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Jane AndersonLeading travel writer Jane Anderson

Boutique Caribbean

Our verdict:

Essential Detail's portfolio is like a cherry-picked box of romantic one-off hotels all owned and run by folk who know and love the Caribbean and who really care about your honeymoon. The London-based team will recommend the perfect hideaway for you both, be it a glamorous beachfront retreat in Jamaica or a barefoot private island hotel in the Grenadines.

Recommended company: Essential Detail

90666_little-good-harbour_Beachfront rooms at Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Essential Detail says

We represent a collection of nine exquisite small hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, each of which we regard as a truly hidden gem of the West Indies, perfect for a romantic honeymoon.

  • Authentic experiences
  • Personal service
  • Stylish hotels

Choose from Barbados, St Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, Nevis and the islands of St Vincent and Bequia in The Grenadines – or perhaps a combination of two islands for a contrasting experience.

Each hotel is privately owned, individual in style and impeccably run with a genuine passion amongst all the management and staff to please their guests with attentive yet unobtrusive service.

The locations vary from the water’s edge to a tropical hillside with views which will take your breath away. Some offer exceptional honeymoon suites, complete with a private pool, and some of them offer all-inclusive rates – without a buffet in sight!

Hidden gems include the Bequia Beach Hotel on tiny Bequia, Young Island in the Grenadines and the stunning new Paradise Beach on Nevis – reached via a 10-minute boat ride from St Kitts – with its stylish beach houses and villas, tropical gardens and spectacular beach.

Each property is something of a foodie heaven with an intimate restaurant which combines fresh local produce with creative presentation for delicious results.

Our London-based team knows each property inside out – we specialise in nothing but these nine Caribbean hotels and we know each of them, their owners and managers personally. We will have a chat with you to discuss what you’re looking for so we can advise you on what might best suit you – and what wouldn’t. We take pride in offering honest and sound advice.

We also offer honeymoon couples extra added value and benefits such as a welcome gift and we are always careful to ensure that every special request is actioned, whether it’s a private meal on the beach or a private yacht charter.

We can either make your hotel reservation for you or advise on tour operators who offer packages including flights and transfers.

Find out more about our hotels, our latest offers and, to find out what guests love about these gorgeous hotels, take a look at our e-brochure – ‘Essentially it’s all about the hotel…’

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