Given the wide variety of Airbnb, luxurious resorts, intimate boutique hotels, all inclusive stays, and cozy bed and breakfast properties. International black travellers have countless options when travelling around the world.
From Lux Safari camps, to secluded island hideaways, there is an ever growing list of black owned accommodations that we encourage you to support, as a way of encouraging diversity in the greater hospitality industry. But since we understand that putting your hard earned dollars into black owned businesses should not come at the expense of a mediocre experienced, we chose a luxury properties that will provide for you the five star experiences and the highest level of staff service and a commitment to your well being and safety.
We will highlight 10 black owned luxury properties from around the world where you will feel welcome and comfortable.
Here are the top 10;
1. Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada.
Grenada is home to tranquil beaches and decadent cuisine. But the tiny Caribbean destination is also home to one of the world’s finest all inclusive beach resorts and it happens to be black owned.
It’s owned and operated by Sir Royston Hopkin and his wife, and the children the spice Island Beach Resort covers eight acres and features 64 suites, two restaurants a lavish spa and polish service that has earned the property triple A’s elusive five diamond and ah SS six star Diamond Award.
2. Jnane Tamsna in Marrakech, Morocco.
Jnane Tamsna fuses traditional and modern elements of Moorish design with splendid interior design and an immaculate manicured grounds. Owner Meryanne Loum-Martin has done an impeccable job in integrating five houses five pools and a tennis court into this unique boutique hotel with 24 exquisite rooms, private Villa rentals improve exclusivity for events.
She is considered a pioneer of boutique hospitality in Morocco. Despite walking into the Jinan, Jnane Tamsna guests will instantly take notice of the impeccable interior design on display, drawing a Morocco’s rich culinary heritage and inspired by modern Mediterranean cuisine. Their resorts meals are a Moveable Feast to be enjoyed in their vast gardens or in their spacious dining room.
3. luxurious Beach Hotel and Spa in Guadalupe
This is located in Guadalupe. It has been nourishing humanity for 35 years, and this luxury resort was designed to immerse its guests in an authentic French Creole by owners Daniel Arno and Patrick Thiago Calais, both born and raised in Guadalupe, and they are the clever masterminds behind the property which houses more than 200 spacious rooms and suites personalized service, a spa infinity pool Kids Club, a hotel beach, a jazz bar and two restaurants serving delicious French Creole food are just a few of the reasons why guests visiting Guadalupe would want to book a stay there.
Active types can also take yoga classes and awkward gym workout sessions where they partake in a variety of other activities like kayaking, windsurfing, deep sea diving, jet skiing and chartered excursions.
4. Lynn Mason Michelle in St. James Barbados.
This is Situated on a hilltop with panoramic views of Barbados Platinum coast Mason.Michelle combines the ideally Caribbean lifestyle with five star boutique luxury. The dual level seven suite Villa is uniquely designed to combine elegance and sophistication with privacy and warm providing everything the Caribbean lifestyle has to offer.
The husband and wife team guy and Michelle Jenkins own this 10,000 square foot indoor and outdoor living complex that’s ideal for a destination wedding, romantic getaway or fun vacation with friends.
Guests to check into the secluded hideaway are surrounded by a full service staff including an on site chef that specializes in local Barbados cuisine infused with African West Indian and European on site.
Con shears are also available to assist guests and coordinating fun day trips to visit local tourist attractions.
5. Dasia Resort and villas in Monrovia Liberia.
Dasia Resort and villas is a 78 room.
For star plus resort set on 13 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Liberia, the West African resort provides first class amenities to cater to international travellers for business or vacation. Casual informal dining is available at the posh restaurant with international drinks and cocktails served in the hotel bar or on the pool deck.
You may choose to eat and drink close to the beach to the sound of soft music at the new Alfresco Bar and Grill, in the room dining service. They have a full service spa and fitness center to complement the property providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience owned by American entrepreneur and millionaire Robert L. Johnson. He RLJ condesa Resort and villas, which also offers full service business amenities along with meaning and function space for business and personal events.
6. Ocean West boutique hotel in Nassau Bahamas.
Ocean West is a 10 room premier luxury boutique hotel and NASA’s newest luxury hotel and vacation rental. It’s superbly situated 70 feet above sea level with breathtaking views of Lake Killarney to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. The resort like property boasts an outdoor pool and a rooftop gym with ocean views. You can make an appointment for a massage, grab a cocktail from the outdoor or indoor bar or take a four minute walk and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the newest fine dining restaurants on the island owned by Bahamian entrepreneur Dr. Veronica Williams MacGyver. The hotel is located in Western New Providence, a five minute drive from the airport and just minutes away from the Cable Beach strip, where you can find casino gaming, golf, scuba diving, fine dining and exciting nightlife style.
7. Uganda lodges and Uganda.
Uganda lodges is a collection of high quality eco friendly Safari accommodation and traditional African style, located in the most popular national parks of Uganda owned by Amos wood Kesa, who is an entrepreneur and corporate executive who also owns Great Lakes safaris, which he leverages to offer the ultimate Safari experience when occupying one of his private lodges.
These intimate Lodges are situated in the most prominent parts of the protected areas and are undoubtedly an excellent base for exploration of the National Parks of Kabali. Forest Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth the Kabbalah eco Lodge is surrounded by a lush tropical forest that is home to 13 different species of primates, including the chimpanzees.
The Murchison falls location gives you access to one of the largest forests in Uganda with an incredible biodiversity including nine different primates, 360 species of birds, and 290 different types of butterflies.
But regardless, of which of these three parks you choose to stay in, Uganda lodges will ensure you have an amazing and unforgettable experience with outstanding staff service they render to their respective customers.
8. Mbano Manor Hotel in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Mbano Manor hotel is the new destination of choice for travellers seeking a unique exclusive experience of the majestic Victoria Falls, 18 private and secluded luxury suites nestled in an ancient tea tree forest the tranquil suites only luxury boutique hotel, that offers world class hospitality to travellers seeking luxury accommodation and personalized service while visiting the Victoria Falls and its surroundings. The forest Villa offers even greater luxury and enhanced privacy for the VIP visitor or visiting dignitary in Bano Manor hotel, and it is the inspiring brainchild of Zimbabwe born Martha Mati Nyah zema, a tourism professional and global business woman that established it.
9. African bush camps in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
It was founded by Bex and deulofeu. A professional Safari guide and his wife Sophia.
These tented camp in lodges marry a luxury experience with nature into this Family Retreat. He builds in the matobo Hills, offering an authentic Safari experience in the untamed African wilderness. Its portfolio includes a variety of exclusive Safari camps in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. During his travels, around the continent, he picked up various items of interest from Zanzibar, Morocco, Benin and Cameroon that inspired him to incorporated that iniative into his camps, built as a lighter footprint possible,using sustainable material.
The camp runs on green energy and it is completely off the grid. Beck’s idea was to literally build a refuge in the middle of nowhere and to be as close to nature as one can get.
10. Blue Apple beach and townhouse in Cartagena.
Colombia blue Apple beach house is a boutique hotel and Beach Club founded by British Trinidadian push your heart.
The stylish and eco chic Beach Club is tucked away on the southern shore of Tierra bomba Island about a 30 minute boat ride from the Colombian mainland.
It’s Known for its lively weekend dance parties, amongst locals and tourists alike blue apple which is equally as dedicated to outstanding hospitality as they are about operating a beach club, with environmental and social exchange into woven into its mission.
Open today trippers and private groups up to 200. The hotel now has 10 guest rooms, as well as one of the best beach clubs and most popular venues in Colombia.