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A popular country house spa hotel in 12 acres of grounds just south of St Albans. Guests pad about the pool in fluffy white robes or sit in the library sipping G&Ts or cups of Earl Grey, before enjoying top-notch dining in the restaurant. A favourite hangout of the Arsenal and England football teams, who train nearby.
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One of the best family all-inclusives on the island. Children of all ages enjoy the kids' club (babies included), the petting zoo, water park and their own swim-up bar. Adults get to relax in hammocks, try their hand at watersports and enjoy a daily programme of fitness classes, games and entertainment.
A lush, tropical, adults-only boutique resort set between Castries and Rodney Bay. Characterful wooden Balinese-style cottages perch on the hillside looking out to sea. The plunge pools, loungers and full-sized bottles of top-shelf spirits mean you won't want to leave
A relaxed, affordable, all-inclusive resort with a palm-fringed beach, watersports, kids' club and several themed restaurants. Book yourself a tennis lesson, indulge in a massage with a view or simply sip cocktails on your lounger. Singles, couples and families all mingle together
A sophisticated all-suite resort on a soft-sand beach within walking distance of the nature reserve Pigeon Island. Dine barefoot at the Caribbean Callaloo restaurant on the beach, or sip cocktails on the wooden deck of the Beach Club and retire to spacious suites with living area, kitchen and private terrace.
Cyclists and walkers are drawn to this spacious characterful pub with gardens backing the forest woodland. Above are lofty elegant rooms, some with period bay windows looking out over the bucolic setting. Plentiful portions of comforting dishes provide sustenance for the active life the location encourages.
The lure of this place lies in its up-to-the-minute interiors, extensive beer garden and tastefully converted stable-block guestrooms. Add to that the location in the heart of the New Forest’s most accessible village and some top-notch food and you have the recipe for a fantastic overnight stay.