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TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 wins Bluff House TripAdvisor’s “Hall of Fame” Award!

Bluff House recognized as a Top Performing Resort as reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site for five consecutive years.

Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas – BLUFF HOUSE BEACH RESORT & MARINA

Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina has been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame” award The‘Certificate of Excellence’ accolade is awarded only to companies that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, which is the largest travel site in the world. The additional “Hall of Fame” designation is given to establishments awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for five consecutive years, demonstrating they have delivered outstanding customer service over a long period of time.

“Receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which is based on customer reviews five years in a row and now being inducted into their ‘Hall of Fame’ is an outstanding tribute to our staff” said General Manager, Molly McIntosh. They bring their smiles to work and are determined to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional hospitality everyday, They should be proud. And, there is no greater compliment than being genuinely recognized by our guests in such a positive light. To our patrons, thank you for taking the time to leave your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. This honor is a exceptional vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat. TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame’,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement in hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that take into account the quality, quantity and recent reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina
Bluff House has been described as the “most special piece of property in Abaco.” Perched on the highest point of Green Turtle Cay, this 12 acre, tropical, Bahamian paradise stretches from White Sound to the Sea of Abaco, complete with its own private, white-sand beach. The management is dedicated to retaining the old charm and first class service that, over the years, guests have come to expect from Bluff House. 

Green Turtle Cay Named “Best Caribbean Island for Romance” by the 2019 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the Caribbean!

Bahamas island named Best Caribbean Island for Romance
There’s a reason so many couples look to the azure waters, balmy breezes and luxurious accommodations of the Caribbean to dial up the romance. There’s something seriously sexy about a toes-in-the-sand tropical escape with a special someone, and we want to know your favorite destination to set the mood.

#1 – GREEN TURTLE CAY – Bahamas
Green Turtle Cay gets its name from the many sea turtles that inhabit its waters. Couples visiting this long and narrow island enjoy New England-style architecture, outstanding beaches and a charming village complete with picket fences, all accessible by golf cart or bicycle.

The top 10 winners in the Best Caribbean Island for Romance category are as follows:
1. Green Turtle Cay – Bahamas
2. Grenada
3. St. Martin / Sint Maarten
4. Saint Lucia
5. Anguilla
6. Antigua
7. Aruba
8. Grand Turk
9. Cat Island – Bahamas
10. Elbow Cay – Bahamas
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Melanie Reffes and Chelle Koster Walton (10Best Local Expert) were chosen for their knowledge of the Caribbean.

Congratulations to all these winning destinations!

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The Islands Of The Bahamas Wins Big In USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The Bahamas Was Recognized With 18 Awards across Nine Categories, Winning Overall Best Caribbean Beach, Best Caribbean Island for Romance and Best Caribbean Restaurant

NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Islands of The Bahamas was recognized with 18 awards across nine categories in this year’s USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the Caribbean. The Bahamas claimed three number one spots for Best Caribbean Beach (Gold Rock Beach in Freeport), Best Caribbean Island for Romance (Green Turtle Cay in The Abacos) and Best Caribbean Restaurant (Graycliff in Nassau).

Among many winning features, The Bahamas was celebrated across categories for its white and pink sand beaches, translucent waters, authentic culture, delicious cuisines and distinct attractions.

“We are thrilled to have several of our islands and cays from Freeport to the Family Islands recognized by USA Today’s 10Best Awards,” said Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s Director General, Joy Jibrilu. “These awards highlight the natural beauty and authentic experiences that travelers can expect when they visit The Bahamas, whether diving, enjoying our pristine beaches or taking a romantic getaway.”

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the world’s best in food, lodging, destinations, travel gear, things to do and more. Nominees are selected by USA Today and editors and winners are determined by popular vote.

The Bahamian destinations, establishments and attractions that rank in the top ten are as follows:

The Best Caribbean Beach category highlights the world’s most spectacular stretches of sand on the islands of the Caribbean.
1. Gold Rock Beach (Freeport)
3. Stocking Island Beach (The Exumas)
9. Tahiti Beach (The Abacos)

The Best Caribbean Island for Romance category highlights the best of the Caribbean’s romantic getaways.
1. Green Turtle Cay (The Abacos) 🐢 🌴 ☀️ 🇧🇸
9. Cat Island (Cat Island)
10. Elbow Cay (The Abacos)

The Best Caribbean Restaurant category highlights culinary gems ranging from fine dining to beachside seafood shacks serving up dishes to make the most discerning foodie swoon.
1. Graycliff Restaurant (Nassau)
6. Sapodilla (Nassau)

The Best Caribbean Beach Bar category highlights the best places for travelers to sip a tropical cocktail while digging their toes in the sand.
2. Staniel Cay Yacht Club (The Exumas)
4. Pete’s Pub & Gallery (The Abacos)
7. Chat ‘N’ Chill (The Exumas)
8. Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill (The Abacos)
10. Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience (Freeport)

The Best Caribbean Resort category highlights the region’s leading tropical escapes offering powder soft sands, crystal clear waters, sumptuous accommodations and exquisite service.
3. Grand Isle Resort & Spa (The Exumas)

The Best Caribbean Attraction category highlights the things to see and do beyond the beach, from waterfalls and caves to ziplines and historic plantations.
4. Clifton Heritage National Park (Nassau)

The Best Caribbean Golf Course category highlights the best courses on which to tee off in the tropical sun.
4. The Abaco Club (The Abacos)

The Best Caribbean Dive Site category highlights the leading scuba diving destinations on the planet, from wreck dives to plummeting walls.
6. The Andros Wall (Andros)

The Best Caribbean Rum category highlights the Caribbean rum producers who have spent centuries perfecting the process of distillation, aging and blending the spirit.
7. John Watling’s Distillery (Nassau)

A panel of experts including Travel Journalist Melanie Reffes and Local Caribbean Expert Chelle Walton, as well as the 10Best editors, select the initial 20 nominees for every category. Popular vote by readers then determines the top 10 winners.

With over 700 islands and cays, and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas lies just 55 miles off the coast of Floridaoffering an easy flyaway escape that transports travelers away from their everyday. Explore all the islands have to offer at or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram to see why It’s Better in The Bahamas.

Caribbean Journal Chooses Abaco As One Of “The 19 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2019”

Abaco Island hopping. Out-of-this-world beaches. Deep sea fishing. Golf. Boating. The island chain of Abaco might be the most complete destination in The Bahamas, and it’s one of the best-kept secrets in hemisphere — from historic towns to charming little island hotels to some of the most legendary bars in the Caribbean. It’s a Caribbean destination for people who are in love with the Caribbean. In other words – it’s just about perfect — and it’s time to discover it.