When you’re thinking of ‘getting away’ from it all, one can easily imagine white sugary beaches, idyllic palm trees swaying above your head, sunglasses on, great book in hand and a cocktail smoothly slipping down in the afternoon sun. We know this to be true because here at Oxford Private Travel we are all doing the same thing. Now, just to trump that, throw in endless treatments, massages, healthy yet delicious food and activities to keep your body as happy as your soul. And it IS possible to have it all; with these six Caribbean Spa getaways, where you’ll feel utter luxury yet without the guilt factor, and you will return home feeling nurtured & nourished in mind & body.
Sandy Lane, Barbados.
Jet into Barbados to one of the most prestigious locations on the island, with a stunning beach as a backdrop to the rooms and restaurants and an award-winning Spa to indulge and unwind in. With sumptuously selected treatment suites, a complete fitness facility and an extensive menu of spa services, this spa resort offers the ultimate in decadent relaxation. Expertly trained therapists committed to providing exceptional personalised care to each guest, ensure a blissful spa experience. We also highly recommend the Sandy Lane Hot Stone Massage using aromatic oils to allow a sense of deep relaxation.
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos.
Only accessible by boat this dreamy cluster of private villas and beach houses makes for the perfect secluded and elegant holiday. All properties have access to all facilities, such as the large infinity pool, floodlit tennis courts and a selection of inclusive water sports. Parrot Cay boasts an award winning COMO Shambala Spa, with a wide variety of yoga and pilates retreats and a very tempting range of holistic treatments. Then have no fear, once all this pampering and health-giving activity has taken place, Parrot Cay has an impressive choice of restaurants to either indulge in (or to feel smug & super healthy in). if we were to return tomorrow we would be most excited about delving into the Japanese baths with that view of the North Caicos Channel.
Carlisle Bay, Antigua.
With a stunning bay that shimmers in a perfect curve, being split into one end for families and the other for couples and adults, we wonder why this isn’t the norm for most hotels! Carlisle Bay offers exquisite suites, all with a beach view and offering different highlights depending on the preferences of each guest. Saunter down to the pristine beach for many different sports activities and take your pick from their amazing restaurants, they even have an Italian restaurant with a wood oven for all your European needs! The Blue Spa feels like walking on a cloud, every need is met, there is enough to entertain and relax you for an entire holiday, including facials, massages and scrubs. Then there's use of the high tech gym, a juice bar to refuel and energise and yoga and tennis sessions if the desire so takes you for something slightly more active...
Sugar Beach by Viceroy, St Lucia.
The Rainforest Spa in Sugar beach is cradled in the embrace of St Lucia’s World Heritage-listed Pitons, the hotel combining colonial Caribbean style, with New-England beach living, to give a sense of space yet luxury to every guest. With breathtakingly dramatic scenery, the spa hosts seven traditionally-built tree houses for the different treatments which are all reassuringly free from chemicals. These all-natural rituals utilize the bounty of St Lucia’s natural world, unleashing beauty secrets the islanders have known for centuries. Bananas, the local pride, to firm, tighten and smooth away wrinkles; coconut to exfoliate; aloe vera to rejuvenate; and rich cocoa butter to heal and hydrate. Leave Sugar Bay feeling entirely at peace, having found serenity beneath the Pitons, amongst the rainforest having soaked up all the goodness the island has to offer.
Viceroy Mayakoba, Mexico.
The Viceroy is the place to embrace the slower pace of life, to absorb the sights, aromas and sounds of the stunning coastline and tropical forests. Each villa has a private plunge pool and a beautifully furnished terrace to enable a feeling of outdoor living, perfect for soaking up the Mexican sunshine. The Ancient Mayan principles are applied to their rituals within the spa, offering a range of traditions including a Mayan Rain Massage or time spent relaxing in the Mayan Fertility House. The spa also draws inspiration from the Maya Riviera, a natural treasure trove of curatives in this unspoilt stretch of rainforest. Using ancient aromatic Mayan herbs and natural marine elements the spa concerns itself with using nature to heal, restore and rejuvenate. What one will find on visiting this oasis of calm and tranquility will remain with you as you return home; the sound of waves lapping on the beach, the soothing practices honed over millennia and the excellent service from all staff will, without a doubt, bring you peace and relaxation which you can take home with you.
If we have managed to tempt you with talk of deep relaxation, warmth, sandy beaches, age-old traditions combined with modern luxuries & generally finding your zen, then please give us a call on 01993 899 430 or enquire here for more.