The Turks and Caicos Islands has dominated the category of “Top 20 Resorts in the Atlantic Islands” in Condé Nast Traveler’s recently released annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
“Resorts from the Turks and Caicos Islands securing approximately half of an entire Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards category is an extremely impressive achievement for the entire country,” said Minister of Tourism, Josephine Connolly. “This speaks to the world-class experiences that the Turks and Caicos Islands provides. Congratulations to all of these resorts on this recognition!” added Connolly.
Of the 20 spots available, resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands secured nine of them – including the top spot. With a rating of 97.82, COMO Parrot Cay earned the coveted title of “Top Resort in the Atlantic Islands”. COMO Parrot Cay was followed by Amanyara, The Ritz-Carlton, The Palms, The Shore Club, Ocean Club West, Ambergris Cay, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, and Grace Bay Club in 3rd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 20th respectively.
The Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards also recognised the Turks and Caicos Islands as the #3 Island in The Caribbean and The Atlantic with a rating of 87.98 – only 2.47 behind this year’s winner.
The tourism industry in the Turks and Caicos Islands has recovered strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to achieve significant accomplishments in 2022. Earlier this month, the Turks and Caicos Islands was nominated for three World Travel Awards – World’s Most Romantic Destination, World’s Leading Island Destination, and World’s Leading Beach Destination. In September, Connolly was elected as Vice Chairman to represent the British Overseas Territories as part of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
Also in September, Issue 9 of Outlook Travel Magazine was published with the Turks and Caicos Islands as its cover. The month prior, the Turks and Caicos Islands was named Fall 2022’s World’s Hottest Travel Destination by Tripadvisor. And preliminary data shows that in Q1 of 2022, the Turks and Caicos Islands was only 1.5 per cent away from repeating its number of stay-over tourists in Q1 of 2019 – one of the best years for tourism in the country’s history.