Tropical Romance And Luxury
There is sometimes an unspoken kind of thinking that overtakes people when they are planning a vacation. It says you have to choose between the casual experience of a tropical destination and the luxury of a five-star resort. That notion may have been true in the past, but it certainly isn’t now.
The fact is, there are more destinations than ever across the world that cater to those whole love the romance of a relaxed, tropical environment but appreciate it all served to them in utter luxury. So if that combination speaks to you, read on to get a lowdown on our favorites places to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The Cayman Islands
Perhaps no destination is more suited to offering both of these experiences at the moment than the Cayman Islands. With perfect, year-round tropical weather, pristine beaches and azure-blue waters, the Caymans are an oasis of shorts-and-sandals comfort. At the same time, the Caymans offer a level of sophistication that is unusual for a tropical destination, with a variety of world-class hotels teeming with state-of-the-art services and amenities, such as South Beach Bay Club. The result is that the rarefied offerings of both worlds are available to those who seek it. How can you say no to that?
This sultry Caribbean island, whose official name is Saint Barthelemy, is often overlooked precisely because it is so well-known among celebrities. Sometimes, though, following their lead is a good thing, especially when you are seeking luxury. In that regard, St. Barts offers an almost unmatched selection of high-end and designer boutiques, yachts, historical attractions and white-sand beaches surrounded by sparkling blue waters. Yes, it’s pricey, but aren’t most things that offer the best?
This archipelago of 116 islands off the coast of East Africa is another luxurious tropical showstopper. From its idyllic beaches and coral reefs, to its breathtaking waterfalls and tropical rainforests, these islands in the Indian Ocean offer endless settings made for pure romance. In fact, the island of Praslin was once considered the likely home of the Garden of Eden. How’s that for paradise? However, that’s not all. These islands are also home to great luxury, which is why many discerning international celebrities, including Kate Middleton and Prince William, choose it as among their prime vacation destinations.
It’s a big, wide world out there, which means you no longer have to choose your vacation destination based on one goal or desire. As these tropical lands prove, you can have it all.