It’s Island Time: Top 5 Summer Retreats
Summertime means island time: blue sea, white sand, and watercolor sunsets. Discover our tried-and-true traveler favorites for a foolproof island getaway.2015-12-28
Summertime means island time: blue sea, white sand, and watercolor sunsets. Add a swimsuit and a cocktail, and you have a recipe for a heavenly escape.
Below, our tried-and-true traveler favorites for a foolproof island getaway.
Jamaica: Roaring Pavilion & Spa on the Beach
You may recognize Roaring Pavilion’s private beach from the scene in the James Bond film Dr. No, when Sean Connery greets Ursula Andress emerging from the surf. That’s only one of many awe-inspiring details about this five-bedroom villa, named “one of the best villas in the world” by Condé Nast. Guests are treated to unlimited spa services, a staff of 12 (including a French-trained chef), a heated infinity pool, private gym and much, much more. View Roaring Pavilion & Spa on the Beach.
Turks & Caicos: Amazing Grace
Set directly on more than 600 ft. of private beachfront on Grace Bay, consistently named one of the best beaches in the world, this five-bedroom property offers the very best in island living. With a heated pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor Ping-Pong, and a spacious terrace, guests can take full advantage of the cooling sea breezes and stunning sunset views. View Amazing Grace.
St. Lucia: C’est La Vie
Situated on the northernmost peninsula of St. Lucia and surrounded by lush tropical foliage, five-bedroom C’est La Vie provides a unique sense of seclusion and tranquility. A short path leads from the villa to two hidden coves, one where guests can swim and snorkel, and another with a quiet, sandy beach. View C’est La Vie.
St. Barts: Wings
Contemporary design connoisseurs will love Wings, a sleek, modern four-bedroom villa set in the hillside of St. Jean. All four bedrooms have exceptional views over the bay, and the heated pool and covered pool deck are artfully lit in the evening, creating a mesmerizing ambiance. View Wings.
Hawaii: Hualalai Estate
Located on the grounds of the Four Season’s luxurious Hualalai Resort on the Kona-Kohala Coast of The Big Island, Hualalai Estate offers over 6,300 sq. ft. of living space with five bedrooms, an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fire pit, and garden shower lanais. Guests also have access to the resort spa, sports club, tennis courts, restaurants, beaches, pools and so much more. View Hualalai Estate.
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