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Check out Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice picks for top hotels and favorite experiences!

When researching activities and booking hotels for your vacation, the sheer number of options can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are quick, easy ways to narrow down the best of the best — like Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. Every year, Tripadvisor uses ratings and reviews from real travelers to highlight the top destinations, hotels, restaurants and experiences from around the world.

Tripadvisor just released the top 25 hotels and the most popular worldwide experiences for 2023. More winners will be announced by Tripadvisor throughout the year, but these winners are a celebration of new discoveries and all of the times people said “yes” to adventures over the past year — but they’re also a great way to help you create the perfect vacation. If you’re looking for unforgettable experiences and the right places to stay, start with these Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best winners.

If you’re feeling tropical

Find the warm-weather getaway of your dreams and escape to a tropical paradise.

Located in the pristine Laamu Atoll, the Six Senses Laamu has earned pristine ratings. (A perfect 5 stars from more than 3,500 travelers, to be exact.) Stay in a villa overwater or on the beach. Either way, pods of dolphins swim in the turquoise water and the service is second to none.

Another hotel with a 5-star rating, this resort and spa is nestled in a tropical forest in Ko Lanta, Thailand. It has access to 900 meters of quiet, sandy beach, not to mention subtle but rejuvenating 5-star comforts.

Climb aboard a tugboat and create wakes that wild dolphins love to play in. This sealife-sighting adventure has been called the “best thing to do with $35 in Clearwater” and “one of the most magical experiences” travelers have “ever had” in their life.

This seven-hour boat tour takes you to see the seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast, explore Amalfi and Positano on foot and swim in crystal-clear waters that are accessible only by boat. It’s been recommended by 98% of travelers who say it’s a “wonderful tour” with an “excellent crew.”

If you’re looking for adventure

From the canopies in New Zealand to the rivers in Belize, these destinations are bound to ensure you have an adventure of a lifetime.

Whether you book a private treehouse or a beachfront room, the hidden gem hotel helps you to fully relax with a pool, full-service restaurant and lush gardens. When it’s time for adventuring, however, you can explore Mayan ruins, jungle rivers, rainforest waterfalls and stunning caves.

Located right by the picturesque Sahyadri mountains, this sprawling 50-acre resort is the brainchild of the chief designer and managing director of Della Group. From high ropes courses to chopper tours to India’s largest extreme adventure park, there’s plenty to do nearby, which is why travelers have called it “thrilling” and “so much fun.”

See the Tampa Bay area from a new perspective when you book this two-hour kayaking tour. You’ll see coastal birds and marine life while you paddle, and there are even beach and sandbar stops for photo opportunities.

Zip through the lush canopies of the Rotorua forest with this three-hour ziplining tour. Your booking includes all safety gear, plus pickup from and drop off at the Rotorua hotel. “This zip line experience was fantastic. Great rides, knowledgeable and safety-conscious guides and beautiful virgin forest. It’s a must-do in Rotorua,” one reviewer writes.

If you’ve always wanted to visit Europe

Jet off to Europe this summer and explore the historic architecture and famous landmarks this continent has to offer.

On the coast of Kos island in Greece, this hotel combines modern style with traditional hospitality. Choose between mountain-, pool- or ocean-view rooms and experience why travelers have called it the “best all-inclusive” they’ve ever been to.

The Romance Istanbul Hotel sits at the intersection of the city’s old historic area. It has plenty of charm in its Ottoman-inspired rooms, but the Turkish hospitality includes amenities like a pool, room service, high-speed internet and a fitness center. No wonder it’s rated the second-best hotel in Istanbul.

The canals are a foolproof way to experience Amsterdam, and these open boat cruises make it affordable and easy. Pass the most famous historic sites (like the Anne Frank House and the Houseboat Museum) and learn about Dutch culture from tour guides who have been called “hilarious,” “welcoming,” “knowledgeable” and “friendly.”

If you’re a foodie, you can’t miss the Reykjavik Food Walk. For three hours, you’ll expand your knowledge of Icelandic cuisine with tastings at Reykjavik’s best food spots, including eateries, food trucks and restaurants. You’ll also pass plenty of landmarks, which is why travelers have called it the “best way to begin your stay in Iceland.”

If you’re in need of a family vacation

Spend much needed quality time with your loved ones at these family-friendly destinations.

In Germany’s highest mountain village, you’ll find the Oberjoch family resort. Some of its exhilarating activities include a giant whirlpool, family skiing, a panoramic bathing and sauna area and Germany’s longest hotel waterslide. The whole complex is free for guests and there’s even a kids club that provides professional supervision for children of all ages, seven days a week.

This kid-friendly hotel has both indoor and outdoor play as well as a wholesome, child-dedicated menu with options for those with allergies. It’s right by the Andalo Life Park and Italian ski lifts, which is why reviewers have deemed it “the perfect place to relax with your kids.”

Explore Rome by scooter or, for people with kids, you can take a Vespa tour with two guests in each sidecar. You’ll see some of the most famous landmarks, including the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Square, and each booking includes a traditional Roman breakfast.

For the most adventurous families, there’s this all-day Red Dunes tour from Dubai. Ride ATVs, hop on a camel, go sandboarding and get some henna art, all in one outing — and finish up the day with a live show and a barbecue buffet dinner. “This trip was unforgettable, unique and exciting,” one reviewer writes, while another raves, “It was an amazing experience for our family!”

Need more ideas for your next vacation? Check out Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice picks for top hotels and favorite experiences!