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Exquisite boutique hotels in the Caribbean
A boutique hotel in the Caribbean is perfect for those desiring an exclusive, intimate holiday in the sun. Nestled in unspoilt, secluded parts of the region, the hotel representation company Essential Details’ exquisite boutique hotels truly embody the ideal of staying somewhere unique and personal. From one-of-a-kind food experiences and faraway beaches, to unique activities and private islands, these are some of the best boutique hotels for something a little extra special.
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa
Savvy travellers don’t want to stay in bland, hotel chains where all the hotels look the same no matter where they are located, they want resorts that reflect the individuality of the destination and offer something unique. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa offers individuality in abundance, from its pretty location in a sugary sand bay, to its luxurious Estate Homes perfect for an extraordinary stay.
Having recently undergone a huge renovation, this 5* family owned hotel offers a little slice of heaven along the coast of Grenada – but the hotel’s biggest draw of all is its impeccable dining. Many will have heard of Gary Rhodes - a Michelin Star chef renowned for his incredible British cuisine - and Calabash’s wonderful Rhodes Restaurant is the chef’s only restaurant outside of the UK, producing menus using the best island produce to create top quality dishes. With al fresco seating underneath a White Thumbergia covered canopy, this is a truly romantic spot where you can listen to the waves and tuck in to the likes of butter glazed shrimp, pan seared snapper fillet, and curry braised lamb. You could even enjoy a fresh breakfast on your private terrace, overlooking the lush gardens that roll onto the sparkling sand beach.
Hop on a boat and escape to the beautiful Young Island, an escapist boutique hotel nestled on a private island of the same name in the Grenadines. This is certainly barefoot luxury at its finest, where icing sugar sands meet luscious forest-clad hillsides, and charming cottages are dotted amongst the unspoilt wilderness. Surrounded by topaz waters, you’ll feel incredibly secluded on this gorgeous island, yet still only a short boat ride away from the exciting restaurants and shops at St Vincent. Whether you’re snorkelling in the crystal clear reefs or dining al fresco by the water’s edge, Young Island provides a romantic ambience. For something totally out of the ordinary, the hotel offers a sailaway package where you can spend a few amazing nights cruising on their private catamaran. What a way to experience the Caribbean.
Bequia Beach Hotel
Grenadines’ stunning islands are also home to another stand-out boutique hotel: Bequia Beach. Built from scratch by entrepreneur Bengt Mortstedt, this idyllic hotel is inspired by his countless travels, using his best hotel experiences to create a hotel nothing short of spectacular. Over the years, the hotel has conjured a fantastic group of repeat visitors, regularly enticed by the powdery sand of Friendship Beach and al fresco beachside dining. Blending elegant 1950’s style décor with local Caribbean touches, this is a beautiful oasis with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a fascinating history.
Privacy and relaxation is paramount at the all-inclusive East Winds hotel. Whether you’re lazing by the shrubbery-shrouded pool, rejuvenating in your cottage hideaway, or tucking into fresh seafood right by the grand piano at Flamboyant Restaurant, there’s no doubt you’ll have a tranquil stay here. Great cuisine is at the forefront of many people’s minds when it comes to a holiday to remember, and East Winds’ sumptuous four-course menus are brimming with delicious international dishes and local specialities to choose from. Located on one of St Lucia’s striking sheltered bays, East Winds just oozes that exclusive vibe boutique hotels have become well known for.
The best of both worlds
Why only stay at one of these incredible boutique hotels, when you can discover two? A multi-centre combining East Winds and Bequia Beach is a remarkable way to explore both the remote white sands of the Grenadines, and the romantic ambience of St Lucia.