Other places say they're "Old Caribbean"; the Meridian Club on Pine Cay means it. Of course, there's a lot that's new about the resort: new room upgrades, a new fleet of boats, new chefs and new environmentally conscious initiatives. The vibe, though, hasn't changed since the resort's inception some 35 years ago. That means a longtime staff, an unspoiled natural environment and a classic island lifestyle (no crowds, no TV and please, no cell phones). Enjoy any of the 13 suites right on the beach of this 1 ¼-square-mile island, or truly make yourself at home in a secluded rental house. Then kick back on a 2-mile-long, often deserted white-sand beach -- because that is timeless Caribbean. See photos.
Here is further insight from the Pine Cay managers:
What do you think U.S. travelers enjoy most about your island? We are old-style Caribbean -- no high rises, no jet skies and we discourage the use of cell phones. We encourage relaxation. We have a 2 miles sugar white beach with no one on it. We are also a very friendly and comfortable place where friendships are forged because, with no TV or air conditioning to keep people in their rooms, people are encouraged to chat and meet others.
Which of your offerings best celebrates the authentic island culture?
All of our rooms are ON THE BEACH. We have been virtually unchanged, in concept, since our inception in 1973. Our staff is loyal and more than 50% of the staff have been with us for over 15 years.
What makes the Meridian Club unique among all the world's private-island resorts?
Do you have any new amenities, accommodations, travel specials or other features planned for 2009?
Travel back to a simpler era with a trip to this unique resort