Charitable Travel’s luxury expert Lizzi Trimble shares her top recommendations for Caribbean hotels and resorts offering a distinctive take on luxury living...

This is a feature from Issue 7 of Charitable Traveller. Click to read more from this issue.

Jumby Bay Hotel & Resort, Antigua

Lizzi says: “Set on a private island, Jumby Bay is a gem with gorgeous accommodation and activities galore.”
This all-inclusive’s one-bed rooms have plunge pools and its suites have a terrace and pool. There are two- to four- bedroom villas and residences with up to nine bedrooms and a fleet of staff. You’ll find tennis courts, a golf course, spa and kids club, while activities include rum tasting and yoga. Jumby Bay is big on recycling and has a turtle conservation project. Dining ranges from buffets to farm-to-table pop-up dinners. 

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

Lizzi says: “With beautiful suites on the beach, this all-inclusive’s biggest selling point is fine dining at Oliver’s.
This family-owned resort is a cluster of pretty white buildings scattered in the seagrapes at the quiet end of the Grand Anse Beach, but close enough to the action. There’s a tennis court, yoga pavilion, gym, watersports and a spa set around a lovely courtyard. The 64 villa-style suites come with an Alexa and while some open right onto the beach, others are set back with pools.

Bequia Beach Hotel, St Vincent & The Grenadines

Lizzi says: “A vintage resort with suites, cottages and villas. It even has its own yacht for excursions!
Bequia Beach Hotel has 56 rooms spread over 10 acres, mostly suites with large terraces. The décor includes smart wicker furniture and retro 1950s prints. Amenities include a private flight service, watersports and bike hire. There are two pools, a cute spa, a sauna and a gym. Enjoy Caribbean-European dishes and sea views in classy Bagatelle or head to the buzzy Jack’s Beach Bar on nearby Princess Margaret Beach.

East Winds Resort, St Lucia

Lizzi says: “An intimate resort with a private beach and dining that is as sociable as you wish.
Thirty cottage-style suites and a beach house are tucked away amongst lush foliage alive with colourful birds. At this all-inclusive resort you can lounge at the beach,  check into the spa, try complimentary watersports like hobie cat sailing lessons or take a yoga class in the ocean-facing pavilion. You can also eat and drink to your heart’s content – included is a silver service four-course dinner, Champagne on tap and private dining in a thatched cabana.

Jungle Bay, Dominica

Lizzi says: “Luxurious villas with access to wild jungle walks and a glorious spa.
Jungle Bay’s focus is on helping guests enjoy nature as well as top-notch service, enhancing the environment and improving the lives of local communities. Guests stay in pretty stone and wood villas overlooking a marine sanctuary and nestled in tropical forest. The sea-view restaurant serves organic Caribbean cuisine including vegan dishes. Guests can pamper themselves with yoga or treatments in the bamboo spa, relax in the infinity pool or hike to the famous hot pools.

Young Island Resort, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Lizzi says: “Just 29 cottages on a tiny tropical island with stunning white beaches. Don’t miss a swim to the coconut bar in the sea!
This private island resort just off St. Vincent has a barefoot luxury vibe, with cottages dotted along the beach and up the hillside, each coming with rustic wicker furniture, local art and open-air showers. Luxury rooms come with a plunge pool. Guests have access to a spa, pool, tennis courts, kayaks and boats. Dining is on the beach in open-air, thatched roof huts, with local specialities and freshly baked bread.

Jamaica Inn, Jamaica

Lizzi says: “Small, classy, and intimate, this long-established hotel has service so good that they’ll know your name next time you visit.
Join the likes of Marilyn Monroe and check into this historic resort set on private Champagne-hued sands. Veranda suites, beach bungalows, and one- or two-bedroom cottages all have sea views. Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, spa treatments made with local plants, and global cuisine with a Jamaican twist on a starlit terrace. The hotel supports various local causes.

Peter Island Resort & Spa, British Virgin Islands

Lizzi says: “You can sail into this exclusive resort on your yacht, and many do. Don’t miss the beautiful Ayurvedic spa, if you can tear yourself away from the beach.
Set in 1,800 acres, this 55-room private island resort has five beaches. Ocean view rooms have huge balconies; junior suites accommodate four with a Jacuzzi and the palatial villas come with staff. Guests can spend the day cycling, beach-hopping, playing volleyball, basketball or tennis, doing watersports or lazing in the spa or by the pool. Food ranges from fancy Asian to Caribbean at Tradewinds to burgers at Deadman’s Beach Bar.

Golden Rock Inn, Nevis

Lizzi says: “If you like quirky you’ll love this shabby-chic hotel. Enjoy jungle walks on your doorstep or lie by the tranquil pool surrounded by greenery.
This unique resort, owned by artists, is set on an old sugar estate and is bursting with colour, from the tropical foliage that hugs it to the striking décor which contrasts with the stone buildings. There are 11 rooms and cottages, styled with eclectic art and furniture. The Rocks restaurant serves artful Caribbean fusion food while the bar has stand-out cocktails. Tours of the magnificent 40-acre garden are a must.

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Lizzi says: “A tiny, quirky hotel with casually stylish rooms. Famous for its Fish Pot restaurant.
Located in a quiet fishing village, this fresh and breezy beach hotel caters for all with its one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. The clapboard cottages come with garden or sea views and kitchens (you can order groceries). There are two pools and you can use the kayaks or hire Captain Dwayne and his water taxi. The Fish Pot serves modern Caribbean cuisine in a 17th-century fort of coral and stone, with a whitewashed deck looking out to sea.

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This is a feature from Issue 7 of Charitable Traveller. Click to read more from this issue.