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Second Consecutive Win Cements Twin Island’s Position As The Leader in Romance Travel

Antigua and Barbuda voted "Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination" at 23rd World Travel Awards

Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority  Sep 19, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - Antigua and Barbuda received one of the highest honors in the travel industry by winning “Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination,” for the second consecutive year, at the 2016 World Travel Awards’ Caribbean and North American Gala Ceremony, held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica on September 17. The award further cements the twin island nation’s position as the leader in the Wedding, Honeymoon and Romance market. Antigua and Barbuda were nominated against 12 other destinations in the “Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination,” category.

The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993 to recognize, acknowledge and reward excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide, and 23 years later it is now recognized globally as the hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all other aspire. In addition, Antigua and Barbuda were also nominated for awards in the following categories: “Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge,” “Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction,” “Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination,” “Caribbean’s Leading Destination,” “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,” and “Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.” In addition, Antigua and Barbuda properties were nominated in all of the leading categories including Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa winning, “Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort.”

“Antigua and Barbuda is known throughout the world as being one of the world’s most romantic destinations; offering miles of beautiful beaches and cerulean water; privacy and intimacy for visitors, enhancing the romantic feel and award-winning spas, restaurants and water and land activities. We truly believe what sets visitors’ experience apart is the genuine warmth and hospitality of the people of Antigua and Barbuda. Winning this award is a true honor and we are incredibly proud of this recognition of the hard work everyone has done to provide the best holiday experience possible for all visitors, no matter the reason for their visit,” said Kim Jack Riley, Director of Tourism, USA of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority of the win.

Being nominated in 8 categories, and winning “Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination,” is an incredible honor, and recognition for Antigua and Barbuda, and everything it has to offer visitors and the hard work the twin islands has done to attract new visitors. The resulting increase in awareness and visibility of Antigua and Barbuda, with new flight options, properties for every price point and desire, over 127 activities to choose from and 365 beaches has resulted in visitors from around the globe falling for the twin islands.

To discover why everyone is falling in love with Antigua and Barbuda, topping travel lists every year, and book your next trip, visit, and contact your preferred travel agent or visit your preferred online booking platform to book your vacation today.

Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda comprises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors. Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort commissioned by the British in 1755, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Betty’s Hope, built in 1674, is the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua, and offers a chance to step back into time by visiting the restored mills. Another unique attraction is Devil’s Bridge, located at the eastern tip of the island in Indian Town National Park, where Atlantic breakers have carved out a natural limestone arch. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including events such as the World Class Antigua Sailing Week, Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sports Fishing and also the annual Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Island accommodation ranges from luxury, boutique resorts and all-inclusive hotels to smaller more intimate boutique guesthouses and cottages. For information about Antigua & Barbuda visit or and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Antigua and Barbuda voted "Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination" at 23rd World Travel Awards
L-R: Shermain Jeremy, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority & Chris Frost, World Travel Awards

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