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Top Caribbean escapes to get some winter sun

The northern hemisphere is experiencing some icy winter chills at the moment, so here our top picks for an escape to the best Caribbean coastal retreats – all hand picked and blessed with the most glorious beach action.


The Goldeneye Hotel & Resort, Jamaica, Caribbean

If the names sounds vaguely familiar, it should. This was once the home of Ian Fleming, the prolific author of the James Bond novels. The Goldeneye Hotel & Resort in Jamaica is worthy of the praise even James may have bestown on the hotel, offering a combination of romance, hedonism and action. Ian Fleming wrote all of the novels in one of the houses here, now dubbed the Fleming Villa. The villa can sleep up to 10 people easily, and is set among beaches and banyans and is truly exotic. There are plenty of activities to take part in, including mountain-biking and kayaking up to the Field Spa. For some relaxing dining fare, you should try out the treetop restaurant Gazebo, and for a beachside tipple, why not visit Bizot Bar.


Inn at English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda

For a trip amongst the most English of Caribbean islands, take a detour to the Antiqua boutique retreat “Inn” at English Harbour. The retreat is just minutes from Nelson’s Dockyard, and is blessed with some of the most blissful beaches across the whole of the Caribbean. Inn has 28 airy, indoor-outdoor cottages here that all face the ocean, but for true decadence why not opt for a Beach Suite. All Beach Suites are mere steps from the shore, so that you can just open the doors and step out onto the sweeping white sand. Why not let the ocean seducing you to swim. Inn offers some tantalising activities as well, with loads of watersports or sailing for the enthusiast.


Laluna, Grenada, Caribbean

For fashion inspired travellers, a visit to the Laluna boutique hotel in Grenada can be heaven on earth. The boutique hotel is set between the verdant hills and the white sands, and enveloped by the allure of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Both the owner and the interior designers commissioned to work on the interior of the boutique hotel have serious fashionista credentials. The owner is a former Prada consultant, whilst the interior designer has done work on a villa for Armani himself, there is no doubting that the villas are considered stylish and elegant. The hotel comprises 16 boho-Balinese beach cottages, all equipped with floaty four-poster beds, monk-made Italian toiletries and private pools on the veranda. For activites, why not go out snokerlling or sample the delights of the Sanctuary Spa. After a day of fun and sun exploring the island life, you can go and cool off at the deck-fringed main pool down by the beach. The restaurant has some delicious Italian fare, with delicacies served to the eager patrons.


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