As the Grenadines are known to be less crowded than some of the neighboring islands, it is truly the perfect place to seek out undisturbed island experiences that are both indulgent and intimate. Strategically located on several islands, some of the best hotels in the Grenadines each offer a unique take on what it means to holiday in this remarkable Caribbean haven. Turquoise waters, tropical lushness both inland and near the water, sea view rooms and customized service by some of the most attentive staff in the Caribbean – can you really wish for more? Each place has its unique flair ranging from colonial charm to contemporary design aesthetic but one thing carries through – elegance and luxury is as much of a part of the hotel experience here as are the pristine white sand beaches.
Bequia Plantation Hotel
Located on the picturesque Bequia island, Bequia Plantation Hotel takes pride in offering unmatched breathtaking views of the naturally impressive landscape in an environment where luxury is embedded in every seam. Overlooking the yacht-filled Admiralty Bay, the hotel is adjoined by a 100-yard white sand beach. While the building dates back to the 1950s, it has been revamped to fit a stylish and modern luxury bill. With 22 rooms, suites, and villas, the majority of the accommodations consist of stand-alone cottages perfect for enjoying those gorgeous Caribbean sunsets with the sun dipping under the horizon and painting the sky and the water in awe-inspiring orange and pink hues. Lounge on your private porch and enjoy a refreshing cocktail watching the tall palm trees swaying above your head. The interiors of the rooms are lovely and bright, contrasting with the vibrancy of the Grenadines. Hues of blue and green are topped off with bright coral, orange, and deep blue accents, while white walls and crisp white linens keep things classy and elegant. The hotel’s own restaurant offers fresh local ingredients in creative recipes with unique flavors.
Petit St. Vincent Resort
On the southern tip of the Grenadines, the Petit St. Vincent resort, set on its own private island, is the epitome of island luxury. Set on 115 acres of Caribbean paradise island, there are only 22 exclusive and spacious one bedroom cottages and two bedroom beach villas that are all about privacy and serene views. Free from phones, wifi, and television, an escape to Petit St. Vincent is all about connecting with yourself and your loved ones while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful island scenes of the Caribbean. Communication with staff happens through an effective flag system where various colors represent different requests. Two restaurants offer island-inspired cuisine prepared by highly-trained gourmet chefs. Yoga pavilions, a Balinese-run luxury spa, and wellness center, and a vast selection of water and land activities ensure endless opportunities to enjoy what this stunning resort has on offer. The idyllic setting defines not only the island but the lovely cottages and villas set on the palm-dotted resort. Each accommodation is unique and no two are exactly alike. Furnished with low-set wooden furniture, the interiors represent both island aesthetic as well as perfect harmony. You won’t find a better place to soak in everything than on your private terrace with the most comfortable loungers, overlooking the peaceful Caribbean vista.
Set on the alluring tropical island of Mustique, Cotton House embodies colonial charm embellished with modern comfort and luxurious elegance. Surrounded by beautiful lush greenery, each space feels carefully thought through and made to fit the highest quality standards. Perfectly comfortable furnishings both indoors and outdoors carry the idea of effortless ease throughout the resort. A private pool, white-sand beach, various watersport activities, a gym, spa, and a boutique can all be found on the property, each within easy reach from one another. The wonderful Veranda restaurant is a definite highlight of this fantastic resort – a la carte meals served al fresco with the gentle sea breeze and warm Caribbean air feel particularly enjoyable. There are various rooms available, each offering a unique set of features. The sea view rooms excel with double bedrooms and stunning sea views of the Endeavour Bay and nearby islands. The deluxe sea view rooms also come with private plunge pools and outdoor showers. The cottages couldn’t be more charming as they are predominantly decorated in classic colonial Caribbean style with muslin drapes, large verandas, ceiling fans, and furnishings and fixtures radiating old-time elegance.
Bequia Beach Hotel
Located behind the soft golden sands of the Friendship Bay beach, Bequia Beach Hotel offers a full range of facilities and amenities that tick all the boxes on a gorgeous beach setting surrounded by lush grounds. The unmatched retro-chic style stretched over 10 acres with palm-dotted lawns can be felt throughout and especially in the island-inspired interiors with 1950s-style prints of various locations. Altogether there are 56 bedrooms within the hotel ranging from rather basic classic rooms all the way to the beachfront suites mere steps from the wonderful beach. The main feature is certainly the Estate Villa, perfect for up to eight guests and equipped with a 4860 square foot terrace, a private infinity pool, and sun deck. Three on-site restaurants allow for endless indulgence in island flavors present in mouthwatering dishes and cocktails – the hotel’s main restaurant Bagatelle is located right on the beautiful Friendship Beach.
Mandarin Oriental Canouan
It’s not easy to top off the 5-star service you can expect during your stay at the Mandarin Oriental Canouan. A personal butler will accompany you from the moment you arrive on the beautiful estate, and the staff are experts at anticipating your needs before you even manage to vocalize them. All of this, in combination with the stunning surroundings of the 1200-acre property, makes your stay at the Mandarin truly unforgettable. Located on the Canouan island, the Mandarin Oriental hotel is an all-suite hotel with 26 gorgeous suites and 13 luxurious villas. Smart elegance is the defining theme for all suites, and you won’t find a more tastefully decorated contemporary-style hotel in the Grenadines. The opulent suites offer breathtaking views and an abundance of space. Contrasting elements like wood, stone, and marble can be seen throughout the interiors and the only bright accents come in raspberry pink, which is tastefully scattered through the resort. Bespoke comforts tailored to each guest exceed expectations, making a stay at the Mandarin that feels both intuitive and relaxing.