Who needs a vacation? We all do. Deciding the best option involves many factors such as location, prices, and amenities, which makes the selection process difficult.
Fortunately, TripAdvisor has just released the 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards for numerous categories such as: All-inclusive Resorts, Hotels for romance, Hotels for families, Destinations, Beaches, Islands, Attractions, Restaurants, and Hotels. The lists all highlight selections that are decidedly superior options based on actual visits and reviews.
One reviewer left the following comment on tripadvisor.com when describing one of the top choices, "Every aspect of our stay was extraordinary: food, service, beautiful beach. Quiet enough to relax but stimulating enough not to get bored."
I need a vacation somewhere far away or to just disappear for awhile
— (@whorech4ta) November 19, 2013
According to Barbara Messing, who is the chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, "All-inclusive resorts are an outstanding option for travelers who want an all-in-one vacation solution, and we're thrilled to highlight some of the finest around the world. For those considering a no-hassle stay that provides the convenience of having almost everything you need on property and included in the price, travelers suggest these amazing properties."
The destination list for All-Inclusive Resorts include the top twenty-five resorts in multiple categories (throughout the world and Caribbean as well as being broken down into various geographic locations) -- however, the top ten in the two main categories are as follows:
Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts, Caribbean:
1. Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
2. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
3. Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
4. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
5. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection, Bahia de Samana, Samana Province, Dominican Republic
6. Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
7. The BodyHoliday, LeSport, Castries, St. Lucia
8. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Negril, Jamaica
9. East Winds Inn, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
10. Melia Cayo Coco, Cayo Coco, Cuba
Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts, World:
1. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Playa Paraiso, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2. Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
3. The Beloved Hotel, Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
4. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
5. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
6. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico
7. Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
8. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
9. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
10. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection, Bahia de Samana, Samana Province, Dominican Republic
[Image Via Wikimedia Commons and Courtesy of Ray Bodden]
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