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THERE ARE a few hotels in the world that simply blow your mind...only a handful of those, however, are black-owned. The Voice's Life and Style brings you a special selection of five places to rest your head when you foray abroad.

The Runaway, Jamaica

The Runaway Jamaica is a community-oriented luxury bed and breakfast. Since becoming the first and only successfully funded B&B on Kickstarter, the owners expanded to new destinations around the world such as Bali.

Price range: £280 to £360 (based on average rates for a standard room)

La Creole Beach, Guadeloupe

La Creole Beach Hotel and Spa, right, is one of the most pleasant hotels of the archipelago of Guadeloupe. Situated at the heart of a tropical garden, among palm trees, hibiscuses and bougainvillea, close to a beach of white sand, its architecture of wood and vegetation will seduce you. Between Basse-Terre and Grand-Terre, facing the islet of Gosier and just a short distance from Pointe-à-Pitre, La Creole Beach Hotel is an ideal starting point for discovering unforgettable landscapes, practicing a wide range of sports and eating refined Creole cuisine.

Price range: £157 to £262 (based on average rates for a standard room)

Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla

Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla blends the casual, easy spirit of the islands with an unmistakable exclusivity and elegance that captivates visitors from around the world. Coated with unparalleled white sand beaches and surrounded by stunning turquoise waters, the island’s beauty and tranquillity create a space that relaxes the mind and refreshes the spirit. A truly stunning venue to relax and take stock, the Frangipani Beach Resort ticks all the boxes.
Price range: £333 to £866 (based on average rates for a standard room)

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Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

A gentle nod to Grenada’s centuries-old history as a leading exporter of nutmeg. Today, the island’s name symbolises the touch of spice added to the lives of their guests. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding in Grenada, a magical honeymoon or just a well-deserved getaway on world famous Grand Anse Beach, this beach resort is welcoming and hospitable. It is also Grenada’s only recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award.

Price range: £624 to £1,428 (based on average rates for a standard room)

Wiwashimara, Guadeloupe (Trois-Riviere, Basse-Terre)

For couples and friends, dive into the heart of the unusual and experience the charms of your bubble. The bubble is a four-metre diameter sphere, fixed to a wooden floor and held in shape by a blower. It ensures the renewal of the air quality and prevents condensation. The inside offers a healthy atmosphere with no mosquitoes, humidity, pests and dust. The access airlock equipped with a rigid frame allows maintaining the bubble and the circulation. The materials composing it have a M2 fire resistance classification. The bubble tent includes a 160 x 200 cm double bed as well as decorative furniture. It also features an outdoor shower and sanitary.

Prices available upon enquiry.

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