Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. Its west coast, also known as the Platinum Coast, boasts an unending string of fine sand beaches, sapphire seas, hotels and fine restaurants. The East coast offers rugged headlands pounded by Atlantic waves and beaches moulded by the surf.
Mustique is an island of swaying palms, powder soft sand, clear blue skies and bright sunshine; but there is much more. The traditional industry of the region was farming, mainly sugar. The original land owners were able to build resplendent homes from the wealth they accumulated. Now though a couple of these homes have been converted into very special hotels, although most accommodation on the islands comprises of private villas.
Powder-soft sand and reef protected waters, Antigua is a beach lover's fantasy with a beach for every day of the year. It is the largest of the English speaking Leeward Islands and also the sunniest and driest destination in the Eastern Caribbean. The island has gentle, rolling landscapes and a winding coastline.
The Caribbean stretches for 1000 miles between North and South America with a dozen or so main islands and many, many more smaller islands; some of them among the few hidden gems which remain relatively untouched by the mass travel market of today.
Barbados has something for everyone but has not compromised its idyllic charm by becoming too developed. Here you'll find beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palms beside warm blue seas and some of the friendliest people in the world. Sandy Lane is simply the best hotel. The rooms and suites are breathtaking, the facilities are magnificent and the spa is one of the finest, anywhere. The Colony Club is a deservedly popular hotel with an elegant yet informal ambience. Four fresh water swimming pools, set out in lagoon fashion, meander through the manicured gardens down to the superb, palm-fringed sandy beach. The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is one of the leading resorts on the island. The elegant design of the guest rooms is influenced by Caribbean flavours which have been interpreted with refined and contemporary touches. The House is a sanctuary of privacy and peace, with quintessential service from a bygone era, this intimate hotel blends chic design and minimalist grace with the essence of the Caribbean.
Heading south from St Vincent in the Grenadines, you'll discover the Gem of the Caribbean, Mustique.
Mustique is a secluded 1,400 acre island surrounded by beaches of pure white sand. It is a private retreat of barefoot luxury for those who visit and a peaceful setting where one can rest, recuperate and indulge. Mustique is so peaceful that even during peak season there is little traffic or congestion. You may be totally alone on the beaches and rest assured that even renowned spots such as lovely Macaroni Beach remain tranquil and uncrowded. The Cotton House is an oasis of tranquillity on this beautiful island.
English is the common language but due to an international scope of owners and guests, languages such as French, Italian, German and Dutch are readily spoken.
Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year; the sand is white, the sea is clear and warm and its difficult not to just lie back and take things easy. Carlisle Bay has brought contemporary luxury to the Caribbean. It is located on the unspoilt south coast of Antigua, with a backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest and enjoys one of the most ravishing beaches on the island. Jumby Bay Resort lies hidden away off the coast of Antigua and is located on one of the most exclusive vacation islands in the West Indies. Curtain Bluff is a gourmet's paradise in secluded luxury. Standing proudly on a bluff flanked by two beautiful white sand beaches, Curtain Bluff has been in the same caring private ownership for over 40 years.