Hermitage Bay, Antigua
Few things in life are as good as they are broadcast to be, but Hermitage Bay is a rare gem that actually exceeds all. The beautiful natural environment at Hermitage Bay lays the foundation for their guiding principles; heartfelt concern for the guests, staff and environment, healthy living, and the restoration of mind, body and soul. The natural beauty and tranquility of the bay and gardens are healing in themselves. To further promote a sense of wellbeing, they offer luxurious organic treatments in the Garden Spa and provide regular yoga, meditation and pilates classes on the spa deck.
Only here: The 30-minute ride from the airport is largely on a private, rather unmaintained road. It's what gives Hermitage Bay guests unrivaled privacy.
When to go: As with most Caribbean destinations, May is a spectacular shoulder-season month to save and dodge the masses.
Eden Rock Hotel, St. Barts
Eden Rock – St Barths offers 34 highly individual accommodations located “on the rock”, dotted along the beach or set within the lush green garden. Each guest accommodation is individually decorated by Jane Matthews in her unique style. Flat screen satellite televisions and dvd players are available in all rooms, as well as complimentary high speed internet access, iPod docking stations, Bulgari amenities – and lots lots more… A generous and non-corporate business approach has always been the way at the family owned Eden Rock.
Only here: Each room at Eden Rock is unique. So unique, the Rockstar Villa comes with a recording studio.
When to go: St. Barts' resorts tiptoe into affordable realms during May and June.
Cayo Espanto, Belize
The South Pacific's overwater bungalows have a luxurious Caribbean rival. Belize's Cayo Espanto offers a private overwater bungalow off a private dock on a private island. All of it is a short flight from your not-so-private daily life.
Only here: The resort’s overwater villa (not pictured) features a glass floor to view sea life. We know of no other villa like this in the Caribbean. When to go: March and April offer the clearest water and weather.
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Romance is having no fourth wall, no doors, no windows — and no distractions — separating you from one of the world's most iconic views.
Only here: Sleep, eat, lounge and bathe inside a screensaver scene.
When to go: May is best for savings, and for securing the Galaxy Sanctuary, which offers a 270-degree wall-less view of the Pitons and Jade Mountain's private beach.
North Island, Seychelles
North Island is a luxury private island resort, in the heart of Seychelles. This is an exceptional destination, where unashamed luxury, bespoke service and a generous all-inclusive offering combine to give you exceptional privacy and exclusivity in your tropical home away from home.
Only here: Giant seeds (coco de mers) grow to resemble the human buttocks.
When to go: May to November, when cooling trade winds kick in.
Fowl Cay Resort, Exuma, Bahamas
Fowl Cay is a private island with a difference: discover six uniquely beautiful villas spread across a private 50-acre retreat in the secluded chain of the Exumas, Bahamas. No neighboring hotels, no passing ships, no crowds – just you and the excitement of exploring a special kind of wilderness. Made up of 365 tiny islands and cays, stretching across more than 120 miles of crystal-clear, warm turquoise water – the natural beauty of the Exumas is one of the most extraordinary settings on the planet. It's time to explore the world of Fowl Cay – no longer just a dream...
Only here: Villas come with a boat, but no boat captain. That’s your job. Private picnics, castaway fantasies — anything is possible amid 365 cays and islands.