How to choose hotels from the Caribbean’s cream of the crop

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You might think it’s easy to plan a vacation to the Caribbean – great beaches, lavish hotels and perfect weather – but sometimes, too much greatness to choose from can make for some tough decisions. If luxury is what you’re looking for, then a spot like the Peninsula House in the Dominican Republic or St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet could be just the place for you.

The family-owned Peninsula House is Victorian in design, but 21st-century in comfort and services. Set up in a plantation house from the 1700s, this glamorous inn will make you feel like you’re touring a spectacular museum – except you don’t have to feel bad for touching things! Brazilian hardwood floors, ivory cabinets from India and antique storage trunks made out of Chinese bamboo adorn each room. Also, gourmet dinners at the nearby Beach Restaurant are sure to make this vacation memorable for years to come.

If you have your sights set on St. Lucia, then consider a stay at Anse Chastanet. The 243-hectare resort is a bright and beautiful place to stay for travel couples or families in search of the ultimate retreat. Scuba diving, dining on the resort’s organic produce directly from the onsite farm and gazing out at the waterfront right from your hotel bed are the norms at this spectacular Caribbean hotel.

About the Author: Laura Dossman'