It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end. With the Farmer's Almanac predicting yet another bitter cold winter for 2015, we can't be blamed for wanting to chase the fleeting sun. If you refuse to accept the fact that another freeze is on the horizon, you've probably begun planning your next escape. Here are four of our favorite Caribbean destinations. Thanks to Condé Nast Traveler for their list of Best Hotels and Resorts in the Atlantic & Caribbean.
Four Seasons Resort, Saint Kitts and Nevis Condé Nast Traveler User Rating: 91.6 Once a sugar and coconut plantation, this West Indies resort combines "the friendliness of a small town" with the five star luxury you can expect from the Four Seasons brand. The location has it all - exotic birds, a volcano, a choral reef for snorkeling, and a rich history. Christopher Columbus spotted it and Alexander Hamilton was born there.
Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Condé Nast Traveler User Rating: 91.6 This slice of heaven has forty private gazebos and is secluded deep in the Northwest Point Marine National Park. Famous for its deserted beaches, lush vegetation, and breathtaking sunsets, Amanyara is the place to go if you want to truly escape into a dreamworld of luxury. Be sure to visit the spa, surrounded by a reflection pond.
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Condé Nast Traveler User Rating: 89.0 Who doesn't dream of escaping to a private island? And with your own butler? Sure. The resort has a colonial feel and strives for "foot-in-the-sand luxury". Hit the mile-long secluded beach with the little ones, or leave them with the resort's full kids program that offers a wide range of outdoor activities.
Sandy Lane, Barbados Condé Nast Traveler User Rating: 83.8 Located in Saint James, Barbados, this resort is a family oriented luxury resort promising tranquility and never a dull moment. In 2012, Trip Advisor named Sandy Lane the "number one hotel in the Caribbean". The award winning Spa is a member of the prestigious "Leading Spas of the World". Enjoy your Caribbean escape, but be easy on your skin Did you leave your sunscreen at home? Not to worry, all of these hotels happen to stock Soleil Toujours.