This week’s focus is on some of the best luxury experiences available in the Caribbean and Mexico. Below is a snapshot of ways you can treat yourself on your next vacation – be it a romantic escape with that special someone, or a family vacation that will go down in the record books.
Jade Mountain Resort is a boutique resort comprised of 24 suites at St. Lucia’s famed Anse Chastanet Resort. An architectural marvel, the rooms here are built right into the mountainside and have no fourth wall so you can gaze out at picture-perfect views of the twin peaks of St. Lucia’s Pitons. These private sanctuaries come complete with their own iridescent-tiled infinity pools and four-poster beds draped in billowing mosquito netting. Guests here also enjoy the services of a private butler, who anticipates your every need. Although you may never want to leave your suite (and frankly, we don’t blame you!), be sure to step outside at least once for a private dinner on the enchanting Celestial Terrace.
With a promise to “take you beyond the unexpected”, this sumptuous Sandals resort sits oceanfront on Grenada’s beautiful Pink Gin Beach. Offering the first-rate service and amenities you’d expect from Sandals, for those in search of a vacation experience that is truly special, look no further than the resort’s own Love Nest Suites. These one-bedroom ‘Skypool’ butler suites sit perched atop the Italian Village and boast king-size beds with direct access to private cantilevered, solar-heated plunge pools with infinity edges. Imagine admiring stunning ocean vistas while literally floating in the sky.
While Sandals offers luxury escapes for couples, Beaches Resorts offers the same for families, and none so much as the stunning Beaches Turks & Caicos. This award-winning all-inclusive resort is actually four resorts in one – Caribbean Village, Italian Village, Key West Village, and French Village – and when it comes to family vacations, THIS is the pinnacle of luxury. For starters, there are fine-dining restaurants here, a Red Lane® Spa, unlimited scuba diving and watersports, one of the biggest waterparks in the Caribbean and the characters of Sesame Street®, but you can up the ante and make this the ultimate family escape with a stay in one of the Key West Beachfront four-bedroom butler villas residences with private pool. These are individual homes located right on the beach that offer plenty of room for everyone, along with the dedicated services of your very own butler.
Offering “lavish digs & non-stop style”, whether you’re travelling as a couple, with friends, or with your family, you’re sure to love the all-suite accommodations at this Punta Cana hotspot. However, if you want to crank that experience up to 11 (as Nigel Tufnel would say), be sure to check yourself into the Rock Star Suite… it really lives up to the name! Described as “ginormous”, this three-bedroom, all king-size beds suite offers everything you might expect: baby grand piano – check, Royal Royalty personal assistant – check, home theatre with a 65” plasma TV – check, access to exclusive pool and beach areas – check. The list goes on!
Whether it’s for a getaway with friends or a couples’ retreat, the AAA Five-Diamond Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita resort offers the highest standards of service and luxury. A member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, this resort features 90 oceanview suites, all with large, private outdoor terraces and some with their own private plunge pools. When you stay here, it is all about the trademark Endless Privileges® experience that intertwines wellness, gourmet meals, top-shelf spirits, fine wines, entertainment, and many other luxury amenities. For the ultimate girlfriends getaway, upgrade your stay and receive: champagne & strawberries upon arrival, complimentary room service one morning with mimosas, fruit and pastries, daily yoga sessions, mani-pedi for up to three people, complimentary access to wet areas of the spa, 10% off additional spa treatments, and a complimentary group photo.