SANDALS Hotels HONOURED AT ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL
SANDALS Hotels HONOURED AT ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honoured with 15 awards at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards 2016 Caribbean and North America Gala Ceremony held on September 17th, at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica.
The Luxury Included resort company received, once again, the notable recognition of the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand - earning this title for 23 consecutive years.
Sandals Resorts International’s philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, was also recognized when it received the special honour of “Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility Projects” for its commitment to making a positive impact in the region through education, environment and community.
“We are delighted to once again be honoured by the prestigious World Travel Awards,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts International.
“We continue to invest in our product so that each year we can be proud to say we are the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand. Our number one priority remains to provide the best possible Luxury Included experiences for our customers, and we look forward to continuing to do so.”
With a total of 15 trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company’s top prizes included:
Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility Projects - The Sandals Foundation
Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand - Sandals Resorts International
Caribbean’s Leading Resort - Sandals Barbados
Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort - Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort
Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort - Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Caribbean’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort - Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort - Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Bahamas’ Leading Spa Resort - Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
Grenada’s Leading Resort - Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa
Jamaica’s Leading Resort - Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa
Jamaica's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort - Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
St Lucia’s Leading Resort - Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
St Lucia’s Leading Spa Resort - Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
St Lucia’s Best Resort Spa - Red Lane Spa at Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
Barbados’ Best Resort Spa - Sandals Barbados
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Grenada is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. The islands are of volcanic origin with extremely rich soil. Grenada's interior is very mountainous with Mount St. Catherine being the highest at 840 m (2,760 ft). Several small rivers with beautiful waterfalls flow into the sea from these mountains. It is also known as "Island of Spice" because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which it is one of the world's largest exporters.
Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 21 miles in length and as much as 14 miles in width, amounting to 166 square miles. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 62 miles east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea therein, it is about 104 miles east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 250 miles north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbadian traditions range from afternoon tea and cricket (the national sport) to pursuits such as scuba diving at Dottins Reef and golfing on designer oceanside courses.
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola. It is best known for its lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in the vibrant city, Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica's climate is tropical, supporting diverse ecosystems with a wealth of plants and animals. Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Named Santiago, it remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered the island and renamed it Jamaica. Under British rule, Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves imported from Africa, followed later by Chinese and Indian indentured labour.