[dropcap style=”inverted”]W[/dropcap]elcome to the Caribbean Travellerâ€™s Series â€˜Introducing the Caribbeanâ€™ being featured here at The Caribbean Current Magazine. â€˜Introducing the Caribbeanâ€™ is a series focusing on the every need of travellers looking to spend time in the region. This is the seventh post in the series and we are happy to have you. Follow us through the Caribbean by checking out all the other posts in the series.
Whether you wish to dance to rhythms of reggae, salsa and soca or you want to have some drinks garnished with little umbrellas as you watch the sunset from a beautiful white-sand beach. It could be that youâ€™re looking for adventure and mystery or maybe you are simply coming on business, â€˜Introducing the Caribbeanâ€™ is the only guide you will need to have a great time while embracing the uniqueness and character of the vibrant and dynamic region known as the Caribbean.
Come â€“ experience a region with pride in its unique history, stunning landscape and influential culture. Welcome to the Caribbean!
If you are travelling to the Caribbean, you will soon find that the best way to fully explore the real beauty and paradise is surely not by staying at a five-star hotel in a major city. Itâ€™s by exploring the crystal-clear waters, strolling in the powder-soft sands and relaxing in the sumptuous settings of world-class accommodations at any of the high class, all-inclusive resorts. Today, we will be doing a countdown of these Caribbean hot spots that rank among the most luxurious and lavish in the world. From James Bond hideouts to family-friendly retreats, you will find that these luxury properties are worth every penny.
1. Atlantis – Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Doesnâ€™t the name say it all? If not, then the picture will surely seal the deal for you! Rising up majestically from the Caribbean is Atlantis, a resort based on the mythical city that sank without a trace 11,000 years ago.
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Atlantis is located on a small island, Paradise in Nassau Bahamas. Here, you will find a treasure trove of tropical beauty, complete with enticing activities. Visitors can go snorkelling, diving, parasailing, or even jet-skiing.
Not satisfied? Let me introduce the Leap of Faith: a 60-foot drop down a Mayan temple water slide that takes you to 1 of the resort’s most spectacular family attractions — the aquarium.
2. James Bond Hideout – Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ever seen the movie Dr. No? You may or may not be surprised to learn that this movie was shot in Jamaica. James Bond has several ties with the island paradise. Several places are named after the character including the James Bond Beach, Ian Fleming International Airport (named after the writer of the James Bond series) and the wonderful James Bond Hideout.
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If youâ€™re a fan of amazing, luxury getaways, James Bond Hideout will hold special appeal. The estate was once the home of Ian Fleming and is now one of Jamaicaâ€™s unique Island Outpost properties.
James Bond Hideout is especially rare in that the resort is small (but spacious); itâ€™s also quiet and offers a solitary getaway for those who require this kind of special accommodations for romance, privacy or peace of mind. The 15-acre property consists of Fleming’s home, with three bedrooms as well as a media room, kitchen, and its own private pool and beach.
There are also three small villas tucked into the lush gardens each offering complete privacy. Future plans for the addition of more villas as well as a private residential section are afoot.
3. Ritz-Carlton St.Thomas – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
The Ritz is world renowned for high class accommodations. The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is no different. St Thomas is a small island that forms part of the US Virgin Islands, just east of Puerto Rico.
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The Ritz, St. Thomas is well endowed with breath-taking views, combining the wonder and charm of Old World Colonial landmarks with a lush, tropical setting. The resort sits on a 15 acres property, offering the kind of elegance that can only be found in the Caribbean. It’s no wonder this island attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. This year is no different.
4. Curtain Bluff -Â Antigua
Antigua is a small island located in the Lesser Antilles. Curtain Bluff – the islandâ€™s foremost resort offers incomparable accommodations – with beautiful beachfront settings, impeccable service, and a wide range of fun and soothing activities for the entire family. The best part is the resort offers all this with effortless elegance.
Curtain Bluff has a particularly interesting style in that the resort offers family attractions, couples attractions as well as exceptional entertainment packages for singles. Sing and dance to live bands in the lovely alfresco restaurant, relax at the elegant waterfront spa and simply enjoy all the incredible extras on offer.
5.Â Hyatt Regency,Aruba Resort & Casino – Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Do you want a Caribbean vacation that gives an experience sculpted from an infusion of Spanish, Dutch and English influences? Undoubtedly, Aruba is the place for you.
Aruba is a small island, forming part of the Netherlands Antilles in the southern Caribbean, just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. The Hyatt Regency is one of the Caribbean’s premier resorts, offering unbeatable casual elegance and an incredible array of really fun activities. Prepare for fabulous food and an amazing ambience. Like poker? Hit up the casino and enjoy a game or two!
The Caribbean remains ahead of the times with amazing attractions including its world class resorts, spas and hotels. Not only do these attractions offer wonderful accommodations, but varied and fun filled activities that will surely leave you satisfied that it was worth every penny. Which resort will you be staying for your next vacation?
By: Norvan Martin
Read more articles in the series
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Â A Diverâ€™s Paradise
Top 5 snorkelling destinations
The ABC island â€“ The Caribbeanâ€™s hidden treasures
10 must have essentials for a Caribbean vacation
Quell your mind from these Myths
Top 5 Caribbean Cruises