Sandals Grande is a 301-room, upscale, couples-only resort that’s set on a peninsula adjacent to Pigeon Island, a historic national landmark. The location of the resort allows views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. A sheltered mile-long beach extends an open invitation for days of endless water play. This magnificent resort showcases awe-inspiring panoramic views that will linger in your heart forever.
Features: One of the most amenity rich all-inclusive resorts on St. Lucia, Grande St. Lucian offers a long list of water activities to keep the guests occupied. Waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and windsurfing cater to active guests while the more leisurely oriented can partake in snorkeling and lounging in a giant seaside hot tub.
Accommodation: Rooms at Grande St.Lucian have beautiful colonial-influenced Caribbean style with some rooms having had butler service or private lounge access. All rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, mini-fridges stocked with beverages, coffeemakers, and either balconies or patios.
Food: The Resort boasts of eight restaurants and the dining options include fine dining with white-gloved service at an over-the-water restaurant, chocolate crepe at a French-style bistro, and burgers at Barefoot.
Fowl Cay Resort is a 50-acre private island resort in the Exumas Islands with a 28-guest capacity, highlighted by three isolated beaches, lush and spacious grounds, and offers absolute privacy unmatched by your standard Caribbean resort. This stunning island-resort situated amid the sparsely populated cays of Exumas Islands.
Features: The resort comprises of three privately owned beaches: the peaceful North Beach, the activity-filled South Beach, and the hidden West Beach, which can be accessed via a hiking trail. The resort offers free activities both water-based (kayaks, paddle boards, Zuma sailboats, personal motorboats, and snorkeling equipment), and land-based (hiking trails, a tennis court, a bocce court, cruiser bikes, and horse shoes).
Accommodation: The resort has only six villas, ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, comprise Fowl Cay’s accommodations. Each villa includes its own fully stocked kitchen, spacious living room with massive flat-screen TV and multiple private terraces and decks.
Food: All meals provided at Fowl Cay Resort are three courses, featuring starters such as a salad with candied walnuts and apples or fresh sea scallops with black beans and tomatoes, and desserts such as banana flambé or chilled tiramisu. Generally, guests make their own breakfasts in-villa.
Jamaica Inn is about quiet luxury — a single thatch-roofed bar, a small pool, and beautiful rooms with oversize terraces and soft, colonial décor. This is not the place to party, mind you as whole resort typically shuts down by midnight. Considered on the top boutique hotel in Jamaica, it offers quiet, intimate, and relaxed atmosphere for the guests. The 48 suites and cottages include free Wi-Fi, high-end bathrooms, and water-view balconies, and the lack of TVs and radios preserves the quiet, unplugged vibe of this place.
Features: Jamaican Inn boasts of a lovely beach, alfresco dining terrace, and a beautiful waterfront spa. Among its most notable features are a secluded beach, a clean pool, and an alfresco dining terrace with lovely sea views. The hotel has a small fitness room and a stunning spa with salon services.
Accommodation: While decor at Jamaica Inn does vary from one category to the next, sharp details can include polished wood floors, carved four-poster beds, and the liberal use of rich materials like travertine marble and granite. Every room features a solid list of essentials, including free Wi-Fi and mini-fridges (on request).
Food: Jamaica Inn offers alfresco dining option so that you could enjoy the great view of the turquoise sea while having a delicious food to satisfy your taste buds. You can choose from a full menu of traditional favorites and local delights.
This mid-range all-inclusive restaurant is located in on Andros Island, Bahamas. This resort is considered to have one of the most reasonable rates on the island, especially for an all-inclusive property. The property is laid out in a straight line with the main lodge and all of the cabins facing the beachfront and a long dock extending into the water.
Features: Small Hope has two lovely beaches, separated by the outdoor dining area and the dock. It offers large variety of excursions, including diving, fishing, snorkeling, and nature walks, that keep guests active and occupied. For kids, there’s also a small outdoor playground with swings and ladders.
Accommodation: Small Hope’s cabins are squat, one-story wood buildings lined up in a row facing the beach. Amenities are basic but include air-conditioning, standup fans, safes, and water coolers but with no TVs or Wi-Fi. Each cottage is fronted by a small cement porch with a pair of wood chairs.
Food: Being an all-inclusive property, the room rate includes all meals, bar drinks and beverages. All meals are buffet-style and staff will come around to replace plates and provide beverages. The bar is manned in the afternoons, at other times of the day; guests are welcome to prepare any drink they would like.
Jade Mountain Resort is an architecture marvel as the entire resort is built like a tabletop, braced against a mountain about 75 to 100 feet above the shore. It offers a quiet, intimate, indisputably romantic atmosphere for the couples. Its organic cuisine, doting service, unwavering silence (no TVs, radios, or children), and extraordinary design make the stay Jade Mountain resort worthwhile.
Features: The resort flaunts a gym, a spa, free yoga and fitness classes and guided hikes around the 600 acre estate. You can also arrange for a personal trainer as needed. It also has a scuba centre on-site, with a full diving program.
Accommodation: All but the least-expensive Sky Suites have an in-room infinity pool, meaning a pool whose water cascades over the edge, seemingly blending into the view of the sea, offering incredible views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea.
Food: Local, organic produce is used to prepare international cuisine on-site. The casual Jade Mountain Club serves an eclectic mix of cuisines and local flavors exclusively to Jade Mountain’s guests. Much of the produce is organically grown on the resort’s Emerald Estate plantation.
Considered one of the most romantic destinations in Jamaica, The Caves is the ultimate getaway for relaxation, revitalization and pure romance. The Caves features 12 idyllic Cliffside cottages, a grand villa, 2 dining gazebos, private caves and the signature Blackwell Rum Bar. There’s also a Spa, Jacuzzi, sauna, private hot tub and saltwater swimming pool, all just within steps of the glittering sapphire sea.
Features: The Caves Resort offers saltwater pool, a private ocean-view Jacuzzi, an intimate spa, and free yoga classes which allow guests to relax and commune with nature. In addition to that, free bikes, kayaks, snorkeling gear are readily available for land and sea excursions.
Accommodation: The resort offers 12 unique one- and two-bedroom suites and cottages, all far larger and quirkier than traditional hotel rooms. The Caves boasts of outdoor showers, large tubs, stone floors, and no TVs (except by request).
Food: The food (included in the room rate) is excellent and incorporates seasonal ingredients. The local cuisines are given preference. At each meal, guests are generally presented with two to three entree choices complemented with fruits and salad.
Half Moon has undoubtedly earned its reputation as one of the most prestigious resorts in the world. Regularly visited by royalty and dignitaries over its 60-year history, it is truly one of the most legendary and cherished destinations. Half Moon offers something for families and couples; mellow spring breakers might even like it for its countless activities, great beaches and top-shelf liquor.
Features: Stretching over 400 acres (including 2 miles of beach), the 230-room resort offers attentive service, quality cuisine, and seemingly limitless activities like golfing and horseback riding. What truly sets Half Moon apart is its breadth of activities it offers. Guests can swim with dolphins in the resort’s private cove, ride horses through the water, take tennis or golf lessons.
Accommodation: The suite at Half Moon resort featured tiled floors, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, which I didn’t need because of the ocean breeze. The suite offered a remarkable ocean-view terrace. While the suites had 32 and 40 inch TVs, Panasonic flat-screens are included in the Royal Suites only.
Food: Half Moon offers a number of different meal plans are available including half board, full board or the Half Moon Plan which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at any of our restaurants as well as all drinks both soft and alcoholic and house wines by the glass as well as a discount of US$20 off any bottle of wine from the wine list.
The expansive Secrets Wild Orchid is one of the more lavish adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay in Jamaica. Eight restaurants and five bars, a theater, a spa, a water sports and dive center, a shopping center, and a casino makes Secrets Wild Orchid one of the most sought-after resorts. There’s little reason to leave the resort premises.
Features: A long list of features including a beautiful beachfront, eight restaurants, and a spa. Secrets Wild Orchid offers 350 luxurious guest suites, each featuring British colonial décor, a king-size bed (or two queen-size beds), whirlpool tub, private balcony, complimentary mini-bar and much more.
Accommodation: The rooms at Secrets Wild Orchid have refined contemporary stylistic layout with four-blurb beds, MP3 docks, level screen TVs, drenching tubs, gigantic precipitation showerheads, and loaded scaled down bars. Suites feature massive Jacuzzis in both the bathroom and on the balcony. Even the least expensive rooms, however, are attractive and high-end.
Food: There are Mexican, Italian, Jamaican, Asian-fusion, and French a la carte restaurants, as well as the obligatory buffet restaurant at Secrets Wild Orchid. For the tipsy crowd, Secrets Wild Orchid has five bars, including the main pool’s swim-up bar, a piano bar, a music lounge, and a lobby bar.
Accessed via a 30-minute boat ride from Providenciales, this 1,000-acre all-inclusive resort on a private island is the definition of tranquility. With an incredible infinity-edge pool, world-renowned COMO Shambhala Spa, waterfront Balinese-style villas, doting service, and more than three miles of pristine beaches, it’s easily one of the most luxurious and romantic options in the Caribbean.
Features: Parrot Cay offers two pools with amazing views, gorgeous jungle-like grounds, a spectacular holistic spa, and fitness options. There are various activities to indulge in like Yoga, Gym, tennis courts, library, and boutique. World-renowned COMO Shambhala Spa focuses on Asian-inspired holistic therapies and Ayurvedic treatments.
Accommodation: Parrot Cay’s 66 accommodations are divided between the 31 garden-view and 11 ocean-view rooms. Standard features include: butler’s kitchens, private infinity-edge pools, tiki huts for outdoor dining, several patios and screened porches, beach volleyball courts, and private beach access.
Food: The resort has two restaurants namely Terrace Restaurant and Lotus and two bars with menus for those looking to indulge as well as options for more health-conscious travelers. COMO Shambhala also provides a menu featuring healthful cuisine and vegetarian dishes.
One of four Paradisus resorts in Punta Cana, the upscale, 554-room Palma Real has a romantic Caribbean setting and feels bigger than its sister properties, with a palatial lobby leading to a jaw-dropping courtyard, pool and beach area. For a more luxurious experience, Royal Service offers additional amenities and special access to a posh lounge.
Features: The resort may be best known for its charismatic service and standout food and beverage program. Workshops, sports, and leisure activities for both adults and children are available, including an adventure park with climbing wall and trampolines, arts and crafts, cooking classes, golf, tennis, and parasailing.
Accommodation: There are 554 suites ranging from Junior Suite to Two Bedroom options located in three-story buildings with staircases and elevators. There are 554 suites ranging from Junior Suite to Two Bedroom options located in three-story buildings with staircases and elevators.
Food: Quality international buffet spreads for breakfast and lunch are likely to impress even the most doubting and discerning of all-inclusive resort-goers. A la carte restaurants have dress codes and include a range of cuisine types. The romantic Passion restaurant has a menu designed by a celebrity chef from Spain.
This 225-room luxury all-inclusive, couples-only resort is one of the newest additions to the Sandals brand. It’s spread over a sprawling 17-acre property on the southwestern tip of the island. A sprawling, luxury all-inclusive with the romantic touches that are hallmarks of the Sandals brand are very well preserved at Sandals LaSource.
Features: A variety of water sports are available at the beach, such as kayaking, hobie cat sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours. Other activities include shuffleboard, tennis courts, yoga, and an excellent fitness center with new machines. The on-site dive shop offers unlimited diving for certified scuba divers.
Accommodation: There are 20 different room categories to choose from at this Sandals, split between the standard Luxury Level, Club Level, and Butler Level; each step adds a few amenities. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, mini-fridges stocked with juices and soft drinks (Club Sandals and above have alcohol, too), and coffee and tea facilities.
Food: There are 10 dining options in total at Sandals LaSource, including the casual English pub and a French bakery for snacks. Highlights include fine Italian, seafood on the beach, French cuisine, Caribbean-inspired dishes at Spices, and Sandals’ first steakhouse, Butch’s Chophouse.