Most people fantasize about Caribbean destinations while dreaming of paradise. To help highlight some of the best places in the Caribbean – both popular and off the beaten track – 10Best has invited you to vote for the best resorts, beaches, attractions, bars, distilleries, golf courses and restaurants in the Caribbean. . After four weeks of voting, the results are in.
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Best Caribbean Attraction: Shete Boka National Park in Curacao
Shete Boka National Park named Best Caribbean Attraction — Photo courtesy of iStock/Daphne Bakker
Covering the wave-exposed north coast of Curacao, Shete Boka National Park is famous for its rugged terrain, wave-cut caves and numerous beaches where sea turtles come to lay their eggs.
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Best Beach in the Caribbean: Paradise Beach on Carriacou in Grenada
Paradise Beach voted best beach in the Caribbean — Photo courtesy of Wildroze // Getty Images
Paradise Beach is considered one of the most popular beaches in Carriacou. Green shade trees, white sand and clear turquoise waters are the sights that give Paradise Beach its name. A gift shop with handicrafts, a restaurant and a bar are nearby for shopping and dining.
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Best Beach Bar in the Caribbean: Elvis’ Beach Bar in Anguilla
Mingle with the locals at Elvis’ Beach Bar — Photo courtesy of Jamie Gladman
Locals mingle with tourists at this sand-side watering hole at Sandy Ground, popular for afternoon cocktails and late-night parties. Those with an appetite can sink their teeth into fish tacos or giant wings, supposedly some of the best on the island.
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Best Caribbean Golf Course: Punta Espada Golf Course in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Punta Espada Golf Course is a hole-in-one, according to our readers – Photo courtesy of Punta Espada Golf Club
Punta Espada, a course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, is a par 72 course that follows the natural contours of its coastal setting while offering spectacular ocean views. Its signature 13th hole is memorable, with a tee shot over water to an island green.
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Best Caribbean Resort: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort selected as Best Caribbean Resort — Photo courtesy of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
An adults-only oasis on the island of Aruba, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort sits on the white sands of Eagle Beach, where guests enjoy stunning sea views, warm breezes and sunsets tropical areas away from the busiest areas of the island. All 104 rooms and suites have eco-friendly amenities, plus free breakfast and Wi-Fi.
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Best Caribbean Rum Distillery: Topper’s Rum in Sint Maarten
Topper’s Rum Wins Best in the Caribbean Award for Third Consecutive Time — Photo courtesy of Topper’s Rum Distillery
Visitors to this 6,000 square foot facility in Sint Maarten get a glimpse into the history of rum making while seeing the blending and bottling process firsthand. Visitors can also sample new flavors in development, as well as the full line of craft rums, in the tasting bar. Those who would like to take Topper’s home can even bottle their own.
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Best Caribbean Restaurant: Miss T’s Kitchen in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Miss T’s Kitchen does not disappoint — Photo courtesy of Miss T’s Kitchen
This restaurant celebrates all things Jamaican with its lively outdoor dining area and menu of rustic fare. Menu highlights include oxtail stew, goat curry and whole fish cooked to your liking.
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Congratulations to all these winning nominees! Don’t forget to visit 10Best.com every day to vote in our Readers’ Choice contests.