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What are the Most Expensive/Most Luxurious Resorts on the Caribbean?

May 16th, 2002, 09:30 AM
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What are the Most Expensive/Most Luxurious Resorts on the Caribbean?

Im looking to go to one of the top places in the Caribbean. What are the absolute most expensive/ or most luxurious resorts in the entire caribbean (with excellent location) please post!

 
May 16th, 2002, 09:33 AM
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Janie-
If you are that loaded, hopefully you do something useful with your money too, like give to a charity of some kind.

I can understand wanting a luxurious vacation, but to truly say you want the MOST expensive vacation...that is kind of pretentious!
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:36 AM
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maybe K-Club on Barbuda
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:36 AM
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didnt mean any harm, just looking for somethign nice. Lets re=phrase "most expensive" with "Nicest, prettiest" Ok...anyone out there with suggestions for the nicest & prettiest resort, please post! Thanks!
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:38 AM
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I agree, that's not the best way to ask for help.

But, to answer your question, I think the Four Seasons Nevis usually ranks right up there.
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:42 AM
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Come one people, she said expensive. How about Necker island? At $15,000 minimum daily rate, a staff at your beack and call, and totally gorgeous (from the photos, I can't afford that!!!), it definitely qualifies.
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:44 AM
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Sorry for the atrocious spelling - let's try that again.

Come on people, she said expensive. How about Necker island? At $15,000 minimum daily rate, a staff at your beck and call, and totally gorgeous (from the photos, I can't afford that!!!), it definitely qualifies.
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:45 AM
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Janie-sorry I should not have been so hard on you!

I understand you wanting a clean upscale place in the caribbean, especially since alot of the islands do not have the same standard as us!

I prefer Aruba, because it is somewhat Americanized and still has the island feel to it, though others will definitely disagree. What I mean is the resorts are beautifully landscaped.

I like the Hyatt, Marriott and Raddison in Aruba. All are beautifully landscaped with wonderful swimming pools. And very very clean!
 
May 16th, 2002, 09:54 AM
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Janie -

When you post on a forum such as this, you need to be a bit more specific with respect to your wants and desires for a vacation. There are all sorts of luxury resorts - and different opinions of what makes a luxury resort. For instance - I would bet that some of the AI (All-Inclusive) resorts such as Beaches or Sandals tout themselves as luxurious, but the folks at the Four Seasons Nevis or Parrot Cay or Cap Juluca would take issue with that.

Talk about your desires in realistic fashion - total budget, top beach, general location in caribbean, accessibility, kids/no kids, seclusion, activity, etc. The more detail the better.
 
May 16th, 2002, 10:34 AM
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most expensive/luxurious often go hand in hand but you also have to look at the variety of accomodations within the luxury resorts. Sure Necker and many of the private islands will set you back a pretty penny but doubt you are thinking along those lines. Maybe Sandy Lane with your own butler for 2 $1,000 bills a nite will get you luxurious but there are others too. Four Seasons ranks up there, Cap Juluca, Malliouhana (both on Anguilla), Jumby Bay or Curtain Bluff on Antigua , Nisbet on Nevis, Carl Gustaf or Hotel LeToiny on St. Barts. Am sure there are others that get the 5 star status and deserve it (Meridian Club and Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos are wonderful but not for spas, glitter and luxury but are elegant in their own way). Petit St. Vincent in the Grenadines. Jamaica Inn. Horned Dorsset but not familiar with that property personally. These island also have most of the really fabulous resorts with many of the busy well-traveled ones offering more modest accomodations (someone suggested Aruba but there is no true luxury resorts there). All of the above might "fit" but it depends how you define luxurious and excellent location.
 
May 16th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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Just returned from wedding/honeymoon
on St. John, USVI. Caneel Bay resort
is lovely, very upscale but if you
want real luxury. Rent a villa on
St. John, you have every price range
available. Gorgeous gorgeous island.
A villa is definitely the way to go.
Hire a private chef to come to your
villa like we did. It was the most
romantic evening. Fabulous food.

If you want more info, please don't
hesitate to drop me an email.

When researching the internet, I did
see an upscale resort on the island
of Mystique. Mick Jagger also rents
out his house on that tiny island.
Check it out. Again, a villa on
St. John is fabulous.

Nancy
 
May 16th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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Nancy-

What private villa did you stay at? Also, you said you hired a private chef? Just curious, for all of your meals or dinner only? And how much was he?

One more question, where did you book your villa through? And do they have any villas on the water?

Lots of questions, thanks in advance
 
May 16th, 2002, 12:57 PM
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You want the best, and one of the most expensive? Check out Musha Cay for $20,000 per day!!
Copy this link:
http://bahamas.wheretostay.com/property/1406.html

Now that place is nice....but out of my league.
 
May 16th, 2002, 01:42 PM
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Will you take me here?

http://www.telescopeproperties.com/carenage.htm
 
May 16th, 2002, 01:54 PM
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Found this the other day, but out of my price range. Looks awesome!
http://www.psvresort.com/
 
May 16th, 2002, 02:09 PM
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psv is not luxurious. Nice spot, casual, private but not a real luxury vacation. Try Cap Juluca, Sandy Lane,
Four Seasons, St. Barts, Cuisinart and any Ritz Carlton.
 
May 16th, 2002, 02:44 PM
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What about K Club on Barbuda or Jumby Bay in Antigua
 
May 16th, 2002, 03:12 PM
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Ritz Carlton, St.Thomas.
 
May 16th, 2002, 03:36 PM
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okay nancy!
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is there a thread that you've missed, Nancy? Yes many villas are appointed very nicely and are luxurious but short on the pampering and personal service. Nice for saving a few bucks though and doing the catering, cooking and cleaning yourself unless you head to one of the islands that feature fully-staffed villas. Also few villas on St. John are beachfront (those that are are lovely) but who wants to sit in the hills, dip in a "pool/hot tub" and drive to the beaches. That's not luxury by my definition. If you insist on St. John, Caneel Bay is very upscale, just lovely, but lacks the glitz that many think makes luxury. But has wonderful beaches on the property. Cotton House, Mustique!!
 
May 16th, 2002, 03:42 PM
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Think that the owners of PSV and the many fans would be surprised to find out that it isn't luxurious. Private, true and wonderfully comfortable cottages where privacy is paramount. Lunch delivered on the beach. Your own private little hammock area on the beach. It all depends on how you define luxury - the glitz, glamour and new jazzed up high maintainace manicured places with marble bathrooms or the truely traditional resorts that feature personal service, very comfortable luxurious accomodations but not the marble, gold fixtures and all the rest. Biras Creek, Guana Island and Peter Island all come to mind.
 

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