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The Caribbean exists in many of our mind’s eyes as a homogenous tropical idyll. Sunshine, palm-fringed coral sand coves, reefs rife with life and colour, the odd historic fort, luxurious honeymoon resorts and hotels, and maybe a sugar plantation? And the best places to stay in the Caribbean? Saying that there’s a lot of choice when it comes to hotels and resorts would be an understatement, but the best hotels in the Caribbean for you are the ones that tick your boxes, and The Hotel Guru is here to help you work out what boxes you want ticked, and then to match up you up to your perfect island or property.

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Where to Stay in the Caribbean? Which Island idyll?

Almost everywhere you go in the Caribbean you’ll find picture-perfect beaches, turquoise waters and a range of hotel options running through from fairly basic to fit-for-a-king. But broadly:

Don't forget that the best places to stay in the Caribbean will be extremely busy during the peak holiday season, which is broadly between December and April, so if you plan to visit during this period book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in the Caribbean

For a complete Escape

  • Dominica’s Secret Bay is a Robinson Crusoe style paradise, featuring secluded bungalows with a private pool on the balcony, a fully stocked kitchen and personal chef. Dive, snorkel, read, swim, smell the tropical plants that surround you, and relax.
  • An escape doesn’t necessarily have to be small, we think the 60 room Sugar Ridge on Antigua qualifies for the list because it’s so tucked away — on a hillside above Jolly Beach. This is a luxurious escape, one with an Aveda concept spa and a fantastic restaurant perfectly positioned for glorious sunset displays.
  • If you want to escape modern life, Anse Chastanet in Soufriere, St. Lucia might be your solution: this is the Caribbean before the internet and air-conditioning. Its 49 rooms are large and cool, with wooden shutters and big terraces. There’s no technology in the room, and you’re in a secluded spot with direct beach access and complimentary use of their extensive watersports facilities. There are five restaurants, so you never need leave.

The Caribbean’s Best Honeymoon Hotels

  • For the full Caribbean honeymoon experience you need your own private hot tub, a private beach, enormous bathrooms and acres of your own jungle to hide away in. GeeJam, in Portland Jamaica, offers all this, plus a spa and gym and a superb Caribbean fusion restaurant.
  • Point Grace in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is a classic honeymoon spot, a collection of beautiful, white buildings with 28 stunning rooms and suites, each with their own private balcony. There’s a huge pool, a Thalasso spa, two fabulous restaurants and direct beach access.
  • Hermitage Bay in Antigua, is another property to grace the pages of many a Wedding Planner’s portfolio. It’s classic Caribbean: 30 stunning suites with outdoor rain showers, day beds, infinity pools, plus direct beach access, a spa and gym, and cookery lessons laid on.

For a beach break

  • Baoase in Willemstad, Curaçao is a luxurious beach resort. We like this hotel because of the choice of rooms, suites or private, colonial-style villas, but there are still fewer than 30 rooms, keeping the beach quiet, and allowing you to enjoy the beach bar and restaurant, and all the facilities with little competition.
  • The Tamarind Reef Resort on Christiansted in the US Virgin Islands offers the classic Caribbean beach experience, with beautiful tropical gardens, beach cabanas, a huge pool and fun beach bar. Plus it has two excellent restaurants and a tennis court. It’s great for sailors too.
  • If you’re looking for a peaceful bit of beach to call your own, consider Idle Awhile on Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. It's a 14 room beachfront hotel with a carefree feel you don’t always find in the big beach resorts. There’s a bar and restaurant right on the beach and its rooms are large and colourful with gorgeous bathrooms and wooden shutters.

For romance

  • If you think it would be romantic to have a private, candle-lit supper on the beach then Little Cayman’s Southern Cross Club is for you. In addition to your romantic evening meal you’ll stay in one of 14 cottages or suites right on the beach. This is the kind of place where they’ll fix you up with lots of fantastic activities, or you can just do nothing at all.
  • The House in St. James, Barbados, is an elegant, 34 room, adults-only hotel — the perfect place for peace and privacy. With direct beach access, a luxurious spa, a well-regarded Italian restaurant, and a beautiful pool and terrace, this is a wonderfully romantic escape from daily life.

The Caribbean’s Best Family Hotels

  • St. Martin’s Hotel La Plantation is a great place to start looking for family accommodation in the Caribbean: its collection of 52 rooms, suites and two bedroom villas offer plenty of flexibility in terms of both price and size, plus there’s a large pool, direct access to the beach and a choice of restaurants.
  • The Balcones Del Atlantico on Las Terrenas Beach in the Dominican Republic, is a collection of 35 two and three bedroom villas, all with their own kitchens and verandahs. The villas are arranged with privacy in mind, but there’s an enormous pool, great kid’s facilities and all the mod. cons..
  • If you’re looking for a property with a great kid’s club consider Windjammer in St Lucia’s Gros Islet. It’s big, with 330 rooms, suites and villas, and it’s right on the beach. There’s plenty to do and plenty of choice when it comes to eating and drinking.

For Divers

  • Small Hope Bay is a collection of 21 ocean-front cottages on Andros Island in the Bahamas. All have private patios and ocean views across the beach. There’s an expansive menu and a sociable bar, and this hotel is renowned amongst divers, with guided trips, numerous spots nearby and plenty of challenges for experienced divers.
  • At the Bohio Dive Resort in Cockburn Town in the Turks and Caicos, the diving facilities are so important that they’ve put it in the name. There’s a dive school attached to the hotel, and the location is excellent for both diving and snorkelling.
  • The Big Game Club on North Bimini in the Bahamas is close to the excellent dive sites of Cat Cay, as well as to Bimini’s own reef. This is a five star resort so the facilities are excellent, plus there’s lots to do for kids if you’re here as a diving family.

For great Value

  • If you like the idea of sophisticated interiors at an affordable price point consider Mary’s Boon on St. Martin, which is right on the beach. Here the 36 rooms and suites have four-poster beds, colourful walls and sea-facing patios. The restaurant is good and there’s a small spa.
  • Our second pick is in Ocho Rios, Jamaica: the Hibiscus Lodge, a 26 room hotel right on the edge of a cliff. As well as great views the Lodge has tropical gardens, a pool and a popular restaurant. And you’re minutes from the centre of Ocho Rios.
  • The Coco Palm in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, is a larger property, with the sort of facilities you’d expect from a hotel with a hundred rooms. The decor, which includes mahogany sleigh beds and baths with claw-feet, gives a feeing of elegance, which goes well with the French Colonial building. The restaurant has a Caribbean menu.

Prefer an Apartment or Villa?

  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner, booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Based solely on the weather the best time of year to visit the Caribbean is probably between December and April, and that’s because that’s when most of us are having our coldest, wettest months, and the Caribbean is having its coolest and least humid. Hurricanes are a serious threat, so have a look at each particular island you’re considering, you’ll find the hurricane season information there.
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See all » 44 hôtels in Bahamas

  • Bell Channel Inn Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas 32 rooms from £77

    Active Holiday  -  Extensive scuba dive packages available from in-house dive shop, as well as fishing, kayaking and snorkelling
    Fishing  -  Fishing trips from hotel; cook the catch in hotel afterwards
    Diving  -  Full dive shop within hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Charming hotel on the beach on Grand Bahama Island. Simple rooms have balconies, tiled floors and some with small kitchenettes. Outdoor pool, garden and dive shop. Good seafood menu and buzzing bar with live music. For location and amenities, ideal for those wanting to learn or improve diving. See More

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  • Greenwood Beach Resort Bahamas 18 rooms from £101

    Hideaway  -  8 miles of almost empty beach on the doorstep, low key atmosphere, hammocks and pool to cool off
    Diving  -  More than twelve miles of unlimited wall diving sites along the southern coast alone
    Sights nearby  -  Port Howe and Bains Town, only 10 to 30 minutes away from the resort
    Kayaking  -  Complimentary hotel kayaks
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Pretty, colourful beachfront hotel. Rooms are spread across the gardens, and interiors are decorated with white washed walls, bamboo furniture and patios. Outdoor pool, direct beach access. Restaurant serving local cuisine and beach front bar. Secluded, idyllic and great for divers. See More

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  • White Sands Negril 45 rooms from £52

    Total relaxation  -  The place to do very little; sleep late, hit the beach, relax by the pool and head to the bar for ocean-front sundowner
    Beach Life  -  Direct access to Negril's famous white-sand 7 Mile Beach. Enjoy meals and relaxation with prime ocean views
    Value chic  -  Unbelieveable value for this slice of prime beach real estate with resort facilities and amenities
    Restaurant  -  Located on the beach, 957 Bar & Grill offers reassuring home-style cooking in a relaxed setting; food is available all day
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    Charming family-owned beach-front resort. Fresh and cosy white-washed rooms, suites and apartments with outdoor space are spread over gardens and lead to a beach bar and grill with sunset views. Some come with kitchenettes for longer stays. Offers a great-value holiday in paradise. See More

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  • Lashings St Elizabeth, Jamaica 29 rooms from £59

    Beach Life  -  It's 10 min walk to the nearest beach. There's a shuttle to the property's beach club on Calabash Beach with bar and restaurant
    Value chic  -  Great value for money; it's hard to believe a sea-facing property with atmosphere and facilities can be this affordable
    Restaurant  -  Laid-back all-day Tree-top Bar & Restaurant serves classic holiday food; think jerk chicken, salads, sandwiches and burgers
    Sights nearby  -  On cloudy days take a day trip into Kingston to visit the Bob Marley museum
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    Popular hillside property with a happening bar, restaurant and nearby beach club. Quirky rooms and terraces decorated with rattan furniture, local artwork and reclaimed wood boast impressive ocean views, as does the large infinity pool. Rustic cool; the place to stay for party-lovers on a budget. See More

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See all » 27 hôtels in Turks and Caicos

  • Salt Raker Inn Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos 26 rooms from £82

    Value chic
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Diving  -  Three dive operators all within walking distance. Packages can be arranged
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of the Old Town
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    An excellent value inn in the heart of the old town and just a few moments from the beach and diving centres. Lovely rooms and suites, simply decorated, but chic in style with white washed walls and balconies onto the garden. Lovely little restaurant with verandah. Excellent value and laid back. See More

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  • Osprey Beach Hotel Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 37 rooms from £98

    Scuba course  -  Blue Water Divers, a PADI 5 Star dive facility, is located on the hotel property.
    Romantic Break
    Restaurant  -  Poolside dining with spectacular ocean views and daily changing menus
    Diving  -  Dive packages available
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    One of the chicest spots in Grand Turk for anyone on a budget. Rooms and suites are beautiful with private balconies, four poster beds, and creamy furnishings. Access to the beach through the garden, walking distance to all the attractions, daily changing menus for poolside dining. Value bliss! See More

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See all » 26 hôtels in Puerto Rico

  • Hotel Belgica Puerto Rico 20 rooms from £70

    City Style  -  Just minutes from the city's hot spots, and with charming sunny terraces, an ideal spot
    Sights nearby  -  Catedral Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe; Parque de Bombas
    Great walks  -  To Paseo Tablado La Guancha (La Guancha Boardwalk)
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Family owned, charming city B&B in the heart of Ponce's historic district. Elegant rooms have tiled floors and wrought iron furniture, some with balconies. Excellent location and value. See More

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  • Parador Villa Parguera Puerto Rico 74 rooms from £75

    Beach Life  -  Ground floor rooms open onto the beach, and plenty of water sports available, as well as the lovely Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
    Sights nearby  -  Playa Sucia and Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
    Fishing  -  Nearby Puerto Real fishing village
    Diving  -  With West Divers
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    Friendly beach side hotel. Rooms have sea-facing balconies, colourful prints and bamboo furniture. Outdoor pool, terrace, direct beach access. Laid back international cuisine in restaurant, outside bar. Relaxed, and a lovely choice for a great value seaside weekend. See More

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See all » 26 hôtels in Dominican Republic

  • Casa Sanchez by The Oxo House Santo Domingo 16 rooms from £68

    Local exploring  -  Fantastic location from which to explore Santo Dominigo's crumbling colonial old town - everything is walkable
    Romantic Break  -  Quiet grown-up feel makes this perfectly suited to couples looking both to explore & relax
    Swimming Pool  -  Return to romantic courtyard swimming pool for a refreshing dip after days out sightseeing
    Hot Tub  -  Rooftop garden with lawn & hot tub is a fantastic spot to spend sunny afternoons
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    Quaint boutique hotel set within a historic colonial villa in central Santo Domingo. The atmospheric inner courtyard boasts a swimming pool, while a rooftop offers a hot tub with a view. Decor ranges from vintage charm to contemporary across well-appointed rooms & public areas. Unbeatable value. See More

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  • Mahona Boutique Hotel Samaná, Dominican Republic 10 rooms from £69

    Groups  -  The two & three-bedroom villas with private pools offer ideal set-ups for friends or couples travelling together
    Value chic  -  Combining both style & comfort, it's hard to find a better value property in the area
    Beach nearby  -  Fab location; it's less than 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach
    Sights nearby  -  Las Terrenas is known for its incredible white sand beaches; don't miss Playa El Portillo, Punta Bonita & Playa Las Terrenas
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    Pretty boutique B&B located in the charming seaside village of Las Terrenas. Channelling a Balinese vibe, light & airy rooms combine blonde woods, ornate carving & romantic four-poster beds draped in netting - each faces the verdant gardens & come with private terraces. Perfect base for exploring. See More

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See all » 24 hôtels in Antigua

  • Anchorage Inn St Johns, Antigua 40 rooms from £90

    Families  -  Family-run hotel, and family friendly ambience with low key restaurants, and close to island's best beaches
    Restaurant  -  Mainly serving breakfast and light snacks
    Local markets  -  St John's is five minutes drive away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    Relaxed family-run hotel just two minutes drive from some of Antigua's best beaches. Large rooms have colourful fabrics and balconies. Outdoor pool and spa treatments available. Breakfast is served in the sunny gardens. Casual, friendly, pretty and perfect for those on a budget. See More

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  • Dickenson Bay Cottages St Johns, Antigua 14 rooms from £96

    Families  -  Villas with small kitchens are ideal family size, plenty of activities for all
    Sailing  -  Boat available to explore other neighbouring islands, including our sister island of Barbuda, Montserrat, Bird Island
    Local markets  -  St John's market is nearby
    Sights nearby  -  Just outside St John's
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Pleasant self-catering villas near the St Johns. The rooms are spacious and filled with tropical prints, bamboo furniture and living areas. Outdoor pool, fragrant gardens and spa treatments available. Family friendly and laid back. See More

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See all » 23 hôtels in St Lucia

  • Coco Palm Rodney Bay Village, St Lucia 103 rooms from £129

    Active Holiday  -  The hotel has an excellent menu of tours and activities which are thoughtful and interesting
    Families  -  Elegant family suites with adjoining bedrooms easily sleep 2 adults and 2 children
    Restaurant  -  There are two restaurants. One for Creole cuisine and the other for all meals which is more international
    Birdwatching  -  Hike with our experienced Nature Interpreters and watch for endemics like the St. Lucia Parrot and Oriole
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Elegant hotel in French colonial style building. The rooms are spacious and filled with mahogany furniture, sleigh beds and with claw-foot baths. Outdoor pool, gardens, spa and gym. Some rooms are swim up from the pool. Great Caribbean menu and lively bar. Charming, pretty and good value. See More

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  • Marigot Palms St Lucia 6 rooms from £140

    Value chic  -  With incredibly friendly service, ideal location & spacious apartments, the property is very competitively priced
    Local exploring  -  It's five minutes walk to everything; the beach, bars & restaurants, shops and watersports
    Views  -  Pretty views from almost every part of the property look out over Marigot Bay and the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the island's Botanical garden, Sulphur springs, Latille waterfall & Mineral baths
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    Inviting suites, studios & apartments on a hillside overlooking quaint Marigot Bay. Located around a sea-facing pool, contemporary & spacious self-catered apartments with vast terraces feel like home; breakfast can be included. Return from exploring & relax in lush gardens. A great-value base. See More

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