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The islands of the Bahamas have 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. This accolade is recognized as a benchmark of excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.

“It is a great honor for The Bahamas to be recognized in two categories by the World Travel Awards which are near and dear to our hearts. These awards show the dedication of Team Tourism,” Hon’ble I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation for the Bahamas. “Travelers seeking luxury and sporting adventures will find plenty to enjoy in the paradise of the Bahamas.”

“Winning these awards is an incredible achievement for 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 Letitia Duncombe, Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation. “Over the years we have also focused on growing our sports tourism sector – from sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and athletic events – we provide a dynamic playground for sports enthusiasts, so we are thrilled to take home the award for the Caribbean’s leading sports tourism destination. . “

The Bahamas, with its 16 large islands and numerous cays spread across 100,000 square miles of crystal-clear ocean, beckons travelers with a vibrant culture that celebrates sun-soaked fun and adventure. Accessible by sea and air, the Bahamas offers accommodations for every budget, complemented by a plethora of experiences. From national parks and marine reserves to shopping, dining, historic sites, art galleries and museums, there is something for everyone to enjoy on land, underwater and above the waves.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find endless possibilities in the Bahamas. Divers and snorkelers can explore the wonders of the Andros Barrier Reef, the world’s third largest, while deep-sea fishing charters, sailing cruises, kiteboarding, parasailing and more await those seeking high-seas excitement. Nature lovers can visit the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera, which showcases more than 300 native plant species and an abundance of birds and medicinal plants, or explore the vast Moriah Harbor K National Park in Exuma, featuring pristine beaches, sand dunes, coral reefs and more are shown. 22,833 acres of natural beauty.

Beyond its natural splendor, The Bahamas leads the way in sustainable tourism throughout the Caribbean, promoting innovative strategies and collaborative efforts to address climate change and promote sustainable development.

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