We often hear the term travel is universal. Travel allows us to experience different cultures and traditions in the destination we visit. Travel also allows us to see how diverse we are as a people yet similar in some aspects. I am sure on every trip you have taken, there is one thing or place you can associate yourself with, that is similar to your own culture and sometimes your own life experience. For example, on my trip to Tahiti, I saw breadfruit trees everywhere which was a surprise to me, as breadfruit is a staple widely eaten in Jamaica (my home country) with our national dish ackee and saltfish for breakfast.
As I traveled all over the world to learn more about cultures and learn life experiences in that native country; I am yet eager to learn more about black-owned hotels both local and international. You may wonder why this is? Some back owned hotels may not have the advertising budget when compared to the large hotel chains, and as such we often do not know of them as they are not widely advertised unless we research them for our stay.
As a Jamaican and owner of a travel agency that caters to all people looking to create amazing vacation memories, I want to take this opportunity to highlight a few black-owned hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and Florida. Some you may be familiar with and some you may not be. I look forward to visiting most of them on our list and had the opportunity to visit one of them on our list.
Here are a few black-owned hotels we would like to share with you:
Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
Spice Island Beach Resort just steps away from Grand Anse Beach. The resort is a tranquil haven that continues to be a treasured secret amongst the travel elite in St. George’s, Grenada. The resort boasts 64 well-appointed suites that are equipped with modern luxuries like flat-screen televisions, Italian Frette™ linen, Nespresso Machines, Molton Brown(R) amenities, and en suite bathrooms featuring soaker tubs and double vanities.
The resort is a AAA Five-Diamond rating, our sprawling eight-acre property is located just 10 minutes from the airport. Cigarette and e-cigarette smoking is prohibited in guest rooms and all public areas. The resort is family-friendly but sees lots of couples visiting their resort.
Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton, St. Lucia
The all-new Harbor Club, situated in the beautiful Rodney Bay, offers guests a Caribbean resort experience unlike any other. Indulge your appetite for paradise and enjoy a world of relaxation, celebration, and adventure. From five world-class dining outlets, four sparkling swimming pools, to our first-class service, Harbor Club offers guests a chance to kick back and experience the best of St. Lucia in stunning style. This hotel is next to the Marina and perfect for clients who have their own boat or yacht.
The Gabriel Miami, Miami
The Gabriel Miami, Curio Collection by Hilton is a luxurious hotel in Downtown – Brickell. This establishment offers a total of 129 units with 24-hour reception, and specially designed family room including a cot for children. Travelers will not be bothered during their stay, as this is not a pet-friendly hotel.
With stunning views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, this hotel captures all the energy this vibrant city has to offer while you experience breathtaking sunrises & beautiful sunsets. Some of the must-see in Miami on your visit is Perez Art Museums, Art Deco South Beach, Miami Design District, Wynwood, plus high-end dining, shopping options, and world-renowned nightlife. The hotel is a destination tailor-made for the well-defined traveler who views travel not just as a trip, but as an extension of their life experience.
Bay Gardens Beach Resort, St Lucia
Nestled between the sparkling waters of Rodney Bay and St. Lucia’s picturesque hillside, the four-star all-inclusive Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is an oceanfront oasis of fun on the island’s beloved Reduit Beach. Guests of this premier St. Lucia resort savor authentic Caribbean cuisine in two beachfront restaurants, enjoy an array of watersports and pampering spa services, and kick back over evening cocktails as the sun sets over the bay. The resort is perfect for families as it boasts one and two-bedroom suites both in the garden and beachfront views. Guests can enjoy on-site dining at Hi-Tide Restaurant or SeaGrapes Beach Bar & Restaurant; stay active in our fitness center; take a dip in our stunning lagoon-style swimming pool and Jacuzzi; or seek thrills with Splash Island Water Park, the largest outdoor water entertainment complex in St. Lucia.
The Copper Door B&B, Miami
The Copper Door B&B is a genuine hospitality concept where Miami’s African American history, art, and culinary expertise thrive through guest experience. This hotel serves as ambassadors of their city by encouraging guests to explore the neighborhoods of culture and history.
Copper Door B&B creates an intimate travel experience for their guests by recommending local hangouts and events, connecting like-minded individuals in a communal setting in order to have unique conversations and explore Miami through different perspectives. The perfect accommodation for pre & post cruising, events at Marlins Park, American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center, PAMM, Frost Science Museum, and much more.
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort, Anguilla
The Anguilla Great House has the perfect location on Rendezvous Bay! The resorts sit on the perfect beach…a soft brush of sunrise across white powder sands, turquoise water with a calm surf that sways in and out with the tides. The Anguilla Great House showcases its gingerbread-laced cottages, which are centered right in the middle of this perfect beach Rendezvous Bay. Stargaze from the beautiful shore of Anguilla, with the lights on the mountains of nearby St. Martin.
Negril Tree House, Jamaica
Negril Tree House, Jamaica
This hotel lies on the northwest coast of Jamaica, directly on the famous 7 miles beach in Negril. The hotel comprises 58 double rooms and 12 suites set amidst lush sprawling gardens. Facilities within the complex include a 24-hour reception desk, a currency exchange desk, a bar, and a popular Jamaican restaurant. Each of the rooms and suites comes with a double or king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom, a kitchenette, centrally controlled air conditioning, a hire safe, satellite/ cable TV, a direct dial telephone and a balcony or terrace. In the gardens are a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and parasols to make use of. This hotel is close to town and on the beach local nightly entertainment closeby. Stays here are perfect for guests who are looking to explore the destination.
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