As the ISLANDS photographers and editors traveled all across the beautiful Caribbean to bring you our Best of the Caribbean 2008 list, we stayed at the places below.
And for great accommodations with access to some of each island’s most authentic sights and activities, book a stay at any of these hotels, villas and resorts. Read more.
The Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba’s private casitas include spacious rooms, patios, kitchens and garden views close to the Fisherman’s Huts. Rates from $126 to $316. arubaboardwalk.com
The Coral Reef Club’s 88 rooms, suites and cottages are nestled in lush gardens on the quiet west coast. Rates from $260 to $710. coralreefbarbados.com
El Magnifico Condominiums offer studios to penthouses in styles from ultra white to art deco. Rates from $60 to $263. hotelmagnifico.com
LaSource on Pink Gin Beach has 100 rooms, seven bars and restaurants, the Oasis Spa and more. Rates from $315 to $609. theamazingholiday.com
Xaloc Resort is a rustic, eco-friendly getaway with 18 rooms/palapas topped with palm-leaf roofs and built with traditional, local methods. Rates from $95 to $151. holbox-xalocresort.com
El Conquistador Resort has nearly everything imaginable, from a marina and spa to casino and water park. Rates from $179 to $1,039. elconresort.com
Le Sereno on Grand Cul-de-Sac Cove is the Sereno Beach Hotel revamped by French designer Christian Liaigre. Rates from 480 to 2,980 euros. lesereno.com
The Ocean Terrace Inn, overlooking the Caribbean and the city of Basseterre, has 71 rooms with great views. Rates from $165 to $460. oceanterraceinn.com
The Landings is a vacation-ownership resort still being built, with lagoon and beach residences now available. Rates from $350 to $600. thelandingsstlucia.com
The Atrium Resort is part of the Festiva Resorts vacation-ownership network. Eat up the Indiana Restaurant with its Indiana Jones theme. festivaresorts.com
The Coblentz Inn Boutique Hotel integrates the island’s history into the decor of its 16 rooms. Rates from $170 to $210. coblentzinn.com