Today, Trip Advisor released its list of winners for the 2015 Travelers' Choice Award.

On this year's list, there are about 32 Belizean hotels and resorts which have been chosen by guests who left with a very good impression.

Of course, this kind positive publicity is always welcomed by the Belize Tourism Board, and today, the Acting Director of Public Relations and Marketing told us that a prestigious award such as this helps the overall tourism product of the country:

Karen Pike, Acting Director of Marketing and Industry Relations
"The BTB would like to congratulate our hotels who have won the awards on the Trip Advisors 2015 Travelers Choice Awards. We have properties that have ranked in the top 25 small hotels in Central America. Top 25 hotels for romance in Central America, as well as top 25 hotels for service in Central America, amongst other categories. We are pleased that they have been recognized because we realize that it's so hard for them, its hard work to be ranked and to the ranked in the world as well as the region."

"I believe that Trip Advisor has their listing of hotels that they get ranked by their travelers and then they use this information to compile statistics to then develop rankings."

Reporter
"What does this mean for Belize?"

Karen Pike, Acting Director of Marketing and Industry Relations
"What this means is that we can increase our visitor arrival figures which we had record figures for last year and so we are hoping that with awards such as these and recognition that other travelers will hear of our hotels and the make plans to come to Belize and increase our numbers even further."

There are multiple categories that these 32 or so hotels have been honored in, and a list will be posted on our website.

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* San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, remains strong on the list of the Top 10 Hotels in Belize with Victoria House toping the list and the #1 Island in the World holding strong to seven spots on the list.

* Five Belize hotels were listed amongst the 25 Top Hotels in Central America (four of which were from Ambergris Caye. * The Phoenix Resort in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye placed #1 on the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Central America and #2 in the same category of World Hotels.

* Both Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort from Placencia and The Phoenix Resort in Ambergris Caye placed high on the lists of Top 25 Small Hotels in all three list of the World, Central America and Belize.

* Small Hotel Coco Plum Island Resort in Dangriga, Stann Creek District, topped the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in Belize and ranked #5 in the Top 25 in Central America in the same category.

* Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort of Hopkins, Stann Creek killed the competition on the Top Hotels for Service in the World, Central America and Belize lists.

One thing that’s for sure is that Belize is a favorite vacation spot for travelers around the world. TripAdvisor even created Top 10 Lists in various categories within Belize this year. Last year Belize Hotels were just ranked amongst hotels in Central America and the World.

Acting Director of Marketing and Public Relations of the Belize Tourism Board, Karen Pike, commented, “We’re very pleased with the results of the 2015 Traveller’s Choice Awards. We know how hard the hoteliers work to maintain and improve their standards and it doesn’t go unnoticed. When visitors come to Belize, they get an experience like no other and a lot of that is because of the hotels, resorts, B&Bs and Inns where they are staying.”

The following are the different categories of awards and Belizean resorts that made the top 25 in each category. Congratulations to ALL!!! (Click Here to View all the lists on TripAdvisor)

Top 10 Hotels in Belize
#1 Victoria House (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#2 Coco Beach Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#3 Grand Caribe Belize Resort and Condominiums (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#4 Las Terrazas Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#5 Belize Ocean Club (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#6 Ramon’s Village Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#7 Villas at Banyan Bay (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#8 Hopkins Bay Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#9 Robert’s Grove Beach Resort (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#10 Captain Morgan’s Retreat (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)

Top 25 Hotels in Central America
#8 Victoria House (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#14 Coco Beach Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#15 Grand Caribe Belize Resort and Condominiums (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#22 Las Terrazas Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#23 Belize Ocean Club (Placencia, Stann Creek)

Top 25 Small Hotels – World
#5 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#11 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)

Top 25 Small Hotels – Central America
#1 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#2 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#7 Chabil Mar (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#8 Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#9 Xanadu Island Resort Belize (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#11 Pelican Reef Villas Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#13 Sleeping Giant Lodge (Belmopan, Cayo)
#15 Coco Plum Island Resort (Dangriga, Stann Creek)
#19 Belcampo Lodge, (Punta Gorda, Toledo)
#22 Villa Verano (Hopkins, Stann Creek)

Top 10 Small Hotels – Belize
#1 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#2 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Belize)
#3 Chabil Mar (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#4 Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#5 Xanadu Island Resort Belize (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#6 Pelican Reef Villas Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#7 Sleeping Giant Lodge (Belmopan, Cayo)
#8 Coco Plum Island Resort (Dangriga, Stann Creek)
#9 Belcampo Lodge, (Punta Gorda, Toledo)
#10 Villa Verano (Hopkins, Stann Creek)

Top 10 B&B’s and Inns – Central America
#2 The Inn at Twin Palms (Belmopan, Cayo)
#9 Vanilla Hills Lodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#15 A Belizean Nirvana (Placencia, Stann Creek)

Top 10 B&B’s and Inns – Belize
#1 The Inn at Twin Palms (Belmopan, Cayo)
#2 Vanilla Hills Lodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#3 A Belizean Nirvana (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#4 Martz Farm Tree Houses and Cabañas Ltd. (Cayo)
#5 Hickatee Cottages (Punta Gorda, Stann Creek)
#6 Belize Jungle Dome (Belmopan, Cayo)
#7 The Lodge at Big Falls (Punta Gorda, Toledo)
#8 OASI (Caye Caulker)
#9 The Farm Inn (Punta Gorda, Stann Creek)
#10 Coral House Inn (Punta Gorda, Stann Creek)

Top 25 Bargain Hotels – Central America
#3 Amber Sunset Jungle Resort (Cayo)
#12 Black Rock Lodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#16 Colinda Cabañas (Caye Caulker)
#17 Hol Chan Reef Resort Villas (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#18 Caye Casa (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#19 Clarissa Falls Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)

Top 10 Bargain Hotels – Belize
#1 Amber Sunset Jungle Resort (Cayo)
#2 Black Rock Lodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#3 Colinda Cabañas (Caye Caulker)
#4 Hol Chan Reef Resort Villas (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#5 Caye Casa (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#6 Clarissa Falls Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#7 Hopkins Inn (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#8 Paradise Vacation Hotel (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#9 Almond Tree Hotel Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#10 Copa Banana (Belize)

Top 25 Luxury Hotels – World
#2 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)

Top 10 Luxury Hotels – Central America
#1 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)

Top 25 Hotels for Families – Central America
#10 Villa Verano (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#16 Grand Colony Island Villas (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)

Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Central America
#5 Coco Plum Island Resort (Dangriga, Stann Creek)
#6 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#10 Colinda Cabañas (Caye Caulker)
#14 Matachica Beach Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#16 Black Rock Rodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#18 White Sands Cove Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#19 Chabil Mar (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#22 Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#23 Xanadu Island Resort Belize (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#24 Sleeping Giant Lodge (Belmopan, Cayo)

Top 10 Hotels for Romance – Belize
#1 Coco Plum Island Resort (Dangriga, Stann Creek)
#2 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Stann Creek)
#3 Colinda Cabañas (Caye Caulker)
#4 Matachica Beach Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#5 Black Rock Rodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#6 White Sands Cove Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#7 Chabil Mar (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#8 Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#9 Xanadu Island Resort Belize (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#10 Sleeping Giant Lodge (Belmopan, Cayo)

Top 25 Hotels for Service – World
#5 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Belize)
#23 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)

Top 25 Hotels for Service – Central America
#1 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Belize)
#2 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#7 Xanadu Island Resort Belize (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#8 Chabil Mar (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#10 Black Rock Rodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#13 Coco Plum Island Resort (Dangriga, Stann Creek)
#14 Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#16 Sleeping Giant Lodge (Belmopan, Cayo)
#18 Pelican Reef Villas Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#24 Table Rock Jungle Lodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)

Top 10 Hotels for Service – Belize
#1 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins, Belize)
#2 The Phoenix Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#3 Xanadu Island Resort Belize (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#4 Chabil Mar (Placencia, Stann Creek)
#5 Black Rock Rodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#6 Coco Plum Island Resort (Dangriga, Stann Creek)
#7 Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio, Cayo)
#8 Sleeping Giant Lodge (Belmopan, Cayo)
#9 Pelican Reef Villas Resort (San Pedro, Ambergris Caye)
#10 Table Rock Jungle Lodge (San Ignacio, Cayo)