The Best Caribbean Resort Perks


We’ve come a long way since welcome cocktails and gratis Wi-Fi were considered resort perks. These days, add-ons are as much a part of a vacation as a chaise on the beach, cocktails on the terrace and throwing calories to the wind at a lavish breakfast buffet. Check out our list of Caribbean uber-cool perks and pick your favorite from cooking classes and tennis lessons to a soak in a bathtub under the stars.


You know you’ve landed in heaven when white gloved servers deliver chilled sorbet to your sun lounger every afternoon at 3 p.m. That’s just part of the package at Cap Juluca. The hotel’s dramatic seaside suites front Maundays Beach, where pampering perks on the beach aim to please, including cushioned sun loungers with extra-large umbrellas, frosty bottles of water, chaise-side sips and snacks, chilled towels to keep the heat at bay and those delectably refreshing cups of fruity sorbet (note to connoisseurs: lemon is our first choice with coconut a close second).

Montego Bay:

The vacation choice for families, sports-lovers and romantics since 1954, Half Moon, A RockResort, is the luxury leader on Jamaica’s northwest coast. Although there are plenty of ways to spend your shekels at the resort, there is also plenty of fun that comes without a price tag. Top-shelf perks like pedal boats, beach floats and kayaks built for one or for two are available at Sunset Beach, in front of the West Cottages. More gratis options for the active-minded include play at 13 tennis courts, bocce ball and cycling tours around the resort.

Turks and Caicos:

Like its sister hotel located in New York, Gansevoort Turks and Caicos is a haven of hip rejuvenation. The Turks and Caicos location boasts a beach in the backyard and suites that are amongst the most luxurious in the world. Perks for ocean lovers run the gamut from skimming the Grace Bay shoreline on the resort’s own Hobie Cat, to learning how to kayak from the sports-savvy staff to mastering the delicate art of stand-up paddle boarding.

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Source: USA Today | Melanie Reffes