Barbuda Belle

Barbuda Belle

Set on one of the best beaches on the small but perfectly formed Caribbean island of Barbuda, this recently renovated boutique hotel is an oasis of calm, perfect for those in search of a 'get away from it all' break. At only 62 square miles and around 1,800 inhabitants, the wider natural beauty of Barbuda is within easy reach, too.

This family-run hotel embodies island ease and has just seven bungalows, all built from natural materials, so there is no need to worry about crowds or queues here. Attentive staff are on hand to cater to your needs, whilst being equally happy to simply let you relax in your own space. The accommodation itself is just as pleasing as the service, appointed with a rustic elegance and decked out in dark woods with four poster beds and plenty of luxurious touches. All enjoy a prime, beachfront position and boast spacious private balconies, so you'll be bathed in breathtaking views out over the sea on one side and towards the mangroves of Codrington Lagoon Park on the other.

For breakfast and dinner, savour delicious and fresh fare at The Mangrove, where the Barbuda Belle's French chef oversees a glorious array of Caribbean influenced, à la carte offerings. Or sumptuous seafood can be enjoyed right on at beach at the Jelly Tree Bar and Grill, a recent addition to the Barbuda Belle. At lunchtime the same culinary high standards apply, but food is served directly on the beach, or indeed wherever you desire.

One of the Caribbean's remaining undeveloped islands, Barbuda will thrill nature lovers, who can kayak through the mangroves or choose the perfect spot from which to watch the island's magnificent Frigate bird colony.

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