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Discover the Caribbean from a different perspective and spend a few days ashore at either end of your yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson’s pick of the best hotel suites.

The Alexander Suites

Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis

Located on the relatively remote island of Nevis, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis sits on the islands famed Pinney’s Beach. Reimagined and revitalized, a recent renovation has injected the resort with new life, with all-new dining concepts, a new pool area and seven stunning suites. The heritage of the island’s rich history is deeply integrated into the resort’s design, and as such each of the new suites represent aspects of the island’s people, nature, wildlife and culture. According to Resort Manager Ruby Garcia, the contemporary one-bedroom Alexander Suites, which are named after Nevis’ most famous native son, are ideal for entertaining, hosting family and friends for an intimate dinner or unwinding outdoors with a nightcap while enjoying the Caribbean breeze on their expansive patios.

Play ­– The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II-designed golf course is a Caribbean best.

Galaxy Suites

Jade Mountain, St Lucia

St. Lucia’s Pitons may be the star of the show, but Jade Mountain wins the best supporting act. Known for its stunning cliffside setting, the opulent hideaway features an array of experiences designed so that guests never need to leave the comfort of their private sanctuary, aka suite. “Our Galaxy sanctuaries offer the ultimate Jade Mountain experience,” says architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy. “Spread over 2,000 square feet, the suites provide commanding views for one to enjoy while basking in the huge infinity pool.” Jademountain.com

Unique feature – Each suite has just three walls, the fourth being open to the elements

Villa Rockstar

Eden Rock, St. Barths

If you want an iconic setting, Eden Rock, which is part of the Oetker Collection, is the place to go. Located in one of the coolest spots in St. Barths, the hotel has a number of suites set on a dramatic rocky outcrop overlooking St. Jean’s Bay. However, General Manager Fabrice Moizan recommends that guests willing to forgo the awesome views from the rock-side setting will not be disappointed with the Mercury master suite at the beachside Villa Rockstar. Built around a soft lawn, with a living and dining area that flows into the garden and onto a privately accessed beach, the 17,222 square foot, six-bedroom villa also has its own 20-meter private pool, entertainment area and fitness area. oetkercollection.com

Chill out – Villa Rockstar offers its own spa treatment room, hammam and sauna.

One Bedroom Beach House

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Located in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, COMO Parrot Cay is the ultimate desert island idyll. Comprising secluded coves, pristine white sandy beaches and surrounded by unspoiled reefs, the 1,000-acre private island is loved by A-list celebrities, many of whom have their own villas here. Join them in your own One Bedroom Beach House, the “epitome of breezy island living offering 1,000 square feet of secluded accommodation, with one bedroom, two bathrooms and a living area,” says Tapa Tibble, Managing Director – Americas. “The houses have direct beach access and private  plunge pools.” comohotels.com

Sensory overload – The award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat spa offers Ayurvedic therapies as well as meditation, yoga and Pilates.

La Villa Suite

Hotel Le Toiny, St. Barths

There are plenty of places to see and be seen in St Barths, but Hotel Le Toiny isn’t one of them. The secluded Relais & Châteaux property offers total seclusion and privacy, with just 22 intimate villa suites, each offering an infinity pool and large terrace overlooking the property’s private beach. Hotelier, Charles Walker recommends the expansive La Villa Suite, which is the largest of the collection. Spread over 2,745 square feet, the exclusive property includes two pavilions – one housing a living area and master bedroom, the second housing an additional bedroom. letoiny.com

Savor – The on-property restaurant, Le Toiny Restaurant, serves French fare infused with local flavors – a firm favorite on an island that is known for its superb cuisine.

Tree House Suite

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda

Sitting on an idyllic half-mile of white sand beach and backed by forested hillsides, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is located on the west coast of the eponymous island. Boasting a relaxed atmosphere and rustic eco-spirit, all of the accommodation has its own appeal, but the Tree House Suite is one of the favorites. “Paying tribute to the stilt houses erected by Laurance Rockefeller at Little Dix Bay in 1964, our Tree House Suite is one of our most beloved and unique accommodations,” says Managing Director Andreas Pade. “Sitting overtop a garden patio, the suite offers the finest amenities including an expansive wraparound terrace providing unmatched panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean waters.” rosewoodhotels.com

Sustainable living – Experience the resort’s reef restoration program and coral planting schemes.

Beachfront Bungalow

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia

When it comes to the perfect beachside setting, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, is in a league of its own. Nestled between the iconic Pitons in St. Lucia, the sprawling property celebrates its 30th year with a fresh new look comprised of expansive amenity enhancements and experiential upgrades.  Managing Director James Wyndham recommends the one-bedroom Luxury Beachfront Bungalow his preferred suite. Located just steps from the water and white sands, it offers guests the perfect for the ‘toes in the sand’ feeling that the Caribbean is all about. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Top draw – Sugar Beach is the only white sand beach on the island of St. Lucia.

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