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TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012 – Results

January 23, 2012

Mouille Point, Cape Town

Mouille Point, Cape Town

Cape Town is the best destination in the world; The Phoenix Resort in Belize is the best hotel; and the United States is home to seven of the top 25 beaches in the world. That’s according to travel review site TripAdvisor, which has released the results of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards, based on millions of user reviews.

Cape Town beat Sydney into second place in the destinations category. Machu Picchu came in third, Paris in fourth and Rio de Janeiro in fifth. Providenciales was acclaimed as the world’s best beach, with TripAdvisor saying, “A bountiful barrier reef makes the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales a hot spot for families, snorkelers and divers.”

The awards named the top 25 places in various categories including Best Family Vacations and Best Food and Wine Destinations, as well as various subcategories of hotels: Trendiest Hotels, Best Bargain Hotels and Best Luxury Hotels, among others.

World’s Best Destinations

  1. Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Machu Picchu, Peru
  4. Paris, France
  5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  6. New York City, United States
  7. Rome, Italy
  8. London, England
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Hong Kong, China
  11. Kyoto, Japan
  12. Queenstown, New Zealand
  13. Jerusalem, Israel
  14. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  15. Prague, Czech Republic

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World’s Best Hotels

  1. The Phoenix Resort, San Pedro, Belize
  2. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
  3. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Hopkins, Belize
  4. Riad Kniza, Marrakech, Morocco
  5. Derwent House Boutique Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  6. Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland
  7. Palais Amani, Fes, Morocco
  8. LockLein County House, Killarney, Ireland
  9. Tambo del Inka, Urubamba, Peru
  10. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic
  11. Elysian Hotel Chicago, Chicago, United States
  12. Wellness Hotel Casa Barca, Malcesine, Italy
  13. Strandhill Lodge and Suites Hotel, Strandhill, Ireland
  14. Alchymist Residence Nosticova, Prague, Czech Republic
  15. Charterouse Hotel, Torquay, England

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World’s Best Beaches

  1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  2. Boracay, Philippines
  3. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
  4. Negril, Jamaica
  5. Tulum, Mexico
  6. Myrtle Beach, United States
  7. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
  8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  9. Cape May, United States
  10. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  11. Maldives
  12. Panama City Beach, United States
  13. Miami Beach, United States
  14. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  15. Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Click here for the full 25

[Source: CNN]

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