Condé Nast Traveler объявил результаты ежегодного опроса во вторник, раскрывая #1 Карибский остров 2019.
Can you guess which Caribbean island took the top spot in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2019? After a record-breaking number of votes from readers, one country won first place overall, and several others were named in the Top 5. К тому же, the poll ranked the best hotels, курорты, and cities in the world for travelers.
#1 Caribbean Island for 2019: Пуэрто-Рико
After about 600,000 votes, the 32nd annual Reader’s Choice Awards crowned Пуэрто-Рико as this year’s winner! Amazingly, the US territory has beaten all odds after an incredibly rough hurricane season in 2017 to bounce back as the top Caribbean destination.
Under the Best Islands in the World category, Puerto Rico took first place in the Caribbean and Atlantic sub-category. Thanks to its “no passport required” perk for Americans, it’s one of the easiest Caribbean islands for US citizens to visit. It’s also a popular stop for cruise lines, with a handful of ships stopping in San Juan daily. According to Condé Nast, more than a million cruise ship passengers visit the historic capital each year.
Конечно, there are plenty of other reasons beyond accessibility that make Puerto Rico a fabulous vacation destination. This Spanish and English- speaking island seems to have everything– amazing beaches, towering but hikable mountains, верховая езда, ziplining, stunning secluded islands, you name it!
верхний 5 острова
After Puerto Rico, этот Каймановы острова take second place. You can get to Grand Cayman from Miami in just an hour, making this country one of the most accessible to visit in the Caribbean. The Cayman Islands are known for great snorkeling, sea turtle sightings, пеший туризм, парусный спорт, and golfing.
турки & Caicos comes in at a close third. Although just 8 of the country’s 40-or-so islands are inhabited, Есть много incredible vacation villas to make you wish you were a permanent resident. If you’re looking for ultimate relaxation during your vacation, Providenciales is known for its top-notch wellness resorts. К тому же, the island is home to the world’s best beach, Грейс-Бей-Бич.
Ямайка takes fourth place. The island has long been a favorite among Spring breakers, but that doesn’t mean it’s not family friendly. You’ll find all kinds of charming things to do there, such as water sports, beach lounging, and scuba diving and snorkeling. Более того, there’s even a cool water park for the kids.
Rounding out this list in fifth place is the island of Бермудские острова. Although it’s not technically a Caribbean island, it has a subtropical climate. К тому же, it shares many aspects of Caribbean culture. Popular for its pink-sand beaches, this North Atlantic island is accessible by direct flight from many east coast cities of the US.
Other Caribbean awards
The Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards also chose winners in a host of other categories, such as best small cities in the world, and best hotels. Here are the Caribbean winners:
Best Caribbean Hotel: S Hotel Jamaica, Montego Bay
Best Caribbean resort: Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Пуэрто-Рико
Cruise Lines, Mega Ships: Royal Caribbean International
Cruise Lines, Large Ships: Disney Cruise Line
Medium/Small Ships: Crystal Cruises
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