02 March 2020
Essential Detail’s represent a stunning portfolio of exquisite boutique-style hotels are perfectly set in some of the most unspoilt locations in the sun-drenched Caribbean. Intimate and privately owned, these breath-taking properties are renowned for their individuality, impeccable service, world-class accommodation and delectable cuisine. Whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, whether it’s a fun-filled family getaway or a romantic couple’s escape, Essential Detail will have a boutique hotel to suit your preferences.
Here are just a few of our favourite hotels, where you can indulge in the magical Caribbean holiday of your dreams.
Idyllically situated on a picture-perfect peninsula, the laidback all-inclusive resort of Curtain Bluff is one of Antigua’s most prestigious hotels. Fringed by the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea on both sides, Curtain Bluff boasts not one but two stunning beaches, each totally different in mood. Surf Beach is the perfect place for playing in the surf or swinging in a hammock to the rhythm of the waves, whilst the calm Bay Beach is ideal for swimming, water sports or basking in the sunshine with a refreshing cocktail in hand. The All-Inclusive offers incredible inclusions, from scuba diving daily and motorised watersports to silver service dining and champagne! The refurbished Tamarind Restaurant serves sumptuous breakfasts and candle-lit dinners, whilst The Seagrape offers barefoot casual lunches and laidback dinners overlooking the ocean. Every room here has a stunning sea view and the hotel has recently completed a $multi-million refurbishment of all the suites on the Bluff. For something extra special, we’d recommend opting for a suite in Curtain Bluff’s Hufford Collection, which all feature private plunge pools.
Occupying a secluded setting on a tranquil stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios, the iconic Jamaica Inn is one of the Caribbean’s top luxury hotels, where you can enjoy impeccable service and indulge in exquisite cuisine. A firm favourite with celebrities both past and present, this intimate, family-owned hideaway offers a choice of romantic suites, cottages and bungalows, all with enchanting views over the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. With no televisions, radios or clocks, you can really switch off and escape from the stresses and strains of daily life. Enjoy meals on your own spacious, open-air veranda, on the beach or at the acclaimed Terrace restaurant, accompanied by gentle sea breezes and uninterrupted views. Complimentary afternoon tea and a selection of light snacks on the cocktail terrace are also included, and there’s a live band on most evenings. For an extra spot of indulgence, make your way to the Ocean Spa, which features a full treatment list drawn from the plants of the island and sourced from local organic farmers.
Offering a truly exceptional all-inclusive holiday experience, East Winds is a friendly and welcoming boutique hotel set in one of Saint Lucia’s most sheltered and picturesque bays. There’s an air of quality and exclusivity here; laidback and informal, yet elegant and very private, this friendly hideaway offers indulgent dining options, a gorgeous sandy beach, a sublime open-air spa pavilion and a full range of activities and exclusive experiences, from guided nature trails and hikes to cooking classes and cocktail making. The open-air beachfront Flamboyant Room serves a gourmet menu of award-winning Caribbean and international dishes, and there’s also a self-service swim-up bar where you can create your own cocktails, as well as the recently-refurbished Sunset Bar, which serves refreshing drinks throughout the day. As the sun goes down, sip a mouth-watering rum punch as you listen to the sounds of traditional island music with new-found friends at the Clubhouse. The unique, boutique-style cottages, guestrooms and suites are tastefully scattered amidst twelve acres of breath-taking tropical gardens, which each accommodation type featuring either a cosy shaded patio, private garden or sundeck.
Set on the unspoilt white sands of breath-taking Friendship Beach on the charming paradise island of Bequia in the Grenadines, the boutique-style Bequia Beach Hotel exudes all the elegance of a bygone era. Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and overlooking the dazzling waters of the Caribbean Sea, this welcoming hideaway is home to two swimming pools with Beverly Hills-style cabanas, a luxury spa, a gym, two exquisite restaurants and the famous ‘Jack’s Beach Bar’ on the neighbouring beach, where you can savour delightful cuisine accompanied by sweeping ocean views. The stylish Oliver Messel inspired rooms, suites and villas are light and airy, and feature a private terrace or balcony overlooking the hillside infinity pool or picture-perfect Friendship Beach. Some of the sumptuous suites and villas also come with a private pool, for that added touch of luxury. For a stress-free, seamless transfer experience from Barbados, opt for Bequia Air, the hotel’s 9-seater plane, exclusively for hotel guests, where your clients will be fast-tracked through the airport and flown to Barbados in just 25 minutes.
To book your exquisite Caribbean escape, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.