The Caves, Jamaica
The Baoase Culinary Beach Resort serves innovative French cuisine with an Asian twist. If you choose the all-inclusive package, you’ll have a personal butler at your disposal, as well as the option of a private supper prepared by the award-winning Michelin-starred chef.
In your leisure time, you may book a relaxing spa treatment, relax on the beautiful white-sand beach, work out at the gym, take a Jet Ski trip around the bay, or participate in a dolphin encounter.
The cuisine maintains the vibrant Jamaican flavour. Authentic Jamaican jerk BBQ and fresh banana pancakes are just two of the menu’s highlights, which emphasises healthy cooking and local ingredients. You may dine in gazebos with views of the sea, the dining room, or an illuminated sea cave. The flexibility to self-serve food and snacks in the kitchen, as well as the pleasant, welcoming personnel, make guests feel at ease.
The most popular activities include cave swimming, cliff leaping, and snorkelling, with ladders and stairs leading down to the turquoise waters churning directly under your bed. You may also unwind with a Jamaican brown sugar body scrub at the spa or swim in the cliff-top pools and hot tubs.
This modest Jamaican resort is well-loved for its unique personality, kind service, and stunning scenery, while not being ultra-luxurious.
Fowl Cay Resort, The Bahamas
At Fowl Cay Resort, closet castaways will feel right at home. Only 28 visitors are allowed to stay on their own private island in the Exumas. This secluded island chain in the Bahamas is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, where the ocean is a brilliant blue and the sand is as white as sugar.
Fowl Cay Resort caters to those seeking seclusion and a laid-back atmosphere (no need to dress for dinner here). Best of all, each villa has a golf cart and a speedboat with unlimited petrol, making it an ideal choice for those who want to plan their own activities.
Six luxurious one- or two-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and wet bars are strung along the glittering shores of this private 50-acre island with views of the glowing sea. Fresh fruit and warm breakfast pastries are delivered to your villa every morning, and staff will happily make picnic lunches for you to take on all of your trips.
Spend your days swimming in the pool or playing tennis, bocce ball, or horseshoes on the island. You may also try bonefishing or deep-sea fishing, dive the famed Thunderball Grotto, swim with nurse sharks, visit the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, or meet the famous swimming pigs out on the mesmerising blue sea.
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, Turks & Caicos
Beaches Turks and Caicos is a great place for active families with small children. It is on one of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean, Grace Bay, but with the dizzying choice of activities on offer, you might never want to leave.
A massive Pirates Island water park with a lazy river ride and wave simulator, four themed villages modelled after the Caribbean, Key West, Italy, and France, 19 international restaurants, six pools, an Xbox play lounge, teen disco, spa complex, and shopping centre are all within the boundaries of this sprawling property.
There are over 24 distinct room types to choose from, ranging from two-bedroom family suites to four-bedroom villas, with personal butlers available in the top-tier categories. 42-inch flat-screen TVs, X-Box systems, multi-function game tables, marble bathtubs, and rain showers are all common amenities.
The food options are equally diverse, ranging from Japanese and Jamaican to Southwestern and sushi.
All water sports and training are free, including motorised sports like water skiing, glass-bottom boats, and tubing. Divers will like the complimentary scuba dives, which is a unique offering for an all-inclusive resort. There are many pools to choose from, and you can also join up for a variety of sports and games.
The resort’s no-tipping policy makes it an all-inclusive experience.
Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
The family-run Spice Island Beach Resort is as adorable as its name, sitting directly on the gentle beaches of Grand Anse, Grenada’s most popular beach. At this unpretentious boutique resort, you won’t find glitzy discos or butlers; instead, you’ll discover warm and pleasant personal service, comfortable Creole-style food, and lots of repeat visitors.
The 64 apartments are scattered along the beachfront area surrounded by sea grape, lemon, and almond trees, which give plenty of solitude and frame lovely views of the beach. All of the suites include four-poster beds, outdoor dining terraces, and private plunge pools, and many have four-poster beds, outdoor dining terraces, and private plunge pools.
The meal is just as genuine as the service. At the beachside restaurant or patio, zingy island tastes are delivered fine-dining style, with steel bands and other local music on select nights.
Swimming in the free-form pool, relaxing with spice-infused spa treatments, tennis or golf (green fees are included), working out in the fitness centre, cycling, snorkelling, sailing, or kayaking are just a few of the activities available.
The Nutmeg Pod Children’s Activity Center is a great place for kids to remain occupied. Spice Island also has a smoke-free policy, which adds to the list of reasons to appreciate this resort.
If you like a laid-back feel, where you don’t have to dress up for dinner and can spend your days lounging in a hammock staring out at the magnificent blue sea, this is the place to go.