The Caribbean is one of the most unique places in the world. Thousands of islands dot the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. Landscapes range from deserted white sand beaches to lush rainforests and towering volcanoes. This raw natural beauty combined with friendly people, luxury resorts, and plenty of sunshine makes it a popular tourist destination. That is why each year well over 1 million tourists visit the Caribbean.
In a region where the local economies depend greatly on the travel and tourism industry, it is no surprise that the Caribbean is also home to some incredible resorts. The Caribbean Islands offer something for every type of traveler. And tourists are spoiled for choice when it comes to relaxing resorts. Thankfully, USA Today has curated a list of top Caribbean resorts and then left it up to readers to vote on their favorites. Hotels on this year’s list come in all shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common is the invitation to relax and unwind in the sun.
6. Casa de Campo Resort And Villas – Dominican Republic
Casa de Campo is one of the Dominican Republic’s most well-known resorts. The 7,000-acre property has been in operation for nearly 50 years and offers some incredible amenities for guests. Known for its 3 world-class golf courses, the resort also boasts 8 restaurants, an equestrian center, and 3 private beaches. If that weren’t enough, guests also receive a complimentary golf cart to explore the grounds with during their stay.
5. Sunset At The Palms – Jamaica
Sunset At The Palms is an adults-only all-inclusive resort in beautiful Negril, Jamaica. The resort’s tropical gardens feature 85 guestrooms including “Tree Top Suites” that are privately nestled in the palms. Staff at the resort go the extra mile to make sure all guests are happy – they host cocktail parties, reggae nights, and daytime excursions.
4. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort – Aruba
In 2022, Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort was crowned the Caribbean’s most romantic hotel in the Caribbean by Tripadvisor. The adults-only Bucuti & Tara is in a secluded area on Eagle Beach and oozes romance. Couples can enjoy an intimate dinner in a private beach cabana at sunset, couples massages on the beach, or cozy up for a low-key movie night under the stars at the hotel’s beach theatre.
3. Zemi Beach House – Anguilla
Located on Anguilla’s world-famous Shoal Bay, The 6-acre Zemi Beach House makes it easy for guests to let go of all their worries. The Zemi Thai House Spa features Anguilla’s only hammam along with meditation gardens and top-notch treatments. The hotel’s restaurants feature local seafood and produce, and the beachfront bar epitomizes laid-back sophistication.
2. Boardwalk Boutique Hotel – Aruba
The family-run Boardwalk Boutique Hotel has situated on a former coconut plantation a short walk from Aruba’s Palm Beach. With 46 unique private casitas and personalized experiences, the Boardwalk is a truly tranquil hotel. Known for its top-notch service and beautiful grounds, the Boardwalk has two pools complete with an overwater hammock. The resort’s beach area is quiet and comes equipped with beach huts, and the restaurant focuses on plant-based healthy options.
1. The Sands At Grace Bay – Turks And Caicos
The most loved Caribbean resort is The Sands at Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos. With low-rise buildings and lush landscaping, the resort feels both intimate and spacious. Each of the 114 rooms at the resort are suites, meaning visitors have plenty of space to relax. If you can bring yourself to leave the remarkable Grace Bay Beach you’ll enjoy 3 beautiful pools, the much-loved beachfront Hemingway’s Restaurant, and complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards.
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