With the winter months looming, one can only yearn for summer days again. There’s no denying that the Caribbean is one of the most iconic tropical destinations across the globe. You’ve admired its white sand beaches, marveled at its crystal clear waters, and fantasized about those breathtaking island sunsets. Yet, with a countless number of resorts to choose from, how will you find your paradise? Whether you prefer the celebrated charm of cultural Barbados or the lush, mountainous terrain of Virgin Gorda, there are select landmark resorts that remain timeless to the Caribbean appeal.
SANDY LANE | Sandy Lane, St James, Barbados, West Indies
Since 1961, Sandy Lane operates as one of the premiere Caribbean destinations. Patrons flock year after year to the resort’s premises to indulge in all the luxury the hotel offers. Sandy Lane not only provides its guests with unparalleled accommodation, but also exceptional outdoor activities – including a world-class golf course and numerous water sports. The accommodation includes 112 rooms and suites as well as a five bedroom villa.
ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY | Lee Road, Valley, Spanish Town Virgin Gorda, 1150, British Virgin Island
Situated on the British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda, Little Dix Bay has typified Caribbean luxury since its inception in January of 1964. Numerous iconic individuals, from American tycoons such as the Rockefellers to British Royalty, including the Queen have visited Little Dix, bestowing the resort its landmark title. Such guests appreciated the unspoiled grounds as well as the remarkable service the hotel offered. Little Dix, now as a Rosewood establishment, continues to exude this same extravagance today, as it provides its patrons with extraordinary service in a serene, natural setting. Rosewood Little Dix Bay is currently closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2017.
CANEEL BAY | Virgin Islands, Salmon Bay Road, St John 00831, U.S. Virgin Islands
With a 170 acre lush property and seven picturesque beaches, Caneel Bay serves as one of the most attractive, breathtaking vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Discovered by the Rockefellers in 1956, this exclusive sanctuary can only be accessed by boat, and its beaches are widely considered to be among the best in the world. Caneel Bay, since its inception, has remained faithful to Rockefeller’s original dream of simple splendor in a pristine natural setting. The accommodation includes 166 rooms.
CURTAIN BLUFF HOTEL | Old Road, Saint Mary’s, Antigua
Curtain Bluff opened its doors in 1962 as a 22 room hotel with two beaches and an accommodating staff. Since its launch, Curtain Bluff has advanced, constantly improving, developing the property and facilities, and thus evolving into the world-class establishment it is today. Yet, over the years, the resort has never lost its original intimacy and charm. Guests of Curtain Bluff display a loyalty to it for this elegant, yet unpretentious character, as they return season after season and regard it as their Caribbean sanctuary.
CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS | Carr La Romana – Higuey, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Since 1974, Casa de Campo and Villas in the Dominican Republic operate as one of the premiere Caribbean destinations. The resort features a unique array of amenities, including an expansive marina, tennis, and polo facilities. Casa de Campo is also one of the most sought after Dominican Republic golf resorts featuring three championship golf courses — including Pete Dye’s Teeth of the Dog, the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean and number 39 in the world.
On behalf of The Edit US
October 26th 2016