SOURCE: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

July 09, 2015 18:47 ET

Bahamas' Spectacular Harbour Island Wins Best Island in the Caribbean

In Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 09, 2015) - Harbour Island, Bahamas was voted "Best Island in the Caribbean" by Travel + Leisure's most discerning travellers, taking one of the top honours in the publication's World's Best Awards 2015. The award was based on travellers' ratings of their experiences in the annual World's Best Awards 2015 readers' survey. This is the second time that Harbour Island has received this influential award.

"We are thrilled to receive this impressive award, a fitting tribute to this lovely island that was once the capital of the Bahamas. It's laid back island appeal still manages to attract the rich, the famous and ordinary persons, who all fall for its unique charm and quaintness," said Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism for The Bahamas. "We invite everyone to discover the magical pink sand beaches, secluded coves and gorgeous coral reefs of this island treasure, and to enjoy the unique experiences that so impressed Travel + Leisure's global travellers."

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 travellers in the U.S.

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 available online at www.travelandleisure.com and will be featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, which goes on sale at newsstands on July 17.

About The Islands of The Bahamas

The Islands of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone, from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and more. Each island has its own personality, and attractions for a variety of vacation styles, with some of the world's best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, and boating, as well as shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway, providing convenience for travellers with pre-clearance through U.S. Customs and Immigration, and the Bahamian dollar is at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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