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The Bahamas named Leading Luxury Destination of the Caribbean at World Travel Awards 2016

The Bahamas was awarded the title of "Leading Luxury Destination of the Caribbean” at the prestigious World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016. The tropical archipelago nation scooped the award for the second year in a row at the glamorous regional ceremony which was held last month at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica.

The Bahamas named Leading Luxury Destination of the Caribbean at World Travel Awards 2016

The Bahamas has been named as the "Leading Luxury Destination of the Caribbean Award" for the second year in a row at the regional World Travel Awards. The nation scooped the prize at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016, which took place at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica last month.

Beating tropical destinations such as Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, Mustique and St Lucia, the Bahamas was also nominated in eight other categories at the prestigious annual awards ceremony. These included the Caribbean's Leading Beach Destination, Honeymoon Destination, Luxury Island Destination, Cruise Destination, Cruise Port Destination, Dive Destination, and Romantic Destination.

A spokesperson from the Public Relations Department of Yachts Bahama Charters, the leading yacht charter company in the Bahamas, stated:

"We are happy and thrilled that The Bahamas has received the leading luxury destination award for second consecutive year at WTA. It speaks about the commitment and hard work of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and all the travel service industries such as hotels, restaurants, and yacht charter companies like us.”

The Bahamas is an island-nation in the Caribbean that is renowned for its magnificent postcard-perfect landscapes and tropical surroundings. Boasting white and pink sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and one of the leading barrier reefs for diving and snorkelling, the archipelago is a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers of all ages.

Some of the most popular islands include Bimini, New Providence, Crooked Island Mayaguana, Acklins, The Berry Islands, Nassau, The Exumas, Grand Bahama Island, and Harbour Island. Tourists can choose from a wide range of accommodation, from luxury beachfront resorts, to cosy family-run B&Bs.

The country is a renowned luxury yachting destination, and visitors can enjoy plenty of world-class golf courses, historical attractions, towns with bustling markets and boutiques, and thriving nature reserves. Popular attractions in the Bahamas include the Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation, the underwater limestone cave system, and the pink sandy beaches on the main island of Grand Bahama. Water-lovers can enjoy dolphin-watching excursions, and water sports such as kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, paddle boarding and surfing.

The winners of the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony will go on to the World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony 2016 that will take place in the Maldives in December. The awards will bring together the regional winners and honour the best of the world’s travel, tourism and hospitality industries.


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