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The Best Reading Retreats And Vacations For Book Lovers in The Caribbean

Are you looking for the perfect place to read? Pick up your beach read and come explore some of the best vacation spots for book lovers.

Have you ever wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle to a place where tranquility surrounds you in an ambiance of warmth and imagination? Well, I certainly have. Sometimes we all just need a good vacation where we can pull out a nice easy beach read in a quiet spot where we do not have to concern ourselves with anything except the next chapter.

Some may search for a library hotel or some other sort of literary hotel but really, All Inclusive Resorts lend themselves to being some of the best reading retreats because unlike other accommodations where you have to get up and about…when you stay in a luxury resort you have everything at your fingertips and very few interruptions to your vacation reading. 

But we also know that the ambiance of your reading resort can have a big impact on vacations for book lovers. So we are going to take you down the rabbit hole to see some of the best spots for different types of vacation reading and then show you where exactly you could consider turning the pages of your favorite novel.

Keep reading if you like to keep reading…

Book on the sands of one of the best spots to read in the Caribbean

Enjoy a secluded spot for a spy or romance novel

When we think of spy novels probably the most classic author Ian Flemming and his James Bond novels come to mind. Did you know though that this legendary author wrote these books from the inspiration of his home in Jamaica? Furthermore, some of the classic spy movie scenes were filmed right on the shores of this Caribbean island. 

Excellence Oyster Bay is a great place to immerse yourselves in the cool Jamaica vibes and the exclusive luxury that spy novels are known to include. It's also a place where love abounds in Victorian-style architecture making it a nice setting for those tear jerkers and melodramas of old romantic fiction. 

Literary hotels in Jamaica where you can read a good book

Located on a private peninsula between the ocean and a magical lagoon, this reading retreat is the place to read. Here are a few of my favorite spots in this resort to open up the pages of a good book…

  • Laying in a hammock between the oceanfront palms
  • In the jacuzzi of a private Beach Villa
  • On the rooftop of the Beach House
  • In the corner of the Aroma coffee shop
  • On the sofa in the X-Lounge or Martini bar

Immerse yourself in paradise for a beach read

Are you a fan of tropical island stories, shipwreck adventures, or paradise style settings? Excellence El Carmen brings you the best ambiance for all your Caribbean vibes and beachfront environments. 

When people think of Punta Cana, the natural beauty and serenity of its beaches are its main attractions, making it a nice place to unwind with a good novel on the sands, or to quite literally enjoy a great beach read. 

Reading on vacation in the Dominican Republic

With a modern design, this reading retreat makes the most of its tropical environment and makes sure to always surround you with palm groves, lush jungles, and swaying ocean waves. No matter which of my top spots you choose in this book lovers resort, you can find a place to listen to the sea and immerse yourself in an oasis of tranquility. Here are my top picks for reading spots here…

  • Directly on the soft sands of the beach
  • With your feet in the pool of a Beachfront Suite
  • Overlooking the water at Las Olas restaurant
  • In the rooftop tranquility of the Lounge Bar
  • In the open air lobby relaxation area

Unwind in an authentic ambiance of Mexican adventure

If you are an adventurous reader or rather a reader who likes reading about adventures, then Excellence Riviera Cancun may be the top place to read on your next getaway. Located a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, you will enjoy a more undisturbed escape with a quieter ambiance than many other locations. 

What makes this place special, however, is the mood that it captures. Created with a unique hacienda design, this reader's retreat, makes you feel like you are in the authentic Mexico of old. If you love Indiana Jones style stories, journeys of discovery, archaeology, cowboys, or something related to something uniquely Mexican like Chichen Itza or the lost Aztec city of gold, then here is the place to turn those pages.

Best hotels for book lovers in mexico

Though this reading resort is full of secret hideaways where you can get some privacy and space to read in peace, these are a couple of my favorite places to read as a book lover…

  • In the Excellence Club poolside chairs
  • At the Aroma coffee house
  • Seated at the authentic Agave restaurant
  • In a secret hideaway accessible from the gardens
  • Sitting on the pier stretching out into the sea

The best places to read your book 

So I have shown you some of my very specific recommendations for readers' retreats in the best destinations and specific locations for each option, but there really are no limits to where you can enjoy your book or e-reader in the Caribbean. 

Here are some additional ideas you may want to consider…

Coffee Shops - An old-time favorite. The smell of coffee, fresh cookies, and the familiar ambient sound of cafe chatter make this a great place to read whilst only being mildly distracted by all the goodies.

Book reading in a Caribbean coffee shop

Lush gardens - They might not talk about it much but most resorts have some sort of gardens that you can explore. Go for a little wander and see if you can find a hidden spot or bench to take advantage of. 

Comfortable Bars - you do not have to be seated in a barstool to enjoy reading in a bar. Instead, look for a comfortable armchair or sofa that is a little way away from where they are making the drinks. Then order your favorite cocktail, shaken or stirred. 

The best bars for book lovers to bring a book to in the Caribbean

Suite bed - OK, let's be realistic. Most book lovers do most of their reading in bed. So why not make sure you get the best bedroom possible? Have a look at the suite options and see where you can lay down with your favorite novel. 

Themed restaurant - restaurants are great for books in general and because different dining experiences offer different cuisines, they usually design the room to match. This means you can pick an environment that matches the book you're reading. 

Sunny beach - when has reading on the beach ever been a bad idea? 

Lady reading a book on the beach in the Caribbean

Bring a hat or find a quiet palm to sit under, head up the beach a little further away, or relax in one of the resort's beachfront deckchairs. And if you fall asleep… then your book will still be there when you wake up. 

Ask the staff - No one knows your chosen reading retreat as well as the resort staff. So why not ask them about any secret hideaways or quiet locations where you can enjoy your book? I'm sure they have a few ideas. 

...Now that we have covered the top reading retreats in the Caribbean, all that is left to do is choose from your overflowing reading list and decide which books you are going to bring with you! 

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