Fancy a luxurious getaway to a place with balmy weather, white sand beaches, turquoise water, and natural beauty? Then head to one of the most expensive Caribbean islands to satiate your desires.
Nothing feels more relaxing than staying at five-star resorts or private villas on a Caribbean island overlooking the sea. I know I can’t resist the temptation of an island stay, and I’m sure you’ll long for one after you’ve read about these magnificent Caribbean islands too.
Necker Island, The British Virgin Islands
Often considered one of the most exclusive Caribbean islands, this 74-acre idyllic private island hideaway is the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson’s own private island.
If you’d like to vacation like a billionaire, look no further than Necker Island.
The crystal clear waters surrounded by coral reefs and white sandy beaches at this beautiful island feel almost magical. You can book the entire island exclusively for your trip or enjoy the Necker experience as a solo traveler, on a romantic vacation, or a family stay.
Apart from The Great House with all its luxuries, there are nine Balinese-style houses and The Temple House, all with stunning beach and ocean views. You can relax in your beach hammock or dip in one of the five infinity pools.
Floodlit tennis courts, all the water sports you might want to try out, delicious food, spa treatments, and, best of all, a floating sushi bar in the beach pool; life is a breeze on this island.
An archipelago of three islands, the charming Cayman Islands (a British Overseas Territory) is a coveted Caribbean getaway for relaxation and adventure-seekers.
The Cayman Brac and Little Cayman boast some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. For gargantuan resorts with all-inclusive options, the largest island of the three, Grand Cayman, is the place.
A hike through the 200-year-old Mastic Trail or a stroll on Seven Mile Beach are some of the activities you can engage in for your getaway here. You can even swim into the Caribbean Sea and it’s the perfect place to watch the best of nature and several rare birds on your visit to Little Cayman.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Seven Mile Beach makes for a marvelous stay.
Call it Saint Barthélemy, St. Barts, or Saint Barths; nothing can compare to this French island in the Caribbean Sea. This prestigious jewel is also one of the most expensive Caribbean islands you can visit.
Sure, it’s one of the smaller islands, but there’s no shortage of luxury hotels and private villas to stay in. You feel like you are in Europe bit with a tropical climate and palm trees, plus many pristine beaches, trendy restaurants, and designer stores, not to forget the exciting nightlife. St. Barts is the ultimate destination.
Thanks to its warm waters and abundance of colorful marine life, you can also enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling here. There’s no denying the island’s culture is distinct from the other Caribbean destinations.
The Eden Rock in St. Barths is a sublime place to stay.
Turks and Caicos
Holding tight to its reputation as an exclusive and secluded getaway, Turks and Caicos is the perfect antidote for your hectic lifestyle.
The nearly deserted beautiful beaches and water in different shades of blue are trademarks of the over-forty islands and cays making up the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. A unique feature of the beaches here is the sands in white, pink, and peach hues.
Choose from beach house rentals, private villas, luxury resorts, or hotels in the glamorous Providenciales (or Provo) to stay in, and also visit one of the best beaches in the world, Grace Bay, in Turks and Caicos. The laid-back Grand Turk is the cultural and historic nucleus (also a cruise ship hub), and the flat, tiny Salt Cay has some of the best dives to explore one of the world’s largest reef systems.
The Seven Stars Resort & Spa and Grace Bay Club are amazing stays in Providenciales.
The lush, unspoiled St. Lucia is no ordinary island; it’s equal parts mystique and beauty, captivating anyone who sets foot on her coastline.
Coral reefs, white- and black-sand beaches, rainforests, lush vegetation, and home to the Piton Mountains (the iconic Pitons that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site), St. Lucia is all of this and more.
Its capital city, Castries, is a vibrant hub of activities, including the Castries Market. And you definitely can’t miss visiting the Caribbean’s only drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs, in St. Lucia.
The Marigot Bay and Diamond Falls Botanical Garden are other gorgeous places to spend time, apart from the beaches. You’ll be reluctant to leave and eager to return once you visit St. Lucia.
The Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in Castries City makes for a great stay.
Musha Cay, Bahamas
Considered the most expensive Caribbean island to stay in, Musha Cay in the Bahamas is a 100-acre secluded spot where you’ll be provided with everything you want. This magical Caribbean island is owned by the magician David Copperfield.
The charming tropical style of the five guest houses and expertly prepared global cuisine to relish at one of the scenic dining venues or the moonlit beach make it a memorable visit.
Of course, the catch is that you can only book the entire island for a minimum of four nights, whether for two or 24 people.
You also get a night at Dave’s Drive-In (a movie theater on the beach) with Junior Mints and popcorn. Tennis, catamaran excursions, scuba diving, or snorkeling; the place has it all with its flip-flop simplicity.
Some other of the most beautiful Caribbean islands not to miss
These are not only popular destinations but beautiful places to head during the winter months for perfect weather. Each one has a selection of the best luxury resorts.
- Domincan Republic (Punta Cana)
- Puerto Rico (San Juan)
- Jamaica (Montego Bay. Ocho Rios)
- US Virgin Islands (St Thomas, St John, St Croix, and Water Island)
- Virgin Gorda
- Saint Vincent
- Saint Martin
Best Bits to end with!
The Caribbean has some of the most expensive islands if you go in high season. You could splurge on for a romantic, family, or solo getaway. There’s an abundance of luxury villas, resorts, hotels, or beach houses at these expensive destinations for stay.
The sun, the sand, and the waves feel great on any island but feel extra special and luxurious on the most expensive Caribbean islands.
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