A luxury vacation in the Caribbean may include private infinity pools facing the sea, private butlers, Michelin-starred restaurants and many other luxury-class amenities, but one of the best features is the seclusion. Real luxury means miles of pristine beach with very few people, sunset dinner for two, alone on the beach and many other activities that offer personal space. Here are five of the most exclusive luxury tropical destinations where you can spend your next vacation.
1 Necker Island
Necker Island is a private island owned by Sir Richard Branson. It is one of the British Virgin Islands and only accommodates about 22 people when it’s fully occupied. To say it is a luxury resort is a huge understatement. It is considered one of the most exclusive island retreats in the world.
The mission of the resort is to foster the local community, create a sustainable resort and protect the local wildlife. From medicinal and cosmetic spa treatments to swimming with wild dolphins, there is a wealth of activities available.
The gorgeous Caribbean villas have floor to ceiling windows right on the beach with access to tennis courts, a hot tub, two freshwater infinity pools and an endless list of water sports. Wi-Fi is available throughout the island and all of your meals including alcoholic beverages are included. These meals and drinks are served at many places throughout the resort. It’s a dream destination for couples, groups such as weddings, individuals and families.
2 The Ocean Club, Bahamas
The Ocean Club is a Four Seasons Resort on Paradise Island. It is considered the top luxury resort in the Bahamas and is named the One & Only for good reason. It offers seclusion for those who want or access to the Atlantis for those seeking entertainment.
The resort has two outdoor pools and a garden modeled after Versailles with statuary that is a great wedding venue. You can practice yoga, play an 18-hole championship golf course on-site, play tennis or maintain your fitness routine at the indoor/outdoor fitness center. Every evening you will come home to champagne and strawberries in your room. The Jean-George Dune restaurant is one of the premier dining options in the Bahamas and offers French-Asian fusion cuisine. You can dine al fresco and enjoy the beachfront bar throughout the day.
3 Tortuga Bay Hotel
The awarding-winning Caribbean villas in the Dominican Republic were designed by fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. The luxury resort offers preferential treatment at Punta Cana Airport. This means from the moment you step off the plane, the luxury treatment starts. The VIP service takes you quickly through customs to a private car straight to your villa.
It has three championship golf courses on-site. Your villa will have a spacious living and dining area and a balcony or patio overlooking the sea. Amenities include kitchenettes with microwaves, free Wi-Fi as well as wired Internet connection, plasma TVs with satellite channels and 24-hour room service.
The award-winning restaurants will serve you al fresco, in your villa or the dining room. It provides all the in-room amenities you would expect in a first-class establishment and more. You will have your own golf cart to travel around the island.
4 Jumby Bay Island
Jumby Bay Island is about two miles from Antigua. It is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean. There are no cars on this private island, just white powdery sand and bicycle paths. You can expect every imaginable first-class amenity from beach butlers, all-inclusive meals and beverages, three outdoor pools and spa services. The resort is child-friendly with Jumby Explorers Club that offers planned activities, guided exploration of the island and entertainment for children. There is a water sports center with the equipment for beginners and experts to participate in an endless variety of water sports.
5 Dorado Beach
The playground of the rich and famous, Dorado Beach on Puerto Rico’s northern coast was built by Laurance Rockefeller in the 1950s to receive his Hollywood friends and other Important People. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve has renovated the building into a luxury resort with a private plunge pool for each villa on the beach and an award-winning spa. It has an 11-mile nature path for evening strolls to enjoy the sunset and view the amazing night sky. It is located about four miles from Gordo National park and the Casa del Rey museum. Jose Andres’ Mi Casa offers Spanish-inspired seafood.
Luxury resorts in the Caribbean offer much more than beautiful accommodation and good food. The pampering and indulgences provided by luxury resorts take you away from everyday life for a few days or weeks of uninterrupted bliss. Everything you need and many things you didn’t even know you needed are at hand with a staff that knows how to pamper guests.
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