Think of the Caribbean and your mind will immediately be awash with thoughts of sun soaked days spent on white sand beaches surrounded by nothing but the turquoise sea and tropical fauna for which the area is renowned.
Step of the beaches however and you see an even more glamorous side to these picturesque islands, as five star resorts compete to offer the utmost in lavishness and service. So where do you go to find the ultimate in Caribbean luxury? Here are our top 3 resorts.
1: Blue Waters – Soldiers Bay – Antigua
An unrivalled choice at number one Blue Waters offers the opulence of a five star resort whilst enjoying the sort of laid back and personable atmosphere one would normally find in a smaller property.
Nestled on the North Eastern tip of Antigua Blue Waters enjoys an enviable position in Soldiers Bay allowing it to benefit from calm waters and enjoy perfect conditions for the many water sports on offer here.
Located on three of the Caribbean’s best beaches (Antigua has as many as 365!) and surrounded by immaculate gardens it’s no wonder Blue Waters is a famed honeymoon resort, guaranteeing couples romance and privacy alongside five star service and gourmet cuisine.
For true luxury head to Rock Cottage, a secluded 5 bedroom villa overlooking the beach and equipped with its own private plunge pool – pure bliss!
2: Cap Juluca – Anguilla
The neighbouring island of Anguilla takes the number two spot in our list, in particular the Cap Juluca resort which is famed as much for its exclusivity as its Moorish villas and views across the mountains of St Maarten.
Cap Juluca offers 179 acres of island paradise and is perched on its own mile long beach on the southwest coast of Anguilla meaning you’re guaranteed an ocean view from every room at the hotel.
If you’re worried Anguilla is a quiet island and that Cap Juluca has little in the way of amenities you’d be wrong, as an 18 hole golf course, tennis court and countless water sports activities combine with 3 beachfront restaurants and a luxurious spa to give you the choice of making your holiday as active or laid back as you like.
3: Amanyara – Turks and Caicos
With a name derived from the Sanskrit term for peaceful place Amanyara is everything a Caribbean getaway should be… tranquil, isolated and with staff service that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Located on the pristine sands of Malcolm’s beach on the island of Providenciales, Amanyara is away from the main developments currently being undertaken in Turks and Caicos and therefore enjoys a stunning position close to a pristine reef and surrounded by lush greenery.
With regular yoga classes, a nature discovery centre and a wellness facility overlooking the calming reflection pond Amanyara is a haven for those looking to escape the pace of everyday life.