Craving an update on Caribbean resorts? We’ve got a quick fix for that. Read on for the update on new and rebranded properties, plus one more that’ll be opening any day now.
Barbados—The Club Barbados Resort and Spa
The 161-room property formerly known as Almond Beach Club Barbados has recently been rebranded as The Club Barbados Resort and Spa. Under the management of Elite Island Resorts, the resort is now open and welcoming guests to enjoy its all-inclusive luxury.
Guestrooms at The Club Barbados fall into one of three categories: standard, deluxe pool/gardenview and deluxe oceanview. All guestrooms feature dark wood furniture and brightly colored linens, plus air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bathroom, safety deposit box, tea/coffee maker, TV and beach towels.
On property are three pools, one jacuzzi and two restaurants. Guests can get active with a variety of watersports or the fully equipped fitness center, or enjoy a treatment at the full-service Praana Spa. Wireless Internet access is also available in public areas like the lobby and main bar. Off property, meanwhile, guests can enjoy local dining, shopping and entertainment, with excursions such as rum tours and fish frys available for booking as well.
Introductory all-inclusive rates at The Club Barbados start at $335 per room, per night, and are available through Dec. 20. For more information, call (866) 317-8009 or visit theclubbarbados.com.
British Virgin Islands—Bayhouse Villa
Perfect for weddings and family beach getaways, the newly introduced Bayhouse Villa—welcoming guests since last year—awaits on Virgin Gorda, the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands.
Bayhouse sits on two acres of private beachfront property, offering 6,000-sq.-ft. of space with three bedrooms—each with bathroom, air-conditioning and fans—plus living areas and a fully equipped kitchen in a separate building, connected via covered breezeway. The property also features WiFi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, washer and dryer, and kitchen with dishwasher, ice maker, espresso machine and additional appliances. Outdoor amenities include a pool with outdoor showers, sundeck, lounge area and direct beach access.
Daily housekeeping Monday through Saturday will ensure beach towels, towels and toiletries are kept fully stocked, with additional services such as a chef or babysitter available on request and at an extra cost.
Guests wishing to explore the area will find restaurants, shopping, beaches, the airport and the ferry terminal all just five minutes away. Excursions can be booked through third-party operators while on the island, with such activities as snorkeling, hiking, boating and diving all easy to find.
Weekly rates range from $4,900 to $14,700, depending on season and occupancy. For more information, visit bayhousevilla.com.
Turks and Caicos—Beach House Turks and Caicos
Anticipation is building as October draws nearer, when Beach House Turks and Caicos is set to open along the sands of Providencials’ Grace Bay Beach.
The 21-suite property is geared up to feature a plantation-style structure, with wide indoor spaces overlooking the bay. Guest suites, which are no smaller than 1,150 sq. ft., each feature a private beach pod for beachfront dining and relaxation. Decor will feature a distinctive Caribbean touch, while menu items from the property’s poolside restaurant and in-room dining will feature sea-to-table and local garden-to-table cuisine.
Nearby attractions include the full range of watersports, from diving to boating to scuba and snorkeling, as well as a day on the greens at Provo Golf Club. The staff at Beach House Turks and Caicos is happy to arrange these excursions for your clients.
Rates range from $532 to $1,038 per night on weekends and holidays, with special rates available during shoulder seasons. An opening special allows guests to enjoy a free room upgrade—based on availability—for stays before Dec. 20. For more information, call (855) 946-5800 or visit beachhousetci.com.