“Gorgeous beaches are a given – but there’s, even more, to discover on these isles, voted World’s Best by T+L readers.” – Travelandleisure.com

Each year, readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine are asked about their global travel experiences. Their testimonies are then utilized in order to create annual “World’s Best Awards.” Among these awards is a list of “The Top 15 Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas”.

When ranking each of these islands, it goes without saying that beauty would play a role. However, other various factors, including but not limited to the food, the attractions, and the friendliness of the islands, are also taken into consideration.

This year, Jost Van Dyke earned its spot among the top 3 islands, with a score of 84.89 (the highest score of the list being 87.43). Both St. John and Virgin Gorda also made their way onto this list, meaning that the British Virgin Islands were represented thrice altogether.

In addition to our beloved BVI earning 3 of the 15 slots, 9 of the 15 islands on this list were severely damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria last Fall. Jost Van Dyke was but one of these 9 islands. Earning a spot on this list, alone, is an honor that speaks highly of the beaches, activities, and sites that can be found at each location. However, being recognized for one’s beauty, culture, and energy, while also healing from destruction, speaks volumes regarding the community and perseverance that these islands have to offer.

Read the full article here: https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/islands-in-caribbean