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Best Hotel In Caribbean?  
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8609 times:

hi team

wanted your view on best hotel in caribbean in your experience.... Sandy Lane is prob out of my price range, though  Wink

any ideas?


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8602 times:

Cotton House, Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Petit Saint Vincent, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Sandcastle, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands (not super deluxe, but very gorgeous and completely inaccessible).

There's also one whose name escapes me, on a little island near West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands


User currently offlineAT502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 8594 times:

Cocobay in Antigua, and there are 2 great hotels on Barbuda that look fantastic-but haven't had a chance to visit yet.


I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 8584 times:

Caneel Bay in St. John USVI is supposed to be amazing. Never got the chance to stay there. The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas is supposed to be amazing also. Who cares that much abotu the hotels....give me the beachhhhhhhhhh

-AA777


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 8583 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (reply 1):
There's also one whose name escapes me, on a little island near West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands


I think it might be Peter Island.


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 8583 times:

thanks very much for these... I shall have to check out costs!


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8569 times:

Windjammer Landing Hotel, St Lucia.

I didn't stay here but my brother did, and I visited him whilst we were ther (I stayed at a different hotel). It is a little off the beaten track but the facilities are excellent. You could literally get everything you need/want there. If you didn't want to you could spend all your time there without leaving.

The taxi into Rodney Bay (which is where I stayed) costs about EC$13, which is about £3.

I stayed at the Coco Kreole, which is a very small (but being expanded for the Cricket world cup), but it isn't too small. All the staff know you on a personal basis, even the cleaners. http://www.cocokreole.com/ is the web address for it. It is perfectly situated (near the beach...restaurants are in a 3 minute walk) and the rooms are standard.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8563 times:

The Four Seasons Nevis and the new Raffles Resort Canouan Island are both very deluxe (haven't been to the latter, but it looks quite nice). A bit more rustic, but still luxurious, is Ladera in St. Lucia. The rooms are all set on a hillside and are open on one side, with spectacular views of the Pitons and the sea. Definitely a unique experience, if you don't mind the occasional lizard. Check out http://www.ladera.com/


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User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8559 times:

By the way, the Windjammer Landing Hotel's website is here.

User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8551 times:

The Kings Beach Hotel just up the coast from Mullins Bay on the West coast of Barbados was great - but that was nearly 5 years ago.

Wherever you go just enjoy!

 Smile Mike



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8540 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (reply 4):
I think it might be Peter Island.


Quoting JGPH1A (reply 1):
Sandcastle, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands (not super deluxe, but very gorgeous and completely inaccessible).


BVIs are sensational! Although the best way to see them is by yacht, we had a family holiday a few years back doing this and it allows you to see all the other parts of the islands. The sailing is very easy, although Anegada can prove too much for the novices! Fortunately my Dad sailed otherwise you can hire a crew. The key thing is to make sure you get the biggest yacht you can afford. A 38ft for four people would be a little cosy, we got a 54' and it was very comfortable. A mini bonus is that you get to land at SXM on the Liat hopper round from ANU although when we did it we left late and landed in the dark!

JvD though....wow.That place is incredible! Take a visit to the Soggy Dollar Bar where you should swim ashore buy yourself a cocktail and then they hang your money out to dry! The other really lovely place was Sandy Spit on the east side of JvD. A small island made of not much more than sand surrounded by deep crystal clear water.

My suggestion is to head for the FS on Nevis, very quiet and doesn't attract all the celebrities or have bling status of the Sandy Lane. Also it appears the Chavibbean hasn't spread up much to the Leewards.

If you are feeling flush you could always hire out Necker Island!

[Edited 2005-03-03 18:24:58]


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20679 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8528 times:

Mmmmm ... La Samanna, St. Martin. A bit of a drive from SXM, but worth it.  Smile

http://www.lasamanna.com/



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8519 times:

Hotel Nacional  Cool
Located in Havana, Cuba.

http://www.hotelnacionaldecuba.com/en/home.asp





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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8515 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (reply 11):
Mmmmm ... La Samanna, St. Martin. A bit of a drive from SXM, but worth it.

http://www.lasamanna.com/


150% Agree with that one! That was the only holiday at a hotel where I could honestly say that everything went perfect!

I wanna go back!  hissyfit 

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8509 times:

Looking at my Winter 2005 Apple Vacations brochure....they give their highest rating.....elite....to the following properties.....

Ritz Carlton.....Grand Cayman

Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort.....Rose Hall, Jamaica

Caneel Bay Resort....St. John, USVI

Ritz-Carlton.....St. Thomas, USVI

Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino....San Juan, PR



Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8497 times:

The Ritz-Carlton San Juan is horrible. Last week, I stayed at the Wyndham El San Juan right which is next to it. The Wyndham might not seem as luxurious as the Ritz but it is a whole lot better. It has an incredible lobby and great restaurants. That Ritz is one of the most boring hotels I've even been to. Almost everyone at the Ritz goes over to the Wyndham at night to have a drink or gamble. All the famous people stay at the El San Juan when they go to Puerto Rico. If you stay there you're bound to see someone famous.

http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/SJUES/main.wnt

R41

[Edited 2005-03-03 22:19:33]

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16878 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8487 times:

The Westin on St.John USVI, stunning setting.

Here's my trip report from last August including pictures of my stay in the US Virgin Islands, first three nights at the Frenchman's Reef Marriott on St.Thomas and three more nights at the Westin on St.John.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/48424



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8444 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (reply 10):
Take a visit to the Soggy Dollar Bar where you should swim ashore buy yourself a cocktail


Mmmmmm - yes ! Try their secret-recipe "Painkiller" - best supped while swinging in a hammock slung between the palm trees - deeply and unreservedly fabulous.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 8422 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (reply 17):
Mmmmmm - yes ! Try their secret-recipe "Painkiller" - best supped while swinging in a hammock slung between the palm trees - deeply and unreservedly fabulous


That was the cocktail I was trying to remember the name of!  thumbsup  I also remember sailing to all the Pusser's bars around the BVIs collecting the stamps so we could get a flag......that was made about 50 miles from where I live!!



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12113 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8414 times:
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In Jamaica either one of the Grand Lido Resorts will be my choice. True all inclusive luxury money can buy....


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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

Marriott Frenchmans Reef in St. Thomas, right on the edge of Charlotte Amaile harbor, 5 dollar each way exclusive water shuttle across the bay to town is awesome, great veiw, awesome staff and very good restaurants and bars.

User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

Here are a few:

The Conquistador in Fajardo, Puerto Rico




The Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Isla Verde)




Hyatt Cerromar in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico







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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8364 times:

Another of my favorites is Harbour Village in Bonaire. That is one amazing place...wonderful diving with a dive shop on the premises. Private beach, and wonderful views! A must for any SCUBA diver!

http://www.harbourvillage.com/

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8352 times:

Concord977:

The Hyatt Cerromar was my all time favorite hotel. So many childhood memories came from that place. Unfortunately the hotel closed a few years ago. I believe it was soon after 9/11 when no one was travelling. I'm pretty sure the river pool is still open for the guests staying at the Hyatt Dorado, but the hotel is closed.

R41


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 8343 times:

Sandy Lane in Barbados is right up there in terms of unparalleled luxury.

http://www.sandylane.com/

If you can afford it...



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User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 722 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8263 times:

I think Round Hill, Jamaica is pretty cool. I have stayed there many times, usually in cottage 4 or 5, or 8. Several friends own cottages there which is great, or I'd never be able to afford to stay there.
Ralph Lauren owns houses there, which are pretty amazing. It is featured in some good books, including Hip Hotels. It is definitely one of the best in the Caribbean.

Check it out...

http://www.roundhilljamaica.com


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