If you’re looking for a secluded island getaway where you can truly escape, be pampered, and maybe bump into a celeb or two while grabbing a drink at the bar during sunset, these luxurious Caribbean resorts should be at the top of your list.
Jumby Bay, Antigua
This 300-acre private island resort off the coast of Antigua is far removed from crowds and top of the line in terms of VIP treatment. (Oprah Winfrey has been known to visit the island.) Arrive by private boat to an island without commercial traffic and select from a traditional 40-suite resort, private villas or estate homes with butler service, private pools and kitchens where chefs can prepare your meals. Guests of the resort enjoy daily meals, afternoon tea, open bar, snorkeling gear and guided snorkel tours, miles of pristine beaches, windsurfing, paddle boards, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, bicycles, tennis and kids’ programming.
Eden Rock, St. Barths
St. Barths is already high on the list for celebrity sightings, but when Beyonce and Jay frequent a resort, you know you’re in for quality service and surroundings. Eden Rock includes a luxury hotel and villa rentals. With just 34 hotel accommodations, the intimate resort promises intimacy and water views. Rent a boat and explore the turquoise waters off the coast, receive a Swedish massage in a beachside cabana, and dine on recipes from esteemed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichter, whose culinary creations have be featured in Michelin-starred restaurants.
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jade Mountain’s shot (above) should say it all. The 600-acre resort is nestled in the hills of St. Lucia, with suites providing views of the island’s famed Pitons with private infinity pools. There are no TVs, radios or televisions at Jade Mountain; this is where you truly get away. Providing privacy that the likes of Ludacris enjoys, guests can hide here or visit the resort’s sister resort, Anse Chastanet, and its sandy beaches and restaurants.
Amanyara, Turks & Caicos
While you will find beautiful resorts on Grace Bay Beach, discerning travelers like tennis champion Roger Federer take their families away to Amanyara. A pavilions and villas around a central courtyard can be used by an entire group, providing separate accommodations, kids room, shared living space and kitchen, where a resort chef can prepare meals. Dining provides sunset views, and if you don’t feel pampered enough, visit the resort’s spa.
Round Hill Resort, Jamaica