Luxury Beach Resorts in the CaribbeanCaribbean Beach Resort
If your idea of ultra-luxury includes lavish accommodations with room to spare for your private pilot, butlers who cater to your every whim, or a studio to record a jam session after you've tanned on a white sand beach, then here are 10 Caribbean hotels for you. They will impress even the most discerning traveler.
1. Musha Cay, Bahamas
If your desktop screensaver is a Caribbean version of Fantasy Island, then Musha Cay, owned by illusionist David Copperfield, is your escape come true. With over 500 acres and 25 sugary white sand beaches trimmed by tropical fauna, the Islands of Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas accommodate just 24 guests in five spectacular beach houses. Each is brimming with rich mahogany furnishings, wraparound decks, exotic antiques, and a private beach. After you sample the array of water activities, relax while your personal chef prepares the catch of the day pulled straight from the sea. You'll feel as if you've vanished into a dream.
2. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
This architectural marvel by owner/designer Nick Troubetzkoy is so mesmerizing that you might retreat to your private sanctuary and not be seen for days. Complete with an iridescent tiled infinity pool and four-poster bed draped in billowing mosquito netting, Jade Mountain's rooms, built into the mountainside, have no fourth wall so you can gaze out at picture-perfect views of the twin peaks of St. Lucia's Pitons. While your major domo butler anticipates every need, you'll be tempted to leave your sanctuary for a private dinner on the Celestial Terrace featuring Jade Mountain Club's mouthwatering organic cuisine.
3. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Richard Branson's home and 74-acre private island paradise, Necker Island, will make you feel like you've jetted off to Bali instead of the British Virgin Islands. If you don't have 30 of your nearest and dearest to rent the entire island, you can still indulge at the resort's newly rebuilt al fresco-style villa, the Great House, or one of the six Bali Houses during select Celebration Weeks. After you've spent the day snorkeling on the colorful coral reefs directly offshore, head to the spa for a pampering massage by one of the on-call spa therapists. Gourmet meals, flowing champagne and breathtaking sunsets included.