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The Caribbean + Bermuda

1. Hotel Guanahani & Spa, St. Bart’s

Score: 96.00
Creole-style cottages reopening Dec. 15 after a $6 million renovation that will add two family suites. Doubles from $784.

2. Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, Bermuda

Score: 94.29
A favorite of the golf and tennis crowd, on the island’s largest private pink-sand beach. Doubles from $590.

3. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Score: 91.11
All-inclusive island extravaganza where teens can learn to spin vinyl at a DJ academy and Sesame Street characters show up for meet-and-greets. Adults from $469 per person per night, $105 for children ages 2–16.

4. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Providenciales

Score: 90.80
Four distinctive themed enclaves (including the new all-suite “Italian” village) share a 45,000-square-foot water park and a 21-and-under nightclub. Adults from $518 per person per night, $105 for children ages 2–16.

5. Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Score: 90.00
The antithesis of the island’s all-inclusive mega-resorts, a 47-suite respite on a private beach. Doubles from $479.

5. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

Score: 90.00
Wicker-furnished cottages on a palm-fringed 18th-century former sugar plantation. Doubles from $656, including breakfast and dinner.

7. Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Score: 88.16
The launchpad for the Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau program, offering everything from underwater photography to moonlit snorkeling. Doubles from $599.

8. Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Cayman Islands

Score: 87.62
Right on Seven Mile Beach, with diving, snorkeling, catamaran sailing, and a nine-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course for landlubbers. Doubles from $650.

9. Playa Linda Beach Resort, Aruba

Score: 86.67
Time-share property on a stretch of white sand with apartment-like accommodations for weeklong stays. Studios from $305.

10. Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa—A Wyndham Grand Resort, Puerto Rico

Score: 86.06
The Atlantic in front; El Yunque rain forest out back; and three pools, two golf courses, and 13 tennis courts in between. Doubles from $529.


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