10 luxury Caribbean wellness retreats you’ll wish you could stay at forever

10 luxury Caribbean wellness retreats you’ll wish you could stay at forever

If white sand beaches, amazing water sports, luxury spas, butler service and stunning beauty sounds like your idea of a holiday, you may want to consider a trip to the Caribbean

The next time you’re daydreaming of an island paradise getaway, think about heading to the Caribbean: an idyllic archipelago made up of azure waters, pristine beaches and some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes. But deciding where within the 2.7-million-kilometre paradise to visit can be a tricky task, especially with 13 sovereign nations and countless hotels and resorts scattered across the territory. We’ve searched far and wide to find the best luxury retreats in the Caribbean for a tropical wellness getaway.

BodyHoliday

The award-winning, five-star BodyHoliday in St Lucia offers all-inclusive holidays that do not compromise on quality.

The award-winning, five-star BodyHoliday in St Lucia offers all-inclusive holidays that do not compromise on quality

All-inclusive holidays have a reputation for compromising quality in the name of quantity, but BodyHoliday puts that notion to bed. The award-winning, five-star facility on the island of St Lucia boasts just 170 rooms and suites, each complete with their own pillow menus and digital directories. One of the best luxury retreats in the Caribbean, the sprawling beachfront property has three freshwater swimming pools, two tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a wide range of scheduled activities and programmes including scuba diving, aerobics, water skiing, spinning and more. There are also wellness activities including yoga, meditation and Pilates.

Como Parrot Cay

Newly-renovated Como Parrot Cay features water sports, a trail for running and spa services.

Newly-renovated Como Parrot Cay features water sports, a trail for running and spa services.

Bringing Como’s signature brand of wellness to the shores of Turks and Caicos, Como Parrot Cay is a holistic resort situated on a private island. The newly-renovated property just reopened on October 1, 2019, for guests in search of an intimate and relaxing retreat experience. The resort features a water sports hut, dedicated running trail and the option of a personalised butler service. The signature Como Shambhala wellness programme offers Pilates, Ayurvedic therapies and a wide range of massages and spa treatments from one of its nine treatment rooms.

Amanera

Luxury resorts and retreats in the Caribbean are often all-inclusive, have stunning beachfront properties and are so relaxing you’ll never want to leave.

Luxury resorts and retreats in the Caribbean are often all-inclusive, have stunning beachfront properties and are so relaxing you’ll never want to leave.

The next time you’re daydreaming of an island paradise getaway, think about heading to the Caribbean: an idyllic archipelago made up of azure waters, pristine beaches and some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes. But deciding where within the 2.7-million-kilometre paradise to visit can be a tricky task, especially with 13 sovereign nations and countless hotels and resorts scattered across the territory. We’ve searched far and wide to find the best luxury retreats in the Caribbean for a tropical wellness getaway.

BodyHoliday

The award-winning, five-star BodyHoliday in St Lucia offers all-inclusive holidays that do not compromise on quality.

The award-winning, five-star BodyHoliday in St Lucia offers all-inclusive holidays that do not compromise on quality

All-inclusive holidays have a reputation for compromising quality in the name of quantity, but BodyHoliday puts that notion to bed. The award-winning, five-star facility on the island of St Lucia boasts just 170 rooms and suites, each complete with their own pillow menus and digital directories. One of the best luxury retreats in the Caribbean, the sprawling beachfront property has three freshwater swimming pools, two tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a wide range of scheduled activities and programmes including scuba diving, aerobics, water skiing, spinning and more. There are also wellness activities including yoga, meditation and Pilates.

Como Parrot Cay

Newly-renovated Como Parrot Cay features water sports, a trail for running and spa services.

Newly-renovated Como Parrot Cay features water sports, a trail for running and spa services.

Bringing Como’s signature brand of wellness to the shores of Turks and Caicos, Como Parrot Cay is a holistic resort situated on a private island. The newly-renovated property just reopened on October 1, 2019, for guests in search of an intimate and relaxing retreat experience. The resort features a water sports hut, dedicated running trail and the option of a personalised butler service. The signature Como Shambhala wellness programme offers Pilates, Ayurvedic therapies and a wide range of massages and spa treatments from one of its nine treatment rooms.

Amanera

Located on the Gold Coast of Dominican Republic, Amanera offers luxury accommodation in a family-friendly resort.

Located on the Gold Coast of Dominican Republic, Amanera offers luxury accommodation in a family-friendly resort

On the Dominican Republic’s northern Gold Coast, Amanera provides Aman’s trademark luxurious accommodation and service with a family-friendly resort for an active healthy holiday. An 18-hole clifftop championship golf course is just one of the unusual perks of this retreat, along with activities such as kitesurfing, mountain hiking and signature Aman spa therapies with treatments inspired by local ingredients and the healing practices of the indigenous Dominican Taíno people.

Laluna

The boutique hotel Laluna is made up of just 16 rooms, cottages and villas on the island of Grenada.

The boutique hotel Laluna is made up of just 16 rooms, cottages and villas on the island of Grenada

This intimate boutique property designed by Armani architect Gabriella Giuntoli and Salvatore Perna is made up of just 16 rooms, cottages and villas on the island of Grenada. While the resort encourages you to spend your time relaxing and basking in the beauty of your surroundings, there are countless activities for the fitness fanatics among you to keep busy, including mountain biking, yoga, snorkelling and a plethora of water sports, too. After a long day spent outdoors, guests can enjoy a well-earned spa treatment at the hands of a professional Balinese masseuse in one of the traditional Japanese Tatami rooms or signature couples rooms.

Blue Waters

Blue Waters located on Soldier Bay in Antigua is ideal for a secluded getaway.

Blue Waters located on Soldier Bay in Antigua is ideal for a secluded getaway

On the island of Antigua in the central Caribbean, Blue Waters stands pride of place in Soldier Bay with three beaches on its doorstep. It makes for the perfect secluded getaway, particularly for those in search of an active retreat that isn’t based indoors. Available water sports include snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing, while jet skiing can also be arranged with advanced requests. On land, the 17-acre property boasts a floodlit tennis court, outdoor yoga pavilion and a PGA-certified golf course just three miles from the resort.

Sugar Ridge Resort

Sugar Ridge Resort has two freshwater pools and is set among 43 acres.

Sugar Ridge Resort has two freshwater pools and is set among 43 acres

Set among 43 acres of luxurious vegetation on the island of Antigua, this US$50-million resort is steeped in luxury. Its 60 rooms all boast private balconies overlooking the property’s beautiful gardens and the nearby Caribbean Sea. With wellness at its core, Sugar Ridge Resort’s 2,500-sq-ft spa draws on traditional Indian healing principles while modern trends in health and wellness are reflected in personal training sessions and group and private yoga classes.

Sandals

Sandals Grenada is an all-inclusive resort boasting plunge pools and sea views.

Sandals Grenada is an all-inclusive resort boasting plunge pools and sea views

In St George’s, Grenada, Sandals is a leading luxury all-inclusive resort. Its rooms boast plunge pools and sea views and make for the perfect base for a weekend of wellness. There are a whole host of activities at your disposal, from PADI-qualifications and scuba diving to tennis, beach volleyball and aerobics classes, while the state-of-the-art fitness centre is available to use at your leisure. For a moment of downtime, visit the Red Lane Spa, which offers numerous Caribbean-inspired spa treatments and therapies.

The Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach rooms have outdoor showers and open-air living rooms.

The Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach rooms have outdoor showers and open-air living rooms

This former plantation and property has been transformed into an idyllic beachfront estate that spans more than 50 acres. Rooms are complete with outdoor showers, open-air living rooms and spacious, welcoming living and sleeping areas you may find yourself struggling to leave. Like its rooms, the resort’s fitness centre and Spa Botanico blend seamlessly into their surroundings, housing a wealth of traditional knowledge, state-of-the-art equipment and contemporary approaches to health and wellness.

Malliouhana Auberge Resort

Malliouhana Auberge Resort boasts rooms with outdoor terraces overlooking the ocean.

Malliouhana Auberge Resort boasts rooms with outdoor terraces overlooking the ocean

Malliouhana Auberge Resort is the epitome of barefoot luxe. Rooms boast spacious outdoor terraces overlooking the ocean and are brightly decorated, reflecting the island’s vibrancy and flair, and are filled with statement art and decor. Amid the peace and tranquillity of Anguilla’s Turtle Cove, guests bask in spacious accommodation, a stunning infinity pool overlooking azure waters, an outdoor yoga pavilion and a serene spa a stone’s throw from the beach. Optional excursions include sailing, paddle boarding, cycling through town, kayaking, cliff jumping, tennis lessons and more.

Amanyara

Amanyara on Providenciales is a wellness-focused luxury retreat.

Amanyara on Providenciales is a wellness-focused luxury retreat

Few places evoke images of picture-perfect beaches, rest and relaxation quite like the Turks and Caicos. The island paradise of Providenciales is pristine, and the Amanyara resort, one of the top wellness-focused luxury retreats in the Caribbean, is situated amid a private 18,000-acre nature reserve. Guests have access to its Pilates studio, four clay tennis courts, yoga and meditation sessions taking place on its outdoor pavilion and access to the wealth of spa and wellness treatments offered across its four spa pavilions. Outdoor excursions are available, and release-turtle programmes with its conservation team can be arranged upon request.

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