Fort San Felipe del Morro, Puerto Rico

Condé Nast Traveler, the prestigious travel industry magazine, announced on Tuesday the results of its annual Reader’s Choice Awards, and Puerto Rico was recognized as the #1 Caribbean Island on the list of “Top 5 Islands in the Caribbean & the Atlantic” for 2019.

“Puerto Rico’s tourism continues to thrive in full force with revenue and passenger arrivals at an all-time high. The impact we’re seeing on the local economy is what is the most rewarding as we celebrate this distinction of being named the #1 Island in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico.

“Recognitions like this one elevate Puerto Rico as a premier global destination and get us one step closer to doubling the visitor’s economy,” he added.

In addition to snatching the top Caribbean spot, seven of Puerto Rico’s hoteliers were recognized on three additional categories: Best Resorts in the World, Top 50 Resorts in the Caribbean Islands, and Top 15 Hotels in the Caribbean and Central America Some of these recognitions are for Hotel El Convento, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, El San Juan Hotel, La Concha Resort, among others.

Complete list of recognitions:

Top 5 Islands in the Caribbean & the Atlantic

• #1 Puerto Rico

Best Resorts in the World

• #14 Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Top 50 Resorts in The Caribbean Islands: Readers' Choice Awards 2019

• #1 Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

• #32 La Concha Resort

• #50 St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

Top 15 Hotels in the Caribbean and Central America: Readers' Choice Awards 2019

• #4 Hotel El Convento

• #9 Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

• #11 Serafina Beach Hotel

• #14 El San Juan, a Curio Collection by Hilton

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel." 

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