When winter rolls in, we immediately start dreaming of our next warm-weather escape. Seeking fun in the sun? Set your sights on the Caribbean, where white sands and turquoise waters are just the beginning...
This vacation-worthy region abounds with resplendent resorts. Of course, some stand out above the rest. So, to take the guesswork out of planning, we’ve rounded up seven spectacular Caribbean resorts that are perfect for your next getaway.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort. | Bahamas
Few resorts have the cache or glamorous legacy of The Ocean Club, immortalized in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. Today, manicured gardens and an attentive staff continue to lure elite travelers. And we’d be remiss not to mention Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune. Bonus: Delta recently launched daily direct flights between JFK and Nassau, which means getting to this tropical paradise has never easier.
Jumby Bay Island. | Antigua
The Oetker Collection has a stellar reputation, and Jumby Bay Island certainly doesn’t disappoint. Perennially lauded among the best resorts in the world, this exclusive Eden is renowned for its immaculate facilities, gourmet cuisine, and unforgettable adventures—whether it’s private yacht excursions or swimming with hawksbill sea turtles. Folks in search of laid-back Caribbean vibes will certainly find ‘em amidst frozen rum cocktails and leisurely bike rides.
Amanyara. | Turks and Caicos
While many visitors make a beeline to Grace Bay, there’s so much beauty beyond this famous stretch of sand. Amanyara promises luxury, solitude, and exceptional service. Pairs can hunker down in open-air pavilions, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, free-standing bathtubs, and timber decks. Some even have private infinity pools. Planning a group trip or buddymoon? Consider the grand villas, which range from three to six bedrooms.
Port Ferdinand. | Barbados
Port Ferdinand is a slice of bliss in Barbados. Our perfect afternoon? Sipping a glass of bubbly and staring at the glittering marina in all its glory. OK, a trip to the spa sounds pretty great too. Prefer more active pursuits? There are plenty of water sports like stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling. For adults-only fun, reserve a VIP cabana at Nikki Beach.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. | Grand Cayman
Perched on the incomparable Seven Mile Beach—the crown jewel of Grand Cayman—this Kimpton enclave is sleek and contemporary with a scenic backdrop that can’t be ignored. Basically, everywhere you turn, it’s going to beautiful. Vacationers can take advantage of complementary sailing and kayaking. There’s also a sparking pool with sun loungers and swaying palms. Plus, who can resist happy hour with free wine?
Mandarin Oriental, Canouan. | St. Vincent & Grenadines
Mandarin Oriental’s first Caribbean outpost resides on Canouan. With its pristine beaches, a state-of-the-art marina, and 18-hole golf course, it’s no wonder this idyllic island draws comparisons to St. Barts. The property itself has garnered praise from guests, who rave about the warm hospitality and well-appointed rooms. The spa is another selling point. Want to up the romance? Book a couples massage in one of the hillside treatment suites.
Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa. | St. Barts
On October 28, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa reopened to the delight of snow birds everywhere. True to form, the seaside setting and posh perks (ahem, Hermès toiletries) remain gleefully unchanged. The award-winning retreat also debuted a bunch of exciting new stuff—notably two oceanfront villas and rooftop bar with panoramic views of Grand Cul-de-Sac plus pampering wellness amenities, including a sauna and hammam.