Top 10 Secluded Spots Across the Caribbean
Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a huge wave of interest in getting back to nature. Stuck at home, we began to watch birds visit our gardens or marvel at the twilight skies, because little things became the biggest joys. Nature, its abundance and its healing powers all came into sharp focus as we watched deers roam city streets and dolphins return to the Venetian canals. I would wage this interest in nature is here to stay as people’s attention, including my own, was turned to something so endlessly beautiful.
The Exquisite Caribbean
A similar movement can be seen in the shift within the tourism industry as the idea of escaping to secluded getaways grows in popularity. Reconnecting to nature, escaping technology, and roaming landscapes you haven’t explored before have all become huge draws for travellers as they plan their next trips. Across the entire archipelago of the Caribbean, nestled in the forests and quietly dotted along river beds are a small number of hidden hideaways waiting for you to escape too. Sleep amongst the stars or cuddle up in the rainforest canopy, surrounded by the natural beauty that makes the Caribbean a treasure trove of those same little things we’ve come to cherish.
Tendacayou Ecolodge & Spa
In the northwest of Guadaloupe, resting on the hillside are the treehouses and villas of Tendacayou Ecolodge & Spa. The goal of this incredibly unique property is simultaneous connection and disconnection, to nature and from 21st Century technology that has us endlessly scrolling through pictures of places just like this, without ever making the jump to discovering them for ourselves! Showcasing a very different Guadeloupe a lot of visitors do not get to see, here you can experience a truly natural holiday in the middle of the rainforest.
Swim in the spa pool covered in the dappled shade from the trees towering above before making your way up to sleep within the canopy. Take their treehouse ‘Fitzcarraldo’ for example; sleeping up to four people, this colourful cabin is suspended overlooking Deshaies Bay.