Different people have very different ideas of what counts as the best combination of island atmosphere and luxury resort. Some people prize authenticity and local color very highly while others want perfect beaches and the very top of the range in terms of facilities. For others it is the wildlife that is the big draw. For other's still it is the social atmosphere and nightlife that clinches the deal.
So with so many differing opinions as to the criteria for a great luxury resort on an island, how can we even begin to compile suggestions? Well it is difficult and we are bound to upset some people by omitting a favourite island resort. Nonetheless, let us give it a go and suggest our choices of the best luxury resorts on islands around the world.
beaches, relaxation and scuba diving are the three main pulling points. These are very low lying icoral islands and the underwater wildlife is some of the richest in the world.
Culture, beauty and great food are hallmarks of a trip to the Seychelles.
Nature, adventure and fun
History, culture and excitement
Spice, romance and sunshine
Beaches, sunshine and cocktails
Fun, adventure and flowers
Not strictly a Carribbean island, but close by. Hilly and tropical loveliness.
Sunsets, songs and sunshine
Food, fun and festivities
tranquility, friendship and nature
Magical, beautiful, paradise
eclectic, peaceful, relaxed
Warmth, welcomes and surfing
Sophistication, beauty and sunsets
Wealth, wonder and windmills
Sunny, sandy, soulful
Archaeology, tranquility and beaches
Hills, trees and villages
People, passion and pasta
Unique, vibrant and wonderful
Rocky, rugged and respectable
Beaches, beauty and cocktails
Seaside, sunshine and parties
mountains, music and mystery
tranquility, fun and adventure