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2019 Noble Beach Prize Winners

January 22, 2019 2 Comments

True Beach Lovers, it’s that time of year again and we’re SO excited to announce the 2019 Noble Beach Prize winners!

For those who don’t know, the Noble Beach Prize awards allow us to recognize resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America for being chic, dreamy and an overall beachy experience. It’s a fun way to let these awesome resorts know just how awesome they are, and for us to tell you all about them!

Resorts are encouraged to submit an online application for 17 of 18 categories. Once applications are collected, we send them to our internal judges at CheapCaribbean as well as our external, travel-savvy group. Votes get tallied and, voila, we have our winners!

But why can resorts only submit for 17 categories? What happens with the final one?

This year, we introduced the Golden Pineapple Award– a category that reflects the opinion of our favorite people–the customers… yes, that means you! We gathered our top 10 customer-rated properties and had you take a poll through email and social media to see which of those resorts win the Golden Pineapple Award.

So, if you haven’t done so already, grab a margarita and help us toast to our 2019 Noble Beach Prize winners, plus our first-ever Golden Pineapple winner!

Winner, “Best Beach Bliss” – Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Winner, “Best Beach-o-tainment” – Riu Santa Fe

Winner, “Best Kid-tivities” – Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa

Winner, “Best Night Vibe” –TRS Yucatan Hotel

Winner, “Best Teen Scene” – Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Winner, “Dreamiest ‘I Do’” – Hotel Xcaret

Winner, “Most Bodacious Buffet” – Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Winner, “Most Divine Dining” – Royalton St. Lucia

Winner, “Most FANtastic Sports Bar” – Barcelo Maya Grand

Winner, “Most SPAwesome Experience” – JW Marriott Los Cabos Resort & Spa

Winner, “Most Swingin’ Greens” – Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Winner, “The Bath Luxe de Luxe” – Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Winner, “The Bombest Bar” – X’tan Ha Resort

Winner, “The Pool That Rules” – Now Onyx Punta Cana

Winner, “The Sweetest Suite” – Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

Winner, “The View –Priceless” – El Dorado Maroma

Winner, “Ultimate Zen” – Grand Velas Los Cabos

Winner, “The Golden Pineapple” – Seven Stars Resort

Meet the Judges

Natalie Anastasia is a travel and lifestyle blogger based in San Francisco, California. On her blog, Pastels & Passports, she writes about all of her adventures in San Francisco, as well her domestic and international travels.

Kana Imamura is an established Travel Instagrammer & Blogger at Life in Wanderlust from sunny Los Angeles, California. After eight years as a director in corporate hospitality and earning her master’s degree in hospitality management, she closed her office doors to travel in 2015.

Hannah Rheaume is a travel blogger at The Sunny Side of Things. She’s been traveling full time since 2016 and focuses on luxury adventure, destinations and lifestyle. Hannah previously worked in public relations.

Caitlin Palumbo is a travel blogger and influencer at My Darling Passport, where she covers colorful adventures, feminine escapes and bucket list destinations. She lives in New York City and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Ready to jet off to one of these awesome, award-winning resorts? Check out our latest deals!

January 27, 2019

A True Beach Lover


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    January 27, 2019

    I like to travel with CheapCaribbean good prices , excellent prices , different places , good customer service !!!! All time . This new anuncement program ya excellent , enjoy and fun to all

    • Reply

      Rachel Tellez

      March 21, 2019

      Hi Daniel! Thanks so much for the comment. We think the Noble Beach Prizes are a great way to showcase some of our incredible resorts in a variety of categories! We’re so glad to hear that you’re enjoying it. 🙂