1. Sandy Lane, Barbados
The grand dame of the Caribbean still sets the bar for luxury in the region. The air of excess is tangible, with the likes of Tiger Woods and Simon Cowell in its list of clientele.
It’s rated well for both families and couples, with three golf courses, a spa and a kids’ club. Glitzy and flash, the rooms are large and the service impeccable.
In addition to the standard rooms, guests can also stay in the villa, a five-bedroom property within the grounds with a private entrance, butler and resident chef.
“The quality and attention to detail is reflected in the price,” says Kristie McGovern, Pure Luxury’s product executive for Americas and the Caribbean.
“However, you do get what you’re paying for. It’s a firm favourite with celebs and very exclusive.”
Sample product: Pure Luxury offers seven nights’ bed and breakfast in the Villa at Sandy Lane from £5,279 per person based on 10 sharing the five-room property, including Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick or Manchester, transfers and extras, such as daily afternoon tea, unlimited use of tennis and water sports, daily golf and a spa voucher. pureluxuryholidays.co.uk, 0844 472 0000