Known as the ‘Romance Capital of the Caribbean’, the twin-island state was named as the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 20th Anniversary of the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony.

The twin-island state of Antigua & Barbuda was named as the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the World Travel Awards, which is known as the “Oscars” of the travel industry.


“After years of cultivating our Wedding & Honeymoon market it is indeed an honour to be recognised by an organisation like the World Travel Awards as the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,’ especially since the selection is made by members of the travel  trade and consumers” said Honorable John Maginley, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation.  “We are excited to receive this top accolade; however I would like to recognise the hard work and dedication of our hotels, tourism partners and all workers in the hospitality industry, that without their efforts this achievement would not be possible. We intend through continued strategic marketing and improvements to our tourism product, to continually enhance the visitor experience.”

By winning the WTA for the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” it automatically affords Antigua & Barbuda the opportunity to be nominated within the same category at the WTA Global Awards.  This is an accolade that the destination will be striving to coup from its Caribbean competitors.

The tropical landscape and natural beauty of Antigua & Barbuda with its beautiful secluded beaches and coves is the perfect backdrop for romance.  This coupled with the destination’s easy wedding requirements, which allow couples wanting to get married to do so in less than 24 hours, make the destination the perfect paradise for any couple wanting to be wed.

There are no residency requirements to obtain a marriage licence and the paperwork is almost hassle-free.  A couple can literally have a “same-day” destination wedding with numerous options available to accommodate every couple’s needs.

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