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Top 10 Romantic Caribbean Retreats

Whether you want a Valentine's Day getaway, a relaxing honeymoon spot, or just need to get away, indulge yourself at these island resorts.

Hermitage Bay on Antigua
Writer: Marion Laffey Fox,Photo: Courtesy of Hermitage Bay Resort

Antigua: Hermitage Bay

This sybaritic spot is a paragon of privacy and sclusion. Just a 40-minute drive from the airport on the west side of Antigua, the four-year-old resort includes tropical gardens surrounding 25 cottages of a hillside above the beach. Outside, each private bungalow's wooden deck overlooks the bay. Inside, gleaming dark wood floors, handmade furniture, and white linens lend a sophisticated but comfortable ambience. The resort's 17 Hillside cottages feature private plunge pools.

Go Ahead, Indulge: The bountiful gardens are brimming with native blooms, intermingled with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs--all used in the resort's meals.

Make A Date: Ask the chef to pack a basket with your choice of gourmet snacks and then hit a secluded beach or private island (transportation provided).

Best Sunset: The view's excellent from the Hillside Cottages.

Rates: From $1,450; 268/562-8080 or hermitagebay.com

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