Travel + Leisure announces its 2019 “World’s Best Awards”

LATTE's snapshot of some of the nearly 90 award categories

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US travel publication Travel + Leisure has announced its comprehensive list of the “World’s Best 2019” hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car rentals, tours, safaris and spas.

Winners and place-getters were named across nearly 90 different categories, from regions around the world, to products, islands and international airports.

In the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific region, Travel + Leisure named its best islands and cities, as well as the Top 5 Resort Hotels and City Hotels in Australia and New Zealand and Resort Hotels in the South Pacific.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Among some of the multitude of winners and lists were:

Top 5 Resort Hotels in the South Pacific Top 100 Hotels of the World
1.Turtle Island, Fiji 1. The Leela Palace Udaipur, India
2.Six Senses Fiji 2. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming, USA
3. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia 3. Singita Sabi Sand, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
4. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia 4. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
5. InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia 5. Gibb’s Farm, Karatu, Tanzania
6. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam
7. The Mulia, Bali, Indonesia
Top 5 Australia and New Zealand Resort Hotels 8. Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park Area, Tanzania
1. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand 9. The Bushcamp Company’s Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
2. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia 9. Lapa Rios Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
3. Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand 9. Rosewood Beijing
4. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, Australia 12. Royal Mansour, Marrakesh, Morocco
5. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand 12. Turtle Island, Fiji
14. Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
15. Tierra Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile
Top 5 Australia and New Zealand City Hotels
1. Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia Closer to home:
2. The Langham Sydney, Australia 21. Southern Ocean Lodge
3. The Langham Melbourne, Australia 39. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia
4. Park Hyatt Melbourne, Australia 40. Six Senses Fiji
5. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Australia 45. Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World The Best Islands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
1. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas 1. Fiji Islands
2. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts 2. Mo’orea, French Polynesia
3. Inkaterra Hotels 3. Waiheke Island, New Zealand
4. Tivoli Hotels & Resorts 4. Cook Islands
5. Montage Hotels & Resorts 5. Huahine, French Polynesia
6. Red Carnation Hotel Collection
7. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
8. Sofitel Legend Top 5 Cities in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
9. Raffles Hotels & Resorts 1. Queenstown
10. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts 2. Sydney
3. Melbourne
4. Perth
Top 10 River Cruise Lines 5. Wellington
1. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
2. Tauck River Cruising
3. Crystal River Cruises Top 15 Cities in the World
4. Viking River Cruises 1. Hoi An, Vietnam
5. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours 2. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
6. Grand Circle Cruise Line 3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
7. Emerald Waterways 4. Mexico City
8. Vantage Deluxe World Travel 5. Oaxaca, Mexico
9. U River Cruises 6. Ubud, Indonesia
10. Avalon Waterways 7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Kyoto, Japan
9. Florence, Italy
Top 10 Small Ocean Cruise Ships 10. Udaipur, India
1. Quasar Expeditions 11. Rome, Italy
2. Crystal Cruises 12. Charleston, South Carolina
3. Ecoventura 13. Seville, Spain
4. Grand Circle Cruise Line 14. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
5. Australis Cruise Line 15. Bangkok, Thailand
6. Windstar Cruises
7. Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic
8. SeaDream Yacht Club Top 10 International Airports
9. Silversea Cruises 1. Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore
10. UnCruise Adventures 2. Hamad International Airport, Doha
3. Dubai International Airport
4. Incheon International Airport, Seoul
Top 5 Medium Ocean Cruise Ships 5. Hong Kong International Airport
1. Paul Gauguin Cruises 6. Abu Dhabi International Airport
2. Seabourn 7. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
3. Windstar Cruises 8. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
4. Regent Seven Seas Cruises 9. Kansai International Airport, Osaka
5. Ponant 10. Zurich Airport
Top 10 Large Ocean Cruise Ships Top 10 International Airlines
1. Viking Cruises 1. Singapore Airlines
2. Crystal Cruises 2. Emirates
3. Seabourn 3. Qatar Airways
4. Regent Seven Seas Cruises 4. Japan Airlines
5. Oceania Cruises 5. EVA Air
6. Cunard 6. Air New Zealand
7. Azamara 7. All Nippon Airways
8. Silversea Cruises 8. Korean Air
9. Princess Cruises 9. Cathay Pacific
10. Hurtigruten 10. La Compagnie

View the complete lists here – travelandleisure.com/worlds-best

Lead image: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

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