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 Destination of the Year: Antigua and Barbuda
Known for its 365 beaches, the twin-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda is hotter than ever, from stayover growth approaching 10 percent (and nearly 20 percent from the United States) to an impressive pipeline of new hotel projects big and small from established brands like Marriott to new luxury debuts. That, along with a sparkling new airport and an already robust hotel and all-inclusive product have made Antigua our destination of the year.