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  • Written by: Lynda Schauf Laura's Travel Services Inc
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We find many of our clients are looking for a secluded destination where they can enjoy crystal clear waters, privacy and excellent dining. There are a number of resorts located in the Caribbean waters, not all are easy to navigate but the rewards are worth the transportation inconvenience.

Located on its own private island with 17 miles of pink sand beach, the Caribbean Sea on one side and a shallow lagoon on the other, lies Lighthouse Bay Resort. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, it is a gem located on small island of Barbuda – sister island to Antigua. With only nine suites, all offering a stunning view of both the clear-blue Caribbean and blue-green waters of the lagoon, this is an oasis for privacy and pampering. The 17 mile stretch of pink sand beach provides opportunities for sailing and snorkeling. Café Lagoon is the open-air dining venue located at the resort serving three gourmet meals daily offering freshly caught seafood and homemade pastas, enhanced with garden-grown organic vegetables.

The best room in the house is the Grand Suite, which comes with a king bed, living room, private terrace with direct beach access, an outdoor shower and a bedside Jacuzzi.

Parrot Cay and COMO Shambhala Retreat is a unique haven of peace and seclusion, located on a 1,000 acre private island in Turks and Caicos. The island is a 30 minute boat ride from Providenciales and features over a mile of white sand and shallow waters that appear to go on forever. The diving here is exceptional as are the numerous non-motorized sports including bone fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing and catamaran sailing.

The well-being center provides Asian-inspired treatments that include massages, emotional rebalancing holistic techniques, facials for restorative skincare and authentic Ayurvedic therapies. Experience the ancient Indian tradition of healing, restoring the natural state of equilibrium by rebalancing the three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Also available are non-surgical facial treatments using Dr. Hauschka’s all-natural skin products and Shambhala’s Purify products designed in exclusive collaboration with COMO Shambhala.

The Terrace Rooms and the Ocean Facing Rooms feature Balinese furniture, a four-poster bed draped in while voile and an airy bathroom with a ceramic bath and separate shower. The beach houses have a spacious living room with a dining area as well as a light-flooded conservatory with sun loungers. Truly a luxurious escape opportunity.

Located on Pasture Beach, home to the endangered Hawksbill Turtle, the luxury villa Tir Na Nog provides over 4,000 square feet of living space with two master suites and two courtyard guest rooms with individual baths, comfortably sleeping eight. This estate residence at Jumby Bay in Antiqua features an inviting azure swimming pool set directly off the beach as well a living, dining and lounging areas decorated with a mélange of Indo-Asian antiques and bamboo furniture.

The villa comes with its own golf cart, so guests can navigate the island on their own. With full resort services, including housekeeping and with full access to the resort’s restaurants, bars, pools, fitness facilities and spa, every family member can be happy.

Casa de Campo located in the Dominican Republic houses 63 holes of Pete Dye golf with the famed Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and Links golf course, ranked the number one course in the Caribbean.

The all new Casa de Campo is a sanctuary of pleasure and escape for all ages. In addition to children’s programs, there are also museums, art galleries and chic boutique shopping in the Altos de Chavon village and the elegant Marina.

The resort has Elite rooms and suites, as well as expansive villas which are perfect for families. Guests have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the resorts private Minitas Beach, the echo-friendly Healing Spa, polo, horseback riding, tennis, sport shooting and hunts, sailing, fishing, kayaking and snorkeling.

Privacy and exclusivity defines Hotel Le Toiny located on St. Barth’s most private and underdeveloped southeastern coast. The pastel-colored Villa Suites decorated in vibrant French Colonial style are set on a gentle slope, overlooking the bay of Toiny, each with private pools. Guests will enjoy breakfast every morning beside the villa’s private pool with its unsurpassed views of the ocean. The resort’s stylish open-air Restaurant Le Caiiac overlooks the ocean and the infinity pool. Awarded GRAND CHEF Relais & Chateau, Stephane Mazieres is known for innovative French cuisine blended with local Flavors.

Our team at Laura’s Travel Service, Inc. in Redlands is experienced at determining which is the best location for your vacation whether it be a romantic escape or memorable re-connection with family. Our travel consultants have been planning Caribbean vacations for over forty years, they are the professional travel advisor you can count on.