Three Caribbean Islands on the Green List


“In a crowded field of Caribbean islands to be on the green watch list, Barbados is an exceptional option for a summer getaway,” Hugh Morris told The Daily Telegraph. It has long been popular with British visitors. That will likely be truer than ever this year given the limited options presented by the government’s traffic light system – green means you can now get there without having to quarantine yourself upon your return.

The beaches are one of the main draws. Mullins Beach is ideal for safe swimming. Gibbes, a “300-meter arch of pristine golden sand, backed by tall trees” just south of Mullins is a “serious contender for the best beach on the west coast. [and is] entirely non-marketed ”, is matched only by Paynes Bay, with its long beach of fine white sand and safe swimming.

Sandals Resorts offer ultra-high luxury on the island, says Jim Wyss on Bloomberg. When its Royal Barbados hotel (sandals.com) reopened in mid-May, “elite guests,” paying up to $ 6,000 a night to stay in top-tier suites, were welcomed to the airport by Rolls-Royce Ghosts. Rooms come with personal infinity pools, butler service, and balconies with soaking tubs for two. Prices drop with stays of several days. Even so, the suites offer Caribbean exclusivity with a corresponding price tag.

Laid-back luxury in Antigua

Antigua’s new Hammock Cove hotel (around £ 810, hamockcoveantigua.com) is pure gold, Katy Winter says for Mail Online. Each of the property’s 42 villas is ‘light and airy’ and has a large private terrace and infinity pool overlooking a calm sea – the perks of being located on the less crowded Atlantic side of the island. “In addition to the sugar sand beach, postcard-worthy sea and a few very plush padded beach chairs, [the hotel also has] a fully equipped and delightfully cool gym, a luxurious spa and a range of water sports available just meters from your room. ”

Britishness with sun

The Quintessence Hotel in Anguilla

Anguilla is a well-managed British Overseas Territory with British overtones, such as left-hand driving, a day off for the Queen’s birthday, and a mahogany-lined avenue planted in 1937 to honor the coronation of the King George VI, explains Nigel Tisdall in The Daily Telegraph. . It has 33 beaches of warm white sand, including Meads Bay, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean.

British visitors typically connect to the island via Antigua, a 50-minute flight away. But once you’re here, “it’s all about the dreamy beach and dazzling ocean … backed by a vibrant food scene that ranges from star-rated hotel restaurants to funky food trucks – expect dinner from superb local fish and lobsters “.

In Meads Bay, on the west side, “the buzz is back,” Nicola Chilton said in The Times. French restaurant Jacala diners come not only for the “fabulous lunch, but also for the beachfront location”. And just up the hill, out of sight, is probably “the greenest garden on the island, filled with palm trees, frangipani and bougainvillea”. Welcome to the Quintessence Hotel (around £ 430, qhotelanguilla.com), a so-called “grand tropical mansion” with nine suites and the largest collection of Haitian art outside of Haiti. Alternatively, on the curve of Maundays Bay, sit in the Moroccan-style pool villas at Belmond’s Cap Juluca (around £ 835, belmond.com). They are among the most coveted rooms in Anguilla.


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