News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 20, 2023: A single Caribbean country has made the 2023 TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice ‘Best of the Best’ list of the world’s most popular destinations.
The Dominican Republic took the honors, coming in at 9th. According to TripAdvisor, “The DR delights visitors with its mix of white-sand beaches and ‘gingerbread’ Victorian architecture.”
“Nine hundred miles of Caribbean coastline make the Hispaniola Island country a beach-lover’s paradise. Day-trip to Puerto Plata and ride the cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres, or groove to the steel drum beats of Cabarete nightlife. The breezy palms and sparkling waters of Punta Cana make it a true tropical paradise,” the review added.
The title of number one destination globally went to Dubai followed by Bali, London and Rome at fourth.
In the fifth spot was Paris, followed by Cancun, Crete and Marrakesh, Morroco at eighth. Istanbul, Turkey rounded out the Top 10.
The news on the DR comes as the Caribbean country is making a strong post-pandemic recovery by welcoming a record number of tourists. In fact, December 2022 was the nation’s busiest month ever, with over 750,000 visitors and hotels reaching 76% occupancy. Despite a recent travel warning, the trend is set to continue into 2023, with more tourists than ever visiting the Dominican Republic.
While the Dominican Republic continues to grow in popularity, it has become one of Americans’ favorite places to visit. In fact, Americans make up the largest group of tourists to the country, with the majority flying into Punta Cana Airport.