It doesn’t take much convincing to know a beach vacation to the Caribbean is a must in your lifetime, but these new beachfront accommodations make booking your trip all the more urgent. Take a glimpse into some of the most marvelous resorts scheduled to open across the Caribbean in 2019. Each one has its own beauty and special features, but what makes all of them extraordinary is that they are situated on some of the region’s most stunning white-sand beaches.
The Most Anticipated 2019 Beach Hotel Openings in the Caribbean
Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Dominica
Scheduled towards the end of 2019, the new Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski is deemed one of the most anticipated hotel openings of the year due to its magnificent location in the north of Dominica. Just a few minutes outside Portsmouth and right next to the wonderful Cabrits National Park that is home to hot springs, several waterfalls and hundreds of rivers, the resort will combine astonishing natural landscape with oceanfront views and European grandeur with Caribbean charm.
The luxurious hideaway retreat will feature 150 rooms divided into four categories—junior suites, executive suites, bay suites and a presidential villa with a private swimming pool and private spa wellness room. Apart from the white-sand beach and lush rainforest, guests will have the chance to enjoy an abundance of activities and facilities within the resort, like a tennis court, hot water pools, a modern gym and of course a state-of-the-art spa.
Secrets, St. Martin
AMResorts’ all-inclusive brand called Secrets is making its way to St. Martin, aiming to transform the small island in more ways than one. Having undergone serious damages caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma, the island is now in a challenging process of restoration. Local authorities are taking steps towards re-branding the destination and attracting more high-end travelers. The addition of a new Secrets all-inclusive resort will definitely be more than valuable to this effort.
Signing a brand management deal with Sole Resorts that owns what was formerly known as Riu Palace, AMResorts is planning to renovate and re-design the property in a project that requires $20 million. Adhering to Secrets brand’s high standards and values, the hotel will be reborn as a luxurious retreat designed by Luis Pons. Located on the magnificent Anse Marcel and set to open in 2019, the all-inclusive, adults-only, 350-room resort will undoubtedly tempt thousands of travelers to visit the island and make a bold statement that St. Martin has overcome its misfortunes and is—once again—open for business.
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Located only fifteen minutes away from Punta Cana International airport, within the secluded community of Cap Cana and right on the beachfront at Playa Juanillo, this resort will inevitably become one of the most sought-after accommodation options among travelers in the Dominican Republic. Aiming to attract audiences of all ages, the all-inclusive resort will feature lush infinity pools, floating swim-up bars and suites, an outdoor theater, several bars and restaurants, top-notch fitness facilities as well as a children-friendly water park with water slides and a lazy river. In addition, within a walking radius from Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, guests will be able to access state-of-the-art golf courses, take a stroll through splendid eco-parks, walk across the modern marina and indulge in all kinds of family-friendly activities like deep sea fishing or snorkeling.
The resort will also feature vast, ultramodern venues designed for events and meetings, including a 45-thousand-square-feet central room, a spectacular Grand Ballroom, several breakout rooms and exterior spaces, all of which will offer sublime views of the beach. Scheduled to open in November 2019, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is currently running a limited pre-opening offer for bookings made until March 31, 2019.
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
Aspiring to become the epitome of luxury on the exotic island of Antigua, Hodges Bay Resort and Spa recently opened its doors and is ready to welcome guests to impressive facilities located on the island’s northern shore. The resort offers various accommodation options including ocean-view guestrooms, multiple-bedroom villas and oceanfront apartments and townhouses. Elegant Hotels’ very first Antiguan resort features a secluded white-sand beach, various facilities and activities and an impressive design that brings some of Miami’s South Beach glamour to the Caribbean island.
Hodges Bay Resort is a top destination for multi-generational vacations as it not only offers a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages, like kayaking and paddleboarding but also a family lounge and Flying Fish Kids & Teens club. At the same time, the hotel’s luxurious amenities including an adults-only infinity pool with a swim-up cocktail bar, lavish spa and oceanfront private lounges make it an ideal option for couples on a romantic getaway. Finally, guests have the chance to choose from three different restaurants serving delicacies inspired by Mediterranean, traditional Spanish and Caribbean cuisines.
With 39 suites, three one-bedroom suites and a 2,000-square feet penthouse, the recently launched Silversands resort on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada is bound to become one of the most popular resorts this season. With the cerulean waters of the Caribbean Sea splashing on the white-sand coast stretching in front of the hotel, every moment in Silversands is a breeze of relaxation. Apart from the guesthouses, visitors can choose between four hilltop villas that offer jaw-dropping views over the bay or three beachfront villas that are designed as individual pavilions. By morning, guests can take a refreshing dive in the 339-feet infinity pool, while at night the cigar and rum lounge is the perfect place to relax, savor local specialties and finish off a perfect day.
S Hotel, Jamaica
Overlooking the magnificent Doctor’s Cave Beach on the northwestern coast of the island, S Hotel Jamaica is undoubtedly going to be one of the most impressive beach resorts in the Caribbean. A sprightly pool scene, a stylish café, a sky deck lounge, a luxurious restaurant, jaunty bars, a spacious gym and an alluring spa are only some of the facilities that will be enjoyed by those lucky enough to book one of the hotel’s 120 rooms. With options designed to suit every guest’s needs, ranging from deluxe guest rooms to oceanview spa suites and the “Signature Sky Suite’’ however, choosing a room might not be an easy task.
What makes S Hotel Jamaica truly remarkable is its unique design that’s “as cosmopolitan as it comes from Miami to Mykonos’’ but still retains an authentic Jamaican flavor, reflecting the country’s culture and identity. The hotel will also offer a variety of spaces for events like weddings, business meetings, corporate seminars or any kind of celebration.
Jungle Bay EcoVillas, Dominica
The famous, multiple-time awarded Jungle Bay resort in Dominica is currently in the process of expanding to include a total of 60 boutique eco-villas. The property is being rebuilt and re-branded as Jungle Bay EcoVillas, with a scheduled opening in June 2019. Located on the southwest tip of the island in Morne Acouma in Soufriere, the resort is set in a scenic environment, surrounded by green hills and overlooking an impressive marine reserve.
Jungle Bay stands out among the competition for their commitment to sustainability. They use local materials, enforce waste management techniques, support the local communities both financially and socially, and actively contribute to the preservation of the local ecosystems in a variety of other ways. With educational, experiential travel being the brand’s main focus and area of expertise, guests of Jungle Bay EcoVillas will be able to participate in a wide array of activities including nature hikes, scuba diving, yoga sessions, wellness treatments, whale watching, drum lessons and much more.
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, Dominican Republic
Club Med has spent almost 10 years scouting the Caribbean for the most ideal and extraordinary location for their new resort. After visiting Michès in the Dominican Republic, it became clear that the long search was finally over. Unspoiled turquoise-water beaches, unexplored coral reefs, the astonishing “El Limon” waterfall and magnificent views of the Montaña Redonda were more than enough to guarantee that the upcoming resort would be a huge success. Club Med Exclusive Collection’s newest addition will be an eco-chic, all-inclusive resort designed to impress.
Located on Playa Esmeralda on the island’s northern coast, the property will be divided into four boutique villages named “Explorer Cove”, “Emerald Jungle”, “Archipelago” and “Caribbean Paradise”, each one featuring its own unique type of accommodation, environment, activities and amenities. Holding nature preservation in high regard, the resort will offer exclusive, tailor-made experiences that will satisfy even the most demanding guests. Although Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is set to open its doors in December 2019, reservations are already available since December 13, 2018. What are you waiting for?