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Top Reviews

Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms are nice. Lovely courtyard with pool. Very reasonable rates. Excellent and courteous staff. The restaurant, Mayan Bristo, serves some delicious food. If you're looking to stay in town in Playa, this is a great choice."
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided each morning was great. The resort is clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the views are spectacular! True Blue Bay Resort is probably one of finest boutique small hotels in the Caribbean. Fabulous location, excellent rooms, terrific facilities, friendly and attentive..."
Mahekal Beach Resort
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"Mahekal Beach Resort is a great little beach front resort. I was traveling with two other friends and we all loved it. The cabana was just fine, though nothing special. But it's the location! The food at the resort was pretty good, service good, quality staff. I would go back here anytime. Usually I fly into Cancun and go to Playa..."
Stingray City
 
4.5
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This excursion was fantastic! The water is so clear. The stingrays were amazing - almost dancing with us all in about 3 feet of water out on the sandbar."
Palancar Caves
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"I LOVE Palacar Reef...and I especially love Palacar Caves. The coral heads are massive - creating huge swim throughs. Weaving in and out and then drifting along side the reef as the wall drops off into infinity. Love it."
Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
 
4.5
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"The hotel is in a beautiful location, on a beautiful bay. The room was pretty and functional, with a nice little kitchen and bathroom. If you are looking for huge 5 star resort, this is not the resort for you. The resort is small and very island like - with a terrific ambiance and view. Our room was very comfortable and our terrace looked..."
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.3
Reviewed by Wisconsin Carribean Holiday Seekers
"Huge, but beautiful and spotless.Missed not having a beach. Food was very good, staff was very freindly and helpful. Rooms were spacious, really enjoyed the hammocks and the liquor dispensors. Room service was prompt and delicous. Plan on walking, this place is spread out, but we didn't mind the walk. Was easy making reservations for dining and excursions as well. We took an excursion to..."
 
4.5
Reviewed by liz pereira
"I have been to OTI many times. I like the small size of the hotel, beautiful grounds and competent staff. It is walking distance to town where you can find some great restaurants. www.ballahoo.com The hotel is set in tranquil tropical gardens, overlooking Basseterre and Nevis (view is magnificent), and OTI offers personalized service, clean..."
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.8
Reviewed by sue matsler
"Our 2nd time at AV - 3rd time at a Palace Resort. We went with 2 other couples and had a great time! The service was awesome and the resort is beatiful! The Spa is the best I've ever been too. Had a massage in an oceanview bungalow. Very relaxing and pampering! Very much needed in this stressful world!..."
 
2.1
Reviewed by Kristen Smith
"I stayed for one week summer 2004 at Bananarama in Roatan. This is a very unprofessional dive operation and did not meet the expectations of anyone in the large group of divers scheduled there for the week. The boats did not run for much of the time we were there. There were two instances when the boat was disabled while away from..."

Caribbean Reviews

Allegro Playacar Resort - All Inclusive, Riviera Maya
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Occidental Allegro Playacar - Turquoise seas, white sand beaches and the rustle of thatched villas in a tropical breeze. You'll find them all at...
 
3.7 (5)
Sandals Beach Resort & Spa  - Negril
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica
Amidst a pristine tropical setting, this world-class beachfront resort spans the longest and best stretch of Jamaica's famous seven-miles beach. Sandals Resorts are the...
 
0.0 (0)
Melia Vacation Club Cozumel - All inclusive, Cozumel
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
Melia Cozumel Inclusive Resort (Paradisus). The resort is located on a white coral sand beach on the north-west coast of the island of Cozumel,...
 
0.0 (0)
Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall - Jamaica Adults Only All Inclusive Resort
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
Once upon a time there was an idyllic spot on the Caribbean island known as Jamaica: the cradle of reggae, exuberance, and passion. In...
 
0.0 (0)
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach : Playa del Carmen, Mexico All Inclusive Family Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Puerto Aventuras
The Barcelo Maya Tropical***** hotel is located on one of the most stunning beaches in the world with crystal-clear turquoise waters. ...
 
4.5 (1)
Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only All Inclusive Resort in The Dominican Republic
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
The Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only***** hotel is located right on Bavaro beach, Punta Cana, which is recognised as one of the...
 
0.0 (0)
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is the superior luxury family-friendly resort in the Riviera Maya, combining a...
 
0.0 (0)
Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort & Spa : Adults Only All Inclusive in Playa del Carmen
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Royal Hideaway Playacar - the evolution of the all-inclusive resort. This is a place where service and style come together in such grand fashion...
 
5.0 (1)
Riu Playacar Resort : Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
In the Yucatan Peninsula and on the fascinating Playa Del Carmen beach, you will discover an exceptional new hotel, an oasis of comfort and...
 
4.4 (4)
Atlantis Royal Towers Paradise Island
Category: Bahamas Hotels
Island: Destination: Bahamas
Atlantis is an incredibly popular beachfront mega-resort and casino. With the addition of the spacious Harborside Resort villas, the Atlantis resort now offers 2300...
 
4.4 (3)
Barcelo Costa Cancun : Cancun Mexico All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
The Barcelo Costa Cancún**** hotel is a beautiful complex built in the Mediterranean style in the Bahía del Caribe with views of the...
 
0.0 (0)
Family Club at Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe : Dominican Republic Family All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
Welcome to the Family Club at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe*****, a specially designed concept for the whole family to enjoy a dreamlike holiday,...
 
4.9 (1)

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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:53
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:50
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    Carnival All Year Round Carnival - a festive season that typically includes parades and public street parties - is serious business in the Caribbean. The saying here goes that the party lasts year-round: eight months preparing and partying in anticipation, a month actually celebrating, followed by a period of blissful recovery and recollection.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:26
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    The Best Vacation Season Summer may be winding down, but that's no reason to get out of vacation mode. We are coming up on one of the best travel times of the year -- the sweet spot between peak travel and low travel seasons -- shoulder season!
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Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms..."
2.
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided..."
3.
Mahekal Beach Resort
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"Mahekal Beach Resort is a great little beach front resort. I was traveling with two other friends and we all..."
4.
Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
 
4.5
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"The hotel is in a beautiful location, on a beautiful bay. The room was pretty and functional, with a nice..."
5.
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.3
Reviewed by Wisconsin Carribean Holiday Seekers
"Huge, but beautiful and spotless.Missed not having a beach. Food was very good, staff was very freindly and helpful. Rooms..."

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Reviewed by CaribTraveler
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Reviewed by CaribTraveler
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