NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - Antigua and Barbuda's leading properties were recognized by Condé Nast Traveler's 29th Annual Readers' Choice Awards as the top rated resorts in the Caribbean. The Condé Nast Traveler Annual Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious reader's nominated awards in the industry. For the 29th Annual Awards more than 300,000 world travelers took part - the most ever to date - leaving over 75,000 comments on more than 20,000 listings, including 7,394 hotels and resorts, 236 islands, and an average survey time of 8.4 minutes to create the list of winning favorites.
The five resorts awarded 'Top Resorts in the Caribbean' are: Jumby Bay (Rosewood), Blue Waters, Carlisle Bay, Sandals Grande Antigua, and Curtain Bluff.
"We are very proud of these five awards for our resorts as it truly signifies that Antigua and Barbuda are providing visitors with the top travel and hospitality experience possible in the Caribbean. It is particularly special for us that these awards are voted on by the people who are visiting, signifying that we are doing something right. The voters declared a passion for the authentic, the personal, the unexpected - all three of which are intrinsic to our twin island nation. We continue to invest, improve and raise awareness of Antigua and Barbuda to attract even more visitors and provide them the absolutely best in travel. Hopefully next year, we will have even more properties recognized and awarded as these properties are only a sampling of what we have to offer" said Colin C. James, CEO, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority.
Recently voted the Caribbean's "Most Romantic Destination" by the World Travel Awards, for the second consecutive year, the twin-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda has been having a record-breaking year in visitors. People are flocking to the newest hotspot in the Caribbean, with easy access via multiple gateways across the US, a variety of resorts and properties to fit every price point, over 120 dining options and 365 pristine white and pink sand beaches to choose from. Antigua and Barbuda has something for everyone while offering the intimacy and safety of a smaller destination, attracting those who want something new and different for their vacation. To find out more about this twin-island destination visit, visitantiguabarbuda.com, your preferred travel agent or online booking engine today.
ABOUT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew'da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Voted the World Travel Awards 2015 and 2016 Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination, the twin-island paradise offers visitors two uniquely distinct experiences, ideal temperatures year-round, a rich history, vibrant culture, exhilarating excursions, award-winning resorts, mouth-watering cuisine and 365 stunning pink and white-sand beaches - one for every day of the year. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua comprises 108-square miles with rich history and spectacular topography that provides a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson's Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Antigua's tourism events calendar includes the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, and the annual Antigua Carnival; known as the Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival. Barbuda, Antigua's smaller sister island, is the ultimate celebrity hideaway. The island lies 27 miles north-east of Antigua and is just a 15-minute plane ride away. Barbuda is known for its untouched 17 mile stretch of pink sand beach and as the home of the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere. Find information on Antigua & Barbuda at: www.visitantiguabarbuda.com
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