Nothing screams “must-visit luxury” more than a resort that wins fancy, prestigious awards, right? Of course, when you read all about a resort that offers a long list of amenities and seems to cater to your every need, there’s no denying that’s a place you’d want to visit. But there’s something that makes a resort just a tad more appealing when you read that it was named one of Travel + Leisure’s top 5 resorts in the Caribbean or on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, just to name a few. In addition to giving you the run down on some of the latest and greatest award-winning resorts, we’re going to give you the inside scoop on how to win one of 10 trips to one of these six amazing resorts. Stay tuned, all the details are coming right up.
Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos
White sand beaches and unequivocal beauty awaits you on the islands of Turks & Caicos. More specifically, the 5-star luxury experience at Seven Stars Resort is one that’s nearly incomparable. Perfectly placed on the gentle surf of Grace Bay Beach, your stay at Seven Stars could include a morning round of golf at Provo Golf & Country Club and afternoon spent enjoying mojitos in the island’s only heated saltwater pool. The evening finds you with tapas at the open-air bar and dinner at Seven, the classy steak and seafood restaurant on site.
And if this doesn’t sound purely divine, this resort most recent 2013 accolades include Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Resorts in the Caribbean and Trip Advisor’s Travel Choice Award, among a long list of honors in years past.
InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico
How does prime real estate on Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde Beach located just five minutes away from some of the island’s most buzzed about nightlife sound? If that sounds like a weekend in paradise, then look no further to InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino. This 4.5-star resort is not only home to a large lagoon-style pool fully equipped with a swim-up bar for easy access, but five full-service restaurants to satisfy even the most sophisticated pallet. You’re also a quick five-minute walk to El San Juan’s sizzling nightlife or test out Lady Luck at the onsite casino.
It’s no surprise this Puerto Rico resort hot spot has been received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence and is an AAA Four Diamond Resort, named for it’s out-of-this-world service.
Melia Caribe Tropical, Dominican Republic
If you want your family to truly experience it all, the Dominican Republic’s beachfront Melia Caribe Tropical is packed full with 4 stars of all-inclusive experiences sure to please every member of your pack. There are a total of 10 swimming options, including two freeform pools with swim-up bars for the adults and long list of watersports the whole family can enjoy. Melia Caribe Tropical also comes with a whopping 13 restaurants and 10 bars, sure to dazzle all the senses of your group.
And as a 2013 Trip Advisor recipient of a Certificate of Excellence, it’s fairly obvious that Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic could be your next ideal family getaway.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
Calling all adults looking to escape to a private oasis of rest & relaxation. Sound like you? Let us suggest Antigua beachfront property, Galley Bay Resort & Spa. This 4.5-star all-inclusive haven offers 40 secluded acres of beachfront tropical gardens, lagoons and three-quarters of a mile private, white sandy beach. The sparkling freeform pool is a great follow up to your custom spa treatment at Indulge Spa, located in the heart of calming bird sanctuary. The four restaurants and three bars are all great compliments to days filled with pure luxury.
As another of Travel + Leisure’s top 5 resorts in the Caribbean & a Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice, it’s no surprise that Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua is the perfect choice for those looking to decompress and escape for that thing we call reality.
Couples Tower Isle & Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica
The epitome of romance waits for you at Couples Tower Isle or Couples Sans Souci in Jamaica. If 35 beachfront acres of cliff side suites situated amongst lush pathways, private coves, mineral pools and hidden grottos sound like a perfect escape consider Couples Sans Souci your go to. You can also enjoy the swim-up bar for easy access, all-inclusive dining options at one of the five restaurants and special events such as the Tuesday-night Beach Party or Friday-night Starlight Gala.
Among the long list of reasons to make the trip to Couples Sans Souci, Travel + Leisure ranked it the Best Hotel in the Caribbean in it’s 500 World’s Best Service Awards, #12 in the Best in the World Caribbean Top 30, #5 of the Top Resorts in the Caribbean and #1 All-Inclusive Resort of the Caribbean.
You might also consider unleashing your inner celebrity with a stay at Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios. Also an all-inclusive couples-only paradise, Couples Tower Isle is perched on the lush coastline of Jamaica and seduces with sweeping water views, a private white sandy beach and its very own namesake island. It’s also home to a million-dollar kitchen and organic herb gardens that serve as spotlights for the award-winning chefs to create the finest farm-to-table cuisine on the island.
If you need more affirmation that Couples Tower Isle is an absolute must, Travel + Leisure ranked it #6 in the Best in the World Caribbean Top 30, #2 All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean and awarded it with the World’s Best Service Award in the Caribbean in 2013.
Now that we’ve made your list of next vacations to take, anyone up for winning a trip for 2 to one of these fabulous award-winning resorts? Between now and October 13th, 2013, enter to win here. This is your shot to be one of the 10 lucky people to win a trip for 2 including airfare to Seven Stars Resort, InterContinental San Juan, Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Melia Caribe Tropical, Couples Tower Isle or Couples Sans Souci.
Stay tuned, we’ll be reaching out to the winners on Monday, October 14th. Have you ever been to any of these resorts? Or do you have your very own favorite resort that you think it award worthy? Let us know your thoughts on these resorts in the comments below.