I've recently returned from an incredible trip to the Grenadines where I stayed at two beautiful but very different properties - the newly opened Buccament Bay and a classic favourite Palm Island.
The very warm welcome we received at Buccament Bay from the manager Mark and his staff made us feel at home the minute we arrived, and we instantly realised we were in for a treat.
My bedroom, a one bedroom villa, with a large separate bedroom, lounge, bathroom and a small kitchenette which was to die for - that was even before I found the plunge pool on my terrace!
The hotel resort is built around waterways and lagoons, it's shiny and new, and of course, built to a very high standard. Its newly opened swimming pool overlooks the platinum white sands of the beach, along which you will discover a wonderful array of new villa accommodation enjoying great views directly over the sea.
The restaurants all offer high standards of food from buffet to á la carte and I particularly enjoyed sitting on the beach eating our freshly made pasta on the Italian themed evening - just heaven to sit and hear the water lapping alongside your table!
The Liverpool FC football academy, Pat Cash tennis academy, performing arts academy, spa and gym are also on offer to guests and the children's club is amazing - in combination an ideal family destination.
To be honest, it's hard not to be invigorated by this resort; its new and, I'm reliably informed, due to continue to grow with more restaurants, villas and facilities opening throughout this year and it was with genuine reluctance that we left Buccament Bay to go to our next destination.
Palm Island is just a short flight over to Union Island followed by a 10 minute boat transfer to this paradise island.
Small but perfectly formed, Palm Island is a boutique island resort with just a small selection of rooms. This is the Caribbean showing its rustic and peaceful side, with accommodation designed to relax and rejuvenate. The suites are large and peaceful, without the interruption of a TV, and if you need more spacious accommodation there are also two private villas on offer.
There is plenty to do whilst on the island, ranging from a round of golf at the hotel's 9 hole course to indulging in treatments at the hotels small spa, and then there is the pool, gym and of course plenty of water activities.
Nature lovers will find this to be paradise on earth, with iguanas roaming freely around the island, one of which has adapted so well to visiting guests that he even comes for his toast each morning!
These two resorts offer wonderfully contrasting ways in which to enjoy and appreciate some of the Caribbean's less well-known delights - between them there is a perfect holiday experience for all.