Go Big! Luxury Caribbean Group Getaways
For two or more families vacationing together, three generations seeking a memorable escape, or a group of friends on the trip of a lifetime, a rental villa promises more privacy, more space and more independence than a resort, and often at a more reasonable rate.
Words by Natasha Were.
As well as offering some of the finest rental villas in the Cayman Islands, Cayman Villas’ passionate team readily share their insider knowledge and tips to help guests discover the best the islands have to offer. For large families, the fabulous seven-bedroom Coral Reef, with a double bunk room and lots of baby and toddler gear, is hard to beat. Spectacularly located right on Seven Mile Beach, staying at Coral Reef is all sun, sand and serenity. Spend lazy days beachcombing and relaxing in the cabana, cool off in the shady plunge pool, find fun for all ages in the superbly equipped games and TV room, or cook up a storm in the chef’s kitchen. www.caymanvillas.com
Dedicated to offering five-star service and superlative accommodations, Caymans Luxury Retreats’ portfolio of fine properties includes several residences at the ultra-luxe The Watercolours. Jaw-dropping views of aquamarine seas through floor-to-ceiling windows are only the tip of the iceberg at this exclusive development on Seven Mile Beach. The three and four bedroom units are beautifully appointed and resort-style amenities include a stunning tiered infinity pool on the beach, a sea-view gym, massage room, owners’ conservatory, 24-hour security, valet parking and a concierge to help plan day trips, dining experiences and more. www.caymansluxuryretreats.com
With immaculate design, unparalleled privacy and personal concierges The Source’s handpicked collection of beachfront properties, offer unforgettable experiences on Providenciales, TCI. Situated on the world-famous Grace Bay, Villa Awa is an oasis of cool, contemporary calm. A super-stylish six bedroom villa, including a kids’ room with built-in bunk beds, there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out: sip sundowners by the sunken fire pit, relax on day-beds built over the pool, swim in the crystal clear sea, or watch the latest blockbuster in the media room. With a chef, butler and housekeeper at your disposal, there is nothing more you could wish for. www.thesource.tc
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Jamaica at The Tryall Club where a series of privately owned condos and villas are scattered across 2,200 acres of green hills, rolling lawns and private beachfront. Haystack Villa, perfect for multi-generational families, features eight bedrooms, capacious open plan living spaces, long, shady verandas, a large, heated pool and panoramic ocean views. A team of housekeepers, butlers and chefs take care of the cooking, cleaning and organising, so that you can fill your days with on-site water sports, tennis lessons and rounds of golf, with the option to enrol the kids at the excellent Kids Club, or hire a nanny for the duration of your stay. www.tryallclub.com
Covering both the US and the British Virgin Islands, with Vacation VI you can choose from among half a dozen emerald isles, all boasting picture perfect beaches, azure waters and luxurious private villas. Sand Dollar Estate on St. Thomas is one such property that has hosted politicians, sportsmen and rock stars, drawn by the secluded location and the exceptional amenities, including a spa room, fitness centre, multi-level decks and a private beach. With six bedrooms in the main house and three in the cottage, it offers space, privacy and luxury for up to 24 guests. www.vacationvi.com
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Set like a topaz jewel in the Caribbean Sea, the easternmost of the Cayman Islands, Cayman...