By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. March 31, 2016: The list of best hotels in the world has been announced for 2016 and seven from the Caribbean and South America have made the top 25 list, according to Trip Advisor.
1: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
Taking the number one spot for the Caribbean and South America and the number eighth spot in the top 25 world’s best hotels list is the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba. This upscale adults’ only resort is a 6-minute walk from Alhambra Casino and 4.4 km from Fort Zoutman, an 18th-century lighthouse. It is perfect for couples and honeymooners and maintains a noise-free and environmentally-aware atmosphere. This Resort is just 104 rooms and suites on 14-acres that include a large section of renowned Eagle Beach.
2: Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, Grenada
Coming in at ninth on the top 25 list and number two in the region is the Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa in Lance aux Epines, Grenada. The 30-room resort combines five star service and luxury within a relaxed and intimate environment to create the ultimate Caribbean escape. All rooms face the sea and are laid out in a horseshoe shape. If you’re looking for more privacy, a Pool Suite is ideal or upgrade to the Penthouse Suite on one of the beautiful private villas on the adjacent secluded peninsula.
3: Hotel Ritta Hoppner, Brazil
Located in Gramado, Brazil, Hotel Ritta Hoppner came in at number 10 on the Trip Advisor’s top 25 list of world’s best hotel while coming in at number three in the Caribbean and Latin America region. This elegant hotel is set in a theme park and offers chalets with a thermal swimming pool. Selected rooms have a balcony and a private pool. A rich afternoon tea can also be enjoyed daily.
4: Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus, Brazil
Coming in at 14th on the top 25 list of world’s best hotel and fourth in the Caribbean and Latin America region, is the Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus in Gramado, Brazil. This hotel is set against the backdrop of Lago Negro Lake and offers hiking trails and stunning views. It is about 2.8 km from Gramado town center and 16 km from Caracol Falls. For dining, St. Hubertus Estalagem is also just over 1 miless from the center of Gramado and just over 1 mile from Salgado Filho Airport. Gramado features several Thai, Italian, and French gourmet restaurants.
5: Casa Gangotena, Ecuador
The fifth best hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America region and the 17th in the world is Casa Gangotena in Quito, Ecuador. This colonial-style hotel is located in Quito’s San Francisco square and boasts panoramic views of the historic centre from its terrace. International and regional cuisine is served at the on-site restaurant and guests can find other dining options within the 1,650 feet of the hotel. Plaza Independencia Square is a 5-minute walk away, Casa del Albado Museum is situated just 650 feet away, and Quito’s Basilica is an 8-minute drive away. Mariscal Sucre International Airport is 24.9 miles from Casa Gangotena.
6: The Singular Patagonia, Chile
Located in Puerto Natales, Chile, The Singular Patagonia placed 18th in the top 25 list of best hotels globally and sixth in the Caribbean and Latin America region. The Singular Patagonia is a former cold storage plant that sits on the banks of the Última Esperanza Sound and overlooks the mountains. It features concrete ceilings but minimalist rooms with sound and mountain views. There’s a luxe spa with treatment rooms, an indoor/outdoor heated pool and a sauna, plus a steam room and a hot tub. Nature excursions are available.
7: Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, Costa Rica
Rounding out the top 7 list for the Caribbean and Latin America region and placing 23 on the top 25 global list is the La Fortuna de San Carlos hotel in Costa Rica. This upscale hotel is set in wood-and-timber buildings amidst a tropical forest. It is literally a 2-minute walk from the Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Elegant, rustic rooms come with 4-poster beds while refined villas offer living rooms and private plunge pools. There are 2 bars and 4 quaint, international restaurants.