Which luxury island is right for you?

05 March 2020

Boasting shimmering shorelines, luscious landscapes, sensational cuisine and unique experiences, the world’s vast array of tropical islands offer the perfect setting for an unforgettable luxury getaway.

In this blog, we’ll try to pinpoint which luxury island suits you best. Whether you desire the sparkling soft white sands of the Maldives or the verdant greenery of St. Lucia, there’s a paradise island for everyone.

Turks & Caicos – for intimate and all-inclusive luxury

These 40 coral islands south-east of the Bahamas are centred on Providenciales or ‘Provo’ where high-end resorts, boutiques and restaurants are abound. But if you’re looking for an extra layer of exclusivity, head for the private island resort of COMO Parrot Cay which is a favourite amongst celebrities. Turks & Caicos is also fabulous for diving, with a 2km underwater wall off Grand Turk Island and a 22km barrier reef on Provo’s north shore.

Recently awarded for being the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination and the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination at the Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer adoring visitors an unrivalled all-inclusive experience of the Caribbean. Boasting phenomenal Seaside Butler Villas, exquisite restaurants and exceptional facilities, the Beaches Turks & Caicos resort – nestled on the award-winning Grace Bay beach – is the perfect destination to indulge in all-inclusive luxury.

Maldives – for unparalleled cuisine

Boasting a tantalising variety of sensational restaurants, cuisine in the Maldives ranges from indulgent street food to exquisite fine dining. Savour an array of succulent seafood and local delicacies at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s Islander’s Grill where you’ll also enjoy blissful ocean views. 

Treat yourself to a truly unforgettable dining experience in the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Awarded for being the World’s Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant at the 2019 World Travel Awards, this incredible eatery enriches guests’ senses through its world-class cuisine, impeccable service and truly unparalleled setting. Immerse yourself in a tranquil haven at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort where you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodation, a serene spa and unrivalled cuisine ranging from elegant Japanese dishes to delectable international buffets.

Grenada – for a culturally enriching luxury experience

 

Dramatic shipwrecks, brightly coloured reefs and thrilling drifts make the ‘Spice Isle’ a world-class diving destination, especially around its south and west coasts. Don’t miss the ‘Titanic of the Caribbean’ – the luxury liner Bianca C, sunk in 1961 – or the underwater sculpture parks that provide a home to prolific marine ecosystems including whip corals, sea fans, rainbow runners and Creole wrasse.

Alternatively, venture inland where you’ll find awe-inspiring beauty in the Grand Etangm Lake and at the island’s multiple mesmeric waterfalls. Discover Grenada’s fascinating history at the Belmont Estate and Fort George before sampling rivered rum at the River Antoine Rum Distillery.

For an authentic luxury experience, stay at the Spice Island Beach Resort where you’ll enjoy sumptuously spacious beachside suites, a multi-award-winning spa and renowned cuisine in an enchanting setting.

St. Lucia – for a unique luxury experience   

           

While some islands are famed for their beaches, some for their diving and others for lush, green vegetation, only one has it all – Saint Lucia. The island is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide and is lined with beautiful, palm-fringed beaches, idyllic bays and stunning waterfalls.

The mesmerising Jade Mountain Resort harmoniously fuses the blissful St. Lucian surroundings with authentic luxurious amenities across its unparalleled accommodation. Built into the mountainside, each of the resort’s rooms feature a unique personality shown in their individual design, awe-inspiring views, infinity pools, Jacuzzis and charming furnishings - treating guests to a truly unique luxurious experience.

“I had always wanted to see Jade Mountain. It consistently gets voted one of the best Caribbean Resorts. It truly is architecturally astonishing and has incredible views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. The resort is the perfect place to relax with a sunset cocktail as you watch the sun go down over the sparkling Caribbean Sea, and The Jade Mountain Club is the perfect place to sample ‘Jade’ cuisine prepared fresh to order by James Beard Award Winning chef Allen Susser.”

Sally, Travel Counsellor

Mauritius – for exhilarating luxury

Whether it’s skydiving out of a plane, hiking through the mountains and National Parks or soaking up the local culture that you desire, Mauritius offers something for every type of traveller.

A wealth of exuberant water activities and unforgettable on land excursions make Mauritius a nature lover’s paradise. Wildlife enthusiasts will revel in the chance to see sharks, turtles, eagle rays and moral eels in their natural habitat.

If swimming isn’t your thing, take to the seas on a glass-bottom boat, catamaran, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Hiking and trekking are also some of the best ways to explore - make your way to Black River Gorges National Park, a haven to highly endangered native plants and animals.

Embrace carefree, elegant living at the Long Beach Resort. Located on the iconic Belle Mare Beach and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this five-star property is the ultimate escape for those seeking contemporary luxury. You’ll find everyone from fitness experts to DJs and Michelin-starred chefs coming together to create timeless moments for you, showcased at the resort’s popular ‘Lobster and Astronomy’ evening.

Take the luxury escape you’ve always dreamed by contacting your Travel Counsellor today. You’ll enjoy exclusive benefits, such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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