The Caribbean is the perfect place for a getaway for North Americans. Within a few hours, visitors can be sinking their feet into the white sand beaches of Jamaica, the Bahamas, or Dominican Republic. To plan your next break, here is a guide to the best five boutique hotels in the Caribbean.
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The Caves Hotel: Jamaica
The Caves Hotel is an all-inclusive adults-only resort on Negril’s coast. Dine in an ocean side gazebo or help yourself to drinks at the 24-hour self-service bar. The hotel also has an outdoor spa, jacuzzi, and saltwater swimming pool. Rates for guest rooms begin at $660US per night, so this hotel is definitely for travellers wanting to splurge on accommodation in Jamaica. The Caves Hotel is also close to Negril’s many amazing beaches, if you can ever tear yourself away from the beautiful resort.
Breezes Resort: Bahamas
For an all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas, check out Breezes Resort. Choose from four restaurants and four bars, plus three pools and a private beach. There are many activities to enjoy including windsurfing, kayaking, volleyball, tennis, rock climbing, and flying trapeze. Active guests will enjoy the resort’s closeness to jogging trails. The Nassau resort is close to the city’s Botanical Gardens, Cable Beach Golf Club, Lake Killarney, and Parliament Street for souvenir shopping.
Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa: Jamaica
Located on Negril’s popular Seven Mile Beach, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is perfect for honeymooners. The 222 rooms include plasma televisions, four-poster king-sized beds, mahogany furniture, and in-room bars. Choose the all-inclusive package and enjoy unlimited dining at the resort’s seven restaurants and five bars. There are three pools onsite and an exclusive spa, plus many water sports activities. For its commitment to sustainability, the resort has EarthCheck Double Platinum Certification.
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Barceló Punta Cana: Dominican Republic
For a budget inclusive option in the Dominican Republic, have a look at Barceló Punta Cana. Rates begin at $162US per night, which includes all meals and access to the resort’s many facilities. Each of the 798 guest rooms have balconies, refrigerators, iPod radios, and Wi-Fi access. The resort is fortunately located on Bávaro Beach, but there are also two pools for you to enjoy. Additional amenities include a full-service spa, theatre, casino, and nightclub. Six restaurants serve up Mexican, French, Dominican, Japanese and Italian cuisine. You may never want to leave this inclusive resort.
Secrets St. James Montego Bay: Jamaica
For a more affordable stay in Jamaica, check out Secrets St. James Montego Bay. Oceanfront rooms begin at $200US per night and include British colonial decor, furnished balconies, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary mini-bar that is restocked daily. Room service is available 24 hours a day, but there are also seven restaurants and nine bars onsite. To keep fit, participate in yoga or aerobic classes, run along the trails, or hit the ball on the tennis courts. The best part of the resort may be its private white sand beach.
The best boutique hotels in the Caribbean range from luxurious to budget accommodation, but all of these stays have all-inclusive options.
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