AAA has unveiled the 2020 Five Diamond list, with six hotels (and five restaurants) added to the collection, among them the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan.
The Five Diamond list now comprises 119 hotels and 67 restaurants, which represents less than 1 per cent of the nearly 60,000 AAA Diamond establishments across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is in a remote location and offers just 26 large suites and 13 villas, as well as a private beach, impressive marble work throughout, and leading technology enhancements.
To earn the AAA Five Diamond designation, hotels and restaurants must pass a rigorous evaluation that includes unannounced, in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays for hotels and a review by a panel of experts.
All AAA Diamond Program hotels and restaurants are re-evaluated annually to ensure they provide the best experience for travellers and diners.