There's something undeniably romantic about escaping to the Caribbean tropics, and after four weeks of voting, USA TODAY 10Best readers have crowned their top destination for an intimate escape, Nevis! Uncrowded and old-fashioned, rustic Nevis is about as unspoiled as the Caribbean gets – a perfect place to get away with that special someone.
Coming in a solid second place was Curacao, the "C" of the Dutch ABC Islands, known for its lively downtown and 40 beaches. The lack of cruise ships lends a sense of seclusion to third place Anguilla, while number four St. Lucia scores big for its stellar scenery and luxurious resorts. The French-flavored cultural heritage of Martinique helped earn the island in the Lesser Antilles a fifth place finish.
The winners in the 'Best Romantic Caribbean Island' contest category for USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice are as follows:
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Kitts
- Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
- Virgin Gorda
Congratulations to all these winning destinations. Couples should keep this list handy for planning a romantic wedding, celebration trip or getaway.
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