HAMILTON: Bermuda has bagged the honours as “Best Island in the Caribbean & Atlantic” for the 11th year, according to Condé Nast Traveller’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world.
Furthermore, several Bermuda resort properties were ranked highly in the Conde Nast Traveller poll topped by The Reefs, which was again voted the “Top Resort in the Atlantic.”
Other Bermuda properties among the “Top 15 Resorts in The Atlantic” were Pompano Beach Club (second), Rosewood Tucker’s Point (sixth), Cambridge Beaches (tied for eighth) and Fairmont Southampton (14th).
The Readers’ Choice Awards were announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveller. This year, a record-breaking 79,268 readers participated in the survey, close to double the number of survey takers in 2012. These travellers cast 1.3 million votes for more than 16,000 properties around the world.
In the survey, one reader commended Bermuda for its “fun blend of British, American and Caribbean culture”, while another reader cited “endless activities: historical sites, golf, scooters, superb shopping and dining, museums, gardens, perfumeries and aquariums, too!”
The island’s scenery, highlighted by signature “pink sand beaches and aqua blue waters”, was another reason it scored such high marks among visitors.
“We are thrilled to once again be recognized as the top island in the region and thank the readers of Conde Nast Traveller for this tremendous honour,” said Minister of Tourism, Shawn Crockwell.
“This award demonstrates that the level of service and hospitality the island provides to our visitors is meaningful and appreciated.”