Turn your tropical island dreams into reality at these stunning Caribbean beachfront resorts.
Dreams of paradise come true in the Caribbean, where clusters of stunning islands create a mosaic of shimmering reefs, white crescent coastlines, island-vibe reggae tunes and beach shack rum bars. From the dazzling beaches of Antigua to secluded coves of Anguilla, jungle waterfalls in St Lucia and buzzing nightlife in Barbados, there’s an island for every traveller. Whether you’re looking for an adults-only escape or a family holiday, take your island adventures to the next level when you stay in our pick of the best Caribbean beachfront resorts.
Hammock Cove Resort & Spa, Antigua: Adults-only bliss
For a romantic rendezvous in your own private pool villa, look no further than Hammock Cove Resort & Spa on Antigua. The stunning resort has been ranked in the top 25 hotels for romance in the Caribbean in 2021 by Tripadvisor.
If that’s not enough to convince you this Caribbean beachfront resort should be your next loved-up escape, the nearby untouched beaches, private infinity pool villas, six award-winning restaurants and bars, and tranquil day spa might do the trick. Work your way through renowned wines at the Chairman’s Lounge, sip tropical cocktails poolside at On The Rocks or dabble in an authentic rum tasting at Nobody Knows.
Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Course: Greg Norman-designed championship course
Golfing enthusiasts, gourmands and flop-and-drop travellers will delight in a stay at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Course. This Mediterranean-style resort (think Santorini-esque villas and a huge sun-soaked swimming pool flanked by loungers) rests at the fringes of Rendezvous Bay, where bright white-sand beaches and translucent waters make for the ultimate Instagram-worthy shot.
Keen or aspiring golfers can tee off at the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship course while foodies can explore the flavours of Anguilla at the six onsite restaurants. If golfing isn’t your jam, make use of the onsite tennis courts, fitness centre, bocce and pickleball courts or hit the beach for a sunrise boot camp workout.
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, St Lucia: Family-friendly fun with the island’s largest waterpark
Gather the whole family and head to St Lucia, a volcanic island brimming with mountain views, hot springs and palm-fringed beaches. At Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, it’s all about fun. This relaxed Caribbean beachfront resort is home to the island’s largest water park, Splash Island Water Park. This open-water obstacle course features a trampoline, climbing wall, monkey bars, swing and water volleyball – bound to delight adventurous kids (6+ years).
There’s plenty for grown-ups too: treat yourself to a pampering treatment at La Mer Spa, laze by the lagoon-style pool, hire the resort’s stand-up paddleboards and kayaks and paddle around Rodney Bay, or twist and stretch at a yoga class.
Casa De Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic: Ultra-luxurious celebrity-style escape
Feel like an A-list celebrity and stay in the shadow of the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z and Beyoncé when you indulge in an escape to the beachfront Casa De Campo Resort & Villas. This private, gated resort is ranked within the top 1% worldwide on Tripadvisor and was awarded Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort in 2020 by the World Travel Awards.
Drop into a chaise lounge at the private Minitas Beach Club and order a lavish cocktail or practise your swing across three Pete Dye-designed championship golf courses. In your downtime, catch a movie at the onsite cinema. Plus, enjoy complimentary use of a golf buggy to zip across the resort’s expansive grounds to your next adventure.
Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection, Anguilla: Five-star clifftop luxury
It’s all too easy for your troubles to melt away the moment you step foot in Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection. This five-star resort enjoys an elevated position high on a bluff, cascading down to gleaming white sands and a turquoise ocean.
Days can be spent swimming in the two-tiered infinity pool, ordering a tropical cocktail or specialty rum punch from the beach bar, or whiling an entire afternoon away in a privately reserved cabana. When the sun sets, head to Celeste restaurant for an alfresco feast overlooking Meads Bay: succulent sea-to-table dishes, innovative cuisine and island-sourced produce await.
The Reef at Atlantis, Bahamas: Secluded Paradise Island hideaway
For utter seclusion amid the glitz and glam of the Bahamas, opt for a stay at The Reef at Atlantis on Paradise Island. The name evokes images of white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and bold blue oceans – and that’s exactly what you can expect.
The natural wonders are coupled with top-notch resort facilities. Savour the ocean-fresh delights of Fish by José Andrés or Mosaic’s live cooking stations, plunge into The Baths Colonnade Pool (one of a whopping 11 pools), framed by 2.5 acres of sun deck, or glide through the 2.7-million-gallon Ruins Lagoon, a marine exhibit home to more than 20,000 deep reef and pelagic fish. The award-winning Mandara Spa is your go-to for blissful treatments: think warm and cold plunge pools, steam and sauna rooms, aromatherapy massages, organic facials and a full-service salon.
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