The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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20. Jumby Bay (Rosewood), Antigua

When the results of our Readers' Choice Awards were first published in 1986, the high score was 87.0—a score that still impresses, though it would not even qualify for this year's Top 100 hotels in the world, in which the lowest rating is a 95. Disagree with this list? Voice your opinion in our Readers' Choice Survey.


Readers' Choice Rating: 97.3

Rooms: 100

Service: 96.1

Food: 94.1

Location: 96.1

Design: 100

"Totally over the top yet tastefully so—it's like living in a dream." Named for the local patois word for a playful spirit, this former sugar plantation on a private island has room palettes of pale cream and café au lait, with bright coral and jewel tone accents. "It's a wonderful resort that gives you a first-class stay." The kids' club, Rose Buds, runs an endangered hawksbill turtle adoption program.

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