NEW YORK – Over 8 million votes were cast by Conde Nast Traveler readers to determine the world’s best hotels, resorts, cruises, airlines, cities, and islands of 2011, and the British Virgin Islands was among several of the top categories this year. The BVI, the spectacular archipelago of more than 60 islands and cays in the Caribbean, was ranked #4 among the Top 10 Islands in the Caribbean and Atlantic, and five of its stunning luxury properties were included in the top resorts and hotel categories.
The full list of awards, which will appear in the November 2011 issue of Conde Nast Traveler, included Biras Creek Resort, Rosewood Little Dix Bay, and Bitter End Yacht Club, all located on Virgin Gorda, and Peter Island, a private island resort, in the Top 25 Resorts list for the Caribbean and Atlantic. The Sugar Mill Hotel on Tortola was also included in the Top 10 Hotels list for the region.
“We are honored that the BVI was selected by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers in so many top categories among the Caribbean and Atlantic islands,” said Mr. Neil Blyden, Chairman of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. “We congratulate the hotels and resorts that made the list and look forward to sharing with visitors to the destination these luxurious accommodations as well as those throughout the BVI.”
Beyond a welcoming mix of award-winning accommodations, from private islands to intimate inns and villas, the BVI also offers visitors breathtaking natural wonders, world-class dining, and a host of unforgettable experiences from snorkeling, diving and sailing to rejuvenating spas.