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Madeira Nominated for Best Island Destination in the World 2022

Madeira has once again been nominated for the World’s Best Island Destination award in the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards.

Madeira is up against 22 other destinations, including Aitutaki (Cook Islands), Ambergris Cave (Belize), Bali (Indonesia), Barbados, Bora Bora (French Polynesia), Cozumel (Mexico), Crete (Greece), Fiji (Pacific Ocean), Hawaii (USA), Holbox Island (Mexico), Women Island (Mexico), Turks and Caicos Islands (Caribbean), Jamaica (Caribbean), Maldives (Indian Ocean), Mallorca (Spain), Mauritius (Indian Ocean), Saint Lucia (Caribbean), Sardinia (Italy), Seychelles (Indian Ocean), Siargao (Philippines), Sicily (Italy) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

With seven wins already under its belt, Madeira is under pressure to stay on top.  The island won the award in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and 2021.

Voting for the 2022 edition runs until the 29th of October and can be done online at Vote – World Travel Awards (, please select World region. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on the 1st of November in Muscat, Oman.

The World Travel Awards were created in 1993, and are awarded annually to recognise, reward, and celebrate the excellence of all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.

Samantha Gannon

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