Meads Bay BeachANGUILLA–The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has announced that for the fourth consecutive year Anguilla has been ranked number one in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Readers rated islands on natural attractions, beaches, activities, restaurants, people and value. Anguilla also ranked number seven in the Top 25 islands in the world, the only Caribbean island to make that list. “We are very proud to receive this award for four years in a row – it is a tribute to the people of Anguilla and the extraordinary product that we offer,” declared Haydn Hughes, Minister of Tourism. “Anguilla offers this amazing combination of truly spectacular beaches, fabulous cuisine, stunning boutique resorts and genuine hospitality, which keeps our guests coming back year after year,” he said.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, Travel + Leisure will host a global, social media “Toast + Post” that will run from July 8, when the winners are released, through August 31. Readers and winners around the world are encouraged to Toast – raise a glass to the very best in travel and then Post – take a photo or video of the moment and post it on social media, using the hashtags #TLToast and #TLWorldsBest along with their brands. Anguilla fans are encouraged to post on all the ATB’s social platforms using the Hashtag #MyAnguilla. On Wednesday, July 8, at 5:00pm EST, Hughes will join Jacqueline Gifford, Travel + Leisure’s Editor in Chief, for an Instagram Live interview on @TravelandLeisure to officially kick off the celebration, one of only five winners invited to do so. Each year, for the past 25 years, the readers of Travel + Leisure – the largest travel media brand in the United States, with an audience of 6.7 million – share their thoughts on destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies and more in their annual survey. The full results and report about the awards can be viewed at www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest .