The Best Hotels in the Caribbean for Every Traveler

Relax by the pool at the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica, the Caribbean
Relax by the pool at the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica, the Caribbean | © Avalon/Photoshot License / Alamy Stock Photo
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A hot-weather haven, where turquoise waters connect 700 plus islands, reefs and cays, the Caribbean has an evergreen appeal. It’s a hotspot for year-round sunseekers, a go-to honeymoon destination and playground for the rich, royal and famous. Whatever your reason for going – and we can think of many – there’s a hotel for you in the Caribbean. Here are the best.

1. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel

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The unmistakable peaks of the lush green hills in St Lucia provide an epic backdrop to this all-inclusive 24ha (60 acres) resort in Labrelotte Bay, in the north-west of the island. Five dining options range from family-friendly casual beachside meals to an elegant à la carte menu. Perfect for larger groups traveling with children, the resort offers villas with up to four bedrooms, supervised clubs for both kids and teens, onsite watersports facilities and an action-packed program of entertainment.

2. Catalonia Royal Bávaro


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Adult holidaymakers seeking a more serene ambiance, but with the convenience of all-inclusive and plenty of pursuits, will enjoy this five-star resort on Playa Bavaro in the Dominican Republic. Book a couple’s massage in a waterside palm shelter, sip cocktails at the aqua bar, enjoy international gastronomy in a sleek alfresco restaurant, and dance until dawn at the disco. Accommodation is arranged across 255 low-rise villa rooms.

3. The Island House

Boutique Hotel

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The Island House in Nassau offers a unique, inland, boutique experience, providing a refreshing alternative to large coastal resorts. Beaches aren’t far away though – just under 4km (2.5mi) – and there’s a nearby underwater sculpture garden. The architecture is Asian-inspired, and the decor is simple. There’s also a full-service organic spa, plus a 48-seater cinema and three sophisticated eateries.

4. Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay

Villa, Resort, Hotel

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Gourmands who prefer their food locally grown, organic and carefully handcrafted will revel in the modern Jamaican cuisine served at the Round Hill in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Vegetarian diners are especially well catered for, and a starlit seaside terrace provides a picture-perfect setting for dinners. Guests can opt to stay in a room or villa, designed exclusively by Ralph Lauren.

5. Montpelier Plantation & Beach


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If you like your hotel with heritage, book a stay at this secluded 300-year-old sugar plantation in the foothills of Nevis Peak in Nevis. Owned and run by the Hoffmans – including resident labrador Cosmo – the intimate vibe here encourages you to disconnect from the stresses of daily life. A private beach some 228m (750ft) beneath the property is strewn with hammocks and cabanas, while interior areas feature contemporary artworks.

6. Park Hyatt St Kitts Christophe Harbour


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The upscale Park Hyatt brand brings dependable luxury to Banana Bay in St Kitts. Meeting facilities, reliable wifi, extra-large bright rooms, multiple diverse dining options, a kids’ camp and the Sugar Mill Spa & Sanctuary allow you to mix work with pleasure. Swimming in the beach-style pool – built adjacent to the actual beach – is a real highlight.

7. Secret Bay, Dominica


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Suiting those seeking an uber-exclusive romantic getaway, Secret Bay in Dominica has just six villas, built in a treehouse style. It’s all about the privacy – private pools, a private garden, a private chef to cook for you in your villa, a personal waiting attendant when beachside dining, and even private musical serenades. If you’re looking for a more activity-based way of spending your holiday, try Caribbean cooking lessons, enjoy treatments in a rustic spa hut, join a yoga class, or borrow some outdoor adventure equipment.

8. Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall


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This Montego Bay property underwent an enormous renovation, ensuring a wide range of facilities in proximity to the White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses. The resort now has a traditional English pub called Union Jack’z, a Moroccan-themed rooftop cocktail lounge named Fez, a swim-up bar and 12 other hotspots to eat and imbibe. The complex proffers treats including infinity pools, four-poster day beds, butler service and oceanside fire pits.

9. Couples Swept Away


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Hosting countless marriages and honeymoons, this Seven Mile Beach resort in western Jamaica was designed with love in mind. Seafront suites, candlelit restaurants and private sunset beach dining provide the kinds of encounters conducive to romance. It also has the largest sports and fitness complex on the island – a whole 4ha (10 acres) – as well as PADI-certified scuba instructors on hand for a dive into the aquamarine world of Negril.

10. Sanctuary Cap Cana


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No less than $45million was spent modernizing this gated community retreat in the Dominican Republic. The resulting resort has a world-class spa and fitness center, six pools with rattan cabanas, a live piano bar, a shopping galleria and five eateries – including an over-ocean seafood restaurant on stilts. Minibars are restocked daily, gourmet meals can be ordered round the clock, and guests can choose from a pillow menu. Spanish colonial building design blends with the contemporary tropical decor at this adults-only sanctuary.

11. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Charlestown


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Set in the sheltered enclave of Pinney’s Beach, the 189-room Four Seasons is a sporty choice on the western coast of Nevis. It has 10 tennis courts and a golf course in addition to complimentary group games and facilities for non-motorized watersports. The resort is family-friendly, yet it has plenty of restful goings-on to escape the hum of activity, including a spa and child-free reflection pool. A private pier lights up the night and houses a ceviche station by day.

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