Stay and Play
What better way to enjoy the Caribbean than an active holiday with family and friends? Whether lounging poolside or in search of real adventure, these destinations offer the perfect blend of island-style activities and just the right amount of relaxation to create the memories of a lifetime.
Words by Caroline Key
Once home to spy author Ian Fleming, GoldenEye Villa is now at the heart of a luxurious collection of cottages and suites. A private playground of hidden inlets, beaches and seductive tropical groves, this resort offers everything in the way of sunning, swimming and celestial distraction. In addition to lagoon rafting, tennis and yoga, there is also the ultimate indulgence of a full service open-air spa. For those Bond-like characters who love an adventure, we suggest mountain biking up to Firefly – famed hideaway of Sir Noël Coward – the ocean views are as breathtaking as 007 himself.
One of Abaco’s best-kept secrets, Blackfly Lodge is home to some of the finest fly-fishing known to Man. With crystal clear waters and miles of untouched flats, this elite fishing lodge is the ideal spot for any angler. Whether on a guided charter or casting from shore, there is something for everyone and after a day of excitement out on the water, guests are greeted with cocktails and appetisers before a sumptuous dinner of Bahamian-inspired dishes. Afterwards, guests can retire to the porch to enjoy special aged rum or wile away the evening chatting in the bar.
SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB
On an island as secluded as this, the beachfront bungalows of Southern Cross Club are a modern-day Crusoe’s ultimate dream. With world-class diving on your doorstep, the charm and barefoot luxury of this intimate resort is hard to beat. After exploring the depths of famous Bloody Bay Wall or looking for bonefish along the glistening shallows, there is still plenty to do. But if a meandering bike ride or leisurely kayak sound too much like hard work, just enjoy the sound of pure relaxation before a private dinner under the stars.
WINDHAVEN BEACH VILLAS
Turks & Caicos
If your idea of the perfect getaway includes soft sand beaches, private sun decks and turquoise waters as far as the eye can see, then Windhaven Beach Villas is for you – especially if you are into the latest extreme sports. Nestled in the tranquil dunes of Long Bay Beach, these five-star luxury villas offer full concierge service and patio access to one of the best kitesurf locations in the world. A haven for kiters and hammock-lovers alike, the warm, shallow water and steady breeze make this an ideal spot to master that new trick or simply sit back and take it all in.
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