The Best Resorts in the Caribbean
Vacationers far and wide have traveled the earth in search of ultimate luxury. Some find only a glimmer of this refined living and sustained indulgence of comforts; others find their search for luxury is the proverbial mirage in the desert. To those who want to always know where luxury resides, it has taken up permanent residence in the resorts of the Caribbean.

And how could it not? With the abundance of white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters that sparkle under the hot Caribbean sun, lush tropical scenery and staff that treat vacationers like royalty, it’s no wonder why luxury has chosen to align itself with the Caribbean.

Luxury and the Caribbean are a perfect fit. No matter which Caribbean island is visited, vacationers are sure to find world-class service and amenities; everything needed to live in ultimate comfort and serenity. Below are the best of the best when it comes to ultimate luxury in the Caribbean:

The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas

This Caribbean luxury resort resting on the island of Bahamas is based on the mythical city of Atlantis that sunk in the bottom of the sea, and the mythology is incorporated in the making of the resort. The Atlantis comes equipped with fantasy underwater attractions; 15 underwater chambers, an aquarium where guests can view sharks, jellyfish and an array of aquatic and marine life.

The Atlantic Resort boasts 2300 rooms each with a view of the ocean. Many guests flock here every year to experience service like no other. Suites feature the latest in technology and opulence and the spacious layout of each suite makes the cost well worth it. Rooms at The Atlantis range between US$420 to US$2,693 per night.

Dining at the Atlantis Resort offers everything to tantalize your taste buds. Guests can choose from a selection of food that ranges from gourmet delights offered by Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill or the best eatery from renowned restaurant, Nobu, to an express food service. The Caribbean luxury resort has 22 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges and serves casual food as well as buffet style food.

For a little fun in the sun, this Caribbean luxury resort has two white sand beaches: Paradise Beach and Paradise Lagoon beach. Guests can also enjoy swimming, parasailing, snorkeling, gambling or hitting the Mandara spa for a little relaxation on their Caribbean luxury vacation.

Four Seasons, Nevis

The accolade of a five diamond rating doesn’t come easy. The highest rating the AAA gives for resorts has been achieved by The Four Seasons on the beautiful island of Nevis. Guests to this Caribbean luxury resort are personally greeted by staff and escorted to their rooms upon arriving. Once in their rooms a spacious paradise greets them. Equipped with high tech gadgets and a decor that reflects European charm with flair of Caribbean elegance, each room comes with a view of the ocean or the mountains and starts at US$695 per night.

There is an award-winning spa, white sand beaches, and many water activities. This 196 room Caribbean luxury retreat boasts an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding on the beach, and succulent Caribbean dishes to die for.

Parrot Cay Resort and Spa, Turks and Caicos

This little slice of heaven is a sanctuary for vacationers who value their privacy. Known for its seclusion, this Caribbean luxury resort has played host to many VIPs and celebrities such as Demi Moore, Bruce Willis and Paul McCartney, and even to pirates who once used its seclusion as a hideout in the 17th century.

With three miles of white sand beach, Parrot Cay is perfect for basking in the sun, swimming and doing whatever you want. Everything you need to make your Caribbean luxury vacation a treasured experience.

There are 38 places of accommodation at Parrot Cay, from one to three bedrooms villas that can go to as much as US$10,000 per night, rooms starting at US$315 per night, beach house properties (US$1,800) or one bedroom suites starting at US$900 per night.

Enjoy fine dining at the Como Shambhala retreat where guests can also participate in yoga and other therapeutic treatments.

Winner of 2007’s Ultimate Butler Award, Parrot Cay is as much as Caribbean luxury vacation spot as it is a real tourist magnet. With the various activities and resort facilities available, guests never want to leave this secluded beauty. Mark the Parrot Cay Resort on your map whenever you feel like taking a luxury vacation in the Caribbean.

Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Resort, Jamaica

Sitting on 400 acres of perfectly manicured grounds, Half Moon in tourist hotspot Montego Bay is the ideal Caribbean luxury vacation spot. Half Moon boasts 51 swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, six gourmet restaurants, shops, spacious accommodations and the best of Montego Bay’s white sand beaches, so you can rest assured that there will be no shortness of luxury in this Caribbean resort.

Accommodations at Half Moon include 47 guest rooms, 174 suites and 32 villas, each decorated to reflect the architectural history of the island, blending old-world European charm with the bold prints and colors of modern Caribbean decorating. These luxurious accommodations come complete with a view of the garden or ocean and many other luxurious features. Rooms start at US$205 per night and villas start at US$1,175 per night depending on the season and the type of villa in which you choose to vacation.

Ritz Carlton, US Virgin Island

This Caribbean luxury resort found on the island of St. Thomas is east of Puerto Rico and rests on 15 acres of beautifully landscapes lawns. Accommodations at the 180-room Caribbean luxury resort start at US$1800 per night and may come complete with the latest technology, a king- sized or double bed, marble bathroom and even a telescope for stargazing, depending on the type of room you book.

The Caribbean luxury resort features haute cuisine, tennis, golf, sailing, scuba diving and an amazing spa service among countless others. This is definitely a place to visit on your luxury trip to the Caribbean.

Sandy Lane, Barbados

Sandy Lane is the ultimate Caribbean luxury resort found in St. James, Barbados. Resting on 800 acres of a former plantation, the driveway to this Caribbean treasure is often lined with the finest chauffeured cars. Sandy Lane features a state-of-the-art spa that offers hydrotherapy, meditation and yoga.

A non-stop amusement spot, Sandy Lane has myriad activities for adults and children that range from sailing to golfing

There are 112 luxury rooms and suites at the resort, averaging a spacious 900 square feet and boasting a plasma flat screen. A stay at this Caribbean luxury resort is least expensive in the summer with an average of US$1500 per night, but it increases to US$1800 and US$2000 in the fall and winter respectively.

So whenever you want to be treated like royalty in a setting that is a real class act to say the least, the luxury resorts of the Caribbean is where you need to be.

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