Where to Stay in Trinidad and Tobago

6,000 rooms, 52% occupancy Overview The distinction should be made between laid-back Tobago and bustling Trinidad, which attracts a fair amount of business travelers. In Port of Spain, the Hyatt Regency, Carlton and Hilton provide a stylish retreat from a sometimes overbearing city. In Tobago, Pigeon Point is one of the better beaches, with the nearby Coco Reef Resort, while …

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Where to Stay in Aruba

8,800 rooms, 78% occupancy Overview Aruba has a big timeshare occupancy, but there are some fantastic beach-side resorts along Palm Beach hosting some familiar names such as Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn, Radisson, Renaissance, and Marriot. The hotel menu comprises couples-only, all-inclusive and family-oriented with kids clubs and bountiful activities. Deals With so many hotels competing in such a small island, visitors …

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Where to Stay in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

2,500 rooms Overview For exquisite luxury, A-list style, you’ll need to head down to Mustique, or private Palm Island. On St. Vincent, accommodation is primarily in informal, modest guest houses. None of the big chains have yet to dip a toe into St. Vincent. Deals St. Vincent is already cheap, but connections to the island are a drawback. Highlights Firefly …

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Where to Stay in St. Lucia

4,600 rooms, 58% Overview Rodney Bay and Reduit Beach are the prime locations, with high-quality family all-inclusive resorts such as the Rex Resorts St Lucian, St. James Club and Smugglers Cove. Sandals also has a presence with three resorts on the island. Deals Plenty of guest houses and guest houses to choose from, particularly heading away from the beaches. Highlights …

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Where to Stay in St. Barts

Overview This tiny French island is the place to go for exclusive, luxury accommodation and dining. St. Jean and Cul de Sac are some of the prettiest spots but the island is so small that it’s hard to pick out a single highlight. Deals Not so much. Highlights Eden Rock on St. Jean and the Hotel Guanahani at Grand Cul …

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Where to Stay in St. Martin

Overview The landmark hotel is La Samanna in the Lowlands, just over the border from the Dutch side, an elegant resort which hosts the occasional celebrity. The new Riu Palace at Anse Marcel, previously a Radisson, finally looks to have got this quiet cove right and should add a shot of much-needed quality to the French side. Otherwise, some pretty …

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Where to Stay in Martinique

7,700 rooms, 55% Overview Most of the resorts are around St. Anne, St. Francois and Trois Ilets, such as the well-received Club Med in St. Anne and Plein Soleil in St. Francois. Deals One of the most expensive islands in the Caribbean, so don’t expect to find too many savings. The cheaper hotels around Fort de France are on the …

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Where to Stay in Guadeloupe

4,500 rooms, 55% Overview The best beaches, and thus the savviest resorts, are along the south coast of Grand Terre, in Gosier, St. Anne and St. Francois, where you’ll find a strip of three- and four-star resorts, such as the Club Med La Caravelle in St. Anne. Deals Not too many unless booking with flight directly from France. Highlights The …

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Where to Stay in the Cayman Islands

4,500 rooms, 68% occupancy Overview Most resorts are along the magnificent Seven Mile Beach or on West Bay. Big names include Marriot, Ritz-Carlton and Westin. Deals Even the standard summer reductions can’t hide the fact that Grand Cayman is expensive by normal standards. The biggest savings are likely to be in the private villas and apartments such as The Grand …

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Where to Stay in Barbados

6,600 rooms, 67% occupancy Overview Most of the luxury hotels are on the so-called Platinum West Coast, but there are villas and inns around the south coast where prices are more reasonable, and close to St. Lawrence Gap for bars and restaurants. Deals Shop around at the guest houses on the South Coast off season, but expect to book well …

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Where to Stay in Antigua and Barbuda

4,500 rooms, 55% Overview A host of relatively new luxury resorts such as Jumby Bay and Blue Waters, sit alongside mid-range resorts typically clustered around Dickenson Bay in the north and English Harbour on the south coast. Things really tone down over summer, when it might be harder to find accommodation in a guest house or small inn. Deals The …

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Where to Stay in St. Maarten

3,500 rooms, 55% Overview Still waiting for a planned luxury hotel, the Dutch side of the island is mainly timeshare resorts, but the all-inclusive Sonesta Maho and Sonesta Great Bay are the main resorts, with the Westin on Dawn Beach a relatively recent arrival. Most of the hotels are near the airport, with not much going on in the capital …

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Where to Stay in the BVI

2,000 rooms, 67% Overview Spans the full range from local guesthouses on the more remote islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke to luxury private islands such as Necker and Little Thatch Island Deals Check BVI Tourism for a large list of local inns and guest houses where rooms rarely pass the $100/night barrier. Highlights Peter Island has five private …

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Where to Stay in the USVI

5,000 rooms, 57% occupancy. Overview Some top resorts in St. Thomas, mainly around Charlotte Amalie and East End, close to the best beaches, with plenty on offer for families with kids. The Marriot and Ritz Carlton are the flagship resorts, but there are plenty of guest houses and villas for rent. In St. John, most of the hotels are low-impact, …

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Where to Stay in Puerto Rico

13,000 rooms, 65% occupancy. Overview Plenty of brand-name resorts around San Juan, including the Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Hilton, Wyndham, Sheraton, and InterContinental mean visitors can enjoy impeccable standards of dining and services on some of the best beaches. Deals Look out for resorts which offer free accommodation for children staying in the parents’ room, and scour the booking websites for last-minute …

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