The Caribbean encompasses 13 sovereign nations, each of which bristles with exquisite hotels and resorts. So while you might know for certain that you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, deciding where to stay can be overwhelming. Whether you’re looking to get active on the water or simply in need of some digital detachment, these wellness retreats can provide a much needed reset.
This award-winning, five-star resort in St. Lucia boasts 170 rooms and suites, each with its own pillow menu. With three freshwater swimming pools, two tennis courts and a wide range of activities including scuba diving, waterskiing and more, the property offers a variety of ways to connect with nature and escape from the stresses of modern life.
Located on the northern Gold Coast of the Dominican Republic, Amanera is well known for its luxury accommodations in a family-friendly setting. The resort offers an 18-hole clifftop championship golf course, kitesurfing and mountain hiking, as well as signature Aman spa therapies with treatments inspired by the healing practices of the indigenous Taino people.
Set among 43 acres of vegetation on the central Caribbean island of Antigua, this $50 million resort has clearly invested in themes of luxury and wellness. Each of the 60 rooms boasts a private balcony overlooking the property’s gardens and two freshwater pools. It also is home to a 2,500-square-foot spa whose traditional Indian healing principles are reflected in personal training sessions and private yoga classes.
Located in St. George’s, Grenada, Sandals is a luxury all-inclusive resort whose rooms (with plunge pools and sea views) provide the perfect foundation for a weekend centered around wellness. Spread over 17 acres on the southwestern tip of the island—with five pools, 10 restaurants and more—this is the perfect place for a private couple's getaway.
Malliouhana Auberge Resort
Dotted across 25 acres, this hotel is perfectly situated amid the peace and tranquility of Anguilla’s Turtle Cove. The resort emphasizes wellness with an outdoor yoga pavilion and serene spa with its own infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Additional activities include sailing, paddleboarding and even cliff jumping for more adventurous R&R-seekers.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
Located in Anguilla, this resort emulates the clean design of Greek whitewashed architecture. The sprawling property includes multiple fitness facilities, extensive spa treatments and golfing. The hotel’s wellness program includes organic facials, hydrotherapy, water-based spin classes and even stand-up paddleboard yoga.
Tucked into a green cove on the southern coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is a five-star resort with an emphasis on health and relaxation. Its 87 suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows leading to private balconies or terraces. For the ultimate wellness experience, the resort plans to launch an integrative health retreat, which will lead guests through acupuncture treatments, a personalized massage, yoga classes, meditation sessions and nature walks.
Jewel Paradise Cove
Located on the northern coast of Jamaica, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive, adults-only property where luxury meets fitness and relaxation. In addition to three pools, spinning and yoga classes and a two-floor wellness center, guests can enjoy morning water aerobics in the ocean or afternoon hiking through the jungle. A sunset cruise ends the day in paradise.
Como Parrot Cay
Located on a 1,000-acre private island 30 minutes from Providenciales, Como Parrot Cay is one of Turks and Caicos’ poshest hideaways. With just 75 rooms, the boutique hotel is an ideal vacation spot for any traveler. The Como Shambhala Retreat offers private yoga classes and hot river stone massages, while kayaks and snorkeling gear are on hand for water lovers.
Located on St. Lucia, Jade Mountain is an exquisite hilltop resort that prohibits digital technology. Guests can disconnect from the rest of the world and focus on bird-watching, scuba diving and enjoying the property’s 24 infinity pools.