AAA Travel Tips / Inspector Picks: Five of Our Favorite Caribbean Hotels

Inspector Picks: Five of Our Favorite Caribbean Hotels

AAA/Inspector 450
June 28, 2019
Love the beach? Planning a Caribbean getaway? Here is a list of our favorite Caribbean hotels where you can enjoy beautiful ocean views, relaxing spa treatments and excellent amenities.
Exterior, palm trees, ocean, building, view
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Gallows Point Resort
Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands, U.S.
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AAA Inspector 52: The spaciousness and privacy of these individually decorated cottage-style condo units provide my family an exceptional level of comfort.
All of these spacious one-bedroom and bi-level loft units, on a small peninsula, offer harbor or sea views. The apartment-style units are individually owned and decorated with a Caribbean theme. The swimming pool is perched above a cliff and the property is surrounded by a variety of attractive landscaping. Excellent snorkeling is just steps away.
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Patio, view, tables, chairs, dining room
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Jamaica Inn
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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AAA Inspector 450: It's cool to know I'm treading in the footsteps of iconic legends like Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn and Errol Flynn at this serene retreat.
Reflecting a bygone era of Jamaica, you can choose from elegant rooms with large furnished balconies or patios, and stunning, spacious cottages. Tranquility and fine service set this property apart. Entry level rooms have antique furnishings, with outside areas that have comfortable living room arrangements. From there the units just get more and more luxurious. You might want to partake in a game of croquet on the expansive lawn before heading to the private beach that's free of vendors and intrusions. There's also a lovely library where you can relax.
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Suite at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
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AAA Inspector 450: The beautiful grounds, attentive staff and so many things to keep the rest of the family busy results in pure relaxation for me.
There’s a playful ambience in the public areas of this stylized, luxurious resort where the fine service is relaxed and unpretentious. Rooms follow suit in design and have furnished balconies. All units are spacious with at least 440 square feet but one of the specialty suites is where you will really be able to spread out with up to 1,620 square feet. There are also a few gorgeous bungalows. An immense spa includes a Turkish hammam. If you are looking for a true oasis of tranquility, then retire to the adult pool. All of the on-site restaurants incorporate locally sourced ingredients for a true locavore dining experience. For your information, the name "Seafire" comes from the jaw-dropping bursts of color at sunset.
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Pool, umbrellas
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Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels & Resorts
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 16: If I had just one last place to go, this might be it. Fantastic food, beautiful rooms and wonderful service are just the tip of the iceberg.
This gorgeous all-inclusive resort has a historical feel with breathtaking areas. Suites are found in three distinct sections. All are marvelous in their own ways and many have unbelievable sea views. From the Colonial suites to the castle suites and the villas, all units have full living room areas and beautiful bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Make sure you wander around and find all the beautiful spots here. The spa is glorious and the hydrotherapy area is worth a special visit. One of the newest features is the Century Town complex, which is sort of an upscale food court opening in the evenings. It includes a gourmet coffee bar, ice cream parlor, cigar lounge, beer tasting room and a Spanish tapas bar. Guests also enjoy privileges at the property's other resorts in the area.
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Situated on a beach, this all-inclusive resort's luxurious suites are furnished with balconies and terraces.
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Spice Island Beach Resort
St. George'S, Grenada
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 503: What stands out amid the luxury and privacy for me, is the royal treatment provided by the staff, epitomizing a very high standard of excellence.
Situated on a gorgeous white-sand beach, this all-inclusive resort has richly decorated, luxurious suites with furnished balconies or terraces. Some units also come with private plunge pools and four-poster canopy beds. The suites, tucked among private gardens dotted by lemon, almond and sea grape trees, are spread out in several buildings and afford very nice privacy.
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