Central America and the Caribbean

Thick with jungles, fringed with turquoise water, and scattered with the vestiges of ancient peoples, Central America and the islands of the Caribbean have much to offer. From a river-rafting hub deep in Costa Rica’s forests to an eco-hotel on the black-sand beaches of Dominica, our selected lodges celebrate the raw beauty and vibrant culture of their surroundings.

Punta Gorda, Belize

Belcampo Lodge

Nestled in the lush hills of southern Belize’s rain forest not far from the Caribbean coast, Belcampo Lodge sets a gold standard for agritourism—and provides unparalleled access to Mayan culture and world-class fishing and birding.

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Jicaro Island Lodge

Perched on one of the tiny isles known as “Las Isletas” in Central America’s largest freshwater lake, the tropical tree houses of Jicaro Island Lodge are your gateway to exploring volcanoes, colonial towns, cloud forests, and the tranquil rhythms of life on the lake.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Lodge

Set within the tropical rain forests of its own private nature reserve and edged by sandy shores, Lapa Rios is an intimate jungle retreat.

Limón Province, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge is tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rain forest on the banks of the Pacuare River—and best accessed by white-water raft.

Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent Private Island Resort

A private island in the Windward Islands, Petit St. Vincent is an elegant, secluded Caribbean paradise for those who love sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or just reading on an empty beach.

Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica

Rosalie Bay Resort

Rosalie Bay Resort comprises an intimate collection of Caribbean-style cottages built with heart, by hand, to share the incredible natural beauty of the island.

South Andros Island, Bahamas

Tiamo Resort

Tiamo's thatched beach bungalows are hidden on the rugged Bahamian island of Andros, where guests can explore the world's third-largest coral reef and dense tropical jungles that shelter mysterious blue holes.