Caribbean villas: From luxury lodges to yoga retreats

High-end escapes with private plunge pools, ocean views and private chefs

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Bird of Paradise, Anguilla

This four-bedroom villa, tucked away on Sandy Hill Bay, is inspired by Asia, with dark wood interiors, fold-away walls, and two lagoon-style pools. It also has four seating and dining areas, day beds surrounded by palm trees, and four bedroom suites with private verandas offering panoramic views of the ocean. The villa also comes with house staff, and an optional private chef.

Sandy Hill Beach, The Valley, Anguilla (001 414 791 9461; anguillabird.com). Rental starts at $2,499 (£1,602) per night, B&B. Sleeps eight in four bedrooms.

Paradise Beach, St Kitts & Nevis

This sophisticated new resort, which opened in June on the island of Nevis, has seven beachfront villas, all with views across the Caribbean towards St Kitts and Mount Nevis. The secluded properties each come with individual pebble-lined plunge pools, al fresco marble showers, exposed beams, thatched roofs, and sliding glass doors which open out on to shaded cabanas. The resort has a bar, complete with chaises longues and hammocks for guests to recline in before enjoying spa treatments in their own villa, or watersports on the beachfront.

Paradise Estates, Charlestown, St Kitts & Nevis (001 805 722 5872; paradisebeachnevis.com). From $850 (£544) per night for a two-bedroom villa, self-catering. Sleeps four.

Ani Villas, Anguilla

For serious, unadulterated luxury, take a trip to this two-villa estate in Little Bay, on the west coast of Anguilla. The three-storey villas sleep eight and 12 people respectively, and both come with whitewashed walls, marble bathrooms, infinity pools and roof terraces. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the bedrooms are flooded with light and there are also hot tubs perched on the cliff-edge.

Little Bay, Anguilla (001 264 497 7888; anivillas.com). From $5,000 (£3,200) per night for a four-bedroom villa, all-inclusive. Sleeps eight.

Laluna Villas, Grenada

Yoga retreat-cum-beach escape, Laluna Villas is a great spot to relax and unwind. The resort is made up of two stylish private villas, each one sleeping up to 10 people, with open-plan living space decorated in nautical blues and whites. The villas also come with private infinity pools, complete with chaises longues and views of the Caribbean. The main Laluna resort is a short walk away and includes a spa, gym, and garden.

Morne Rouge, St George's, Grenada (001 473 439 0001; laluna.com). From $1,860 (£1,192) per night for a four bedroom villa, all-inclusive. Sleeps 10.

The Wings, St Barts

The haunt of A-listers and the incredibly rich, St Barts has long been famed for its celebrity clientele. The four-bedroom Wings villa is located in the hills above St Jean Bay. It's made up of two whitewashed buildings and has an infinity pool and a raised patio, from which guests can gaze down at the coastline. There are vast windows for making the most of the view, plus a terrace, kitchen, and media room with television and sound system.

Saint Jean, Saint-Barthélemy (00 590 590 278 794; bit.ly/BartsWings). From $20,070 (£12,867) a week, self-catering. Sleeps eight in four bedrooms.

Round Hill Villas, Jamaica

With colonial-inspired décor and private swimming pools surrounded by lush greenery, the Round Hill villas were originally built as cottages for the rich and famous in the 1950s. The dark wood floors contrast with the white, wood-beamed ceilings and pale full length shutters, which open on to pretty gardens, covered terraces and turquoise pools with views over Montego Bay.

John Pringle Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica (001 800 972 2159; roundhill.com). A one-bedroom villa suite costs from $249 (£159) per night, room-only. Sleeps two.

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