The Caribbean Islands may be home of the flashy resort, but for a more private getaway in paradise book a holiday apartment. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront condo in Barbados, two-bed in the Bahamas or, perhaps, a budget-friendly break in Grenada, there’s something for you in this tropical marvel.
Located on the enchanting white-sand beaches on the west coast of Barbados, the villas at Royal Glitter Bay offer a quiet refuge in a tropical garden setting. The gardens, pool and beach area are peaceful and private, but if you crave a little more action the property is close to Holetown, where you can explore the cultural and architectural history of the island or indulge in shopping and fine dining. Other nearby activities include marine adventures, horseback riding, chartered cruises and world-class golf.
On the south coast of Barbados, Maxwell Beach Villas have 15 two-bedroom apartments with luxury finishes. You’ll have access to a communal swimming pool, security services and many amenities – golf, nightlife and restaurants are a short drive away. Each condo comes with a kitchen, two bedrooms with an ensuite bath or shower, air conditioning in all living spaces and large ocean-view terraces.
About a 30-minute car ride from Port-au-Prince, Karibe Hotel offers a peaceful Haitian escape. Spend your days gazing at the tropical gardens overlooking the swimming pool, before taking a dip to cool off. The 174 guest rooms and suites each come with a balcony with views over the city, mountains or grounds, while the chocolate-brown presidential suite has a rooftop terrace. Speaking of which, the rooftop hotel bar hosts hip live music nights around a pool.
Located in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, Karibo offers a balance of beachy days with the urban nightlife for which the city is known. All apartments come with a kitchenette, while those on the upper floors have scenic views and the garden-level rooms have access to a private, grassy yard. You can lounge around the pool and enjoy an international menu at the restaurant. Or the hotel provides free transfers to and from the beach.
Each of the mountain- or ocean-view lodgings at Montego Bay Club has a kitchen with a microwave, stovetop and a fridge, allowing you plenty of independence. But should you want resort-like amenities, there’s also an onsite restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, bar, garden and terrace. Doctor’s Cave Beach is located just across the street, or you can explore the other nearby sands.
Anchor Point sits in the heart of Governor’s Harbour in the Bahamas, offering a range of one- and two-bedroom units with functional kitchens. The draw, however, is the dreamy views over Anchor Bay from the covered balcony. Find an array of restaurants within walking distance, plus a slew of venues hosting island gatherings such as communal fish-fry events and limbo contests. If you prefer a quiet retreat, you’ll be near some of the most pristine, pink-sand beaches on the island.
Perfect for a family vacation, the Caribbean Holiday Apartments are found on the southwestern side of Antigua, just a 10-minute drive from both Coco Beach and downtown St John’s. The 10 units have kitchens, dining areas, and private yards with barbecue grills, some also feature a balcony. Keep your stay simple by renting a car (free parking is available) or arranging an airport shuttle. Otherwise, you can add indulgences such as in-room massages and laundry services.
Choose Wave Crest if you’re looking for a convenient, budget-friendly and scenic experience in St George’s, Grenada. The self-contained apartments come with air conditioning and a kitchenette. There’s also an onsite restaurant, but you’re close to popular foodie destinations such as the French-Creole Le Papillon Café and Secret Harbour Restaurant, a stylish French-inspired eatery with views over the marina. Grand Anse beach is a few minutes away on foot, or you could pick up handmade souvenirs at the Grenada Crafts Centre.
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