Best Caribbean Resort (2017)


The Caribbean is famous for its luxury resorts catering to honeymooners, celebrities and jet setters from around the globe. 10Best is looking for the best resorts in the Caribbean, and we need your help. We enlisted a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite resorts, and for the past 28 days, our readers have been casting ballots daily for their favorites. 

  • Jade Mountain

    Jade Mountain
    St. Lucia

    Located above Anse Chastanet Beach on St. Lucia's southwestern coast, Jade Mountain is perhaps most famous for its 24 infinity pool sanctuaries and five sky jacuzzi suites overlooking the majestic Pitons and the Caribbean sea. 
    Photo courtesy of Jade Mountain Resort

  • Sandals Royal Plantation

    Sandals Royal Plantation
    Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Sandals Royal Plantation, an all-butler resort with 74 ocean view suites, is one of the most luxurious places to unwind in the Ocho Rios area. Guests enjoy beach butler service on two private beaches, unlimited dining at five restaurants, two full-service bars, unlimited land and water sports, two pools, a whirlpool and resort-wide WiFi.
    Photo courtesy of Sandals Royal Plantation / Facebook

  • Baoase Luxury Resort

    Baoase Luxury Resort

    Located on the south side of Curacao near Mambo Beach, Baoase Luxury Resort offers a secluded tropical escape with 23 rooms, suites and villas. Dark woods and antiques are scattered throughout the property, lending it a Balinese feel, and each room has a water bath just outside the front entrance where guests can wash their feet before entering.
    Photo courtesy of Baoase Luxury Resort

  • Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

    Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

    The Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas's east end is without a doubt the plushest resort on the island, with palazzo-style marble-floored lobby, bubbling fountains, hidden courtyards, and elegantly-appointed rooms. Guests can take advantage of the resort's private white-sand beach, extensive spa, and Ritz Kids program, which features snorkeling and scuba diving. The 30-acre property also has its own scuba diving school and private yacht.
    Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

  • Sandals LaSource Grenada

    Sandals LaSource Grenada

    With exclusive access to Grenada's Pink Gin Beach, this all-inclusive island paradise features 257 rooms and suites with soaking tubs on patios and balconies, unlimited fine dining at 10 restaurants, six full-service bars, five pools, two whirlpools, romantic fire pits and unlimited scuba diving and water sports.
    Photo courtesy of Sandals LaSource Grenada

  • Petit St. Vincent

    Petit St. Vincent
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    Situated on the southern tip of the Grenadines, Petit St. Vincent is a private 115-acre island resort with just 22 cottages and beach villas. While guests won't find televisions, wifi or telephones, they will find two restaurants, two yoga pavilions, a Balinese spa, boat charters and plenty of beach.
    Photo courtesy of Petit St. Vincent

  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

    Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

    An adults-only oasis on the island of Aruba, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort sits on the white sands of Eagle Beach, where guests enjoy stellar views of the sea, warm breezes and tropical sunsets away from the more crowded areas of the island. The 104 rooms and suites feature eco-friendly amenities, as well as free breakfast and WiFi.
    Photo courtesy of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

  • Spice Island Beach Resort

    Spice Island Beach Resort

    Honoring Grenada's history as a leading exporter of nutmeg, Spice Island Beach Resort is the only AAA Five Diamond Award winner on the island. Gourmet meals and drinks are included in resort rates, and guests also enjoy complimentary water sports, pool and beach access and 64 beachfront suites along iconic Grand Anse Beach.
    Photo courtesy of Spice Island Beach Resort / Facebook

  • Fowl Cay

    Fowl Cay
    Exumas, Bahamas

    Situated on its own private island in the Bahamas, Fowl Cay Resort encompasses a 50-acre retreat, complete with deserted beaches, fully equipped villas (each outfitted with its own boat), gourmet restaurant, a tennis court, water sports facilities and a swimming pool.
    Photo courtesy of Fowl Cay Resort / Facebook

  • Nisbet Plantation

    Nisbet Plantation

    Spread across 30 lush acres on the tranquil island of Nevis, Nisbet Plantation invites guests to unwind in one of only 36 accommodations. Amenities include a freshwater pool, oceanfront hot tub, full-service spa, resort-wide WiFi, fitness center, tennis court, beach hammocks and snorkel gear for exploring the waters just off the beach.
    Photo courtesy of simonsimages / Flickr

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

  1. Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
  2. Sandals Royal Plantation - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  3. Baoase Luxury Resort - Curacao
  4. Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  5. Sandals LaSource Grenada - Grenada
  6. Petit St. Vincent - St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  7. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Aruba
  8. Spice Island Beach Resort - Grenada
  9. Fowl Cay - Exumas, Bahamas
  10. Nisbet Plantation - Nevis

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Liliana Erasmus (10Best), Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon (, Melanie Reffes and Chelle Walton (10Best) were chosen based on their expertise of the Caribbean region.

Congratulations to all our winning Caribbean resorts.

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Liliana Erasmus

Liliana Erasmus

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Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

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Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Chelle Walton

Chelle Walton

Chelle Walton