We love the Caribbean because it always manages to deliver something new. That’s just one reason we keep going back.
Of course, we’re loyal to our old favorite hotels, restaurants and attractions, but we’re also looking forward to checking out these new and newly renovated accommodations set to debut in the coming months.
After all, our list of favorites has to keep growing, right?
Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
The luxury all-suite hotel experience has a lot going for it: lots of space to call your own, comfort and convenience, full service when you need it and total privacy when you want it. This new beachfront resort in the Dominican Republic offers all these things and more. With just 34 suites and villas, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is an intimate boutique resort that never feels tiny. Perhaps that’s because of the beautiful vaulted ceilings in the guest rooms and the light and airy (but always elegant) pastel décor. Or could it be the private swimming pool and gazebo in each villa? The outdoor rain shower and spa area? The coral stone bathtubs? The resort’s four restaurants include La Palapa by Eden Roc, specializing in seafood with local flair. There’s also a Jack Nicklaus golf course and a full-service spa. Kids are welcome here; pets are too—the resort even has a “VIP: Very Important Pets” pampering program for four-legged guests. The first of the suites and villas opened in July 2012 and the rest will be available by year-end in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages.
This historic Relais & Chateaux property reopened in October after a partial renovation that enhanced the resort’s many natural charms. Quiet, gentle Nevis has always kept a bit of a low profile, which is why you won’t find it overrun with tourists or nonstop nightlife. Instead you’ll find places like Montpelier Plantation & Beach, a family-run luxury hideaway with just 19 plantation rooms and suites decorated in a light, soothing contemporary style. The plantation house itself dates back to the 1600s and it became famous in the 1780s as the site of the marriage between Admiral Horatio Nelson and Fanny Nisbet. Today the resort retains its genteel nature, inviting guests to relax and shake off the stresses of life. Of course, having three fantastic restaurants doesn’t hurt! Restaurant 750 is the signature restaurant, known for its use of local ingredients and flavors. Indigo is more Caribbean casual, offering creative cocktails to go with its innovative cuisine. Mill Privée is the special spot, where you can dine by candlelight within the stonewalls of a centuries-old sugar mill.
Cap Juluca Resort, Anguilla
November 15 marks the season opening of Cap Juluca on Anguilla. This is a resort to watch since it’s in the midst of a major renovation and upgrade. This season you’ll find the brand new Jonquil Suite. This 3,290-square-foot suite features two master bedrooms, a cavernous sitting room, full-service kitchen, oceanfront terrace that’s perfect for dining al fresco. Guests also enjoy a private freshwater infinity pool and Jacuzzi. In addition to the new accommodations, Cap Juluca upgraded its dining and lounge facilities. Barkleys restaurant now features a bar that sits directly on the beach. The lounge serves breakfast and lunch in addition to snacks and cocktails daily. The existing bar, Chattertons, now features Caribbean-style entertainment with lots of opportunities for dancing the night away. Finally, Maundays will feature perfectly brewed coffee and tea as well as freshly squeezed fruit juices and smoothies blended to order.
What Do You Think?
Do you like to return to your favorite resorts or are you always up for trying something new? Comment below. And, if you’d like assistance planning a vacation to the Caribbean’s latest and greatest resorts, contact Ultimate Jet Vacations at 1-800-231-4095.