PERFECT BEACHES ESCAPES

PERFECT BEACHES ESCAPES

Have you been dreaming of a quiet getaway? Perhaps hidden away on an intimate island, with clear water gently lapping the shores, your toes in the soft sand and nothing but ever-changing shades of blue stretching as far you can see? The Caribbean and Indian Ocean are legendary for their extraordinary beaches and irresistible for their beauty and sense of tranquillity. Succumb to the life of blissful leisure calling out to you and channel your inner Zen as you leave the cold behind and escape to a land of barefoot-luxury.

A Collection of Caribbean Hotels By Elite Island Resorts

This collection of popular resorts is spread across the breathtaking Caribbean islands. Each has been handpicked for its unparalleled location and all offer a truly authentic and personalised experience for families and couples alike. Whichever resort you choose, you are guaranteed an unforgettable beach escape.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua – Couples’ Retreat

Luxurious rooms and an idyllic beachfront setting are what make this outstanding adult-only resort so special. Honeymooners particularly love the peaceful and intimate atmosphere and we absolutely adore the re-designed Gauguin Suites with fresh, contemporary décor and lots of space. Try a therapeutic massage in the calming surroundings of the lagoon and bird sanctuary.

7 nights from £2,275 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Beachfront Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 50% between 17 March - 20 December 2017. Book by: 31 January 2017.

St James’s Club & Villas, Antigua – The Holiday Dream - Sun, Sand and Sea

This is a wonderful family holiday destination, set on a gorgeous beach with acres of tropical gardens to explore; St James’s offers an excellent children’s programme, four restaurants and entertainment from steel band performances to limbo dancing and fire-eating. Six swimming pools leave guests spoilt for choice and the Tranquility Spa treatments are totally alluring. There’s never a dull moment at this popular resort.

7 nights from £1,539 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Club Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 50% between Now - 20 December 2017. Book by: 31 January 2017.

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua – Beachfront Relaxation

Both families and couples love this eco-friendly all-inclusive resort on the stunning shores of Antigua. Spacious accommodation is perfect for families, sheltered beaches are calling out to be explored and the range of watersports and other activities are perfect for all ages. We recommend taking kids to the cool crazy golf course, whilst grown-ups can indulge in the adult-only pool and soothing spa.

 7 nights from £1,379 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Hillside Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 50% between Now - 20 December 2017. 

The Club Barbados Resort & Spa, Barbados – Waterfront Bliss

A charming waterfront resort exclusively for adults, The Club Barbados has everything you could wish for right there. We love the amazing spa and complimentary watersports on offer such as waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing. The fantastic range of activities and entertainment creates a lively and warm atmosphere and our favourite spot is the Beach Bar where you can enjoy a sunset cocktail with your toes in the sand.

7 nights from £1,499 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 50% between 1 April 2017 - 1 April 2018. 

St James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia - The Perfect Family Escape

Set in acres of tropical gardens with two stunning beaches to enjoy, families relish in the space and tranquillity of St James’s Club. With an endless array of fantastic watersports and children’s programmes on offer, this is the perfect place to take your family for a fun all-inclusive beach escape.  

7 nights from £1,655 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35% between 03 January 2017 - 30 April 2018. 

Palm Island Resort & Spa, St Vincent & The Grenadines - Adult Only – Absolute Serenity

This secluded adult-only resort provides the perfect balance between desert island escapism and a luxurious, private island experience. Only accessible by boat, you’ll get a real sense of privacy, and the idyllic white sand beaches and crystal clear waters can be explored at your leisure. Be sure to indulge in a massage at the beautiful new Spa at Palm Island.  

7 nights from £2,429 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Palm View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 22% between 03 January 2017 - 30 April 2018. 

Long Bay Beach Club, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – White Sand Beach Paradise

Long Bay is set right on the seafront offering a really laid back experience where guests can make the most of stunning beaches and the natural beauty of the BVI’s. The atmosphere here is incredibly friendly and there are so many activities to enjoy out on the water or on land. We highly recommend swimming with dolphins – it’s a must! And a trip to Virgin Gorda for snorkelling and visiting the famous Baths is also great fun.

 7 nights from £2,329 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Beachfront Cabana on Room Only. 

 


A Postcard from Belmond La Samanna, St Martin

I am officially in paradise. From the moment we touched down in St Martin, my love affair with this utterly spell-binding island began, and by the time we’d arrived at Belmond La Samanna, our gorgeous hotel, I was already captivated by the beautiful setting. White-washed villas are nestled on a rocky outcrop, right on the waterfront overlooking a huge white sand beach - it’s one of the most picturesque and serene places I’ve ever stayed – perfect for completely switching off.

My Plunge Pool Suite is absolutely dreamy, we have so much space! And I can’t draw my gaze away from the expanse of startling blue sea gently dancing across the sand in the hazy heat of the day. Yachts glide across the bay with the sun shimmering on their sails, as I slip into my private plunge pool on the veranda and watch the sun slowly sinking into the sea, indulging in a delicious rum punch. What a start to my Caribbean holiday – I couldn’t feel more relaxed!

On our first day we booked a Beach Cabana – so worth it! We were looked after like royalty in our private tent, the white curtains rippling in the breeze, and our complimentary bottle of Champagne was such a special treat to start our holiday in style, brought straight to our sun loungers by the wonderful staff. I took a stroll along the shore in the morning and when I got back, we had fresh lobster brought to our tent so we could enjoy it under a parasol with a view to the ocean. It doesn’t get much better than this.

There’s something incredibly peaceful about La Samanna - I spent a morning reading in one of the hammocks in the garden and fell asleep to the sound of the birds and gentle breeze, then floated in the infinity pool for what felt like hours. Life here is blissfully slow and I want to stay forever! In the afternoon we took a cruise around the island, my favourite excursion yet (if I had to pick!), and couldn’t believe it when dolphins started playing all around us and jumping inches from the boat, it was absolutely magical. I’m so glad we decided to actually venture further out one day and get to know St Martin; the towns are colourful and vibrant, just what you’d expect from the Caribbean, and full of characters.

My favourite evening was when we had a private dinner at La Cave, the hotel’s wine cellar. It was so romantic and the food and wine were delicious. It’s definitely one of the most indulgent experiences at the hotel and an absolute must. Foodies just love La Samanna, the Trellis restaurant is amazing and the chef prepares exquisite French cuisine, all light and tasty.

Next time I plan on splashing out on one of the luxury villas with a few friends or the whole family. They look stunning, all white-washed and palatial, with private terraces and pools – perfect for a special occasion. You can even charter private powerboats to go off exploring the bays, which sounds amazing!

Belmond La Samanna has been an experience of the utmost luxury - a trip of a lifetime!

7 nights from £2,999 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Ocean View Room on Room Only. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 20% between 01 May - 21 December 2017 + $200 food and beverage credit. 


Coco Bodo Hithi, Maldives

Coco Bodo Hithi is a romantic and peaceful Maldivian haven; the ultimate beach escape and one of the most alluring resorts in the Maldives. Coco's 'snorkelling with manta rays' lets you see these graceful creatures up close, and amazing diving opportunities to explore the coral reefs are even more reason to jet off to such a beautiful and remote paradise. Treat yourself to a stay at one of the ‘Coco Residences’ for a luxuriously private over-water living space with gorgeous views, as well as preferential access to the divine Asian fusion cuisine at Stars restaurant. For something a little special, why not take a barefoot stroll along the beach after dinner and then watch your choice of classic movie at the private cinema whilst sipping cool Champagne in the warmth of the evening. You're spoilt for choice with an over-water fitness space, yoga and Tai chi pavilions, a large infinity pool and tennis. To really make the most of this destination, make sure to go on a sunset cruise, as the Maldives are famed for their spectacular sunsets.

7 nights from £2,079 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Water Villa on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + save 15% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board + room upgrade on selected dates during 2017.


Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives

Fringed by one of the most glorious white sand beaches in the Maldives and surrounded by a lagoon of bright turquoise water and coral banks, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is in an amazing location for a luxury beach escape. This resort is about getting away from it all and enjoying a slower pace of life. Villas don’t have televisions so take a good book and truly unwind. The private cinema, in typical Coco style, is perfect for spending an evening sitting back, relaxing and watching a movie under the stars. For a really indulgent experience, the Sunset Lagoon Villas are to die for; their prime location boasts the most exquisite views, the spacious private terraces are incredibly peaceful, having a glass bottom pool is absolutely amazing and you can enjoy spa treatments in your own private retreat.

7 nights from £1,525 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Villa on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + Save 35% + complimentary room upgrade on selected dates during 2017. 


Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort,  Maldives

Anantara Dhigu is perfect for anyone looking to make the most of its beautiful Maldivian beaches, and guests here have the rare benefit of choice, as each day you can pick a new spot to enjoy blissful peace and quiet, looking out to an expanse of uninterrupted clear skies. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to stunning ocean vistas and marry luxurious accommodation with the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean. Explore the natural lagoon and surrounding waters on daily guided snorkelling trips, dive on the house wreck, a short boat ride away, or try the underwater rocket which will have you zipping along like a dolphin at 20km per hour! With three sensational restaurants here and access to three more at Anantara’s sister hotel, Anantara Veli, foodies will love the variety of cuisines to try. We’d recommend learning about traditional Maldivian cooking with a lesson in the Chef’s Garden, where you can try your hand at creating a local dish, and then indulging in the final product. If you’re travelling with the family, kids will have a true Maldivian adventure out on the resort’s dhoni boats, and back on dry land will have the Dhoni Kidz Club to explore, as well as a tree house to play in.

7 nights from £2,229 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Sunset Beach Villa on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 30% + complimentary room upgrade and upgrade to Half Board between 09 January - 27 December 2017.


Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Carlisle Bay steals the show in Antigua offering the finest experience of beach luxury with an unquestionably trendy vibe. It is situated on a gorgeous bay where there are no other resorts, a completely idyllic setting and the perfect destination for beach lovers to escape to. There’s an instant sense of calm and relaxation here, and towards the end of the bay lie beautiful mangroves, which are great for kayaking and looking out for the nesting bird life. We love the Bay Suites right at the end of the beach, which capture the most phenomenal sunsets. These suites are also the quietest and have priority access to the fabulous new beach cabanas, as well as being next to the Jetty Grill restaurant. Adult-only and overlooking the water, the Jetty Grill’s speciality is taking the catch of the day, putting it straight on the grill and serving it with fresh salad and delicious wine. A wonderful beach dining experience; no frills, just divine fresh food.

7 nights from £2,629 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 40% between 25 April - 30 November 2017.


Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados

If you’re looking for a peaceful Caribbean getaway with a true sense of style and good taste, then Fairmont Royal Pavilion is just the fit. Few places are better at treating you to a real taste of the old-style splendour, sophistication and elegance of the Caribbean - this is grand living on a grand scale. Rich in atmosphere and authentically Bajan, Royal Pavilion is the perfect place to just relax, unwind and enjoy unbroken ocean views across one of the best beachfront locations in Barbados. The glorious beach here is regarded as the most beautiful and exclusive spot on the Platinum coast and quite rightly so – there is nowhere else quite like it for a breath-taking beach escape. 

Families will love: Fun-filled Kids Activity Programme - fantastic for kids to play together on the beach

Couples will love: A romantic candlelit dinner on your balcony or terrace, just feet from the shore with the backdrop of a stunning sunset.

Water babies will love: Swimming with turtles in turquoise waters. Royal Pavilion is the only hotel that offers this right from the beach, and from May to November you can watch the hatchlings waddle out to sea.

Beach bums will love: Whiling away your days laying on the picturesque beach just a few steps from your room.

Foodies will love: Complimentary daily afternoon tea in the tradition of the island’s English heritage - the delicious cakes, cookies and scones will keep you coming back every day.

Spa seekers will love: The extensive range of personalised in-room spa treatments that can be arranged on request. Try a revitalising jet lag massage to start your holiday as you mean to go on - in complete relaxation.

Activity addicts will love: Taking the Hobie cat sailboats out on the azure waters.

7 nights from £1,825 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Oceanfront Deluxe Room Including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 50% 

 

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