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#1 gkashmira

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    Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

    I was leafing through Conde Nast Traveler's 2006 "Top 100 Readers' Choice Awards - Best of the World and saw a few that pertain to us Destination Brides/Grooms! I italicized the ones that are in Cabo or I've heard others talk about here on the forum...

    Top Resorts in Mexico: (with User rating out of 100 - I think)
    1. La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo97.5
    2. Royal Hideaway Playacar, Riviera Maya93.5
    3. JW Marriott, Cancºn92.5
    4. Las Ventanas al Para­so, Los Cabos91.8
    5. Villa del Sol, Zihuatanejo87.4
    6. Four Seasons Punta Mita86.9
    7. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos86.0
    8. Dreams, Cancºn85.9
    9. Ritz-Carlton, Cancºn85.0
    10. Hilton Los Cabos84.9 (I was happy to see this on the list!)
    11. Maroma Resort, Riviera Maya83.9
    12. Le Meridien, Cancºn83.2
    13. Fiesta Americana Grand, Los Cabos82.5
    14. Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, Cancºn81.8
    14. Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, Los Cabos81.8 (Another favorite of mine!)

    Top 10 Central America/Mexico Hotels:
    1. JW Marriott, Mexico City
    2. Esperanza, Cabo
    3. Casa Santo Domingo, Guatamala
    4. Camino Real, Oaxaca5. Four Seasons, Mexico City
    6. Hotel Nikko, Mexico City
    7. Casa de Sierra Nevada Quinta Real, San Miguel de Allende
    8. W Hotel, Mexico City
    9. Costa Rica Marriott, San Jose
    10. Hotel Grano de Oro, Costa Rica

    Top Resorts - Caribbean
    1. Malliouhana Hotel, Anguilla94.7
    2. Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman91.9
    3. Sandy Lane, Barbados 91.6
    4. CuisinArt Resort, Anguilla90.6
    5. Four Seasons, Nevis90.1
    6. Cap Juluca, Anguilla88.0
    6. Jamaica Inn88.0
    8. Curtain Bluff, Antigua87.6
    9. Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda87.2
    10. Couples Swept Away, Jamaica86.9
    11. Peter Island Resort, B.V.I. 84.8
    12. Couples Negril, Jamaica84.7
    13. Round Hill, Jamaica84.2
    14. Couples Ocho Rios, Jamaica84.0
    15. Half Moon Club, Jamaica83.3
    16. Caneel Bay, St. John83.1
    17. La Samanna, St. Martin
    18. Sandals White House, Jamaica82.8
    19. Jalousie Plantation, St. Lucia82.5
    19. Sandals Dunn's River, Jamaica82.5
    21. Jumby Bay, Antigua82.1View Guide
    22. Four Points Sheraton Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico 81.8
    23. Royal Plantation, Jamaica81.1
    24. Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia81.0
    25. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino80.9

    Central/South America Resorts - Top 5
    1. Four Seasons Peniunsula, Papagayo Costa Rica
    2. Explora en Patagonia, Chile
    3. Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina
    4. Turtle Inn, Belize
    5. Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Rica

    Top 5 Atlantic Ocean Resorts
    1. One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
    2. The Reefs, Bermuda
    3. Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
    4. Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos
    5. Four Seasons great Exuma at Emerald Bay, Bahamas

    Anyway you can read more (like top USA cities, Top 100 Hotels (worldwide) and a lot more! Check it out here: http://www.concierge.../readerschoice/
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    #2 Sarah

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      Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:55 PM

      Very cool- this is a great travel reference! Thanks Kash :)

      #3 gkashmira

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        Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:05 PM

        I think it's great that a lot of our places made the list (Hilton, Dreams in Cancun - which I'm sure means the Dreams in Cabo is great, Sheraton...)

        Makes me smile to see so many places in Cabo listed too!
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        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:09 PM

          COOL thanks for the post,, I'm going to look up Las Ventas, and Fiesta Americana to see what they look like and put them on my list to see for our site visit. GREAT POST

          #5 Sarah

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            Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:10 PM

            TammyM, are you planning to visit Esperanza? If you're visiting the more upscale places, I wouldn't miss that either. Some of our engagement pics were taken there and the resort looks absolutely gorgeous.

            #6 TammyB

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              Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:16 PM

              It wasn't on my list, how upscale is it? I didn't put the one and only on my list because it's out of my budget...

              #7 Sarah

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                Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:17 PM

                If I remember right it's up there with LasVentanas and One and Only Palmilla. Maybe Tammy would know better...

                #8 TammyWright

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                Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:28 PM

                great info kash!!

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                #9 KAMEYER70

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                  Posted 04 November 2006 - 10:28 PM

                  Thanks for posting this list. I think I am the only bride on BDW getting married at the Fiesta Americana Grand and I was thrilled to see that it made this this (especially since no one in the US seems to have heard about this hotel). Awesome!
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                  #10 gkashmira

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                    Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:45 PM

                    KM - I think it's suppose to be a really lovely hotel!
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