Characterised by its abundance of sapphire-tinted waters, shimmering white sandy beaches and tangle of lush jungle, the Caribbean includes all the ingredients required to create the ultimate tropical dream. Set to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and North America, this paradise consists of more than 7000 islands, islets, reefs and cays.
Having been classified as a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International, there’s a plethora of exotic bird and animal life to discover, as well as a stunning selection of diverse landscapes to explore. In fact, ranging from rugged mountains and thick rainforest to open stretches of picture-perfect beaches, the islands of the Caribbean have a lot to offer.
Tourism plays an important role in supporting the local economy and as such, there are a number of world-class resorts and facilities to take advantage of. Indeed, the Caribbean is particularly adept at catering to the more luxurious side of life; consequently its range of lavish accommodation options and pampering spa holidays has become globally renowned.
Located between the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, Antigua is one of the most deluxe islands you could possibly hope to stumble upon. Home to a staggering 365 beaches, which are said to be some of the most beautiful in the world, it offers visitors an extremely chilled out pace of life.
Having perfected its range of resorts and spa facilities, it’s also a veritable luxury treasure trove, filled to the brim with indulgence and pleasure. A definite highlight, the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa is one of the most attractive places to head to, having been consistently voted the most romantic resort in the world. Blue Waters, on the other hand, is perfect for those looking for an intimate hideaway, complete with tropical gardens and enticing shorelines.
The pear-shaped island of Barbados is another tropical dream just waiting to be experienced. The most easterly of all the islands in the Caribbean, its shores offer up nearly 100 km of breathtaking beaches. As a result, there is a fantastic range of swimming and snorkelling opportunities available, as well as some great sunbathing hotspots.
Many of its luxury resorts are based on the west coast of Barbados, where it is possible to find such gems as the Sandy Lane Hotel, which often attracts celebrities, as well as the Sugar Cane Club – a family owned boutique hotel offering a superb selection of spa treatments and awe-inspiring views.
In addition to Antigua and Barbados, there are a host of other luxurious spa resorts to enjoy, such as those offered by St Lucia, Jamaica and the Bahamas. In fact, spend just a little time searching what is available and you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer diversity of what’s on offer.
Perfect for eliminating the stress and tension built up by daily life, Caribbean holidays offer up the very best in rest and relaxation. Therefore, the only thing left to worry about is what spa treatments to order and which cocktail would best accompany the romantic sunsets!