Belize’s Ambergris Caye is the top winner of the Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Islands awards.
These awards honor top islands around the world, based entirely on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from Trip Advisor travelers. In total, more than 100 winning islands were named across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, South Pacific and the U.S.
“Ambergris Caye hovers in a vacation sweet spot: just enough amenities to make it exciting, but not so overdeveloped that you’re tripping over flip-flopped tourists. A mangrove swamp is the eye of this white beach island, the largest in Belize, and golf carts are the main form of transportation along the sandy roads.
Reef divers drool over the Belize Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole, a 400-feet deep circle of limestone that teems with angelfish, elkhorn coral, cleaner shrimp and stalactites” states the article entitled “Top 10 Islands in the World” published yesterday March 26th 2013 on the Trip Advisor website.
Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism of Belize said, “We are delighted that Ambergris Caye of Belize has been recognized as the world’s top island in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands awards. We would like to thank all the travelers who have made this win possible simply by sharing their love of Ambergris Caye with the TripAdvisor travel community, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to our paradise this year and beyond.”
Other islands around the globe that made it in the top ten are: St. John, US Virgin Islands, Bora Bora, Society Islands, San Juan Island, Washington, Santorini Cyclades, Isla Mujeres Mexico, Moorea Society Islands, Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province Easter Island Chile, Nosy Be, and Antsirana Province.