It began with an idea.
An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be.
And now the Caribbean Boutique Hotel Awards is back again, with its second annual edition again putting the best of the Caribbean’s small hotels on display.
Nothing better represents the diversity of the Caribbean travel experience than these small properties, places that are eminently in tune with their communities, with their natural environments and with their destinations.
And that’s what Caribbean Journal readers often tell us — in many ways, these boutique hotels are the ultimate Caribbean experiences, that some of our most beloved stories are the ones that shine the spotlight on these little gems.
The Caribbean Journal team scours the region all year round to find the best of the best, and we are delighted to announce our selections for the second Caribbean Boutique Hotel Awards across 12 different categories.
“The best boutique hotels are their own art form, built on passion, love and immensely hard work” said Alexander Britell, editor and publisher of Caribbean Journal. “And the Caribbean is filled with boutique masterpieces, from historic retreats to wellness getaways. We are proud to celebrate our favorites in the region with the second-annual Caribbean Boutique Hotel Awards. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!”
Caribbean Boutique Hotel of the Year: Island House, Nassau, Bahamas Plainly, this is one of the best boutique hotels to have opened in the Caribbean in some time. The 30-room masterwork is set in Nassau’s tony Lyford Cay neighborhood, with marvelous design, impeccable service, a pair of world-class eateries and the kind of inspired amenities you can’t even find in large resorts — ranging from a full-service cinema to squash courts to a co-working space. It’s a new kind of boutique hotel for the Caribbean, and a masterwork in hotel design. More importantly, it’s yet another reason why Nassau is one of the Caribbean’s most exciting destinations right now.