We spent a family trip two spring breaks ago at a 3BR condo at the Meridian and we loved it. Loved the island, loved the beach, loved the food, loved the diving, loved the location of the condos in central SMB. So now that our youngest daughter has gone off to college and we are empty nesters, I am beginning the delightful process (albeit belatedly) of planning our first couple only vacation, that we do not have to go during school breaks, that we do not have to compromise on anything, that we do not have to arrive on Saturday and leave on Sunday!!
So now we are two, and one option I am looking at is returning to GC (along with possibly Jade Mountain resort in St. Lucia, anyone have any experience there? I know the diving is def not as good...). I certainly totally bought into the idea of getting a condo vs. resort hotel in central SMB when it was the four of us, and never for a second regretted the decision (thanks in large part to the great advice I got from DE's and posters on this forum!), especially when I walked by the Ritz and Westin and saw the absurd packed in like sardines beach scene. So now that I have started looking at my favorite four condos (Meridian, Beachcomber, Coralstone Club and Caribbean Club) I am noticing that only one, the Caribbean Club, has a one bedroom option.
So a few questions: first, are there any other luxury condo options other than those four in central SMB that are worth considering that have a one bedroom, secondly, does anyone know how spacious the one bedrooms are at the Caribbean Club< i can't find a layout or descriptor on the website (we definitely want more of a condo--kitchen, sitting room, balcony if possible--than just a hotel type room), and third, if the one bedrooms at the Caribbean Club aren't as I just described, would it be crazy (if we can afford it) to rent a two bedroom at one of the other three (I know Meridian has some availability for the February dates we are considering). Or if anyone has any other ideas (if cost was not really an obstacle) please let us know, I know the residences at the Ritz are supposed to be quite nice, but are you stuck on that beach with the madding crowds? Thanks in advance for input on my questions!!