It was another action-packed year for Caribbean travel, from a spate of new hotels and resorts to a regional challenges like Zika. But the Caribbean continues to grow, with increased investment and development, new air routes and a continued expansion push by global brands. Our annual Caribbean Travel Awards celebrate the best of the Caribbean in 2016, from the top hotels and destinations to the people making Caribbean tourism better, as chosen by our award-winning, on-the-ground editorial team of Caribbean travel experts. Congratulations to all of the winners.
Caribbean Hotel of the Year: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman
Wow. It’s a word we used a lot at Grand Cayman’s newest luxury resort, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Seven Mile Beach. It isn’t just the immaculate design and the terrific food, though both are sensational. It’s the service, which is some of the best we’ve experienced at any hotel, Caribbean or otherwise, and something that should send a message to the rest of the region to up its game. The Caribbean has a new world-class hotel, and it’s called Kimpton Seafire.