The Caribbean Islands have long been resilient. The 30 diverse destinations that make up this idyllic resort paradise have considerable experience in managing disruptions and risks, which has been demonstrated time and time again through hurricanes and other natural disasters. At long last, many of these resorts have re-opened their doors with strict safety guidelines in place and are once again welcoming guests with their renowned red carpet treatment.
Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands
This picturesque hideaway perfect for travelers seeking a serene and socially distanced vacation is accessible only by boat or helicopter. Located on Virgin Gorda in the coveted North Sound region, it’s entirely surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Private villas custom-built into the island’s topography designs meld cutting-edge, modern elements with natural elegance. Nightly villa rates range from $550 to $9,550 per night. Amenities include: a beach club with three pools and a swim-up bar; wellness center with gym and two tennis courts; equipment for kayaking, sailing and snorkeling; Nut House Kids Club; world-class dining options; and two heli-pads. Don’t miss the “Rum Bible” in the Pavilion Restaurant, featuring 52 different rums (a different one for each week of the year) sourced from all over the Caribbean.
Exclusive Resorts, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
An elite vacation club, Exclusive Resorts offers 14 private villas at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The family-friendly, ten-person homes are located in a private gated community on the famed Seven Mile Beach, offering amenities like private plunge pools, fully-equipped chef-grade kitchens, oversized terraces and al fresco dining areas, along with private golf carts to explore the resort’s 20,000-square-foot spa and waterpark.
Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, St. Bart’s
The first Caribbean property for the renowned Barrière Group features 23 luxury rooms comprised of cottages, suites, bungalows and loft accommodations, each with their own terrace and personal plunge pool. Providing the security of enhanced social distancing options, the hotel features elevated wellness experiences such as entirely private Pilates, yoga, aqua biking sessions and outdoor activities like sailing, snorkeling and local excursions (such as visiting the Gustavia fish market with the chef to select provisions for that evening’s dinner). Indulge in Biologique Recherche services at the Diane Barrière Spa or in-room, and dining at Le Fouquet’s (the Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire restaurant made famous in Paris) and Shellona (the popular beachside restaurant serving refreshing, Caribbean-infused bites).
Club Med Cancún, Cancún, Mexico
Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive resort concept, offers guests exclusive access to the only resort in Cancún with three private beachfront spaces. Book a stay in the recently expanded Aguamarina family oasis area, featuring 120 oceanfront family rooms, exhilarating water games at the dedicated family pool, and a fun-filled agenda of weekly outdoor activities for families to bond and create memories as part of the new Amazing Family programming. For added R&R, indulge in private oceanfront massages on the beach or enjoy a variety of refined, locally inspired cuisine.
Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos
Nestled into the pristine Grace Bay Beach, this newly redesigned adults-only and all-inclusive resort offers a romantic getaway with freshly renovated deluxe oceanfront guestrooms with private balconies, an enhanced wellness area, new wine cellar with premium spirits and an unlimited variety of land and water activities like sailing and snorkeling.
Altamer Resort, Anguilla
Altamer is a serene slice of paradise where you’ll find amenities exclusive to the world’s most luxurious resorts, provided in the comfort of your own private villa. Your booking at Altamer comes with your own personal butler, daily housekeeping and bespoke laundry services. Your personal butler can arrange an extensive list of concierge services including (but not limited to) a private chef and in-suite or ocean front massages.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia
The property offers a private way to travel to St. Lucia through a partnership with XO Private Jet Travel. In the comfort of one of the sought-after Villas overlooking the views of the famed UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val des Pitons, experience a privatized festive season. Take in unmatched beachfront location and privately enjoy the following activities- along with any private in-room dining experience. The Festival of Lights (December 27) is a visual sensation is based on the traditional St. Lucian Festival of Lights. As the sun goes down, the lanterns will be set afloat in a ceremonial style as guests enjoy canapes and Rum Punch on the beach.