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Bahamas big hit with Conde Nast readers

The Bahamas continues to be a hit among affluent travellers, with nine resorts in the country featuring in Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. Pictured: Kamalame Cay, Private Island Resort, on Andros in The Bahamas. (Photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism)

Ministry of Tourism
Monday, October 31, 2016
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Bahamas continues to be a hit among affluent travellers who venture to the island chain in search of unique experiences and natural beauty.

Nine resorts were featured on Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing high quality content for the world’s influential audiences.

Attracting more than 100 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, GQ Style, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Golf Digest, Golf World and Teen Vogue.

Over 300,000 travellers took part in the survey, submitting ratings and over 75,000 comments to create a list of favourite destinations.

“They chose tiny private islands in the tropics, small culture rich cities in Europe, and Intimate River cruises,” according to Conde Nast. “Most notably, they declared a passion for the authentic, the personalized, the unexpected—finding all three in both newcomers and stalwarts around the world.”

Kamalame Cay on Andros took the top spot as the best resort in The Bahamas, Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

One and Only Ocean Club came in second, The Cove Eleuthera came in fifth, Pink Sands was seventh, Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma was 14th, Sandals Royal Bahamian was 15th, the Cove Atlantis was 16th, Valentine’s Resort and Marina in Harbour Island placed 19th and Atlantis Paradise Island ranked 20th.

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Director General, Joy Jibrilu said it’s clear that travellers love visiting The Bahamas.

“There are so many treasures tucked away in The Islands of The Bahamas. Each island offers a unique adventure and experience. We are so happy that more visitors are falling in love with our 16 islands. Congratulations to all of the amazing resorts that made the list,” said the Director General.

Port Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport Grand Bahama is to reopen this weekend after a temporary suspension following Hurricane Matthew. Watch a Tourism Today report here.

Bahamas ambassador to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates Tony Joudi and officials discussed policy and bilateral cooperation at the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs on October 21, 2016.

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