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Best of the Caribbean

Not only do readers of Caribbean Travel & Life vote with their feet by bolting for their favorite region in the world every chance they get, but once a year they get to vote with an actual ballot for their faves in a variety of categories that define the vacation experience.
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Not only do readers of Caribbean Travel & Life vote with their feet by bolting for their favorite region in the world every chance they get, but once a year they get to vote with an actual ballot for their faves in a variety of categories that define the vacation experience. From the ultimate spas, dive spots, adventure destinations and small, medium and large resorts, to the region's friendliest people, favorite bars and finest local beers, here are the Caribbean's best places to go, things to do and people to meet. (For contact information for all of this year’s winners, go to: www.CaribbeanTravelMag.com/bestofwinners

All-Around Destination
St. John
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos
Jamaica

Resort Hotel
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
Cap Juluca, Anguilla
Four Seasons Resort, Nevis
Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

All-Inclusive Resort
Divi Aruba All Inclusive
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa
Hedonism II, Jamaica
SuperClubs Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Romantic Resort
Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S.V.I.
Sans Souci, Jamaica
Cap Juluca, Anguilla

Resort for a Wedding
Caneel Bay, St. John
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
Cap Juluca, Anguilla
SuperClubs Grand Lido Negril, Jamaica

Resort for a Family Reunion
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa
Atlantis, Paradise Island
La Cabana All-Suite Beach Resort & Casino, Aruba
Westin Resort, St. John

Resort With a View
Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, St. Maarten
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino

Mega Resort (300+ rooms)
Atlantis, Paradise Island
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
Wyndham El Conquistador Resort, Hotel & Golden Door Spa, Puerto Rico

Large Hotel (150-299 rooms)
Westin Resort, St. John

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, St. Maarten
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Resort & Villas

Mid-Size Hotel (75-149 rooms)
Bucuti Beach Resort, Aruba
Royal Plantation, Jamaica
Bolongo Bay Beach Club, St. Thomas
Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.

Small Hotel (20-74 rooms)
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, Aruba
Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
Gallows Point Resort, St. John
Peter Island Resort, British Virgin Islands

Boutique Hotel (fewer than 20 rooms)
Blue Parrot, Playa del Carmen
Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis
The Caves, Jamaica
Eden Rock Hotel, St. Barts

Eco Resort
Maho Bay, St. John
Cinnamon Bay Campground, St. John
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize
Xpu-Ha Palace, Playa del Carmen

Hotel Spa
Oasis, BodyHoliday at LeSport, St. Lucia
Mandara, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Boutique Spa, Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Nevis

Resort Golf Course
Four Seasons Resort, Nevis
Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort and Country Club, Puerto Rico
Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall, Jamaica
Sandy Lane, Barbados

Restaurant
Madáme Janette, Aruba
El Gaucho, Aruba
The Mill, Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis
The Sugar Mill, Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda

Friendliest People
Aruba
Jamaica
Cayman Islands
St. Martin/St. Maarten

Shopping
St. Thomas
Aruba
St. Martin/St. Maarten
Nassau, Bahamas

Duty-Free Store
Colombian Emeralds International
A.H. Riise
Little Switzerland
Diamonds International

Local Food
Jamaica
Mexican Caribbean
Barbados
St. Martin

Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International
Carnival Cruise Lines
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Princess Cruises

Cruise Port
St. Thomas
Grand Cayman
Aruba
St. Maarten

Nightlife
Aruba
Jamaica
Cancún
San Juan

Bar
Foxy's, Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I.
Bomba's Surfside Shack, Tortola, B.V.I.
Rick's Café, Negril
Charlie's Bar, Aruba

Caribbean Beer
Red Stripe, Jamaica
Balashi, Aruba
Kalik, Bahamas
Carib, Trinidad

Rum
Mt. Gay, Barbados
Cruzan, St. Croix
Appleton, Jamaica
Bacardi, Puerto Rico

Beach
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Magen's Bay, St. Thomas
Trunk Bay, St. John
Orient Bay Beach, St. Martin

Clothing-Optional Beach
Orient Bay Beach,St. Martin
Saline Beach, St. Barts
Hedonism II, Jamaica
Sorobon Beach, Bonaire

Adventure Destination
Belize
Dominica
Jamaica
St. John

Dive Destination
Cayman Islands
Cozumel
Bonaire
Turks and Caicos

Snorkel Destination
St. John
Cayman Islands
Bahamas
Aruba

is the magazine for anyone in search of the perfect tropical getaway. Each issue presents expert insider’s advice on where to find the Caribbean’s best beaches and attractions, its finest resorts and spas, liveliest beach bars and activities, and its friendliest people.