Our Categories

Like we said, our categories are wildly different from the ordinary travel industry awards – a breath of fresh beach air. Take a peek into what we’re looking for:


How is the seating: loungers, umbrellas, palapas or cabanas? How is the beach service? Is it peaceful or exciting? Is the sand clean, soft and powdery?


Do you have shows poolside, on the beach or in a lounge? Any performers that are exclusive to your resort? Do you have dancers, singers, magicians or fire blowers?


Does your kids club have endless activities? Is there a kid-friendly buffet? Can you keep them entertained all day? Is your waterpark a total blast?


Best Night Vibe
Is your nightlife awesome? Do celebrities and entertainers make special appearances? Is the atmosphere lively? Does the excitement really get going after the sun goes down?


Best Teen Scene
Do you have activities that will hold teens’ attention? Do you have an epic teen dance club? Do you offer a teen-only escape?


Dreamiest I Do

Do you have a setting brides dream of? Is there an onsite wedding coordinator? Is your bridal suite over the top?


Most Bodacious Buffet

Do you offer foods from all around the world? How many made-to-order stations are there? Do you have endless options for all taste buds?


Most Divine Dining
Is the menu interesting and surprising? Do you offer infinite courses? Is the food presentation flawless? Do you have one special item that blows guests out of the water?


Most Fantastic Sports Bar
Is your bar THE place for real fans? Do your TVs have every channel in the universe – and then some? Does your drink menu put every other sports bar’s to shame?



Most SPAwesome Experience
Do you offer an array of treatments for hair and nails? What about massages, facials and wraps? Are there plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms? Is there something unique about your spa?


Most Swingin Greens
How fantastic is your fairway?  Is there a killer view?  Was your course designed by a famous architect or golfer?


Is the space massive? Is the tub a jacuzzi, with views of the ocean? Is the shower a single or double, standard or rain shower? Are the bath products spa-worthy?


The Bombest Bar
Is your bar beachfront, swim-up or in the lobby? How’s the overall feel – lively, calm or a mix of both? Do you offer signature drinks?


The Golden Pineapple
This award captures our top 10 customer-rated resorts and polls customers, via email and social media, for their favorite, The Golden Pineapple. This award is based on what customers rate you. Meaning, you can’t enter, it’s all up to how much you wow the customers!


The Pool That Rules
Is it a lagoon, lazy river or infinity? How many swim-up bars? Can you see the beach from the pool? Do you have poolside wait service? What about comfy loungers, pool floats, Bali beds or cabanas?


The Sweetest Suite

Do you have a prized room that qualifies? One that has seemingly endless space? A sweeping, heart-stopping view from a gorgeous balcony? Does your suite have that awesome kind of vibe?


The View Priceless
Can you see for miles from the top floor? Are you overlooking lush landscaping, mountains, beaches or cliffs? Is the view so gorgeous you struggle to find the words to describe its beauty?


Ultimate Zen
Do you have sunrise yoga on the beach? Can guests keep up with their beach bodies while at your resort? Do you offer the most delicious, organic meals and infused water?