Imagine spending a luxury beach holiday against a back-drop of lush mountains and tropical rainforest, where sumptuous sands are mere footsteps away leading you to a blue haze of pristine reefs – and there you have Buccament Bay Resort. The volcanic island of St Vincent is a little dot of untouched paradise where life is quintessentially Caribbean and ticks over at a wonderful leisurely pace. Indulge in some ‘you’ time on the Thai Pavilion deck at The Spa, a haven of tropical greenery and fresh water ponds; just the spot to release your inner Zen. Or perhaps dabble in a spot of aquatic adventure scuba diving or kayaking on the azure waters. This is one bay you won’t want to say bye to.

LOCATION

A 20 minute plane hop from St Lucia or 45 from Barbados, St Vincent is a total gem where white sands and secluded coves soar upwards to verdant mountain peaks. The island is part of The Grenadines where, unsurprisingly, there is fantastic scuba diving and world class sailing to be had, you’ll be able to appreciate coral reefs and multi-coloured exotic fish like never before.

YOUR ROOM

Three types of villa are on offer at Buccament Bay Resort all boasting wonderfully high vaulted ceilings, wooden shutters and modern furnishings; a veritable sanctuary with a Caribbean twist. Choose from lake views in the tropical gardens or a stunning ocean view room with your very own plunge pool on your deck. Your room is a haven and when it’s time to shut your eyes, your king sized bed awaits.

WHY WE LOVE IT

We love a good sunset at Black Tomato, there’s no denying it, and when it comes to Buccament Bay, it’s one of the best. So to get the most out of their gorgeous horizons they have set up a private alfresco dinner just steps from the water’s edge, where you are surrounded by candles and served a stunning meal by the head chef himself. Or for those with love for all things off the vine you can indulge in an extra special meal in the hotels wine cellar, where your own private waiter will guide you on a culinary journey matched with an exquisite array of wines. We’ll raise our glass to that.