Belize’s Las Terrazas Resort Wins Prestigious 2011 World Travel Award and is Named “Belize’s Leading Resort”

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The Ambergis Caye hotel and resort wins the country’s top award, as voted on by more than 213,000 professionals worldwide.

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We are grateful to our colleagues that they have honored us for our hard work and effort in making Las Terrazas Belize’s top resort destination.

Las Terrazas Resort & Residences is pleased to announce that they have been named Belize’s Leading Resort at the 2011 World Travel Awards. More than 5,000 companies, destinations and organizations are nominated for these prestigious annual awards, voted on by more than 213,000 industry professionals worldwide.

“We are so honored to receive this momentous award from our peers,” says Shabir Walji, Managing Director of Las Terrazas Resort. “We are grateful to our colleagues that they have honored us for our hard work and effort in making Las Terrazas Belize’s top resort destination.”

The World Travel Awards were started in 1994 to encourage the international travel and tourism community to embrace the pursuit of excellence in everything it does – from customer relations to creativity, product innovation and business acumen. The awards and judging are strictly controlled to ensure total fairness.

An awards ceremony took place October 19 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where World Travel Awards founder Graham E. Cooke told guests “Travel and tourism in both South and Central America is providing a vital engine for growth, with the ability to generate jobs and growth despite this being one of the most challenging periods in global financial history.”

Belize, the only English speaking country in Central America, has quickly become one of the premiere tropical vacation destinations for North American vacationers. Each year, tens of thousands of vacationers head south to the popular island of Ambergris Caye in Belize to scuba dive, honeymoon, hike, or just get away for a little while. The nation's warm water oceans, tropical inland forests and ancient Mayan ruins are enough to keep even the most adventurous travelers occupied.

Las Terrazas Resort in Belize prides itself on its alluring combination of luxurious oceanside accommodations and natural tropical adventure. Located on the beaches of the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize, Las Terrazas has its own onsite PADI certified dive shop and dive team. Having a luxury resort less than a mile from the northern hemisphere's largest underwater barrier reef, some of the best scuba diving in the world, and an underwater explosion of color including almost 400 species of fish and coral could make most resorts comfortably rest on this advantage alone. However, Las Terrazas continues to strive to improve and offers its guests opportunities to take excursions to ancient Mayan ruins and provides its guests complimentary use of on-site kayaks and Hobie cats. Vacationing at Las Terrazas truly is a “natural way of life,” says Walji.

Since spring of 2008, when Las Terrazas first wowed guests with its modern designs, clean architectural lines, and beautiful signature infinity pool, guests have been giving rave reviews to the newest of the Belize resorts on the island of Ambergris Caye. Guests to Las Terrazas continue to enjoy luxurious yet laid-back island living with town home style suites of one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. These vacation suites have been fully furnished and handsomely appointed with Egyptian linens, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, flat-panel televisions and everything necessary for guests to enjoy their tropical vacation in style.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the luxury Belize hotel’s website at http://www.lasterrazasresort.com or call toll free at 1-800-447-1553.

About Las Terrazas Resort
Las Terrazas, a five-star luxury Belize resort and residential development on the island of Ambergris Caye features 38 magnificent one-, two- and three-bedroom townhomes. The units include balconies, some with private plunge pools, as well as exquisite furniture handcrafted from Belizean wood, spacious kitchens with granite countertops and Kitchen Aid appliances, large plasma TV’s in each living room and master bedroom, telephones, DVD players, i-pod docking stations, surround sound and high speed internet access. Las Terrazas is located on the largest private beachfront on the island, has a 70’ infinity lap pool, fitness center and the Serenity Spa and Wellness Center. On site Concierge is able to assist with an array of island and mainland excursions including dive and snorkel trips with White Sands Dive Shop; a PADI 5-star facility. Las Terrazas Resort is a member of Preferred Boutique and the only member of Preferred Hotel Group in Belize. The resort is also a member of Sustainable Travel International.

About World Travel Awards
World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 18th anniversary, the awards is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could ever hope to receive. Votes are cast by 213,000 travel professionals which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe. Votes are cast globally by industry professionals in over 1,000 different categories. Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators and destinations, WTA events are universally respected as providing established, top level networking opportunities, regionally and globally. For more information, visit http://www.worldtravelawards.com.

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