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Antigua and Barbuda Nominated for World's Leading Honeymoon Destination

/ -- ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA--(Marketwired - October 03, 2016) - The World Travel Awards' nominees for the 'World's Leading Honeymoon Destination' have just been announced and Antigua and Barbuda, known for its panoramic views, intimate resorts and relaxing lifestyle has once again come out on top.

Antigua and Barbuda leads the nominations which list 10 other destinations to include the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Barbados.

The World Travel Awards rewards excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide. It is recognized globally as the hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the easiest Caribbean islands to get married in. With no residency requirement, the destination hosts a record number of marriages annually and has gained recognition as a leader in the wedding, honeymoon and romance market. The destination boasts award-winning properties, romance-inducing landscapes, and has a luxurious beach for every day of the year.

In September, Antigua and Barbuda was presented with the World Travel Award for the 'Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination'. In addition, Antigua and Barbuda was the 2015 winner of the 'Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination', and the 2013 winner of the 'Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination' by the World Travel Awards.

Antigua and Barbuda has also received nominations in five categories for the Grand Finale 'World' awards. They are: World's Most Romantic Resort, World's Leading Resort, World's Leading Green Resort, World's Leading Design Hotel, and World's Leading Honeymoon Resort. The nominated hotels in these categories are Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Curtain Bluff Resort, and Hermitage Bay Resort.

The winner of the 'World's Leading Honeymoon Destination' and other 'World' awards will be announced by the World Travel Awards in December.

Persons can vote for Antigua and Barbuda on Voting closes on 24 October 2016.


Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew'da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Voted the World Travel Awards 2015 and 2016 Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination, the twin-island paradise offers visitors two uniquely distinct experiences, ideal temperatures year-round, a rich history, vibrant culture, exhilarating excursions, award-winning resorts, mouth-watering cuisine and 365 stunning pink and white-sand beaches -- one for every day of the year. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua comprises 108-square miles with rich history and spectacular topography that provides a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson's Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Antigua's tourism events calendar includes the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, and the annual Antigua Carnival; known as the Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival. Barbuda, Antigua's smaller sister island, is the ultimate celebrity hideaway. The island lies 27 miles north-east of Antigua and is just a 15-minute plane ride away. Barbuda is known for its untouched 17 mile stretch of pink sand beach and as the home of the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere. Find information on Antigua & Barbuda at:

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Shermain Jeremy
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Office
Tel: 646.215.6037


Karen Gillo
PM Group
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