10 Luxury Caribbean Resorts

The temperate, clear waters of the Caribbean region are dotted with more than 700 islands, each offering its own unique welcome. In this tropical paradise, fresh seafood, exotic fruit, bright sunshine and sparkling water all serve to relax and restore visitors lucky enough to visit this idyllic vacation spot. Both four- and five-star luxury Caribbean resorts seek to offer guests an unforgettable getaway amidst the white sand beaches and turquoise waves.

Jade Mountain view from a Caribbean luxury resort pool area

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1. Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

Indulge in exclusive treatments at the outdoor spa or just luxuriate in the tranquil beachfront location. Ritz-Carlton’s Dorado Beach offers a secluded spot on a stretch of white, sugar-like shoreline rimmed with ancient forest. Spanish and Caribbean influences unite in the inspired dishes from the Dorado Beach kitchen, where guests can also take classes to learn recipe secrets. Frolic in the waves, hike the forest trail or relax by your own private infinity pool.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $1,019 – $1,749 per night.
Booking: Click the Reserve Now button on Ritz-Carlton’s Dorado Beach page.
Ideal for: couples
Address: 100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado, 00646, Puerto Rico

Dorado Beach Hotel pool side sea view

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2. Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Private villas, a personal concierge and your own golf cart for traveling around the resort are just some of the perks offered by Tortuga Bay. The VIP treatment begins at the airport, and doesn’t end until you’re on the flight home.

While the stunning setting inspires deep relaxation, golf, horseback riding, water sports, deep-sea fishing and mountain bike riding are all on offer. Savor Caribbean fusion flavors in the award-winning restaurants and enjoy the organic produce grown right on site.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $878 – $1,310
Booking: click through to the reservations portal.
Ideal for: couples.
Address: Punta Cana Resort & Golf Club, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

3. Como Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Set on its own private island, Como Parrot Cay has been the playground of stars like Paul McCartney and Bruce Willis. Sunset cruises, snorkeling in the crystal waters and long walks on the fine sandy beaches are all pleasant diversions, although the spa’s head-to-toe treatments may prove even more enticing. The resort‘s Caribbean fusion cuisine takes advantage of the excellent seafood and organic produce of the islands.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $413 – $725 per night.
Booking: click through to the reservations portal.
Ideal for: couples.
Address: Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

4. Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

If the allure of nighttime snorkeling trips or private beach cabanas isn’t enough, the dual-tower design of the Ritz-Carlton ensures rooms have sweeping views over the water from the private soaking tubs in each room. The 144-acre complex offers a wealth of fun activities, including a private water park, basketball and tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course. Have an indulgent spa treatment or satiate your hunger in one of eight restaurants.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $544 – $2,383
Booking: click the Reserve Now button on the website.
Ideal for: couples and families.
Address: Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Cayman Islands

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5. Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados

Featuring three private golf courses, Sandy Lane offers all-inclusive retreats in a dramatic setting that stands apart from most luxury Caribbean resorts.

And, while lounging by the turquoise water, forming a strategy for the back nine or enjoying a spa treatment will appeal to adults, children will love the Treehouse Club, with its swim hours, tennis camp and movie nights. Local seafood and Caribbean flourishes are a highlight of the European-inspired restaurant menus.

Kayaking, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and banana boat rides are all ways to take in the beautiful blue waters.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel
Pricing: $2,650 – $16,000 for a private, five-room villa.
Booking: reservation portal
Ideal for: couples or families
Address: Highway 1, Barbados

6. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Luxuriate in your own private butler and four-poster bed swathed in gauzy mosquito netting at Jade Mountain, a resort offering spectacular views over some of St. Lucia’s prettiest peaks. The open-air restaurant features an infinity pool and a sweeping vista in addition to prize-winning fare. The full-service spa includes couples massages, and resort activities include snorkeling in the reefs, lounging on the private beach and paddle boarding.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $1,480 – $1,800 per night.
Booking: click through to the reservations portal.
Ideal for: couples.
Address: Jade Mountain, Soufriere, St. Lucia, West Indies

7. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

This 30-acre former sugar plantation evokes a wealth of history to go along with its tranquil setting. Christopher Columbus, Alexander Hamilton, Admiral Nelson and Captain John Smith all have a connection to this pretty little island. The peaceful surroundings make Nisbet Plantation one of the most relaxing luxury Caribbean resorts. Rope hammocks sway in the tropical breeze and scrumptious delights beckon from each of the three restaurants. Take a languid afternoon tea on the Great House terrace and enjoy live music during cocktail hour.

Accommodation type: 4-star hotel.
Pricing: $358 – $1,021
Booking: click through to the reservations portal.
Ideal for: couples and families.
Address: New Castle, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis Hotel lounge room

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8. Jumby Bay, Antigua

This private island just off Antigua features crystal-clear waters filled with sea turtles and 300 acres of tranquil beaches and lush palm forests. Jumby Bay appeals to those looking for a getaway from the crowds of some of the more popular islands in the region.

Here, visitors can stroll the beaches, lounge by the pool, enjoy the spa services or dine on delicious cuisine right on the beach.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $1,387 – $3,820
Booking: available through the reservations portal.
Ideal for: couples and families.
Address: Jumby Bay Island, Antigua and Barbuda

9. Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa

All-inclusive convenience characterizes one of the finest luxury Caribbean resorts. Sandals Whitehouse features secluded beaches, unlimited dining at nine restaurants and personal butlers that cater to every need.

Lounge waterside under the shade of a palapa or go on an adventurous scuba trip in the clear waters. Couples can arrange for private candlelight dinners in their rooms or enjoy a romantic massage in the spa. The resort‘s 500-acre sprawl includes swimming pools, tennis courts and boutique shopping.

Accommodation type: 5-star hotel.
Pricing: $1,387 – $2,369 per night.
Booking: click through to the reservations portal
Ideal for: couples.
Address: Sandals Whitehouse Resort, Highway A2, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica

10. Maroma Resort and Spa, Cancun, Mexico

Palm-frond palapas sway gently in the warm breeze and white sands meet the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Known as the Mayan Riviera, this pristine stretch of coastline offers seclusion and breathtaking scenery. Maroma Resort‘s private beach and spacious grounds are framed by the dramatically beautiful backdrop of lush jungle. Indulge in a spa treatment, enjoy a yoga session, play some tennis or sample delicious lobster enchiladas while listening to live mariachi music.

Accommodation type: 4-star hotel.
Pricing: $544 – $1,638 per night.
Booking: click through to the reservations portal.
Ideal for: couples, families, small pets.
Address: Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa, Highway 307 Cancun Tulum KM 51 Solidaridad, Solidaridad, Mexico

Maroma Resort and Spa beach view

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Conclusion

For an unforgettable vacation, any one of these luxury Caribbean resorts is the perfect choice to help you leave the fast-paced world behind for a little while, and enjoy the slow rhythm of the islands. Learn a new skill, like scuba diving. Perfect your golf game, or work on your tan in these paradise-like surroundings. If you’ve been lucky enough to visit a Caribbean island or two, tell us your impressions and favorite memories in the comments.

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