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HERE AT CARIBTOURS, WE LIKE TO KEEP OUR EARS TO THE GROUND WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF LUXURY HOTELS AND RESORTS. IF THERE’S A NEW HOTEL SET TO OPEN, A CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT OR AN EXCITING RENOVATION IN PROGRESS, YOU CAN REST ASSURED WE’LL HAVE ALL THE LATEST NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU.
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels, Antigua
TThe Elegant Hotels Group has added to their illustrious portfolio of luxury resorts with the $100 million development of Hodges Bay. This will be their first venture onto the golden shores of Antigua and we can’t wait for this contemporary beachfront haven to open its doors this summer. In another first for Elegant Hotels, as well as guest rooms, the resort will feature villas and apartments with up to four bedrooms – perfect for holidaying with the whole brood.
There will be a range of things for kids and adults to do either together or separately. The Flying Fish Kids Club and Connect Teens Lounge will offer supervised activities free of charge whilst families will be able to enjoy spending time together at the fun-filled Aqua School, mini-golf course, film screenings or special theme nights. At the main freshwater pool, we’d recommend families book their own VIP cabana, stocked with satellite TV, fans and plush day beds.
If you’re not travelling with children, you’ll still have plenty to see and do, with a luxurious spa complete with a Swiss hydro pool, an adults-only infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and plenty of excursions to go on, including rainforest canopy tours and horse riding. Taking advantage of the beachfront location, there will be complimentary non-motorised watersports as well as the option to simply relax on the sand with an ice-cold cocktail served by friendly Beach Ambassadors. Elegant Hotels never disappoint with dining options and Hodges Bay will live up to its predecessors with a range of options from innovative fine dining to casual poolside snacks. You can savour Mediterranean-inspired dishes at White Sands, book a romantic table for two at SALT or head to Cielo Tapas Lounge & Bar for rooftop tapas and evening drinks with a view.
7 nights from £1,749 per person sharing a Pool/Garden View Junior Suite including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 50%.
STAY: 01 Jul 2018 - 04 Jan 2019.
Pinks Sands Club, Canouan, St Vincent & The Grenadines
The esteemed Mandarin Oriental Group has recently taken over management of the ultra-glamorous Pink Sands Club, Canouan, and from 1 June 2018, the hotel will be known as Mandarin Oriental, Canouan. Bringing an unprecedented level of luxury to the Caribbean, the décor here is sumptuous and colonial in style, with coral arches, cream fabrics and cool marble bathrooms complemented by state-of-the-art features which give the interiors a fresh feel. Pink touches throughout add a romantic twist, and the blend of classic elegance and modern style and sophistication makes this one of the most irresistible hotels in the Caribbean.
With only 26 suites and 12 villas, the atmosphere is intimate and exclusive. The resort allows you to live out your billionaire fantasies with suites boasting an array of cutting-edge technology ranging from TVs mounted in the mirrors to touchscreen control panels for your air-conditioning, lighting and much more. They really have thought of everything here; each bed boasts ocean views, relaxing treatments can be enjoyed at the serene spa overlooking the ocean, and the infinity pool with a three-tiered tanning deck is a sun-worshipper’s haven.
Gourmet cuisine is also to be expected; Juliet is a wonderful restaurant for refined dining overlooking the reef-protected lagoon, and fresh seafood at the beach house-style Lagoon Café is utterly mouth-watering. If you want to explore further afield, the resort has a veritable flotilla of luxury yachts and powerboats that can be commandeered for excursions to nearby islands, including the beautiful Tobago Cays.
7 nights from £4,039 per person sharing a One Bedroom Ocean View Suite including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6, plus $150 spa credit per
stay. STAY: 17 Apr - 18 Dec 2018.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels
LUX* RESORTS & HOTELS FEATURE SOME OF THE MOST BREATHTAKING PROPERTIES IN THE WORLD WHICH PROMISE AN INDULGENT EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR GUESTS, TURNING THE ORDINARY INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY. FROM THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE RETRO ICE CREAM PARLOURS AND FRESHLY-GROUND COFFEE, TO UNIQUE TOUCHES SUCH AS VINTAGE RED TELEPHONE BOXES WHICH ALLOW YOU TO MAKE A COMPLIMENTARY INTERNATIONAL CALL, AND THEIR FAMOUS 'MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE' WHICH REWARDS YOU WITH A PRIVATE DINNER, SPA TREATMENT AND MORE, SHOULD YOU BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND IT.
LUX* North Male Atoll, Maldives
Opening in October of this year, LUX* North Male Atoll is setting the bar for contemporary luxury in the Maldives. The resort will feature penthouse residences, in place of the Maldivian thatched-roof villas we’re so familiar with, in an approach to contemporary architecture that is unique to the Indian Ocean. The double-storey penthouses will be scattered over the island, ensuring privacy, and either over the water on stilts or right on the beach. Each residence will feature its own ‘reef’ terrace with a cinema, Sonos sound system, yoga plinth and starlight Jacuzzi.
7 nights from £3,639 per person sharing a One Bedroom Water Villa with Pool including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 45%.
STAY: 01 Oct 2018 - 05 Jan 2019.
LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives
LUX* South Ari Atoll’s location, rising up from the translucent shallows of the Indian Ocean like a mirage, will make jaws drop. Many of the villas here feature their own infinity pools and direct access to the lagoon, and LUX* Villas feature glass floors in the living room for 24-hour marine life watch.
7 nights from £1,945 per person sharing a Beach Pavilion including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 50% plus selected meal plan upgrades.
STAY: 16 Apr - 31 Oct 2018.
LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius
LUX* Grand Gaube has been completely reimagined and reinvented with the flair of famed interior designer and Dragon’s Den star, Kelly Hoppen. The resort offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, two white-sand beaches and a heavenly LUX* ME Spa. The spa features 11 treatment rooms and three pools, and is just part of the expansive facilities dedicated to wellness at the resort. A global culinary journey leads to live cooking stations at the Palm Court, Peruvian and Argentinian cuisine at INTI, authentic Creole flavours at Banyan and a Turkish twist at Bodrum Blue.
7 nights from £1,289 per person sharing a Superior Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 45% plus selected meal plan upgrades.
STAY: 16 Apr 2018 - 5 Jan 2019.
LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius
Experience contemporary luxury at its finest at this gem of a resort, set on a white-sand beach
alongside a sparkling lagoon. With one of the largest swimming pools in Mauritius and a separate area for children, this is the perfect choice for a luxury family experience.
7 nights from £1,349 per person sharing a Romantic Junior Suite including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 45% plus selected meal plan and room upgrades. STAY: 16 Apr 2018 - 05 Jan 2019.
Last year, Costa Rica became a very welcome addition to Caribtours’ portfolio. The world’s happiest country offers plenty for visitors looking for sun, sea, adventure and relaxation.
This eco-tourism hotspot is home to immense national parks protecting incredible biodiversity, simmering volcanoes and unspoilt beaches. Lush rainforests conceal majestic wildlife including jaguars and caiman, a variety of colourful birds can be spotted in the treetops, and monkeys frolic in the jungle canopy. As well as spotting the local wildlife, Costa Rica offers the opportunity to get involved in adventures ranging from fast-paced white water rafting to more sedate boat trips, adrenaline-pumping zip lining to informative guided nature walks.
A holiday to Costa Rica is the trip of a lifetime, a bucket list item for many, and the chance to experience the laid back Pura Vida lifestyle that this remarkable country is famous for.
Enter this adults-only utopia and it’s likely you’ll desire nothing more than to wrap yourself up in this natural paradise forever. From glittering pools to sumptuous dining, restorative yoga and spa treatments to rainforest adventures, Nayara Springs is really something else.
The lustrous gardens are bursting with tropical foliage and festooned with brightly-coloured flowers, with the Arenal Volcano looming dramatically in the background.
One of the highlights of a stay here is having your own personal plunge pool which is shielded from view by vegetation and fed by natural mineral hot springs flowing down from the volcano. Whiling away the time soaking here, watching colourful birds flitting between shrubs and flowers, and listening to the sounds of nature is pure bliss.
The open-air spa is a true antidote to the stresses and strains of day-to-day life; expert hands pamper you with treatments utilising ingredients such as volcanic mud and chocolate clay, as the soothing sounds of the rainforest add an extra layer of peaceful serenity to your experience.
7 nights from £2,199 per person sharing a Spring Villa including breakfast.
OFFER: $50 resort credit.
STAY: 01 May - 31 Oct 2018.