The rich and famous’ frequent island-hopping in the Caribbean and Latin American has rewarded them with many beautiful beaches and first-rate hotels and resorts. If you plan to splurge on a tropical paradise vacation in Latin America or the Caribbean, check out any of these resorts that you may want to consider.
This private island is owned by Virgin Group tycoon Richard Branson and is known for its sheer exclusivity. Coincidentally (or not perhaps), Necker Island is located in the British Virgin Islands. Since the island is Branson’s turf, you can also see his private home there. Necker Island also offers six villas, cabins and a luxury catamaran
Located in the Mexican municipality of Los Cabos (famous for its Lover’s Beach in Cabo San Lucas), Las Ventanas al Paraiso is aptly named because it gives you a peek of tropical paradise. Operated by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts based in the US, Las Ventanas al Paraiso features charmingly austere adobe-designed structures that focus great attention to detail. It has been one of the top luxury resorts in Mexico for decades. It has suites, junior suites, villas, cabanas, five restaurants, private hot tubs, a pool, a fitness center, a spa, and a salon, two tennis courts, and so much more.
Also located in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Palmilla has a different architecture compared to Las Ventanas. There, guests encounter timeless Spanish architecture that blends well with the beautiful beach environment. It has guest rooms, suites, 13 private villas, international cuisine, a golf course, a tennis court, water sports facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a lot more. And one of the best things about this resort is that it is only a 15-minute drive away from the international airport.
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is only a recently-opened resort but already it has drawn countless plaudits from guests and critics. The hotel and resort have a rustic style that beautifully fits in the romantic colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. If you want to explore island villages (whose lifestyle has remained intact for centuries), a guided and private excursion is in order.
Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Hotel Salto Chico is the perfect hideaway for the big-ticket adventurers. It is the only the luxury resort within the confines of the national park. Hotel Salto Chico offers excellent expedition options for guests who want to explore the beauty and remoteness of the Patagonia region. It boasts award-winning architecture, healthful but delicious cuisine, a spa, a bar, a store, stables (if you want to go horseback riding), and a lot more.
The mystical Chilean town of San Pedro de Atacama has been a magnet for tourists for its archaeological ruins, other cultural sites, and magnificent natural wonders. Guests who visit San Pedro de Atacama can retreat to Awasi for luxury, privacy, hearty local meals, and austere but authentic lodgings.
This beautiful country-club-like luxury hideaway sits among lush flowering plants and mahogany trees. Sandy Lane in Barbados offers 112 guest rooms, a golf course, a swimming pool, a spa, nine tennis courts, a yoga center, a fitness center, a Pilates center, water sports facilities, boutiques, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Legendary illusionist David Copperfield owns these eleven beautiful islands in the Exuma chain. on the main island, there are five immaculate exclusive estates which can accommodate up to 24 people. A luxury hotel is situated on these virtually untouched beaches gives the guests the opportunity to enjoy the pure white sands and crystal-clear waters, which provides the perfect backdrop for many fun things like treasure hunts and other island adventures, which are set up by no less than Copperfield himself and his team.
Situated on the pristine white-sand beach along the Caribbean coast, the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort used to be “James Bond” creator Ian Fleming’s property. Now it has been operating as a successful luxury resort since it re-opened in 2010. It still retains remnants of the prior ownership, including Fleming’s main house. The 52-acre property also has cottages, tropical gardens, and 20 accommodations situated around a lagoon.
Eden Rock is a luxury resort in St. Barthelemy, or St. Barths, which used to be the home of St. Barth’s very first mayor. It stands on the rock that looks over the St. Jean Bay. Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes are among Eden Rock’s star-studded guests, so there’s another plus factor for the hotel. It has 32 rooms and suites and 2 villas. Guest rooms are equipped with antiques and rain showers. Michelin-decorated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten prepares delicately-prepared meals in his two restaurants at the resort.
Sitting above a whimsical fishing village, Ponta dos Ganchos is located hundreds of miles south of Rio de Janeiro yet is close to the lush rainforests and emerald waters. This cozy enclave boasts 25 vast bungalows, the Beach Restaurant, a spa, an inclusive breakfast, facilities for corporate and banquet affairs, and luxurious transportation.
Eolo el Calafate is a 7,500-acre property that stands solitary in the La Anita Valley, on the eastern flank of Mount Frias in the Patagonian town of El Calafate, province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. Guests will be delighted to watch rheas (large birds related to ostrich and emu) grazing at the vast steppes. Other activities include riding on horseback, mountain biking, and trips to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Situated on the seaside cliff in the Mexican city of Zihuatanejo, it has 59 rooms, offers decks that are equipped with swimming pools and overlook the stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Guests can rely on the personal assistants who will help arrange day trips that range from whale-watching to scuba diving to golfing.
Imanta Resort is a luxury resort situated in the seaside village of Punta Mita, in the Mexican state of Nayarit. Guests will enjoy the best the rainforests and the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. It features only eight suites and three villas which can hold up to 30 guests. It also has a spa and a wellness center, excellent cuisine, and diverse adventure offerings (including hiking, fishing, kayaking, sailing, kite-surfing, and yachting). It is perfect both for romantic getaways or family trips.