By Felicia J. Persaud
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 20, 2017: What is more luxurious than a Caribbean vacation on a private Caribbean island? If your budget lines up with this bucket list desire, then here are four top Caribbean hotels on private islands you should know of.
1: Peter Island Resort
Located on an 1,800-acre island about a 30 minute boat ride from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island Resort is the largest private island in the BVI. Once home to a fort and slave pens, the island was purchased by an avid sailor who established the resort that exists today. The 52-room Peter Island Resort is accessible by ferries, helicopters and a private yacht and is perfect for a relaxing vacation or a romantic getaway. The resort offers five beaches lining, serene pools, three restaurants and bars, an expansive views of neighboring islands. and a variety of beach, fitness, and water activities to choose from. Private villas offer exclusive accommodations and personalized service. Rates here for a 3-bed villa starts at USD 4,900 per night and includes meals. But if this is too steep for your pocket book, then try the USD 900 per night room rate.
2: Parrot Cay
A 35-minute boat ride from Providenciales, the main island in Turks and Caicos will land you at Parrot Cay, a private island report that is part of the COMO Hotels and Resorts group. The island itself is about 1,000 acres while the resort is 61 rooms and includes a mile-long beach. Two restaurants are located on the island. Celebrities who have stayed here include Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Penélope Cruz and Julia Roberts. In addition to the resort’s rooms, there is a collection of private villas and beach houses located a short distance from the resort in a location called Rocky Point. Owners of private homes in Parrot Cay include Donna Karan and Bruce Willis. COMO Parrot Cay’s villas boast have their own private pools, and many have direct beach access as well as the 24-hour services of butlers. Per night rate here starts at USD 750.
3: Rosewood Jumby Bay
Located about 2.5 km from Dutchman Bay on Antigua is the private island luxe beachfront resort Rosewood Jumby Bay. It features 40 rooms in octagonal cottages with a four-poster bed, a wrap-around terrace and an outdoor shower while the resort offers 3 restaurants, a beach bar and 2 outdoor pools, including 1 seafront infinity pool. The all-inclusive resort is next to a golf course, nestled on a private white sand beach and within easy reach of area attractions such as Dutchman’s Bay, American University of Antigua, and Kitesurf Antigua. Local attractions also include Hell’s Gate Island and Jabberwock Beach. Rooms rates here start at $1,850 per night. If you can shell out for a private villa you’ll get your own pool and private beach access. That starts at USD 6,000 per night.
4: Musha Cay Resort
The fourth top private island resort you should know of in the Caribbean is Musha Cay Resort in the Bahamas. This 700 acres resort and island is owned by world-famous illusionist David Copperfield and is located in the southern Bahamas pristine Exuma Cay islands. There are five separate homes situated around Musha Cay, which can accommodate up to 24 guests in total and dine in the 2,200 square-foot Balinese Beach Pavilion. For ultimate relaxation, take a snooze in a beach-side day bed, or soak in one of the four hot tubs. Experts say it is arguably the most luxurious private island in the world. Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Johnny Depp have all vacationed here. You book the entire island, whether there are two or 24 of you for $57,000 a night.