The Bahamas Wins Two Awards on International Stage with World Travel Awards

Recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination and Leading Sports Tourism Destination.

The Islands of The Bahamas has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination 2024 and the Caribbean’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination 2024 by the prestigious World Travel Awards. The esteemed awards are the hallmark of excellence across the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.

“It is quite an honor for The Bahamas to be recognized by the World Travel Awards in two categories that are near and dear to our hearts. These awards demonstrate the dedication of Team Tourism,” said the Honorable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation for The Bahamas. “Travelers seeking luxury and sports adventures will find plenty to enjoy in the paradise of The Bahamas.”

“It reflects our ongoing efforts to promote sustainable tourism while providing unforgettable experiences. From our pristine beaches to our state-of-the-art sports facilities, we strive to exceed the expectations of our visitors. This recognition motivates us to continue on our path of excellence” said Latia Duncombe, Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. “Over the years we have also focused on growing our sports tourism sector – from sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and athletic events – we offer a dynamic playground for sports enthusiasts, so we are thrilled to take home the award for the Caribbean’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination.”

With 16 major islands and hundreds more islands and cays spread across 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest ocean, The Bahamas is a jewel for travelers with an inviting culture that embraces fun and adventure in the sun. Along with its ease of access via sea, air, and accommodations to suit every travel budget, The Bahamas offers countless experiences for travelers including national parks, marine parks, shopping and dining, historical sites, art galleries, museums, and a myriad of activities to engage on land, as well as above and beneath the waves.

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With its vast offerings in outdoor adventures, the possibilities of The Bahamas are endless. Divers and snorkelers will thrill to the underwater wonders of Andros Barrier Reef, the third-largest barrier reef in the world. Other possibilities include deep sea fishing charters, barefoot sailing cruises, kiteboarding and parasailing, and more. The destination is also home to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on the island of Eleuthera, showcasing more than 300 species of native plants, 70 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants, plus trails leading through 20 acres of natural beauty, as well as Moriah Harbour Cay National Park in Exuma, which has 22,833 acres of pristine beaches, sand dunes, blue holes, coral reefs, and more.

If all of that were not enough, The Bahamas is also a leader in sustainable tourism in the Caribbean, employing innovative strategies and collaborative efforts to address climate change and promote sustainable development.

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About The Bahamas

The Bahamas has over 700 islands and cays, as well as 16 unique island destinations. Located only 50 miles off the coast of Florida, it offers a quick and easy way for travelers to escape their everyday. The island nation also boasts world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular beaches for families, couples and adventurers to explore. See why It’s Better in The Bahamas at or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

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Linda Hohnholz