bathrooms and a capacity of up to 10 guests, the Shore Club Villa 3 is a sublime villa with which to enjoy the beautiful and magnificent white sand beach stretching 800-feet.

Inside the villa you’ll find an array of upscale amenities including a heated whirlpool and private sauna in the master bedroom, butler services, a private chef, and live entertainment are all available. 

2. Antigua

You may get tired of hearing Antigua’s catchphrase, “we have 365 beaches here – one for every day of the year,” but you’ll never get tired of the beaches. With harbors chalk full of expensive yachts, sprawling rainforests and crystal-clear waters that make scuba diving ideal for viewing the colorful coral reefs, Antigua it’s no wonder they like to brag.

And if that wasn’t reason enough to convince you of how close to true paradise Antigua is, Giorgio Armani and Oprah Winfrey own houses here.

Things to Do

There are a multitude of things to do in Antigua outside of enjoying their beaches and stunning views. St Johns, the capital, offers everything from high end shopping to small local fruit markets and everything in between.

However, it’s hard to top Shirley Heights. A former military outpost, Shirley Heights is now a haven for tourists wishing to catch a breathtaking view over the English Harbor. On Sunday, though, the setting sun is so beautiful partiers wish to see it rise the next morning. And they do with the help of live music, rum punch, and some of the best barbecue around.

Where to Stay

The Pelican House in St Johns offers beach front property within the luxurious Blue Waters Resort. Featuring 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, the Pelican House is big enough for 10 guests, but offers privacy for loved ones. 

Families, honeymooners, and romantic vacationers alike will enjoy the stunning views, pool terrace and simple wood accent against stunning white walls. Rentals also include housekeeping and concierge services.

3. St. Lucia

If you’re looking for a tutorial island that offers just a little bit of everything, then you’d be looking for St Lucia. The locals never miss a chance to celebrate their cultural identity and island pride. 

St Lucia is home to the sky-scraping peaks of the Pitons, lush rainforests and blue-green waves breaking on the coast. However, for those needing a little more to do than stare at the scenery, St Lucia offers quite a few options.

Things to Do

While there are the usual offerings from other islands, hiking, sight-seeing, and snorkeling, St Lucia offers quite a bit more. If you’re looking for a unique experience look no further than the Hotel Chocolate.

The Hotel Chocolate gets its chocolate from its own plantation on the island. And features a “bean to bar” tour where you learn about cocoa production, pick and taste fresh pods, and eventually make your own chocolate bar. 

Where to Stay

The Arc en Ciel features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with the capacity of up to 10 guests. Located just outside Soufriere, Arc en Ciel includes the services of a personal chef, housekeeper, and gardener. And for those who worry about safety at night time, a guard is present. 

4. Virgin Gorda

Featuring 8 1/2 square miles of yacht clubs, coves, luxury resorts and villas, Virgin Gorda is the premiere destination for the quintessential Caribbean vacation. The island was named by Columbus because of its shape. It was said to have reminded him of a reclining woman or “fat virgin” as the name translates. 

The island has a rich cultural heritage from Africa, India, and Spain. Making it an eclectic collection of national parks, historical ruins, shops, local cuisine, and art.

Things to Do

You can choose to enjoy the Gorda Peak National Park, Virgin Gorda’s highest point, visit Mermaid’s Dockside Bar and Grill where you can watch the giant tarpin swim beneath you while you eat, or head on over to the Yacht Club Costa Smerelda. 

The Yacht Club Costa Smerelda isn’t open to the public, but it’s still worth taking a drive by. The club accepts only the most luxurious yachts as large as 300ft and features a pool, gym, restaurant and bar for its members. 

Where to Stay

The Cliff Suite is the perfect romantic getaway for two. Carved directly into the cliffside, each rental property can only be accessed by boat. But the breathtaking view of the azure ocean is worth the solitude and isolation.

5. Bonaire

While not as intimately small as the 8 1/2 square mile Virgin Gorda, Bonaire at 112 square miles still offers an extensive number of activities for families and couples alike. Bonaire is located 50 miles north of Venezuela and is home to some of the most stunning and extraordinary natural habitats in the world.

The real beauty of Bonaire, however, is found in its people. The different racial influences from India, Africa, Asian, and European have all contributed to the local population for many generations. Many of their festivals and celebrations take root in African celebrations and European harvest and feast days. 

Things to Do

Don’t miss your chance to see Bonaire’s amazing Salt Pyramids, the 1,000 steps beach, or your chance to sample the world’s only cactus liqueur. Bonaire also has a rich history with their oldest town being settled in the 16th century by the Spanish.

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the Caribbean’s salt industry center and it’s pristine white sand beaches.  

Where to Stay

If you’re looking for a place to stay that features stunning ocean views, a salt water pool built into the deck, and a staircase that leads directly to the coral reefs, then you’ll want to stay at the Kas Chapin.

The Kas Chapin offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a capacity of up to 8 guests. The Kas Chapin is the premiere location in Bonaire.

6. St. Thomas

Home to the capital of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas offers quite a lot. Charlotte Amalie has been the heart of St. Thomas’s celebrations, festivals, and activities since colonial times. Once a bustling port of trade, Charlotte Amalie’s economy is currently driven by tourism.

Things to Do

Aside from a rich history, St. Thomas also offers the only SSI approved dive center in the US Virgin Islands, the Aqua Marine Dive Center. If diving into the water isn’t your thing then take a ride on one of the Caribbean Buzz helicopters. The tours offer visitors the chance to take breathtaking aerial photos and take a detour to a deserted island.

Where to Stay

Set atop a hilltop and offering a stunning ocean view and large outdoor pool area, the Villa Kismet is the ideal locale in St. Thomas. The villa features 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms with the capacity for up to 12 guests. 

Caribbean Getaways

Whatever your choice for luxurious Caribbean getaway you won’t be disappointed. Every location offers snorkeling, beautiful extraordinary natural habitats, tranquil serene white sand beaches, and some of the most amazing luxury villas you’ll ever experience. Let the Caribbean be the destination for your next family vacation or romantic getaway.

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