The votes are in and Bermuda comes out on top as Condé Nast Traveler magazine awarded its Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic” to Bermuda. Legendary morning show host Regis Philbin presented the award to Bermuda’s Director of Tourism William Griffith during the high-profile event. Some 250 guests joined the festivities held on Tuesday evening, October 12. In addition, The Reefs Bermuda was named number one resort in the Atlantic Ocean category.
“We are honored that Bermuda was selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers as the number one travel destination,” said Griffith. “It is a privilege to be ranked so favorably with travelers and is a testament to the commitment of service that Bermuda provides to travelers every season.”
Congratulating Bermuda, Philbin warmly spoke about the destination’s win on his top-ranked morning show, "Regis & Kelly," today, Wednesday, October 13, showing a picture of himself and Griffith at the ceremony. He even joked about the “size 36” Bermuda shorts given to him as a token of appreciation. Philbin was in top celebrity company with other hosts such as Liev Schreiber, Angie Harmon, Al Roker, Jesse Palmer, Stacey London and Cynthia Nixon.
Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. Bermuda’s accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience. The island includes more than 150 restaurants to fit any traveler’s budget, from simple and inexpensive to elegant and special dining. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options all year round, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, championship golf, horseback riding, world-renowned deep sea fishing and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day's end.
Perched on limestone cliffs overlooking its own secluded pink sand beach, The Reefs Hotel & Club has been welcoming guests with the island’s famed hospitality since 1947. From romance to family gatherings, the intimate atmosphere and all ocean view accommodations at The Reefs creates a memorable vacation.