Category Belize

TripAdvisor: 5 Caribbean Destinations You Never Think Of

TripAdvisor created this upbeat video featuring scenery and attractions from five Caribbean Destinations You Never Think Of. Spoiler alert: They are Costa Rica, Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama and Belize. Enjoy!

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Best Islands in the World – 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards – TripAdvisor

AmergrisCayeBelizeTripAdvisor ‘s Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2014 are out, and the Best Island in the World is Ambergris Caye, Belize. Find out what the other Top 10 Islands in the World are as awarded by millions of real travelers.

Beach Maniac‘s insight:

#1 Island in the World? Ambergris Caye, Belize!

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Top Beach Destination on the Rise: Ambergris Caye, Belize

TripAdvisor traveler photo.

TripAdvisor traveler photo.

One of the top beach locations on TripAdvisor’s just-released list of Destinations on the Rise is Ambergris Caye in Belize, an accessible, affordable and yet tropically exotic location along the Caribbean Coast south of Mexico. According to TripAdvisor, “Ambergris Caye hovers in a vacation sweet spot: just enough amenities to make it exciting, but not so overdeveloped that you’re tripping over flip-flopped tourists. A mangrove swamp is the eye of this white beach island, the largest in Belize, and golf carts are the main form of transportation along the sandy roads. Reef divers drool over the Belize Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole, a 400-feet deep circle of limestone that teems with angelfish, elkhorn coral, cleaner shrimp and stalactites.” Read more about Ambergris Caye and compare prices on amazing resorts.

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TripAdvisor unveils Travelers’ Choice Islands

Kauai, Hawaii. TripAdvisor traveler photo.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced the winners of its inaugural Travelers’ Choice Islands awards. Based on millions of valuable traveler reviews and opinions on the site, the awards recognize more than 100 islands across the globe, including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S.

“Whether you’re looking for idyllic palm-lined islands, or islands that offer a more cultural experience, you’ll find inspiration in these lists,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.  “From the world famous to the hidden gems, what unifies every award winner is the fantastic feedback from travelers across the globe.”

Top 10 Islands in the U.S.:

  1. San Juan Island, Washington
  2. Kauai, Hawaii
  3. Marco Island, Florida
  4. Anna Maria Island, Florida
  5. Maui, Hawaii
  6. Sanibel Island, Florida
  7. Chincoteague Island, Virginia
  8. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  9. Amelia Island, Florida
  10. Key West, Florida

Top 10 Islands in the World:

  1. Ambergris Caye, Belize
  2. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
  3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  4. San Juan Island, Washington
  5. Santorini, Greece
  6. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  7. Moorea, French Polynesia
  8. Koh Tao, Thailand
  9. Easter Island, Chile
  10. Nosy Be, Madagascar

“We’re delighted that San Juan Island is honored as both the top island in the U.S...

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