Monday, March 27, 2017 | 5:54 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice has ranked Jamaica number 12 on the “World’s Best Destinations" list and number one in the Caribbean.
The awards rank Jamaica among destinations such as Bali, London, Paris and Rome.
|Visitors enjoying the Dunn’s River Falls in St Ann. (Photo: UDC)|
A news release from the Jamaica Tourist Board explained that the award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveller booking interest on TripAdvisor.
“Jamaica is honoured to have been recognised as one of the top destinations in the world by the TripAdvisor community, not to mention the number one in the Caribbean,” said Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. “Our hospitality offerings and especially our warm-hearted people, make each vacation unforgettable. We want to thank all of our visitors for choosing Jamaica and we are ready to welcome them back again and again.”
Jamaica has a large variety of accommodations for travellers looking for a memorable trip, including boutique hotels, all-inclusive resorts and expansive villas. Some of Jamaica’s top accommodation offerings on TripAdvisor include Geejam, Hermosa Cove, The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel, and Jamaica Inn.
The island has the most attractions of any other English-speaking Caribbean country including natural wonders such as Dunn’s River Falls and Seven Mile Beach, to thrill-worthy adventures like Mystic Mountain’s bobsledding and zip lining experiences. more