ANGUILLA--For the third year in a row Anguilla has been ranked the number one island in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas in the 2019 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards as rated by its readers. Anguilla also gained the number six position in the Top 15 Best Islands in the World list.

  “We are extremely pleased and proud to once again receive this prestigious Award, a wonderful endorsement of our exceptional tourism product,” said Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary in Anguilla’s Ministry of Tourism. “The credit for this award goes beyond our tourism stakeholders to all the people of Anguilla, and our longstanding tradition of warm hospitality that brings our visitors back, year after year.”

  Anguilla Tourist Board chair Donna Banks said, “We are thrilled that Anguilla has been voted the number one Island in the Caribbean for the third year in a row, and the number six Island in the World, by this discerning group of experienced global travellers. Over the past two years we have restructured the Anguilla Tourist Board, bringing new talent into the organisation, strengthening our marketing department and expanding our outreach to stakeholders. We are greatly encouraged by this Award, which validates our change in strategy and direction.” 

  Three Anguilla resorts are featured in the Top 25 Caribbean Resort Hotels category: Frangipani Beach Resort ranked number 2; Malliouhana, Auberge Resort Collection ranked number 14; and Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa ranked number 24. The Frangipani Beach Resort is once again the only property featured in the Top Hotels Overall, ranked number 46.

  Starting in December 2018, Anguilla has achieved record-breaking tourist arrivals every month through May 2019, the latest month for which visitor arrivals are available. With brand new and newly renovated resorts, a host of new attractions, and a new campaign “Beyond Extraordinary” that focuses on the Anguilla experience, the island’s tourism industry is on track to realise its best year ever in terms of both arrivals and revenues.

    A special reception to celebrate the winners will be held at the new Times Square EDITION in New York City, on July 16. Connor will be in attendance.

  The World’s Best Awards appear in the August 2019 issue of Travel + Leisure, on sale July 19 and online at 

https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best .