10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

10. Caneel Bay ResortSt. John, U.S. Virgin Islands A newcomer to the top 10 list, this resort impresses guests and travel experts alike with its secluded setting on Caneel Bay. Previous visitors enjoyed exploring the grounds and taking advantage of complimentary snorkeling, kayaking or paddle boarding before retreating to their tech-free accommodations (the rooms lack TVs and telephones). See more photos of Caneel Bay Resort Find out more about: The Best Hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

1. Tortuga BayPunta Cana, Dominican Republic Punta Cana's Tortuga Bay has taken the No. 1 spot on U.S. News' Best Hotels in the Caribbean ranking for the second consecutive year. Whether it's the luxurious Oscar de la Renta-designed interiors or the quality customer service, guests and industry experts alike can't seem to get enough of this small, all-suite property. See more photos of Tortuga Bay Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Punta Cana The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

9. Jade MountainSt. Lucia If you've come to St. Lucia to get closer to the Piton Mountains, consider booking a room at Jade Mountain. Each of the rooms (or "sanctuaries") at this AAA Five Diamond property features only three walls - the space for the fourth wall is completely open. Past guests recommend splurging on a room with a private infinity plunge pool to make the most of the view. See more photos of Jade Mountain Find out more about: The Best Hotels St. Lucia The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

8. Four Seasons Resort NevisSt. Kitts Nevis It may not be the Best Hotel in St. Kitts Nevis (that title goes to Nisbet Plantation Beach Club), but this Four Seasons property is still very impressive. Making the most of its Pinney's Beach locale, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis offers plenty of outdoor pursuits, including an 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts and outdoor spa treatments. See more photos of the Four Seasons Resort Nevis Find out more about: The Best Hotels in St. Kitts Nevis The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

7. Rosewood Jumby BayAntigua Sitting on its own 300-acre island, Rosewood Jumby Bay appeals to sun-seekers looking for a bit of paradisiacal isolation. Though it may be 2 miles off the coast of Antigua, there's no shortage of things to do here, which include croquet, guided snorkel tours and swims in the oceanfront infinity pool. See more photos of Rosewood Jumby Bay Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Antigua The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

6. Nisbet Plantation Beach ClubSt. Kitts Nevis Holding on to its No. 6 spot for the second year in a row, the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club surpassed the Four Seasons Resort Nevis to claim the title of Best Hotel in St. Kitts Nevis. Situated along 30 acres on Nevis' northeastern coast, this former sugar plantation maintains its 18th-century character without sacrificing modern comforts. See more photos of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club Find out more about: The Best Hotels in St. Kitts Nevis The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

5. Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de FranceBaie des Flamands, St. Barts Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France may have fallen three spots since the 2013 rankings - from No. 2 to No. 5 - but this 40-room property still receives praise from industry experts and guests. Its seat on Flamands Beach is just as covetable as its elegant accommodations, which boast whitewashed walls and vintage French fabrics. See more photos of Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France Find out more about: The Best Hotels in St. Barts The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

4. Eden Rock, St. BarthsBaie de St. Jean, St. Barts Eden Rock's location alone is impressive: this boutique resort sits on Baie de St. Jean along St. Bart's northern coast. Aside from the exclusive setting, this Relais Châteaux outpost boasts spectacular suites worth splurging on, like the Villa Nina, which houses a private art gallery. See more photos of Eden Rock Find out more about: The Best Hotels in St. Barts The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

3. Spice Island Beach ResortSt. George's, Grenada Climbing 10 spots since the 2013 rankings - from No. 13 to No. 3 - the Spice Island Beach Resort wins over visitors with its prime placement on Grand Anse Beach and its relaxing all-suite accommodations. Guests particularly enjoy these AAA Four Diamond digs for their private patios overlooking the gardens or St. George's Harbor. See more photos of Spice Island Beach Resort Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Grenada The Best Hotels in the Caribbean



10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

2. Jamaica InnOchos Rios, Jamaica The Best Hotel in Jamaica isn't a massive all-inclusive. Rather, the Jamaica Inn is an intimate boutique that has hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Ian Fleming in its 50-year history. Along with its enviable perch on a private beach, the Jamaica Inn also boasts spacious digs and a team of attentive staff members. See more photos of the Jamaica Inn Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Jamaica The Best Hotels in the Caribbean
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