With its fan-shaped whitewashed balcony railings, riotous tropical color schemes in the rooms renovated in 2009 with nautically striped upholstery and mosaic tiled spa bathrooms, this 234-room all-inclusive, adults-only Couples resort captures the vibrant spirit of Jamaica. The lobby is impressively decorated with paintings and sculptures by local artists. Unlike many other all-inclusive properties, where dining options are spread out, the five restaurants here are located in a central cluster. For something more intimate, call the Romance Concierge to book a private candle-light dinner on the beach for $170 per couple. Free activities include snorkeling, sailing, scuba, tennis and yoga, and the spa was ranked “Best in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure. Need to check e-mail? There’s now free wi-fi at the pool and a 24-hr. Internet café. Hate tan lines? There is also a private beach section for sunbathing au naturel.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.