The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

Find out which 10 Caribbean properties earned top spots in 2016.The Caribbean-with its balmy temperatures, white-sand beaches and vibrantcultures-iswhat dream vacations are made of. But theregion is so jam-packed with lodging options, deciding where to stay might be the only thing that stands between you and turquoise waters.That's where U.S. News steps in,combing the region to find the best properties.From boutique retreats in private coves to expansive all-inclusive resorts, we evaluated each hotel using a comprehensive methodologythat utilizes star ratings, industry awards, expert recommendations and visitor reviewsto determine whichhotelsoffer the best experiences.
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The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

2. Jamaica InnKnown for its hospitality and spacious suites, this family-owned 48-room property in Ocho Rios doesn't feature TVs, radios or clocks in its accommodations in hopes that guests can unplug and unwind. And visitors seem to appreciatethe tranquility. The Jamaica Inn is a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice recipient and appears on the Condé Nast Readers' Choice list.
(Courtesy of Jamaica Inn)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand CaymanLocated on Seven Mile Beach on the western shore of Grand Cayman, this 144-acre resort offers unique experiences, such asnighttime snorkeling excursions, along withwell-appointed suites with luxurious amenitieslike soaking tubs.This may be why the property, aLonely Planet Top Pick and a AAA Five Diamond Award recipient, moved up from the No. 15 spot in 2015.
To see the full rankings, visit the
Best Hotels in the Caribbean page.
(Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

10. Sandals Royal PlantationBoasting butler service for allof its74 ocean view suites (the only
Sandals property to do so), this AAA Four Diamond Award recipient providesanextradose ofluxury with all-inclusive activities like scuba divingand snorkeling.Off the sand, guests can perfect theirtennisorgolfgame, which is also included in the nightly rate.
(Courtesy of Sandals Royal Plantation)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

9. Parrot Cay by COMONothing says luxury quite like a 1,000-acre private island. And at Parrot Cay by COMO in
Turks and Caicos, that's exactlywhat you'll find, along with 24-hour butler service and villas with private pools.
(Courtesy of Parrot Cay by COMO)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

8. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood ResortJust off the coast of Antigua,Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort offers an assortment of accommodations, ranging from octagon-shaped cottages to private villas and homes, all with access to nearly5miles of secluded shoreline.
(Courtesy of Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

7. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto RicoThe only AAA Five Diamond property in Puerto Rico, this former coconut plantation has been converted into a 483-acre eco-friendly resort along the Espíritu Santo River.Located near the El Yunque National Forest, the resort features an environmental outreach program and outdoor activities like zip lining, kayaking and golf at its Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course.
(Courtesy of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

6. The Palms Turks and CaicosLocated on Grace Bay,The Palms Turks and Caicos is consistently a top pick for travelers. In fact, its impeccable service and attention to detail helped it earn a place on the Condé Nast Readers' Choicelist.Guests areequally impressed by theserpentine infinity pool that weaves throughout the property.
(Courtesy of The Palms)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

5. Jade MountainWhen suites are called sanctuaries, you know you've found the lap ofluxury. Accommodationsat this St. Lucia retreatsport only three walls, affordingpanoramic vistas of the Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea fromprivate infinity pools.
(Courtesy of Jade Mountain)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

4. Tortuga BayNot many resorts can say their interiors were designedby Oscar de la Renta, but that's not
Tortuga Bay's only claim to fame. The Punta Cana resort-a AAA Five Diamond Award recipient -also offers two championship golf courses created by Tom Fazio and P.B. Dye.
(Courtesy of Tortuga Bay)


The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2016

3. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton ReserveOriginally owned by Laurance S. Rockefeller, this AAA Four Diamond
Ritz-Carltonpropertyis ideal for those who love to mix relaxationwith outdoor adventure. Case in point:Guests can explore theresort's11-mile nature trail before returning to suites that offer butler service.
(Courtesy of Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve)