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Caribbean dreaming: Vote for the best spots to visit, dine, and relax

A trip to the Caribbean is guaranteed to offer rich culture, diverse experiences and plenty of places that are stunningly beautiful. And whether you're seeking a chill getaway, outdoor adventures or culinary experiences, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. But with so many locations and options to choose from, how do you know where to start?

To help narrow down the choices, USA TODAY 10Best asked a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite spots throughout the Caribbean in each of seven categories, from beaches and beach bars to resorts and restaurants. Now, it's your turn to vote for your top picks and decide the winners.

Voting is open until on Monday, January 1 at noon ET, and you can vote once per day, per category.

Click on each category below to vote:

Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort

Which all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean gets your vote?
Which all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean gets your vote?

When relaxing on white sand beaches and sipping on tropical cocktails, having to repeatedly crack open a wallet makes the Caribbean at least a little less magical. But those worries are easily avoided, as the region is home to many of the world's most outstanding all-inclusive resorts.

Which all-inclusive resort do you think is the best in the Caribbean?

Vote: Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort »

Best Caribbean Beach

With miles and miles of coastline, there are plenty of amazing beaches in the Caribbean
With miles and miles of coastline, there are plenty of amazing beaches in the Caribbean

Beach bums and water sports enthusiasts love the Caribbean for the miles of white sand beaches, crystal-clear blue waters, and colorful creatures and plants living both along the shore and under the sea.

Which beach would you most like to be lounging on right now?

Vote: Best Caribbean Beach »

Best Caribbean Beach Bar

What's your favorite beach bar in the Caribbean?
What's your favorite beach bar in the Caribbean?

There are countless places to sip the day away in the Caribbean, and it might even be the beach bar capital of the world. With so many inviting bars scattered across gorgeous coastlines, we set out to find the best spots for enjoying a drink with your toes in the sand by asking a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite beach bars throughout the region.

Now, we need you to help name a winner by voting for your top pick. Which Caribbean beach bar is beckoning?

Vote: Best Caribbean Beach Bar »

Best Caribbean Golf Course

Which Caribbean golf course is your top pick?
Which Caribbean golf course is your top pick?

Relaxing, fun, challenging, and insanely beautiful are just some of the ways golfing in the Caribbean can be described — and there are more choices than ever for teeing off in the tropical sun.

To narrow the field, a panel of Caribbean and golf experts have nominated their top picks for the best golf courses in the Caribbean. Now, it's your turn to weigh in. Which Caribbean golf course would you most like schedule a tee time at?

Vote: Best Caribbean Golf Course »

Best Caribbean Resort

Where's your favorite resort in the Caribbean?
Where's your favorite resort in the Caribbean?

Powder-soft sands, crystal-clear waters, lavish accommodations, stellar service, and a variety of activities and amenities combine to create an amazing Caribbean resort. These 20 tropical escapes have been nominated by an expert panel as the best resorts in the Caribbean because they not only fit that bill but also exceed expectations.

Which Caribbean resort would you most like to book a stay at?

Vote: Best Caribbean Resort »

Best Caribbean Rum

Which Caribbean distillery offers the best rum?
Which Caribbean distillery offers the best rum?

Outside of the picturesque white sand beaches, the Caribbean is best known for its rum. First distilled on the islands in the 17th century, Caribbean rum producers have been working on perfecting their distillation process for centuries.

To find the best rum offerings, we asked a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite distilleries, and now we want you to crown the winner. Which Caribbean rum is your number one?

Vote: Best Caribbean Rum »

Best Restaurant in the Caribbean

Which restaurant in the Caribbean is the best?
Which restaurant in the Caribbean is the best?

From beachside seafood shacks to fine dining overlooking the ocean, the Caribbean is home to many noteworthy places to eat. So, we set out to find the best spots to dine across the region by asking a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite restaurants.

Which Caribbean restaurant would you most like to dine at?

Vote: Best Restaurant in the Caribbean »

Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on Friday, January 12.

This article originally appeared on 10Best.com: What are the best things to do in the Caribbean? Vote now