Canadians’ southern faves after 120,000 reviews

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According to Monarc.ca, a traveller’s review site, more than 120,000 hotel and resort reviews were made by Canadian travellers in 2016. This is the seventh time that Monarc.ca has posted its ranking of the most popular sun destinations and resorts.

Resort ratings incorporate criteria such as overall appreciation of the property, restaurants, beaches, cleanliness and value for money.

The following were the most popular southern destinations and resorts as voted by Canadians:

Top 3 most popular destinations

  1. Mexico
  2. Cuba
  3. Las Vegas

Top 3 best quality versus price

  1. Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort, Ixtapa
  2. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, Samana
  3. Riu Palace Peninsula, Cancun

Top 3 best overall evaluation

  1. Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort, Ixtapa
  2. Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka An, Riviera Maya
  3. Sunset Plaza Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Top 3 best restaurants

  1. The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun
  2. Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya
  3. Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka An, Riviera Maya

Top 3 best beaches

  1. Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
  2. Beaches Turks and Caicos
  3. Iberostar Ensenachos, Cayo Santa Maria

Top 3 best for families

  1. Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, Montego Bay
  2. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
  3. Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe, Manzanillo and Iberostar Parque Central, Havana

Top 3 best for couples

  1. Riu Palace Peninsula, Cancun
  2. Riu Palace Costa Rica
  3. Sunset Plaza Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Top 3 best for singles

  1. Iberostar Parque Central, Havana
  2. Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
  3. Tropicana, Puerto Vallarta

Top 3 best for seniors

  1. Iberostar Parque Central, Havana
  2. Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama, Panama City
  3. Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas and Decameron Cartagena