Ambergris Caye #1 Island in the World ... again!
For a second year in a row, Ambergris Caye is the #1 Island in the World, according to Trip Advisor's 2014 Travellers' Choice Islands Award. Ambergris Caye beat out destinations such as Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, Bora Bora in the Society Islands, and even Marco Island in Florida, for the coveted title. According to TripAdvisor, "The beautiful Belize island offers the perfect blend of modern development and laid-back tranquility." Recognising the natural resources and beauty of Ambergris Caye and its surroundings, TripAdvisor cites the Blue Hole as a part of what makes this destination so appealing, "Reef divers drool over the Belize Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole, a 400-foot deep circle of limestone that teems with angelfish, elkhorn coral, cleaner shrimp and stalactites."
Very proud and happy about this recognition for Belize, Manuel Heredia Jr, minister of tourism, culture, and civil aviation, says that collaboration and hard work with industry partners coupled with satisfied guests made this possible. "We are honoured that Ambergris Caye is once again the #1 Island in the World. The commitment and love invested in this industry have not gone unnoticed. We are thankful for the great partnership that we enjoy with our stakeholders, and applaud their dedication to the standards that they keep setting not just for Belize, but also for the global tourism industry. We are also very grateful to the travellers for sharing their wonderful experiences with the TripAdvisor community because without the visitors, this award would not have been possible."
This announcement follows the recognition of several properties in Belize in the 2014 Travellers' Choice Awards. To view the full list of the Top 10 islands in the world, please visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Islands-cTop-g1.