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The Personalities of the Caribbean

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21-Jun-2022 Lou Fox

The Personalities of the Caribbean

A fabulous climate and beautiful tropical beaches...

They all have blinding beaches, turquoise waters and fabulous luxury hotels in common. But the dreamy destinations scattered across the Caribbean Sea are remarkably diverse, each offering a unique allure and its own distinct personality. Which will you visit first?

Anguilla: For Foodie Fanatics

A small island with a big appetite, Anguilla's diverse dining scene makes it paradise for foodies. Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla is home to four fantastic eateries, offering everything from feet-in-the sand beach barbecues (and rum punch) to elevated Caribbean cuisine in sophisticated settings. It also offers the flexibility to dine at some incredible local restaurants, including Blanchard's and the Straw Hat.
Maundays Club at Cap Juluca

Antigua: For Bountiful Beaches

Antigua is home to no less than 365 beaches (one for every day of the year!) and some of the best are found at Blue Waters Resort & Spa. Explore an underwater paradise and meet some of the local sea life which inhabits the Caribbean, take to the waves with a host of complimentary watersports, including kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkelling, or for those in search of relaxation, head to The Spa at Blue Waters for rejuvenating spa treatments. If you've got little ones, they'll love the complimentary Blue Waters Kids' Club, open six days a week to children from 4 to 12 years.
St Johns, Antigua
Rock Cottage

Nevis: For Classic Caribbean Charm

In pint-sized Nevis, intriguing history lies around every corner - from grand colonial manor houses to relics of Lord Horatio Nelson's endeavours. With its own fascinating past, Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a 300-year-old sugar plantation turned fabulous luxury hotel. Don't miss the tasting menus at fine dining restaurant Mill Privée, set in the converted 18th-century sugar mill.
Nevis from a Height
Entrance to Montpelier Plantation

Barbados: For Cosmopolitan Chic

In Barbados, the best of the West Indies (think incredible beaches and vibrant Caribbean culture) meets the cosmopolitan feel of London, with its fabulous restaurants, faultless service and chic boutiques. Epitomising this fusion is Fairmont Royal Pavilion - a luxury bolthole that blends colonial-style architecture with contemporary design, while boasting perhaps the best location on the island, set on half a mile of perfect white sand.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Fairmont Royal Pavilion

St Lucia: For Tropical Treasures

Nowhere does natural treasures quite like St Lucia. We're talking palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests, a drive-in volcano and, of course, the UNESCO-listed Pitons. And the perfect place to stay, Cap Maison offers its own special treasures. Enjoy a tasting at the walk-in wine cellar or head out on a guided hike. Make sure you visit Rock Maison too - a wooden deck where champagne arrives via zipline from atop the cliff.
UNESCO-listed Pitons
Exterior of Cap Masion at Night

Jamaica: For Rhythm and Relaxation

From Bob Marley to jerk chicken, Jamaica is perhaps the most iconic of all the islands. Formerly a pineapple plantation, Round Hill Hotel and Villas is a longstanding Jamaican icon, flaunting chic Ralph Lauren-inspired interiors and a fabulous spa set in a converted plantation house. And since it first opened in 1953, it has played host to some highly distinguished names - including Noel Coward, Errol Flynn and Ian Fleming.
Cove near Kingston
Classic Villa Suite

British Virgin Islands: For Idyllic Isles

Escape the everyday and explore where few others have. This is the British Virgin Islands. Exclusively accessed by boat and complete with a team of over 100 staff, Richard Branson's 75-acre Necker Island takes castaway luxury to the next level. Floating sushi in the pool? Sundowners on your favourite beach? A stroll to see the resident flamingos? Truly anything is possible here.
Granite boulders at Virgin Gorda
The Great House Room 4

Mexico: For Mayan Memories

An almost mystical past. Age-old healing traditions. Some of the world's most delicious cuisine. We're talking about Mexico, of course. If you want to delve into all these things (and many more) the Mexican haçienda -style Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort is the resort for you. We particularly love The Spa & Beauty Salon, where treatments use ancient Mayan techniques, holistic therapies, and soothing healing rituals.
Merida, Mexico
Signature Villa with Private Pool

Grenadines: For Privacy in Paradise

Paradise not only found, but perfected. The inspiring islands of the Grenadines promise pure escapism and matchless luxury. And nowhere is this truer than at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, offering the intimacy of a private island with all the facilities of a top luxury resort - from exceptional dining and a hillside spa to a world-class golf course and truly trendsetting kids' club.
Entrance to Mandarin Oriental Canouan

Speak to the Experts

Did you know Elegant Resorts was founded on a love for the Caribbean over 30 years ago? And while luxury travel looks a little different today, our passion and expertise remains unchanged.
Enhancing your experience, we've got dedicated teams in Barbados and Antigua who know the islands inside out. So, if you need a restaurant recommending, a private yacht chartering or the lowdown on the local beauty spots, they'll be delighted to act as your personal concierge.
On top of that, our Luxury Travel Specialists are constantly jetting off to the Caribbean and Mexico, gaining first-hand knowledge and expert insights so that they can craft the perfect holiday for you. Get in touch with the team today.
Lou   Fox

Lou Fox

Content Executive

Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt to traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.