After a two-year absence from this list, Acqualina in Miami returned in force to claim the top spot. The Four Seasons Hualalai and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel maintained their positions in the top five, but even more noteworthy is the impressive rankings of Esperanza and One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, both of which completed major repairs and refurbishments following damage from Hurricane Odile in late 2014.
3. Four Seasons Hualalai - © John C. Russell 4. Esperanza - © Trinette Reed Photography 7. Four Seasons at Wailea - © Christian Horan Photography 11. Rosewood Little Dix Bay - © Michael Grimm 12. Petit St. Vincent - © Mike Toy 13. Eden Rock - © Pierre Carreau 14. One&Only Palmilla - © Nickolas Sargent 15. The Sanctuary Hotel - © Steve Uzzell 16. Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo - © Diana Klein 17. Amanpuri - Courtesy of Amanresorts