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is a very personal hotel sales and marketing company run by a team of travel professionals who simply know their properties inside out.


It’s all about experiencing the hotels

16-17 It’s all about experiencing the island flavours


Jamaica Inn, Jamaica

18-19 East Winds, St Lucia


Sandy Haven, Jamaica

20-21 Young Island, St Vincent & The Grenadines

10-11 Curtain Bluff, Antigua

22-23 Bequia Beach Hotel, The Grenadines

12-13 South Point, Antigua

24-25 Little Good Harbour, Barbados

14-15 It’s all about the hotel restaurants

26-27 It’s all about the Caribbean



elcome to ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HOTEL’, a brochure which celebrates what you can expect and more when staying in the Caribbean at one of our superb privately owned hotels. As well as enjoying sumptuous suite accommodation and sampling local cuisine to stimulate the most discerning palate, days can be spent partaking in all the activities and therapies on offer. And of course the hotel barman will undoubtedly show you how to mix the best rum cocktail ever! Ultimately these are memories you will hold on to for many years to come. A successful holiday is all about selecting the right resort most perfectly suited to the guests’ needs… and this collection of hotels can certainly deliver.

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Young Island



South Point

Jamaica Inn

Essential Detail’s gorgeous boutique hotels will inspire you to try not just one, but many of these unique gems in the Caribbean. Island hopping has to be the best holiday experience of them all … why stop at one hotel or one island, with such diversity on offer if you visit more? From our wealth of experience and knowledge, we bring you the very best in boutique luxury Caribbean hotels. Contact us to tell us about what experience you are seeking… whether it’s a drop-dead-gorgeous water’s edge suite, creative tasty cuisine or a private island escape… our team can provide an abundance of help and advice to make it a reality.

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Martinique St Lucia East Winds Barbados Little Good Harbour

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The Spa Curtain Bluff Young Island Jamaica Inn Sandy Haven

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There are so many different experiences available at our Caribbean hotels, it is hard to make a choice of which property to try first! Where are the best beaches, which resort caters for families, is there a spa? So we have designed the following page to make your selection easier, by simply highlighting six ‘experiences’ to which our hotels are particularly suited. All of us at Essential Detail have been lucky enough to have visited our hotels on many occasions and are available to chat to you personally about please do call us.

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East Winds Curtain Bluff Young Island Jamaica Inn


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JAMAICA An intimate all-suite hideaway on a stunning private cove beach, where peace and relaxation are the main focus. Attention to detail sets this small luxury hotel apart. It’s all about the guest rooms with their spacious furnished verandahs and outside living, but the impeccable Cottages have to be the suite experience-ofa-lifetime, right on the cliff edge with stunning ocean vistas from every vantage point.

What’s special...

The tranquility that envelops this much loved hotel The balconies in each suite that act as an oversized open air living space The incredible history of famous guests for many decades Simply wonderful staff, management and owners… and Shadow the hotel labrador

Find out more about this hotel by visiting JAMAICAINN.COM


Find out more about this hotel by visiting SANDYHAVENRESORT.COM

JAMAICA A privately owned, genuine boutique hotel in Negril where all rooms are superbly appointed with pampering extra touches and amenities. The design is exquisite and contemporary with a stylish nod to Jamaica in terms of the art and decor. The location has to be the best for those seeking a true Jamaica vibe with local rhythmic bars and eateries close by.

What’s special...

This classy boutique hotel is positioned right on Negril’s 7 mile white sand hip strip The infectious local vibe in the vicinity Sandy Haven’s beach bar and the delicious cuisine at Bongo’s Restaurant The pampered extras including beach cabanas and soaking tubs

Ann Chen


Our beach location offers elegantly appointed guest suites and beach cabanas with private servers. Our team antici pate your every need; we are about making your stay the ultimate holiday escaping from the ordinary.


Find out more about this hotel by visiting CURTAINBLUFF.COM


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What’s special... This world class resort’s longevity, with the same private ownership for decades The wonderful dedicated staff and a fabulous interactive management team The position on a bluff with not one, but two sandy beaches A renowned wine cellar, gorgeous spa and upgraded facilities throughout

Toya Turner



We are the pinnacle of Caribbean hosp itality, and the standard for luxu ry Caribbean holidays. Warm smiles and excellent service charm each gues t. Repeat visits are inevitable – a luxu ry holiday that excee ds expectations.


ANTIGUA South Point is a new hotel – a secluded retreat in the centre of Antigua’s most sought after location at Falmouth Harbour. The style is cool, chic, crisp and sleek, with ubermodern 1 and 2 bedroom villa-style suites incorporating a huge living space. There’s a lovely small beach, a luxurious pool and the stylish restaurant with a dining deck right on the water serves the tastiest, flavoursome dishes. The hotel service is second to none with great concierge staff to

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What’s special... This hotel is certainly something a little different on Antigua The restaurant extends out to the bay itself where guests can arrive by boat The views across to a magnificent yacht marina at Falmouth Harbour The chic urban vibe, yet relaxed, Caribbean style

Find out more about this hotel by visiting SOUTHPOINTANTIGUA.COM



We share a similar passion to our hotels when it comes to cuisine. We all feel that great quality locally sourced fresh food and fine wines are essential ingredients to a successful holiday! Each of our hotels offers superb restaurants which are renowned on the islands for their considerable knowledge of cuisine, innovative ideas and approach to eating and drinking, as well as being set in the most gorgeous locations. Some even have celebrity chefs and, in our eyes, offer award winning experiences for any discerning diner.

A cool beachside veranda on stunning Friendship Beach overlooking Mustique is the restaurant setting at Bequia Beach Hotel. Its inspired menu with classic and Caribbean influences is one of the most popular places to dine on the island!

The Fish Pot, Barbados

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Young Island, St Vincent

An intimate beachfront and true al fresco style dining experience, with great food and lovely attentive staff. Choose from an eclectic menu from continental to authentic, deliciou s Caribbe an dishes.

South Point, Antigua

Guests enjoy cocktail concoctions infused with local fruits in The Lounge before dinner at the hotel’s restaurant positioned out over the water at Falmouth Harbour. The simplicity of the fresh, farm to table ingredients are absolutely delicious.

The Terrace, Jamaica

At Jamaica Inn guests dine by candlelight under the stars with live music enjoying cuisine infused with local flavours. There’s a nightly changing menu where you can choose up to six expertly prepared courses.

Bongos Restaurant, Jamaica This is a great spot on Negril at Sandy Haven for intimate fine cuisine. Guests enjoy top liquors and wines and the traditional Jamaican dishes. There’s a modernist chic appeal which will certainly satisfy the bon vivant.

Flamboyant, St Lucia

Sublime cuisine at East Winds with fresh local ingredients and classical French techniques, set in a beachfront veranda with live entertainment from a Steinway Grand Piano, superb Jazz or a local Shak Shak band.

The Sea Grape, Antigua

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Flying fish and cou cou – traditionally served on Saturdays with lemon, shallots and spices and shallow fried in breadcrumbs, served with creole sauce and a local cornmeal and okra dish.

St Vincent & The Grenadines

Roast breadfruit and fried jack fish – the breadfruit itself is tied to St Vincent’s culture and heritage and its unique shaped leaf can be seen engraved into flower pots everywhere.

St Lucia

Shrimp creole – large shrimp are marinated in habanero pepper, garlic, onion, lime juice, herbs and a dash of the best St Lucian dark rum, and served with tomato sauce rice and salad.

Each Caribbean destination has its own favourite dish which the islanders are passionate about, using locally sourced ingredients readily available from the soil or the sea! Set your taste buds ablaze with the vibrant cuisine of the West Indies, which is a fusion of traditions brought from many different countries. The island populations have created styles that are unique to the region. Ingredients which are common in most islands’ dishes are rice, plantains, beans, cassava, bell peppers, chickpeas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and coconut, plus various meats and fish that are locally available. A characteristic seasoning for the region is a green herb and oil based marinade which imparts a flavour profile which is quintessentially Caribbean in character. Ingredients may include garlic, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, celery, green onions, and herbs like cilantro, marjoram, rosemary, tarragon and thyme. This green seasoning is used for a variety of dishes like curries, stews and roasted meats.

To whet your appetite you’ll find opposite a selection of the delicious popular dishes from the islands.


Ducana and Saltfish – ducana are sweet potato dumplings sweetened with coconut flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins, and served with saltfish combined with onion, peppers, tomato


Jerk chicken – a real island favourite, this spicy chicken dish is baked with garlic, jerk seasoning, onion and a can of beer and served, of course, with rice and peas.

and cider vinegar.


Find out more about this hotel by visiting EASTWINDS.COM

ST LUCIA Unstuffy yet impeccable, Eas t Winds is what a boutique hote l really should be … an intima te, exclusive-inclusive hotel of true quality and charm with the friendliest of staff. Private gue st rooms, all of which were refr eshed and refurbished in 201 6 reflect a local stylish flair. It’s all about relaxation, the fine st cuisine, superb wines, and tail or made guest activities to enhance the guest experie nce.

What’s special... The unique, quality experience offered at this boutique all-inclusive The combination of elegance, privacy and informality The low key activities exclusive to hotel guests A management team committed to anticipating their guests’ needs


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Bianca Porter


The ferry, the Coconut Bar, the thatched dinin g huts, the six homemade breads, superb staff, excellent servic e all on a romantic private island make Young Island a special experience.

ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES An understated all-inclusive resort on a totally private, stressfree island; the perfect barefoot hideaway escape. Rooms and suites are in pretty thatched gazebo style cottages with quirky outside showers. To experience more of the Grenadines simply sail away on the hotel’s private catamaran and enjoy some of the best sailing waters in the Caribbean, before stopping for lunch on the escapist islands of Mustique and Bequia.

What’s special... Simply the private island experience The option to explore St Vincent and neighbouring islands The lagoon pool and the sunsets Tasty cuisine, always with a Caribbean flair

Find out more about this hotel by visiting YOUNGISLAND.COM


Christopher Eastmond


Bequia Beach Hotel is an uno btrusive luxury resort full of memorabilia and an incredib le attention to details that crea te a timeless sense of elegance.



A retro-boutique resort on the totally stress-free island of Bequia, now a sought-after hideaway escape. The gorgeo us, individually styled suites, ma ny of which are right on the beach combine with a casual beachfront restaurant and local cocktail bar to create the perfect chill-out holiday spo t. Guests also love discovering local restaurants such as Jac k’s Bar close by, and meeting the friendly islands residents.

What’s special... The alluring, natural and incredibly charming island of Bequia The pool cabanas and the stylish rooms and suites The ‘unstuffy’ luxury – toes definitely barefoot in the sand!

Find out more about this hotel by visiting BEQUIABEACHHOTEL.COM

A location to die for on the island’s most beautiful stretch of beach


Find out more about this hotel by visiting LITTLEGOODHARBOUR BARBADOS.COM

BARBADOS Something refreshingly different on the west coast! A unique combination of mid-17th Century Bajan history with a twist of stylish modern day elegance reflected in the villa suite accommodation. The ever popular Fish Pot Restaurant is right on the water’s edge offering the most delicious menus on island. This is a place where the main aim is to ensure ultimate guest relaxation without any fuss.

What’s special... The quiet and refreshingly different north-west coast location The private villa style suites and cottages for those independent at heart Their incredibly popular and well known restaurant The Fish Pot It’s gorgeous little sister on the east coast … the beach-chic, 10-room Atlantis Hotel


When guests use phrases like ‘laid-back elegance’, ‘superb, friendly restaurant’ and ‘bags of character’ to describe us, we know we have hit the mark on what makes our little piece of paradise special.



Experience St Lucia … • The most picturesque of islands with its famous Piton Mountains, lush rainforests, and idyllic beaches • An abundance of activities include zip-lining, diving, yachting and riding

The boutique collection of very special hotels featured in this brochure all enjoy dropdead-gorgeous Caribbean locations, on islands which offer incredible and exciting diversity. Everyone has a different concept of their ideal holiday experience, and we truly believe there’s something for everyone.

Experience Barbados … • Bajan dining offers unique tropical flavours and an array of fabulous restaurants • Bajans are globally renowned for their warm and welcoming hospitable nature • Perfect year-round conditions and blossoming marine life make Barbados a diver’s paradise Find out more

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Experience Jamaica …

• Over 32 beautiful islands and cays, with just 9 inhabited

• Rum, reggae and relaxation, Jamaica offers perfect cultural and musical experience

• Green turtles thrive in this protected environment

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• Discover 365 beautiful pink and white sand beaches • Unassumingly luxurious, this sought after island is ideal for romance • Antigua is renowned as a sailing and yachting haven

• Twin centre appeal as the north and south offer distinct experiences

Experience St Vincent & The Grenadines … • 2015 sees the launch of the country’s first International Airport

Experience Antigua …

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• Warm waters and white sands, perfect beaches for all ages

• Affordable and diverse – Jamaica epitomises Caribbean luxury and styled barefoot elegance

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With thanks to the following organisations for supplying information and photography for this publication: Caribbean Tourism Organization; Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc; St Vincent & the Grenadines Tourism Office; Saint Lucia Tourist Board; Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority; Jamaica Tourist Board.

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Welcome to ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HOTEL’, a brochure which celebrates what you can expect and more when staying in the Caribbean at one of our...

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Welcome to ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HOTEL’, a brochure which celebrates what you can expect and more when staying in the Caribbean at one of our...