One thing that didn’t stop for very long during the pandemic was hotel construction, particularly in the Caribbean. The region’s hotel pipeline continues to grow, with both large resorts, all-inclusives and boutique hotels of every shape and size continuing to pop up across the islands of the Caribbean.
That will continue in 2023, with a wave of new hotels opening their doors from development powerhouses like the Mexican Caribbean (where new hotels seem to pop up just about every week) to classic beach destinations like Cable Beach and Punta Cana.
We’ve gathered a list of the new Caribbean hotels we’re most excited about in 2023, with some that just opened their doors in the last quarter and a number that will be opening up for the first time this year.
Westin Beach Resort St Thomas, US Virgin Islands There is no more significant hotel opening in 2023 than this: the new Westin St Thomas, a dramatic transformation of the former Marriott Frenchman’s Reef in St Thomas. Set on the signature hotel site in St Thomas, the new Westin Beach Resort and Spa will have 392 rooms (28 suites), broad meeting space and a dazzling pool deck. So much has changed since the original property shuttered after Hurricane Irma in 2017 — and the property now finds itself in one of the booming tourism destinations in the whole Caribbean. It’s now accepting reservations for stays beginning May 15, 2023.