Dominican top Caribbean destination

Dominican Republic wooden sign with beach background
Dominican Republic wooden sign with beach background

NEW YORK CITY – In a bid to identify the best destinations in the Caribbean for adventure, food, golf, shopping and nightlife, USA Today enlisted the help of 10Best readers, who were given four weeks to determine the best of the bunch in each category.
When the results came in, the Dominican Republic maintained the winning form that saw it dominate TripAdvisor’s recent top all-inclusive resorts list, with 10Best readers voting it into the top spot in three out of the five categories polled, and awarding it second place in the remaining two.
Puerto Rico took the other two top spots, while Barbados secured a place in each category, and St. Maarten and Trinidad & Tobago earned three listings each.
The winners in each category, as determined by 10Best readers:
Best Caribbean Destination for Adventure: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Dominica, Bonaire, Puerto Rico Island, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, Saba, Barbados.
Best Caribbean Destination for Food: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Willemstad, Curacao, Bridgetown, Barbados, Anguilla, St. Maarten, Nevis, Martinique.
Best Caribbean Destination for Golf: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Curacao Canouan, Nevis, Barbados, Aruba, Abacos Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, Anguilla.
Best Caribbean Destination for Shopping: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Aruba
Haiti, Willemstad, Curacao, St. Kitts, Barbados, St. Martin / St. Maarten, Nassau, Bahamas, Martinique.
Best Caribbean Destination for Nightlife: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua, Aruba, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Kitts, Cancun, Mexico.