Travel + Leisure 2016 World's Best Awards: Highlights

Travel + Leisure just released their 2016 World's Best Awards, with dozens of categories including best hotels, best islands, best city hotels, best US cities, best cruise lines, and more. The site requires lots and lots of scrolling, so I've listed the results of some of the most interesting and useful categories below, along with links to the complete lists with comments and photos. 

Note: Most of the resorts and hotels listed below are part of Virtuoso, a network of luxury hotels. As a Virtuoso agent, my clients get significant complimentary perks, typically including daily breakfast, resort credits, possible upgrades, and more. Contact me for assistance with reservations at any property listed below. 

Best Resort Hotels in Mexico
10. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
9. Mahekal Beach Resort, Playa del Carmen
8. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen
7. Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
6. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
5. The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas
4. La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo
3. Zamas Hotel, Tulum
2. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, San José del Cabo
1. Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen

Best City Hotels in Europe
15. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
14. St. Regis Florence, Italy
13. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, Hungary
12. Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, Germany
11. Hotel Maria Cristina, the Luxury Collection, San Sebastián, Spain
10. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
9. Aria Hotel Budapest, Hungary
8. The Egerton House Hotel, London
7. The Lanesborough, London
6. Villa Cora, Florence, Italy
5. Le Bristol, Paris
4. The Goring, London
3. La Réserve Paris Hotel, Spa & Apartments, Paris
2. The Milestone Hotel, London
1. 41, London

Best Resort Hotels in Italy
10. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
9. Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita Ligure
8. JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
7.Hotel Le Sirenuse, Positano
6. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello
5. Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino
4. Palazzo Avino, Ravello
3. J.K. Place Capri
2. Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
1. Hotel Castello di Casole—A Timbers Resort, Casole d'Elsa

Best Islands in the World
10. Bali, Indonesia
9. Kauai
8. Hilton Head
7. Maui
6. Cebu, Philippines
5. Santorini, Greece
4. Waiheke Island, New Zealand
3. Ischia, Italy
2. Boracay, Philippines
1. Palawan, Philippines

Best Cities in the US
15. Portland
14. Seattle
13. Boston
12. San Antonio
11. Honolulu
10. Asheville, NC
9. Austin
8. NYC
7. Chicago
6. San Francisco
5. Nashville
4. Santa Fe, NM
3. Savannah, GA
2. New Orleans
1. Charleston, SC

Top 100 Hotels in the World
10. The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories, Chile
9. Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
8. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
7. The Willcox, Aiken, South Carolina
6. The Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford, Pennsylvania
4. (tie) Montage Kapalua Bay, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
4. (tie) Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
3. Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
2. The Spectator, Charleston, South Carolina
1. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia

Best Islands in the Caribbean
10. Vieques, Puerto Rico
9. St. Lucia
8. Culebra, Puerto Rico
7. Bermuda
6. Andros Islands, Bahamas
5. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
4. Exuma
3. Anguilla
2. Harbour Island, Bahamas
1. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Best Resort Hotels in Florida
10. The Setai, Miami Beach
9. The Palms Hotel and Spa, Miami Beach
8. Carillon Miami Beach (formerly Canyon Ranch Miami Beach), Miami Beach
7. St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort & Residences, Bal Harbour
6. Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
5. Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach
4. Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach
3. Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
2. Acqualina, Miami, Sunny Isles Beach
1. The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande

Best Resorts in the Caribbean
15. Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, St. George's, Grenada
14. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, St. John's, Antigua
13. Anse Chastanet Resort, St. Lucia
12. Capella Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
11. Secret Bay, Dominica
10. Eden Rock, Baie de Saint Jean, St. Bart's
9. Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
8. GoldenEye, Oracabesssa, Jamaica
7. Ladera, St. Lucia
6. The Somerset on Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
5. Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
4. The House, St. James, Barbados
3. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
2. Curtain Bluff, St. John's, Antigua
1. Kamalame Cay, Andros, Bahamas

The Best City Hotels in the Continental U.S.
15. French Quarter Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
14. Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, Texas
13. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
12. The Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C.
11. Rosewood, Washington, D.C.
10. Hotel Vintage, Seattle, Washington
9. The Alfond Inn, Winter Park (Orlando Area), Florida
8. The Langham, Chicago
7. The Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans
6. River Inn of Harbor Town, Memphis, Tennessee
5. The Knickerbocker, New York City
4. Greenwich Hotel, New York City
3. The Surrey, New York City
2. XV Beacon, Boston
1. The Spectator Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina

Top US Destination Spas
10. Miraval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
9. Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
8. Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas
7. Mii Amo Spa, Sedona, Arizona
6. Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
5. The Pearl Laguna, Laguna Beach, California
4. Cal-a-Vie, Vista, California
3. The Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu, California
2. Westglow Spa, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
1. New Life Hiking Spa, Killington, Vermont