Best Caribbean beach destination

beast caribbean beachesIt’s a question we get asked very often. “Which Caribbean island has the best beaches?” Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. That’s because it’s hard to go to any island in the Caribbean and not find a world-class beach. But if you’re looking for a pure beach vacation, some islands really are in a class by themselves. These are the islands with multitudes of great beaches, with one marvelous beach after another — the ones where the sand is just right, where the beaches are easy to get to and easy on the eyes, where there are vibrant beach bars and beautiful beach hotels to match. These are the Caribbean’s best beach destinations.

Anguilla

When it comes to Caribbean beach destinations, Anguilla is right at the top. With 33 superb beaches on a tiny, easy to navigate island, it’s the best bet for a pure beach getaway. Of course, choosing which beach is best is rather difficult, from Rendezvous Bay to Maundays Bay to Shoal Bay, among others — but figuring it out is the best part of the trip.

Article from Caribbean Journal

World Travel Awards voted Anguilla as the World’s Leading Luxury Island Destination

world travel award anguilla best islandEtihad Airways has successfully defended its title as the World’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014 in Anguilla.

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa welcomed 300 international hospitality industry leaders to the sunshine island to witness the Abu Dhabi flag-carrier take the title for the sixth consecutive year.

After touring the globe in search of the world’s best hospitality organisations over the past year, World Travel Awards celebrated its 21st year by hosting the crème de la crème of the industry in Anguilla for the first time.

Other winners on the night included Sandals Resorts International, which was recognised as the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company, while Katara Hospitality of Qatar took the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company.

World Travel Awards voters also selected Anguilla as the World’s Leading Luxury Island Destination.

Award-winning actress Vivica Fox hosted the hotly anticipated Gala Ceremony, which also saw leading entertainers from Anguilla and across the Caribbean take to the stage.

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It has been a privilege to welcome the leaders of international hospitality here to CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and to the island of Anguilla. Tonight has been nothing short of sensational and my heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have made our Grand Final 2014 such a success.”

He added: “Congratulations to all of our winners; this is the recognition you so richly deserve.”

Joining those honoured with awards were hundreds of dignitaries, luminaries and international media, as well as government and industry leaders who continue to set the standard of excellence in travel.

“Hosting the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony is a very exciting milestone for Anguilla,” said Haydn Hughes, Anguilla Parliamentary Secretary with responsibility for Tourism and Sports.

“Tourism is a vital part of our economy, and we have been working closely with the local and international businesses community to implement a number of ground breaking initiatives over the last two years to generate tourism growth.

“I am pleased to say that our hard work is bearing fruit with a solid increase in the number of tourists visiting Anguilla over this period. To welcome the World Travel Awards cements our commitment and further provides us with reason to celebrate.”

Also celebrating was Frasers Hospitality, which took the title of World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand, while Ecuador was recognised by World Travel Awards voters as the World’s Leading Green Destination, and Rovia took the title of World’s Leading Online Travel Agency.

This year has been one of the most successful to date for World Travel Awards, with the annual Grand Tour beginning with the Middle East Gala Ceremony, which took place at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai in May.

This was followed by the Europe Gala Ceremony at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, in Athens, Greece, before the organisation was welcomed to Quito, capital of Ecuador, for the South & Central America Gala Ceremony in August.

Most recently World Travel Awards visited The Oberoi, New Delhi, in India, for the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, completing the regional events for the year.

The multi-award winning CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa harbours an exceptional setting for the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony.

Situated in the crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay, CuisinArt offers luxurious suites and villas, an exceptional range of fine dining experiences, the highly revered Venus Spa, and a thrilling challenge for golf aficionados at the resort’s stunning 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Design Championship Course.

The World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the most celebrated event in the travel industry, a venue for government and industry leaders to connect with international print and broadcast media.

Winning a World Travel Award has a proven track record of significantly raising a company’s profile, and escalating profitability and recognition.

World Travel Award article

“An impressive array of local businesses and attractions also headlined the winners lists landing top honors including: Anguilla’s Dolphin Discovery (Anguilla’s Leading Attraction), Anguilla Air Services (Anguilla’s Leading Air Service), Ani Villas (Anguilla’s Leading Ultra Luxury Villa), Scilly Cay (Anguilla’s Leading Private Island), CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa (Anguilla’s Leading Resort), Viceroy Anguilla (Anguilla’s Leading Hotel), and Calypso (Anguilla’s Leading Ferry Operator).