I absolutely love SMALL Bungalow style resorts. I thought I found the perfect resort with Cocobay in Antigua. I love the fact that it was all inclusive but don't necessarily like the fact that there are no TV's or modern amenities. I would like to find a resort somewhere in the Carribean similar to Cocobay in Antigua and Stonefield in St. Lucia including food and modern amenities at a reasonable price. However, I like the pricetag of Cocobay a lot better. I'm open to go anywhere in the Caribbean except the Dominican Republic and Jamaica (already visited). I'm on a budget.. please advise! Open to all suggestions.
It's a tough question, because I think most small cottage-type beach resorts don't have TVs in the rooms. What other modern amenities were you looking for? You might take a look at Laluna (Grenada). While not all-inclusive, LL usually has a package including breakfast and dinner. Jaguar Reef (Belize), has an optional meal plan for a resonable price. Hermitage Bay, was a good suggestion by mary-j. You may be able to pick up a good deal right here on LL.
Thanks for your responses. Laluna, though beautiful is way out of my budget. I was hoping to spend no more than $2500 inc. airfare from NY. Looks like cocobay might just be my best bet. I was primarily looking for TV or radio in the case of a rainy day.
Keako. You might have a few options if you go off season. First, please consider Central America on the Pacific Coast. I would recommend Morgans Rock in Nicaragua. YOu would have a stand alone bungalow (read my blog or I can send you more info.) Food is included and soft drinks and beer. Its close to all inclusive without having the "buffet" type property. (It is all sit down.) Also, look at LL properties in Biras Creek and Peter Island (BVI's) They are all-inclusive (not drinks but food.) Biras is a stand alone unit whereas Peter Island is in small buildings. It also depends on what type of all-inclusive. Many seem to be "mega" resorts as opposed to smaller "boutique" style properties. I have seen more bungalow style properties that are not all inclusive.
I can recommend the Montpelier Plantation in Nevis. A 5 day package is available on LuxuryLink for a very good price. The Montpelier Plantation is beautifully designed and decorated (was featured in Architectural Digest) and has amazing gourmet food (the best I've had anywhere in the Caribbean). Wonderful, friendly service as well not surly as with some places in the Caribbean.