A few days ago, one of the most prestigious organizations in the travel industry, the International Travel Awards—considered the Oscars of the travel industry— announced the winners for 2022 for the Caribbean and the Americas.
On September 1, the international Ceremony organized by Golden Tree Events Dubai was celebrated along with the finest brands in the Americas and the Caribbeans in Jamaica, one of the most awarded destinations in the Caribbean.
The International Travel Awards includes an extensive program and recognizes top destinations, attractions, hotels, resorts, airlines, travel agencies, and tour programs. After the red carpet evening, prices and plaques were offered to the winners and the top destinations were announced.
The organization considers four main categories for these awards: Caribbean, Central America, North America, and South America. The next ceremony for the Middle East awards will take place in Jordan.
Here’s a list of the top destinations in the Caribbean and their recognition.
Caribbean’s leading Destination: Jamaica
Jamaica earned multiple awards during the ceremony, including being the leading destination in the Caribbean. This country is offering travelers a fantastic vacation experience. Montego Bay, a beautiful city in the north, has also been considered one of the best destinations for American travelers according to a study by Allianz Partners a few months ago.
Leading Beach Destination 2022: Turks & Caicos Islands
The beautiful archipelago Turks & Caicos Islands earned the award of the best beach destination. Beachgoers fall in love with world-famous beaches with pristine waters and white sands like Grace Bay Beach.
Leading Honeymoon Destination 2022: Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia offers newlyweds the perfect honeymoon experience. Lovers can stay at the many resorts with special programs for their guests, and enjoy the lovely beaches, tours, and unique activities like soaking in the volcanic mud baths of Soufrière.
Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination 2022: Turks & Caicos Islands
According to the World Travel Awards, anyone can fall in love at Turks & Caicos islands. This destination won as the most romantic, competing against other spectacular Caribbean islands like Aruba, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and The Bahamas.
Leading Cruise Destinations 2022: Jamaica
Major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Carnival Cruises offer routes to Jamaica and stop at top destinations like Montego Bay and Falmouth, allowing travelers to experience wonderful excursions.
Leading Cultural Destination 2022: Cuba
Cuba has won as a cultural destination this year. This island in the Caribbean offers travelers unique salsa dancing experiences and special architecture and gastronomy. This country won against destinations like Puerto Rico, Martinique, and Barbados.
Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination 2022: The Bahamas
The Bahamas islands are offering travelers the best luxury experience in the Caribbean according to the World Travel Awards. Top resorts and hotels like the Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton offer travelers special services in the Caribbean and visitors can also book ultra lux yacht experiences, private beaches, and world-class spas.
Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination: St.Kitts
Those who enjoy scuba diving and exploring the Caribbean to the deepest must add St.Kitts to their bucket list. The islands offer a great variety of experiences from reef diving to cave diving to wreck dives. Professional and accredited operators will show visitors the wonders of the Caribbean sea.
Caribbean’s Leading Nature Destination 2022: Jamaica
And another award goes to Jamaica. The island has also been recognized for its nature, there’s a reason why it is known as the ‘Land Of Wood and Water’. Besides the stunning beaches, travelers will find fascinating waterfalls, beautiful mountains, spectacular botanic gardens, and impressive wildlife.
Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2022: Saint Lucia
The perfect honeymoon destination has also been recognized as the best adventure destination this year. Saint Lucia offers a great variety of outdoor experiences: horse riding, bike riding, hiking, trekking, canopy, aerial tram rides, and so much more. It seems impossible to get bored.
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