It's very difficult to identify the best beach resorts in the Caribbean. The reality is the best resort is the one that suits your needs, therefore, we have broken them into categories. Here are some of our recommendations for the best beach resorts in the Caribbean for romance, families, and wellness.
Best Beach Resorts for Romance
Sandals Resorts. We can't talk about romance in the Caribbean without mentioning Sandals Resorts. These luxurious, all-inclusive, couples-only resorts excel at all things romantic. Their resorts feature innovations such as over-water wedding chapels, the rooftop pool and bar at the Sandals Royal Barbados and overwater bungalows.
Hermitage Bay, Antigua. This resort consists of just 30 luxury suites spread over 17 acres of stunning beachfront therefore it's the perfect retreat for two. The experience is like being transported to your own private island. The restaurants boast some of the best dining on the island with an award-winning chef using many local ingredients that are grown right on the property.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia. Taking full advantage of St Lucia's stunning scenery, Jade Mountain sits majestically above a 600-acre beachfront resort. The resort features 24 infinity pool sanctuaries, each their own work of art, designed to allow unparalleled views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. One of the most amazing architectural features is the lack of a fourth wall, leaving the occupants to enjoy the vista while ensuring complete privacy.
Best Resorts for Families
Beaches Resorts. The sister hotels to Sandals couples-only resorts. These properties offer an immense array of activities, therefore, there is something for every age group and interest. While the kids are being kept busy leaving the parents are free to take scuba diving lessons, spend time at the spa, or enjoy a romantic dinner. One of the great things about these hotels are that the rooms have been specially created with the needs of families in mind.
Club Med. The original all-inclusive Club Med have recreated themselves as family-focused destinations. Their clubs have family activities, family shows and rooms that were designed with families in mind. Club Med kids clubs are second to none. With experienced staff from around the world, parents and grandparents can be confident their children will be well looked after and having a blast. This frees up the adults to take part in the many activities available at Club Med, including the flying trapeze! Go on! We dare you!
Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts. This large property in Punta Cana is where kids' favourite TV characters come to life! The entire family can mix and mingle with Nickelodeon characters throughout the day. Kick back in a one of kind Pineapple Villa inspired by Sponge Bog or head over to the Aqua Nick for waterpark fun. Many suites have been designed to accommodate families of five or more. There is a kids club is available, which is a cool hang out spot for kids to do arts and crafts as well as other activities.
Best Beach Resorts for Wellness
The BodyHoliday. Tucked into a secluded cove on St. Lucia is The Body Holiday, the ultimate getaway for the body and mind. Here you are encouraged to do as much or as little as you like. Based on a philosophy of relaxation, restorative beauty, exercise and diet, BodyHoliday offers a number of ways for you to sooth the senses and restore the spirit. Take a yoga class on the beach or a more vigorous bike ride along the spectacular St Lucia coast, the choice is yours. The restaurant features an organic menu with locally sourced foods and ingredients fresh from the resort's own garden.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Discover a different side of the Mexican Caribbean in the exotic Zen Grand Ambiance section of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, surrounded by lush greenery and freshwater streams. The spa covers an area of more than 89,000 square feet, containing 40 treatment suites appointed with beautiful native artwork. In your suite enjoy high-end amenities like a private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean; the spa-like bathroom also features a Jacuzzi tub and rain shower.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana. Redefining luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana Boutique Suites & Beach Club, the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in the island, blends the impeccable standards of the great resorts along the French and Italian Riviera’s with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean. Take advantage of Eden Roc's Sap & Relaxation Experience: relax, recharge and leave the stresses of daily life behind. Golfers can take advantage of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course nearby.
Speak to your Direct Travel advisor to discuss what type of resort is the best for you and your needs.