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Readers' Choice 2014: Top 20 Beach Resorts
Each year, we ask our readers to vote for the best beach resorts around the world. From Mexico to the Bahamas, check out our readers’ favorite resorts for sun and relaxation.
TOP BEACH RESORTS
— Grand resort in dramatic grounds along a half-mile rocky shoreline on the north Kona Coast, adjacent to Kona Village.
Maundays Bay, Anguilla
— Stylish resort on its own 180-acre garden peninsula, fronting one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean.
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
— Justly renowned resort overlooking an exquisite white-sand beach on the Kohala Coast.
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
— Eco-resort founded by Laurance Rockefeller amid 170 verdant acres bordered by seven secluded white-sand beaches.
Punta Mita, Mexico
— Seaside hotel on a scenic 1,200-acre peninsula with two pretty beaches, 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport.
— Luxurious resort on 15 oceanfront acres at the south end of Wailea Beach.
— Oceanfront 453-room hotel set in a quiet five-acre enclave on Waikiki Beach near the prime shopping district.
Sea Island, Georgia
— Renowned family-oriented resort and golf community on a 10,000-acre island estate connected by a causeway to St. Simons Island, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville.
Paradise Island, Bahamas
— Beachfront colonial-style plantation resort of 105 guest rooms, suites and villas connected by bridge to Nassau on the mainland of New Providence Island.
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
— Classic resort sanctuary set in 500-acre grounds curling around a picturesque beach.
Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos
— Delightfully informal resort on an 800-acre private island skirted by a spectacular two-mile deserted white-sand beach.