If you’re traveling to the Caribbean, you need to find the perfect hotel or resort for your stay. After all, to make the most of your stay, it should have oceanfront access so you can visit the beach and the ocean, perfect rooms to relax in, and, of course, great restaurants and bars. .
The problem, especially if you’re traveling to an island you’ve never visited before, is that it can be difficult to sort through the reviews. The hotel selection process starts to get even more difficult if you doubt the veracity of certain reviews.
If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean, you’re in luck: US News & World Report recently released its annual ranking of the best hotels in the Caribbean. What makes the ranking a valuable tool is that it is based on a combination of awards, hotel ratings and user ratings.
“We believe this unbiased approach makes our rankings more useful than simply providing the personal opinions of our editors,” US News & World Report explains in a press release.
“The travel industry has faced significant disruption over the past 2 years, underscoring the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain excellent standards,” said Zach Watson, Travel Editor at US News, said in a press release. “The 2022 Best Hotel Rankings offer a reliable guide for travelers to use when planning their next trip, whether it’s in a few weeks or later in the year.”
Let’s cut to the chase. Here are the 10 best hotels in the Caribbean, according to research by US News & World Report.
1. Eden Rock – St. Barts
Since Eden Rock is in St. Jean Bay on the north shore of St. Barths, visitors have access to the pristine sandy beach and a nearby coral reef. The Eden Rocks is notable as it was the first hotel to open in St. Barths over 60 years ago, but it should also be noted that it underwent a major renovation in 2019, following Hurricane Irma . This is also when the spa was added. Another key amenity is the acclaimed restaurant, Sand Bar, run by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
“Each accommodation is unique, with bright pops of color and private terraces, and guests describe a stay here as worth every penny,” according to the US News & World Report ranking. “Splurge on a specialty villa and you’ll have access to extras like a private art gallery (in Villa Nina) or a recording studio (in Rockstar Villa).”
2. Jade Hill Station
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
The US News & World Report ranking explains that past visitors say Jade Mountain is “one of the most romantic resorts in the world,” and it’s easy to see why. Each of its “sanctuaries” has three walls: the space where the fourth wall should be is open to provide spectacular views of two mountainous volcanic spiers – the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Some of them even have infinity pools, so it looks like the Pitons and the Caribbean are also in the room. To complete the romantic atmosphere, couples can arrange an in-room massage or a private dinner on the heavenly terrace.
Those who venture out of their rooms can snorkel in Anse Chastanet Bay, take a sunset cruise on the resort’s yacht, and even go scuba diving with experts at the on-site dive center. In addition to the private dining option, other dining choices are the Jade Mountain Club or room service.
3. Belmond Cap Juluca
Maundays Bay, Anguilla
Each Greco-Moorish style villa offers ocean views and has a private terrace, patio or solarium. Outside the rooms, you can relax by the infinity pool or along the 1 mile white sand beach that faces the resort. It’s important to note that all room rates include two beach lounge chairs, as well as snacks, drinks, and chilled towels delivered by beach butlers.
For a break from the beach, you can play tennis or head to the Arawak Spa. Finally, the resort has three restaurants, and casual tapas are served at a vintage food truck on-site.
4. Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
The resort, which spans 6 acres, has 76 rooms and suites with deep soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and furnished balconies overlooking the pool, resort, or ocean. Recent guests said the accommodations and service “are outstanding,” according to research by US News & World Report. In particular, they “loved the spacious layouts of their units, which range from 600 to 2,826 square feet, and the contemporary Caribbean interior design (think: natural wood furnishings with crisp white linens and accents) “.
Other notable amenities include an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the ocean, the spa housed in a 300-year-old Thai house, a fitness center, yoga classes, and a beach boot camp. Guests can also ask the beach concierge to arrange water activities such as kayaking and snorkeling. At the end of the day, you can visit the three bars and the two restaurants of the complex.
5. Eden Roc in Cap Cana
Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic
“Eden Roc at Cap Cana prides itself on offering secluded luxury,” according to research by US News & World Report. “Tucked inside Cap Cana, one of Punta Cana’s most exclusive communities, this Relais & Chateaux outpost offers a long list of lavish amenities.” For example, each of the resort’s 62 suites has a private balcony or terrace, and some suites even have a private plunge pool.
Other features include a spa and private beach club with a palm-fringed pool, barbecue area, and beach bar. Activities for children include a children’s pool and the Koko Kids’ Club which offers games and crafts. Breakfast is served at BLUE Grill + Bar, while Restaurant Mediterraneo serves seasonal dinners and La Palapa serves fresh seafood.
6. Curtain Bluff
Old Road, Antigua
Considering the resort is located in a cove on the south coast of Antigua, it’s only fitting that all 72 rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. It’s worth pointing out that recent guests have pointed out that while all-inclusive rates cover water sports activities, fitness classes, food and drink, the resort “isn’t for partiers,” according to US News & World Report. research.
“The Immersive Vacation Experience” also includes tennis, scuba diving, and beach access, as well as dining at Tamarind Restaurant and the open-air Seagrape, or tasting wine from the resort’s wine cellar . The resort has a spa, however, there are fees for treatments.
7. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Dorado, Puerto Rico
The resort, which includes access to a mile of sandy shoreline and numerous nature trails, is located in an ecological reserve on the north coast of Puerto Rico. As you’d expect, each of the spacious rooms and suites has balconies, deep soaking tubs, and outdoor showers, while some even have private plunge pools. Outside, adults can play golf on the resort’s two 18-hole courses or visit the spa while children take part in supervised “Environmental Ambassadors” activities.
Visitors have several dining options. For example, the COA restaurant, which is located on the beachfront, serves locally inspired cuisine such as dishes cooked in a wood oven. Other options are grilled meat and seafood served at Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill, or fresh sushi, ceviche, and tapas served at Positivo Sand Bar.
8. Seven Star Resort & Spa
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
The resort is bordered by the protected waters of Princess Alexandra National Park on Grace Bay. The resort therefore naturally offers snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing. Again, it also has an adult-only pool as well as a second pool and a spa offering massages, facials, body treatments, and hot stone therapy.
All Seven Stars suites have furnished terraces or patios, and most offer ocean views. They also have marble bathrooms with separate showers and Jacuzzis, as well as full kitchens or kitchenettes. Visitors who don’t want to cook themselves can eat at the resort’s two restaurants.
9. Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
“Sitting on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa earns praise from past guests for its luxurious accommodations and attentive staff — recent guests say everyone treats them like royalty,” according to the US News & World Report ranking. The resort’s secluded beach is also popular with visitors who appreciate access to water sports equipment such as kayaks, paddle boards, and floating rafts.
The resort also has a pool, 8,500 square foot spa, fitness center, and Camp Seafire, a kids’ club for kids ages 3½ to 12. Its rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, and luxury Frette linens.
10. Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The 36 rooms at Round Hill, a resort, have four-poster beds and rainfall showers. Meanwhile, its 27 villa suites have open-air living rooms and verandas, between four and six bedrooms, housekeepers, and some suites even have private plunge pools. By the way, the housekeepers of the cottage will prepare the breakfast, but it has an additional cost.
The resort offers a wide variety of activities, such as tennis, water sports and spa treatments. After a long day, visitors noted that they enjoyed cocktails at the resort’s three bars as well as the restaurant run by James Beard Award-winning chef Martin Maginley.
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