The 2017 World’s Best Awards

Coron, Busuanga island, Palawan province, Philippines
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It’s a big world out there — so many destinations to visit, so many ways to get there, so many places to stay. How to choose?

Answering that question is the aim of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, the annual survey where we invite you, our trusted, globetrotting readers, to rate your recent trips to identify the leaders shaping travel today.

This is the 22nd edition of World’s Best, with more than 300,000 respondents submitting ratings in categories ranging from cities and hotels to airlines, cruise ships, and destination spas.

Readers shared their opinions on various characteristics. When it came to cities, for example, they could rate characteristics like sites/landmarks, food, shopping, and the friendliness of locals. And when it came time to domestic and international airports, they were asked to rate access, check-in/security, restaurants/bars, shopping, and design.

As always, the results surprise, delight, and inspire. (For more details about how the survey was conducted, check out our methodology.)

Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate, and congratulations to all the 2017 winners, who are listed below.




Top 15 Hotel Brands
100 Best Hotels in the World

United States

Caribbean, Bermuda and The Bahamas


Africa and the Middle East



Top 10 City Hotels in Canada
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada

Mexico, Central and South America


Cruise Lines

Destination Spas

Top 10 Domestic Destination Spas
Top 10 International Destination Spas

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