Compiled By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 13, 2015: The votes on the top all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean are in and TripAdvisor’s readers have spoken. The top 10 are:
1: Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection, Samana Province, Dominican Republic: This all-inclusive resort is for adults only and is perfect for couples who want to share an unforgettable experience. It is located on an exclusive island of 1.5 km in the Samaná paradise in the DR and offers dream beaches, excellent service, luxurious rooms and tranquility. This resort is minutes from the town of Samaná and 45 minutes from the nearest airport of Catey.
2: The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: The Reserve is a great new resort-within-a-resort for family vacations. It offers sparkling new pools for kids and adults, a private lounge, and an all-new, all-luxury collection of oversized suites. It has 132 new luxury suites and offers fine dining with international cuisine and unlimited free green fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club and is located 22.7 km from Punta Cana International Airport.
3: Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro, Bavaro, Dominican Republic: This 5-star all inclusive adults only resort is tucked away in a coveted location between lush tropical gardens with an amazing beach with powdery soft white sand and intensely rich turquoise waters in the DR. It is located a mere 12.4 miles from Punta Cana International Airport and offers 75 2-story bungalows, shopping center, pharmacy, a nightclub, casino, spa and large pool area overlooking the beach for the entire families.
4: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Rose Hall, Jamaica: This jewel of a resort sits in a secluded enclave close to Montego Bay, Jamaica and offers remarkable suites as well as exquisite international cuisines. The hotel is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, beautiful gardens, and ocean views from the rooms and hotel facilities and other natural attractions that visitors can enjoy including Dunns River Falls in the town of Ocho Rios. It is just 20 kilometers from Montego Bay Airport.
5: Galley Bay Resort, St. John’s, Antigua: This 98-room resort in Antigua is an intimate hideaway in St. John’s that delights guests with its refined, unpretentious atmosphere and its relaxing, all-inclusive vacation packages. Its glimmering turquoise seascapes and lush gardens create a relaxing, natural setting for those who want to decompress and escape from the world. The focal point is the three-quarter-mile white sand beach. It is less than 7 miles away from the airport.
6: Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara Province, Cuba: This Cuban resort is for adults only and offers elegant and intimate oceanview accommodations to first-class culinary experiences. The resort has 122 rooms, 24 of which have stellar ocean views. It is located 10 kilometers from the local Las Brujas airport, 50 kilometers from downtown Caibarién, and 116 kilometers from the Abel Santamaría International Airport in Santa Clara.
7: The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: The Reserve is an All-Inclusive Boutique Resort within a resort with awesome tropical grounds and access to a marvelous and private beach with full concierge service. It recently unveiled a 42 brand new Luxury Ocean Front Suites next to The Reserve private area in the beach. The new accommodations are part of a $12 million dollar renovation project that also includes a new private Lounge and a new exclusive Trattoria-style restaurant and bar. Families will find their perfect vacation with the unique Family Concierge service and the Family Concierge Suites with the possibility to book connected rooms, including Paradisus Kids Kit, dedicated concierge, exclusive services and activities and access to huge Kids Zone with mini water park with slides and right in front the children’s swimming pool and toddler splash pool. It is located 25 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport.
8: Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic: The IBEROSTAR Hacienda Dominicus Hotel offers 5-star All Inclusive accommodations in Bayahibe, a picturesque village on the Dominican Republic’s southeast coast. This is the perfect beachfront locale for indulging in a comfortable, luxurious Caribbean vacation for either couples and families with children. Travelers with an affinity for fine food and new tastes will fall in love with the excellent local and international selections which features a phenomenal buffet plus four a la carte restaurants showcasing Mexican, Japanese, gourmet, and steakhouse cuisines. It also offers 15 different dive sites on reefs no more than 20 minutes from Hacienda Dominicus and is a short drive from the La Romana International Airport.
9: Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica: This historic, elegant and exquisite private couples only resort is located in Ocho Rios Jamaica and offers an intimate all-butler resort of just 74 ocean view suites tucked into a magnificent coral bluff. It is renowned for unmatched attention to detail with a retro-chic sophistication and roaming peacocks on manicured lawns. This resort has been a favorite hideaway for the international jet set and literary elite including Ian Fleming and Noel Coward and offers up Jamaica’s only champagne and caviar bar. It’s built into a bluff 25 feet up from the sea, and every room faces the profoundly soft twin set of beaches. It is located 10 minutes from the central port in Ocho Rios and hotel guests can use the free shuttle to and from Montego Bay International Airport.
10: Melia Cayo Coco Cayo Coco, Jardines del Rey Archipelago, Cuba: This all inclusive is designed for adults only and offers comfortable bungalows built on stilts over a natural seawater lagoon. It is connected to the mainland by the first stone causeway over the sea in Cuba and its pristine beach is ideal for scuba diving and fishing. Meliá Cayo Coco is an idyllic oasis of elegance, tranquility and total intimacy and is located 15 minutes from the International Jardines del Rey Airport.