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Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:53 pm

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?
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:57 pm

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
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:13 pm

Cocobay in Antigua, and there are 2 great hotels on Barbuda that look fantastic-but haven't had a chance to visit yet.
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:43 pm

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

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:44 pm

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.
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:49 pm

thanks very much for these... I shall have to check out costs!
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:36 am

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.
 
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:19 am

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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Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:20 am

By the way, the Windjammer Landing Hotel's website is here.
 
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:49 am

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.

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:19 am

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!

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:05 am

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

http://www.lasamanna.com/
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:43 am

Hotel Nacional  Cool
Located in Havana, Cuba.

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


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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:46 am

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 

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:57 am

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
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:15 am

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

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:20 am

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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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:32 pm

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.
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Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:43 pm

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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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:03 am

In Jamaica either one of the Grand Lido Resorts will be my choice. True all inclusive luxury money can buy....
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:35 am

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.
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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:57 am

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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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:05 am

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/

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:09 pm

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.

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:35 am

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

http://www.sandylane.com/

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RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:14 am

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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