Midnight hikes - Nocturnal paddle boarding – Cycle-in cinema – Sunset Spa – Full Moon Dinners – Night RaftingThe Caribbean’s leading hotels and resorts are stretching glorious tropical days into long Caribbean nights. They are introducing a range of exciting nocturnal activities to tempt guests into the evening air.
Jamaican luxury hideaways – GoldenEye and Strawberry Hill from the Island Outpost Collection as well as Geejam and Trident Hotel from the Geejam Collection- offer a range of explorative activities whilst laidback Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVI and Jumby Bay A Rosewood Resort, Antigua, use the Caribbean’s enviable long tropical evenings to offer guests relaxing experiences in unparalleled elegance.
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, nr. Antigua
Capitalising on the private island’s pristine setting and mellow evenings, Jumby Bay has arranged a new cycle-in beach-cinema series for guests of all ages. As the sun dips over the horizon and the lights on the mainland begin to twinkle, family-friendly films roll on the big screen in front of comfortable beach seats. Cinema goers are served snacks, a choice of cocktails, bubbles or wine for grown-ups and mocktails or hot chocolate for kids. Adding to the relaxed Caribbean vibe, guests cycle-in on the bikes provided during they stay on the car free isle.
Stay at Jumby Bay, A Rosewood resort from $1075 (£645.60) per person, per night, all inclusive
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
GoldenEye Hotel & Resort, Jamaica
GoldenEye Hotel & Resort is taking the ancient sport Stand-Up Paddle Boarding to new levels with nocturnal lagoon tours. Paddle boards are decked with colorful underwater lights that glow and help paddlers navigate across the four-acre Oracabessa Lagoon. Guests can choose to free paddle in the shallows or be guided towards a private torch-lit beach barbeque for a Jamaican feast.
Described as the closest you can get to walking on water, this experience is accessible to the most newbie water enthusiast and made even more magical with the nocturnal twist.
Stay at GoldenEye from $620 (£373) per night based on two people sharing
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica
Strawberry Hill, a stunning boutique haven of Georgian-style cottages boasts sweeping views of the majestic Blue Mountains which are home to their latest night time experience offer. Commencing at 2am and breaking for a starlit waterfall swim, guests explore Jamaica’s nocturnal wilderness with the new escorted nine mile overnight hike to the country’s highest peak. Guests will reach the summit in time to view the sun rise across Jamaica’s lush rolling hills, surrounding blue waters and distant city lights.
Guided night hike is $40 (£24) per person, group rates available on request
Stay at Strawberry Hill from $245 (£146) per night based on two people sharing
Trident & Geejam Collection, Jamaica
Wind gently down the Rio Grande on a bamboo raft when staying with the Geejam Collection. Traditionally used to transport banana crops from the local plantations to Port Antonio's bustling harbour, in the 1950’s bamboo river rafting became the Hollywood jet-set’s leisure activity of choice. Legend has it that Errol Flynn enjoyed gathering his well-heeled guests for midnight excursions on the Rio Grande under a canopy of stars. Now guests of the chic Trident Hotel and boutique hideaway Geejam, can drift back to an age of style and classic movie star glamour.
Piloted by experienced guides who understand the river and its delicate ecosystem the bamboo-crafted vessels traverse the vast, languid river before returning guests to Mike's Supper Club at Trident Hotel for live music and a late night snack.
Guided Night rafting is $125 (£75) per person inclusive of transfers, refreshments and guide
Stay at Trident Hotel from $450 (£271) per night or Geejam Hotel from $425 (£256)
Sunset Couples Massage
Jakes, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
For a truly indulgent and romantic experience Jakes all-natural Driftwood Spa offer a Sunset Couples Massage on their private platform overlooking the sea. Guests can watch the sun dip over the pink horizon while experienced therapists soothe tired limbs with lotions and oils made from ingredients from Jake’s gardens and surrounding area before a private dinner by candlelight.
Sunset Massage is $220 (£131.00) per person
Full Moon Farm to Table Dinner
Jakes, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Each Saturday closest to the Full Moon between November and April, Jakes offers the chance to enjoy delicious parings of organic produce and wine from a featured local farm in their special Farm to Table Dinners.
As the sun sets on a working field, guests are greeted with a cocktail created from fruit freshly picked on the featured farm, before they take their seat under the stars at an elegant white linen table, surrounded by lanterns that dangle from curling rows of yam vines.
Forthcoming dates: November 8, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, and April 4
Dinner $95 (£57) per person including transfers from Jakes
Stay at Jakes from: $90USD (£55.00)
Starlight Spa Massages
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Establishing an unforgettable Sense of place, Rosewood Little Dix Bay invite guests to soak up the warm evening air with sunset, starlit spa treatments at their cliff-top Sense Spa overlooking the bay and its moonlit water. The Sunset Serenity Couples Massage uses indigenous plants and fruits from the surrounding tropical gardens for holistic indulgence before guests are led to the cliff spa suite to continue the experience with a fruit platter and champagne.
Sunset Serenity Couples Massage is $427 plus 15% service charge.
Stay at Rosewood Little Dix Bay from £245 per night (from £330 in peak season)