NASSAU, Bahamas, Thursday July 23, 2015 – Bahamas’ Harbour Island has won top honors in the prestigious Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2015.
It was voted “Best Island in the Caribbean” by the publication’s most discerning travelers, who rated their experiences in the annual World’s Best Awards 2015 readers’ survey. This is the second time that Harbour Island has received this award.
“We are thrilled to receive this impressive award, a fitting tribute to this lovely island that was once the capital of the Bahamas,” said Joy Ann Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism for The Bahamas.
Director of Sustainable Tourism for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Jacqueline Ramsey added that the honour represented a big win for residents of the island, which is just 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide.
“It showcases their dedication to provide the very best experience for our visitors. With our varied accommodations, some visitors stay at ‘off-the-beaten-track’ while for a holiday in the lap of luxury, others enjoy the services of swanky resorts, five star dining and luxury villas,” she said.
Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda, both in the British Virgin Islands; St. John in the US Virgin Islands; and Anguilla rounded off the top five islands in the Caribbean.
For the last 20 years, the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards has been the travel industry’s leading barometer of the places and companies that are satisfying the most passionate and sophisticated travelers in the US.
According to Travel + Leisure Editor Nathan Lump: “The Awards showcase a widely changed travel landscape, one in which exotic destinations, intimate hotels, and one-of-a-kind experiences stand out from the crowd – the preferences of individuals who have been all around the world and are seeking out ever more distinctive travel options.”
The complete survey results are featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure.