While all the Four Seasons hotels in the Caribbean are very special, they are not all the same price, so in this review, we investigate the cheapest Four Seasons hotel in the Caribbean.
Four Seasons has three exclusive hotels in the Caribbean, Four Seasons Resort Nevis vs Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla vs the newly opened The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort, but which is cheapest and which Four Seasons has the best discount in the low season.
Four Seasons has had a presence in the Caribbean for more than 25 years, having operated Four Seasons Resort Nevis since 1990. Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla was the second resort in the company’s Caribbean collection. The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort is the third.
We have already reviewed the cheapest Four Seasons in the world overall, but this listing excluded the exclusive Caribbean Four Seasons properties, because these tend to be at the most expensive end of the Four Seasons hotel portfolio rather than the cheaper end. That said, the prices between these hotels do differ significantly. For the sake of this article, we have priced up two 3-night stays at each property on two sets of dates to make our comparison.
For August 20-23th 2020:
Four Seasons Resort Nevis currently costs USD 475/nt for a Resort View Room for 3 nights. Room size of 45 – 52 m2 (490 – 560 sq.ft.).
Four Seasons Resort Anguilla costs USD 525/nt for a Resort View Room for 3 nights. Room size of 57m2 (618 sq. ft.).
The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort costs USD 800/nt for a Garden View Room for 3 nights. Room size 42–44 m2 (450–475 sq.ft.).
January 11-14th 2020:
Four Seasons Resort Nevis currently costs USD 925/nt for a Resort View Room for 3 nights. Room size of 45 – 52 m2 (490 – 560 sq.ft.).
Four Seasons Resort Anguilla costs USD 825/nt for a Resort View Room for 3 nights. Room size of 57m2 (618 sq. ft.).
The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort costs USD 1,200/nt for a Garden View Room for 3 nights. Room size 42–44 m2 (450–475 sq.ft.).
Clearly The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort is the most expensive Four Seasons hotel in the Caribbean, while the Four Seasons Resort Anguilla and Four Seasons Resort Nevis offer similar prices, larger base rooms and are cheaper.
I have broken down which Four Seasons we feel is best according to your needs:
Best For Couples: The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort & Four Seasons Anguilla.
Best For Families With Kids: Four Seasons Resort Nevis followed by The Ocean Club, Bahamas. The Anguilla Four Seasons is on a cliff edge with steps down to the beach so is less suitable for families.
Best For Instagram Sunsets: Four Seasons Anguilla with amazing views. You can Instagram your sunset cocktail in their infinity pool.
Best For Barefoot, Sand Between The Toes Meals & Cocktails: Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
Best For Relaxed Ambiance: Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
Best For Historic Glamour: The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort.
Best For Peace & Quiet On The Beach: The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort.
Best For Private Plunge Pools: Four Seasons Anguilla.
Best For Golf: The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort & Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
But if it is a cheap Four Seasons in the Caribbean that you are after, you really only have two choices; Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Four Seasons Anguilla are your best options.
The most relevant tip for getting these hotels cheap is to book slightly out of season, on the edge of the high season, so that you take advantage of the great weather as well as lower prices. If you are looking for a beach resort near America, you should also consider Hawaii. We have reviewed the best Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii. There are four to choose between and they are all great, so if the Caribbean doesn’t work for you for any reason, the Hawaiian islands have similar appeal and make a viable alternative option.
As a general rule, the Caribbean Four Seasons, with the exception of the Ocean Club, tend to be marginally cheaper than their Hawaiian equivalents. If you are prepared to risk rain in the low season, the Caribbean Four Seasons are significantly cheaper than Hawaii, at around half the price.
Wherever you decide to stay, in the Caribbean or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental and more for no extra cost.
Our luxury travel concierge offers the following FREE benefits* at ALL Four Seasons hotels:
Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
USD 100 Resort credit
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in
Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and the amenities that are being extended
1. Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Four Seasons Nevis is joint cheapest Four Seasons in the Caribbean. In fact, in the summer, Four Seasons Nevis is cheaper than both The Ocean Club, Bahamas and Four Seasons Resort Anguilla.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis is located along the stunning Pinney’s beach, the most beautiful beach on Nevis. A vast array of facilities including golf, spa, watersports and a fantastic children’s club make this one of the hotels for families with children in the Caribbean.
From the moment you catch a glimpse of the iconic Nevis Peak upon arrival, you will become enveloped by the lush surroundings, with the sound of palm trees swaying in the wind and the feel of sugar-soft sand between your toes.
The resort’s signature pool was recently reconstructed and raised to create one long sightline from the Great House lobby, straight out to the Caribbean Sea horizon. This makes it an incredible spot.
Surrounded by lush new landscaping, this infinity pool features 86 new loungers and four luxury pool cabanas. The hardwood deck is made from fully-sustainable US-grown resources, and features a new fire pit to the west of the pool, towards the beach.
On the Dune outdoor restaurant is wonderful for food or a cocktail at the bar. In the evening, the restaurant has a vibrant beachfront party atmosphere and the awning shading the seating area is retracted so that you can watch the stars.
Mango is another dining option offers unobstructed Caribbean views and this is the perfect location for a sunset cocktail, while Kastawey Beach Bar is a beachside hot spot with beach games during the day and live music and entertainment in the evenings.
2. Four Seasons Resort And Residences Anguilla
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is a tropical oasis with stunning silky white-sand beaches and gentle blue water in the British West Indies. Anguilla is one of the only islands in the British West Indies to maintain an embargo on cruise ships, casinos and high rise hotels, preserving the natural beauty, culture and tranquillity of the island.
Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla is located along the island’s northwestern shore, offering 3,200 feet (975 metres) of pristine beachfront and unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea’s breaking surf.
This Four Seasons differs from the other two Four Seasons hotels in the Caribbean, as much of the hotel is on a rocky headland which offers brilliant views.
Four Seasons Resort Anguilla has three swimming pools, including the adults-only infinity pool, two tranquil private beaches, four food and dining venues and a spa. The whole hotel has the feel of sitting right on the edge of the cliff, with matching dramatic views.
Even standard resort-view rooms are spacious and luxurious with a large sundeck. The best rooms are those with private plunge pools. There’s a spiral staircase that leads down to the rocky cove and pathways leading to villas and Half Shell Beach Bar which is picturesque but less ideal for little kids.
ALL Four Seasons hotels embrace families, I would tend to pick the Nevis and Ocean Club properties over the Anguilla hotel if I was bringing my own family to a Four Seasons resort in the Caribbean.
While the Ocean Club offers historic glamour in beautiful original buildings, and The Four Seasons Resort Nevis offers soft edges and a relaxed resort feel, Four Seasons Resort And Residences Anguilla offers modern architecture, with sharp right angles and walls that completely open up to the outside.
3. The Ocean Club, Bahamas, A Four Seasons Resort
The historic and glamourous Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, welcomes the discerning jet set to its beachside garden-like ambience. It is the best Four Seasons and the most expensive Four Seasons in the Caribbean.
Situated just off the Bahamian capital of Nassau, the property began as the private estate of a Swedish industrialist and was later acquired by an American businessman and philanthropist who built the original 52 room hotel and golf course in 1962. In 2014, upon acquisition by Access Industries (who also own Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat, one of our favourite Four Seasons hotels), millions of dollars were invested in room renovations, a new oceanfront pool and world-class restaurants.
Beyond the five-mile stretch of ivory-white sand, a legendary Bahamian enclave awaits filled with iconic experiences and delights. Highlights include Versailles-inspired lawns and gardens and rooms are housed surround in low-level buildings set around these gardens.
There is an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and the beach has dreamy golden-white sands with loungers strategically placed with plenty of distance between them ensuring relative privacy on the sands.
The resort offers five restaurants and bars, including DUNE by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; plus there are three pools and six tennis courts, access to the adjacent Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club golf course, all edged by a tranquil spa.
While cheap is not necessarily the best, if you travel in low season to the Four Seasons Nevis or Anguilla, your room rate will be discounted when compared to the high season. And when it comes to Four Seasons hotels, they are all “best”, so maybe, just this once, the cheapest hotel is the best, or at least one of the best hotels in the Caribbean.
*benefits offered were correct as of 2020 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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