The Seychelles Islands has been named in the 2023 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards as one of the top “25 Favourite Islands in the World of 2023”, with a reader score of 91.47.
Seychelles competed against other island destinations in the world, namely Zanzibar, Phuket in Thailand, Santorini and the Maldives.
The 2023 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards recognise the greatest travel experiences and destinations, with 98% of its readership planning an upcoming leisure trip and more than 80% planning to visit a new destination.
Island destinations are rated by readers on the following characteristics: natural attractions/beaches, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, value, and as an optional criterion, romantic appeal. For each characteristic, respondents are asked to rate a candidate on a five-point scale of excellence.
Commenting on the honour, the Director for Africa and the Americas for Tourism Seychelles, David Germain, said, “Seychelles has received this award for five consecutive times and achieving the distinction of 25 Favourite Islands in the world once again, will probably set a record, and it is a great honour for Seychelles to be selected once again, recognizing that our archipelago has much to offer in terms of world-class island experiences.”
As a top travel media brand in the world, Travel + Leisure aims to ignite the wanderlust in its readers, from providing information and trip ideas to the logistics of a journey. They cover a vast selection of destinations and experiences, from small towns and big cities, hidden gems, beaches and lakes, mountains and valleys, road trips and cruises, fine-dining experiences and much more.