St. Kitts and Nevis fourth among 16 Best Islands in the World

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) – Another accolade for the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

USA News and World Report has ranked St. Kitts and Nevis in fourth place among the 16 Best Islands in the World and the only Caribbean nation in the top five. Six of the 16 are in the Caribbean.

No.1 is Santorini; 2. Bora Bora; 3. Maldives; 4. St. Kitts and Nevis; 5. Fiji; 6. Maui; 7. Cayman Islands; 8. St. Maarten – St. Martin; 9. Seychelles; 10. Bali; 11. Mykonos; 12. Kauai; 13. Anguiila; 14. Galapagos; 15. United States Virgin Islands and 16. Dominica.

St. Kitts and Nevis is also ranked #2 in the Best Places to visit in the Caribbean; #5 in Best Affordable Caribbean Destination and #7 in Best Caribbean Honeymoon.

Out of 21 Caribbean countries, the overall visit ranking for St. Kitts is #2 in 2012.

St. Kitts is #5 for likeliness of coming back to the island. In the category of Visit Met Expectations, St. Kitts placed 2nd.

The Taxi’s and the Local Transportation is 2nd among the 21 Caribbean destinations.

Last year, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC. It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list to visit in 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today.

In 2011, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.

An international survey carried out by the United States company, Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) based on feedback from visitors about their experience to the 21 cruise destinations, found St. Kitts improved its ranking in the overall visit, meeting expectations, taxi/local transportation, historic sites and museums and tour satisfaction categories.

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