Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Travelers rank Jamaica top Caribbean destination on TripAdvisor

Dunn's River is one of the popular tourist spots in Jamaica.

Dunn's River is one of the popular tourist spots in Jamaica.

Jamaica has been ranked as the top Caribbean destination on TripAdvisor.

The Land of Wood and Water was selected by travelers as the number one Caribbean destination for its adventure, history, and culture in the Traveler’s Choice Awards.

“Is there anything better than stretching out like a cat in a warm patch of Jamaican sun? Only if you sprinkle your island vacation with a dash of adventure. Known fondly as “the land of wood and water,” Jamaica’s forests feature prime hiking and bird watching. History buffs can the heritage sites of Trelawny, while reggae and dancehall fans will love the authentic music clubs of Kingston. Montego Bay is perfect for snorkeling and shopping, while the spas of Ocho Rios can make any stresses melt away,” the blurb on the island said.

Puerto Rico, Aruba, Barbados, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic rounded out the top five.

Jamaica was also ranked number 14 in the list of top 25 destinations in the world.

London topped that list with Tel Aviv, Israel at number 25.

There were no other Caribbean islands ranked in the world listing.

In the World’s Top Beaches ranking, Caribbean beaches dominated with Varadero Beach in Cuba at number two, followed by Eagle Beach, Aruba (3), Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos (5), Seven Mile Beach, Cayman (8) and Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica.

Top Caribbean Destinations in the 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards

Jamaica

Puerto Rico

Aruba

Barbados

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

St Lucia

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Guadeloupe

New Providence Island, The Bahamas

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