The World’s best and, who knows, maybe Europe’s as well!

Madeira wants to unite the Europe's Best Island Destination with the World's Best Island Destination title.

Having been grated the title of the World’s Best Island Destination in 2015, Madeira now looks to recover the title of Europe’s Best Island Destination, which it had won in the years 2013 and 2014.

Madeira’s fellow contestants include the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Crete, Guernsey and Jersey. Another group of Portuguese islands is also part of the fight, the Azores, obviously!

The island’s representatives in the 23rd edition of the European World Travel Awards comprise six hotels, including the Pestana Porto Santo, once again running for the award for Best European Resort in the all-included category.

The Best European Design Hotel of the last three years is back in the run. The Vine Hotel is additionally nominated for Europe’s Best Hotel & Spa Resort.

Running for three awards, the king of nominees is the Choupana Hills Resorts & Spa: Europe’s Best Boutique Hotel, along with Quinta da Bela Vista, Europe’s Best Boutique Resort and Europe’s Best Island Resort, together with Belmond Reid’s Palace.

In its struggle to attain the title of Europe’s Best Luxury Hotel, the Pestana Carlton will have to face off against, among others, the also Portuguese Vita Vita Parc.

The poll’s results will be released to the public on the 27th of August in the World Travel Awards gala to be held in the Turkish city of Antalya at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa.

Those wishing to participate in the voting for the awards widely known as the tourism world’s Oscars may do so by accessing the event’s official website until the 17th of July.

You can also have a look at the list of nominees for awards in Portugal.