The Caribbean Islands are the definition of heaven on earth. The beauty of the Caribbean -- which comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays -- is accentuated by the diversity of animals, fungi and plants that reside within its surrounds.
Furthermore, the region contains about 8% (by surface area) of the world's coral reefs and has been classified as one of Conservation International's biodiversity hotspots because of their exceptionally diverse terrestrial and marine ecosystems. With tourists flocking to the islands every year, it's the perfect place to build and establish a world-class hotel resort. Here are a few of the best:
Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
A favourite for celebrities since the 1950s (the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Errol Flynn have stayed here), Jamaica Inn is a classic beaut with 55 well-appointed rooms, a waterside spa and, importantly, no children running around causing havoc.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
"Simply the finest property in the Caribbean. From staff to rooms. Nothing better," reads a review on bookings.com. There's a host of reasons that may have contributed to such a simple and glowing review, including the hotel's Ralph Lauren decor, splendid golden sand beach and brilliant staff.
Anse Chastanet Resort, St. Lucia
This beachfront resort is the epitome of fine living. Its intimate and tranquil set up makes it a great place for couples or anyone looking for some quiet time in a special location.
Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla
Consisting of just 19 rooms and suites, in addition to its luxurious four-bedroom villa, this resort topped the World's Best list for best resort hotel in the region earlier in the year.