Best Caribbean resort? Readers vote Mount Cinnamon Resort!
Serenity at Coconut Bay, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Round Hill Hotel and Villas and Baoase Luxury Resort in top five
Powder soft sands, crystal clear waters, sumptuous accommodations and exquisite service characterize these top tropical escapes in the Caribbean, chosen by a panel of Caribbean travel experts as the best in the region.
Pink Sands Club (Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
Canouan Island sets the scene for the Pink Sands Club, with its 1,200 acres of hidden coves, white sand beaches and beachfront suites, penthouses and lagoon villas. Guests of this Mandarin Oriental property enjoy water sports, tennis courts, a Jim Fazio-designed golf course, kids club and access to the turquoise sea. Photo courtesy of Leading Hotels of the World
Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa (St. Barths)
Situated on a crescent bay of St. Barths, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa offers guests luxurious rooms, suites and villas, as well as cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa is preparing to reopen and is currently accepting reservations. Photo courtesy of Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa / Facebook
Nisbet Plantation (Nevis)
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
Four Seasons Resort Anguilla (Anguilla)
More than 80 percent of the rooms and private villas at the Four Seasons Resort Anguilla overlook the sea, where guests have access to two of the island's 33 beaches. Sunset dining, seaside spa treatments, water sports and outdoor swimming in one of three heated pools are also on the menu at this luxe retreat. The resort is scheduled to reopen in March 2018. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Anguilla
Spice Island Beach Resort (Grenada)
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
Baoase Luxury Resort (Curacao)
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
Round Hill Hotel and Villas (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
The 110-acre Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay has earned numerous accolades for its luxuriously appointed villages and oceanfront rooms, restaurant serving locally grown and organic cuisine, full-service spa and kids club for young guests. Photo courtesy of Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort (Aruba)
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
Serenity at Coconut Bay (St. Lucia)
Serenity at Coconut Bay, St. Lucia's newest adults-only all-inclusive, offers 36 plunge pool suites with indoor and outdoor living areas, butler service, a personalized top-shelf bar and mahogany king-size beds. Guests enjoy access to a mile-long stretch of beach. Photo courtesy of Serenity at Coconut Bay / Facebook
Mount Cinnamon Resort (Grenada)
Mount Cinnamon Resort, an eco-luxe retreat on the Caribbean's Spice Island, comprises 30 villas and suites overlooking the magnificent Grand Anse Beach. The Green Globe Certified resort also features two restaurants, a pool and a beach club for non-motorized water sports. Photo courtesy of SaritaJG84 / Flickr
The top 10 winners in the category Best Caribbean Resort are as follows:
- Mount Cinnamon Resort - Grenada
- Serenity at Coconut Bay - St. Lucia
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Aruba
- Round Hill Hotel and Villas - Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Baoase Luxury Resort - Curacao
- Spice Island Beach Resort - Grenada
- Four Seasons Resort Anguilla - Anguilla
- Nisbet Plantation - Nevis
- Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa - St. Barths
- Pink Sands Club - Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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 Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon (JetSetSarah.com), Melanie Reffes and Chelle Koster Walton (10Best) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of Caribbean travel.
Congratulations to all these winning resorts!
A note on Irma and Maria: The 2017 hurricane season greatly impacted the Caribbean, with hurricanes Irma and Maria leaving destruction in their wakes. Where some islands were able to bounce back quickly, recovery continues on others. Each of our nominees in this contest is either currently open to visitors or has an expected opening date in 2018.