Quirky Caribbean Hotels: 5 Hot Spots For A Unique Getaway
- October 12th, 2015
- in Lifestyle
These distinctive island venues offer anything but a cookie-cutter hotel experience.
With innumerable picturesque places to lose an afternoon (or a few), the beautiful Caribbean has too many places to name with a stunning ocean view. With unique features, history, architecture, and more, these quirky Caribbean hotels offer you an unforgettable place to experience the sun and sand.
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
Gazing out on the glorious Pitons, Ladera is the only resort on the island located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Soufriere volcano! What makes this luxurious place so unique is that each of the 32 suites features an open wall, allowing for guests to immerse themselves in the stunning natural surroundings of St. Lucia. Each room also has its own pool, meaning you never have to fight for a lounge chair and you get the ultimate private getaway experience.
Rock House Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
If you’ve ever wanted to walk out of your hotel room directly into the sea, this beautiful boutique hotel in Negril’s west end is for you. Originally developed in the 70s and reimagined as a sustainable and locally-sourced establishment, Rockhouse Hotel offers visitors a private, luxurious experience at an affordable price. With 34 rooms tucked into the natural cliffs of the Jamaican coast and boasting a gourmet restaurant and top-notch spa, you’ll easily forget about “real life” for a while.
Hix Island House, Vieques, Puerto Rico
To truly appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean, sometimes you must strip away the excess luxuries most resorts have us accustomed to. Hix Island House on the tiny island of Vieques near Puerto Rico does just that. With modern, minimalist architecture and decor, each of the individual lofts offer spacious floor plans that invite nature inside, making the unique loft space a unique marriage of light, sound and ambience. Private outdoor showers and terraces enhance the experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in all the natural wonders Vieques presents.
La Banane, St. Barth
Fly to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Barth and be thrown into the retro-chic scene of 1950s Paris at Villa La Banane. Each of the resort’s nine bungalows feature vintage decor and a private terrace for you to relish in all the luxuries St. Barths has to offer (including French breakfast daily). Just minutes from the hip Lorient Bay, La Banane is fun, chic and a place you’ll return to again and again.
Copper and Lumber Store Hotel, Antigua
Take a step back in time in the charming colonial-era Copper and Lumber Store Hotel nestled just a short walk from the English Harbour in Antigua. With 14 studio suites, each named after one of Lord Nelson’s ships, this quaint hotel offers plenty of nostalgia for those looking for a rich Caribbean experience. A breezy courtyard restaurant serves traditional British and Caribbean food, and the nautical feel of the hotel will whisk you into a romantic era of time gone by.