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 a secluded private island nestled in the Windward Islands, our selected lodges celebrate the raw beauty and vibrant culture of their surroundings.

Punta Gorda, Belize

Copal Tree Lodge

Nestled amid rainforest near the Caribbean coast, Copal Tree Lodge sets a gold standard for agritourism—and offers encounters with Mayan culture both ancient and modern.

Greater San José, Costa Rica

Finca Rosa Blanca

In the hills outside San José, this tribute to Costa Rican art and design is set among tropical gardens and shade-grown coffee trees, commanding a panoramic view of the highlands.

Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama

Isla Palenque Resort

Arriving on Isla Palenque is like jumping into the pages of Robinson Crusoe, where times seems to slow with each incoming wave and adventure beckons from cliff to cove.

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Jicaro Island Lodge

Perched on a tiny isleta in Lake Nicaragua, a cluster of tropical tree houses tap into the tranquil rhythms of these storied waters and their centuries-old fishing communities.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Lodge

Set within the tropical rainforests 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 rainforest 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

Petit St. Vincent is an elegant Caribbean paradise on a private isle for those who love sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or just reading on an empty beach.

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 mysterious blue holes.