Dominica has been ranked among 18 Caribbean island nations, as having the highest percentage of hotels with Trip Advisor 5 star ratings.
In an analysis done by columnist Madigan Pratt, with information obtained from travel website Trip Advisor, 6 out of the 17 hotels on the island or 35.3%, have received 5 star ratings from the website.
Pratt writes, “Three island nations have six 5-star hotels, including Turks & Caicos, The Bahamas and surprisingly, the tiny and relatively undiscovered island of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). Dominica also has the highest percentage of hotels with 5-star ratings – a total of 35.3%!”
He says, “While these hotels may not be delivering traditional Michelin 5-star service, they are providing guests with something even more important today – a 5-star vacation experience.”
Pratt adds that according to reviews, although relatively new to tourism, Dominica is making quite a splash with visitors by providing genuine island hospitality and an authentic Caribbean experience.
A short trip by DNO to TripAdvisor.com reveals the website’s six 5-star hotels on Dominica as Secret Bay, Beau Rive, Pagua Bay House Cabanas , Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, Rosalie Bay Resort and The Champs Hotel, Restaurant and Bar.
St. Kitts and Nevis comes in second with 11.1% of its hotels (2 of 18) rated as 5-star (both are located on Nevis).
He says with TripAdvisor being so critically important to travelers, destinations and hotels, the analysis uncovered which Caribbean islands have the greatest number of hotels with 5-star TripAdvisor ratings and which Caribbean hotels have earned 5-star TripAdvisor ratings.
According to Pratt’s analysis, TripAdvisor rates a total of 29 countries and nearly 2,500 hotels in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda; there are 18 island nations (including Cuba) with at least one 5-star rated hotel and conversely, 11 Caribbean countries are without a single 5-star rated property.
Only 53 hotels in the entire region carry a 5-star TripAdvisor rating. The top-rated hotels account for only 2.2% of total Caribbean hotel inventory and 3.5% of hotels on islands with at least one 5-star property.
Jamaica is the island destination with the most TripAdvisor 5-star hotels with 10 out of 293 properties.
TripAdvisor.com is a travel website that assists customers in gathering travel information, posting reviews and opinions of travel-related content and engaging in interactive travel forums.
Millions of travelers use TripAdvisor to plan their vacation, including help in selecting a hotel.
In the Caribbean, this may involve choosing between several hotels on the same island or several hotels on different islands.
Pratt concludes in his article that “TripAdvisor therefore has the ability to help increase a hotel’s occupancy and an island’s air arrivals.”