Check into one of these stunning hotels and resorts in the Caribbean for a luxury vacation filled with five star service, gorgeous views and gourmet dining. Browse secluded island escapes, luxury family vacations, romantic and honeymoon ideas.

1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Carlisle Bay, Antigua
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Set in a secluded bay in the south of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is a five star hotel offering luxury service and an array of things to do. Whether you are planning a honeymoon or simply looking for a place to unwind in a tropical setting, calm ambiance at the hotel, combined with soothing treatments at the spa, will let you relax and rejuvenate on vacation. Blue Spa is a 17,000-square foot facility with six treatment rooms, a wet room, couple's room, sauna, plunge pools and a juice bar. The resort has a large swimming pool, nine tennis courts, a yoga pavilion, a gymnasium and an extensive library with wireless internet access. The private 45-seat screening room shows movies every evening. Complimentary activities include sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing.

Carlisle Bay has 82 contemporary suites with calm interiors, luxurious silks, Frette bed linens and individually controlled air conditioning. There is a day bed on the balcony where you can take in scenic ocean views. Fresh fruit is delivered daily and the bathroom is stocked with natural bath products. Dine at Indigo on the Beach which serves BBQ meats, veggies, seafood and salads, or at East restaurant which offers Asian food in a contemporary setting. (268 484 0000).

2. Mandarin Oriental Canouan

Mandarin Oriental Canouan
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Stretched along the pristine white Godahl Beach on Carenage Bay, Mandarin Oriental Resort in Canouan, Saint Vincent is a luxury oasis with 26 suites and 13 villas, all with an ocean view, furnished terraces, canopy beds, high ceilings, and all modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and some with whirlpool baths and kitchens. The resort has four restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and two fully stocked bars. The kids' camp Pirates of Canouan keeps kids occupied while parents relax by the pool or on the beach. For those who seek more action, there are hikes, golf, and tennis. Carenege Bay, VC0450 Canouan Island, Saint Vincent, Phone: 212-461 8068

3. Isle de France, St. Barts

Isle de France, St. Barts
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If you like spending time on the beach, you will love Baie des Flamands, the beach that fronts Isle de France hotel on St. Barts in the French West Indies. The sandy beach is surrounded by turquoise waters and a variety of tropical plants. Colorful fish, turtles and rays swim in the water. In April and May, migrating whales and dolphins can be spotted in the surrounding waters. To complement its beautiful beaches, the St. Barts offers a great variety of beach vacation activities, ranging from sailing and kayaking to scuba diving and deep sea fishing.

33 rooms are situated in the main building and in several cottages surrounded by tropical gardens. If you are planning a honeymoon and want privacy, splurge on the hillside bungalow set into the hill. The bungalow has is own private pool and offers scenic views. If you prefer to be right on the beach, book the private Two Bedroom Suite on the beach. This beach vacation getaway has two fresh water pools - one overlooks the beach and the other is located in the tropical garden. There is an outdoor tennis court, fitness center and a spa offering massages and beauty services.

The beachfront restaurant "La Case de l'Isle" serves traditional french cuisine in a romantic setting. In the morning, you can enjoy breakfast on your private terrace or at the restaurant. St. Bart has tropical climate with year-round temperatures in the 80s. Try to avoid September and October - it rains more often during those months. You can take a plane to St. Martin. From there, you can fly to St. Barths with a local carrier such as Air Caraibe, Winair, or St. Barth Commuter. Alternatively, one can take a boat from St. Martin. For help with getting there, contact the hotel at +59-0590-276181. (+59-0590-276181).

4. Luxury Caribbean Vacations: Cotton House, Mustique

Luxury Caribbean Vacations: Cotton House, Mustique
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A stylish retreat on the exclusive island of Mustique, Cotton House offers vacationers luxurious accommodations, a spa and a white sandy beach. There are just 17 villas, cottages and suites on the property which means that you will receive plenty of personal attention and privacy. The 13-acre property has a free-standing spa and gym where you can spend a whole day toning your body and getting pampered with massages. Head to the pool for relaxing in the sun with a tropical drink. The dive shop offers classes and dive trips around Mustique and nearby Caribbean islands. You can play a tennis match, grab an ice cream and sip drink with feet in the sand at the bar. The Wellness Center offers unique treatments, including chakra balancing, bio rhythms and rejuvenating facials designed to help you reconnect with your core strength. The spa frequently offers week-long retreats entered around yoga practice and other healing therapies.

Each guest accommodation is unique, furnished with soothing Carribbean tones and plush balconies. Wake up in the morning and have breakfast enjoying the pristine nature all around you. Ask for one of the Seaview Rooms if you want a balcony overlooking the water and quick access to the beach and the dive shop. Deluxe Seaview Room are perfect for honeymooners because they offer private plunge pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea. If you like to spend your vacation by the pool, Garden Suites and Villas provide the best location. The Residence is the most luxurious, slightly elevated on a hill, and complete with a private swimming pool, butler and a maid. The villa has two bedrooms and an outdoor gazebo, perfect for relaxing in the tropics. The master bedroom has an amazing outdoor shower from which you can admire the view.

There are three great dining options at the hotel. Beach Cafe & Bar serves drinks, amazing ice cream and light meals with a view of Endeavour Bay. Veranda restaurant offers elegant dining and a la carte dishes featuring West Indian cuisine. The Great Room Bar houses one of the largest rum collections in the Caribbean and classical decor. (784-456-4777, 877-240-9945).

5. Mount Cinnamon Grenada Resort

Mount Cinnamon Grenada Resort
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Mount Cinnamon is a high-end resort on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada, about six km from Maurice Bishop International Airport. Stretched along the beach in a lush tropical garden and set around a central clubhouse, the resort’s 21 chic, colorful suites and villas all have balconies overlooking the ocean. They also have four-poster beds, kitchenettes, and pullout sofas. All have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and Bose sound systems. Some upgraded suites have private plunge pools. The villas have up to three bedrooms. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast, a cocktail bar by the pool, and a beach bar. There are also a gym and a spa.

The Lime, Grenada, Phone: 473-439-4400

6. Luxury Caribbean Vacations: The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas

Luxury Caribbean Vacations: The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas
© The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas

Relax at a five star resort surrounded by white sandy Caribbean beaches and beautiful scenery on St. Thomas. The resort attracts couples and families with its choice of activities, dining, a relaxing oceanfront pool and a spa. The hotel often offers great packages for honeymooners and families, so it's a good idea to check before you book your stay. Guest rooms measure at least 450 sq feet in size. Many have views of the ocean and a terrace with a table and chairs where you can have breakfast in the morning. The Club Floor rooms and suites provide vacationers with additional amenities such as snacks throughout the day, a dedicated concierge and great views. There are 180 rooms and suites at the resort, all elegantly furnished with Caribbean-inspired decor.

For families, Ritz Kids offers guided activities, kids' sailing, snorkeling and other fun programs. Ambassadors of the Environment lets children learn about their natural surroundings. Children are divided into three different age groups with age-appropriate activities. There are several great dining choices at the resort. The oceanfront Bleuwater serves fresh seafood, meat dishes and a great selection of wine. Great Bay Lounge has a sushi bar, Asian noodles (Wed and Fri), tempura and other delicious eats. If you are looking to have lunch with a view of the sea, head to Coconut Cove which serves Caribbean-style cuisine. There is live music on some days. The more casual Sails is a good choice for families who like sandwiches and fresh salads. There is also a fine selection of drinks. Honeymooners can have a romantic dinner right on the beach. If you are looking for a romantic spot to propose, this is the way to go (340-775-3333).

7. Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Bahamas

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Bahamas
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Graycliff is an elegant colonial-style mansion surrounded by tropical gardens on a quiet street in Nassau. Twenty romantic guest rooms and suites are individually decorated with ornate antiques and rich, colonial touches. All of the suites have king-sized beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool baths and modern facilities, including cable television, mini-bars and air-conditioning. The hotel has two swimming pools, a modern gym to keep fit, a sauna and whirlpool for ultimate relaxation. Deep-set verandahs surrounded by lush tropical gardens are the perfect place to unwind and watch the sun set with a drink from the bar. Savor fine dining at the five-star Graycliff Restaurant, where expert chefs conjure up culinary delights of continental cuisine fused with exotic Bahamian flavors. Sample fine wines from the hotel’s Grand Cellar, which boasts the third largest private collection of wine in the world. Brazilian Rodizio meets Bahamian flair at the elegant Humidor Churrascaria, while the Graycliff Cigar Company offers a range of world-renowned cigars to complete the ambiance. Guests receive beach access at Blue Lagoon Island where you will find a diverse choice of activities, including kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boating.

8. Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman

Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman
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The spacious villas at the Caribbean Club in Grand Cayman are ideal for couples and families, offering plenty of space and a beautiful location on the Seven Mile Beach. Choose from three- and four-bedroom layouts with ocean or pool views. Each luxury villa can accommodate up to 6 guests which is usually enough for a family. If you need more space, ask for two adjacent villas on the ground floor so that you can easily walk from one terrace to the next. Each villa measures 2,500 square feet and has a private balcony with a breakfast table where you can have a family breakfast overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean. The living room has a dining area, living room and lounge chairs. 32 and 42-inch plasma screen televisions, High-speed Internet access, private phone lines with voicemail and DVD/CD players are also included.

The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is stocked to your specifications before you arrive. There is a laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer in unit, a must when traveling with children. The 24-hour front desk and concierge service is available to assist with vacation plans and any needs that may come up. Daily housekeeping, laundry service and grocery service ensure that you can focus on relaxing on your family vacation. Nanny service, personal assistants, personal chef and limo service is available at an additional charge. The master suite has a king-size bed, walk-in closet, marble bathrooms, whirlpool, separate shower, plush robes and slippers.

The resort has a beachfront swimming pool, ocean front cabanas and a fully equipped fitness center. Dine at the resort restaurant which serves Italian cuisine or head to one of the nearby hotels. R There are many things to see and do nearby, including boutiques, restaurants and beach activities.

9. The Ritz Carlton, Cancun

The Ritz Carlton, Cancun
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The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is located on a sandy beach 20 minutes south of Cancun. In addition to the sandy beach, the hotel features two outdoor swimming pools with sun patios, Salon and Massage Center, KidsCamp program, business facilities, and two AAA Five-Diamond restaurants. Nearby vacation activities include golf, deep sea fishing, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. In addition to the KidsCamp program which features activities for children four to twelve, other luxury family vacation activities include nearby miniature golf, jungle cruises, and water parks.

There are 365 luxury guestrooms and suites, some with views of the ocean. The rooms are furnished with items featuring Mexican design. Bathrooms feature Travertine marble, double sinks and separate baths and showers. The eight and ninth floors of the resort are reserved for guests of the Club Level. The Club Level includes the Club Lounge with dedicated Club Concierge staff, and five daily food and beverage presentations. Club Level guestrooms also include Hermes bath amenities and personal butlers to pack and unpack guests' belongings upon request. The Pok-ta-Pok golf course, located 10 minutes from the resort, features dramatic views of the ocean and ancient Mayan ruins. The course was designed in 1976 by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

A variety of culinary and entertainment options are offered at the resort, including formal dining and romantic al fresco meals under the stars. (998-881-0808).

10. Luxury Caribbean Vacations: SLS Lux at Baha Mar

Luxury Caribbean Vacations: SLS Lux at Baha Mar
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Resting in the heart of Baha Mar on the New Riviera, SLS Lux at Baha Mar offers a true Bahamian retreat for discerning guests. The hotel offers unrivalled accommodations, world-class dining and breathtaking surroundings. The hotel has 300 rooms, including 107 residences, all of which are furnished in elegant, contemporary-chic Bahamian-inspired décor with beach house ambiance and feature sweeping views of the resort. Rooms provide deluxe amenities, including spacious en-suite bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers, plush bespoke bathrobes and slippers, fully stocked minibars and full in-room technology connectivity.

Guests can dine in a range of exquisite settings from poolside to rooftop. Enjoy award-winning cuisine at Cleo, head to Katsuya by Starck to enjoy Japanese classics and sleek interiors in a unique sushi restaurant designed by Philippe Starck. After a long day, relax poolside over cocktails and tapas at the casual Bungalow Beach Bar & Grill.

11. Cobblers Cove

Cobblers Cove
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Boasting a tranquil beachfront location surrounded by exotic tropical gardens, Cobblers Cove is an ultrachic seaside hotel with beautifully appointed accommodations, an elegant sea-view restaurant, and a variety of upscale amenities and facilities. Contemporary guest rooms and suites have spacious living areas with white wicker furniture, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern comforts such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upgraded suites have two bedrooms and beautiful beachfront views, and private houses with rooftop terraces and plunge pools are also available. Deluxe facilities include an exclusive spa and wellness center, and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a variety of water sports, including windsurfing, sailing, and waterskiing. Harrison’s Cave and its beautiful rock formations are a 20-minute drive away.

Road View, Speightstown BB26025, Barbados, Phone: 246-422-2291

12. Discovery at Marigot Bay in St Lucia

Discovery at Marigot Bay in St Lucia  

A boutique getaway in St. Lucia, Discovery at Marigot Bay offers couples elegant rooms, a beautiful island spa and several romantic restaurants and bars. Ask for one of the Bay View Rooms or Suites which overlook the harbor and the Caribbean Sea. The suites are a good idea for those who like the convenience of their own kitchen and dining room. They feature Bose Surround sound music system with MP3 input, 32" flat screen TV, a spacious living room and a large balcony. The Lapli Spa has a calm Zen garden, international E'spa therapies and all-natural signature treatments. Arrive early for your massage to relax in the beautiful Zen garden and bathe in one of the ofuru wooden soaking tubs. The garden has outdoor treatment cabanas, perfect for spa goers who like to receive their treatment surrounded by nature.

Signature treatments include clay, mud and marine algae body wraps, lymphatic skin brushing, aromatherapy and holistic de-stressing. The property offers casual and fine dining in its restaurants and bars. For an elegant celebration, book a table at the Boudreau Restaurant which offers French colonial style design. 5 O Clock Somewhere Cafe offers casual dishes in a relaxed setting. Hurricane Hole Restaurant serves delicious Caribbean-inspired dishes. The three resort bars, Marigot Bay's Pink Snail Bar, Pool Bar and Hurricane Hole Bar let you enjoy a drink in a tropical setting. (

13. Montpelier Plantation, Nevis

Montpelier Plantation, Nevis
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The location is just as important as the menu of treatments when choosing the perfect getaway. At Montpelier Plantation in Nevis it's easy to feel one with nature, where guest accommodations blend perfectly with the surrounding land and the Caribbean Sea. The luxury wellness center offers a wide selection of massages, body treatments and facials. Choose from packages that incorporate a massage, a detoxing wrap and a rejuvenating facial. The property offers just 19 luxury rooms and suites in a Plantation-style setting. While you probably won't need to turn on air-conditioning since there are cooling Trade Winds on the island, it's good to know it's available. Villas feature flat screen TV, iPod docking stations and complimentary WiFi hot spots. For a day out in the sun, head to Montpelier Beach, a 15-minute drive from the Plantation. Take a complimentary shuttle and relax in one of the six private secluded cabanas. The bar lounge has oversized couches and tropical drinks. The hotel delivers freshly-made healthy lunches to the beach.

Awaken your senses by planning unique excursions and tours on Nevis. Choices include climbing, rain forest trekking, mountain biking, saling, windsurfing or scuba diving. Getting to Nevis requires a boat transfer from St. Kitts. (869-469-3462).

14. Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos
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Parrot Cay is a luxury Caribbean getaway set on a 1,000-acre island in the Turks and Caicos, British West Indies. Everything at this luxury property radiates calm serenity - its peaceful setting, guestrooms furnished with simplicity, full-service spa and relaxing activities such as yoga. With its own three-mile stretch of white sandy beaches, the resort will satisfy even the most demanding beach enthusiast. You'll be surrounded by white sand bays, azure water and coral reefs. Flamingos dot the landscape and bird watchers can observe many different species of birds. Relax in the sun next to the infinity-edge pool, or go on a scuba diving adventure.

Guest accommodations were built in a modern colonial style. The interior design, completed by the designed Keith Hobbs of United Designers in London, is based on clean simplicity with elements of colonial decor, such as four poster beds and teak furniture. The resort has 60 guestrooms and villas. Nine one-bedroom villas come with a private plunge pool and five two- and three-bedroom villas have their own swimming pools, great for a Caribbean honeymoon. Shambala Spa and yoga retreat is set on top of a hill. It consists of three pavilions for treatment, yoga and Pilates. The spa's emphasis is on Eastern-inspired therapies.

Guests can dine al fresco on the sand or at the poolside Lotus Restaurant. The gourmet Terrace Restaurant in the main building is open for dinner. A healthy Shambala spa menu is available for lunch at the pool and for dinner in both restaurants. The rate includes a scheduled airport transfer, English breakfast and some vacation activities on the island. Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of eight principal islands and more than 40 smaller cays. The resort is located 575 miles south east of Miami (70 minutes by plane). Once you arrive in Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, the property is 35 minutes away by boat. The resort provides scheduled airport transfers. The hotel is 3 1/4 hours from New York City and 3 1/2 hours from Boston by plane (649-946-7788).

15. Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane
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Sandy Lane is a luxury five-star beachfront resort on Sandy Lane Beach set on what was once a vast sugar plantation. Opened by former British politician, Ronald Tree in 1933, the opulent resort is a playground for the rich and famous and features beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suite, as well as two-bedroom penthouses and a grand five-bedroom villa. All lodgings have designer living spaces, king bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and spectacular ocean views. The resort also offers four highly acclaimed restaurants, seven elegant bars and lounges, a world-class wine cellar with vintage labels, an outdoor swimming pool, exclusive spa, and wellness center, and three golf courses.

Sandy Lane Hotel, Holetown BB24024, Barbados, Phone: 246-444-2000

16. Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino

Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
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The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino is nestled away in the heart of Willemstad’s historic area, just a short distance from several popular attractions, such as The Curacao Museum, the Curacao Sea Aquarium, and the Christoffel National Park. One of the major highlights of the resort, however, is its beautiful private beach. Guest rooms and suites are decorated with inviting decor, as well as feature modern amenities, including pillowtop mattresses, LCD televisions, and high-speed wireless internet. The resort is also home to the Nautilus Restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating, the Blue Lobby Bar, and the Infinity Beach Bar.

Baden Powellweg 1, Willemstad, Curacao, 59-9-94-35-50-00

17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino

Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino
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Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino is an upscale all-inclusive resort for families. Located on the pristine and popular Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, the suites-only resort has 524 Bungalow suites and 82 Junior suites. There is also an exclusive Platinum area closer to the beach with an additional 168 suites that receive upgraded, personalized service. Thirty-two honeymoon suites provide new couples with a romantic vibe. There are nine restaurants onsite, including a sumptuous Japanese restaurant and a restaurant featuring Argentinian steaks, alongside more casual cafés and bars. There are two adult swimming pools and one children’s pool. This is the kind of resort that guests return to year after year.

Bavaro 23000, DR, Phone: 809-221-2311

18. Fowl Cay Resort

Fowl Cay Resort
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The Fowl Cay Resort gives guests the chance to relax along Fowl Cay in a spacious private villa, each of which has a stunning ocean view and a fully stocked kitchen. Rooms have high-end bath products from Molton Brown London. At any moment, there will only be 28 guests at a time, meaning the 50 acres of land will never be crowded. There is a total of six villas, each with between one and three bedrooms. All rooms have large 50-inch flat-screen TVs along with DVD players, DIRECTV, and a DVD library. Other amenities include porches or decks, iHome iPod docking alarm clocks, private outdoor showers, and air conditioners. Some also have hammocks and soaking pools. Every single villa has its own personal boat for guests to access. There are three private beaches at the resort and guests have access to watersports equipment for free, including snorkeling gear and kayaks. There is also a fitness center and small pool. There are also personal golf carts for transportation on the island. The stay is all-inclusive, including all beverages and meals, complete with top-shelf liquor, beer, and wine. There is a terrace with plenty of lounging space.

Fowl Cay, Exumas, Bahamas, Phone: 242-355-2046

19. Sandals Emerald Bay

Sandals Emerald Bay
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Sandals Emerald Bay maintains an island-inspired décor perfect for relaxation in all of the suites and rooms. There are 249 suites and rooms, with select suites receiving an exclusive butler service. All public areas and rooms have free wireless internet and the rooms feature a Tranquility Sleep Experience with Egyptian cotton linens, pillow menus, and Serta king-sized mattresses. This resort includes a casino spanning 5,000 square feet and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. The Red Lane Spa has 17 rooms and there is a marina with 60 slips. Guests can golf at the 18-hole championship course. The entire space is secluded in 500 acres of tropical space with a mile-long beach that is simply pristine. Enjoy unlimited scuba diving and sports on the land and water, and you can even arrange to see the Exuma Swimming Pigs. There are three pools, one of which is zero entry and a half-acre in size, complete with a dramatic fire pit right in the middle, or use one of two whirlpools. Guests can dine at one of the 11 restaurants in the resort, which are included in the price. There are six full-service bars, including a swim-up pool bar, and guests have access to unlimited Mondavi wines and premium spirits.

Queens Highway, Great Exuma, Bahamas, Phone: 888-726-3257

20. Curtain Bluff

Curtain Bluff
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Curtain Bluff is perched on a rocky bluff about 12 km from Antigua’s Jolly Harbour Golf Club. This luxury all-inclusive resort is overlooking two palm tree-edged beaches and the vast expanse of blue ocean. Elegant rooms are beautifully furnished and have wood-paneled ceilings, mini fridges, free Wi-Fi, and terraces or balconies. Suites have sitting areas, and some upgraded suites also have private plunge pools or hot tubs. There are no TVs in the resort. Guests can enjoy two open-air restaurants, a cozy beach bar, a beachfront pool, a fitness center, and a spa. There are four tennis courts, two TV rooms, and a range of different water sports equipment.

Carlisle Bay, P.O. Box 288 St. John's, Old Rd, Old Road, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-8400

21. The Verandah Resort & Spa

The Verandah Resort & Spa
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Surrounded by 30 acres of palm trees and oceanfront coastline, The Verandah Resort and Spa is a large, all-inclusive all-suite resort snuggled in 30 acres of magnificent Caribbean coastline. It is located on Antigua’s northeast coast, only six kilometers from Antigua’s Stingray City Antigua and 17 kilometers from VC Bird International Airport. The suites are located in charming colorful cottages or 2-bedroom villas. All have flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, sitting areas, oversized furnished porches, free Wi-Fi, and some have beautiful sea views. Villas have full kitchens and separate living and dining rooms. Guests enjoy three restaurants, four bars and lounges, two private sandy beaches and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a spa, a gym, and a kids' club.

Long Bay, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 866-237-1785

22. Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels

Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
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Set on Paynes Bay Beach in Saint James, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels is an enticing resort with verdant tropical gardens, a stylish outdoor swimming pool, an exclusive spa and fully equipped fitness center, and two comfortable lounges and bars set near the beach and the pool. Located 12 km from Harrison’s Cave, the hotel features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, sitting areas or living rooms with pull-out sofas and private balconies or patios with gorgeous views. Modern amenities in every room include flat-screen satellite televisions, iPod docking stations, machines, minibars, and wireless Internet, and a complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a casual open-air eatery every morning. A casual restaurant serves refined Mediterranean fare and guests can enjoy a variety of water activities and yoga on the beach.

Treasure Beach Hotel, Paynes Bay BB24009, Barbados, Phone: 246-419-4200

23. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana

AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
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Cap Cana has the powdery white beaches and turquoise waters one would expect from a captivating Caribbean locale. AlSol Tiara is located within the exclusive Cap Cana hotel district of Punta Cana on the eastern end of the Dominican Republic. This all-inclusive resort has 115 all-suite accommodations in six different styles: Marina and Ocean Master Suites, Marina and Ocean Suites, and Marina and Ocean Swim-out Suites. Swim-out Suites are located on the ground floor with direct room access to a pool area. Restaurants include Latin fusion, pan-Asian, Italian (beachside), and Caribbean seafood and grill. They offer numerous onsite activities from Spanish lessons to karaoke nights as well as several local tours.

Cap Cana, La Altagracia, DR, Phone: 786-269-2444

24. Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club

Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club
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The Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club is located approximately twenty-nine miles from Willemstad in a more remote area full of nature. This resort is made up of numerous guest rooms and suites, two swimming pools, a poolside bar, and three restaurants. The main highlight of the Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club, however, is the stunning natural beach with its crystal clear waters, one of the few natural beaches at a Curaçao resort. The resort encompasses around 350 acres for guests to explore, with the possibility of spotting some wildlife occasionally. The waters outside the resort are great for snorkeling.

Playa Kalki 1, Sabana Westpunt, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-98-39-36-00

25. Oualie Beach Resort

Oualie Beach Resort
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Oualie Beach Resort is a family-run hotel located on Oualie Beach on the Caribbean coast. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and is located about 2 km from historic Cottle Church and about 2 km from the airport. The airy rooms are located in private Caribbean-style cottages with breezy furnished verandas. The rooms are individually decorated and have charming details such as four-poster beds and local artwork. All have TVs, fridges, coffeemakers, mini0bars, and screened-in verandas overlooking the sea. Studios have kitchens, and one-bedroom suites have living areas and free Wi-Fi. The in-house restaurant serves international and local cuisine and often has live entertainment in the evening. The hotel also has a spa.

Oualie Beach, Oualie Bay, Nevis, New Castle, St Kitts & Nevis, Phone: 869-469-9735

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