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Best Caribbean Attraction (2022)

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There's more to the Caribbean than just beautiful beaches (though we love those too). From waterfalls and caves to ziplines and historic plantations, Caribbean travelers have no shortage of things to see and do.

  • Shete Boka National Park

    Shete Boka National Park
    Curacao

    Covering the wave-exposed northern coast of Curacao, Shete Boka National Park is famous for its rugged terrain, wave-cut caverns and numerous beaches where sea turtles come to lay their eggs.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Daphne Bakker

  • Arikok National Park

    Arikok National Park
    Aruba

    Covering 20 percent of the island of Aruba, Arikok National Park features cacti-covered hills and a dramatic coastline. Visitors to the park can climb into ruins of an old gold mine, search for Arawak petroglyphs or go snorkeling in a natural pool.
    Photo courtesy of Kenneth Theysen

  • Belmont Estate

    Belmont Estate
    Grenada

    Belmont Estate, located on the island of Grenada, offers guests the opportunity to see and experience a fully-functional authentic 17th-century plantation. Visitors can visit an on-site restaurant that features traditional Grenadian cuisine and explore a gift shop, produce shop, and craft market for souvenirs. 10Best Contributor Ursula Barzey adds, “A wonderful example of agro-tourism in the Caribbean. Visitors can check out the heritage museum, tour the organic farm and gardens, plus visit the cocoa processing and chocolate making facilities.”
    Photo courtesy of Eli Wilson // Getty Images

  • Nelson's Dockyard

    Nelson's Dockyard
    Antigua

    Nelson’s Dockyard was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2016, thanks to the meticulous restoration of its Georgian-era marina and buildings. In operation since 1745, the complex features a small Dockyard Museum with collections detailing Antigua history.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / stevegeer

  • Wallings Nature Reserve

    Wallings Nature Reserve
    Antigua and Barbuda

    Established in 2018, Wallings Nature Reserve is a community-managed national park located on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Its primary purpose is to demonstrate the impact a local organization can make in the fight against climate change. Managing 1680 acres of rainforest, the Reserve works to protect the biological diversity of the islands. 10Best Contributor Lily Girma remarks, “The best part is you’re immersing in Antigua’s sole remaining forest while contributing to its preservation and to supporting a locally operated attraction.”
    Photo courtesy of Wallings Nature Reserve- Israel John

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

    Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
    St. Kitts

    This former British fortress, built in the late 17th century, features ramparts, citadels and hilltop bastions, with views overlooking the tropical shoreline of St. Kitts. The national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Wirepec

  • The Baths National Park

    The Baths National Park
    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    The Baths are one of Virgin Gorda's most visited spots for good reason. At the beaches here, giant granite boulders shelter sea pools, grottoes and caves.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / joelblit

  • Andromeda Botanic Gardens

    Andromeda Botanic Gardens
    Barbados

    Initially created as a private botanical space in the 1950s by self-taught scientist and gardener Iris Bannochie, the Andromeda Botanic Gardens in Barbados contains a unique collection of over four hundred species of plants and trees collected from many tropical and sub-tropical locations. Now owned by the Barbados National Trust, this garden continues to delight visitors from all over the world with its breathtaking beauty.
    Photo courtesy of Flavio Vallenari // Getty Images

  • Dunn's River Falls

    Dunn's River Falls
    Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Dunn's River Fall's 600-foot long waterfall (180 feet high) with several tiers and wading pools presents a striking centerpiece for the mountain-like setting. Visitors can hike to the top of the falls with an experienced guide for a modest price, or they can just opt for a picnic at its base and allow the cool mist to give them welcome relief from the heat.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Karl Fitzpatrick

  • St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta

    St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta
    St Maarten

    Take part in a head-to-head race between authentic America’s Cup race yachts at the St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta, run daily at this Caribbean attraction. No prior sailing experience is necessary, and an expert sailing team accompanies guests on the yacht. Choose to be a “crew member” by trimming sails or grinding winches, or if you prefer, sit back and enjoy the invigorating adventure as you experience this elite competition. 10Best Contributor Ming Tappin raves, “Exhilarating excursion where you can be an active participant!”
    Photo courtesy of ego450 // Getty Images

The top 10 winners in the category Best Caribbean Attraction are as follows:

  1. Shete Boka National Park - Curacao
  2. Arikok National Park - Aruba
  3. Belmont Estate - Grenada
  4. Nelson's Dockyard - Antigua
  5. Wallings Nature Reserve - Antigua and Barbuda
  6. Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park - St. Kitts
  7. The Baths National Park - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  8. Andromeda Botanic Gardens - Barbados
  9. Dunn's River Falls - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  10. St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta - St Maarten

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning attractions!

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Alyssa Bierzynski

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Alyssa Bierzynski

Chelle Walton

Chelle Walton

Chelle Walton

Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma

Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Ming Tappin

Ming Tappin

Ming Tappin

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Ursula Petula Barzey

Ursula Petula Barzey

Ursula Petula Barzey

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